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North York
Toronto

Toronto Botanical Garden showing a garden

Visit an area with green space, varied activities and plentiful shopping. Served efficiently by public transportation, this suburb is convenient to Downtown Toronto.

Travel about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, to North York where plenty of attractions keep families entertained. An attractive urban park, Downsview Park, is located within the district. The sprawling park occupies the space of a former military base. Visit North York to enjoy activities throughout the year, from concerts to educational and sporting events.

A former hangar for World War II aircraft has been repurposed in the large park. The massive building is used as a multipurpose recreational facility with indoor fields and courts, along with a restaurant. Follow the 1.7-mile (2.7-kilometer) loop path that takes you through an apple orchard and to a lake area with its own path.

For other nature walks, the Toronto Botanical Garden offers themes throughout its nearly 35 acres (14 hectares). Walk among thousands of plants on display and visit the seasonal café, farmers market and garden shop.

Formerly a separate site, Edwards Gardens is now part of the botanical garden. This one-time estate garden features many perennials and roses. Join one of the free tours for individuals and small groups held regularly during the summer.

For an interactive approach to learning about scientific principles and phenomena, include the Ontario Science Centre in your itinerary. Experience a simulated tornado and a rainforest environment. Explore the universe in the space section and planetarium or discover the human body’s potential and its limits. The special KidSpark activities for children under age 9 allows them to learn about science through play. Watch the current show in the center’s IMAX theater.

Learn about Islamic civilizations and the contributions Muslims have made to society at the Aga Khan Museum. The modern, light-filled building in North York includes exhibition galleries and a 335-seat theater. The museum’s formal gardens provide a space for contemplation and reflection.

Drive from Downtown Toronto to North York in about 20 minutes or travel by subway in about 40 minutes.


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Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
175 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON
The price is $76 per night from May 10 to May 10
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aga Khan Museum and Ontario Science Centre. Toronto Eaton ...
3.7/5Good! (2,260 reviews)
"A clean hotel. A good bed for the night. Easy access to everything."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Novotel Toronto North York
Novotel Toronto North York
3.5 out of 5
3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is $109 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in North York, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paramount Ice Complex, Chesswood Arena, and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Scotiabank Pond ...
4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Parking was inconvenient since we had an ifersized truck parkingbwas about 5 min walk from hotel. Well located with lots of restaurants etc"

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Novotel Toronto North York
Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
50 Norfinch Drive, Toronto, ON
The price is $73 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in North York, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports ...
4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"They were super polite. And very helpful and respectable"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites
Willowdale Hotel Toronto North York
Willowdale Hotel Toronto North York
3 out of 5
170 Willowdale Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is $87 per night from May 8 to May 8
Located in North York, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mel Lastman Square and Toronto Centre for the Arts. Mitchell Field Arena and North York City ...
4/5Very Good! (78 reviews)
"I highly recommend! Our stay was very comfortable, it is very clean and the beds are great! I think due to COVID we didn’t see many staff but they were very pleasant 👍"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Willowdale Hotel Toronto North York
Montecassino Hotel and Event Venue
Montecassino Hotel and Event Venue
3 out of 5
3710 Chesswood Dr, Toronto, ON
The price is $76 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in North York, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Downsview Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from York University. Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre is 2.6 ...
3.4/5 (997 reviews)
"Breakfast was included with my stay. However I was not able to have breakfast as it was closed"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Montecassino Hotel and Event Venue
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is $89 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in North York, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.8 mi (2.9 ...
4/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Very clean. Excellent breakfast. Lovely staff."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South, an IHG Hotel
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