Attractions

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.

Shopping

  • Yorkdale
    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 (conveniently) at Yorkdale subway station, roughly 10 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.

Parks

  • 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.

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