At Four Seasons, you'll enjoy a unique vantage point from which to explore the sights, sounds and experiences around downtown Toronto. Our expert concierge team knows this city better than anyone. We hope the highlights of things to do in Toronto and local attractions below help simplify your planning. Please let us know how else we can assist you.
Things to do in Toronto
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 DESTINATIONS OF 2016 AND CANADA’S LARGEST CITY, TORONTO IS A VIBRANT BLEND OF OLD WORLD CHARM AND NEW WORLD CULTURE, RICH IN MUSEUMS, THEATRES AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE.
The Art Gallery of Ontario
Explore one of North America's largest public art museums, housing a collection of over 80,000 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures representative of the great traditions of Western art. Designed by Frank Gehry, the museum features the largest collection of Canadian art, an expansive body of works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, European art, African and Oceanic art, and a modern and contemporary collection.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Located in Kleinberg Village, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection has one of the largest displays of 20th-century Canadian art, including works by Emily Carr, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, as well as First Nations and Inuit artists.
The tallest freestanding structure in the Americas, the CN Tower features a spellbinding glass floor, the world's highest 360º revolving restaurant, Marketplace shopping and Horizons Café. For thrill seekers, test your limits on EdgeWalk, the world's highest full-circle hands-free walk. Other attractions include motion simulator rides, a themed arcade and Maple Leaf Cinema, featuring To the Top: The Movie.
Ontario Science Centre
Journey through a steamy tropical rainforest, touch a tornado, take a ride in a rocket chair and send a pinball space probe to planet Gong – all at the Ontario Science Centre, where visitors can learn more about themselves and the world they live in through 800 mind-bending exhibits.
Built between 1911 and 1914, the secret passageways, breathtaking towers and sweeping staircase of this grand castle continue to excite young visitors.
Raise your arms and scream – this theme park features North America’s greatest variety of roller coasters, along with the Days of Thunder race car simulator and Top Gun, a looping, inverted jet coaster.
Hockey Hall of Fame
The permanent home of the famed Stanley Cup, the Hockey Hall of Fame provides hours of enjoyment for fans of all ages with a variety of interactive exhibits. Test your slapshot or play goalie against virtual-reality players, call the play-by-play for hockey's greatest goals in the TSN Broadcast Zone, and visit a replica dressing room of the Montreal Canadiens.
Nathan Phillips Square
Located right outside Toronto's City Hall, home to the famous Toronto sign, it is a setting enjoyed all year long for people of all ages. During the spring, summer and fall enjoy the soothing sounds of the large water fountain and pond. In the winter the water fountain turns into an outdoor public ice rink.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Home to six million treasures illuminating the science, art and evolution of civilization, with galleries showcasing ancient Egypt and Nubia, and an internationally renowned dinosaur exhibit, the ROM is one of the world's top 10 museums.
Bata Shoe Museum
North America's first shoe museum houses over 10,000 shoes and celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries, reflecting over 4,500 years of history. The permanent collection features a look at 20th-century celebrity shoes.
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
This “jewel box” showcases pre-Columbian American ceramics, 15th- and 16th-century Italian maiolica, 17th-century English delftware and 18th-century Meissen/Viennese porcelain. The museum also houses collections of blue and white Chinese trade porcelain and 19th-century Minton china.
Scenic Day Trips
More than 16,000 animals representing 491 species are on display at the Toronto Zoo, in zoogeographic pavilion areas that closely recreate their natural habitats. It is the largest zoo in Canada.
This family amusement park on Centre Island features a complete turn-of-the-century town with restaurants, shops, a Ferris wheel, carousel, log flume and roller coaster. Centreville is accessed by a pleasant 10-minute ferry ride from the docks at the foot of Bay Street.
Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to this community of wineries and its picturesque town that offers world-class theatre, fine dining, shopping, estate wineries, farm markets and historical sites. Wines from this region have consistently won medals and top awards at international wine festivals for the past decade.
Air Canada Centre
Home to two of this city's professional sports franchises – the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs – this state-of-the-art facility features a Bose sound system, four Sony Jumbotrons and more than 640 televisions throughout the building.
Rogers Centre is an entertainment complex like no other in the world, and features a fully retractable roof. Home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, it has been designed to stage every conceivable kind of entertainment event.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre is the permanent home of the Canadian Opera Company and the performance venue for the National Ballet of Canada.
The Royal Alexandra Theatre
Located only a block from the Princess of Wales Theatre, the historic “Royal Alex” is a masterpiece of Beaux Arts architecture and was named a National Historic Monument in 1987, on its 80th birthday. It is the oldest continuously operating theatre in North America.
Ed Mirvish Theatre
This ornate, stunning venue was designed in 1920 by the world-renowned theatre architect Thomas Lamb, to show both vaudeville productions and motion pictures. Today, viewing a stage production here is a thrilling experience that conjures up a bygone era of the theatre.