Explore Toronto

Places to go in Toronto! Check out these cultural, educational and kids’ events in the GTA. Discover our Museum and Arts Pass which will get you & your family into museums and galleries free!

Websites

  • CDN Aga Khan Museum

    https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

    All about Islamic civilizations around the world in a beautiful new museum.

  • CDN The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

    http://www.royalfair.org

    Horses, farm animals, agricultural exhibits and more. The country comes to Toronto.

  • CDN Art Gallery of Ontario

    http://www.ago.net/

    Over 100 years old and still changing.

  • CDN Attractions Ontario

    http://www.attractionsontario.ca/

    Visit some of the many things to see and do outside of Toronto. Find out about forts, museums, zoos, and amusement parks from Ottawa to Niagara to London to North Bay.

  • CDN The Bata Shoe Museum

    http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/

    A museum all about shoes. Antique shoes, rock stars' shoes and shoes that look impossible to walk in.

  • CDN Black Creek Pioneer Village

    http://www.blackcreek.ca/

    See what life was like in Ontario in the 1860s. What people wore, how they cooked and where they worked.

  • CDN Canadian National Exhibition

    http://www.theex.com/index.php

    The original version of the CNE began in 1879 as a fair for agriculture, horticulture, arts, and industry. Admission was 25 cents. More history, facts, and upcoming attractions are on the website.

  • CDN Casa Loma: Canada's Famous Castle

    http://www.casaloma.org/

    Built between 1911 and 1914 for Sir Henry Pellatt, this castle cost 3.5 million dollars to complete.

  • CDN Special Events Office

    https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/partnerships-sponsorships-donations/sponsor/major-festivals-events/

    An online list of festivals and special events happening in Toronto, from Canada Day to Toronto Winterfest.

  • CDN Colborne Lodge Museum

    https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1846/index.html

    Visit the home of John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. John, one of Toronto's first architects as well as a City Engineer and Surveyor, built the cottage in 1837 and it still contains many orginal furnishings.

  • CDN Featured Parks

    https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/parks/index.html

    Toronto has great themed parks for all to enjoy from the Franklin Children's Garden to Riverdale Farm and the Humber Butterfly Habitat.

  • CDN Fort York National Historic Site

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/fort-york-national-historic-site/

    The city of Toronto began with this historic military fort, built in 1793.

  • CDN Gardiner Museum

    http://www.gardinermuseum.com/

    This museum began with Helen and George Gardiner’s collections of ceramics and porcelain from Ancient America, the Italian Renaissance, 17th and 18th century England and Europe.

  • CDN Gibson House

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/gibson-house-museum/

    A museum in the 1851 home of the Gibson family. Museum guides dressed in 1850s costumes give demonstrations of home life in 19th century North Toronto.

  • CDN Harbourfront Centre/Harbour Kids

    http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids/index.cfm

    Camps, festivals, theatrical performances, concerts, art exhibitions and other multicultural- or international-themed events and activities for children and adults at the Harbourfront Centre on the lake.

  • CDN The Hockey Hall of Fame

    http://www.hhof.com/

    Photos, statistics, memorabilia, interactive games and more stuff celebrating the hockey greats.

  • CDN Mackenzie House Museum

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/mackenzie-house/

    Mackenzie House was purchased by the community for William Lyon Mackenzie who was the first mayor of Toronto, a newspaper editor and leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion.

  • CDN McMichael Canadian Art Collection / D'Art Canadien

    http://www.mcmichael.com/

    An important art gallery devoted to the work of Canadian artists such as the Group of Seven. The gallery is set on 100 beautiful acres of conservation land in Kleinburg, northwest of Toronto.

  • CDN Montgomery's Inn

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/montgomerys-inn/

    The inn of Thomas and Margaret Montgomery is now a museum of Etobicoke's past. This historical meeting place has been restored to look as it did in 1847.

  • CDN Ontario Science Centre

    http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/

    The museum about science with stuff to do and things to touch. There's an OMNIMAX theatre, too.

  • CDN Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

    http://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/

    Located next door to the CN Tower. This aquarium, has many exhibits including a shark lagoon.

  • CDN Riverdale Farm

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/zoos-farms/riverdalefarm/

    Find out about the history of the farm as well as current exhibits and events.

  • CDN Rogers Centre

    http://m.bluejays.mlb.com/ballpark/information/history

    Features events, history and interesting facts about the Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome.

  • CDN Royal Ontario Museum

    https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/all-programs/kids

    More than just amazing dinosaurs. A place of science, the ROM does archaeological expeditions and brings us world-famous collections. There are children's programs too.

  • CDN Scarborough Historical Museum

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/scarborough-museum/

    Learn what rural life was like in Nineteenth century Scarborough. Visit the Hough Carriage Works or the McCowan Log House.

  • CDN Spadina Museum

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/spadina-museum/

    A neighbour to Casa Loma, this house chronicles four generations of the wealthy Austin family and features a restored Victorian garden.

  • CDN The Storytellers School of Toronto

    http://StorytellingToronto.org/

    It's an organization that offers courses in storytelling and encourages the art of storytelling.

  • CDN Textile Museum of Canada

    http://www.textilemuseum.ca/

    Discover fabrics, garments, carpets, beadwork and baskets from more than 200 countries and regions. Visit Fibrespace, a hands-on gallery for kids.

  • CDN Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/todmorden-mills/

    This museum looks at early industry in Toronto and includes a Brewery gallery and Paper Mill gallery. This site also features a theatre and a wildflower preserve.

  • CDN Toronto Parks & Recreation

    https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/parks/index.html

    From camps and dance to snowboarding and splashpads, there are more than 54,000 programs through Parks and Rec. Not to mention, 1,500 parks.

  • CDN Toronto Transit Commission

    http://www.ttc.ca

    The subway, bus and streetcar system has a website to help you get around the city.

  • CDN Toronto Zoo

    http://www.torontozoo.com/

    Plants and animals on 287 hectares of land, right in the city. There's a Gorilla Rainforest, an African Savanna and more than 5,000 animals.

  • CDN Tourism Toronto

    http://www.seetorontonow.com

    Events, special deals, what to see, where to eat, what to do.

  • CDN Zion Schoolhouse

    https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/zion-schoolhouse/

    Role-playing programs let students today experience the lives of students in 1910.

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