Toronto is a city that is full of tourist hot spots and destinations. I’m not one for the typical tourist destinations, for a bunch of reasons, so I’ve spent some time finding places in the city that are worthy of exploring.
5 Places You Didn’t Know Existed in Toronto
1. Ireland Park
This park is small but it’s got great views of Toronto & Billy Bishop Airport! It was officially opened in 2007 and commemorates those who fled Ireland during the Great Famine in 1847.
2. Guildwood Park
This amazing property along the Scarborough lakeshore was privately owned by art preservationists until 1978 when it was sold to Toronto. Currently, it is home to many beautiful rock sculptures and breathtaking views of the lakeshore and the Scarborough Bluffs.
3. Scarborough Bluffs
This area along the lakeshore in Scarborough is absolutely breathtaking and you probably won’t believe you’re still in Canada. The waters here are Caribbean blue and it’s an awesome spot to take a at walk any time of year.
4. Rainbow Bridge
This is an adorable little bridge along the Moccasin Creek Trail in Toronto, off the Don Valley Parkway. The first time this rainbow was painted, the city painted over it and deemed it as graffiti. The artist, known as “the Caretaker of Dreams” didn’t give up and eventually won them over. Now, 40 years later, the city takes care of paint touchups.
5. Distillery District
This is an incredible area to explore with unique shops and restaurants, as well as markets at different times of the year. There are multiple art instillation’s situated throughout the District, and they’re worth checking out!