Top 5 places to visit in Toronto

Toronto is the largest and most populated city in Canada.  It is vibrant, dynamic and very multicultural. It’s easy to strike up a conversation with people from all over the world. Over 100 languages can be heard!

There is no shortage of things to see and do.  If you are in town for a week-end or more, I suggest

The Top 5 Places to Visit in Toronto

The Queen City, T.O, Canada's largest and multi-cultural city is vibrant, dynamic and there's so much to do. Here are the Top 5 Places to Visit in Toronto, Canada.

 

1-    CN Tower

It was the tallest free-standing structure in the world for many years before the Burj Khalifa was built.  It offers magnificent views of the city and Greater Toronto Area.

CN Tower

View of Downtown Toronto

Do you have nerves of steel and are you fearless? Try the Edgewalk

2-    Toronto Islands

Located only a few minutes from downtown, The Toronto islands is a beautiful chain of islands where locals and visitors escape to. It is the perfect way to come into contact with nature and enjoy the many activities offered on the island. You can walk along its many paths, have a picnic, relax and enjoy the amazing view.

Toronto Islands cmglee

3-    Yonge Street and the Downtown core

The longest street in Canada is the heart and soul of the city. A wide variety of shops, restaurants and attractions can be found along this dynamic artery. Start your discovery walk at Queen’s Quay and head up north!

Toronto Financial Center

Dundas & Yonge Square

4-    Chinatown/Kensington Market

No visit to a city is complete without seeing Chinatown. Toronto’s own is certainly worth it. There is a plethora of restaurants offering Asian delicacies. Shopping is part of the experience of course and there are so many stores where you can get lost in!

Kensington Market

Kensington Market is a true-multicultural area in the city. You can buy Jamaican patties in a shop, European cold cuts & cheese at another, have Chilean empanadas or pupusas (El Salvador’s national dish).

Pupusas on the grill

It is a shopper’s paradise as well as a great place to hear up & coming artists!

Amazing street musician

5-    Bloor/Yorkville

La crème de la crème of Toronto’s society meets, greets and entertain themselves in this posh neighborhood. 5 star hotels, luxury stores and top restaurants as well as headquarters are located on Bloor Street.

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Bloor / Yorkville

This area really comes alive and the eyes of the world are focused on the star-studded TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) held every year in September.

These are only a few of the great places in town. I could go on and list easily 5 more (Front Street, Distillery District, High Park, Little India, Danforth, the Beaches among others).

In summary, the city has so much to offer that you must go out there and explore. I promise you will love it 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Top 5 places to visit in Toronto

  1. Jetting Around (@jettingaround) says:

    Toronto is one of my favorite cities! I always have to check out Kensington Market – I’m in Toronto once a year and that neighborhood seems to always be evolving. I’ve been up on the CN Tower, but that must have been before the Edgewalk opened. Wouldn’t that be a thrill!!

    • travellersoul76 says:

      I totally agree with you Pola! Toronto is quite special. So dynamic & multi-cultural. I used to go to Kensington Market almost every week when I lived there!

      I’m happy to learn that you visit the city every year! Yes things do change but that’s the beauty of it.

      Ok would you actually go outside the CN Tower and walk on the edge? I would be so scared! But hey you are probably bolder and stronger. Go for it!

      Thank you for stopping by 😉

  2. elatlboy says:

    Great suggestions! Toronto is a beautiful city, been there many times. Need to get out to the islands and capture the great views and relax.

  3. Thomas Dembie says:

    Great list! I used to live in Toronto, and whenever I visit the city I try to go to the markets. Kensington is great, as are the St. Lawrence Market and Evergreen Brick Works. For those that small/unique shops, Queen St West is great to explore. The Distillery District is also a great place to spend a few hours if you like a good cup of coffee or a freshly brewed beer!

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