Toronto is Canada's largest city, the second-largest in North America, and one of the most diverse. It has an impressive blend of tourist attractions, with museums, galleries, and a popular CN Tower. The region is just a short drive away from beautiful Niagara Falls.


When looking for a place to live, it's typically best to go by what brings you the most joy. You'll find no shortage of things to do in this city that has everything from amazing musicals and fine dining to unique shops set in historical buildings.


Toronto city center has a lot to offer. Just take a short walk to everything you need with the top attractions nearby, and an extensive subway system if you're up for some urban exploration. You can also explore pathways – underground walkways that connect shops and entertainment as well as sights – in winter or summer when temperatures are more comfortable than they are outdoors.


Here is a list of the top 5 tourist attractions in Toronto.


  1. CN Tower

The CN Tower is an iconic Toronto landmark, meaning it's the most recognizable building in the area. It even became Toronto's official city icon.


When you’re looking for a place to capture some amazing HD photographs or videos, visit the CN Tower. This iconic Toronto landmark was built around the 1940s, and stands at 533 metres tall. You can see for miles and even into the United States from its top level.


As soon as you take the elevator up to the main deck, there are plenty of things to do. You can even walk on a glass floor if you're brave enough to take on the view.


360 Restaurant has been lauded by many top food critics across the world owing to their high-quality dishes and local ingredients. The best part? Their chefs will rotate the view so you always get to see the lovely city with your own eyes!


The CN Tower is well known for the Edge Walk. This experience is thrilling and nerve-wracking, but it's completely worth it.


If you're looking for some new views of the city, take the elevator to the Sky Pod. One level up will give you a spectacular view from the top of the CN Tower. Just be sure to plan accordingly and bring your wallet! Check out the official website for more information about this attraction.

  1. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium is a relatively new place in the city, and it has made quite a splash in the short amount of time it's been here. Don't forget our puns about aquariums, though!


The Aquarium is home to the longest underwater glass tunnel in North America. As you walk on the "Dangerous Lagoon" you'll be able to see some of the highly-predatory sharks and eels that live here. It offers many educational opportunities as well as a great place for personal exploration.


In all, there are 9 different galleries and over 400 species of animals waiting to be explored. You're not going to run out of things you want to check out! It's incredibly popular, so make sure you visit before 10 am or after 3 pm – this way you won't have to fight with the crowd.

  1. Royal Ontario Museum

If you're looking for an excellent museum in Toronto, Canada, with a focus on natural history, art and culture from around the world, then the Royal Ontario Museum may be for you. The ROM has an outstanding collection which covers natural history, art and culture from different periods from across the globe. It features exhibitions from other museums around the world as well.


In 2007, a controversial expansion added the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal on to the very traditional older building. Now it has become one of Toronto's most recognizable buildings.


  1. The Distillery District

Do you like history, good food, and great photo spots? The Distillery District is sure to please an enthusiast with a taste for the old-timey.

Unlike other areas, the Distillery District has managed to survive the years and still offers a taste of history. The historic buildings are now home to shops, restaurants, coffee places, and breweries that reflect its rich past. You can take a walking tour of the area to learn about the various heritage buildings and stories behind them.


The Distillery District has art installations that draw in thousands of people every year. The winter season is full of events and Christmas Market stalls.

  1. Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are another hot-spot for recreation, and they're only accessible by boat. They're the only islands in this part of Lake Ontario, and they offer car-free zones that make them the largest urban zone in North America.


You won't run out of options when you go on vacation or visit Toronto. The Islands offer amenities such as public swimming and kayaking, biking, Frisbee golf, and even antique carousels to keep tourists entertained throughout their stay in Toronto.