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Toronto's Original Pizza Tour

4 hours
USD 70.85
Spend an afternoon learning about the history of what has become North America's favorite comfort food. Your pizza-crazed guide will show you the sights and sounds of the city as you eat your way through three different neighborhoods, while giving you the skinny on crusts, sauce, cheese and toppings. Savour a slice of the pie that was voted best pizza in Toronto. Enjoy trivia and a bit of history combined to make this an absolute must-do for pizza lovers. You will even get a copy of Chef Scott's own pizza recipe to try at home. This tour is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It also makes a great gift for the pizza lover on your list.

Kensington Market Food Tour

Kensington Market Food Tour
3 hours
USD 78.81
Get your taste buds ready as you eat your way through decades of immigrant cultures that have left their mark on this truly unique part of the city. Recognized in 2006 as a National Historic Site, Kensington Market, bordered by Little Italy and Chinatown, has come a long way since its early beginnings as a British war hero's estate. Without a doubt, this is the most multicultural few blocks you will find anywhere in the city. Today the bohemian lifestyle and Rastafarian Culture are a sharp contrast to an area that once served as a hub of Jewish worship, trade, and commerce. Tasting everything from jerk chicken and empanadas to good old Canadian comfort food, you'll run the gamut that includes Caribbean, Mexican, Portuguese and Latin American treats - to name a few of the stops.

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Things to do in Toronto if you have a Toronto Pearson Airport Layover or Extended Toronto Pearson Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Toronto Pearson Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Toronto.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Pearson Airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airport and is well equipped to keep travellers busy during lengthy layovers. If you prefer to leave the airport and experience some of your transit city, you can stash your luggage with Travel Store in terminals 1 and 3.

Distillery District

If you are looking to experience something unique to Toronto, why not head down to the Distillery district. This area, painstakingly restored to lure you into Victorian times, is the heart of Toronto’s art, culture and entertainment. Opened in 2003 the Distillery District is sure to have something to offer for everyone. If you are short on time and don’t know where to start you can take an organised tour which will immerse you in the areas history for the hour long tour.

CN Tower

As the tallest free standing structure in the Western Hemisphere and the second tallest in the world, the CN tower is a sight to behold. Located in downtown Toronto, the CN tower is certainly worth the journey from YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport, you can hop in the Sky Pod and be carried up to the 447metre level for a breathtaking 360 degree view of Toronto, or you can relax while taking in the view from the revolving restaurant with exquisite food and an unbelievable dining experience.

Steam Whistle Brewery

If you are keen to discover how Canada’s Premium Pilsner is made why not take a tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery. Located not far from the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, this could make for an interesting diversion from awaiting your onward flight. On a tour of the brewery you will learn why it was designated one of Toronto’s ‘Green Buildings’ and about their railway history. Definitely something to keep in mind if you are on a layover at YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Woodbine Shopping Centre and Fantasy Fair

Woodbine Shopping Centre has a bit of everything from fine dining eateries to fast food, haute couture to family stores and, if you prefer to kick back with a movie, you can do that here too. On top of all this shopping madness there is also the Fantasy Fair which will keep children and adults entertained for hours. Note that the Woodbine Centre is located in nearby Etobicoke (not Toronto).

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is the largest art gallery in Canada, recently redesigned by architect Frank Gehry. It has a great Canadian paintings exhibit and the world's largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures. The European paintings exhibit has a few excellent pieces and it has one of the world's most expensive paintings on view (including Ruben's The Massacre of the Innocents). Closed Mondays.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the better and larger museums in North America. The original building was built in 1910, and is a handsome romanesque revival, with many carvings of people and events. The newer addition is a large deconstructivist crystal, made of steel and glass. Thousands of artifacts and specimens are featured in over 20 exhibits; including dinosaurs, Ancient China, native Canadians, medieval Europe, art deco, ancient Egypt, textiles, middle east, India and Pacific islanders. The world's largest totem pole, which is over 100 years old, is also housed in a place of honour.

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Pearson Airport in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Toronto Attractions

Hockey Hall of Fame Admission

Hockey Hall of Fame AdmissionDuration:
USD 15.12
Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over 70 countries. Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world's greatest collection of hockey artifacts and get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup.

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Original Haunted Walk of Toronto

Original Haunted Walk of TorontoDuration:
90 minutes
USD 15.72
Experience the dark side of Toronto on an unforgettable, 90-minute, ghost walking tour. This 'Original Haunted Walk' is led by the best local storytellers, dramatists, and amateur historians, all set to share some of the most hair-raising, spine-chilling, real-life ghost stories from the area. Follow the leader by lantern light to the city's favorite haunted spots and learn how they came to be so frightful.

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University of Toronto Ghost Walking Tour

University of Toronto Ghost Walking TourDuration:
90 minutes
USD 15.72
The University of Toronto is Canada's largest school. Is it also the most haunted’ The grand architecture and tree lined paths of the downtown campus are filled with dark history and ghostly tales. From haunting love stories, to secret chambers, to restless spirits trapped among the stars, this 90-minute tour is a perfect way to spend an evening of storytelling fun around Halloween.

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Small-Group Toronto Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery Tour

Small-Group Toronto Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery TourDuration:
75 minutes
USD 15.72
Join in on this small-group stroll by lantern light along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District with a local guide who will thrill you with tales of gruesome accidents about the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812. You'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto's most haunted spots. This 75-minute tour experience is led by the best local storytellers, dramatists, and budding historians, who will share some of the most hair-raising, spine-chilling, real-life ghost stories from the area.

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Royal Ontario Museum Ticket

Royal Ontario Museum TicketDuration:
USD 15.92
No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Explore stunning galleries of dinosaurs, Canada's First Peoples, ancient Egypt, minerals and gems, and more. With world-class shopping and dining and breathtaking architecture, the ROM is your gateway to the world. Choose between General Admission ticket or General Admission and Blue Whale exhibit ticket options when you book.

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1-Hour Toronto Harbour Tour with Live Narration

1-Hour Toronto Harbour Tour with Live NarrationDuration:
60 minutes
USD 16.91
<p>Enjoy a 1-hour cruise with breathtaking views of Canada's most dynamic city, from towering skyscrapers to Toronto's famous islands. Your experience starts at the historic Pier 6 building right on the water's edge. With the most frequent departure on the waterfront you and your small group won't have to wait long to enjoy the sights Toronto has to offer. By choosing the tour with live and entertaining narration from the captain and crew you'll have the opportunity to get off on the islands, when conditions allow, then re-join the tour at your convenience.<br /><br /></p>

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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

Toronto Distillery District Walking TourDuration:
60 minutes
USD 17.09
<p>Strike out on foot with your knowledgeable guide and tour Toronto's Distillery District. Spend an hour enthralled by stories of business intrigue, a drunk city, and the company that became the world's largest distillery.</p>

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto Admission

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto AdmissionDuration:
USD 17.50
Spend the day at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto for 15 action-packed attractions that encourage the whole family to build, play and learn in the LEGO realm. Try engineering a LEGO tower to survive an earthquake; identify models of some of Toronto's popular landmarks in MINILAND; or learn how LEGO bricks are made in the LEGO Factory. And don't miss the 4D cinema for a movie like nothing else! <span class='vSpecial'><p>Special Offer - Price displayed includes a 11% discount off the local admission price! - Book Now!</p></span>

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Last Updated: 17 Feb 2017