Destination Feature: Toronto, Canada

published on 22 December 2021
<i>Photo by Sandro Schuh on Unsplash</i>
Photo by Sandro Schuh on Unsplash

Are you finally thinking of getting ready for a holiday trip after Covid-19? Summer vacation and looking for a travel destination? Do you like bustling streets, towering structures, and beautiful views? If yes, then Toronto is the travel destination for you! Attractions like the CN tower, Canada’s Wonderland, and the ROM that cater to your explorative, playful, and inquisitive side!

Furthermore, there are various malls where you can shop, eat, and take your significant other! For those interested in media, walk the streets of famous movie sets such as the Time Traveller’s Wife, or Mean Girls. Fans of Drake can visit the street where God’s Plan was shot and maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll even come across him in person! 

Our team at MiTravel has curated a few tips and suggestions for your trip planning.

1. Nathan Phillips Square 

<i>Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash</i>
Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash

The square has been used for concerts, art displays, festivals of light and more. During winter, the pool is converted to an ice rink and there are skating shoes for rent. In the past years, annual events include a New Year’s Eve party. The night scenic view can be used for romantic dates, and perhaps even meeting new people!


Trip Tip: Due to Covid-19, you must book your trip to the square in advance. Check the dates available for a visit and make sure it coincides with a date you are certain to have arrived in Toronto. Furthermore, don’t forget face-masks and hand sanitizers. Most importantly, Have fun and don’t be afraid to meet new people!

2. CN Tower

<i>Photo by Juan Rojas on Unsplash</i>
Photo by Juan Rojas on Unsplash

Visit one of the modern Seven Wonders of the world! Be it for exercise, for its scenic view, or even its architectural structure. There is an elevator for those who can’t make it to the top using the stairs, and a nearby restaurant for when you get hungry. Feel free to purchase a souvenir from the gift shop inside for future show and tells!


Trip Tip: Although the website CN says, “open from 10am to 10pm,” make sure to purchase your tickets in advance and get there on time, so you have the best experience. Don’t forget, some places are still operating on ‘Covid-19 timing’. Keep your tickets on hand and don’t forget to take lots of pictures.

3. Royal Ontario Museum

<i>Photo by Lotus Raphael on Unsplash</i>
Photo by Lotus Raphael on Unsplash

Situated among some of Canada’s top universities, use this visit to the museum to not only duell among art, culture, and history, but to also check out some prospective universities or colleges for you or someone in your family. Also, while in the vicinity, you’ll likely walk along streets, shoot in major movies and maybe even recognise some of them. Finally, there are stores for shopping or eating that will help you end your day on a high note.


Trip Tip: Not only should you book your ticket in advance, ROM , also make sure to have your proof of vaccination on hand. Do not forget that this is situated around universities, you’ll likely see a lot of students. Be sure to explore something new!

4. Canada’s Wonderland

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The first major theme park in Canada is a serious attraction to kids, teens, young adults, and more. This is the place to visit if you are travelling with kids. Kids just want to have fun, and Adults sometimes just need a break. As the largest amusement park in Canada, Canada’s Wonderland not only has seventeen roller coasters, but also children themed areas, water parks, and more! Surrounding each area or ride, are stores filled with food, candy and drinks. There are also several souvenir shops where kids get various mementos to forever remember their trip. 


Trip Tip: As Canada’s Wonderland is a very popular attraction, be aware that there are long line queues, though the wait is certainly worth it. Not only should you wear comfortable shoes for standing in line, you should get there early so you don’t wait long, and be aware that there are height limits for some rides. Finally, you can get various passes to have access to certain rides, water parks, and more.

5. Roger’s Center

<i>Photo by Brian Jones on Unsplash</i>
Photo by Brian Jones on Unsplash

Home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball, the Rogers Center is noted for being the first stadium to have a fully retractable motorized roof. It is a major-league stadium built to accommodate both football and baseball, it is attached to a 348 -room hotel, with 70 of those rooms overlooking the field. Not only is it a sports venue, it hosts other large events such as concerts, conventions, and more. When you’re ready for your trip, you can book a hotel room for that concert you’ve always wanted to go see. You’ll also be close to the CN Tower and other shops and malls where food and clothes can be found.


Trip Tip: Book your tickets here in advance, so you don’t miss any major games or concerts. There are limited spacings due to Covid restrictions, so the sooner, the better.

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