Toronto is an amazing city with so much to see and do. This bustling hub offers a variety of fun and exciting activities for locals and visitors to see the sights and participate in activities around the city. With so much to do in this city, what will you do first?
- Catch a baseball game at the Rogers Center
The Toronto Blue Jays are Canada’s baseball team, supported by Canadian’s across the country. Previously known as the Skydome, the Roger’s Center is a fully accessible venue, with assistance seating, elevators and accessible washrooms. Every seat is a good seat in the Roger’s Center. Get tickets for one game or visit all season. The choice is yours.
- Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is home to a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits featuring history, art and artifacts from around the world. Additionally, a variety of educational talks, hands on experiences and programming is available for kids, family and adults only. Located downtown and easily accessible from the main subway line, the Royal Ontario Museum is a fun-filled family outing. For those wanting to see multiple venues in Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum is part of the Toronto City Pass. Parking is available for a fee in city controlled parking lots. The Museum is fully accessible and meets all Ontario accessibility regulations. Elevators, ramps and automatic doors are available. Visitors requiring a support person to visit may present an Access2Entertainment card and gain free admission for a caregiver when accompanying a paying person with a disability. Service dogs are permitted. Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis at the guest assistance desk upon entry. Accessibility guide maps are available online for download.
Accessibility guide map: https://www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/imce/ENG_Accessibility_Guide_2018_web.pdf
Mobility friendly guide map: https://www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/imce/ENG_mobility%20guide_2018.pdf
Quiet spaces guide map: https://www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/imce/ENG_quietzone_guide_2018.pdf
- Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Galley of Ontario is dedicated to growing the love and interest of art in today’s society. Varieties of artists and art collections make their ways through the Art Gallery of Ontario to show off the amazing history of art from different time periods as well as the present day. Art consisting of paintings, sculptures, photos and more have captivate the city of Toronto and encouraged so many to partake in the arts. The Art Gallery of Ontario is wheelchair accessible and manual wheelchairs are available on first come, first serve basis upon arrival or can be reserved in advance online. Support persons are admitted free of charge when accompanying someone with a disability. Service animals are permitted within the gallery. Audio guides are available for select exhibits for those who require them. If you are a fan of art this is definitely a stop for you in Toronto no matter your taste in art; there is something everyone can appreciate.
- Experience the Science Center
The Ontario Science Center showcases science at its core and provides many interactive exhibits that teach and inspire children to engage with the sciences. Located about 25 minutes from downtown, the science center is most easily accessible by car or Toronto city transit. In addition to regular exhibits such as a contained rainforest, an interactive physics ball play, and a planetarium, temporary exhibits are scheduled throughout the year and seasons. As part of the museum, an IMAX theatre showing multiple science films, which rotate through the day, is available for an additional charge. The Science Center is wheelchair accessible with ramps and elevator access. Accessible seating is available in the IMAX theatre. Wheelchair rentals, closed captioning, family restrooms, and large print maps are available at the guest services desk upon entry. Service animals are permitted, and social story guide books are available online for download.
- Participate in a Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing tour
City Sightseeing tours are popular in all major tourism cities, providing an opportunity to hop on and hop off the tour bus at all the major tourist sights. This type of tour allows you to spend as much time at each stop as you want and need, everyone is on their own schedule. Ready to head to your next stop? The City Sightseeing buses run continuously throughout the day, hop on the next City Sightseeing bus you see and head off to your next stop. The City Sightseeing buses are accessible via electrical ramps that slid or fold in and out for access to the bus. Unfortunatly, the open top deck is not accessible. Headphones are available to translate the tours into a variety of languages as need be. Each tourism spot will have different accessibility access. To determine whether the location can meet your needs please visit the website of each individual attraction and site.
- Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame
Do you follow the NHL? Into hockey? You cannot miss the Hockey Hall of Fame on your trip to Toronto. The hall of fame showcases the very best of hockey through the ages, from star players, cups and more. Collections of memorabilia and history are sure to captivate sports fans from around the world. Canada is known for its hockey and Canadians can often be found on about every National Hockey Team out there. Accessible entrance and accessible washrooms are available on site.
- Go shopping in the largest underground shopping center in the world
The PATH shopping center is the largest underground shopping center in the world. These underground tunnels connect different districts within the city through underground walkways. Throughout the walkways are hundreds of shopping venues where you can window shop or purchase thousands of different items. The PATH is accessible via ramps throughout the PATH and elevators from street level.
- Take in a hockey game
Toronto takes its hockey seriously. The Toronto Maple Leaf’s are a loved team by all. Experience a hockey game at Scotiabank Arena, formerly the Air Canada Center. The area is conveniently located in the heart of Toronto and easily accessible by public transit. The Scotiabank Arena offers accessible seating and elevator access to all levels. Make sure to take a coat because it can get cold from all the ice.
- See the city from the top of the CN Tower
The CN Tower is the icon for the city of Toronto. The tower is one of the tallest structures in the city providing a great view of the entire city. Ride the glass elevators to the observation deck. Dare to step onto the glass floors and see down to the streets. For visitors with a brave heart, take part in the Edge Walk. On this exciting experience, tether yourself to the outside of the CN Tower and learn over the edges. Have dinner at the 360 Restaurant. This formal dining experience takes place on a rotating platform, taking 60 minutes to complete a full rotation, giving guests the best views of the city. The CN Tower is fully accessible for those in need. With elevator access and automatic doors. Those requiring caregiver assistance can get free admission for their caregiver with a paying person with a disability. Wheelchair access to the 360 Restaurant is available, just note your access needs when making a reservation so the appropriate ramps can be put in place for you.
- See a concert at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert and event venue in downtown Toronto along Lake Ontario. Located adjacent to Ontario Place, this outdoor venue hosts a number of concerts a year from local bands to big-name acts like Tim McGraw. Conveniently located downtown along the Lakeshore with easy access from the Go Train and Toronto Transit. The venue is generally accessible but like all concerts can be loud. Those with noise sensitivities should take note of when events are going on. The venue is made of flat surfaces all around the amphitheatre making wheelchair access good. Accessible seating areas are available. Cheaper tickets are often for the grass area, so be conscious of the type of event ticket you are purchasing when attending. Food and drinks are available at the venue as well as downtown prior to showtime. Limited parking is available, and city transit is recommended.
Toronto is a huge city with much to offer its visitors. The downtown core has activities for art, culture, interactive experiences, movies and so much more. The cultural mosaic that makes up the city of Toronto help ensure a multicultural experience, permitting and expanding our cultural offerings within the city. What are you waiting for? Let Impact Vacations make Toronto a part of your next travel adventure.