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If you want to see the city in a luxurious, washroom-equipped, air-conditioned motor coach, then this double-Decker award-winning tour with driver commentary is for you. There are pick-ups at all the major hotels for your convenience. The Gray Line Sightseeing takes about two hours and includes the CN Tower, SkyDome, Casa Loma, Queen's Park, Yorkville and Chinatown. The Toronto City Tour includes Harbourfront, Ontario Place, Art Gallery of Ontario, New City Hall, Old City Hall, Eaton Centre, and the University of Toronto.
Built in 1822, Campbell House Museum was the residence of Sir William Campbell, appointed Chief Justice of Upper Canada in 1825. It is the oldest remaining building from the original city of York. The structure is classic Georgian architecture, a rare find in the region, and has served as a museum since 1974, when the Queen Mother officially opened it. Originally constructed on Duke Street now Adelaide, it was moved to its present location at Queen Street West and University. Guided half-hour tours of the building are available throughout the day.
The Ontario Legislative Building is home to the provincial legislative assembly. Completed in 1892, the majestic Richardsonian Romanesque Legislative buildings in Queen's Park have served as a meeting place for the Ontario government for over two centuries. Visitors to the complex can take a free guided tour through the exhibits that explore the history of parliament, stroll through the buildings and grounds and when the legislature is in session, can even watch the proceedings from the public galleries with a guest pass from the information desk.
Founded in 1827 and now home to over 75,000 students, this is Canada's largest and arguably most famous university. Some of the more interesting sites to visit are the main room of the University of Toronto Bookstore, the chapel and the dining hall at Trinity College, the great rooms on the second floor of the University College, Hart House and its art gallery, and the Sydney Fisher Rare Book Library. The university offers daily tours during the summer, starting at Hart House. The campus is right in the heart of the downtown core.
Although touring with an open-top double-deck bus sounds like a typical tourist act, Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour saves the hassle of self-parking in Toronto, where parking space is limited and costly. While the tour guide gives a better introduction of the city than what one can gather from independent exploration, the freedom of independent exploration is not compromised by hopping on and off at any place and any stop. The tour has two routes: North/South Loop and East/West Loop. The former runs year round. The latter runs only in summer. Each route has twenty-five stops. Pick-up is available at most major hotels in downtown. Tickets are moderately priced and each ticket is good for three consecutive days.
Home to the Toronto Blue Jays since the 1989 season, as well as the Toronto Argonauts Football Team, this CAD 500-million-plus architectural marvel is the first stadium to have a fully retractable roof. Rogers Centre facility's versatility allows it to accommodate a variety of events suited for an arena, a domed stadium and an open-air facility. Seating more than 50,000 for baseball, the stadium boasts the world's largest JumboTron scoreboard, a 346-room Renaissance Toronto hotel with some suites facing the field, and a Hard Rock Café with field-view seating. Come late Autumn, Rogers hosts the wildly successful annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival.
Steam Whistle Brewing, a brewery at the former Canadian Pacific Rail locomotive repair facility, serves one of the city's best known inventions, Steam Whistle Pilsner. In operation since 1998, the beer served here is so famous that it has even been shipped to Germany. The 2,800 square feet area is open to the public, so you can drop in and buy their famous beer. Tours are available, and include a free drink. You may even want to visit the brewery for the events held here. Call for information so you don't miss out on the fun.
If Toronto is going to be your stop for a couple of days, and you wish to explore all its attractions, then you must take the guided tours of City Sightseeing Toronto. With its office at Queens Quay West in High Park, this tour operator is known to conduct the best city tours of Toronto. With 21 official sights, the tour lets you explore all these in an open-air double-decker bus. A number of packages on offer also include Niagara Falls Day Tour and Toronto Harbor and Island Cruise. To book a group tour, or for information regarding tickets, please have a look at their website.