COVID-19: List of Tourist Attractions Open Now in Toronto and GTA

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Credit: Aga Khan Museum

With Ontario scheduled to enter Step 3 of Ontario’s three-step plan for reopening on July 16th museums and other indoor attractions can reopen with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors.

Here is a list of Greater Toronto Area attractions and their reopening plans.

Do remember to wear masks and buy tickets in advance.

 

Canada’s Wonderland

Spread over 330-acres, Canada’s Wonderland is home to more than 200 attractions, 70 rides including 17 rollercoasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.

Where: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Status: Opened on July 6th.

Wet N’ Wild

Waterpark with 15 attractions like the Krazy Kanuck family raft ride, a mega treehouse play structure for the kids, and the Wet‘n’Wild Junior mini water park for the little ones, a bowl slide, free fall speed slides, the Klondike Express mat slide racer and the longest and tallest drop slides in Canada and the World!

Where: 7855 Finch Ave. W. Brampton

Status: Opened on July 6th.

Centreville Amusement Park

Surrounded by 600 acres of gorgeous parkland, Centreville Amusement Park has more than 30 rides and attractions like Antique Carousel, twirling Tea Cups, Log Flume or Bumper Boats and Bumper Cars.

Where: Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Status: Opened on July 9th.

Reptilia Zoo

Indoor Attractions Whitby

Experience the entire world of reptiles at Reptilia with over 250 species of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids from all around the world.

Where:

  • 2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
  • 1400 Victoria St East Whitby

Reopening Date: Starting July 16th – Get Tickets

Pickering Museum Village

Pickering Museum Village is the largest living history pioneer village in Durham Region, consisting of 19 heritage buildings from 1810-1920, gardens, and orchards.

Where: 2365 Concession Road 6 Greenwood

Status: Open for scheduled events throughout summer.

Toronto Botanical Gardens

 

Toronto Botanical Garden offers visitors the eye-candy of 17 award-winning, beautifully themed gardens that span almost four acres.

Where: 777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto

Status: Open

All other nature spots like Rosetta McClain Gardens are also open. Most nature spots in GTA are also open.

Treetop Trekking

Test your monkey skills, manoeuvre across swaying logs, scramble along with cables above the forest floor and maybe even bring out your inner Tarzan!

Where:

  • Heart Lake Conservation Area, 10818 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
  • Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, 3291 Stouffville Rd,, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Status: Open

Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

TreeTop Eco-Adventure Park is a zip line ecological adventure park and features several courses and Tarzan ropes.

Where: 53 Snow Ridge Ct, Oshawa

Status: Open daily, 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Royal Botanical Gardens

Canada’s largest botanical garden, the Royal Botanical Gardens connects the public to the wonders of plant life and horticulture.

Where:680 Plains Road West, Burlington

Status: Open; Hours Vary depending on the area.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Visiting the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is like jumping into the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks! A great family attraction ideal for kids aged 3-12 years, with over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof.

Where: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan

Reopening Date: Opening July 23, 2021

CN Tower

CN Tower stands tall at a height of 553.33 m (1,815 ft., 5 in) and is one of Canada’s premier engineering wonders that has remained a must-see award-winning dining & entertainment destination for over 4 decades.

Where: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening July 23rd

The Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum provides visitors with a window into the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations to world heritage.

Where: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

Reopening Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021. To celebrate the reopening of the Museum, the museum is offering Pay What You Can admission until Monday, August 2.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium immerses visitors in a world of adventure and discovery with over 20,000 aquatic animals.

Where: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Reopening Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021; tickets on sale July 19th.

Museum of Illusions

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Enter the world of illusions and have an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience through a variety of new and unexplored illusions.

Where: 132 Front Street East Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening July 16th

The Art Gallery of Ontario

 

The AGO has a collection of more than 90,000 works of art and is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America.

Where: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening on July 21st with Andy Warhol Exhibition

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.

Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg

Reopening Date: Reopening on July 21st

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is a living center for education and science that provides visitors with compelling experiences and newfound passions to protect wildlife and their habitats.

Where: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: Opened on June 19th; Indoor areas reopening on July 16th.

Other Zoos in GTA

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is Canada’s famous, majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening on July 21st. Imagine Dragons Lights Forest

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has showcased art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages for over 100 years. The Museum is one of North America’s most renowned cultural institution and is Canada’s largest museum. The ROM has a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens that is featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces.

Where: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Reopening Date: The opening date is July 16th for Members and July 17th for the General Public.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Working across all contemporary art forms, the Museum of Contemporary Art empowers the local Toronto art scene, while informing the international.

Where: 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: July 23

Hockey Hall of Fame

Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over 70 countries. Much more than a sports museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a vibrant, innovative and interactive celebration of hockey.

Where: Brookfield Place – Concourse Level 30 Yonge Street, Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening on July 30

Toronto Railway Museum

The Toronto Railway Museum is dedicated to preserves the physical legacy, history and experience of rail transportation in Toronto and Ontario.

Where: 255 Bremner Blvd Unit 15, Toronto

Reopening Date: The museum space in Stall 17 of the Roundhouse will reopen on July 21. The Miniature Train is running regularly on the weekends. – July 10 to September 6

Gardiner Museum

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Gardiner Museum allows you to discover one of the world’s most universal and dynamic art forms through their internationally-renowned collections of pottery from the Ancient Americas, Europe, China, and Japan.

Where: 111 Queen’s Park Bloor St and Avenue Road, Toronto

Reopening Date: The Gardiner will reopen to the public on July 21, 2021 with free admission until Labour Day.

