Toronto is a massive city of almost 3 million people and can be quite overwhelming for newcomers who have just moved in and are looking for things to do. With all the restaurants, events, parks, and attractions it can be difficult trying to figure out where to begin your adventures in this amazing city. With that said, here is a list (in no particular order) of five of the best things to do once you’ve settled into your new home in the city of Toronto.
1. CN Tower
What better way to really get a lay of the land than to look down on it from the 1,815-foot tall tower that sits in the downtown area. Not only can you take the elevator to the promenade in under a minute, but there is also a gift shop, glass floor room, and 360-degree revolving restaurant to take advantage of.
2. Royal Ontario Museum
Located at the northern end of the University of Toronto campus, this museum contains over six million separate pieces making it the largest world history and culture museum in Canada. In fact, there is so much to see that the biggest complaint visitors have is that there is not enough time in a day to actually see everything. In addition to all the exhibits on display, there is also a children’s area where kids can get hands-on with different artifacts while they learn.
3. Rogers Centre
Formerly called the Skydome; the Rogers Centre is located downtown and is the place to go to catch a Blue Jays or Raptors game if you’re into baseball or basketball. There are also tons of other events held there throughout the year including concerts, comedy shows, traveling carnivals, monster truck shows, and conventions. There are also concession stands, gift shops and restaurants making the arena a great place to take the kids on a daily outing or your special someone on a date.
4. Distillery District
If you’re looking to spend an evening exploring fine dining, art galleries, performance spaces, cafes, and a brewery then this historic waterfront district is the place to go. This area dates back to the 1800s and was at one time the home to the biggest brewery in Canada. Now it’s a chic hangout for a great evening out.
5. Toronto Zoo
A great place for both kids and adults, the zoo has a huge selection of different animals from all around the world. In addition to the 5,000 animals on display, there are year-round activities, seasonal events, the largest gorilla enclosure in North America, and a Zoomobile to drive around visitors who have a hard time walking.
Whether you are looking to eat at an amazing restaurant, take in some of the culture, check out a sporting event, or go to one of the amazing attractions, Toronto has a plethora of things to do that will keep you busy for a long time to come.