Where Toronto Goes to Play

With shopping, dining, star-spotting, and world-class entertainment, City Centre is Toronto’s most dynamic district to experience the best the city has to offer. Shoot to the sky with a visit to the CN Tower, dive under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium, practice your slap shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame, or experience game-day energy with the Maple Leafs, Raptors, or Blue Jays alongside flocks of spirited fans. At night, the area comes alive with theatre goers visiting the third largest live entertainment area in the world, the Theatre District. But the evening won’t end there. After the theatres empty, clubs, bars, and restaurants come alive with patrons wanting to soak up the scene. Cruise over to Church and Wellesley where you can celebrate our diversity and inclusivity within Canada’s largest gay community. “The Village,” as the locals call it, is packed with cafés, restaurants, and arguably the best martini in the city.

Every day, the energy here is evident, but no more so than in June each year, when Toronto plays host to Pride Week, one of the largest pride festivals in the world. Featuring parties, galas, and a million supporters from across the globe, this ten-day celebration culminates with the famous Pride Parade that takes over Toronto’s streets. After your busy night, look to Yonge Street and the Eaton Centre, an indoor, light-filled shopping complex, to satisfy your shopping urges and grab some much-needed downtime among the 350 stores and boutiques.