Things to do in Toronto
Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts
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433 local Airbnb hosts recommend
My favourite get-away in the city. An enormous green space, full of trees, many squirrels , a big pond, a tiny zoo featuring beautiful llamas, lots of walking trails and fresh air. Go on a hike! Ve... read more
High Park is Toronto's largest green space and it is a 25 minute walk or short subway ride away. The park boasts gorgeous gardens, a petting zoo, large playground with a large wooden medieval cast... read more
587 local Airbnb hosts recommend
You can easily spend two days at the ROM, a true Canadian institution - there is something for everyone! For families, the beloved dinosaur exhibit, the bat cave and eco-gallleries. For history buf... read more
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM, French: Musée royal de l'Ontario) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, the lar... read more
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A short Dundas Streetcar East to McCaul drops you right at Toronto's flagship Art Museum, designed by Frank Gehry (local boy architect) with an extensive collection of Canadian and International Ar... read more
It is an art museum in Toronto. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the first century to the present day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space,... read more
516 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Toronto's newest must-see attraction for tourists of all ages. The aquarium features several aquatic exhibits including a walk-through tank. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons... read more
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada features North America's longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal w... read more
504 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Rated #1 by National Geographic! North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: Tu - Th - 8am to 6pm, Fri - 8am to 7pm, Sat - 5am to 5pm. Antiques Market: Sun - dawn - 5pm. 20-30 min walk
Indoor market with many bakers, butchers & artisans. Lots of fresh produce, meat & fish on weekends. North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: Tu - Th - 8am to 6pm, Fri - 8am to 7pm, S... read more
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Distance: 90 minute drive (92 km) Trip Advisor: 4.5/5 (14,286 reviews) The CN Tower is Toronto’s tallest and most defining landmark. It stretches more than 550 metres into the sky. Serving as a ... read more
What was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, is now 3rd tallest in the world! You can either see it from afar, or walk right up to the base of it. There are some observatory floo... read more
561 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Rogers Centre is a multi-purpose stadium dome in downtown Toronto. In the summer time, catch a baseball game, as this is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball).
Being right next to the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre (previously called the SkyDome) is home to the Toronto Blue Jays, and also along with the CN Tower, being one of the keystone features of the Tor... read more
Rogers Centre (originally known as SkyDome) is a multi-purpose stadium in downtown Toronto.It is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball and the Canadian Football League.
576 local Airbnb hosts recommend
One of the most famous and cosmopolitan neighbourhood in Toronto, is definitely worth a visit. Go there to enjoy one of the many cafes, restaurants, brunch spots or just to take a stroll and observ... read more
We have a fond spot in our hearts for Kensington Market. It has a lot all wrapped up in it as it spreads across storefronts throughout this neighbourhood that is roughly bounded by College St to t... read more
260 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Toronto's answer to Times Square, Dundas Square hosts hundreds of concerts, fairs, promotions and a variety of other events annually and usually all free. The Square is well situated at the city's ... read more
A public square on the South-East corner of Yonge St. and Dundas St. in Toronto, Canada that hosts music, film, and community events (almost all FREE!)
489 local Airbnb hosts recommend
From Wikipedia: The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed w... read more
The Distillery District is a great area to walk around the brick-paved streets and check out a little bit of history. A great mix of dining, shopping and culture, the old Gooderham Worts Distiller... read more
239 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about the Drake (it can be a bit 'scenesterish', but the last time I went, there was a hilarious trivia night and it was full of wonderful people. The drinks are g... read more
Looking for Brunch? Lunch? Dinner? Drinks? A band? A DJ? At any time of day The Drake has it all. Saturday nights are busiest and if you're going for brunch with more than 3 people be sure to make ... read more
336 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The heart and soul of Toronto's west end, Trinity Bellwoods is filled with everything a warm summer day needs - tennis courts, baseball fields, a dog bowl, slackline posts, and plenty of quiet shad... read more
Awesome vibe in the park with tolerated public responsible drinking in the summer and lots of dogs and dog lovers. Located in trendy queen west and near up and coming Ossington Ave. Lots of cool s... read more
231 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Go to the lake!! We have an enormous lake here, go suntanning in summer and go skating in winter (not on the actual lake, there's a rink) You can rent skates. Or take boat tour around the islands. ... read more
Harbourfront Centre is a year-round facility, featuring concerts, dance performances, readings, films and kids’ shows every weekend and many weeknights throughout the year. The centre puts a large ... read more
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It is a bit of a walk but you could also just walk north on Bathurst upto Queen Street and take the street car east bound past Bay and get off. With many selections of stores and floors of shopping... read more
Eaton Centre is a name associated with shopping malls in Canada, originating with Eaton's, one of Canada's largest department store chains at the time that these malls were developed. Eaton's partn... read more
160 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Casual and very hipster Taco and Bourbon Bar. One of my favourite spots in the city. Fantastic food. Open for lunch and dinner. My favourite dish is only available for dinner. The octopus El Di... read more
Best tacos in Toronto - perhaps the world. Try the guac and chips, followed by fish tacos and whatever sounds good to you; it's all excellent. This place is small, attracts a young & hip crowd, has... read more
159 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is the rooftop patio + view + awesome food + lively atmosphere + great wine by the ounce you've been waiting for! Okay, you haven't been waiting. But now that you know, don't you want to try it?!
