Downtown TorontoToronto

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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.

Top Hotels in Downtown Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
CA $123
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto Eaton Centre and Toronto ...

3.8/5Good! (17,973 reviews)

"It was very big So it was but. Our stay was enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
CA $112
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

4.4/5Excellent! (12,417 reviews)

"Amazing room and view and staff. Great service and location is convenient"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
CA $179
per night
Mar 17 - Mar 18

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

4.3/5Excellent! (4,963 reviews)

"I love the location of this hotel! 10min walk to CN tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Aquarium & the car show. Great restaurants around."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
CA $179
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (11,906 reviews)

"Our stay was excellent we have no complaints and really enjoyed our stay! Two thumbs up !"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

The Fairmont Royal York
The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
4 out of 5
225 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON
CA $195
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Downtown Toronto, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ryerson University, Hockey Hall of Fame and Scotiabank Arena. The Distillery Historic District ...

4.4/5Excellent! (7,265 reviews)

"Beautiful view of the lake and the city at night. Rooftop hot tub was a great perk! Close to restaurants and places of interest."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

The Grand Hotel & Suites Toronto
Bond Place Hotel
Bond Place Hotel
3.5 out of 5
65 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON
CA $110
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Downtown Toronto, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square and Toronto Eaton Centre. Hockey Hall of Fame and Scotiabank ...

3.8/5Good! (7,811 reviews)

"Very clean modern hotel, great location steps away from Yonge/Dundas. Will absolutely book again."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Bond Place Hotel

Popular things to do in Downtown Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(2,189 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(3,090 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(1,123 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.

Top activities in Downtown Toronto

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Free Harbour Cruise
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Free Harbour Cruise

84% of travellers recommend
CA $48
Per adult
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

92% of travellers recommend
CA $20
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

92% of travellers recommend
CA $125
Per adult
Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting
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Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting

90% of travellers recommend
CA $107
Per adult
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Admission Tickets
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Admission Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
CA $44
Per adult
Airliner Adventures Package
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Airliner Adventures Package

CA $34
Per adult

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