Downtown Toronto Attractions
A Myriad of Things to Do
Toronto is Canada’s most populous city – and one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. There is so much to do, see, and experience here that you are truly spoiled for choice. The Hotel Victoria’s prime location in the city’s downtown district puts excellent shopping, delicious dining, and exciting cultural attractions right at your fingertips. Explore our recommended attractions below, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or need more information.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Canada’s favourite sport is immortalized at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which was founded in 1943 to honour both those who helped to develop it and the stars of the modern era.
Located right down the street from the Hotel Victoria in downtown Toronto, the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is Canada's largest soft-seat theatre. It has played host to some of the world’s biggest entertainers.
Completed in 1892, the Gooderham Building (often referred to as the "Flatiron Building") is a prominent Toronto landmark. It is part of the Ontario Heritage Trust.
It’s an easy walk from our hotel to the central hub for all of Toronto’s intercity transit. Union Station has access to Go Train, bus, subway, and rail.
Union Pearson Express
Union Pearson Express (UP Express) connects Canada’s two busiest transportation hubs: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 25 minutes. First train departs Pearson Station at 05:27 and last train at 00:57. The UP Pearson Station is located right beside the blue Link Train at Terminal 1, connecting travellers to Terminal 3. For more information, visit www.upexpress.com
Air Canada Centre
The Air Canada Centre is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. It has a seating capacity of 19,500, and is connected to Union Station and the underground pedestrian PATH system.
St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market is housed in an imposing 19th century building and is home to over 120 vendors, including meat and deli stands, produce shops, and fish stands.
Toronto Eaton Centre
With its magnificent glass galleria and well over 230 shops and restaurants, the Toronto Eaton Centre is an experience not to be missed. It’s connected to the Bay, Canada's largest general merchandise retailer, and necomers Saks and Nordstrom’s
This public square is a popular downtown gathering place for Toronto locals as well as for tourists; it’s used for music concerts, film screenings, and other public events.
Together with Roy Thomson Hall, Massey Hall is host to year-round concerts and performances. These two concert halls are part of a non-profit corporation, with performances ranging from classical opera to jazz and stand-up comedy.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
The Royal Alexandra Theatre (or the “Royal Alex”, as it’s sometimes called) was built in 1907, and is considered the oldest continuously operating theatre in North America. It is a National Historic Landmark.
Queen’s Quay Terminal
Located right on the water in the Harbourfront district, the Queen’s Quay Terminal features great shopping and several eateries with fantastic lake views.
Roy Thomson Hall
This world-famous concert hall, part of a corporation with Massey Hall, is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. It is also used as a venue for screening films and hosting events during the Toronto International Film Festival.
The city’s tallest landmark is also one of its most famous attractions. Stroll across the 113-story high glass floor, and you’ll feel as though you’re walking on air. The revolving 360 Restaurant is perfect for a date night, with its extensive wine list and panoramic Toronto views.
Catch the Toronto Blue Jays in action at the Rogers Centre, which used to be known as the SkyDome. In addition to baseball this venue hosts conventions and concerts.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The recently expanded AGO features a comprehensive collection of thousands of pieces, representing 1000 years of art history and spread among more than 100 galleries.
Ceramic art is the focus at this museum, which hosts nearly 3000 pieces from all over the world. Works span from ancient times to the present day.
Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM features everything from cultural artifacts to dinosaur collections and historical exhibitions. Its Near Eastern art collection is of particular note.
Bata Shoe Museum
Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the role of shoes in everyday life at this informative museum, which, not surprisingly, features a vast collection of footwear.
Historic Fort York
Fort York is a grouping of historic fortifications and buildings, built by British and Canadian militia in the late 1700s and early 1800s. It is an Ontario Heritage site.
This historic mansion is known for its Gothic Revival style and was even a hotel for a brief period of time; it was built over 100 years ago and includes an underground tunnel connecting the house to an adjacent hunting lodge. Casa Loma is now a museum and an event venue.
56 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G5