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Downtown TorontoToronto

Find fabulous museums and galleries among the immense architecture in this town center, a global leader in design and innovation. 

Head to the top of one of the planet’s tallest buildings and gaze out over the ever-growing business district of Downtown Toronto. View the work of some of history’s greatest artists and get close to one of sport’s most renowned trophies.

Any trip to Toronto should include a visit to the CN Tower, one of the city’s modern and very visible symbols. The tallest freestanding structure in the Americas stands at an impressive 1,814 feet (553 meters), dwarfing the surrounding skyline. Take the elevator to the top deck to see spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at 360, the revolving restaurant, before you head back to ground level.

Back on the ground, visit the Art Gallery of Ontario on Dundas Street. The works of art here span all genres and ages, with pieces by Picasso and Warhol alongside European Masters such as Monet and Bernini. Don’t miss Ruben’s Massacre of the Innocents and the largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures in the world.

Whether you love to shop or not, check out the PATH. This mind-boggling walkway beneath the city has over 1,200 shops in arcades sprawling for 19 miles (30 kilometers) and connects many of the city’s buildings and tourist spots. Use this convenient underground route during wintry weather.

Another great shopping option is the Eaton Center off Yonge Street, with over 230 stores, including many major American fashion brands. See the giant lighted reindeer and Christmas tree under the center’s glass roof during the year-end holiday season.

Sports fans can catch a game at the Air Canada Center or go straight to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Marvel at an amazing assortment of signed equipment and memorabilia. Have a picture taken beside the real Stanley Cup, engraved with hundreds of names of hockey champions.

Downtown Toronto backs onto the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. The city has a wide variety of accommodations. Downtown hotels may be more expensive than in other regions. Choose from a wealth of restaurants nearby, with excellent Asian food available.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(2,239 reviews)

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

Toronto Eaton Centre
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Toronto Eaton Centre

4.5/5(3,177 reviews)

Treat yourself to a shopping trip in the stores and boutiques of Toronto’s largest mall, which is housed under a striking glass ceiling.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(1,156 reviews)

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

4.5/5(897 reviews)

Canada’s biggest dinosaur, Egyptian mummies and ice-age mammals make this museum one of Toronto’s most popular attractions for the whole family.

Hockey Hall of Fame
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Hockey Hall of Fame

4.5/5(818 reviews)

This museum showcases Canada’s greatest ice hockey players and achievements and gives visitors the chance to play game simulations.

Harbourfront Centre
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Harbourfront Centre

4.5/5(502 reviews)

Enjoy concerts and dance performances, food festivals and art exhibitions, at this multipurpose entertainment center situated on Toronto’s waterfront.

Top things to do in Downtown Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

CA $23
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

CA $125
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

CA $20
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tour
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country Tour

CA $92
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise
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Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise

CA $123
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Shopping Trip to Toronto Premium Outlets
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Shopping Trip to Toronto Premium Outlets

CA $41
Per adult

Top Hotels in Downtown Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $137 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,345 reviews)

"Perfect location downtown Toronto.. 5 starts costumer service! I would definitely stay at this hotel again. Very well maintained historical building, for those who appreciate that like me . 🤗"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
Novotel Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

Located in Downtown Toronto, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hockey Hall of Fame and Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Eaton Centre and Ripley's ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,849 reviews)

"Excellent location! We were able to walk everywhere. Very good security measures during COVID."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Novotel Toronto Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
3.5 out of 5
108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $108 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,738 reviews)

"I needed a room last minute for an emergency and this was one of the only hotels that would take me in, due to the Covid pandemic, some hotels are not accepting same day reservations. Overall, I had a good sleep."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $203 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame and Ripley's Aquarium ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,804 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Great room and location. Great service."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

The Fairmont Royal York
Bisha Hotel Toronto
Bisha Hotel Toronto
4.5 out of 5
80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $429 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Path and TIFF Bell Lightbox. Princess of Wales Theatre and PATH Underground ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (511 reviews)

"Everyone attends to you and your needs. One of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed at. The staff were so friendly and helped. The only thing was they should try to close off the pool with another set of rope as diners are always coming in to take photos. Which is annoying and distracting and that’s ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2020

Bisha Hotel Toronto
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
3.5 out of 5
30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $131 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 27

Located in Downtown Toronto, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Downtown Yonge, Ryerson University, and Yonge-Dundas Square. PATH Underground ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,663 reviews)

"I like that there are no surprises at Holiday Inn and the standards of cleanliness are extremely high. There was nothing to dislike."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

Other areas in Toronto

Chinatown which includes a city and signage

Chinatown

3.5/5Good!(231 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Chinatown. If sightseeing is on the list, Queen Street is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Spadina Ave at Dundas St West South Side Stop or Dundas St West at Spadina Ave Stop to see more of the area.

Chinatown
Kensington Market showing markets, a city and street scenes

Kensington Market

Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Kensington Market. Top attractions like Spadina Avenue Shopping District and The Path are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at College St at Augusta Ave Stop or Spadina Ave at Nassau St South Side Stop to see more of the city.

Kensington Market
Old Town featuring modern architecture, a high-rise building and street scenes

Old Town

Travelers choose Old Town for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at King St East at Sherbourne St Stop or King St East at Jarvis St East Side Stop and check out top sights like Queen Street.

Old Town
Yorkville which includes an administrative building, heritage architecture and a city

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(267 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Yorkville. If sightseeing is on the list, Downtown Yonge is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bay Station or Bloor-Yonge Station to see more of the area.

Yorkville
Etobicoke which includes street scenes

Etobicoke

4/5Very Good!(2,835 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Etobicoke. If sightseeing is on the list, Sherway Gardens is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Islington Station or Royal York Station to see more of the area.

Etobicoke
Thornhill featuring a park and a pond as well as an individual female

Thornhill

4/5Very Good!(461 area reviews)

Thornhill is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Uplands Golf Club and City Playhouse Theatre while in the area.

Thornhill

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