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Tours run the gamut in Toronto.
Here’s what the time starved should aim for: quick and easy.
Hop on and hop off City Sightseeing Toronto – Double Decker bus tours seem to be creeping up everywhere. Toronto is no exception. Climb aboard the vintage cherry coloured open deck double Decker and whizz by historic landmarks hopping off at 24 stops. You get a good overview on the tried and true.
Here’s what the sweet tooth types aim for: samples and stories.
Tasty Tours – founder Audrey Ooi runs a two hour foodie walking tour called the Kensington Market Sweet Tour on alternate Sundays that explores two of the city’s most eclectic neighborhoods: Chinatown and Kensington Market. The tour guide has a keen interest in tying historic moments into today’s foodie favorites. Right now the city’s got a love fest with churro at Pancho's Bakery, the Mexican deep fried sweet pastry. Find out the connection this sweet has with the Far East and Portugal.
Strap on the sandals, pack a water bottle, and get ready to discover an international gastronomy that literally covers a few city blocks. Dip into Lebanese, Syrian sweets; savour a smooth custard tart the Chinese way; throw back some mini donuts; and don’t forget the goodness of handmade chocolate.
Toronto Bus and Boat Tour -- If you only have a few short days to see everything there is to see in Toronto, this is the tour for you. Purchasing a ticket for this tour will give you three days of hop-on hop-off privileges to 25 stops that include the CN Tower, Dundas Square and Casa Loma. The tour also includes a 45-minute cruise of Toronto’s Harbourfront and islands.
Heart of Downtown Biking Tour -- Hop on a bicycle and see the city’s sights on this bike tour of Toronto’s downtown. You’ll hit sights like the Art Gallery of Ontario and Sugar Beach, and will have the opportunity to stop and take it all in.
Trinity Bellwoods Chocolate Tour -- Do something a little different during your visit to Toronto by indulging your sweet tooth with this chocolate tour. Walk through Dundas West and Queen West, the neighbourhoods surrounding Trinity Bellwoods Park, and learn all about chocolate while visiting five shops.