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Things to do in Downtown Toronto

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Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

1. Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air.  Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour.  The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.

Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

2. Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Downtown Toronto on 2 wheels! On this bike tour you’ll see some of Downtown Toronto’s key sights, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks. Explore areas that aren’t easily reached in a car or bus, and experience unique scenic views. The tour is suitable for beginners and advanced riders, as it moves at an easy pace and makes plenty of stops to chat and take in the sights. Your guides are expert city riders and know their way around Toronto. What you'll explore: • CN Tower • Royal York Hotel • Union Station • Chinatown • Kensington Market • Eaton’s Centre • Dundas Square • Harbourfront and Lake • Financial district • Queen Street West • Art Gallery of Ontario • College of Art and Design • Hockey Hall of Fame • Massey Hall • Rogers Centre • Round House Park • City Hall • St. Lawrence Market • Flatiron building • St. James Cathedral and Square • Sherbourne Common • Corus Quay • Sugar Beach • Entertainment District

Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

3. Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

Take a journey through over 300 years of Toronto history, seeing how this city went from a small muddy frontier fort to becoming the cultural and financial capital of Canada. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. This is the perfect tour for lovers of history, finance, and architecture. Walk in the footsteps of First Nation trading paths, Bay Street bankers, and the heart of the downtown quarter as you gaze up at the CN Tower. Some other highlights include Yonge-Dundas Square, Ed Mirvish Theater, Mackenzie House, City Hall, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Union Station, and much more. The tour ends at the world-famous St. Lawrence Market where you'll learn why Toronto got the nickname “Hogtown", just in time for lunch. After the tour, it's up to you to decide if you'll grab a peameal bacon sandwich, a Canadian specialty.

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

4. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: Private Transfer to Niagara Falls

5. Toronto: Private Transfer to Niagara Falls

Relax with one-way or round-trip transfer from Downtown Toronto or Toronto International Airport to Niagara Falls. Enjoy your ride in a private car with direct door-to-door service. Your experienced driver will be waiting for you and will be tracking your flight if you choose to be picked up from the airport. Sit back and relax as you start the next leg of your trip. All drivers are licensed, background checked by the Niagara Regional Police, and are graduates of DriveWise commercial driver training. All vehicles are clean inside and out, professionally maintained, and meticulously cared for.

Toronto: Shuttle Transfer Between Downtown and Niagara Falls

6. Toronto: Shuttle Transfer Between Downtown and Niagara Falls

Book a great value, door-to-door shared transfer between downtown Toronto and Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region. Choose between a one-way or round-trip transfer with four daily departures. Your hassle-free experience begins with pickup at the door of your residence or hotel in downtown Toronto. Your experienced and courteous driver will assist with your luggage. Enjoy a luggage allowance of up to one suitcase and two carry-on items per passenger. All vehicles are air-conditioned for your comfort. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive from downtown Toronto to the Niagara Region, an approximately 1.5 to 2-hour journey. You will be dropped off at the door of your accommodation in the Niagara region. This daily shuttle service connects downtown Toronto, Niagara Falls hotels, and Niagara on the Lake hotels.

Toronto: Distillery District City Exploration Game

7. Toronto: Distillery District City Exploration Game

Get ready for an adventure with this city exploration game for your smartphone. Explore Toronto’s Distillery District while challenging yourself to exciting puzzles, riddles, and tasks. Find your way around with ease using the simple-to-follow directions on your phone.  Download the city game app while connected to the internet and unlock your Toronto’s Distillery District game. Start at the Cherry Street Gate and play your way to the Corkin Gallery, the Spirit of York Distillery, and all the Saulter Street Brewery. Play at your own pace and with the ability to pause and resume whenever you want, feel free to sample a brew or two along the route. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Complete the game on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. 

Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

8. Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

Explore Toronto with 2 self-guided walking tours and audio commentary included. This tour takes you through Toronto’s most popular sights on a mobile app tour. Stroll along the Best of Toronto route and see some of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in the city. Hear fascinating facts and stories about the Hockey Hall of Fame, City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, Nathan Phillips Square, and much more. Switch over to the Toronto Waterfront route and admire the picturesque views of the islands, as you learn how the Harbourfront Centre became the city’s hub of culture and entertainment. With over 20 more sights to see, use the app to navigate to more attractions, including CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Enjoy unlimited use of the app at any time, day or night.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Full-Day Private Winery Tour

9. Niagara Falls, Canada: Full-Day Private Winery Tour

Explore the beautiful Niagara countryside on this private, customized tour. Create your itinerary, pick between 130 vineyards, visit up to 5 wineries; the choice is entirely yours. Have an unforgettable day with your friends and family, sipping on world-class wines. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car, relax, and enjoy the ride. Your guide will fill you in on the region's history and the wineries as you drive by. Visit different wineries and take in stunning views while learning about wine production in the region. Admire the charming countryside filled with rolling hills and pristine rivers. Feeling thirsty? No worries, treat yourself to a glass of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir or Pinot Noir, if you like. Don't forget to try the ice wine, as this is one of the few regions in the world that make it. Enjoy some free time to dine at one of many eclectic restaurants to soak up the wine. Whether you're a connoisseur or want to share a drink with friends, this is the perfect day out. 

Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

10. Niagara Falls, Canada: Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Discover the glorious world of Canadian beer on this day trip with a live guide. Visit 6 of Niagara's best craft breweries, take a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, learn about beer from the brewmasters, and enjoy plenty of tasters. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car, relax and, enjoy the ride. Your guide will fill you in on the region's history and the breweries as you drive by. Visit a variety of craft breweries, and find out what makes Ontario craft beer taste so good. Treat yourself to some locally brewed beer flights and grab some lunch, if you like. Grab your fellow beer-loving pal and head to the Niagara region for a day of craft beer tasting that will tickle your tastebuds.

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What people are saying about Downtown Toronto

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Our guide was knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic. We were properly dressed for the tour as recommended when we signed up on the site. The experience was exactly as advertised

Fab!! Amazing views and amazing experience. Fab to have such an accomplished female pilot too

Great walking tour in Downtown Toronto. Love the details on the various stops.

The stories were really interesting and spooky, would definitely recommend

great scary stories and leaned a lot about the history