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One day in Toronto gives you plenty of time to explore many of the attractions that this beautiful laid-back city has to offer. This guide will give you an example of what you may be able to see and do with 24 hours to explore Toronto, as well as some yummy places to get a great meal along the way.

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Portland Variety

Restaurants

Fran's Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Shopping Malls

Distillery Historic District

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

St. Lawrence Market

Flea & Street Markets, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hockey Hall of Fame

Speciality Museums

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

Aquariums

Lake Ontario

Bodies of Water

CN Tower

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Woodlot

Restaurants

Rogers Centre

Arenas & Stadiums, Sports Complexes

Stout Irish Pub

Restaurants

Dayna J's City Tips

  • Many restaurants and bars may already include gratuities in their bills. If not, an appropriate tip is 10-15%.
  • One of the easiest ways to get around the city is by bike, so hire one if the weather is fine when you visit.
  • Be like a local and time your visit around a hockey or baseball game. This can make your trip to Toronto very authentic!
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    Portland Variety
    Restaurants (Canadian, Fusion)
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    Dayna J Says:

    Portland Variety is a good place to start the day with a great coffee. Although the cafe is a little further out of the main area of Toronto, it is well worth the visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • The cafe is a little small so it can be a little hard to get a table to sit down for breakfast, but they do offer a range of yummy breakfasts that you can take with you.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #450 of 6,355 restaurants in Toronto
    • A pleasant change 30/06/2018
    • Wholly avocado! 01/06/2018
    • Portland Variety
    Address:
    587 King St W
    Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M5
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-368-5151
    Hours:
    Sun
    08:00 - 15:00
    Mon - Wed
    07:00 - 23:00
    Thu - Sat
    07:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Fran's Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (American, International, Diner, Canadian)
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    Dayna J Says:

    For a yummy, affordable breakfast within a diner environment, start your day at Fran's. This place will leave you very satisfied, and ready to take on your busy day in Toronto.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fran´s have multiple locations in Toronto. Check their website for the closest one to you.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #222 of 6,355 restaurants in Toronto
    • Quality diner 14/07/2018
    • Charming place but shady location 10/07/2018
    • Fran's Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    20 College St
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-923-9867
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    CF Toronto Eaton Centre
    Shopping Malls
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    Dayna J Says:

    If shopping is your thing, or you need to pick up a few things before heading out for your day in Toronto, visit the Toronto Eaton Centre for a spot of shopping. There are a variety of stores to browse here, and it is centrally located.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If it's cold or miserable weather outside, this inside mall is a fantastic place to stay warm and dry, and it's well heated!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beware of Foreign Exchange Centre 18/07/2018
    • Good selection of shops 18/07/2018
    • CF Toronto Eaton Centre
    Address:
    Toronto Eaton Centre Gallery 220 Yonge St Suite 110
    Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-598-8560
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 21:30
    Sat
    09:30 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Distillery Historic District
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    Dayna J Says:

    The Distillery Historic District is described as a premier arts, culture, and entertainment destination. Take time to look through its unique and contemporary selection of museums, or simply take a stroll around the beautiful old buildings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a look on their website before you arrive, as the area often hosts a variety of special events.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Great Place to Walk and Eat. But Parking is Sketchy 17/07/2018
    • Historic Buildings 17/07/2018
    • Distillery Historic District
    Address:
    55 Mill St
    Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-364-1177
    Other:
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    St. Lawrence Market
    Flea & Street Markets, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Dayna J Says:

    St. Lawrence Market is a great place for any foodie to visit. Pick up ingredients for a picnic in a nearby park for lunch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the St. Lawrence Market website as they offer a variety of events throughout the year, including cooking classes.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fresh food. 18/07/2018
    • If you’re looking for food 18/07/2018
    • St. Lawrence Market
    Address:
    92-95 Front St. E.
    Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C4
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-392-7219
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    08:00 - 18:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 19:00
    Sat
    05:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Hockey Hall of Fame
    Speciality Museums
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    Dayna J Says:

