Top ChoiceMarket in Old Town, Corktown & Distillery District

St Lawrence Market Complex

St Lawrence Market Complex

Old York's sensational St Lawrence Market has been a neighborhood meeting place for over two centuries. The restored, high-trussed 1845 South Market houses more than 120 specialty food stalls and shops: cheese...

Top ChoiceTower in Entertainment & Financial Districts

CN Tower

CN Tower

Toronto's iconic CN Tower, a communications spire and a marvel of 1970s engineering, looks like a giant concrete hypodermic needle. Riding one of the glass elevators up what was once the world's highest...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Yorkville & the Annex

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Opened in 1914, the multidisciplinary ROM is Canada's biggest natural-history museum and one of the largest museums in North America. You'll either love or loathe the synergy between the original heritage...

Top ChoiceGallery in Kensington Market & Chinatown

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

The AGO houses collections both excellent and extensive (bring your stamina). Renovations of the facade, designed by the revered Frank Gehry and completed in 2008, impress at street level: it's like looking at a...

Top ChoicePark in East Toronto & Rosedale

Evergreen Brick Works

Famed for the transformation of its once-deteriorating heritage buildings into a prime location for all things geotourism, this dynamic, LEED-certified environmental center and park hosts interactive workshops...

Top ChoiceArea in Old Town, Corktown & Distillery District

Distillery District

Distillery District

Centered on the 1832 Gooderham and Worts distillery – once the British Empire's largest – the 5-hectare Distillery District is one of Toronto's best downtown attractions. Its Victorian industrial warehouses have...

Top ChoiceTheater in Downtown Yonge

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre

This restored masterpiece is the world's last operating Edwardian double-decker theater. Celebrating its centennial in 2013, the Winter Garden was built as the flagship for a vaudeville chain that never really...

Top ChoiceGallery in Toronto

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Handcrafted buildings (including painter Tom Thomson’s cabin, moved from its original location), set amid 40 hectares of conservation trails, contain works by Canada’s best-known landscape painters, the Group of...

Top ChoiceArts Center in Waterfront

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre

An artistic powerhouse, this 4-hectare complex educates and entertains Toronto's community through a variety of year-round performances, events and exhibits. The center is made up of more than two dozen...

Top ChoiceGallery in Entertainment & Financial Districts

401 Richmond

401 Richmond

Inside an early-20th-century lithographer's warehouse, restored in 1994, this 18,500-sq-meter New York–style artists collective hums with the creative vibes of more than 140 contemporary galleries, exhibition...

Top ChoiceGallery in Waterfront

Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Easily recognized by its painted smokestack, the Power Plant gallery is just that: a former power plant transformed into Toronto's premier gallery of contemporary art. Best of all, it's free and exhibitions...

Top ChoicePark in West End

High Park

Toronto's favorite green space is a wonderful spot to unfurl a picnic blanket, swim, play tennis, bike around, skate on 14-hectare Grenadier Pond or – in spring – meander through the groves of cherry blossoms...

Top ChoicePark in The Beaches

Tommy Thompson Park

Tommy Thompson Park

A 5km-long artificial peninsula between the Harbourfront and the Beaches, Tommy Thompson Park reaches further into Lake Ontario than the Toronto Islands. This 'accidental wilderness' – constructed from Outer...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Entertainment & Financial Districts

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

Inside the rococo gray-stone Bank of Montreal building (c 1885), the Hockey Hall of Fame is a Canadian institution. Even those unfamiliar with the rough, super-fast sport are likely to be impressed by this, the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in East Toronto & Rosedale

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm

On the site of the Riverdale Zoo, where from 1888 to 1974 prairie wolves howled at night and spooked the Cabbagetown kids, Riverdale Farm is a downtown rural oasis. Now a working farm and museum, it has two...

Top ChoiceAquarium in Entertainment & Financial Districts

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Arguably one of Toronto's best attractions for both young and old, it has more than 16,000 aquatic animals and 5.7 million liters of water in the combined tanks. There are touch tanks, a glass tunnel with a...

Top ChoiceBeach in Toronto Islands

Ward's Island Beach

Arguably the prettiest beach on the Toronto Islands, this is a long, curving shoreline with tawny sand and views of boats sailing past. Lifeguards are on duty from 11:30am to 6:30pm daily (May to September). It's...

Public Art in Entertainment & Financial Districts

Graffiti Alley

Possibly the most popular place to check out street art in Toronto (and there are many), this back alley has a magnificent collection of colorful murals and street art. Spanning three blocks (about 400m), the...

Park in Toronto

Scarborough Bluffs

Lakeshore cliffs with cathedral-spire formations expose evidence of five glacial periods at Scarborough Bluffs. Spanning 14km, from Rosetta McClain Gardens to East Point Park, this is a stunning landscape as well...

Historic Building in Toronto

Sharon Temple

A national historic site and one of the oldest museums in Canada, this quaint and fascinating temple was built in 1832 by a Quaker sect called the Children of the Peace, to a unique architectural style. Lovingly...