There is so much to see and do in this city whether you are a backpacker, student, working holiday visa holder or just visiting on a brief holiday. The location of Global Village Backpackers is perfect to explore Toronto. Our team has put together a list of events and attractions below to help guide you around.
The live Theatre scene in Toronto is second only to New York city. There are numerous plays, musicals and dance shows offered every night—all within a short distance of the hotel. Whether you are looking for broadway productions or local theatre groups there is a choice to fit every taste and budget. For up to date theatre listings visit torontolivetheatre.com. Also check the hotel special deals to see if we have discounted tickets for your favourite performance!
If you like to listen to live music then you have come to the right place. Toronto is known internationally as a city that values its musicians. Local bars and stages offer a year round choice of big name performers as well as excellent unknown bands on their way to the top of the charts. For more up to date information on the local music scene visit nowtoronto.com or eyeweekly.com.
Are you a hockey, baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse or soccer fan? If yes, then you will be entertained while visiting Toronto. There are four professional sports teams based in the city as well as many other exciting amateur games happening each and every week. For more detailed information check out this sports link.
There are so many attractions in Toronto it is hard to know where to begin! The second tallest structure in the world is the CN Tower and it is probably Toronto’s most visible landmark—well worth a trip to the top! Get your discounted tickets at the hotel front desk. You can also take a hop-on hop-ff boat and bus tour—get tickets at the front desk or book at citysightseeingtoronto.com. Afterwards, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame to learn more about Canadian passion for this sport. You can also take a trip to Wonderland for a fun filled day of rides and entertainment. See the hotel front desk for even more attractions!
Whether you like local designers or big name brands, Toronto has plenty of places to shop. Try the funky atmosphere and boutiques along Queen Street West or the vibrant sights and sounds of the Kensington Market. If you want to go upscale then Bloor Street is the place to walk with stores offering only the finest and most expensive products. In the colder months Toronto’s unique PATH system offers hundreds of shopping opportunities all located underground out of the snow and wind!
The weather in Toronto ranges form hot in the summer months (June through August) and very cold in the depths of winter (January to March). Lake Ontario keeps the temperature well above the rest of the province so it is not unusual to have a balmy spring like day in early December. If you visit the city anytime from March to November you will be surprised at how easy it is to enjoy the outdoors. Summer of course is the busy season when the sidewalk cafes are full and the locals and tourists enjoy the warm climate. In winter, you can easily get around the city on the underground PATH system and keep warm despite the outdoor conditions!
There are so many events happening in Toronto each year that we don’t know where to begin. If you like parties, you will love Caribana and the Pride Parade. Both of these celebrations attracts tens of thousands of guests who return year after year. Enjoy motorsports—then don’t miss the annual Molson Indy race. Each month of the year has several events to choose whatever your tastes. See the official Toronto event calendar below and look for hotel specials that offer deals for local events. Toronto Event Guide