Toronto: Places Tourists Miss

by Female Abroad

Toronto is one of Canada's biggest, gorgeous, and cleanest cities. It is composed of a variety of various nationalities, each of which has managed to maintain its uniqueness, as demonstrated by Toronto's neighbourhoods like Little Italy and Chinatown.

Toronto Island (Centre island)

Enjoy a lakeside getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. With some of the best skylines of Toronto, Centreville Amusement Park, a nudist beach, bike rentals, a few historic sites, a puppet theatre, and a sea bird sanctuary all make Toronto Island with a visit.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum is a fantastic historical and cultural institution that houses displays on anything from dinosaur fossils to relics and riches from prehistoric cultures. Visitors may always find an excellent interdisciplinary representation of art, history, nature, and science in the galleries and exhibitions, both temporary and permanent. The breathtaking "Stair of Wonders," a spectacular curving sculptural staircase that rises through a glass roof from the second to fifth floors, is incorporated within the museum and must be seen to be believed. Expect to stay from open to close depending on what exhibit is being shown; every time that I have been, we've never had enough time to do everything. You can purchase tickets from Viator here.

Eaton Center

Although Eaton's went bankrupt years ago, this massive shopping mall still bares its name. In the centre of Toronto's downtown, this open-air retail centre with more than 250 stores that feature something for everyone. The four-level, glass-domed Eaton Centre is an architectural marvel that offers more than just a place to shop, it also has a large food court and connects to the underground passage (commonly referred to as "The Path") to other shops and services. Be prepared to pay for parking.

Tour Suggestion: PATH - A Walking Tour of Toronto's Underground City: Built to withstand Toronto’s harsh winters, the PATH has evolved into a thriving underground city, complete with 24 miles (39 kilometers) of shops, restaurants, subway stations, hotels, walkways and more—and this walking tour offers the perfect way to discover it. Pick from morning and afternoon start times, and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll visit Toronto City Hall, Union Station, Brookfield Place, and other highlights.

Distillery District

Visit the Distillery district in downtown Toronto to relive Toronto's former Victorian era. Visit places like Soulpepper Theatre Company's home to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Brickstreet Bakery for pies and pastries, SOMA to replenish your energy before continuing your tour of the 19th century (cheering chocolate), or the brewpubs. This pedestrian-only community is dedicated to fostering the arts and culture and is surrounded by beautiful historic structures.

Tour Suggestion: 50-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour - Zip through Toronto’s Distillery Historic District on a Segway tour that explores the colorful stories behind the cobblestone streets and 19th-century architecture. Learn to start, steer, and stop a Segway, then follow an expert guide through the heart of the neighborhood. This Toronto Segway tour includes all necessary equipment, and it’s a fun introduction to a revitalized manufacturing district.