Toronto may not be the capital of Canada, but it is easily the most well known. As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is a massive city with over six million people occupying the greater Toronto area. So, how should you spend your time in this sprawling metropolis? To find out, I have collaborated with JustFly, an online travel agency. They gave me their top three can’t miss attractions in Toronto, starting with Canada’s most famous museum.
The Royal Ontario Museum
Specializing in art, natural history, and world culture, the Royal Ontario Museum, or R.O.M., is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada according to JustFly. Established in 1912, the museum has long been affiliated with the nearby University of Toronto, and sits just above Museum Station. While it does feature numerous artifacts of past civilizations, the R.O.M. is famous for its large collection of fossils, both ancient and modern. Visitors will be awed before they even enter the museum, as the building itself is one of the most unique buildings in the city, punctuated by the crystal window fixture that was added in 2007.
The CN Tower
Speaking of architectural wonders, the second stop according to JustFly’s review is The CN Tower. Coming in at 553 Metres tall, The CN Tower, while it has lost a few spots on top lists, is still one of the tallest man-made structures on the planet despite being built in 1976. Built on former railway lands, the CN Tower gets its name from its former owners, Canadian National Railway. It is now owned by Canada Lands Company and is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Canada. So, what’s so cool about a really tall tower? The tower features numerous restaurants, glass floors, and EdgeWalk. EdgeWalk is a walking tour of the outside of the tower suspended by just a rope. Below the CN Tower lies the home of JustFly’s next top Toronto destination.
The Toronto Blue Jays
Making their home at the Rogers Centre, which was formerly called the SkyDome, The Toronto Blue Jays are the hottest ticket in Toronto in the summer. The team itself entered Major League Baseball in 1977 and is famous for winning back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. Today the team is considered by many pundits to be one of the best in the league, and is expected to compete in the World Series in October. Tickets are easy to get, you just need to make your way to the diamond on game day.
These are only three of the can’t miss attractions in Toronto. There are many, many more. What are your favorite things to do in Toronto? Share them with us in the comments.