Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour, Toronto

Toronto is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and it is more than obvious that the locals, as well as visitors to the city, cherish and admire the alluring views of the lake. Toronto's waterfront is one of the most picturesque places for walking, but it is also a great destination for those in search of entertainment. This walking tour will reveal all the pearls strewn along the quay. Don't hesitate to visit all the attractions on this itinerary, as listed below.
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Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: ann
Redpath Sugar Refinery

1) Redpath Sugar Refinery

With all its sights and sounds Toronto surely is one of the most entertaining places to be. Along with fun and frolic, the city has many museums and centers that help viewers understand, learn and appreciate the smaller things in life, whether it be the shoe factory, the textile gallery or in this case, a sugar refinery.

At the foot of Jarvis Street and Queen’s Quay, tucked in downtown Toronto is the oldest sugar company of Canada. The Redpath Sugar Refinery was founded in 1854 by...   view more
Queen's Quay Terminal

2) Queen's Quay Terminal

After touring the city’s museums, gaping in awe at the monuments and the city’s ace architecture it is time to experience the best shopping experience that Toronto has to offer. The Queen’s Quay Terminal, a cold storage warehouse built in 1926, is today one of the hottest destinations to shop in the city.

The art deco building that once served as a cold storage facility is now a premium shopping complex. Home to everything from exclusive boutique stores to regular and popular choice...   view more
The Power Plant

3) The Power Plant

The Power Plant is an unusual name for one of Toronto’s most beloved art gallery. If you admire art, especially contemporary work, the Power Plant is the place for you.

The gallery was first established in 1976 and was called the Art Gallery at Harbourfront, however, in 1987 it moved to an abandoned power house. With its crude yet very real facade the Power Plant acted as a perfect home for the art gallery.

Celebrating modern and contemporary work is what the Power Plant is all about....   view more
Music Garden

4) Music Garden

Unlike any other garden, the Music Garden infused with the spirit of music and essence of dance has the innate ability to inspire and touch the artist in its every visitor. It is a place where the young, old, creative and those looking for inspiration find solace. Built in an attempt to bring communities together and with the sole intention to offer a peaceful, serene hideout, the Music Garden is all this and much more.

The gardens are the pictorial representation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s...   view more
Little Norway

5) Little Norway

In the year 1940, Norway was attacked and the King and the government’s dignitaries had to flee the country. However, they decided to fight for their freedom and after negotiations with Great Britain, a camp was set up near Toronto’s Island Airport later that year. Norwegians who escaped their homeland and volunteers from Canada signed up at this base and were trained with the help of the British forces. Norwegian training camps and military offices gave the region its name, Little Norway....   view more
Exhibition Place

6) Exhibition Place (must see)

Toronto is filled with exciting sights and sounds that are like no other around the world. With some of the biggest shopping malls and some of the fine options in entertainment, the city has something for everyone.

Clubbing vintage and history with new ideas and modern concepts brings about some of the best experience ever, and that is exactly what the Exhibition Place is all about. Scattered with monuments and structures that are older than a century, the Exhibition Place gets some of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ontario Place

7) Ontario Place (must see)

Perched on the edge of Lake Ontario is one of the most happening places in the city, the Ontario Place. Entertaining locals and tourists since 1971, Ontario Place is perfect for a fun-filled weekend with family and friends.

This amazing seasonal waterfront park is spread across 96 acres of land boasting more than 30 mind-blowing rides and attractions. The fun-packed multiple entertainment themes of Ontario Place ensures something special for every visitor, whether it is riding the Bumper...   view more
Fort Rouille

8) Fort Rouille

One of the many monuments to visit in Toronto is the Fort Rouille. An obelisk stands tall at the site where once stood the fort.

Fort Rouille was built by the French around 1750 for the purposes of monitoring and intercepting the fur trade in the region. Unlike other forts, the Rouille was not strictly for military activity. Its greater purpose was to make the French presence be felt in the Great Lakes. Also referred to as Fort Toronto, today the ruins of the Fort encompass the Exhibition...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Downtown Nightlife Part 1

Downtown Nightlife Part 1

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: 2.2 km
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
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

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: 7.0 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 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
Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km

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