Toronto, Canada is best known for its landmarks and tourist attractions, but there’s so much more to explore than the CN Tower and the Distillery District. There are many hidden gems in Toronto that are just waiting to be found! So grab your rain jacket, because we’re going on an adventure around Toronto to find some of its best hidden gems that even locals don’t know about! All you need to bring are your friends, good walking shoes and an open mind as we delve into this guide on how to discover Toronto’s best hidden gems!
Bata Shoe Museum
You fans of high heels, sneakers, and shoes should not pass up the chance to visit the Bata Shoe Museum. The museum is home to 13,000 pairs of shoes, the greatest collection of footwear in the world. Inside you can find rare examples from all over the globe, each one with its own story to tell about our global culture. It’s a must-see for shoe lovers! Located at 327 Bloor Street West, it will take only an hour or two of your time.
Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works, which is situated on a former industrial site, is now a location devoted to encouraging sustainable living and reintroducing nature to the urban setting. The region has a number of ponds, gardens, and restored structures that act as community centres. There are also galleries, exhibits and concerts in the public spaces that attract many visitors each year. There are regular tours available at this great destination for people who want to learn more about what they offer at this innovative site in downtown Toronto.
Toronto is one of the few big cities in North America with a working farm, despite the fact that at times it may look like a concrete jungle. You may visit Riverdale Farm to get a glimpse of what it’s like to live on a farm and to get up up and personal with a variety of farm animals, including chickens, cows, pigs, lambs, and many more. There are also plenty of trails and picnic areas if you want to bring your own food along.
You’ll be able to find this hidden gem just northwest of downtown – a fifteen minute walk or five minute drive from the TTC stop at Broadview Station. The admission fee includes access to all activities on site, as well as access for children under 2 years old (who don’t require an adult).
Toronto Island Park
Toronto Island Park is a very unusual location because it is situated on one of the islands in Lake Ontario. Here, you may spend your time taking part in outdoor activities, discovering public art exhibits, or simply unwinding in one of the gardens. In addition to its natural beauty, this green oasis also offers an impressive variety of restaurants and shops so you can enjoy some retail therapy while you’re there!
If you love running along picturesque beaches with bright blue water and white sand (like we do), then this island is perfect for you.
Plus, if the weather isn’t too warm out when you go, make sure to bundle up for some wintertime fun by taking advantage of their ice skating rink!