Must-Visit Tourist Places and Attractions in Toronto

Toronto is a wonderful place for tourists who enjoy sports, stunning landmarks, cultural and music events, and festivals. The bustling city is home to the Toronto International Film Festival, many different cuisines, great coffee shops, and much more.

Visitors to Toronto also get to enjoy the city’s multiculturism, waterfront parks, local parks, and much more. Toronto is also home to Toronto Maple Leafs that compete in the National Hockey League, alongside several other Canadian hockey teams.

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Speaking of sports, Canadians are huge fans of ice hockey, as well as, baseball, rugby, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer. If you find yourself in Toronto during the regular NHL season, make sure you check the site Betminded.com for the most competitive betting odds.

Further, we take a look at the top-rated tourist attractions and places in Toronto every foreigner should visit at least once. The list includes the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo, and Kensington Market.

CN Tower

The ninth tallest structure in the world, the CN Tower is located at Bremner Boulevard. The construction of the CN tower started in 1973 and three years later, the building was completed.  

Owned by Canada Lands Company, CN Tower is an observation and communications tower. The tower is over 1,800 feet (550 meters) high. It was the tallest building in the world until 2007 when the construction of the Burh Khalifa was completed.

The CN Tower is one of the major Toronto landmarks as well as one of the most visited tourist attractions. According to the latest reports, the CN Tower is visited by over two million tourists every year.

Royal Ontario Museum

Those who want to learn more about the city’s amazingly rich culture and tradition should definitely pay a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. The museum was established over one hundred years ago, in 1912.

The museum of world culture, history, and art is located at Queen’s Park in Toronto. It is owned by the Government of Ontario and directed by Josh Basseches. The Royal Ontario Museum is the largest Canadian museum and one of the biggest establishments of this kind in North America.

Every year, the museum is visited by over 1,4 million people, both locals, and foreigners. The museum houses one of the biggest collections of paintings. Its famous exhibitions are also held by contemporary artists.

Toronto Zoo

With over five thousand animals, Toronto Zoo is another high-rated tourist attraction in the city. The largest zoo in the country opened its doors in 1974. It is located at Old Finch Avenue and covers over two hundred and eighty hectares (seven hundred acres).

For easier navigation, the zoo is divided into seven different regions, including Eurasia, Australasia, Tundra Trek, Americas, Africa, and Indo-Malaya.

As previously mentioned, it is home to over five thousand animals and over four hundred and sixty different animal species. In addition to the main area where the animals reside, Toronto Zoo has the Waterside Theatre, Kids Zoo, and Splash Island. The zoo is visited by over 1,4 million people every year.  

Kensington Market

Located in Downtown Toronto, Kensington Market is another must-visit place in the city. Kensington Market is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto. Since 2006, Kensington Market is one of the Canadian national historic sites.

Famed for its multicultural and bohemian vibe, visitors to the market get to enjoy awesome street performances, small retail shops, amazing cuisine, and loads of other goods. The market is also famed for its street art and colourful murals, coffee shops, and restaurants.

In addition, we definitely recommend you visit the Distillery District, Aga Khan Museum, High Park, and Ontario Science Centre. You should also plan a day trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto Islands.

 

 

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