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory is a beautiful indoor botanical garden that features six greenhouses including two Tropical Houses, a Cool Temperate House, a Palm House, Tropical Landscape House and a Arid House.

Where: 19 Horticultural Ave Toronto

Reopening Date: July 26, 2021

Centennial Park Conservatory

Explore the conservatory and discover exotic tropical plants and cacti from various parts of the world.

Where: 151 Elmcrest Road, Toronto

Reopening Date: July 26, 2021

Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm is home to domestic farm animals and representative of a turn-of-the-century Ontario farm. Admission is free.

Where: 201 Winchester Street

Satus: Open

High Park Zoo

Toronto’s oldest zoo, houses animals such as bison, llamas, highland cattle and reindeer. Free admission

Where: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto

Satus: Open

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The Bata Shoe Museum

In the Bata Shoe Museum, every shoe has a story as the museum is home to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear-related objects.

Where: 327 Bloor St W (at St. George St.), Toronto

Reopening Date: July 21, 2021

Spadina Museum

 

The Spadina Museum tells the story of Toronto’s experience during the years between the two Great Wars where the city experienced a transformative period that dramatically changed the City.

Where: 285 Spadina Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA; Guided Walking Tours: Sundays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek Pioneer Village recreates a Victorian-era pioneer life for visitors through its 35 restored buildings from the 1860s.

Where: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway One block east of Jane St. & Steeles Ave.W., Toronto

Reopening Date: Black Creek Pioneer Village will begin limited operations starting July 17.

Ontario Science Center

The Ontario Science Center has over 500 amazing, interactive exhibits and provides visitors the ability to take part in fascinating live science demonstrations. The Ontario Science Center also has a real-life rain forest, science arcade and Toronto’s only public planetarium.

Where: 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: Ontario Science Center will open first to Members with two exclusive weekends: July 24-25 and July 31-August 2 (including the Civic Holiday Monday). The Science Centre will open to the general public starting Wednesday, August 4.

Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada is a unique museum that uses the universally relevant media of textiles to explore ideas and build cultural understanding.

Where: 55 Centre Ave, Toronto

Reopening Date: Reopening September 15, 2021

Mackenzie House

Mackenzie House is the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie. Mackenzie was a radical journalist publisher and leader of the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada who eventually became Toronto’s first Mayor.

Where: 82 Bond St, Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

MZTV Museum of Television

The MZTV Museum and Archive seeks to protect, preserve and promote the receiving instruments of Television History. The musuem focuses solely on the history of the technology and the sets themselves rather than the aired programs. MZTV offers some 10,000 objects to the public which includes related original papers, discs, books, magazines, toys and other ephemera.

Where: 64 Jefferson Ave, Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

Toronto Police Museum

The Toronto Police Museum offers using interactive displays that help document the history of the Canadian police and the organizations present operations.

Where: 40 College St At Yonge St., Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

Gibson House Museum

Gibson House reveals the evolution of North York through the eyes of David Gibson, a Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, farmer, politician and rebel. Gibson Park features an apple orchard, gardens, a public art installation and a large granite wall etched with photos of Gibson descendants. While the museum offers events and exhibits, kids programs and school trips.

Where: 5172 Yonge St, Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

Toronto’s First Post Office

Toronto’s First Post Office is a museum and full-service postal outlet that allows visitors the ability to see Canada’s oldest surviving purpose-built post office.

Where: 260 Adelaide St E, Toronto

Reopening Date: Open

Scarborough Museum

Scarborough Museum retraces the story of Scarborough’s rural roots and two centuries of immigration.

Where: 1007 Brimley Rd Thomson Memorial Park, Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

Campbell House Museum

Campbell House Museum is the restored home of the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada.

Where: 160 Queen St W (at University Ave.), Toronto

Reopening Date: TBA

Market Gallery

The Market Gallery is a historic site that presents a variety of changing exhibits related to the art, culture and history of Toronto.

Where: 2nd Floor, St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front Street East

Reopening Date: TBA

Montgomery’s Inn

Montgomery’s Inn Museum shows visitors the vital and historical role of the inn as a tavern, farm, local gathering place and community hub in the development and history of Etobicoke. The museum includes the 1830s Inn which features twelve restored rooms, a tea room, a bar room and a commercial kitchen, as well as a modern addition featuring a 3,000 volume research library, a gallery space, archives, and a gift shop.

Where: 4709 Dundas Street West

Reopening Date: TBA

Todmorden Mills

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site features a group of historic buildings that were once part of the small industrial community of Todmorden.

Where: 67 Pottery Road

Reopening Date: TBA

Zion Schoolhouse

Zion Schoolhouse was built in 1869 to provide free public education for children in the small farming community of L’Amaroux. Children came to learn basic reading, writing and arithmetic as well as agriculture, nature study, geography and history. Today, the site of Zion Schoolhouse includes two buildings: a red brick schoolhouse and a small administrative building.

Where: 1091 Finch Avenue East

Reopening Date: TBA

Colborne Lodge

Colborne Lodge allows you to experience 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard. The museum site consists of two buildings: an original Regency Picturesque stucco cottage and John Howard’s original Picture Gallery.

Where: 11 Colborne Lodge Dr.

Reopening Date: TBA

Fort York National Historic Site

Fort York is a 43-acre national historic site, Heritage Conservation District, registered archaeological site, and is where Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings call home.

Where: 250 Fort York Blvd.

Reopening Date: TBA

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