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Union Station, Toronto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Hop on and off open-top double-decker buses to explore the best of Toronto at your own pace. See all of Toronto’s top historic and contemporary attractions on board and hop on and off at any of the 15 stops.  During summer, the vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto. During the late fall and winter, or when the weather happens to be cold or wet, enjoy a cozy, comfortable trolley instead. Although these vehicles aren’t open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they’re a great way to see and photograph Toronto’s sights in style. Bus Stops: 1) Yonge-Dundas Square 2) Yonge & Wellesley 3) Yorkville 4) The Park Hyatt / ROM 5) Casa Loma 6) Spadina & Bloor 7) The Bata Shoe Museum 8) The Royal Ontario Museum 9) Art Gallery of Ontario 10) CN Tower North 11) Ripley's Aquarium / CN Tower 12) Harbourfront Centre 13) Meridian Hall / Hockey Hall of Fame 14) St. Lawrence Market 15) The Distillery District

Toronto: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Toronto: City Highlights Walking Tour

Immerse yourself into the world of Tips-Based Tours on this 3-Hour exploration of the bustling city of Toronto! Start your experience in Berczy park, and meet your Toonie Tours guide with a Red Umbrella near the Dog Fountain. Your professional local guide with start with introductions and a brief overview of the tour itself. One of the best parts of these tours is meeting new friends and other like-minded travelers from around the world. After a short story about William Berczy or another relevant topic within the tour, you'll head East towards St. Lawrence District. One aspect that sets our tours apart is the freedom our guides have with the structure of the tour to personalize each story or location to enhance the experience with their own expertise or passions. After a short walk we'll round the corner to the beautiful architecture of the Gooderham Building. The 100 year old building is in the iconic flatiron style and wows travelers. Your guide will bring it's history to life including why and where it's situated within the Greater Toronto area. Your guide will travel north into Old Toronto. Here, you'll hear tales of how the city got it's name, and what it could possibly mean. You'll see impressive architecture from gothic, to modern, to art deco. Enjoy hidden courtyards within the skyscrapers that will remind you how nice it is to be with a knowledgeable guide. The next stop is right before going underground. The tour will enter the P.A.T.H, Toronto's underground network of public streets that protect us from the elements and intrigue the tourist to know more about the 30 kilometers of restaurants, shopping, services and entertainment. We'll take the underground for a few blocks to avoid traffic and see some highlights of the system. We pop up from below right near Toronto's Old City Hall, where prime storytelling meets epic architecture which makes for the perfect photo op before walking across the street to Nathan Phillips Square. Here, you'll have an opportunity to take a short break, use the washroom, fill up your water bottle, and take the iconic Toronto sign picture. After a short break we walk to University Ave and round the corner to the Campbell House Museum. This house is the oldest house in Toronto, built in the old town of York and moved to this site in the mid 1900's to remember to noble work of Sir Justice Campbell. We continue to John Street where along the way you will be subject to incredible views of the CN Tower. John Street is the Entertainment District so you may want to poke your guide for a few recommendations while you walk. You'll arrive at David Pecaut Square where you will hear the amazing story of a Canadian hero, Terry Fox. This heart warming story will put a pep in your step to bring you to Union Station, Toronto central transit hub and iconic building. The tour will end right back at Berczy Park where you can make further plans with newfound friends and tip your guide for the terrific experience.

Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

3. Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

Take a journey through over 300 years of Toronto history, seeing how this city went from a small muddy frontier fort to becoming the cultural and financial capital of Canada. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. This is the perfect tour for lovers of history, finance, and architecture. Walk in the footsteps of First Nation trading paths, Bay Street bankers, and the heart of the downtown quarter as you gaze up at the CN Tower. Some other highlights include Yonge-Dundas Square, Ed Mirvish Theater, Mackenzie House, City Hall, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Union Station, and much more. The tour ends at the world-famous St. Lawrence Market where you'll learn why Toronto got the nickname “Hogtown", just in time for lunch. After the tour, it's up to you to decide if you'll grab a peameal bacon sandwich, a Canadian specialty.

