Toronto Activities, Sports and Recreation
Visits and museums
Important : the Toronto CityPass, sold for around $ 92 ($ 63 for 4-12 year olds), provides access for 9 consecutive days to 5 major museums and sites: CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Ontario Science Center or Toronto Zoo.
Profitable from 3 visits. Purchase online (note that pass prices are sometimes indicated in euros!) Or in museums and partner sites.
Art Gallery of Ontario
C & rsquoArts. Restructured in 2009 by the famous architect Frank Gehry (native of Toronto), this elegant and luminous vessel of wood, metal and glass stands out for the high quality of its collections.
Royal Ontario Museum
It's hard to miss this museum with its amazing architecture; like a "crystal" literally coming to fit into the pre-existing historic building! A daring achievement signed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Canada's largest museum, focused on natural history and world culture, the ROM has 8 main sections! Prestigious and heterogeneous collections.
A gigantic Gruyère with 30 km of galleries has been gradually dug under the heart of Toronto. We cross half of Downtown without stepping outside! A real city under the city, with some 1 shops, restaurants, cinemas and direct access to 200 metro stations, 6 large hotels and more than 9 buildings - not to mention 75 accesses to the outside world signposted by the PATH logo. It would be the biggest mall in the world!
Beaches and Lake Ontario
It's not the West Indies, far from it ball. In the background, the Beach Village, with calm, green streets populated by pretty brick and wood houses.
Toronto Island Park
Coup de c & oeligend when the weather is nice, come in channels et marinas, sections of forest and small sparkling park just in front.
To explore the islands, choose the bike. The rentals on site are expensive, it is better to rent one on the Waterfront and put them on the ferry (it's free).
Shopping and souvenirs
This giant shopping center, topped by an immense glass roof inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, brings together the major brands of American fashion.
C & rsquosol Hudson's Bay Company Collection, but be prepared to shell out at least $ 350!
Vaughan Mills Outlet
Huge outlet mall to stock up on designer clothes at knockdown prices.
Sports and matches
Baseball games at Rogers Center
The Rogers Center (ex-SkyDome), c & rsquopom girls, mascots and sweepstakes raise the mood!
The venue is named after the Toronto Raptors ball. With hockey being extremely popular, you'll have to settle for the wrong seats or buy tickets at full price. The center also welcomes large eclectic concerts.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Only enthusiasts, Canadian families come in large numbers to admire cups, sticks, skates and jerseys (sometimes old and from around the world), watch the video presentations and try their hand - stick in hand - to score goals to imitate their heroes! The passion for hockey has virtually no limits here.
Only London's West End and New York's Broadway have more theaters than Toronto! The cracks in English will go to Royal Alexandra Theater. Others will be interested in Toronto French Theater, which performs at the Berkeley Street Theater and at Studio 21. You will mainly see new creations from Quebec and French-speaking Ontario.
Music lovers can go and listen to theToronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO, founded 1922) in the futuristic building of Roy Thomson Hall.
Another classic dating from 1886: the Royal Conservatory of Music.
If you have the chance, try to attend a show in the history Massey Hall. This 2-seat theater, inaugurated in 700, has seen all the glories of the world go by, both on stage and in the hall. On the program: concerts, plays, etc.
Le Tiff, the famous, trendy big cinebar with contemporary lines.
Where to go out at night in Toronto?
Toronto is America's for live music. If you like screaming rock or swinging jazz, you will be delighted!