Toronto, Canada’s fourth largest city, is teeming with things to do; from restaurants and markets, to opera, museums and art galleries. It’s also one of the world’s most muticulturally diverse destinations, with more than 140 languages spoken.
With so much to do in one city, our personal travel managers have curated their perfect Saturday in Toronto to guide you on your next visit.
Wake up to views of Toronto Harbour and the Financial District at the Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan. Sit back with the local newspaper while you enjoy a continental breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries.
Get a taste of Toronto’s art and take a trip to The Art Gallery of Ontario. Here you will be able to see works from both Canadian and international artists including Picasso, Group of Seven and Henry Moore.
How will you get there you ask? Well, Toronto’s public transport system is a fantastic way to explore the city. With an extensive subway, streetcar and bus system, Toronto offers simple and efficient modes of travel to get to many of its parks and attractions. An unlimited one day pass will set you back $12.00.
By now you’ll have worked up quite the appetite.
Hop back on public transport or walk the scenic route past Toronto City Hall and the Cathedral Church of St. James to the St. Lawrence Markets.
These iconic markets play a large role in the city’s history, dating back to 1803. Here you’ll enjoy sampling Southern Ontario’s seasonal produce.
Try freshly picked berries or hunker down into something more substantial, like a lobster roll from Buster’s Sea Cove.
No doubt as you approached the city on arrival you’ll have noticed North America’s tallest building, CN Tower. Test your nerves and gaze down 342m to the city below from a glass floor viewing deck. Alternatively, the SkyPod on the main observation level offers 360 degree unobstructed views of Toronto, Lake Ontario and the surrounding region.
Yes, it’s time for a well-earned tipple.
Head to the trendy neighbourhoods around Queen Street West, which have evolved into an art and design district with boutique shops, cafés and bars.
One of our favourites is 416 Snack Bar, which serves an eclectic mix of Asian influenced small plates including oysters and spicy tuna handrolls alongside beer, wine and cocktails.
For fans of basketball, a Toronto Raptors game is a must-see.
Catch a train to Union Station and follow the smell of hot dogs and the sound of chanting toward the Air Canada Centre where fans flock from far and wide.
If you’ve still got some energy after your exciting day exploring the city, catch a taxi into King St (start on the corner of Bathurst Street and King Street) and experience Toronto’s nightlife. From Latin dancing and karaoke to rooftop lounges and jazz bars, this city knows how to party.
If you’re staying longer than 24 hours, other great things to do include:
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