Galleries and Venues
- Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario houses more than 90,000 works of art. Highlights include the Galleria Italia, and the gallery’s spiral staircase. Note : Closed on Mondays.
- Royal Ontario Museum
One of Canada’s largest museums, the museum is located at Museum subway station about 40 minutes from York University.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Located near Union Station, Ripley’s Canada provides an amazing view of the underwater world.
- Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre is located approximately a 30 minute bus ride from Eglinton subway station.
- Toronto Zoo
A living centre for education and science, committed to providing compelling guests experiences. The zoo is accessible by TTC with bus connections from Kennedy station Monday through Friday only.
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is a working village set in the 1790-1860 period. It is a short walk to the west from York University’s Downsview campus.
- McMichael Conservation Area and Gallery
A large gallery celebrating Canadian art, nestled within a large conservation area. It is approximately a 20 minute drive from York University.
A large indoor mall located (conveniently) at Yorkdale subway station, roughly 10 minutes by subway from York University.
- The Toronto Eaton Centre
A large indoor mall located between Dundas and Queen stations, roughly 40 minutes by subway from York University.
- Pacific Mall
Billed as North America’s largest Chinese mall, the ‘Pac Mall’ is accessible by bus from either the Finch or Kennedy subway stations.
- Bloor Yorkville
Toronto’s high end shopping district conveniently located between Museum and Yonge subway stations.
- High Park
Toronto’s largest park featuring trails, sports facilities and varied vegetation.
- Toronto Island
Located a short ferry ride from the city, the Toronto island (they are actually a collection of smaller islands) provides a large car-free park area with great views of the city.
- The Beaches
Although Toronto’s beachfront runs along most of the waterfront, ‘The Beaches” in Toronto’s east end is perhaps the best known.