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

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Credit: Aga Khan Museum

With Ontario in Stage 2, all indoor museums, art galleries and select tourist attractions are allowed to reopen.

Here is a list of Greater Toronto Area attractions that are now open.

Do remember to wear masks and buy tickets in advance.

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: Open Now, Open daily (reopened June 27th)
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun : 10 AM – 6 PM
Wednesdays : 10 AM – 8 PM (Free 4 – 8 PM)
Mondays : Closed

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: Open Now (reopened Friday, June 26, 2020), Open daily 10AM – 7PM.

Museum of Illusions

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Credit: Museum of Illusions

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: Open Now, Open daily (reopened June 27th)
Monday to Thursday | 11 AM to 7 PM
Friday & Saturday | 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday | 11 AM to 7 PM

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: Starting on July 15, Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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: July 2 to AGO Members and Annual Pass Holders and on July 23 to everyone purchasing single tickets. Members will be able to book timed-entry tickets starting June 25 and Annual Pass Holders starting June 26.

Thursday thru Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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. Visitors can also drive through the 3.4 kilometres route which takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour through the zoo.

Where: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: Open now. (reopened on July 4th)
9:00am to 7:00pm daily

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: Open daily
Wednesday – Sunday | 9.30 AM – 5 PM (reopened on Friday, June 26)

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: Starting July 9th.

Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

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 9th.

Museum of Contemporary Art

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

Where: 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto

Reopening Date: July 9–12 to the arts community, donors, members and frontline workers; July 16 to all public.
Thursday 11 am–6 pm
Friday 11 am–9 pm
Saturday 11 am–6 pm
Sunday 11 am–6 pm

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: July 15; Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

Reopening Date: Museum is closed for walk-in visit but open for drive thru tours.

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

Reopening Date: 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

Reopening Date: Open; Hours Vary

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

Reopening Date: Open daily, 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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: Open Now (reopened on July 1)

Wednesday – Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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

Reopening Date: Open; Hours Vary depending on the area.

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: Tuesday July 7 to Friday July 10. To all public from July 11th, Two days of FREE ADMISSION for all members of the public on Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sat & Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
Holiday Mondays: 10 am – 5 pm

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 14

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 14

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

Reopening Date: July 14. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Reopening Date: July 14; Open daily 7 a.m. to dusk.

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Credit: Bata Shoe Museum

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 15th; Tuesdays to Sundays.

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: TBA

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: TBA

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: Members August 7; Public on August 19th.

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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 on regular hours as a post office; Museum programs cancelled

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 14th.

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: July 30th, Time-ticketed walking tours at Toronto History Museums

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: Thursday, July 30th

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