Did you just move to Toronto? Are you visiting the city? Have you lived here for ten years and made it your resolution to explore more? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.
We present to you: the Project Spaces Toronto bucket list.
1. CN Tower
Look up, way up! Its cliché but it really wouldn’t be a Toronto bucket list without a mention of our most iconic structure. If your fear of heights inhibits you from hanging out on the glass floor, dining at the 360 Restaurant or, shudder, doing the Edgewalk, don’t fret. To have an authentic CN Tower experience all you have to do is stand across the street at the Steam Whistle Brewing Roundhouse and grab a pint of “Canada’s Premium Pilsner” while you’re at it.
2. Toronto Island
The Toronto Island ferry or water taxi will take you to one of three ports. Ward’s Island is the somewhat secluded neighbourhood where the lucky people who live on island reside. Centre Island features seasonal attractions like a Ferris wheel, Carousel and Log Flume ride. If you forgot your bathing suit, head over to the third port, Hanlan’s Point. The massive clothing optional beach is the perfect place for beachcombers and free spirits alike.
Toronto is blessed to have multiple incredible museums, galleries and cultural centers. The following are some of our faves:
The Aga Khan is located a little bit outside of the downtown core in the North York district but it’s worth the journey, trust us. This stunning feat of architecture showcases the contributions of Islam to the culture at large.
The Royal Ontario Museum is another must-see in the city. Dinosaurs, Samurais and Taxidermy, oh my! We suggest going to their monthly 19+ “Friday Night Live” event for an evening viewing of the exhibits with DJs, delicious catered foods and drinks.
The Art Gallery of Ontario has a similar offering to the ROM’s FNL event. On the first Thursday of every month, they hold the aptly named “First Thursdays.” There are performances from globally renowned musicians and DJs in the gallery’s massive atrium. See some of the most eye-capturing art in not only Canadian history, but history in general.
4. Kensington Market
Kensington Market is an eclectic epicenter of culture and food. Adjacently located to Toronto’s Chinatown, there are army surplus stores, vegan restaurants, mom and pop businesses, jazz bars, nightclubs inside of thrift stores, churro stands and everything you can imagine. To stroll around without the risk of getting hit by a car, visit on a Sunday for Pedestrian Sundays. For a truly unique Toronto souvenir, get a piercing for $20 on Saturday at Reactive Ink.
5. Second City
Second City is a Canadian comedic institution. Comics including Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short and Gilda Radner have gotten their start at this entertainment district theatre. There’s nothing better than the bragging rights of having seen the next laugh-out-loud up and comer before they grace your television screen in the future.
If you’re a digital nomad who’s visiting Toronto or just took up residence, book a tour at Project Spaces. If you’re looking for a home base to network, create content or deal with your intimidating inbox, we’ve got you covered. As an added bonus, we’ll offer even more suggestions of things to do around the city in person. See you soon!