Best Attractions absolutely in toronto – part 3

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace
416-923-1171
casaloma.org
This 98-room castle features unique architecture, decorated suites, soaring ceilings and rich wood carving. Explore secret passages or traverse an 800-ft. tunnel to luxurious stables. Open daily. 14007 67

Colborne Lodge
11 Colborne Lodge Dr.,
High Park
416-392-6916
toronto.ca/colborne
This cottage is a monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. Built in 1837 it contains many original furnishings, artifacts and artwork. 14205
9920

Design Exchange
234 Bay St.
416-363-6121
dx.org
Canada’s design museum, the DX presents public exhibitions about design as well as education programs, lectures and design competitions. Every Tues. evening between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. is pay what you can. 14095 438

Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd.
416-392-6907
toronto.ca/fortyork The birthplace of urban Toronto, Fort York features Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and was the site of the U.S. attack and the Battle of York in April 1813. Open year-round. 14204 9919

Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park
416-586-8080
gardinermuseum.on.ca
The Gardiner Museum offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest forms of art and material culture: ceramics. It also features award-winning architecture and Toronto’s best gift shop, Vogue. 14157 1208

Gibson House Museum
5172 Yonge St.
416-395-7432
toronto.ca/museums
Step back in time and visit the elegant farmhouse built for the Gibson family in 1851. Its Georgian exterior is a testament to the dramatic lives the household pursued long ago. 14036 126

Historic Bovaird House
563 Bovaird Dr. East,
Brampton, ON
905-874-2804
bovairdhouse.ca
A significant Brampton heritage landmark, the Historic Bovaird House property features heritage gardens typical of 19th-century plantings, including a rose garden, herb garden and orchard.

Zion Schoolhouse
1091 Finch Ave. East
416-395-7435
toronto.ca/museums
Built in 1869 and restored in 1910, Zion Schoolhouse provided elementary education to
generations of children of L’Amaroux. Today, this one-room schoolhouse offers educational programs for booked groups. Pre-arranged visits only. 14214 9931

LCBO – Summerhill
10 Scrivener Square, Summerhill subway
416-922-0403
lcbo.com/vintages.com
Located in the historic north Toronto station, fully restored to its former glory. This 30,000 sq.-ft. Toronto landmark includes a 145-ft. Venetian clock tower, the great hall, marble walls and brass ticket wickets. Features more than 5,000 wines, spirits and beers. 14256 12889

Mackenzie House Museum
82 Bond St.
416-392-6915
toronto.ca/museums
This Greek Revival row house was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie. Explore the museum, the recreated print shop and gallery featuring changing exhibitions. 14207 9923

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.,
Kleinburg, ON
905-893-1121;
1-888-213-1121
mcmichael.com
Experience the essence of Canada, minutes from Toronto. View works by Group of Seven, First a 100-acre woodland setting. 14041 132

Nations, Inuit and contemporary Canadian artists in

Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas St. West
416-394-8113
toronto.ca/montgomerysinn.com
Experience the life of a traveller seeking comfort at the inn 150 years ago. When Thomas Montgomery managed the inn, it was a lively meeting place for the community. Events held throughout the year carry on this tradition. Tea is served Tues. to Sun. 14210 9926

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd.
416-696-1000;
1-888-696-1110
ontariosciencecentre.ca
With hundreds of engaging interactive exhibits, including the new AstraZeneca Human Edge and daily science demonstrations, the Ontario Science Centre will delight, inform and challenge visitor of all ages. 14009 70

Ontario Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
416-325-0061
educationportal.ontla.on.ca
This impressive sandstone structure—seat of Ontario’s provincial parliament since 1893—features Richardson Romanesque architecture and is an iconic Toronto landmark. Drop in for a free tour of the building to learn how the legislature functions and to see the beautifully restored wood and marble interior.

PawsWay
245 Queens Quay West
416-360-7297;
1-800-608-7297
pawsway.ca
Located by Harbourfront Centre, PawsWay celebrates dogs and cats—and their owners.
Admission is free and pets are always welcome. 14521 18165

Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives
9 Wellington St. East,
Brampton, ON
905-791-4055
pama.peelregion.ca
The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) serves the Region of Peel, with a population of over one million individuals from diverse backgrounds. PAMA partners with community-based cultural, social services, health, arts and heritage organizations.

Redpath Sugar Museum
95 Queens Quay East
416-933-8341; 1-800-267-1517
redpathsugar.com
The Redpath Sugar Museum features a collection of memorabilia relating to the Canadian sugar industry and the Redpath family. A free film about sugar is shown in the theatre. Group tours available by appointment. 14010 73

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
416-586-8000
rom.on.ca
Explore Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Discover dinosaurs,
Ancient Egypt, Canada’s First Peoples, gems and minerals and more, alongside dining, shopping and unique architecture. 14015 84

Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd., Thomson Memorial Park
416-338-8807
toronto.ca/museums
Located in Thomson Memorial Park, the Scarborough Museum features buildings and collections depicting life in Scarborough, from a settler’s log house to the turn-of-the-century Cornell House. 14209 9925