    Canadians love hockey! If you do too — or if you would like to understand why they love the game so much — stop by the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here you can see the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world, including the Stanley Cup (the oldest professional North American trophy competition), and try your luck at one of the interactive games on offer.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • If you want to buy a hockey jersey to take home, buy your ticket to the Hockey Hall of Fame online, as you'll then receive a discount in their store.
    • If you wish to see a live hockey game, check out the Ari Canada website for information about upcoming games.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loaded with hockey history & memorabilia 18/07/2018
    • Love the HOF 18/07/2018
    • Hockey Hall of Fame
    Address:
    Brookfield Place - Concourse Level
    30 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-360-7765
    Price range:
    US$190 - US$190
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 17:00
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
    Aquariums
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    Dayna J Says:

    With over 16,000 aquatic animals, Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto will be sure to keep you amused for quite some time. This aquarium has North America's longest underwater viewing tunnel, which holds 5.7 million liters of water!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Buy your tickets online for a small discount.
    • Check the website for upcoming events, as on occasion they have bands playing within the aquarium!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting and Amazing 18/07/2018
    • Nice Acquarium 18/07/2018
    • Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
    Address:
    288 Bremner Boulevard
    Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 647-351-3474
    Price range:
    US$26 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Lake Ontario
    Bodies of Water
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    Dayna J Says:

    On a visit to Toronto, you cannot miss taking in the views of Lake Ontario, and some of the best can be enjoyed from Woodbine Beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Woodbine Beach can be accessed by public transport from the city center. The Toronto Transit Commission website can give you more details on how to get there.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #151 of 4,582 things to do in Ontario
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Viewing from Niagara-on-the-Lake 13/07/2018
    • Amazing lake 09/07/2018
    • Lake Ontario
    Phone:
    +1 800-668-2746
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    CN Tower
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    Dayna J Says:

    The CN Tower in Toronto is over 550 meters tall, and in 1995 it was classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers! Visit the top of the tower for magnificent views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are feeling like a dare devil, try the CN EdgeWalk!
    • Beat the crowds by purchasing your tickets online, and arriving before 11am or after 5pm.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Toronto 18/07/2018
    • If it’s in your budget, pay for timed entry 18/07/2018
    • CN Tower
    Address:
    301 Front St W
    Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-868-6937
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Woodlot
    Restaurants (Canadian)
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    Dayna J Says:

    Home to a lot of charm, and some great chefs who make delicious food, Woodlot is one of my top recommendations for dinner while in Toronto.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Tips
    • Woodlot bakes its own bread, so be sure to enjoy some when you sit down to eat!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #129 of 6,355 restaurants in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great special outing 12/07/2018
    • Good food. Good vegan options 09/07/2018
    • Woodlot
    Address:
    Palmerston Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    Phone:
    647-342-6307
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$50
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    17:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Rogers Centre
    Arenas & Stadiums, Sports Complexes
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    Dayna J Says:

    While in Canada, be sure to join the locals at a sports game! Baseball is one great option, as not only is the game entertaining, but the crowds and the food are also part of the fun. Great fun for the whole family, whether you catch an afternoon or an evening game.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Seating on level 1, 2 or 3 all offers brilliant views of the pitch!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 549 things to do in Toronto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First family major league outing 18/07/2018
    • Blue Jays beat the Yankees 17/07/2018
    • Rogers Centre
    Address:
    3200-1 Blue Jays Way
    Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1
    Canada
    Phone:
    +1 416-341-3663
    Other:
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    Stout Irish Pub
    Restaurants (Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian)
    Dayna J Says:

    Stout Irish Pub is a warm and inviting place with a fireplace, perfect for when the weather gets a little chilly, and a good spot for a few drinks or a full evening meal. The staff are lovely too, and will happily give you recommendations for what to order.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try a local beer or even a limited edition beer while at Stout Irish Pub!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #488 of 6,355 restaurants in Toronto
    • Amazing place 16/07/2018
    • Great grub 21/06/2018
    • Stout Irish Pub
    Address:
    221 Carlton St
    Toronto, Ontario M5A 2L2
    Canada
    Phone:
    647-344-7676
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 02:00
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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