Things to do in Toronto

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The Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre is Toronto's hottest boutique-style hotel, located within the epicentre of the city's finance, entertainment and shopping districts. Our namesake is the world famous Pantages Theatre, which inspires us to preserve and protect our legendary neighbourhood.

With neighbours like Toronto's Dundas Square, Massey Hall, Ed Mirvish Theatre, and the Eaton Centre, Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa is the ideal location for visitors to our city for Toronto tourism or business travel.

Top 10 Things to do in Toronto

Yonge - Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square is a unique focal point of the area. The Square is designated for use as a public open space. It is also designated as an event venue that can accommodate events of various sizes. A wide range of activities - community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions - would appeal to residents and tourists alike and showcase local businesses.

Massey Hall

Massey Hall is internationally famous as Canada's most important venue for concerts and lectures, attracting many of the world's leading celebrities; it also hosted weddings, movies, boxing matches, beauty contests, religious and political rallies, typing contests and chess tournaments. Declared a "heritage" building during the 1970s, Massey Hall remains a vital part of Toronto's cultural and entertainment scene.

Ed Mirvish Theatre

The newest addition to the Mirvish family of theatres is the Ed Mirvish (formerly known as the Canon Theatre). The elegant Ed Mirvish Theatre - a beautifully restored 1920s vaudeville and motion picture palace - is on Yonge Street, just below Dundas, right across the street from the Eaton Centre, with box office entrance at the rear of the building, at 244 Victoria Street.

Eaton Centre

The Toronto Eaton Centre shares the honour as one of the #1 most visited tourist attractions in Toronto! Millions of tourists from around the world visit this world-class shopping centre for its architecture, culture and urban atmosphere.

Downtown Yonge Street

As the heart of Toronto, Downtown Yonge is the place to find some of the best business, shopping and entertainment opportunities in the world. Toronto takes its name from the Huron Indian word meaning place of meeting and with over 52 million people visiting here every year, Downtown Yonge is definitely the place where people come together. Whatever interests you, Downtown Yonge offers something tailored for everyone. Within the area, you will find several tourist destinations, over 600 retail stores, 150 bars and restaurants, 8 hotels, 4 theatres, and the outdoor entertainment hub of Yonge-Dundas Square.

Winter Garden / Elgin Theatres

Designated a national historic site in 1982, the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre is the last "double-decker" or stacked Edwardian theatre facility in the world. Built in 1913 as the flagship of the famous Loews chain of vaudeville theatres, the 1,500-seat Elgin theatre (downstairs) is a sumptuous affair with royal boxes and exquisite gilded plaster details. Upstairs, however, is the magical Winter Garden, named for the trompe l'oeil paintings of vines and pastoral, and the fabulous simulated fire-proof garden that hangs from the roof, including thousands of beech boughs. Multi-million dollar renovations mean that for all the ambiance, these two theatres are state-of-the-art.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL. Guests can take shots at real-time goalies; stop the shots of Gretzky and Messier; call the play-by-play of some of hockey's greatest goals; view hockey flicks in one of our two theatres; get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup; explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world all of this plus so much more!

Air Canada Centre

Air Canada Centre has earned its place of distinction along Toronto's skyline, and in the hearts of sports and entertainment fans from all over the world. From our creature comforts to a full food and beverage program that serves everything from traditional fan favourite 9-inch hot dogs to a new favourite among many, sushi.

CN Tower

Canada's Wonder of the World Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is Canadas National Tower, the World's Tallest Building, an important telecommunications hub, and the centre of tourism in Toronto.

China Town

For a leisurely lunch, try dim sumbite-sized eats served steaming hot in wooden baskets. Visit a Chinese herb shop to look at and smell the various dried goods used for cooking and medicinal purposes. Walk along the streets and see what the vendors crowded onto the sidewalk are selling. Find everything from straw mats to incense to a sticky rice pastry wrapped in banana leaves.