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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.