Below is a list of the top and leading Experiences in Toronto. To help you find the best Experiences located near you in Toronto, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Toronto’s Best Experiences:
- Royal Ontario Museum – showcases art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages
- Toronto Zoo – connecting people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – provides a world-class experience that will foster education, conservation, and research, while providing fun and entertainment for locals and tourists of all ages
- St. Lawrence Market – one of the world’s great markets
- Art Gallery of Ontario – one of the largest art museums in North America
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum was founded in 1914 and exhibits art, culture, and nature from all around the world and throughout history. Canada’s biggest and most comprehensive museum, ranked among the top ten cultural institutions in North America, houses a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural artifacts, and natural history specimens shown in 40 gallery and exhibition rooms. The ROM plays a critical role in expanding our understanding of the artistic, cultural, and natural world as the country’s leading field research institute and an international pioneer in new discoveries.
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Phone: (514) 844 5400
“One of my favourite destinations. Been a member for years. It’s a marvellous place to be for families, adults and museum buffs. Their special exhibits are always on point and interesting. It’s even a great place for a date. The facilities are always maintained. Overall a great experience” – Ahmad Othman
Toronto Zoo is concerned about the welfare of their animals. They are the foundation of their animal conservation and public education activities, and their well-being is a top concern for them. Their crew is important to them as well and they respect the variety, talents, and devotion of their staff and volunteers, who are the guiding factor behind their goal. Moreover, their visitors are partners in their goal. They are the change agents we send out into the world. They try to provide an experience that is easily accessible, enjoyable, safe, and comfortable, encouraging learning and creating memorable and lifetime memories.
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
Phone: (647) 351 3474
“Felt very safe and fun! The weather held up nicely for us, and there were tons of sanatization stations around. Some of the water bottle refill stations weren’t working but other than that everything was great. Can’t wait to go back when more of the zoo is accessible, i.e. the pavilions and zoomobile!!” – Victoria Young
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada aims to create a world-class experience for locals and tourists of all ages that promotes education, conservation, and research while also providing fun and entertainment. They will delight and inspire you while urging you to appreciate and conserve the world’s waterways by displaying the beauty and relevance of their aquatic world and the species that live within it.
With over 5.7 million liters of water and over 100 interactive possibilities, the Aquarium boasts North America’s longest underwater viewing tube. Get up close and personal with horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and stingrays in various touch displays, as well as daily diving presentations every 2 hours.
Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Phone: (647) 351 3474
“I’ve been coming to Toronto few years and have always had the intention of coming here but never got the opportunity. I brought my best friend here for her special day(it was both of our first times) and we absolutely loved it. The under water creatures are incredibly beautiful. There are so many different stations with all sorts of fish. So many different colours, and you actually learn so much coming here. I would 150% recommend coming here, you will have so much fun” – Henrie Ferreira
St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market is a square on a vibrant and realistic patchquilt in one of the world’s major markets. The Market’s collective tale is made up of moms, sons, dads, and daughters who have dedicated their lives to food and their art. The South Market, North Market, and St. Lawrence Hall make up today’s St. Lawrence Market Complex. Over 120 specialized vendors sell fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, baked goods, and dairy products on the main and lower floors of the South Market, which are noted for their diversity and freshness. The North Market is well renowned for its Saturday Farmers’ Market, which began in 1803 and is still going strong today.
Address: 93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3
Phone: (416) 392 7219
“We loved our visit to the St. Lawrence market in Toronto! It was a nice walk from our hotel downtown to the market and it allowed us to work up an appetite for all the amazing foods! There are many amazing food choices both upstairs and down! Lots of gift shops, coffee vendors and also your traditional fresh food market stalls. This place has it all! If you are in Toronto for a couple days, put this on your “must sees” list!” – Gregory M
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario is one of North America’s major art museums. The AGO’s collection of nearly 95,000 works includes everything from cutting-edge contemporary art like Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled to European masterworks like Peter Paul Rubens’ The Massacre of the Innocents; from the Group of Seven’s vast collection to works by known and developing Indigenous Canadian artists. The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport contributes to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s budget. The City of Toronto, the Canada Council for the Arts, and significant donations from AGO members, benefactors, and private-sector partners provide additional operating assistance.
Address: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4,
Phone: (416) 979 6648
“I’ve been visiting the AGO for years, ever since I was a child. Whether it’s seeing new installations or featured, limited-time specials or revisiting old favourites that are permanently open to the public, it’s one of those places that just feel like home to me. Throughout university, I would visit here once every week or two, thanks to their free program for people under 25.” – Emily Michelle Fata