24 hours in Toronto
A hub for art, culture and entertainment, Toronto is an exciting city to explore. Check out our list of the top things to see and do.
It may not be in the heart of the city but only 90 minutes drive from Toronto is world famous natural wonder, Niagara Falls. This amazing waterfall has to be seen to be believed and the best viewing spots are either from the Table Rock site or from a helicopter.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto, the Eaton Centre is home to more than 250 shops which appeal to all kinds of tastes inside a huge glass domed building. It includes a giant geese mobile, which is always a point of interest too!
3. Feast your eyes on the majestic CN Tower
You won't be able to miss the CN Tower, especially as it stands at 1,815 feet tall! While this tower has lost its title as the tallest free standing structure in the world, what it hasn't lost is its ability to wow people. Experience incredible views of Toronto from the top at the 1,122 ft high observation deck or instead enjoy the views from the top-floor restaurant.
4. Go to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Toronto is positively hockey mad, and nowhere typifies this more than the Hockey Hall of Fame. A must for sports fans, the Hockey Hall of Fame is home to a replica NHL dressing room, a trophy room and a Broadcast Pod which allows you to become a commentator (or at least pretend). If you weren't a hockey fan before you entered the Hockey Hall of Fame, you're sure to be one after you leave.
5. Check out St Lawrence Market
Awarded with the title 'world's best food market' by National Geographic in 2012, St Lawrence is an historic market boasting 120 different merchants and artisans selling all kinds of foods and Canadian goodies. There is also an antiques and collectables market on Sundays.
6. Explore the Distillery District
The Distillery Historic District is perfect for those who are looking for something unique to do. As a National Historic Site of Canada, this pedestrian only village is a focal point for arts and culture, with the Gooderham and Warts Distillery and the Young Centre for Performing Arts two particular highlights. That's not forgetting the various art galleries, as well as some of the best pubs you'll find in Toronto.
7. Visit Casa Loma
Built by a wealthy a business man, Sir Henry Pellatt, back in the early 1900s, this is a flamboyant castle, which has been beautifully restored. Take a tour and enjoy the views of Toronto - this is a great place to visit for all history buffs out there.