After checking out ‘What to See and Do in Toronto: Part 1‘, here are a few more things to explore while learning English in Toronto! Make sure you have your to-do list ready, so you don’t miss out any of these amazing attractions.
RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA
Located next to the CN Tower, the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the newest attraction in town. It opened its doors in 2013 and is now home to 16,000 beautiful marine animals.
The aquarium is a modern marvel. The Dangerous Lagoon (one of the aquarium’s sections) features an underwater tunnel and moving walkway, where one can admire some of the most majestic animals swimming all around people. The moving sidewalk is actually the largest one in North America!
The aquarium is open to the public 7 days a week, from 9am until 11pm. However, some days it closes earlier due to private functions and events.
Check the timetable on the official website for Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
Various prices are available depending on what options you choose and how early you book, with options from $25 up to $100. You can save money by avoiding peak times and visiting later in the day. Check out all the packages and discounts available here.
How to get to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
The Aquarium is very easy to find, due to its prime location in downtown Toronto, neighbouring the CN Tower and Rogers Centre. You can arrive here using any form of public transportation. The exact address for Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is: 288, Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9.
One of the most thrilling things to do in the city is to visit Toronto Zoo; the largest zoo in the country with 1.3 million visitors every year.
The most beloved animals at the zoo are, of course, the Giant Pandas. The zoo has giant panda cubs, which are guaranteed to melt the heart of any child or adult due to their incredible cuteness. With over 5,000 animals from across more than 460 species, you are guaranteed to find a few that you’ve never seen or even heard of.
However, the Toronto Zoo is not your typical zoo with caged animals that look depressed and unloved, this is what is called a ‘living zoo’, with a mission statement that describes it as: “A living centre for education and science, committed to providing compelling guest experiences and inspiring passion to protect wildlife and habitats.”
The zoo focuses on providing the means for visitors to learn more about the animals and interact with them, which makes for a truly unique experience, right in the heart of this wonderful, cosmopolitan city.
If you want to get a feel for the zoo before you visit, check out their official YouTube channel.
Toronto Zoo is open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day. The standard opening hours are 9am to 4:30pm, but weekends and holidays the zoo stays open until 6pm. For a real-time experience of the opening hours schedule go here.
The standard entry price for the zoo is $23 for adults. Here you can find the latest information on prices, discounts and packages.
How to get to Toronto Zoo
Since it is one of the main attractions in the city, Toronto Zoo is easily accessible by all forms of public transportation. The closest train station is Rouge Hill Go Station, and from there one can hop on the TTC 85 Sheppard East bus straight to the zoo.
The TTC bus has many routes straight to the Zoo, and you can find them all at.
The exact address is: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7. For more directions to the zoo, check out their official website.
If you want a different kind of sightseeing tour, you have to check out Graffiti Alley. From west of Spadina Ave. to Portland St. you can enjoy street art at its very best.
The best thing about Graffiti Alley is that it is open to the public 24/7. It can be enjoyed at any time, but its best features can be seen in broad daylight.
How to get to Graffiti Alley
The alley starts on 1 Rush Line and continues to Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue. For more than half a mile one can enjoy a showcase of the finest street art that can be found in Toronto or anywhere in the world.
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