Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada

Toronto Ontario Canada is one of the most multicultural cities in North America, and if you are planning to travel to Toronto Canada for the first time, the downtown area is where you can find the charming neighborhoods that give the city such an international flavor.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada

For instance, on College Street, you can find Little Italy, while Danforth is home to a large Greek community. Apart from skiing at the many Greater Toronto ski resorts, there are many other things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada such as visiting the Toronto Zoo.

You can also take cheap flights to Toronto from most major US cities, and Toronto itslf is within driving distance of London Ontario Canada, Hamilton Canada, Ottawa Canada and Buffalo NY in the New York State. If you're looking to also explore nearby states, Toronto Ontario Canada is located north of Pennsylvania and Ohio and west of Michigan.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Outdoor Activities

Niagara Falls Tour

A visit to Niagara Falls Canada is one of the most popular fun things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada.

Apart from being able to get amazing views of the Falls, most tour companies take you on the famed Maid of the Mist boat through the mouth of Niagara Falls.

Toronto Music Garden Tour

If you are looking for a relaxing thing to do in the city, the Toronto Music Garden offers an opportunity to spend a couple of hours in a peaceful atmosphere. The Garden offers a one hour free tour on Wednesday and Thursday every week.

Toronto City Parks

If you are traveling with the family or simply want to enjoy some family attractions, Toronto is home to many parks located in the downtown area. Two family-friendly parks include:

Grange Park

Grange Park is a family-friendly park that features a wading pool and a kid’s play ground. The park is located a 5 minute drive from the University of Toronto (UOT)

Little Norway Park

Little Norway Park has sport facilities as well as a kid's playground and wading pool, and it is located a 9 minute drive from the University of Toronto.

The Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are another popular destination where you can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming and boating. The islands are also home to the Centreville Amusement Park.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Places of Interest

Little Italy District

The Little Italy neighborhood is one of the most vibrant districts in Toronto, and those of you looking to enjoy a slice of Italy, the neighborhood is home of Italian eateries and markets, as well as Portuguese and other Latin American type restaurants.

Kensington Market District

The Kensington Market area, adjacent Little Italy, is another interesting place where you can explore Toronto’s landmarks. Here, you can find the Number 10 Fire Station, Bellevue Square Park, and St. Stephen's Community House.

Little Portugal District

Little Portugal, located on the Trinity-Bellwoods neighborhood, is where you can find the largest Portuguese community in Toronto. Those exploring this district can find the Trinity Bellwoods Park, where you can enjoy fun outdoor activities; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the St. Matthias Bellwoods church.

Brewery Tour

If you love beer, taking a brewery tour is must-add in your Toronto itinerary. For instance, the Mill Street Brewery, located on the Distillery District, offers tours where you can sample some of their specialty beers.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Sports

If you are a sports enthusiast, catching a game of hockey is another must-add in your itinerary.

In fact, even if you don’t love sports, attending a game of hockey is one of the most electrifying things you can do in the city, and it is a great way to spend an afternoon with the locals.

One of the best times to get a taste of Canadian hockey is when the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team plays against their bitter rivals, the Montreal Canadians.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Shopping & Dining

If you love shopping, the city is home to colorful and charming markets where you can buy local produce, grab a bargain and get the perfect souvenir present.

Downtown Toronto is where you can find an amazing variety of markets representing Toronto’s diversity.

Little Italy and Kensington Market, located on College Street, are two great examples of Toronto’s cosmopolitan nature.

The Distillery District is also another place where you can find charming boutiques, small art shops, cafes and restaurants.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Nightlife & Entertainment


Exploring the city’s diverse nightlife is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular fun things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada.

Apart from pubs and bars, Toronto’s nightlife is popular with nightly live music venues such as Jazz nights, as well as discos where you can dance the night away.

Little Italy, located along College Street, is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city and a hot-spot for enjoying a fun night-out.

Also, since Little Italy is so diverse, you can find all kinds of bars and restaurants ranging from Italian and Latin American bars and eateries.


If you are interested in performing arts, Toronto Ontario Canada is home to weekly theater, opera and ballet performances.

Two popular venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Royal Alexandra Theater and Toronto Centre for the Arts.

During the summer months, the Canadian Stage Company also hosts an outdoor Shakespeare production in Toronto’s High Park.

Things to do in Toronto Ontario Canada: Events & Festivals

Toronto Caribana Festival

The Toronto Caribana Festival, held in July, is the largest Caribbean festival in North America and spans over three weeks, featuring beautiful parades and flamboyant costumes reminiscing of the Sao Paulo carnival in Brazil.

Toronto World Circus Festival

Toronto Circus Festival, held in May, is another popular event in Toronto, where you can see amazing acrobatic stunts and interesting comedy acts.

Toronto WinterCity Festival

Toronto WinterCity Festival, held in January for two weeks, is one of the most popular cultural events in the city where you can sample all kinds of cuisine and enjoy a variety of entertaining events.

Toronto Chinatown Festival

Toronto Chinatown Festival, held in August, is another popular event that showcases Toronto’s ethnic diversity. At the event, visitors can sample tasty Chinese cuisine and enjoy Kung-Fu shows and more.

Summer Music in the Garden

Summer Music in the Garden, held between June and September, is one of the most popular summer events in Toronto, where you can enjoy over 15 free outdoor concerts and dance performances involving over 80 artists in total

The Taste of the Danforth FoodFest

The Taste of the Danforth FoodFest, held in August in the Danforth neighborhood, is one of the largest food festivals in Toronto where you can sample, for free, a variety of Greek dishes and other ethnic cuisines.

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