Toronto Marathon & Half Marathon
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sunday May 4, 2014

Toronto Attractions

Hockey is the well-known national pastime of Canada, so it is no surprise that one of the major attractions in Toronto is the Hockey Hall of Fame. This facility is the place to go to pay homage to some of the greats of hockey, such as Sid Abel, Neil Armstrong and other greats who have made an impact on the ice over the years. Plan your visit online or just wing it when you visit the museum's many exhibits. Tours of the Hockey Hall of Fame are available, as is a spectacular gift shop with items that appeal to fans of all ages.

The Ontario Science Centre is the place to go for a fun and educational trip with children and adults alike. There are dozens of different hands-on exhibits for young children and teens alike. One of the biggest draws at the Centre is the Imax theater, which features a revolving door of new releases as well as recurring favorites. The Cafe Scientifique is open for adults to visit, enjoy a beverage and discuss some of the issues at hand in the world of science today.

Fans of fashion will find plenty to do at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto's center for the history of footwear. View exhibitions of shoes throughout history, from the most primitive pieces to this generation's most fashionable styles. An alternate museum tour takes the viewer through Native American footwear while other exhibits focus on the shoes put forth by certain designers. Various events are also planned throughout the year, including family craft sessions and other artistic interludes designed specifically with adults in mind.

Paintings, photographs and more can be found at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Regular displays show off the artwork of the masters, such as Picasso, as well as photographs from revered artists like Berenice Abbott and others. In addition to breathtaking pieces on display, visitors can sign up for various courses that teach everything from art history to painting, drawing and sculpting.

One of the most beautiful architectural pieces in all of Canada is Casa Loma, a castle located in Toronto. The facility is open to tours during the spring and summer months. As the former home of a famous Canadian financier, Casa Loma has plenty of splendor to offer those with a love for luxury and style and a desire to see how the other half lived in the grandest of European style.