Being A Tourist In Toronto
The easiest thing to do in life is to take for granted the things that we have access to every day. They say you love everything a little more when it’s gone. So before it’s gone, love it like you’ve never experienced it before. Toronto is a huge tourist attraction, but when was the last time you did touristy things in your own city. Toronto has so much to do for tourists, so why not spend the weekend in your own city being a tourist.
Go to the CN Tower
This was once the tallest building in the world for a very long time and you probably see it every day as it lights up in cool colours every evening, but when was the last time you actually went up there. You get to see the entire city and beyond. You also get to stand on a glass floor while you’re 500+ meters in the air. If you really want to get your adrenaline going, you can try the edge walk as you walk on the outside of the CN Tower.
Go shopping at the Eaton Center
Eaton Center is one of the largest malls in Canada and has a wide array of shopping options for patrons. You will pretty much be able to find whatever store you need or want in this mall as well as a vast food court with great options.
Take a city bus tour
A city bus tour is something everyone should do at least once while living in Toronto. You will often see the double decker buses going through downtown Toronto with many people snapping pictures as they drive by. You will no doubt learn a lot about the city on this tour, and you will probably make stops at places that you have never been to or heard of before.
Toronto City Hall
City Hall has become more famous in Toronto since the large colourful Toronto sign was erected there during the 2015 Pan Am games and has acted like a logo to the city ever since. Other than the beautiful Toronto sign, Toronto City Hall is one of the most important buildings in the city , this is where most of the by-laws for the city are decided on. The building is often open to the public as well as city council, it is definitely worth taking the afternoon and seeing how our elected officials come to decide how the city is going to be run.
Everyone enjoys a cold beer, and what better place to do that in the city than in the distillery district. This part of the city hosts plenty of old beer factories, many of which are still up and running. Most of these buildings offer tours and you get the opportunity to see how some of your favourite Toronto beverages are made.
What would you suggest for Torontonians to do to feel like a tourist in their own city? Let us know!