The Hockey Hall of Fame is the place where you can test your hockey trivia skills or goalie reflexes. The hall, located in Brookfield Place, features an interactive, hands-on account of the evolution of Canada's game. It's a trip down the sport's memory lane, fueled by displays, trophies, memorabilia, movies and video games. While you're there, you can get a souvenir photo taken of yourself beside the Stanley Cup trophy. Facilities include the Spirit of Hockey store full of collectibles.
At a dizzying height of 553.3 meters (1,815.3 feet), the slender form of the CN Tower rises high above the city skyline. One of the world's tallest towers, unmatched by any freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere, this stunning landmark was built in 1967 by the Canadian National Railway to serve as a communications and observation facility. At that time, this man-made pinnacle was unsurpassed by any other across the world and remained as such until 2007. The Look Out Level of CN Tower grants spectacular view of the city for miles around from a height of 346 meters (1,136 feet), while the SkyPod sits an additional 33 storeys above for a unique perspective of the world. The EdgeWalk, another of the tower's attractions, is the world's highest hands-free walkway. Not for the faint hearted, walking along the open-air walkway is an experience like none other. The EdgeWalk is perched on the roof of the 360 Restaurant where dinner is served in full view of Toronto's twinkling skyline.
Built in 1857, this Georgian-style residence was a gift to William Lyon Mackenzie, grandfather of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, from his followers. Mackenzie, the leader of the colonial emancipation movement in Upper Canada, had come from Scotland in 1830 to become the first mayor of the city of Toronto. You will now find a museum inside, where guides in period costumes re-enact the daily life of middle-class Toronto households in the 1860s.
The Power Plant gallery, part of Toronto's Harbourfront Centre complex, has earned an impressive reputation as one of the finest art institutions in Canada and in the world. Devoted solely to contemporary art, it provides an opportunity for its audience to be exposed to innovative forms in different genres and disciplines, including photography, new media and sculpture. Exhibits include artists from across the country, with a particular focus on the work of locals.
Opened in 1999, the Museum of Contemporary Art displays the works of a large number of contemporary Canadian artists in a variety of media. The museum takes pride in their extensive collection that includes close to 1,000 works of art. It is also instrumental in hosting a wide of range of exhibitions as well as programmes woven into the common theme of contemporary art.
The oldest Canadian Islamic centre in Toronto, the Jami Mosque building was purchased in 1969, which was formerly housed a church. Converted into a mosque, it has a beautiful architecture, that is reminiscent of the bygone era. Located at Boustead Avenue, in the High Park neighborhood, it still conducts prayers on a routine basis. In addition to prayer services and jummah, the mosque also offers Arabic classes for Muslim women. Have a look at their website to know more.
An 1856 Roman Catholic Cathedral, St. Basil's Church demands a visit for being the third oldest church of the city. The regular prayer services along with choir and musical events comprise the activities conducted by the church. For further details on the church, visit their website.
The Burwash Dining Hall is the place where students of Victoria College enjoy lovely meals. This dining hall for students has been serving the college since 1913. The hall serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; more than a dining establishment it is a gathering place, where students interact with each other.
Founded in 1975 in historic Yorkville, Hollander York Gallery features some of Canada's most interesting traditional and modern artists, names such as Rose-Aimee Belanger, Victoria Block, Bruno Cote and Hugh Cunningham. Its impressive choice of paintings, sculptures and limited edition prints draws visitors and customers from far and wide. Located in the heart of the city's historic Yorkville, the gallery offers a superb selection of paintings, sculptures, and limited edition prints. Call ahead for more details.
The Annesley Hall takes pride in being the foremost residences that were for women in the entire nation. A part of the Victoria College, this structure is renowned for having differently styled rooms; female pupils also have access to the Tackaberry Library and Music Room.
Located in the Eglinton West Village, Liss Gallery specializes in personal and corporate art, as well as art consulting. Established in 1983, it is in the vanguard when it comes to the promotion of both Canadian and International art. Originally called Affairs of the Art, the gallery boasts an assortment of contemporary fine art, including original paintings, photography, sculpture and limited edition prints. It also offers custom framing, with a large selection of quality frames, as well as delivery and installation of art works.
This local park was completely refurbished and is now transformed into a community hub. The aim in developing this green space was to create a flexible community venue that doubles up as a park. It has wet zones for kids featuring splash pads, walking paths, a performance stage and a dog park too. However, the highlight is the AIDS Memorial that has been installed in this park.