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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard St W, Toronto M5G1Z4

3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (10,498 reviews)

Eaton Centre shopping, Queen's Park, and Toronto's thriving theater scene, with its famous Elgin Theatre, are all …

£100
Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square
Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

75 Bremner Blvd, Toronto M5J 0A1

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (886 reviews)

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Air …

£204
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front St West, Toronto M5J1E3

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (6,221 reviews)

Set in the dynamic business district, The Fairmont Royal York hotel, built in 1929, is across the street from Union Station, …

£153
Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto
Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto

8 Colborne Street, Toronto M51 1E1

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,297 reviews)

At the intersection of Toronto's entertainment and financial districts, this boutique hotel is 3 blocks from Union Station an …

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Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville
Howard Johnson Hotel Toronto Yorkville

89 Avenue Road, Toronto M5R 2G3

2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (1,063 reviews)

This Toronto hotel is in the heart of Yorkville, the entertainment and shopping district of Toronto. 500 meters from the Roya …

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Sweet Home Family Hotel
Sweet Home Family Hotel

106A Pembroke St, Toronto M5A 2N8

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Allan Gardens and Hockey Hall of Fame. Toronto Public Librar …

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Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra Hotel

77 Ryerson Ave, Toronto M5T2V4

1.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (842 reviews)

Centrally located, this hotel is across the street from Alexandra Park. Close to Chinatown and Kensington Market. It is onl …

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Studio 6 Toronto
Studio 6 Toronto

165 Grange Ave, Toronto M5T2V5

1.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (1,137 reviews)

Just 3 blocks from Queen Street shops and nightclubs, the Grange Hotel is within 1 km of Kensington Market, Chinatown, and Ar …

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Hotel Ocho
Hotel Ocho

195 Spadina Avenue, Toronto M5T 2C5

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (389 reviews)

Located in Downtown Toronto, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grange Park, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, and CN …

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Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto

15 Richmond St E, Toronto M5C1N2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (3,816 reviews)

This contemporary, all-suite Toronto hotel surrounded by entertainment and shopping at the Eaton Centre, is within 2 blocks o …

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Pocket Guide: University District Downtown Toronto Hotels

Downtown Toronto is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. You can experience the local entertainment and theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Hotels and holiday apartments in Downtown Toronto provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Toronto area.

Sightseeing around Downtown Toronto

Some top local attractions include the museums, theaters, and university. You can attend a show at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, Lower Ossington Theatre, and Royal Conservatory of Music. Sights like Bata Shoe Museum, Art Gallery of Toronto, and Art Gallery of Ontario offer insight into the local culture. Kiever Synagogue, Knox Presbyterian Church, and Nathan Phillips Square are some local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design, or Ryerson University. Hours of family fun are waiting at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Ontario Place, and Centreville Amusement Park.

Popular things to do in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. Why not cheer with the crowd at Varsity Stadium, Maple Leaf Gardens, or Ricoh Coliseum? You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Christie Pits Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park, and Grange Park. At Humber Bay Park East, Tommy Thompson Park, and Humber Bay Park West, take some time to really appreciate nature. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Honest Ed's, Chinatown Centre, and Toronto Eaton Centre. Lamport Stadium, Rogers Centre, or Steam Whistle Brewing will provide yet another welcomed diversion.

Some of the area's most popular sights are CN Tower, Canada's Wonderland, and Royal Ontario Museum. Queen's Park, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre are other top spots to see.

Getting around Downtown Toronto

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Bathurst Station, Christie Station, or Spadina Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Toronto Exhibition Station is the closet train station, but Toronto Union Station and Toronto Bloor Station are also nearby.

At 1.9 miles (3.1 km), Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City) is the closest major airport to Downtown Toronto. Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) is the next closest airport, 10.2 miles (16.5 km) away.

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