Activities for a Rainy Day in Toronto

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Toronto on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Toronto

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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina65,055 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visit St. Lawrence Market primarily for a fresh fish and chips lunch, and sometimes get some large bones for my dog, or buy some fresh baked pies.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Wes W
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    This is an amazing aquarium. They have so much in their tanks, and it is amazing to see. I love the jellyfish tank, and the stingrays the best
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • baroom
    Mississauga, Canada2,180 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Back here at ROM on Tue, Dec 19, for another 3rd Tuesday Night Free event (4:30PM-8:30PM). We arrived before 5PM, Queen's Park museum entrance was locked (with a note to use main entrance) so had to go around the block to Bloor St W to get in. Futalognkosaurus area of the main lobby was quite busy. Apparently, we weren't the only ones who planned a free night at the museum. We headed straight to the elevators to get to level 3 where we had a quick look at the European period rooms and current life jacket art installation. Got a little lost when we couldn't locate some Asia exhibits we've seen last time. Encountered some closed off galleries so went back to the elevator lobby. Son volunteered to grab a map guide before we continued on. We then took a peek at Byzantium, Rome and Egypt galleries then segued to gender-neutral washrooms with multiple private stalls equipped with touchless toilet, faucet and hand dryer, still on level 3. From here, we found our way to the Rotunda where we posed for photos with the lovely mosaic dome as background. We headed to the newest permanent gallery on level 2, unveiled in Dec 2021, Dawn of Life, where we saw Fractofusus and a massive Dunkleosteus fish bronze cast. At the end of this gallery is a set of doors that open directly to where Gordo the Barosaurus is located. Of course, a visit to the Age of Dinosaurs gallery wouldn't be complete without a brief stop at the T-Rex. However, it got crowded here pretty fast so we left after a couple of obligatory photos. We only stayed an hour inside the museum so admittedly didn't see a lot. We plan to visit ROM again to explore those permanent galleries we haven't seen in years.
    Written January 12, 2024
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  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, UK172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an absolute must see if visiting Toronto.

    The castle is VAST and took us around 2 hours to walk around and that was us not looking or reading everything so you could definitely take longer to walk around.

    You are pretty much allowed in all areas of the castle bar a few and there is an underground tunnel under the castle that takes you across the road.
    The tunnels are long and are behind “secret” passageways.

    When I went, they had an installation similar to a Madame Tussauds set up which we thought was so random but still fun (although some of the waxworks are slightly dodgy!)

    All rooms have information about the room before you enter and there is also an audio guide.

    We got our tickets from CityPASS. I’d recommend doing the same to save money and see other sites.

    I would probably visit again if I went back to Toronto.
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 of us went for lunch Sunday. Great menu and a wonderful assortment of drinks. Nice seating area. Located in the middle of the Roundhouse between the arcade and taproom.
    Written January 10, 2024
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  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, UK172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free on Wednesday Nights.

    This is a great gallery from ancient art to modern art.
    There are not just painting/pictures there are installations where you can take Instagram pictures with.

    Also there are some VERY famous artists housed in here. If you go, can you spot them?

    Wednesday night was really busy and mostly filled with students which was great to see.

    There is a trans art installation which is great to view from anyone art of the LBGTQIA+ community.

    Gift shop at the end was big and has some great items for sale.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • Tom M
    159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're a hockey fan, this is a must!!! Well worth the price of admission!. The exhibits are impressive, and you relieve the history of hockey. To see the trophies,the Stanley Cup. Impressive!! A must! The interactive shooting simulators are awesome.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a cool building! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few Blue Jays games here, and soon I’ll be back for my first Rogers Centre concert (Blink-182)! Both Jays games were an amazing experience, such a fun game/team to watch. The arena is very nice, and the retractable roof is very impressive! Ridiculously expensive beer and stuff, but that’s pretty much every arena at this point. Hard to get a bad seat here too. Also, consider stopping at the Steam Whistle Brewery just outside of the arena. Personally my favorite beer to drink, get the unfiltered!!
    Written December 14, 2023
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  • Andrea T
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took my mom for her first visit and she is 93yrs. I had to drag her out after 3.5hrs as they were closing soon... she said she will be buying an annual pass.
    This is a fantastic way to learn a "little" bit about Canada with amazing and authentic replicas of some of Canada's best known Big/Little landmarks. There are select plaques throughout with explanations of the history and/or significance. There is also a scavenger hunt in each section for Maurice the Moose, and other relevant cultural symbols based on the time of year/special event. The Maurice placements and clues change every few months and so it keeps you on your toes for repeat visits. It is also a riot to watch "Giants" of all ages hunting for and then celebrating their Maurice sightings.
    There is also a lot of humor, with movie and book references - that will amaze and often make you laugh out loud. The staff are great and will happily answer all your questions and also show you some of their favorite 'surprises/oddities'.
    The best experience for all ages!!!
    Written March 2, 2024
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  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, UK172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great mix of stores over different levels and different price ranges.
    Food court at the bottom, pretty big.