Toronto: Hollywood North Experience Film & TV Tour

4. Toronto: Hollywood North Experience Film & TV Tour

Join us on an immersive 2.5 hour walking tour of Toronto's Film and TV Industry. Visit real life filming locations from Suicide Squad, Suits, The Boys, Handmaids Tale, American Psycho, Degrassi, among many others. Guests will be guided through various neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto including the entertainment, financial and Yonge-Dundas districts and learn more about their part in the film industry from an industry professional (actors, producers, directors etc.). Guests will be shown clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where they stand and be further educated on all things film industry related in the city. Come explore real filming locations for hit productions such as: Suicide Squad, American Psycho, The Boys, Suits, The Handmaids Tale, among many many others. Our Guides are also happy to give you other recommendations of things to do during your visit. Locals, visitors and guests of all ages and backgrounds, this is your opportunity to see Toronto in a new light and celebrate its booming film industry, while doing a variety of interactive activities.

Toronto: Walking Tour with CN Tower Entry

5. Toronto: Walking Tour with CN Tower Entry

Join us on the best way to experience Toronto on foot on our Best of Toronto Walking Tour. You won’t want to miss this incredible sightseeing adventure! Your tour begins with your local friendly guide meeting you at the St. Lawrence Market. You will get the opportunity to explore this famous Toronto icon, which has been named as the top food market in the world by National Geographic. You will have some free time here to shop or get a quick bite to eat. From there you will get the opportunity to walk by the Hockey Hall of Fame. You will love getting a chance to see this museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of ice hockey and honoring its greatest players and contributors in person. You will then continue to walk by the Fairmont Royal York, which is a historic luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, known for its elegant accommodations and exceptional service. You will also pass by Union Station, a major transportation hub and historic landmark, serving as a hub for commuter trains, subways, buses, and other forms of public transportation. From there, you will head to the city's iconic Tower where you will be whisked up the glass elevator to the tower's observation deck. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the cityscape from the LookOut Level and feel the breeze at 342m in the air on the outdoor terrace. Be sure to take a walk on the glass floor - which was the first in the world in 1994 when it opened! Finally, make your way along the beautiful Toronto Waterfront before arriving at the Toronto Harbour. Enjoy the awesome view of the city on a relaxing Harbour Cruise. The Toronto Harbour Cruise is seasonal and will be replaced by a visit to Casa Loma in the off season. Once you are back on dry land, your tour will come to a close and you and your guide will part ways.

Toronto: Experience PATH - A 32km/24mile underground walkway

6. Toronto: Experience PATH - A 32km/24mile underground walkway

Escape the cold city weather and strong winds on an indoor walking tour around Toronto's PATH. Discover a huge underground maze with over 900 shops, 11 hotels, 500 places to get food, and 5 subway stations. Hear unique insights about this fascinating place along the way. Begin your tour in Toronto's Union Station and embark on a journey to see some of the spectacular buildings along the PATH. Learn how to successfully maneuver through some of the 20 miles of the PATH, used by more than 300,000 residents during the average workday. See all parts of the PATH, including the few that are above ground and at ground level. Pass Toronto's Rogers Centre (Skydome), the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, Brookfield Place, the Hockey Hall of Fame, 4/5 of Canada's largest banks, the Assembly Chef's Hall, and the iconic City Hall.

Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

7. Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot & bus with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area and travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus. Meet your guide next to the Information Booth in Yonge/Dundas Square. Your tour guide will be wearing a Vox City Blue Shirt. They will start the tour in the square, before walking across the street and into the Eaton Centre. Exiting the Eaton Center we pass the Church of the Holy Trinity before we enter Nathan Philip Square which houses Toronto's City Hall. Heading south via Yonge Street, the longest street in the world your guide will point out the Bay-Adelaide Centre, before arriving at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continuing through Brookfield Place we cross into Union Station, Toronto's main train terminal, before seeing the Scotiabank Arena.Your tour comes to a close after a short walk to the CN Tower. The tour will take about 90 minutes in duration. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament

Old Toronto self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

8. Old Toronto self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

Are you planning a visit to Toronto? Our tourist scavenger hunts will take you throughout Old Toronto from Union Station to the lakefront, by way of the CN Tower of course! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. The Old Toronto City Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.7 km / 2.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2-3 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge: 27 varied challenges - Walk at your own pace: 3.7 km / 2.3 mi - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

9. Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Toronto's vibrant tapestry of culture and charm. The itinerary includes must-see destinations like the historic Distillery District, where cobblestone streets and Victorian-era buildings offer a glimpse into the city's past. Then, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of St. Lawrence Market, a bustling hub of food, culture, and community, renowned as North America's largest market. Next, venture into the eclectic world of Graffiti Alley, where vibrant street art adorns the walls, conveying messages of social commentary and creativity. Feel the pulse of the city in Chinatown, a lively enclave teeming with authentic cuisine, bustling markets, and rich traditions. Explore the bohemian vibes of Kensington Market, a melting pot of cultures where indie shops, cozy cafes, and street performers abound. No visit to Toronto is complete without a stop at the iconic Dundas Square, a bustling intersection pulsating with lights, entertainment, and urban energy. And for a serene escape, hop on a ferry to Toronto Island (seasonal), where tranquil beaches, lush greenery, and stunning skyline views await. In this multicultural metropolis, every corner reveals a new adventure, a new flavor, a new perspective. From its diverse neighborhoods to its vibrant arts scene, Toronto invites you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of experiences. And with each visit, you'll find yourself drawn back to this dynamic city, eager to uncover more of its hidden treasures and endless possibilities. Come and discover why Toronto captures the hearts of all who visit—you'll soon find yourself longing to return.

Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour, your ultimate companion to explore the vibrant city of Toronto at your own pace, according to your preferences, and with the freedom and flexibility to delve into its rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural wonders. With this innovative tour, you're empowered to navigate the city's iconic landmarks while immersing yourself in the stories, myths, and fascinating facts that make Toronto a must-visit destination. Embark on an adventure where you are the master of your journey, charting your course through Toronto's diverse neighborhoods, each brimming with its own distinct character and charm. Whether you're drawn to the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, the artistic enclave of Kensington Market, or the serene beauty of Toronto's waterfront, this tour caters to your individual interests and curiosity. One of the greatest advantages of the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour is the unparalleled flexibility it offers. Say goodbye to rigid schedules and crowded tour buses—instead, embrace the freedom to explore Toronto's treasures at your leisure. Spend as much time as you desire at each attraction, savoring every moment and uncovering hidden gems that resonate with you. As you journey through Toronto's dynamic landscape, our meticulously curated audio guides will serve as your informative companions, providing engaging commentary on the city's landmarks, revealing intriguing anecdotes about its history and culture, and dispelling myths that have woven themselves into the fabric of Toronto's identity. Delve into the fascinating history of iconic landmarks such as the majestic CN Tower, where you'll learn about its engineering marvels and the role it has played in shaping Toronto's skyline. Explore the historic Distillery District, where tales of the city's industrial past intertwine with its vibrant arts scene. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in Toronto. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Union Station 2. St. Lawrence Market 3. Distillery Historic District 4. Cathedral Church of St. James 5. Metropolitan United Church 6. St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica 7. Mackenzie House 8. Yonge-Dundas Square 9. CF Toronto Eaton Centre 10. Old Toronto City Hall 11. New Toronto City Hall 12. Nathan Phillips Square 13. Toronto Public Library, 14. Kensington Market 15. University of Toronto 16. Graffiti Alley 17. Fort York National Historic Site 18. High Park Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply an intrepid traveler seeking to uncover the soul of a city, the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an enriching experience that celebrates the spirit of exploration and the thrill of discovery, and set forth on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Toronto. Your adventure awaits.

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(19 reviews)

Loved the tour, great way to see the city, especially as we had never been before. Joseph our tour guide was amazing and so funny, and Abraham the driver was brilliant. The only downside was that we didn’t have any cash to give as a tip! The tour is great for going from one land mark to the next and if you want to jump back in the same bus as we did you just need to wait 2hrs, plenty of time to explore. Would absolutely go again!

Mia was our tour guide and was very engaging and knowledgable. We were a large group but she managed us very well and we covered a lot of space in downtown Toronto without feeling rushed. We learnt about the history of the city which I never would have experienced walking through the city on my own.

Very good tour and how lucky we were that we were the only 2 people. Joel was very nice and knowledgeable. We were staying for 9 days so it was a nice way to get our bearings

The guide was perfect and knew how to tell us as much as possible about the city of Toronto.

The guide paid attention to the things that I never noticed before while walking in Toronto