Toronto is just in the backyard of Benbria’s head office and several members of our team are originally from the area. Naturally, the fact that HITEC will be coming to Ontario’s urban centre has us excited to revisit our former home and share some of our favourite places with our customers, partners and prospects. Check out this list of some of our favourite things to do, eat and see while in Toronto.
Things to See and Do in Toronto June 26-30, 2023
Submerge yourself into Ripley’s Aquarium: Visit North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with over 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, jellies, turtles and octopuses. This aw-inspiring experience is located right in the heart of Toronto.
Head Up the CN Tower: Famous to Toronto’s skyline, the CN Tower is a must-see landmark when you are visiting Toronto. I hope you’re not afraid of heights because the high speed elevators shoot you 1,136 feet above the ground to the main observation deck. Want to spend a bit more time in the sky? Check out the 360 restaurant, the Edgewalk and the Skypod at the tip of the tower.
Visit both attractions and save with the Sea and Sky package. Book it now.
Catch a Blue Jays Game: The Blue Jays are playing the San Fransisco Giants on Tuesday June 27, Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29 at 7:07PM. If you’re staying in town for the weekend, catch them playing the Boston Red Sox on Friday June 20, Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2 at 7:07PM. There are lots of seats to choose from, buy your tickets here.
Experience the Legends at the Hockey Hall of Fame: Are you glued to the Stanley Cup finals right now? Whether your favourite team is playing or they were eliminated earlier in the playoffs, visit all the greats at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. This key Toronto landmark shows Canada’s love of hockey, and it’s not to be missed while you’re in town. Learn more about visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Go Shopping on Yonge Street and at the Eaton’s Centre: There are a lot of amazing shops to visit, from high end chain stores to small local pop up shops. Start at Yonge and Dundas Square and experience the excitement of some of Toronto’s most iconic landmarks. Check out what there is to see.
To The Revolution: Hamilton is playing at the Princess of Wales Theatre from Tuesday June 27- July 2 with showtimes every evening at 7:30PM. Get your tickets here
Feel the Magic: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing at the Ed Mirvish theatre from Tuesday June 27- July 2 with showtimes every evening at 7PM. Get your tickets here.
Fun for the Whole Family: Planning on bringing the family with you on your trip? Grab the ferry out to Toronto’s Centre Island and enjoy a day of fun, food and rides, with a great view of the city. I used to love going to Centre Island as a kid, so this spot is great for families with young children.
Planning to catch many Toronto sites the week you’re there? Check out the Toronto City Pass for savings on admissions.
Things to Eat and Drink in Toronto June 26-30, 2023
360 Restaurant in the CN Tower: Talk about dinner with a view, this restaurant is high above the ground. 360 Restaurant completes one rotation every 72 minutes, so you’ll have a different view of the Toronto city below as you eat. They offer both a Prix Fix menu and A La Carte menu to choose from. Lots of delicious options! Minimum spend per person is $75 but that includes your admission to the Observation deck ($43 value). So why not make a night of it? Make your reservation here.
Distillery District- Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto and escape into a quaint 19th century area that once housed a large whiskey distillery. This pedestrian-only spot draws large crowds with its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and shops. See where you could eat at the Distillery District.
Kensington Market- As one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto, Kensington Market is not an area to be missed by foodies. This culturally diverse neighbourhoods has something for everyone. Check out some of the most iconic eats in Kensington Market.
Toronto Breweries- Are you a fan of local craft beer? Toronto is certainly the place for it! With a wide selection of breweries available to taste, your thirst will be quenched in no time. From the iconic Steamwhistle Brewery, to Mill Street Brew Pub (my personal favourite), and Amsterdam Brewery, you’ll be sure to enjoy the many tastes of beer in Toronto, while you’re here. Check out this list of 21 great breweries in Toronto and start making your selections of what to try first!
St. Lawerence Market- Food doesn’t get any fresher than at the St. Lawerence Market. Over 206 years later, this market is a piece of Toronto’s history where over 120 vendors come together. Learn more about what the St. Lawerence Market has to offer.
Old Spaghetti Factory- Another iconic landmark in Toronto, the Old Spaghetti Factory used to be a blacksmith shop from 1898 and was converted into a restaurant in 1971. This beautiful building has with high ceilings, European stained glass windows and an 100 year old carousel. You don’t want to miss this spot!
Drake One Fifty: Is a trip to Toronto really complete without some Drake? Check out Drake One Fifty, a super modern restaurant created by one of Toronto’s most well-known celebrities.
This is just a short list of things to check out while you’re in Toronto. It’s an exciting and diverse city with lots to do and see! We look forward to meeting with everyone while they’re here for HITEC Toronto 2023!
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