The capital of Ontario and the most popular city in Canada, Toronto is home to the iconic downtown Toronto skyline that is symbolic of Canada to people all over the world. While there are many charming landmarks and attractions in the whole of Toronto, downtown Toronto is known to be the epicentre of the city’s activities like the most happening events, retail shopping, fine dining, superb museums, and gardens, all dominated by the soaring skyscrapers. Downtown Toronto is made up of many areas like the retail area of Yonge Street, public space of Dundas Square, the Financial District, historic St. Lawrence area, the Entertainment District, the Harbourfront Centre, etc. With so many places to see in downtown Toronto itself, a guided tour would be the best way to cover all the must-see sights. We’ve shortlisted the best tour options guaranteed to show you a good time. So, come and check out our suggestions for the best downtown tours in Toronto, Canada.
As the name suggests, this downtown Toronto tour is tailored for a small group of just 12 guests, ensuring maximized personal attention by the guide. The tour minibus will take you through the popular downtown sights like Harbourfront, Rogers Centre, CN Tower, Bata Shoe Museum, etc. while stopping and exploring many interesting landmarks like Sugar Beach, Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Casa Loma, and more. On the way, your guide will also point out hidden gems and mention interesting anecdotes about Toronto.
Duration: 6 hours
This remarkable helicopter tour of Toronto is truly a one-of-a-kind sight-seeing experience! As you go soaring about 2000 feet (600 metres) above the tall buildings and skyscrapers of downtown Toronto, the Lake Ontario waterfront, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery District, and so many other downtown landmarks, you will surely feel on top of the world! To enjoy this seven-minute helicopter ride, you can choose from five departure times throughout the day. After a quick briefing session at the downtown city airport, your pilot-cum-guide will take you on a magical trip over the city, all the while pointing out the fabulous landmarks along the way.
Duration: 7 minutes
No need to jostle with other tour participants since you and your party will have your own private guide on this memorable two-hour walking tour of downtown Toronto. This unique tour takes you through under and above ground walking paths that include many architectural and entertainment attractions of the downtown area. Many landmarks like Hockey Hall of Fame, Yonge-Dundas Square, Roy Thomson Hall, CBC, St. Lawrence Market are well-known stops on the tour. This private tour is highly customizable and perfect for a couple, family or group of friends.
Duration: 80 to 90 minutes
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Canada’s national winter sport, ice hockey, has a huge fan following not only in Canada but in over 70 other countries as well. With an admission ticket to this attraction, take a walk through the 65,000 sq. ft. (7222 sq. yards) Hockey Hall of Fame and learn more about this quintessentially Canadian sport as you explore the themed exhibits of the most famous teams, players, and the records held by them. There is even a Broadcast Zone, a model rink and access to the coveted Stanley Cup for die-hard fans. If you don’t know much about the game, you could catch a 3D film about it or simply try your hand at shooting or goaltending moves of the game.
Duration: 2 hours
Take a truly unique walking tour of Toronto, where a professional guide takes you through those streets and spaces of Toronto that are filled with public art, architecture, sculptures, and beautiful landmarks. The TalkWalk tour is a small-group walking tour that is specially designed for those visitors who have a keen interest in the artistic aspects of Toronto’s public spaces. In this engaging walking experience, your guide will cover 20 different sites in downtown Toronto, explaining the significance and history behind each of them.
Enjoy a day of exploring the sights of downtown Toronto on this eight-hour tour led by an informative guide. With hour-long stops at each landmark, the tour begins at CN Tower, moving onto Casa Loma, Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Rogers Centre and finally ending with amazing views of downtown Toronto. This lovely tour covers admission to all the sights listed above and lunch and bottled water are included as well.
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Enchanting downtown Toronto
With so many of Toronto’s attractions concentrated in the downtown area, it can be quite difficult to explore it in its entirety. Luckily, our curated list of guided tours will give you unfettered access to all the popular sights and landmarks of downtown Toronto. So, pick a tour and enjoy exploring downtown Toronto!
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