Best Toronto Hidden Gem Attractions

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Best Toronto Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Jonahcardiff
    Cardiff, UK151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to relax and chill away from the hassle of downtown Toronto. Great ferry system, we travelled by a private water taxi outward journey, about $12 each but used the free public ferry for the return. Amazing views of the city skyline, lovely walks and trails, plenty to see, no traffic and no pedestrian crossings !!
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • garima66
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bluff needs a whole day to unfold its resplendence little by little with each passing hour From sunny and bright to pink skies and warmly lit to dark and star lit skies .. one can see the whole planetery changes in one full day . It clear and sweet tasting water adds to the majestic show of art of mother nature .. people come and laze around or they come in groups to party on the lawns , bar- B - que and have a feast or even swim in the water … overall being close to nature and with your loved ones does wonders to your body and mind
    Written December 5, 2023
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  • Fairyinboots
    London, UK68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Staff very friendly and we meant so much about shoes and the history of them. Go if you can
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best time to come here is during Spring where there is a nice display of tulips and cherry blossoms.
    Written August 3, 2023
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  • Donna783
    The Villages, FL17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some rooms are undergoing renovations but still lots to see. It is free. Looks like most of the homeless encampment is gone. No issues there. It is very safe to visit It is open until 4:45 pm. Only takes 45 minutes to see everything
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • Anna S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Used my TPL card to get here for free with my family. Even if I had to pay I wouldn't have regretted it. The staff at the entrance immediately give you a map and explain what and where you can do. The village is big and it took us around 2 hours to walk around and see everything. You can enter houses and see how people lived, how their rooms looked like. Some rooms were blocked from entering but you still could look inside. I really liked the atmosphere. I'm a city person but sometimes you have to leave the noise and bustle behind to enjoy nature. I also liked the animals. We saw sheeps, geese, and horses. There were also pigs but we couldn't find them. There were people but they weren't annoying. A lot of entertainment for kids. There is a lot of space to sit and relax or eat. The food is expensivebut what did you expect. It is cool that once people actually lived in this village and it is all real - not replica. I left this place with good memories and will definitely recommend it to my friends.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • KTP310
    Reading, UK1,186 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    With just a fairly short journey you are out of the city and in this peaceful haven of nature. There are a number of lovely walks and we enjoyed walking along the boardwalk and seeing all the turtles. The cafe served very good lunches and there is a nice garden centre.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • lgbeattyy
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was there for the Cabbagetown Festival which was fantastic! So many vendors of food and other interesting things. The main street was closed and turned into a festive pedestrian mall, where the different restaurants on the street set up dining areas. And great, free music of all kinds was everywhere. Off of the main street there are many well-preserved Victorian homes and an urban farm with heritage breeds of animals, free admission. There's a beautiful old graveyard near the farm, one of the oldest in Canada. Enjoyed all the little laneways and plaques that honour famous people who lived in the houses. So walkable, but easy access to downtown Toronto by public transit.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,482 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a quirky fountain just behind the flat iron building in a pleasant small park. The statues of different dog breeds are both inside and out of the fountain. Hub for dog walkers
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • sheila270
    Toronto, Canada3,660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the mass trailhead trail. The parking lot was half full at 10:30am. We went at 1pm before and there was not one spot. So go in the morning. The parking lot closes at 9pm. Parking is free. The trail is a dirt path and it’s well marked. There was mosquitoes so wear bug spray. We went May 20. There was a few hills and some log steps -40 something. It’s not a suitable trail for bikes or strollers. I would definitely go back.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Hazeleyes_vdm
    Toronto, Canada103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are into birding, this park is one of those where you can spend a whole day just identifying and enjoying birds. There's a whole wide area for biking, walking in the trails, spotting and identifying different kinds of warblers, robins, starlings, swans, Canada goose, etc. You can also catch a glimpse of boats docked in the marina adjacent to the park.
    Written May 13, 2023
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  • sheila270
    Toronto, Canada3,660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this park on a Saturday morning. There is plenty of parking and it’s free. The Guild inn is on the property and they have weddings going on. The grounds are well maintained with lots of flowers, sculptures and relics saved from demolitions. Lots of history. And there’s trails leading off along the bluffs. It’s great to visit when the flowers are in bloom.
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • Travelin'CalGal
    Pleasanton, CA188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small jewel of an exhibit. As others said, this is in the TD Towers, which makes it near a lot of other things downtown (CN Tower, Rogers Centre, St. Lawerence Market) and so worth 30 minutes of popping in. There is no signage, so go into the building, see the few objects and paintings in the lobby of the Tower, and then go up the stairs to the mezzanine level. You will see statues depicting life and stories from 1950s to the 2020s. Worth the stop!
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • bry007
    toronto93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even witj the snow the garden is beautiful and not busy at all. Wonderful for a winter walk ofcourse the flowers armt out but if you go after a light snow fall it's magical
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Ann S
    Toronto, Canada78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My office went here a few years ago and I didn't go, I didn't think it was for me. I went this time and had a great time. It was fun and the staff were amazing!! Marcus and Patrick were excellent in giving instructions, hints and very accommodating to me who was with a cane and a scooter. Brian was great behind the bar. Their smiles were great, their personality is excellent for customer service work. You do get to find out who is competitive at your work. I also thought it was great they have pink t-shirts and any profit goes to non-bullying (may not be the right words but you get my drift). Thank you for a fun day.
    Written March 22, 2024
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