Toronto: Sights & the City

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, so it won`t come as a surprise there is much to do and Toronto sights to be seen. I selected a few of my favorites in this list:

CN Tower

One of Toronto Sights, the CN TowerCanada`s National Tower defines the Toronto skyline and is a great way to see the city from above. Not only can you just go up this tower, you can have a delicious meal here, while enjoying the view.

But there is more! Ever heard of the EdgeWalk? It`s first of its kind in North America, world`s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower`s main pad. Are you brave enough? Find more info here:

Distillery District

A cobblestone village and a former whisky distillery, now home to luxury shops, galleries and restaurants. A nice place to wander around and walk into the quaint little shops, like SOMA, an artisan chocolate maker at 55 Mill Street. Try the hot chocolate! Web:

St Lawrence Market

Toronto Sights: St Lawrence MarketOne of North America`s top-rated markets, a must visit for foodies with fresh seafood to exotic cheeses. 

Kensington Market

Toronto Sights: Art in KensingtonA fun and quirky place to hang out, mostly for vintage shopping, but you can also do your grocery shopping here, added bonus: much cheaper here. Have a drink at one of the coffee shops or walk around and admire all the street art in this artistic haven.




Yorkville, West Queen West and many more. Check out Toronto: shopping!


Bata Museum

Toronto Sights: Bata MuseumA unique shoe museum of 4 floors: Basement: all about shoes / Ground floor: footprints on the world stage / Floor 2: beauty, identity, pride ~ the roaring twenties / Floor 3: Art in shoes ~ shoes in art.


Trinity Bellwoods Park

Do as the locals and have a picnic at this park, or just enjoy people watching while enjoying the sunshine. Web:

Yonge – Dundas Square

Toronto Sights: Yonge-Dundas SquareToronto has its own little Times Square. A commercial junction and public square, situated at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Downtown Toronto.

Fun fact: Toronto has the longest street in the world, Yonge Street, which starts in Toronto and ends 1896 kilometres (1178 miles) later in Rainy River, Ontario


There`s much more to see, like ROM, taking the ferry to the Toronto islands, visiting the Steam Whistle Brewery, seeing a game or a concert at the Air Canada Centre, …

Don`t forget to check out previous posts:

Toronto: Fashion & the City

Toronto: Food & the City

Toronto: Shopping & the City

*Thanks to Toronto Tourism for inviting me, as always opinions are my own.


  1. says

    Thanks for these “not so mainstream” tips for Toronto. I’ve been to Toronto quite often, but there are still many new things to discover. The Bata Shoe Museum is very high up on my priority list for my next visit to Toronto. Your post has just increased my interest in it.

  2. says

    Must sees in addition to the CN Tower would be the new Royal Ontario Museum “crystal” addition designed by Daniel Libeskind and the Art Gallery of Ontario addition by Frank Gehry, as well as the nearby Ontario College of Art building, an elevated box 4 storeys high, designed by Will Alsop. Makes for a great walking tour.

    • Isabelle says

      Thanks Dan for the tips! I was lucky enough to go back to Toronto once more and had the pleasure of visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario and passing the exterior of the ROM. I`ve mentioned them in my Best of Toronto, but I agree with you, they make for a great walking tour. I loved that about Toronto, the diversity of the buildings while wandering around.

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