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During peak season, our vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto.
Among City Sightseeing Toronto's fleet of double-deckers are a number of open-top Routemaster buses. Originally introduced by London Transport, these distinctive buses were so well designed that they outlasted later replacement models to remain in regular service until 2005. Only 2,876 of these incredible vehicles were ever built and approximately 1,000 remain in existence today.
During the late fall and winter season, and when the weather happens to be cold or wet, we often run cozy, comfortable trolleys. Although these vehicles aren't open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they're a great way to see and photograph Toronto's sights in style.
The hop-on-hop-off City tour is approximately 2 hours long. From June 1st to September 1st, the last bus tour departs from stop #1 at 5:00 pm and finishes at stop #1. During the shoulder season, the last bus departs from stop #1 at 3:00 pm and finishes at stop #1. During the winter season, the last bus departs from stop #1 at 2:00 pm and finishes at stop #1. Throughout the peak summer months, bus frequency increases up to and even beyond every 20 minutes.
We operate every day of the year, weather permitting, except December 25th and January 1st.
Please feel free to contact us as your travel date nears for the most current scheduling information.
Each and every bus (as well as the boat) has at least one live guide on board. These official City Sightseeing Toronto guides are fun, friendly, and informative. They will animate the sights and attractions along our route and are more than happy to give you advice on how to make the most of your stay in our city.
Please note that the free harbour and islands cruise is seasonal, and this bonus trip is only available until Oct 31st, weather permitting and subject to the captain’s discretion. CitySightseeing Toronto tickets purchased after this time will still include the free harbour cruise passes, and these passes can be retained and used when the boat resumes operating the following spring.
Our boat docks at the foot of Harbourfront Centre’s West Pier (stop #17).
The cruise features a live guide delivering an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat winds its way through the Toronto Inner Harbour and the 14 Islands. Three distinct seating options are available: outdoors under the canopy on the upper deck, outdoors on the water-level sundeck, and inside at tables on the lower level. The lower level also houses washrooms and a bar.
The tour lasts 45 minutes with departures every hour and fifteen minutes. Please feel free to contact us as your travel date nears for the most current scheduling information.
(all prices listed below are pre-HST)
The world's tallest tower! Visited by 2 million people annually, the Tower has something for everyone: simulated motion rides and a movie at ground level, super-fast elevators, a glass floor, an outdoor observation deck, a restaurant in the sky and the world's highest observation pod.
Sir Henry's dream home had 98 rooms, 30 bathrooms, 2 secret passageways, and an 800 ft (240 m) tunnel. But wait, there's more: 25 fireplaces, 3 bowling alleys, a shooting gallery, a 1,700-bottle wine cellar, a library with space for 10,000 volumes and 5 acres of splendid gardens.
North America's largest downtown shopping centre is bursting with four levels of great shops and services under a spectacular vaulted glass ceiling. The mall is so long that they had to build a subway station at either end!
Toronto's answer to Times Square, Dundas Square hosts hundreds of concerts, fairs, promotions and a variety of other events annually. The Square is well situated at the city's busiest intersection, surrounded by three shopping centres, loads of restaurants, and overlooked by the country's tallest media tower.
A year-round celebration of the arts! Check out music and dance in 12 diverse venues, buy food and souvenirs at the World Café and the International Marketplace, and enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Sirius Stage.
6 million artifacts! The ROM's new eye-popping addition, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, might be a sight to behold from the outside, but the true wonders of Canada's largest museum lie within its extensive World Cultures and Natural History galleries.
Frank Gehry's stunning new addition didn't just give the AGO a pretty face; it increased viewing space by nearly 50%, making all the more room for the works of Picasso, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, the Group of Seven and many more.
Here you'll find 50 specialty vendors offering everything from organic produce to exotic seafood flown in fresh daily, all working together inside a fantastic heritage building that originally opened as our second City Hall in 1845.
This complex was once the world's largest distillery. Now it's a romantic and creative pedestrian-only village whose cobblestone streets are lined with great theatres, galleries, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques.
Home of the Stanley Cup! So much more than the world's largest collection of hockey memorabilia, the Hockey Hall of Fame has two theatres as well as a sprawling simulated rink that hosts state-of-the-art interactive games.
Eight square blocks of fun. Here you'll find live theatre, movies, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, shopping, Major League sports, and the world's second-tallest building!
In the mood for a little excitement? North America's densest club district has dozens and dozens of hotspots, from biker bars to dance clubs specializing in hip-hop, eurodance, reggae, jazz, latin, pop and more.
Although famous for some of the world's finest Chinese food, this vibrant neighbourhood also offers Vietnamese and Thai delights at great prices. Be on the lookout for amazing deals on DVDs, groceries, housewares, artwork, clothing and electronics.
Take in the multitude of sights, sounds and smells as you wander through Kensington's narrow streets and alleys lined with everything from fresh fish and produce to vintage clothing and live music.
Why not enlighten yourself by taking a stroll through the campus of Canada's largest university? You can enjoy free concerts, lectures, and galleries while exploring some of the city's oldest and finest buildings!
It would be a big shame to miss this little paradise for the taste buds! Thai, French, Mediterranean. Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Indian cuisine and much more are all present here in this unique stretch of Baldwin Street, just north of the AGO.
Two City Halls right across the street from one another. The older of the two features elaborate stone carvings and a spectacular clock tower while the newer one is a futuristic-looking complex fronted by a beautiful public square.
This historic roundhouse served as a hospital for trains for nearly 60 years. Upon arriving at the facility, locomotives would be driven onto a huge rotating turntable that would maneuver them into one of 32 repair stalls.
12,500 pairs and 4.500 years worth of shoes from around the world, all housed in an amazing building shaped to look like a gigantic shoebox. On display is everything from chestnut-crushing clogs and Chinese foot-bound lotus slippers to modern high heels.
Canada's only museum devoted entirely to ceramics! In addition to a collection of over 3,000 artifacts, this award-winning building also features a retail shop, restaurant, library, and a clay studio where classes are held.
Often compared to New York's Fifth Avenue or L.A.'s Rodeo Drive, Bloor-Yorkville is home to more than 700 designer boutiques, galleries, high-end restaurants, and lavish hotels and 4 major shopping centres.
The north half of this oval-shaped park is filled with shady trees and monuments. The south half is occupied by the majestic Ontario Legislative Building of 1892, home of our Provincial Government.
This stunning mixed-use building was redeveloped as a shopping and office complex in 1983 by Zeidler Partnership Architects (Eaton Centre, Ontario Place). When it was originally built in 1926, the Toronto Terminal Warehouse was the largest warehouse in North America and the first poured-concrete structure in Canada.
This luxurious 298-room hotel has hosted everyone from Mark Twain to Britney Spears! Built on the site of the city's first jail and hanging yard, the King Eddy had a priceless art collection and a separate entrance for women when it opened in 1903.
Did you know that Yonge Street was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Longest Street, stretching all the way from the Toronto Harbour to Rainy River at the Ontario-Minnesota border? Ask your tour guide what happened to our title and who holds the record today!
Created in 1886 after the annexation of nearby Yorkville, this upscale neighbourhood is characterized by its one-way streets lined with trees and Victorian and Edwardian homes. Given its proximity to the University, the Annex is an ideal home for students and professors alike and is thought of as an 'intellectual' place to live.
Serving 200,000 passengers a day, this is Canada's busiest passenger transportation facility. When it opened, it was the largest enclosed space in Canada and the first train station in North America with separate levels for arrivals and departures.