Toronto Top Ten
1. Hockey Hall of Fame and Toronto Path system: The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in the Toronto Path system (around 18 miles) which is completely underground. At the Hockey Hall of Fame, you can see and take pictures with the original Stanley Cup, shoot pucks at a video goalie, walk through a re-created locker room, and watch some of hockey’s greatest moments in the Broadcast Zone. You should also definitely take some time to explore the Path system after you leave the Hall of Fame. I would recommend getting a map because it is really easy to get lost.
2. The CN Tower: It is Toronto’s landmark building and was the tallest building (1,815 ft) in the world until 2010. Instead of going to visit in the morning, wait until early evening so that you can watch the sunset from the SkyPod.
3. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Opened in 2013 and housing over 16,000 marine animals in fresh and saltwater tanks. Purchase tickets online in advance of your visit to avoid the long lines at the aquarium.
4. Niagara Falls: About 2 hour drive south of Toronto is Niagara Falls. You can drive or take a tour bus there. There are plenty of shops and walking paths to see the Falls. The Toronto side gives you the best view of the Falls. This is the perfect opportunity to take pictures and selfies in front of the Falls. You can also take a boat ride to get up close and personal with the falls. The lines can be very long so get here early.
5. The Haunted Walk: 90-minute walking tour of Toronto’s darker past told by local guides who are storyteller and historians who share tales of ghostly encounters.
6. Canada’s Wonderland: This amusement park has over 200 attractions including one of the world’s tallest roller coasters, Leviathan. They also have several different shows throughout different areas of the park and even a waterpark. Food can be a little pricey so be prepared. They accept credit card throughout the park but it is easier to have some Canadian dollars with you for a quick sale. I also recommend getting the FastPast as it will save you hours standing in line. We were able to walk up to the front of almost every line. Our longest wait was maybe 10 minutes.
7. Pacific Market: The largest indoor Chinese shopping center in North America. You can find anything from electronics to hand-pulled noodles.
8. Distillery Historic District: The 150-year-old district is a pedestrian-only area with cobblestone streets composed of galleries, restaurants, performance venues, and specialty shops renovated from old warehouses and factories.
9. Toronto Zoo: A 710-acre zoo houses more than 5,000 animals representing more than 500 species.
10. Kensington Market: This eclectic multiethnic shopping district has everything from vintage clothing to cafes and restaurants.
This is just a small sample of all the things you can do in a diverse and growing city like Toronto. I enjoyed my visit there and would go back again. Have you been to Toronto? Tell us in your comments and what was your favorite or least favorite part of Toronto?