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If you are visiting Toronto, here are 10 of the top things you could see and do.

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1. Visit the Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands is where you will find those classic postcard pictures. From the Islands, you get a perfect view of the Downtown city skyline.

Toronto skyline from Centre Island
Toronto skyline from Centre Island

As well as the views of the city, you will also find beaches, a fairground and many other activities for you to do.

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Centre Island in the summer, Toronto
Centre Island in the summer

2. Watch the sunset at Riverdale East Park

A great place to watch the sun go down is at Riverdale East Park which is on a hill at the East of the city. If you visit in the winter and there’s snow you would be able to toboggan here.

Toronto Skyline at Sunset from Riverdale Park East
Toronto Skyline at Sunset from Riverdale Park East
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3. View the City from the CN Tower

For breathtaking views of the city, head to Canada’s famous landmark, the CN Tower. After taking the high-speed elevator to the top you will be able to see a panoramic view of the city.


Toronto from the CN Tower
Toronto from the CN Tower

4. Go to a baseball match at the Rogers Centre

Right next to the CN Tower is the Rogers Centre and on some days you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of a game from the CN Tower when they open the roof.


Rogers Centre Toronto
Rogers Centre

5. Walk around Downtown

Walk among the skyscrapers of Downtown, and you may feel a bit like you are in New York City. In fact, Toronto is often used as a filming location for movies that are set in New York, so occasionally you may see those common New York yellow taxis on the street.

Skyscrapers in downtown Toronto
Skyscrapers in Downtown Toronto

6. Relax on Sugar Beach

Toronto has lots of beaches, with one of the most popular being Sugar Beach, located very close to the city. Here you will have sand, sun loungers and a nice water view all within the city limits.

Sugar Beach Toronto
Sugar Beach Toronto

7. Visit the Rom

The Royal Ontario Museum is a great place for those that love art, culture and natural history. And on the outside of the museum you will find the wonderful crystal shaped facade designed by Michael Lee-Chin.


Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum

8. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium

To see exotic fish from all over the world, head to Ripley’s Aquarium, located directly next to the CN Tower. This aquarium has around 16,000 aquatic animals (Source:, a huge underwater viewing tunnel plus fun activities for the kids.


Ripleys Aquarium of Canada, Toronto
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

9. Take a day trip to Scarborough Bluffs

A great excursion is to visit Scarborough Bluffs located east of the city. Here you can do water sports, swim in the Bluffers Park Beach, have a BBQ or take a beautiful walk whilst enjoying the sheer white cliffs.

Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto
Scarborough Bluffs

10. Explore UofT

Toronto has a beautiful university campus located in the centre of the city. It is often the setting of movies as well as wedding photographs with beautiful old buildings and interiors.

University of Toronto
Buildings at The University of Toronto

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