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Top 10 things to do in Toronto

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

11.  Amusement Parks:

If you’re a thrill-seeker, get your screams out on one of the GTA’s rollercoasters or water-slides. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, look for an amusement park’s live shows –they’re usually great family entertainment. And if you are looking for a dazzling holiday fireworks display, amusement parks are the place to be.

For specifics: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/amusement-parks-water-parks-mini-golf-more.html

 

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2.     Animals & Zoos

Toronto zoos are home to some fascinating wildlife for animal lovers. These zoos are known for their conservation efforts in preserving wildlife, which range from lions to giraffes to llamas. Spend a day having fun seeing rare animals, learning about them, and supporting the zoos to keep their animals safe. Some of the zoos also offer summer day camps and some are even free! Don’t forget that petting zoos allow little people to get up close and personal with some friendly beasts too!

For specific suggestions: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/animals-zoos.html

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3.     Major Attractions

Toronto has a ton of world-class, major attractions to offer. Go to the top of the CN Tower, one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world – book in advance for the tower’s “Edgewalk”, the world’s highest hands-free circular walk. At Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, you can watch a tiger shark swim above you in their Dangerous Lagoon. Check out the Hockey Hall of Fame, Legoland, and more.

Complete list of major attractions: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/attractions.html

4.    Farms

Go strawberry or apple picking at a farm for a day of fruitful fun. Frolic in a pumpkin patch, lose yourself in a corn maze, or enjoy the 4scenery on a hayride. Find an expansive variety of produce at a farmer’s market, where you can taste the freshest crops, enjoy the season’s yields, and experience a different kind of food shopping.

For specific suggestions: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/farms-pyo-markets.html

 

4.     Fabulous Festivals

6 Toronto is a hub for celebrations, festivals, and fairs. With a wide variety of cuisine, TO food festivals are prime events for the foodie inside. The vibrant arts community is constantly hosting music, art, and theatre festivals, especially in the downtown core. Play games, eat, and have fun at carnivals or local fairs, or celebrate Toronto’s multiculturalism at festivals featuring its various cultures around the city.

For more, see: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/festivals-events-shows.html

 

 

 

6.  World Famous Museums & Galleries

Toronto is home to many unique museums and galleries. Step back in time to ride heritage railways or interact with pioneers. Explore air and space, war, art, and more. Museums can be informal learning environments – you can absorb a lot of information while still having fun. Jump into the past and see how we got to where we are today.

See: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/museums-galleries-historical-sites.html

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7.  Outdoor Adventures

Toronto offers a lot of opportunities to explore the outdoors. If you love a rush of adrenaline, hop on a zipline and careen through the trees. If you’re the explorer type, venture into caves for a rocky adventure. Take a canoe trip into the wilderness or fly solo on a kayak. Toronto may be a huge metropolis, but it contains a gorgeous landscape ready to be discovered.

For specific suggestions: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/outdoor-adventures.html

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8.  Hiking & Biking

Toronto offers a lot of opportunities to explore the outdoors. If you love a rush of adrenaline, hop on a zipline and careen through the trees. If you’re the explorer type, venture into caves for a rocky adventure. Take a canoe trip into the wilderness or fly solo on a kayak. Toronto may be a huge metropolis, but it contains a gorgeous landscape ready to be discovered.

For specific suggestions: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/outdoor-adventures.html

Hiking, biking, and swimming are perfect ways for outdoor and exercise enthusiasts to spend a sunny afternoon. Hike on any one of the GTA’s many trails for a stress relieving, picturesque adventure. Toronto has scenic bike paths if you like mountain biking – or take your bike (or rent one) for a journey through the city. Put on your bathing suit and head to Toronto beaches: inside of this energetic city, they are places to relax, go for a swim, and enjoy the sand.

List of trails: http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/index/region:greater-toronto-area/city:Toronto/activity:hiking-walking

Beaches around Toronto: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=29c1dada600f0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=d969dada600f0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&appInstanceName=default&vgnextrefresh=1#gibraltar_point

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9. Sightseeing Tours

One of the best ways to see such a big city is through a guided tour. Experience Toronto’s history, culture, people, and food by foot, bicycle, bus, or even Segway. Tours are the perfect way to take in as much of Toronto’s neighbourhoods, iconic sights, and parks as you can. If you want to taste the city’s flavours, go for a culinary tour to sample Little Italy, Greektown, and other scrumptious destinations.

Detailed list: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/sightseeing-tours.html

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10. World Class Theatre

The city is filled with talented professional performing arts of all kinds. Professional plays and musicals help maintain the downtown’s artsy vivacity. Amateur and fringe theatre productions are also quite popular. Toronto has a hilarious improv community and stand-up comedians performing every night. You can appreciate the opera or the symphony – or do all of it in one day! The city also has huge venues that are always bringing in A-list talent to perform.

More: http://www.summerfunguide.ca/greater-toronto-area/theatre-performing-arts.html

 

Written by Kevin Jacobs 
kevintedjacobs at gmail.com

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