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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.

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
The price is $114 per night

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Toronto Eaton Centre and Toronto City Hall. Art Gallery ...

3.8/5Good! (18,599 reviews)

"Everthing was great everything was perceft just as i exspected"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
The price is $161 per night

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Hockey Hall of Fame, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, and CN Tower. Toronto ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,214 reviews)

"The location and condition of this hotel is great, especially for the rates they charge"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
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 $112 per night

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

4.2/5Excellent! (5,808 reviews)

"This is my spot. I stayed here last year. Just the location alone puts you in a unique spot to get to many places throughout the city. I will only stay at this hotel.😁😁👍👍"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
Shangri-la hotel Toronto
Shangri-la hotel Toronto
5 out of 5
188 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is $324 per night

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this luxury hotel is steps from The Path, Royal Alexandra Theatre, and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Queen Street ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (863 reviews)

"Extremely clean Great views Rooms were high-tech and designed very well"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Shangri-la hotel Toronto
Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto
Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto
4 out of 5
200 Victoria St, Toronto, ON
The price is $112 per night

Located in Downtown Toronto, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Yonge-Dundas Square. PATH Underground Shopping Mall and Ed ...

3.9/5Good! (1,958 reviews)

"I liked how kind and professional the front desk staff was. I appreciated jow clean and comfortable the room was. I was disappointed to have a really bad view of a building under construction."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
4 out of 5
15 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON
The price is $102 per night

Located in Downtown Toronto, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Hockey Hall of Fame. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,477 reviews)

"Quiet location. A perfect place to relax after a long days work while on the road in Toronto."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto

Popular places to visit in Downtown Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(1,736 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(1,319 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.

Scotiabank Arena
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Scotiabank Arena

4.5/5(564 reviews)

Catch an event at Scotiabank Arena during your trip to Old Toronto. Experience the acclaimed art scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(661 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(559 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.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

4.5/5(879 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea animals who live at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and learn why this is a favorite attraction in Old Toronto. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Downtown Toronto

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

84% of travellers recommend
$40
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

92% of travellers recommend
$90
Per adult
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

92% of travellers recommend
$14
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

88% of travellers recommend
$85
Per adult
Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour, Lunch & Boat Cruise
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Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour, Lunch & Boat Cruise

92% of travellers recommend
$131
Per adult
Family-Friendly Tour to Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Family-Friendly Tour to Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake

88% of travellers recommend
$84
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Toronto

Chinatown showing signage and a city

Chinatown

3.5/5Good!(57 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 featuring art, a city and markets

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
CN Tower which includes general coastal views, a city and a high rise building

Toronto Entertainment District

Travelers choose Toronto Entertainment District for its popular aquarium. Hop aboard the metro at King St West at John St East Side Stop or King St West at John St West Side Stop and check out top sights like CN Tower.

Toronto Entertainment District
Old Town featuring street scenes, a city and modern architecture

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
Royal Ontario Museum showing modern architecture, a city and street scenes

Bloor-Yorkville

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Consider a visit to Royal Ontario Museum and take some time to enjoy the interesting museums during your time in Bloor-Yorkville. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Bay Station or Bloor-Yonge Station.

Bloor-Yorkville
Yorkville featuring a city, heritage architecture and an administrative buidling

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(142 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