Perched on the shores of the mighty Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the most popular destinations in Canada. Drawing an eclectic mix of 21 million visitors every year, the formerly British Town of York has come a long way from its humble colonial beginnings.

The city is a multicultural melting pot as the neighbourhoods of Little Italy, Chinatown and Little Portugal will testify. This blend of cultures enhances the diversity of entertainment available, with a wide range of performances and concerts taking place on a nightly basis. As well as the usual mix of top-class theatres, museums and art galleries, this cosmopolitan city is also bursting with trendy cafés, excellent restaurants, hip bars and hot night clubs. Also, the city hosts a number of fantastic art and music festivals throughout the year. So, whether you are into cultural jaunts or just want to kick back and enjoy a beer with a bohemian twist, Toronto has it covered.

Culture vultures: kill two birds with one stone by exploring the exhibitions housed in the architectural masterpiece that is the Royal Ontario Museum. Art lovers: schedule in an afternoon at the Art Gallery of Ontario and examine over 400,000 photographic prints as well as a fascinating selection of art and sculpture.

Toronto has plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained, from the enchanting and magical Casa Loma to the pioneering Toronto Zoo. And, of course, no trip to Toronto would be complete without visiting the biggest and best theme park in North America; Canada’s Wonderland is the perfect place for the whole family to let loose and have fun.

With the magnificent Canadian wilderness on its doorstep, Toronto is regarded as a gateway to nature so grab your gear and explore the stunning natural beauty of the Great Lakes and their surroundings. The city is also a fantastic springboard from which to explore neighbouring attractions. Hop in a car and drive to the spectacular Niagara Falls. At only an hour and a half up the road, this is the perfect opportunity to tick the famous falls off your bucket list.

There really is a huge amount to see and do in and around this amazing city so get organising your trip to Toronto now and you definitely won’t be disappointed.

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Museums, Theatres and Culture

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Where to stay in Toronto

Downtown Toronto
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Downtown Toronto

Urban, Theatres, Architecture

Find fabulous museums and galleries among the immense architecture in this town center, a global leader in design and innovation. 

Etobicoke
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Etobicoke

Dining, Skyscrapers, Flowers

It may be close to the big city but this small town retains its identity with serene parkland and beautiful coastline. 

Yorkville
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Yorkville

Dining, Shopping, Friendly People

Fine art and a gentle pace of life are waiting to be enjoyed among the long, leafy streets of one of Toronto’s most luxurious suburbs.

Thornhill
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Thornhill

Friendly People, Dining, Coffee

Capturing the dynamic, fast-paced Toronto way of life, this smaller town nonetheless offers a breath of fresh air with many idyllic parks and golf courses.

Downtown Mississauga
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Downtown Mississauga

Bars, Urban, Skyscrapers

One of Eastern Canada’s newest cities is captivating with stylish shopping, parks, outdoor social spaces, fine dining and art galleries.

Chinatown
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Chinatown

Chinatown, Shopping, Dining

Discover a neighborhood bursting with Asian charm and traditions, from teahouses and herbal medicine stores to shopping malls and festivals.

Top hotels in Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
AU$227/night
22 Aug. - 23 Aug.
3.8/5Good! (16,373 reviews)

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Toronto ...

3.8/5Good! (16,373 reviews)

"Angelica was the young lady who booked our rooms. She was very pleasant and went out of her way to find us adjoining rooms which she did. We were very impressed with her. Just 1 complaint. Out bathroom sink kept blocking. Everything else was great. I would definitely stay there again if I travel ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
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The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
AU$349/night
25 Aug. - 26 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (10,214 reviews)

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Ripley's Aquarium ...

4.3/5Excellent! (10,214 reviews)

"Friendly and well managed Older style hotel is appealing"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2019

The Fairmont Royal York
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One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
AU$166/night
2 Sep. - 3 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (11,104 reviews)

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Sony Centre for the Performing ...

4.4/5Excellent! (11,104 reviews)

"the hotel was close to most amenities and the staff were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

One King West Hotel & Residence

Popular activities in Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

Easily the best view in town and some tasty bites to enjoy up top too.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

A wonderland in every sense of the word, families of all sizes will enjoy the exciting array of rides on offer at this thrilling theme park.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Casa Loma
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Casa Loma

You’ve probably seen it in the movies...this is your chance to see it for real.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

Come and meet the biggest dinosaur in Canada, handle real meteorites and try on costumes from around the world.

Toronto Zoo
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Toronto Zoo

A zoological wonderland with animals from all over the globe.

Top activities in Toronto

Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

AU$139

Get a look at one of the most spectacular sights in North America with a day trip to Niagara Falls. See the best views along the Canadian side of the epic waterway, grab lunch with a view of the iconic setting, and visit some of the area's most memorable highlights.

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

AU$40

Experience Toronto's must-see sights at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Take in the city's historic districts, lively shopping malls, and charming waterfront, and get off to explore anywhere along the route.

Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

AU$22

Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over 70 countries. Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hockey Hall of Fame offers something for everyone.

Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting
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Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting

AU$132

Fall head over heels for Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing tour. An expert guide ushers you along the Niagara Parkway and into Niagara Falls, where you can behold the magnificence of North America's most powerful falls before indulging in a sumptuous wine tasting.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Tickets in Toronto
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Tickets in Toronto

AU$83

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Toronto Small-Group Beer Makes History Better Tour
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Toronto Small-Group Beer Makes History Better Tour

AU$89

Throughout its history, from the early 1800s, when Toronto was known as “York” to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking.

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Toronto spas

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Lounge like a local in Toronto
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Lounge like a local in Toronto

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Expedia film contest with NFFTY

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