Can’t get out of the YYZ for Canada Day weekend? Did you wait until it was too late to make lake plans? Or maybe your normal Canada Day weekend crew decided to bring their boyfriends along this year. The reason doesn’t matter – the point is, you’re stuck in Toronto for the weekend. You can either stay in your apartment or get out and experience Toronto like never before!
LFI compiled a list of must-see Toronto tourist destinations you usually avoid during the busy season. So make sure you get out and see everything Toronto has to offer this Canada Day!
With a revolving restaurant on top and one the best views in Toronto, the CN tower is the most iconic tourist destination in Ontario’s capital. Seeking adventure? The CN Tower is perfect for Torontonian thrill seekers. The Edge Walk lets participants attach to a harness and circle the exposed top of the 356-meter skyscraper.
If heights aren’t your thing, the tower also features a glass floor, a virtual reality tour, and 360-degree views of the city. So if you’re stuck in Toronto for the long weekend, try checking out this iconic landmark.
Whether you’re a hockey enthusiast or you’re looking to embrace Canadian culture, the Hockey Hall of Fame is the place to celebrate all things hockey. Located at the bottom of Yonge and Front Street, the hall of fame holds the largest collection of hockey memorabilia and is houses the Stanley Cup. This popular destination also offers engaging interactive tours making it a must-see destination for all sports lovers.
Everyone at LFI are fashion obsessed Canadian kweens. So if you’re anything like us, you’ll find yourself in awe at the unique museum exhibit featuring shoes from every decade. The museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits footwear from around the world and even features celebrity footwear. Some of the most famous pieces include Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes and Canadian hero Terry Fox’s running trainers from his trans-Canadian run for cancer.
With bright colours and eye-catching graphics, it is no surprise that the Graffiti Alley is emerging as an Instagram hotspot. The street art gallery encompasses 1 km of walls along Rush Lane. It is also famously where Canadian commentator Rick Mercer shot his 15 years’ worth of rants for his iconic television show.
With endless options of vintage shops, incredible gastropubs, and chic cocktail bars, the distillery district is definitely worth checking out. In the summertime, the cobblestone streets fill up with outdoor street performers, live music, and theatrical stage performances. The bars and microbreweries make the distillery district a picturesque place for a fun-filled day of drinking and non-stop entertainment!