Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss


It's drizzling and traffic is crazy when we visited the city of Toronto due to a high-profile hockey game. Apparently, it's with a famous team. We didn't stop or park anywhere, hence we did our sightseeing inside a moving car. Turns out, It's convenient that way with our sleeping toddler in tow.

Sadly, I did not have a definite list of the places I wanted to see when we came. Why didn't I prepare beforehand? In my mind, I only wanted to catch a glimpse of what's in downtown. That's all! (I'm simple after all.) For obvious reasons, it's not something I'd recommend. It's a waste of time! Toronto is a huge city! Yep, one of the biggest I've been to.

What downtown Toronto attractions will we be seeing then doing the tour inside the car?

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

Oh, a lot! It's not impossible to do so. I have to say, we're able to sightsee and take a bunch of photos (proof is this blog post) of these downtown Toronto attractions mentioned below. It's thanks to the internet, I was able to do an on-the-spot-research to know where they are. Scroll down to see the list!

CN Tower

Definitely, definitely a must-visit. The CN Tower is a signature icon in Toronto's skyline. As of writing, it currently holds the 9th tallest free-standing structure in the world.

You can enjoy spectacular views of the city from the tower's observation deck or dine with a magnificent revolving view of the city of Toronto more than 351 meters (1,151 ft) above ground. More info from their website.

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

The Old City Hall Building

Situated next to the new City Hall Building, is Toronto's architectural treasure. The Old City Hall building was build in the 1800s in the Romanesque Revival style. It was the home of the Toronto City Council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures. It is a beauty to behold.

It is currently used as a courthouse and is open to the public from 8:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

CF Toronto Eaton Centre

After all that walking and posing (which I wish we did do), it's time for some retail therapy. Yay for shopping and food! The CF Toronto Eaton Centre is a shopping mall and an office complex in the heart of Toronto. This mall is a short walking distance from the Old City Hall Building.

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
 

St. Lawrence Market

This place is bustling and interesting! The St. Lawrence Market is a major public market building in the heart of Toronto. You'll find different varieties of foods, fresh meats, cheese, baked goods, and vegetables. Oh, and don't forget to bring a huge shopping bag during your visit. ;)


Buy cute shopping bags below.

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey fans, this is for you. The Hockey Hall of Fame is an ice hockey museum located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is dedicated to the history of ice hockey. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. For operating hours and admissions fees, check out their website.

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

The Gooderham Building

It's a charming location for an Instagram photo! :) The Gooderham Building is also known as the Flatiron Building built in the 1800s. It is a focal point of one of Toronto's most iconic vistas. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a good picture of it since we are inside a moving car. Nay! 

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

Other Key Areas of Interest

  • St. James Cathedral (photo below)
  • Kensington Market
  • The Distillery Historic District
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Toronto Sign in front of the New City Hall Building
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Casa Loma
  • The Toronto Islands

Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss
Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss

The mixture of old and new architecture in these Canadian cities: Quebec CityMontrealOttawa, and Toronto is beautiful. It's modern with an old-world flair. I wonder what discoveries we will be encountering next? Gosh, experiencing new things pumps me up! Do you feel the same way?

I hope our little adventure sightseeing Toronto inside a moving car is helpful. I wouldn't advise for the same to you. Go out there and relish the downtown Toronto attractions mentioned above. Have fun! Talk to you soon then.




Downtown Toronto Attractions You Shouldn't Miss