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.

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Top Hotels in Downtown Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
CA $174/night
Aug 22 - Aug 23
3.8/5Good! (16,327 reviews)

"The location was exactly what we were looking for!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2019

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
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The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
CA $239/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.3/5Excellent! (10,205 reviews)

"Beautiful old building! Nice stay right next to union station."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

The Fairmont Royal York
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One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
CA $143/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.4/5Excellent! (11,088 reviews)

"Clean, safe and unique right in the heart of downtown (old toronto). Also had a great view of the city from my 45th floor room."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

One King West Hotel & Residence
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The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
4 out of 5
225 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON
CA $239/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.4/5Excellent! (6,551 reviews)

"The pool area, as well as the rooftop hot tubs were a nice touch. Unfortunately, the neighborhood isn't the best, so take transportation in the evening."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
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Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
4.5 out of 5
111 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON
CA $233/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.8/5Exceptional! (944 reviews)

"lovely bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries for my boyfriends birthday. food was excellent and service was very friendly and outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection
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Bond Place Hotel
3.5 out of 5
65 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON
CA $162/night
Aug 22 - Aug 23
3.8/5Good! (7,208 reviews)

"Downtown, clean, close to everything, parking Very very good location"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Bond Place Hotel

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Other neighborhoods in Toronto

Etobicoke
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Etobicoke

Dining, Skyscraper, Flower

It may be close to the big city but this small town retains its identity with serene parkland and beautiful coastline. 

Yorkville
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Yorkville

Dining, Shopping, Friendly People

Fine art and a gentle pace of life are waiting to be enjoyed among the long, leafy streets of one of Toronto’s most luxurious suburbs.

Thornhill
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Thornhill

Friendly People, Dining, Coffee

Capturing the dynamic, fast-paced Toronto way of life, this smaller town nonetheless offers a breath of fresh air with many idyllic parks and golf courses.

Downtown Mississauga
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Downtown Mississauga

Bar, Urban, Skyscraper

One of Eastern Canada’s newest cities is captivating with stylish shopping, parks, outdoor social spaces, fine dining and art galleries.

Port Credit
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Port Credit

Port, Lake, Marina

This seaside village offers enchantment with its nautical and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Enjoy historic architecture, waterfront restaurants and charter fishing.

Chinatown
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Chinatown

Chinatown, Shopping, Dining

Discover a neighborhood bursting with Asian charm and traditions, from teahouses and herbal medicine stores to shopping malls and festivals.