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Planning your Toronto itinerary – what to do and where to go

Planning your Toronto itinerary – what to do and where to go

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While you need to stay home due to the COVID-19 scare, why not make use of this time coming up with your bucket list for your next trip in Toronto? This city has many things in store for you that you really need to create an itinerary so you can manage your time and have a hassle-free vacation. Otherwise, you can be lost in time when in Toronto with all the stuff you can actually do and go to. You do not want to end up in the confusion about which to do or where to go first when you are out and about, do you?

What should fall in your Toronto travel itinerary?

If you have been searching for the best spots in Toronto and felt like it is easy to get overwhelmed, you are not alone. For this reason, we have put together an epic guide on where to go and what to do in Canada’s largest city:

1. CN Tower

What better way to see the entire Toronto than by watching the city view at the CN Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is easy to fall in love with this iconic landmark that stands 1,815 feet above the ground. With such a height, you can enjoy the view at the observatory decks or dine at the revolving restaurant. Here’s a pro tip: do both and just pray to the heavens that the sun will be out and the skies clear. If you happen to be a brave soul, you can also grab the chance to try its Edge Walk and safely walk along the edge of the tower.

2. Shows and Performances

Toronto is home to many budding and professional talents. That being said, this city is indeed home to a wide array of shows and performances where you can be fascinated with plays, musicals, or even live bands. Good news is many historic theaters and venues such as but are not limited to Princess of Wales Theatre, Sony Centre for Performing Arts, and Roy Thompson Hall can be found here. 

3. Museums and Galleries

The city has a good mix of cultures which is why it is not surprising to see various museums and galleries in town. You can actually dedicate a day for this one. Try to visit the Royal Ontario Museum to see dinosaur exhibits, bat caves, and all other kinds of Canadian discoveries. Might as well check out Aga Khan Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, and Hockey Hall of Fame. You can also go to the ever-famous Art Gallery of Ontario as it showcases exhibits from all around the globe.

4. Squares and Parks

One of the must-see places for visitors, especially for first-timers, is the 400-acre High Park. Dubbed as Toronto’s largest park located at the heart of the city, you can enjoy the wonderful grounds and amenities regardless of the season. Aside from this, you can also pay a visit to Dundas Square, Toronto’s equivalent to Times Square. Being the longest street in the world, you can witness thousands of concerts, fairs, and events like that are more often than not offered all free.

5. Toronto Island

Sure, the city is known for its numerous restaurants, recreational activities, and whatnot, but did you know that you can have a quick hop on a short ferry ride to see the scenic Toronto Island? After exploring the city, you can pack a picnic and make memories of enjoying the winding bike paths and the beautiful beaches.

6. Niagara Falls

If arts, culture, and history are not your thing, you can always schedule a road trip to the majestic Niagara Falls, which is just about an hour away from downtown Toronto. This spectacular wonder of the world offers an impressive view of the falls that you can really see up close, from all angles. And if you are lucky enough, you might be able to see a rainbow adorning its already stunning crystal waters.

Have you decided yet?

While it can be very helpful to use the information widely available on the internet when finalizing your travel itineraries, it is still best that you consult a travel agent who can provide you with more detailed information about the spots to visit first in Toronto, including where to sleep. If you have not found one yet, you can book at Avia Condos that are available for rent for days. Visitors can flock Toronto unpredictably. It would be foolish to rely on the uncertainty that you will find a place to stay for your vacay. So book early and travel worry-free.