    Lots of scaffolding. Not sure if it’s been there long or not but that part wasn’t great.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place to see. Not much else to do in the area so if you are here definitely stop in. The gift shop is not located here.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • Rosemary A
    Coldwater, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show 'Fisherman's Friend'. Beautiful interior and comfortable seating.
    We would go to this theatre again in the future.
    Written January 13, 2023
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  • Elaine M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mom and daughter attended To Kill a Mockingbird and were thoroughly impressed with the cast and the set design and for their second show last night, off without a hitch and so enjoyable! I loved the book by Harper Lee and was so impressed how the messaging of racism and community forgiveness was such a strong message in the show. They nailed the story and received a standing ovation. Richard Thomas as the !star was a perfect pick for Atticus and Melanie Moore as Scout was spot on! All the cast were brilliant in their roles.

    Staff at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre from coat check to pouring wine were efficient and friendly. During intermission they even had a bathroom attendant waving us in the open cubicles to speed the line up. Very much appreciated. Only poor comment is that the seats are narrow and no individual arm rests.

    Thank-you for a lovely show and experience!
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • Natalie M
    Moose Jaw, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw the Raptors play against the Bulls one night and Heat the next night. It was an amazing experience. Flawless and organized security check and lineups were fast flowing. We were there an hour early to watch warmups which probably helped. We were seated 10th row centre court which gave us a perfect experience. The scan and delivery of food and snacks option is neat also. Go check out a game if you’re in Toronto!!!
    Written March 2, 2024
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  • TYsadventures
    Brooklyn, NY351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved stepping into History. The Mesmerizing World of the Bata Shoe Museum was a captivating realm where fascination, intrigue, and a wealth of information await every visitor.

    From ancient footwear to contemporary styles, the museum provides a thought-provoking journey through the evolution of shoes across time.

    With three floors dedicated to the diverse world of footwear, the experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

    The Bata Shoe Museum takes you on a captivating journey, unraveling the stories woven into the soles of shoes from different eras.

    The exploration from historical footwear to modern trends serves as a source of provocative food for thought, offering a unique perspective on culture, fashion, and craftsmanship.

    I was immersed in a world of shoes, shoes, and more footwear across three floors of the museum.

    The sheer variety and artistry displayed make it a treasure trove for shoe enthusiasts and those intrigued by the evolution of fashion and style.

    My visit left me both amazed and curious, as the Bata Shoe Museum exceeded my expectations. The intriguing exhibits and the diverse array of shoes on display captured my imagination, making it a must-visit for anyone with a penchant for history and fashion.

    The Bata Shoe Museum prides itself on being accessible to all. With a fully roll-in automatic door entry and elevators, the museum ensures that everyone can partake in the fascinating journey through the history of footwear.

    What's even more delightful is the reasonable pricing, making this cultural gem accessible to a broad audience.

    What began as a visit turned into a prolonged exploration, as the captivating exhibits and immersive displays held my attention for much longer than I anticipated.

    The Bata Shoe Museum offers a rich experience that invites visitors to linger and absorb the fascinating narratives embedded in each pair of shoes.

    Conveniently located just two blocks from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Bata Shoe Museum complements Toronto's cultural landscape.

    Consider combining visits to both museums for a day filled with diverse perspectives on history, fashion, and human expression.

    The Bata Shoe Museum is a hidden gem that seamlessly weaves together history, art, and culture through the lens of footwear.

    From its accessible design to the rich narratives within, this museum promises an enriching experience that transcends expectations. Step into the Bata Shoe Museum, where every shoe tells a story waiting to be discovered.
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    Written January 6, 2024
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