By water, by air or on foot; arrive in Toronto and you’ll quickly realise you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to discovering the wonders of Canada’s cosmopolitan city. Sitting pretty on the shores of Lake Ontario, this is a place of deep contrast and many cultures, world-class cuisine and adrenaline. Whether you’re looking for laid-back luxury or excitement and adventure, there’ll be something on our list of Toronto’s top activities to suit you.
Think of Toronto, and you immediately envisage the CN Tower. And how could you not? This colossal skyscraper stands 553 metres high and offers stunning panoramic views of Toronto and the surrounding area. Make the most of the view by taking lunch or dinner in 360 restaurant, and for the more daring amongst you, follow this with the world-famous edge-walk experience that’ll see you suspended on the outside of the building, overlooking the city. On second thoughts, perhaps edge-walk should come before the three-course meal…
An Exclusive Helicopter Tour
In a destination where skyscrapers overlook sparkling waters and lush green parks roll towards labyrinthine streets; it’ll come as no surprise to learn that one of the best ways to see Toronto is from the air. Toronto Heli-Tours offers a guided perspective over many of the city’s landmarks, and can be chartered for private trips. They even arrange a romantic package for couples, that promises to be the most incredible date of all time. There’s no time for the classic cinema date-night here.
Distillery Historic District
The Distillery Historic District is well worth a visit to see some of the city’s real character. Explore the Victorian architecture and take one of the many walking tours on offer in this fully pedestrianised district. There are still many breweries to discover here, and we’d recommend Izumi, the Ontario Sake makers for a particularly unique experience. There are plenty of dining options here too, so we’d recommend scheduling in a whole afternoon or evening to discovering the delights of this quirky area.
For the foodies amongst you, we’ve got plenty of culinary tours to get you excited. One of our favourites includes a canoe paddle tour with a five course gourmet picnic to look forward to at the end. Be sure to paddle extra hard to feel like you deserve the indulgence. You’ve also got combined street food and street art tours to choose from, so depending on where your interests lie, we can guarantee to find something to suit your ‘tastes’ (pun completely intended).
Shop Shop Shop
No city-break would feel complete without at least a few hours spent hitting the shops, and it just so happens that Toronto’s shopping scene is pretty incredible. With a huge array of boutiques and brands to discover; we’d recommend heading over to Yorkville Village or Holt Renfrew to pick up your favourite luxury brands.