Impossible to miss as it dominates the Toronto skyline is the iconic CN Tower. 553 metres tall this top Toronto attraction offers stunning views overlooking the city. If you're brave don't miss walking over the glass floor! I am afraid of heights at the best of times but the 342 m views down was well worth my anxiety! If you're heading to the CN Tower at night don't pass up dining at the 360 Restaurant. The name says it all!
Ontario Science Centre is an interactive and educational hands on Science and Technology Museum. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get your hands dirty with interactive displays, workshops and activities. With an abundance of exhibitions, films and programs there really is something to please everyone.
Hands down my experience at Medieval Times was one of the highlights during my time in Toronto. From the moment you arrive you are transported back in time to the Middle Ages. Expect to be greeted by medieval princesses and knights. Keep your head low as there is a Raven circling the entrance and arena. Enjoy a four-course dinner with your hands only and cheer on knights during the jousting tournament!
Toronto Zoo is Canada's largest Zoo and offers the opportunity to spot over 500 different species of animals. With 5,000 animals calling the Zoo home you can spend days wandering around the hiking trails! Toronto Zoo is smartly laid out with 7 regions divided across the park. My favourite was the Canadian Domain section where I snapped American Moose and a very sleepy Grizzly Bear! This has to be one of my favourite Zoo's in the world simply because of its immaculate grounds, layout, large land mass and variety of wildlife.
As an Australian I didn't grow up with Ice Hockey so needless to say my knowledge was fairly dismal! However, this attraction was included in my Toronto City Pass so I figured I had nothing to loose exploring. I was pleasantly surprised! The Hockey Hall of Fame is both an extremely informative Museum and a Hall of Fame. For avid hockey supporters you won't be able to resist brushing up on your player knowledge, checking out the memorabilia and getting your photo taken with the Stanley Cup!
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
The Royal Ontario Museum is not only impressive on the outside, it is remarkably incredible inside. Featuring everything from Canadian history to world artifacts, this museum is home to over an estimated 6 million items. Besides from their impressive collection of art and photography, look out for my personal favourite - Middle Eastern artifacts. To truly appreciate your visit here ensure you allow yourself a full day to explore!
After playing hide and seek with this stunning house I finally set eyes on it and was not disappointed! This magnificent home has over 98 rooms, hidden passage ways and stables as it was the largest private residence in Canada during the early 1900's. Be sure to purchase an audio guide which provides considerable insight as you explore. My recommendations are to soak up the sunshine in Casa Loma's pristine gardens and appreciate the incredible stain glass windows in the conservatory.