Spadina Museum – Historic House & Gardens
285 Spadina Rd.
416-392-6910
toronto.ca/spadina
Spadina, the elegant home of the Austin family, was built in 1866. The museum’s interior has recently been restored to reflect how Torontonians and the Austin family lived during the 1920s and 1930s. 14206 9922

St. Lawrence Market
92–95 Front St. East
416-392-7219
stlawrencemarket.com
A historic site, gallery and unique modern marketplace in Old Town Toronto, the St. Lawrence Market complex features more than 50 specialty vendors, a Saturday farmers, market, Sunday antiques market and historic St. Lawrence Hall. 14321 14389

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave.
416-599-5321
textilemuseum.ca
The TMC offers a variety of exhibitions, including shows based on their permanent collection of over 12,000 artifacts and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists. Open year-round: Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed. after 5 p.m. is pay what you can. 14110 565

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Rd.
416-396-2819
toronto.ca/todmorden
Explore 19th-century settlement and industrial development in the Don Valley. Visit the Papermill Theatre and Gallery for rotating art exhibits from local artists or stroll through its 9.2-hectare wildflower preserve.

York Museum
2694 Eglinton Ave. West, Centennial Recreation Centre
416-394-2759
toronto.ca/culture/york_museum.htm The museum collects and displays photographs and
objects which represent the economic, political and social history of the former city of York from its early beginnings to the present day. 14215 9932

Neighbourhoods / Business
Improvement
Albion Islington Square BIA
925 Albion Rd., Suite 100
416-743-3267
albionislingtonsquare.org
A unique shopping district, the Square showcases gold and diamond jewellery, clothing and textiles, salons, skin care and laser centres, medical and professional services, alongside international cuisine. Check out the Fusion of Taste Festival in July. 14490 17878

Beach BIA
1971 Queen St. East, Suite 203
416-693-2242
beachbia.com
Visit the small-town charm of this Toronto lakeside community. Stroll the scenic three-kilometre boardwalk and visit cozy cafés and unique shops. It’s a hop away from downtown on the Queen Street East streetcar. 14399 16461

Home to a diverse range of shops offering baked
goods, herbal medicines, books, videos, household items and Chinese arts and crafts, this area also features many jewellery stores, watch wholesalers, fabric, garment, children’s wear and perfume stores. 14401 16469

Church-Wellesley Village BIA
519 Church St., Office 303
416-355-6778
churchwellesleyvillage.ca
Centrally located in the heart of downtown, Church-Wellesley Village (or Church Street) is the entertainment and social hub of Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. The village is a safe, energetic and diversified community, which hosts an array of annual festivals and events and offers a variety of unique restaurants, bars, shopping and services all year round. 14319 14327

Clarkson Village BIA
1801 Lakeshore Rd. West, Unit 6,
Mississauga, ON
416-417-6253
clarksonbia.com
Located in the historic family-friendly Village of Clarkson. We are the oldest community in the City of Mississauga. See what you have been missing! Follow us on Twitter: @ClarksonBIA for all the latest sales, contests and incentives to Shop Clarkson, Village on the Go! 14511 18088

Distillery Historic District, The
9 Trinity St., Suite 200
416-364-1177
thedistillerydistrict.com
A centre for arts, culture, food and entertainment, this national historic site includes 44 heritage buildings and numerous brick-lined courtyards. Explore the district’s many restaurants, art galleries, artisan boutiques, specialty retail stores and more. 14660 19129

Downtown Yonge BIA
40 Dundas St. West, Suite 300
416-597-0255
downtownyonge.com
If there’s something happening in Toronto, it will behappening on Yonge. The iconic Yonge Street has something for everyone: an extensive range of events, shops, restaurants and entertainment. 14276 13777

Gerrard India Bazaar
1426 Gerrard St. East
416-465-8513
gerrardindiabazaar.com
Open year-round, the Bazaar is the largest ethnic market of Indian goods, fashions, fabrics, jewellery and food in North America. Rediscover the richness of the Orient. October 25 to 26, 2014 Gerrard India Bazaar will also celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. 14308 14021

GreekTown on the Danforth BIA
699 Danforth Ave., Suite 201
416-469-5634
greektowntoronto.com
A vibrant community that combines modern Mediterranean life and ancient Greece. Shops,
boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs located along Danforth Avenue. Easy subway access: Chester, Pape and Donlands. Enjoy the Taste of the Danforth in August. 14039 129

Little Italy BIA
622 College St.
littleitalycollegest.com
This lively neighbourhood is the original home of Toronto’s Italian community. It’s packed with trattorias, trendy restaurants, cafés and nightlife. The sidewalks are often packed with locals and visitors sipping espresso on the many outdoor patios along the street. 14470 17741

Peel Aboriginal Network
200 Britannia Rd. East, Unit 3A,
Mississauga, ON
905-712-4726
peelaboriginalnetwork.org
The Peel Aboriginal Network’s vision is to support increased awareness and education of Aboriginal heritage, history and current issues that will continue to strengthen Aboriginal culture and a sense of community in Peel Region. The PAN hosts an annual Aboriginal Gathering; for more info, visit the website.

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