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Ontario Place Tours

Ontario Place
Originally the site of an iconic theme park that closed in 2012, Toronto’s Ontario Place has since been transformed into 155 acres of public parks and paths that offer views of Lake Ontario, downtown Toronto, and Billy Bishop Island. The park’s two man-made islands are also home to Budweiser Stage and outdoor entertainment venues.

The Basics

Like most of Toronto’s public parks, Ontario Place is best explored at a leisurely pace. On the East Island, Trillium Park offers a walking and bike path; grassy areas for lounging or picnics; an entertainment pavilion with views of the CN Tower; Vista Eatery, a restaurant with a patio and healthy food options; and Budweiser Stage, Toronto’s most popular outdoor concert venue.

Walking and bike paths continue on to the West Island, which is home to the Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX movie theater; a small beach and adjacent snack stand; a lookout point with views of Lake Ontario; and remnants of the island’s now-closed theme park.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Ontario Place is a must for joggers, cyclists, and families with children.
  • Trillium Park offers unobstructed views of the CN Tower and the Toronto skyline.
  • Bathrooms are located at the easternmost entrance of Trillium Park and at Vista Eatery, as well as in the Marina Office adjacent to the Cinesphere.
  • There are three entrances to Ontario Place: the east entrance on Ontario Place Boulevard, the main entrance across from New Brunswick Way, and the west entrance across from Ontario Drive.

How to Get There
Located southwest of downtown, Ontario Place is easily accessible via Toronto’s comprehensive public transit system. Take bus 121 to the entrance, or take the GO train, streetcar 501, or bus 29 to Exhibition Place, an 8-minute walk from Ontario Place. Alternatively, a dock for Toronto’s bike-share program is located on Remembrance Drive just east of Inukshuk Park.

When to Get There
During warm-weather months, from April to October, Ontario Place buzzes with walkers, runners, cyclists, and picnickers. For a quieter experience, explore on a weekday morning.
Visit Ontario Place for the best views of the annual Labor Day weekend air show, a showcase of North America’s best aerial-acrobatic jet teams. The outdoor Budweiser Stage holds concerts from May through September.

Where to Find the Best Views of Lake Ontario
For the best views, enter Ontario Place through the east entrance and walk through Trillium Park. To your left, take in unobstructed views of downtown Toronto and the CN Tower. From the foot and bike path, visitors can also watch planes land at Billy Bishop Airport. A lookout point on the west island offers sweeping views of Lake Ontario and the Etobicoke cityscape.
Address: 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B9, Canada
Admission: Varies
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Toronto Bike Tour: Hoods & Hidden Gems

Toronto Bike Tour: Hoods & Hidden Gems

This bike ride is best for those looking to explore beyond Toronto's downtown core and deeper into its hip multicultural neighbourhoods. We've designed it to feel like a casual ride with a local friend and to make you fall in love with the waterfront and neighbourhoods of the city. You will get a feel for the local lifestyle of Toronto's west side and discover why it is such a livable city. See lots street art, park after park, and unique homes & apartments while riding the quiet streets and lanes of The Annex, Little Portugal, and Little Italy. You will visit Ontario Place, a former theme park now open to the public with retro architecture, small beaches and beautiful views of Downtown and the CN Tower! After the waterfront visit the hip areas of Liberty Village, Queen West, Ossington Ave, and take a break for a refreshment at a bike cafe or a craft brewery! We stop every 10-15 min or so to hear local stories & info, check out public art, or snap photos. See more in less time!
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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