Toronto Attractions

Does Toronto have any attractions locals don't know of?

I spotted a similar query to the one above in relation to NYC a few days ago, and immediately started to think about it in a Toronto context. But, to be honest, it's not that easy to come up with a long list of possibilities. Perhaps it's because I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I generally assume that the majority of places in Toronto that could rightly be termed "attractions" are already familiar to local residents.

But assuming that it's fair to be a little loose with the term in question -- isn't an attraction by definition already popular? -- it'd be interesting to suggest a few places that should be more popular destinations for locals (and perhaps even tourists) but which, for whatever reason, just haven't caught on. I'm thinking here of anything from lesser-known museums and parks to great views of the city (rather than, say, entire neighbourhoods, restaurants or retail areas). I can think of a few places that might fit this description -- the lower Don recreational trail, the view of the skyline from Polson Street, Wychwood Park, and maybe even those seemingly stupid double decker tourist buses that, despite the predictable commentary from the guide, offer a fantastic opportunity to photograph the city from an elevated vantage point.

While certainly known to some degree, all of these places/trips tend to be under-visited or just under-appreciated. Do you have similar or perhaps better suggestions? Depending on the response, I might be able to put together alternative list of places to explore.

Photo by Jose Miguel Navarrete in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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