Quirky Experiences To Try in Toronto
G1BNJ5 Shop on Kensington Avenue at Kensington Market, in Toronto, Ontario. | © Jon Bilous / Alamy Stock Photo
Toronto is worth taking the extra effort to really discover. A visit isn’t complete without exploring a few of the truly unique, quirky experiences the city has to offer. Culture Trip’s curated list of Toronto tours and experiences will take you to the very heart of the city.
Toronto’s Motto, “Diversity is our Strength”, is also the best start-point for exploring the city. With so much to do, combining several of the diverse ways to engage with Toronto’s fast-paced, lively and multicultural fabric can help make the most out of your visit. Have a local day out exploring market stalls, favorite brunch spots, and Chinatown gems, or get your adventure on with knights on horseback and daring escape room hijinks.
ToursKensington Market -Toronto's Neighborhood International Food Tour
Designed for the adventurer, this food tour introduces you to flavours from around the world with the beginner and novice in mind. Experience Toronto's amazing diversity through food, which includes tastings from 6+ countries. This food tour winds through one of the most eclectic neighbourhoods in Toronto. Each tasting highlights items that are full of flavour, without the hot. Great vegetarian options and there is NO pork on the menu. After this tour, you'll leave feeling like you've been taken on a "round the world" tasting tour. Take the worry of figuring out what to try on your ethnic food adventure. Discover the culture and history of our city, just northwest of the busy downtown area.
Discover why Chopsticks+Forks is ranked the #1 Food Tour company on TripAdvisor in Toronto!
Please Note: This is a walking food tour that operates through the Winter months. Please dress appropriately.
ActivitiesMedieval Times Dinner and Tournament Toronto
Medieval Times invites you to travel back to the 11th Century. Set within an 11th Century European-style castle that includes interior displays of medieval artifacts, coats of arms from prestigious Spanish families and spectacular shining suits of armor you'll feel as if you're been transported back in time. You'll treated to a one-of-a-kind dinner experience hosted by Queen Maria Isabella that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
ToursFull-Day Niagara Winery Tour from Toronto
Enjoy a full-day, 9-hour winery tour from Toronto to the Niagara Region. This tour includes wine and cheese pairing, one full tour of a winery plus tastings at 3 wineries with a minimum of 3 wine tastings per winery. Also enjoy a tour of a local chocolate factory with free chocolate samples. You will be given a relaxing 90 minutes of free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake township to explore the town on your own and visit one of many local restaurants/cafeterias for lunch. Ride in a comfortable and modern air conditioned coach with full commentary given throughout the day on this guided tour. Pick up is from the Strathcona Hotel near Union Station.
Tours3-Hour Old Chinatown Food Tour in Toronto
Taste your way through one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Sometimes referred to as the original Chinatown, it is one of seven in the Greater Toronto Area. This neighborhood is a beehive of activity with shops, cheap housewares, fruit and vegetable stalls, traditional Chinese herbal medicine dispensaries and of course, tons of great food. It can be a pretty intimidating place for those who are unfamiliar with the food and customs of the Asian culture. Let your knowledgeable guide lead the way through a tutored tasting where you will learn the history and culture of the community. Hear about one woman's fight to keep the community from being demolished as well as tidbits of etiquette and ancient customs. So “chī hǎo hē hǎo” 吃好喝好 which literally translates as “eat well and drink".
Tours4-Hour Toronto Pizza-Tasting Tour
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.
ActivitiesToronto Queen West Pastry Crawl
Travel with a local foodie to scope out the best pastries in the world’s 2nd hippest neighbourhood. Yes, we’re talking about the one-and-only Queen Street West.
Get acquainted with each decadent pastry as you learn about its fascinating roots from exiled kings to humble nuns.
We’ll end at a chic Argentine café to try your hand at making a south American specialty- Alfajores.
Indulging in 4 divine pastries is no easy feat, so we’ll walk it off in some painted laneways for a photoshoot where you can see Toronto’s coolest street art.
ToursToronto's Original Brunch Food Tour
Discover one of the world’s hippest neighborhoods according to Vogue Magazine. As Toronto's original Brunch Food Tour, you'll explore the hip and vibrant streets of King & Queen West in Toronto are filled with local patisseries, cafes, bars, and one-of-a-kind restaurants. Experience Toronto’s original brunch food tour as you deconstruct the weekend culinary ritual over seven delicious stops.