Things to do in Toronto
Click on the links below for some interesting places and attractions that you can plan to visit during your ZCON week.
A Wonder of the Modern World, the CN Tower is Canada’s most celebrated architectural triumph with Toronto’s most spectacular views – day or night. This Toronto must-see is a world-class entertainment and dining destination. Explore two observation levels up to 1,136 ft/346m, the world famous Glass Floor at 1,122 ft./342m with outdoor SkyTerrace, and access to attractions such as the CN Tower story in the Height of Excellence film, and the new film The Red Rocket: Toronto by Trolley.
Distance from Hotel-18.4km / 11.4mi (Web site)
Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is one of the most dynamic and versatile entertainment centres in the world. No other venue has the diversity of events that Rogers Centre hosts on an annual basis across over 200 event days. Rogers Centre is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club™, World Series Champions in 1992 and 1993, and the Toronto Argonauts Football Team™ who won the Grey Cup in 1991, 1996, 1997 and 2004. From 2008 to 2012, the venue also hosted a total of 8 Buffalo Bills football games (NFL).
Distance from Hotel-19.0km / 11.8mi (WEB SITE)
Air Canada Centre is Canada's premiere sports and entertainment venue and home to the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club, Toronto Raptors basketball club, and the Toronto Rock lacrosse team. The Air Canada Centre hosted its first hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians two years after the project broke ground in February 1999. Since then the Air Canada Centre has hosted thousands of events including concerts, sporting events, family shows, festivals, banquets, receptions, trade-shows, and business meetings.
Distance from Hotel-19.0km / 11.8mi (WEB SITE)
The whole family can enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre. Permanent exhibits educate guests on topics such as geology, astronomy, music and technology, anatomy and more. Don't miss a visit to the Space Hall, Toronto's only operating planetarium.
Distance from Hotel-4.5km / 2.8mi (WEB SITE)
Toronto's premier hockey attraction is home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL. Guests can go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today's greatest goalies and shooters, including Carey Price and Sidney Crosby; call the play-by-play of some of hockey's greatest goals; view hockey flicks like Stanley's Game Seven, hockey's first 3D film, in one of our two theatres; get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup; explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world - A museum and entertainment destination like no other, the Hockey Hall of Fame is fun for the whole family and kids of all ages!
Often referred to as the "little garden with big ideas," the Toronto Botanical Garden was established in 2003 and features 17 themed "city-sized" gardens over four acres. The garden also hosts educational opportunities for the public.
Distance from Hotel-3.2km / 2.0mi (WEB SITE)
The "ROM" is home to more than six million artifacts ranging from mummies to dinosaur skeletons, Chinese sculpture to bat caves. Take a day to explore the museum, or stop by for its weekly party series, Friday Night Live, featuring live music, local eats and late-night access to the museum.
Distance from Hotel-16.0km / 9.9mi (WEB SITE)
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is on the edge of Toronto's downtown Chinatown district. Explore the top-notch permanent and rotating exhibits, including the largest collection of Canadian art. 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, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.
Distance from Hotel-16.5km / 9.9mi (WEB SITE)
Experience the elegance and splendour of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, the only landmark castle in North America and Toronto’s premier historic attraction. Tour through secret passages and tunnels. Tour the stables with an exhibition of vintage cars from the 1900s and take in a spectacular city view from the unique towers. Enjoy magnificent gardens May through October.
Immerse yourself in a world of 16,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. The Aquarium 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 with three touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, and rays as well as daily dive shows every 2 hours.
Centre Island is Toronto’s island getaway, a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to drive for hours. Just a short ferry ride from downtown, Centre Island is nestled between Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point. Visitors can rent bikes by the hour (standard, tandem and quad cycles) near the Pier to ride the many bike trails throughout the island. During the summer months, you can rent a canoe or kayak from the Boat Rental near the shrubbery maze.
Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration, absorbing most of the city with its infectious feel-good vibes.
Over a million tourists are expected in Toronto during the first weekend of August to experience everything Caribana has to offer. The beauty of Caribana in
Toronto is the varied audience it attracts: everyone from families across Canada and the U.S, young singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana themed parties in clubs across Toronto.
Since 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has been the community’s beating heart and culinary focal point of the city of Toronto. It’s the living symbol and anchor of the neighbourhood and for the families who live here. It’s a place to connect, to share stories and of course, to taste and to discover great food.
For each of our 120 vendors, merchants and artisans, the Market is their life’s work. Their pride, care and singular passion is the reason, 208 years later, the Market continues to thrive. The Market is a place where the authenticity of truly great food and shopkeepers who care reign above all else.
In recent years, Toronto has emerged as a major style destination. From luxury designer items to some of the best vintage shopping in North America, there is no shortage of stores to reinvent your wardrobe or home in Toronto.
Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville: From designer boutiques carrying the latest fashions, to high-end galleries and antique shops, Bloor-Yorkville is heaven on earth for those with sophisticated tastes and deep pockets.
Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills
Shops on Don Mills, 12 Marie Labatte Rd, Toronto, ON M3C 0H9
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas
1800 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M2J 5A7
The Princes of Wales Theatre
300 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1J2
Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1H9
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M5B 1M4