Things to Do
Yorkdale is the 5th largest shopping mall in Canada. The mall contains 250 stores, including many luxury retailers, such as: Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and Harry Rosen. Furthermore, Yorkdale also features a SilverCity movie theatre. The mall is located next to the interchange of Highway 401 and Allen Road, as well as the nearby Dufferin St., and all three major routes have road connections dedicated to serving the mall. Yorkdale Rd. forms the perimeter of the north and east sides of the mall. The Yorkdale subway station on the Spadina line is located just east of the mall. A bus terminal is also located just east of the mall. Yorkdale is a terminus for GO Transit commuter buses as well. All of these transit facilities are connected to the mall by a pedestrian bridge.
The Toronto Eaton Centre is a shopping mall located in the middle of downtown Toronto. It is the city’s top tourist attraction, with around one million visitors per week. Some of the larger and more luxurious stores included in this mall are: Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Guess?, and BCBGMAXAZRIA. The Toronto Eaton Centre is bounded by Yonge St. on the east, Queen St. W. on the south, Dundas St. W. on the north, and James St. and Trinity Square on the west. It’s interior passages also form part of Toronto’s PATH underground pedestrian network, and the Centre is served by two Toronto subway stations: Dundas and Queen.
Canada’s Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan. It is the largest theme park in Canada and has been the most visited seasonal amusement park in North America for several consecutive years. The amusement park also includes a waterpark. Canada’s Wonderland is located east of Highway 400 between Rutherford Rd. (Exit 33) and Major Mackenzie Dr. (Exit 35), 13km north of Highway 401, and 6km north of Highway 407. It is bounded by Highway 400 to the west, Jane St. to the east, Major Mackenzie Dr. to the north, and an access road approximately 1km north of Rutherford Rd. to the south. Canada’s Wonderland is also accessible via Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), York Region Transit (YRT), Go Transit, and MiWay (Mississauga Transit).
One of the most unique collections found anywhere in Canada presents an unrivalled luxury outlet shopping experience for savvy shoppers from all over the globe. The world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands await you, including: Holt Renfrew, Calvin Klein Outlet, Lacoste Outlet, Banana Republic, and more! Located in the city of Vaughan, just 32km north of downtown Toronto, the centre is easily accessible along Highway 400 northbound. Additionally, there is free, seasonal shuttle services provided to and from the outlet.
Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma, and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. Self-guided multimedia tours ae available in English, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and American Sign Language. Audio Descriptive Tours for the visually impaired are also available in English and French. Casa Loma is located on Austin Terrace at Spadina Rd., on an escarpment (Davenport Hill) above Davenport Rd. Davenport runs along the bottom of the escarpment which was the shoreline of Lake Iroquois, the predecessor of Lake Ontario. Casa Loma affords views down the escarpment and Spadina Ave. into the heart of Toronto. The stables are located at 330 Walmer Rd. and the Hunting Lodge is at 328 Walmer Rd. Casa Loma is served by St. Clair West Station and Dupont Station of the Toronto subway.
The ROM is a museum of art, world culture, and natural history. It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest museum in Canada. With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum’s diverse collections of world culture and natural history contribute to its international reputation. The museum contains notable collections of dinosaurs, minerals, and meteorites, Near Eastern and African art, Art of East Asia, European history, and Canadian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens. The museum also contains an extensive collection of design and fine arts, including clothing, interior, and product design. The ROM is located north of Queen’s Park, in the University of Toronto district, with its main entrance on Bloor St. W. The ROM is easily accessible from both the Museum and St. George subway stations.
The Ontario Science Centre is a science museum in Toronto. The Centre has several hundred interactive and passive exhibits, featuring geology, the science of nature, astronomical science, how to play music and technology, human anatomy, communication and bias, and some miscellaneous artifacts of science. The Centre also hosts a variety of exhibits and collections from movies, television shows, and more when they are available! The Ontario Science Centre is located near the Don Valley Parkway about 11km northeast of downtown on Don Mills Rd., just south of Eglinton Ave. E.
Legoland Discovery Centre is an indoor family attraction chain featuring models and attractions inspired by the Lego building toys. They have two rides, a 4D cinema, and more! The Legoland Discovery Centre is a world of entertainment, colour, and creativity for the entire family! The Legoland Discovery Centre is located at Vaughan Mills. Located in the city of Vaughan, just 32km north of downtown Toronto, the centre is easily accessible along Highway 400 northbound. Additionally, there is free, seasonal shuttle services provided to and from the outlet.
The Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. It is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia, and the Canadian Doman. Some animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in what would be their naturalistic environments. The Zoo also has the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre, and Splash Island. It has one of the most taxonomically diverse collection of animals on display of any zoo. The Zoo is located near the Rouge River, along the western border of Rouge Park in the city’s east end.