Toronto Bucket List

As you might remember from this post, in December I signed a contract for a real adult job, and in July I moved to Toronto. I still have VERY conflicted feelings about being ‘settled down’, but considering I’ve already been to Muskoka, New York City, Boston and Pennsylvania and I’m off to Quebec City tomorrow, I can’t be too mad.

Toronto is an incredible, cosmopolitan, diverse city, and despite its many issues it’s a great place to live. I’ve been trying to make the most of living here, but sometimes I wake up on a Saturday, get overwhelmed with everything there is to do, and just end up marathoning Netflix all day. In an effort to encourage my exploration efforts (and maybe inspire yours!), here’s my grand bucket list for Toronto:

  • Hike Scarborough Bluffs
  • Visit Casa Loma, the only authentic castle in North America
  • Face my fears on the Edge Walk at the CN Tower
  • See Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Take a trip to the Toronto Islands
  • Learn at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Drag a friend to Canada’s Wonderland
  • Shop in Kensington Market
  • Visit Niagara Falls (again!)


  • Get a break from city life in High Park (preferably during cherry blossom season!!)
  • Take a free walking tour
  • Browse St. Lawrence Market
  • Take a Steam Whistle Brewery Tour
  • Photograph Graffiti Alley
  • Take a food tour

There’s so much to do here, and my favourite part so far has been the ability to take advantage of all the ethnic food. I also love the chance to do things like language classes – I’m starting Japanese in a few weeks in advance of my trip in November!


  1. Camila @ AdventitiousViolet says

    As a true Montrealer I’m not a big fan of TO haha but I have enjoyed visiting it in the past! I may be coming for a quick trip later in the autumn, to show my man. And very cool that you’re learning Japanese – I started a few weeks ago and it’s so difficult! Just learning the words is okay, but the phonetic signs and all are what I’m struggling with right now. xx

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