Toronto is Canada’s largest city and a vibrant cultural hub known for its diverse communities, world-class museums, and endless attractions. We are thrilled that Destination Toronto has chosen Ripe to help capitalize on their marketing efforts. Our lodging solution will provide this DMO with an easy-to-use platform for managing and marketing their lodging partners’ availability, helping them to increase their reach and drive conversion on their site.
Canadian Cosmopolitan Life
Toronto offers visitors a taste of high-end cosmopolitan life in Canada. World-class entertainment options include iconic music venues, live shows galore, and ever-present festivals. With so much to explore, Toronto invites visitors to immerse themselves in its city life.
Discover the heartbeat of the city at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto’s most exciting public space. Its bustling pedestrian intersection, outdoor performance stage, and ample seating areas make Yonge-Dundas Square the perfect spot to take in the city’s lively energy and culture. With extensive year-round programming and over 200 retailers and restaurants, it’s no wonder the Square sees 100,000 people daily.
The CN Tower is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and is located in downtown Toronto. At 1,815 feet, it’s Canada’s tallest freestanding structure. Though it offers a stunning perspective of the city and Lake Ontario, the CN Tower is more than just a lookout point. Visitors can also dine at the tower’s revolving restaurant, take a thrilling EdgeWalk around the tower, or learn about the landmark’s construction and history at the Tower Experience exhibit. For those looking to dine out somewhere different, the CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant offers an incredible gastronomic experience. The CN Tower’s unique experiences and breathtaking views make it a top attraction in Toronto.
Distillery Historic District
The Distillery Historic District is one of Toronto’s most charming neighborhoods. As Canada’s largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture, the district offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s past, with over 40 heritage buildings that have been repurposed into restaurants, shops, and galleries. Visitors can stroll through the cobblestone streets, browse local artwork, enjoy a craft cocktail at a rooftop bar, or indulge in a meal at one of the district’s renowned restaurants. The district also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from the Toronto Christmas Market to the Toronto International Film Festival. With its unique atmosphere, rich history, and diverse offerings, the Distillery Historic District is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Toronto.
Culture and Museums
Toronto is more than just a flashy city. This cultural mecca has numerous museums and galleries showcasing the depth of the city’s rich history and thriving art scene.
Casa Loma is an architectural grandeur. Once the largest residence in Canada, it has over 98 rooms, stunning gardens, and an impressive array of art and furnishings. Visitors can relive the opulent lifestyle of the early 1900s and explore the secret passageways and winding staircases of this historic landmark. Casa Loma has lived many lives and are all worth exploring – a private home, a popular nightclub during prohibition, various movie sets over the years, and now a museum.
Royal Ontario Museum
Also known as the ROM, the Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada’s most prestigious museums and its largest. Located in the heart of the city, the ROM showcases over 13 million artifacts from around the world spanning from ancient times to contemporary art. Attractions are diverse – visitors can adventure through the dinosaur gallery, engage with the Canadian history gallery, or meander through the constantly shifting extraordinary exhibitions. Adult visitors should also check out ROM After Dark, a monthly after-hours art-centered experience with food and drinks. The ROM’s exhibitions and events are sure to win you over.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Another institution that offers after-hours activities, Ripley’s Aquarium hosts monthly Friday Night Jazz. You’ll not only enjoy aquarium admission but a fascinating setting for you to sip on cocktails and listen to live music. It’s worth noting though that with extensive jellyfish exhibits, interactive touch pools, and an underwater viewing tunnel, the aquarium makes for an equally exciting daytime experience.
Parks and Waterfronts
Toronto’s natural beauty is on full display in its parks and waterfront access, offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Picturesque trails and sprawling green space offer amazing views of Lake Ontario and a wide range of exciting recreational activities.
The Scarborough Bluffs are a series of natural cliffs and beachfronts that offer visitors an incredible experience in Toronto and are just a short drive away. Visitors can hike along the bluffs or enjoy a relaxing day at the beach among the distinctive geological formations and scenic vistas.
Located within the city, High Park is almost 400 acres of dense forests, peaceful ponds, and beautiful gardens. Visitors can explore the green space for a peaceful escape or find an exciting adventure on the park’s trails.
A short ferry ride from downtown, the Toronto Islands serve as a respite from the city. Visitors can participate in day trip activities like kayaking, birdwatching, and leisurely bike rides. For those looking for a faster-pace activity, the Centerville Amusement Park has more than 30 rides and is popular with families.
Destination Toronto stands out in effectively communicating their city’s attractions to visitors. We are excited to contribute to their marketing efforts to help travelers book their stay and make the most of their visit to Toronto!
If you’re looking to book a stay, be sure to check out Destination Toronto’s site. And if you’re interested in a custom-built, best-in-class booking solution, visit our Contact page to see how we can help.