You probably have a long list of dream destinations on your bucket list, and you make a list longer day by day, especially after spending a few minutes on Pinterest. You are not alone, and most of us are guilty.
While we are overzealous with some ideas, many others are practical. Take travel, for example; you don’t need a huge bank balance to travel because you can save on flights, food, and accommodation by being smart. If you have been putting off traveling to Toronto, then you need to psyche yourself up and plan your trip as soon as possible. Here are some of the reasons why.
- The Tchotchke House
This house located on 37 Bertmont Ave is a beauty to behold and a fascinating scene at that. It isn’t a secret, and it isn’t hidden from the public but what makes it unique is that the owner, Shirley Sumaiser decorated her front lawn with plushies and toys instead of shrubs and flowers like everyone else.
- The Yoga Sanctuary
It is important to find a place you can relax and be your authentic self wherever you are in the world, and Toronto’s Yoga Sanctuary is the place to be. Other than making using of the Toronto Massage App, you should visit this sanctuary, a brainchild of two sisters, Cynthia Funk and Kimberley Sopinka who offer yoga classes in Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga. The studios will make you relax automatically.
You may also want to visit Elmwood Spa.
- Toronto Zoo
Located on the outskirts of the city in Rouge Valley, on Meadowvale Road, the Toronto Zoo is one of the main attractions in Canada. This zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals from more than 500 species making it one of the most diverse zoos. It has seven geographical areas and when there you must see the giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao.
- Toronto Islands
If you need a good summer break in Toronto, then the Toronto Islands is a must-visit. You’ll take a ferry ride from Bay Street, and at the island, you’ll get to enjoy the magnificent view of the city. Centreville is perfect for kids as it has amusement parks. You will also swim, enjoy the beach or rent kayaks.
- Toronto Greeters
If you are a lone traveler, then you can make use of Toronto Greeter to learn more about the big city. Toronto Greeters are locals willing to give you a few hours of their day to share their love of the city and their time with you. You need to make reservations a week before your visit though. You also need to explain to them what you are interested in and the time you have. Language barrier is hardly an issue with most residents of Toronto being multilingual.
- Toronto Botanical Garden
This four acres of the beautiful garden located in Northeast Toronto on Lawrence Avenue East has 17-themed gardens. They are educative, and you’ll learn more about plants and nature in general. You may want to visit St. Lawrence Market afterward.
Other things to do:
- Enjoy the pirate life
- Go to High Park
- Check out Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Visit Princess of Wales Theatre