Toronto Leisure Activities
Toronto and its environs offer educational and unusual sightseeing opportunities for the entire family. Tourism Toronto’s website provides information on attractions, special events and restaurants in the city. In addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Science Centre, the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Toronto Zoo, the city offers some “only in Toronto” attractions. Advance reservations may be required for some activities.
Toronto Tours offers a “hop on hop off” city tour that lets you explore the city at your own pace, a Segway tour of the Distillery District, and day trips to Niagara Falls and the nearby wineries.
Aga Khan Museum is a new museum that focuses on Islamic civilizations spread geographically from Spain to Southeast Asia with artifacts dating from the 8 th century through to the 19 th century.
Bata Shoe Museum is a unique museum with a collection of over 10,000 shoes ranging over 4,500 years of history.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the only major public art gallery devoted solely to the collecting and exhibiting of Canadian art.
Museum of Inuit Art is Canada’s first public museum south of the Artic devoted exclusively to Inuit art and culture.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is Toronto’s newest attraction that features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities.
Toronto Botanical Garden spans nearly 4 acres and contains 17 contemporary themed gardens.
Toronto Island Park is located on a small chain of islands just offshore in Lake Ontario. The park offers numerous bike and walking trails, picnic areas, beaches, tennis courts, boat rentals, snack bars and restaurants. The islands are accessed by the Toronto Island Ferry at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, west of the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.
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