Booking a Toronto day room and need to fill your day with the best of what Hogtown offers. Start brainstorming your itinerary with these Toronto daycation tips!
Maximizing Your Day Stay in Toronto
Performing Arts - Toronto’s theatre district has the largest concentration of stage theatres in Canada and is the third-largest English-speaking district in the world. Roy Thomson Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre and Massey Hall are just a few worthy choices among one dozen landmark venues — not to mention countless other theatres and performing arts organizations in the district.
Nature - Toronto’s slogan is ‘City Within A Park,’ and the city truly lives up to that description. Feel like a hike? Take the subway to High Park station and take a walk through High Park, which boasts a free-admission zoo. Or if you prefer a walk along the water, stay in the heart of downtown and stroll along the Harbourfront. For a sublime view of the Toronto Skyline and Islands, head to the lighthouse at the end of Tommy Thompson Park.
Sports - Toronto has seven professional sports teams, including three in the Big 4 sports leagues (Maple Leafs - NHL, Blue Jays - MLB, and Raptors - NBA) so top quality competition is on display year-round. For a dynamic live-sports experience, catch the Maple Leafs or Raptors square off at the Scotiabank Area (formerly Air Canada Centre).
Culture - Over half of Toronto’s population was born outside Canada, making it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Enjoy the shops, restaurants and markets in neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Little India, Greektown, Little Jamaica, Koreatown, Little Portugal, Little Italy and the Polish enclave of Roncesvalles.
Six Facts About the 6ix That Will Pique Your Interest
Standing 113 stories above ground on the CN Tower’s Observation deck might make anyone uneasy, but rest assured it’s built to carry the weight of 35 moose!
Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto.
The Toronto Islands, just south of mainland Toronto, are the largest car-free urban area in North America (however, there is an airport).
The PATH is a 30-kilometer underground walkway from Dundas subway station to St. Andrew comprising over 1,200 stores and restaurants.
Toronto is a hot spot for film production, ranking as the fourth-most filmed city in the world behind Los Angeles, New York and London.
The Caribbean Caribana festival brings over 2 million visitors to Toronto every August and over 1.3 million for its final parade. In other words, it’s North America’s largest street festival!