Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour, Toronto

Because of being one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world, it is more than obvious that Toronto is not just another expensive global city, but also has a strongly developed sense of culture. Just give this city a chance to convince you of this. Take this walking tour and check out the best of Toronto's museum and galleries, as listed below.
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Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: ann
Hockey Hall of Fame

1) Hockey Hall of Fame (must see)

The people of Toronto take their sport very seriously especially when it comes to their much-loved game, Hockey. And no visit to Toronto is complete without getting a glimpse of this fascinating sport and being part of the thrill. What better way to do this than tour the Hockey Hall of Fame! The museum is dedicated to the history of ice hockey and proudly displays the achievements and accolades won by the teams and their players.

First established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame is the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum for Textiles

2) Museum for Textiles

In the heart of downtown Toronto is one of most unique museums you can ever encounter, the Museum of Textiles. With a plethora of colors, designs and texture, the Museum of Textiles manages to display the mundane and regular in the most vibrant and lively manner there is.

The Museum boasts a vast collection of over 12000 objects to display from over 200 countries and regions from across the globe. Initiated in 1975, the Museum of Textiles has come a long way since its inception. What started...   view more
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

3) Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (must see)

One of the most spectacular structures you can ever encounter in Toronto is the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Housing the world’s largest Canadian art collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a must visit when in Toronto.

The museum was established in 1900 and was the resultant of the efforts of a group of citizens who didn't take art lightly. Although the museum had a shaky start, it progressed to earn the reputation of being one of the best-known museums in the city.

The AGO has...   view more
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Toronto Police Museum

4) Toronto Police Museum

Ever since man has evolved into a social being, he has made rules and regulations to make life simpler. Since the beginning of society, law has always played an important role in the everyday lives of the community. However following the history of law, is an issue not many have dived into.

Attempting to answer this very conundrum is the Toronto Police Museum. Situated in the atrium of Toronto’s Police Headquarters is the Police Museum. Attracting tourists from all over the world, the...   view more
The Carlu

5) The Carlu

Known for many years as the "Eaton's Seventh Floor", the Carlu is the most impressive Art Déco interior in Toronto and even in the whole world. It opened in 1930 and was recently restored to its original beauty. The building is really outstanding and marvelous. There are organized different cultural events that can be visited and the place can be also rented. Itself an Art Moderne masterpiece, the Eaton's Seventh Floor was at the heart of Toronto's cultural life for...   view more
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Royal Ontario Museum

6) Royal Ontario Museum (must see)

From dinosaurs, meteors and historical artifacts to famous paintings, cultural artifacts and hands-on exhibits, the Royal Ontario Museum has it all. If you love museums and unraveling the past, historically, archeologically or scientifically, the Royal Ontario Museum is the place to be.

Receiving over a million visitors every year, the Royal Ontario Museum is one place that every tourist of Toronto has on his list. With over six million artifacts covering ancient history, art, meteorology,...   view more
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Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

7) Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

If you are an admirer of clay and Chinaware, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is the place for you. The Museum is tucked humbly on Queen’s Park and is reportedly Canada’s only ceramic museum. Opened in 1984 by George R. Gardiner and his wife Helen Gardiner, the Museum has come a long way since its inception. Today, the Gardiner Museum is deemed as the jewel in the box of ceramic treasures and is a place you just cannot afford to miss if you are in Toronto.

With a collection of over 3000...   view more
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Bata Shoe Museum

8) Bata Shoe Museum

There are many things that we have so conveniently taken for granted, but just can’t do without them. Footwear is one such item, so very important, and yet so easily overlooked. But imagine a place just dedicated to footwear!

One of the most fascinating museums you can ever visit is the Bata Shoe Museum founded in 1940 by passionate shoe collector Sonja Bata. If the name sounds familiar, then you have guessed it right, she is associated with the giant shoe making empire. However, the...   view more
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Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Creating your own self-guided walk in Toronto is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

This tour will take you to a district that once embraced Gothic culture, and became a very popular tourist attraction. Young, vibrant and bohemian, Queen West Street is often compared to New York’s or London’s SoHo districts. It’s a hangout for many artists and musicians, with its many music stores, cafes, clubs and of course lots of art galleries. Follow this self-guided tour as it takes you to the most fashionable art galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is a major Canadian metropolis on the shore of Lake Ontario renowned for its dynamic pace and a high-rising skyline comprising ultra-modern skyscrapers and historic architecture. The city boasts rich cultural scene and a multitude of green spaces, offering a wealth of entertainment and recreational facilities. To learn more about and enjoy the delights of Toronto, follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Because it is an ethnically diverse city, Toronto has different types of churches beginning with imposing Revival style Cathedrals to small postmodernist churches.This tour however aims to introduce you to some of the most famous religious structures in the city. While in Toronto be sure to check the ones listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

This chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario represents a great recreation destination surrounded by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. The chain consists of three major islands (Center Island, Algonquin or Sunfish Island and Olympic Island) and several small ones. The Toronto Islands offer a great panoramic view of Toronto. Check out the attractions listed below that these islands offer to tourists.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Downtown Nightlife Part 2

Downtown Nightlife Part 2

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km

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