Its literally a 5 second walk from the condo. It is one of the top restaurant bar lounges with a lovely retractable rooftop patio. Enjoy great drinks, their the famous Kale Salad & Pasta dishes.
159 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The best craft beer spot in the city. Always something new, tasty, and inventive. Awesome salumi and cheese boards. If the smell of the french fries sprinkled with rosemary wafts by your table and ... read more
This brewpub is an inviting spot that highlights a patio in warmer weather, and casual indoor seating complete with a second floor mezzanine with great views of the brewhouse. They feature a rotati... read more
260 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The best cinema in town; ground zero for Toronto International Film Festival hype. Featuring two great restaurants: the casual O and B Canteen with its street side patio - great for people-watching... read more
The Toronto International Film Festival is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious of its type in the world. Celebrities and cinema fans flock to the city for this annual event to enjoy the be... read more
307 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Catch a concert, Maple Leafs, or Toronto Raptors game at the Air Canada Stadium - it is literally a few steps from the condo. Maybe you will be the lucky charm the home-town Leafs need!
The Air Canada Centre is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. Teams: Toronto Marlies, Toronto Rock, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs
The Air Canada Centre is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. Catch a concert, Maple Leafs, or Toronto Raptors game, there's always something to check out!
146 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Famous Neopolitan pizza joint right down the street. Great food and wine at affordable prices. Gets pretty packed but will not take reservations. You can leave your phone number and go for a drink ... read more
Very noisy restaurant that is almost always full for dinner. You can wait for a table, or they will call you when your table is ready after you've checked in. Despite this setback, their wood-burni... read more
130 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Liquor store with a very respectable selection of wines, spirits and beer. Can get very crowded in the evenings on weekends - I would recommend going during the day.
This is the grocery store for beer, wine and spirits. Unlike most other countries, you cannot buy alcohol anywhere else.
266 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Visiting Toronto’s Chinatown can be an exciting experience for anyone. There are a number of shops, restaurants, activities, historic monuments, and even spas to check out when you visit Chinatown.... read more
This neighbourhood was where Kiki's family came after WWII... And they liked it so much she stayed! Chinatown is known for its cheap groceries, multitude of colourful restaurants and weird convenie... read more
One of the largest Chinatowns in North America. Chinese food restaurants, bubble tea houses, Chinese grocery stores, Chinese herbal medicine, even a Chinese shopping mall.
136 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Brewed at The Roundhouse, home of the steam locomotives that helped pioneer our nation, Steam Whistle brings you this authentically crafted pilsner.
Steam whistle brewery is set in an old school CN Rail roundhouse and offers tours of the brewing facility and a history of the company. A great thing to add onto a list of things to do in the area.
Take a tour of Steam Whistle Breweries, steps from the condo. This is the "roundhouse" - a train museum, now home to one of Toronto's local breweries.
125 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best Pizza in the City... well one at least in the top three. Everyone in Toronto fights over who has the best pizza... Terroni, Libretto or Queen Margherita. The other two are walking distance.
I'll never get sick of it. Comforting indulgent Italian food that will transport you and your tastebuds to the warmest and fuzziest place ever. A favourite among locals. They do reservations but wa... read more
Delicious Italian restaurant on Queen St. West. They take reservations as well as walk ins. Stop by for lunch or dinner after taking a walk or after some shopping.
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Hailed as the “Mink Mile,” Bloor-Yorkville is home to high-end designers like Tiffany, Chanel, D&G and Hermès. Strictly for the upper crust. Celebrities hang here during TIFF
Exclusive shopping, luxury hotels, fine dining. Yorkville is also the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival where celebrities and red carpets fill the streets in Sept.
Yorkville has upscale shopping, restaurants, and the first five star hotel in Canada. Upscale boutiques include Burberry, Prada, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton.
170 local Airbnb hosts recommend
U of T St. George campus tours give an overview of student life in the heart of downtown Toronto. Walk the hallowed halls of our academic buildings, the modern and historic colleges and a myriad of... read more
Not only does the university have incredible historic buildings, it is surrounded by museums - Rom, Gardiner ceramic and Bata shoe, just to name a few as well as parks, trails, Queens Park, the Leg... read more
100 local Airbnb hosts recommend
As a city we are trying to be better with our coffee and Jimmy's is a fine example of our efforts. It's iconic yellow lid can be seen on serious coffee drinkers and I feel a sense of respect I just... read more
Quaint little coffee shop with great coffee, in iconic bright yellow cap coffee cups. Great for cosy environment in lively neighborhood of King West!
This is an absolute staple coffee place! You will love the English barista cracking jokes and adding charm to the place as well as the little patio perfect for people watching!
95 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If you love Spanish Tapas and seafood - this is the spot for you. Consistently rated one of Canada's top restaurants, you must seek a reservation far ahead of time! They update their menu regular... read more
Spanish-influenced tapas, creative sharing plates & craft beers in a cozy space with an old-world vibe (barisabel.com)
101 local Airbnb hosts recommend
15 mins walk Uses local Ingredients Very Popular Brunch Hang Out Great Vegetarian options Long line ups but worth it Cash only Brunch, Lunch
Soooo delicious. Breakfast/brunch/lunch unlike any other. There is good reason people line up here all week long. If you go outside of peak times you don't wait too long. But it is always well wort... read more
93 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This place serves the best Thai food in the city, and it's right on your doorstep! Very reasonably priced, and so, so delicious. It's always busy, and they don't take reservations, so expect to wai... read more