Toronto needs no introduction. This multicultural city embraces everyone and never disappoints its visitors.
Tour the places online and plan a trip when they open.
Discover Toronto online from your couch! Let’s start from up above. Here we go!
CN Tower is Toronto’s iconic landmark. Millions of visitors visit the Tower to take in breadth-taking views (from 346 m/1136 feet), enjoy a unique 360 dining experience and for the Thrill of the EdgeWalk (a Canadian and Ontario Signature Experience). Take in this view from the base of the CN tower.
Check out this live view from the top of the CN Tower.
One of Toronto’s top attractions, Casa Loma, built in European splendor and elegance, is, today, regarded as a treasured heritage landmark. Did you know this was once a private residence? The castle has 98 rooms, many secret passageways, authentic period furnishings and affords breadthtaking views of the Tornoto skyline.
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Casa Loma’s Scottish Tower. The towers were meant to be the defining features of Casa Loma, creating the memorable profile of the Castle. They provided exceptional views of Sir Henry Pellatt’s vast estate, the growing City to the south and, at the time, the picturesque countryside surrounding it. Today they provide guests visiting the castle stunning views of the modern city of Toronto and Casa Loma’s estate gardens. 📷 cred @zachheiberg #spring #beautiful #hope #positive #inspire #toronto #casaloma #castle #cityoftoronto #seetorontonow #explorecanada #casaloma
Elgin And Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Did you know that this National Heritage Site is the last operating vaudeville-era double-decker theatre in the World? The Centre hosts many events including the Ross Petty Productions and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
What is a double-decker theatre? Go on a virtual tour to find out.
The Toronto Zoo is more than a place where people go to see wildlife, it is also a place that connects people, animals and wildlife.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Canada’s largest indoor Aquarium will be the best deep sea adventure you ever had!
Learn about amazing creatures in the waters with Ripley’s Aquarium at home. Watch the live streams, learn using their downloadable educational materials, enjoy arts and crafts, or check the various live events. Check out the Shark Camera, Rainbow Reef Camera, Ray Bay Camera, Jelly fish Camera.
Ontario Legislative Building
Ontario Legislative Building is an impressive structure that houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the viceregal suite of the Governor and offices of MPPs. Tour this majestic building virtually!
Art Gallery of Ontario
One of the largest art museums in North America, The AGO has around 95,000 art works ranging from masterpieces to works by emerging artists. While the Gallery is closed, the Gallery staff are sharing their favourite pieces of art on facebook and Instagram as part of #AGOfromHome.
Viewing art from home certainly makes a difference, for it gives us greater time to appreciate the nuances depicted in the work. AGO’s article on ‘Taking Your Time with Art‘ emphasizes this very point. Check out their vast collection of works available online. You can also check out the Curator’s Talk for an insight into their exhibitions.
Bata Shoe Museum
See and learn all about shoes at this Museum housed in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning building. Not many people realize that you can learn many things from shoes including technological development in the world, cultural shift of the society, changing gender and social status, religious beliefs. If you are curious what’s on display at the museum, check out #BSMFromHome.
Once upon a time, Men used to wear heels. How did the heels, once a symbol of power and prestige, come to be dropped out of the male wardrobe? To know more, view this interesting virtual exhibition – Standing TALL: The Curious History of Men in Heels.
What to know what more is inside the museum? Take a tour when they open!
Royal Ontario Museum
Ontario Science Centre
Clay, Every Day. Clay and ceramic are used to inspire, audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes all the while championing Canadian artists. With
#GardinerFromHome, you can discover their online collection and get creative with fun, kid-friendly activities. Get your daily ceramics fix!
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Looking for some quarantine reading? We're making a selection of exhibition catalogues available online. First up…Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary, curated by @karinetsoumis. Presented in 2017, Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary consisted of four immersive installations by @janetmacpherson, who is widely acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. The catalogue features images, essays, and an interview with Macpherson conducted by Executive Director & CEO Kelvin Browne. Link in bio. Janet Macpherson, Exhibition view of Decoy (detail), 2016 #gardinermuseum #GardinerFromHome #janetmacpherson #canadianceramics #slipcast #porcelain #canadianart
Hockey Hall of Fame
Calling all Hockey Lovers! This place is fun with everything from hockey artifacts, exhibits, state-of-the-art games, multimedia stations, replica NHL dressing room, merchandise and memorabilia. You can even play against top players or host your own Sports Centre. How about a selfie with the Stanley Cup? There are a millions of reasons to visit this place.
All those disheartened about the temporary closure of the place can take a 3-D tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame!
Toronto Railway Museum
Located south of the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium, is the Toronto Railway Museum that is dedicated to rail transportation. Here, you can ride the miniature railway, be a train driver or an engineer or just take in the different exhibits of restored locomotives, freight cars among others. Check out their online collection of rail memorablia.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Aga Khan Museum
Enjoy the splendour of the Aga Khan Museum – without leaving your home. #MuseumWithoutWalls. Hear Curator talks, virtual gallery tours, actvities with kids and more.
National Ballet Of Canada
Toronto Public Library
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, has some of the largest repositories of publicly accessible rare books and manuscripts in Canada.
Tour the streets
We think these diverse experiences are reason enough to plan a visit Toronto.