Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario located in southeastern Canada. It’s also Canada’s largest city and a world leader in business, finance, technology, entertainment and culture. Toronto is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world, welcoming some of the largest number of immigrants yearly. In today’s blog, I will be delving into Toronto’s Top 10.
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Located right on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the perfect getaway for those who love the water yet thrive in a downtown setting. Adventure along Lake Ontario in a Kayak, SUP, or canoe. Lakefront Promenade Park and Toronto Island Park are perfect spots to enjoy the water as well as a picture perfect view of downtown Toronto.
The food scene in Toronto is also one you do not want to miss. Kensington Market, The Distillery District, and Stackt Market are just a few areas with the best selection of food. S’cream Ice Cream has some of the best ice cream in the city as well as a Speakeasy, make sure you know the password.
Great News for sports fans, sporting events are year round in Toronto. The NBA team Toronto Raptors, MLB team Toronto Blue Jays, MSL team Toronto FC, and NHL Toronto Maple Leafs all play in downtown Toronto. For all the hockey fans out there, the Hockey Hall of Fame is one you want to make sure is on your itinerary.
You should expect great weather in the Spring, Summer, and Fall for Toronto. The temperature makes for a great outdoor experience as well as indoor activities for those cold and rainy days. The temperature range varies from 31 to 81 degrees throughout the year. When planning your trip, be sure to check the local weather as some adventures will depend on weather.
Fun Toronto Facts:
- Toronto Islands were once a peninsula. Two powerful storms in 1852 and 1858 separated the islands.
- Only city in Canada with seven major-league sports teams.
- Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Toronto.
- Toronto has over 10 million trees.
- CN Tower is home to the world’s highest wine cellar and made Guinness World Record history.
The Tripio App has made it simple to travel and explore the different adventures within Toronto as well as outside of downtown. Within the Tripio App, create a Trip for Toronto and set the appropriate amount of days. Below we are going to explore the 10 Best Activities to do while on a trip for at least 7 days during the Winter.
Right in front of the Toronto City Hall, the rink at Nathan Phillips Square greets visitors with music, snacks, and glittering holiday decorations throughout the Winter months. Ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square is one of Toronto’s most anticipated and celebrated attractions. You will experience the joy of the Holiday season and leave with memories for a lifetime. Bring your own skates or simply rent skates there.
Canada has some of the best snow in the world and Toronto Rental Adventures helps visitors take advantage of the more than 18,000 miles of world class trails. Their motto, “Escape The Everyday”, allows you to have a great adventure outdoors while being guided by some of the best guides. With over 33 different tours offered, book the right tour for you. This one earned its spot in Toronto’s top 10.
Steam Whistle’s Biergärten and Tap Room gets its inspiration from some of Munich’s most reputable Biergärtens and Beerhalls in Germany. On Jays Game Days, they welcome walk-in customers only at the Biergärten. Their vision is to brew a family of products that beer lovers across the country can be proud of. Because of that they have now started Home Delivery of their Brews. Take a tour of their Roundhouse and see their vision come to life.
Have you ever wanted to learn those cool tricks done in the circus? The Toronto School of Circus Arts is an exciting alternative for active lifestyles, with circus arts instruction for all ages, interests and abilities. Learn to do amazing physical feats in a fun and encouraging environment. Soar through the air on the flying trapeze. Walk on your hands. Defy gravity with exciting acrobatic moves.
Three Monks and a Duck … where Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat-lovers can sit in harmony. The menu emphasizes on quality ingredients which include plant-based and vegetarian Asian inspired option. The bar offers a casual indoor and patio (front/back) dine-in experience with seating for 24-50 people. The menu aims to accommodate guests’ dietary choices and welcomes modifications wherever possible. This is a local favorite so make sure to have this on your list to enjoy.
There are 11 different parks along the Scarborough Bluffs. These parks feature spectacular views of the bluffs and Lake Ontario, trails, beaches, gardens, sports, recreation facilities and more. The Bluffs are accessible all year long. The Scarborough Bluffs are a significant geological feature resulting from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years. They were formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario. Tip: Consider taking public transportation, parking fills up fast.
Snakes and Lattes Annex is a Board Game Bar and Restaurant, located on the edge of The Annex and KoreaTown, on Bloor Street West. They help you find the perfect board game so that you can have the most fun time with your date, friends or family. Play unlimited board games, enjoy their delicious food and explore their large selection of cocktails and beers on tap. Snakes and Lattes Anne is another Local Favorite and a unique activity special to Toronto.
Any time of day is perfect for ice cream. At S’cream Ice Cream + Coffee you have your choice of their infamous Boozy Scoops, Toasts, Waffles, Coffee, and Cocktails. The Vibe is chill and the dessert is fantastic. Have you ever been to a Speakeasy? Well, make sure you know the password as this cute Ice Cream and Coffee shop turns into a hidden gem.
Located within the Fashion District of downtown Toronto, The Cloak Bar, a low-key speakeasy bar offering Prohibition-era ambiance, is hidden beneath another restaurant. The Cloak Bar’s famous cocktails include the Vielle Vache, Icelandic Tart, and I’m a Lady. Every Sunday, The Cloak Bar hosts a “Scotch About It Sunday” event, spilling some of its finest Scotch for only $10 per round.
EdgeWalk isn’t for the faint of heart. But of all the things to do in Toronto, no other experience can reward you with the best view of Canada’s biggest city and the knowledge that you have been truly on top of the world. Can you even imagine walking 116 stories above Toronto with nothing but a harness securing you? EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk and the first of its kind in North America.
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-Catherine Mortimer, Tripio Guru