THE RITZ-CARLTON, TORONTO

181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7 Canada
Phone:  +1 (416) 585-2500   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions




Unlimited entertainment options in vibrant downtown Toronto


At The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, our luxury hotel is centrally located near a variety of exciting attractions. Sports and entertainment lovers will find both the Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre must-see destinations. Home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors and The Toronto Rock, the Air Canada Centre (ACC) is one of the busiest arenas in the world. The Rogers Centre, primarily a sport’s stadium used by the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts, also hosts concerts, trade show, fairs and conventions. Our luxury hotel’s concierge can help you in purchase tickets for events at the Air Canada Centre or the Rogers Centre.

Located in the heart of downtown, the luxury Toronto hotel is conveniently located near the city’s top attractions. Just steps from David Pecaut Square and TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto provides the perfect place to stay during Toronto’s Fashion Week and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

From exclusive shopping and dining in Yorkville to the exciting nightlife and culture offerings on King Street, our luxury hotel puts you in the center of it all. Discover unforgettable hotel accommodations and personalized service at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.



Attractions

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CN Tower
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0.4 km (0.2 miles) from the hotel
301 Front Street West, (416) 868-6937
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The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto is a communications and observation tower standing 553.3 metres (1,815 ft) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world for the next 31 years.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
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0.4 km (0.2 miles) from the hotel
288 Bremner Boulevard, (647) 351-3474
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a 12,500 square-metre (135,000 square-feet) world-class family attraction with more than 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world.
Hockey Hall of Fame
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0.8 km (0.5 miles) from the hotel
Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street, (416) 360-7765
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Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup.
St. Lawrence Market
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1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the hotel
157 King Street East
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Over 120 specialty merchants and vendors await you at Toronto's premier market at Front and Jarvis Streets. In the centre of the historic Old Town Toronto, close to the hub of today's downtown, sit three buildings that have served as Toronto's social centre, City Hall and market place throughout the City's history.
Historic Distillery District
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2.5 km (1.5 miles) from hotel
Corner of Trinity and Mill Street
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The Distillery District is an historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto. It contains numerous cafes, restaurants and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13-acre (52,000 sq. m) district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America.
Ontario Science Centre
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15 km (9 miles) from the hotel
770 Don Mills Road, (416) 696-1000
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The Centre has several hundred interactive and passive exhibits throughout the buildings. They feature everything in science and nature. They feature geology, the science of nature (in the west wing), astronomical science, how to play music and technology in the south wing, human anatomy, communication and bias, and some miscellaneous artifacts of science. The astronomical wing featuring Toronto's only operating planetarium, as well as one of the few Mars and Moon rocks on public display in Canada.
Canada’s Wonderland
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32.3 km (20 miles) from the hotel
9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, (905) 832-8131
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Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre (1.3 km2) theme park. The park is open seasonally from May to October and contains more than 200 attractions. Notably, with 15 roller coasters, the park holds the record for the most roller coasters in one park outside of the United States.
Metro Toronto Zoo
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37.4 km (23 miles) from the hotel
361A Old Finch Avenue, Scarborough, (416) 392-5929
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Encompassing 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is the third largest in the world. It is divided into six zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. Some animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in what would be their naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels. It also has areas such as the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre and Splash Island. The zoo is currently home to over 5,000 animals (including invertebrates and fish) representing over 491 distinct species.
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
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1 hour and 15 minute drive from hotel.
(905) 358-5781
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The Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, is a waterfall on the Niagara River, located mostly on the Canadian side of the border with the United States. It is located between Terrapin Point on Goat Island in New York State, and Table Rock on the Ontario side of the falls.

The Horseshoe Falls is considered to be the most impressive of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls. Approximately 90% of the water of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, while the other 10% flows over the American Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is observable at a direct angle from the Canadian side. The Maid of the Mist boat offers tours which approach the base of the falls.

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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1 hour and 15 minute drive from hotel.
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The surrounding region enjoys a comparatively mild climate thanks to the adjoining lakes, and excellent soil for fruit production, for which it has become one of Canada's centres. Visitors flock to dozens of nearby wineries, including those making the world's largest volumes of ice wine. The town is also known for its gardens, art galleries, antique shops, and golf courses. There are many hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and spas in the area. The town is home to the Shaw Festival, a series of theatrical productions featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw, his contemporaries, or plays about his era (1856-1950), running from April to November.
Wineries
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Distances varies from 25 to 90 minutes from the hotel
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Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to the winery tour and taste scene, Ontario's Wine Route will take you on an exciting adventure you won't soon forget. Along the way, you'll fall in love with stunning landscapes, picturesque towns, and unique local attractions.. Head west to the heart of Ontario's wine region which stretches across the southern part of the province. The temperate climate, diversity of glacial soils, and moderating lake effect of the Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore, and Pelee Island have inspired generations of winemakers to translate their respective terroir into distinctive wines. Explore Toronto and York Region, where you'll be surprised to find numerous wineries right in our own backyard.
TIFF digiPlay Space
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0.4km (0.24 miles) from the hotel
350 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 
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Join us for another interactive adventure! At TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, kids can engage with emerging creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences.
Delphia Charters
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23.4km (14.85 miles) from the hotel
1, Port Street East
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5G 4N1
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Our exquisitely built Delphia Yachts are designed to provide a safe and luxurious escape on the water. Delphia Charters offers stunning sunset cruises on Lake Ontario, day trips to the famous Niagara Wine Region and Toronto Island, or any private excursions of your choice. We invite you to join us for Toronto Air Show and Fire Works displays cruises.

Cultural

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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
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2.6 km (1.6 miles) from the hotel
100 Queen’s Park, (416) 586-8000
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Canada's largest museum of world culture and natural history. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in North America, containing more than six million items and over 40 galleries. It has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history. It contains the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
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1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the hotel
317 Dundas Street West, 1-877-225-4246
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With 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, the AGO is one of the largest art museums in North America. Its collection includes more than 68,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. It includes the world's largest collection of Canadian art, which depicts the development of Canada's heritage from pre-Confederation to the present. Indeed, works by Canadian artists make up more than half of the AGO's collection. The museum also has an impressive collection of European art, including the most important collection of Medieval and Renaissance decorative arts outside Europe and the United States.
Roy Thomson Hall – Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO)
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0.2 km (0.1 miles)
60 Simcoe Street, (416) 593-4828
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iv. Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. Today, more than 225,000 patrons and over 50,000 students visit the Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall each year, and an additional five million Canadians tune in to concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the Orchestra has increased recording and touring projects to include a self-produced record label, and performances throughout the US and Canada. The Orchestra continues to develop its international presence by being an active commissioning body for new Canadian and international works, as well as attracting distinguished guest artists and conductors to performances at Roy Thomson Hall.
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
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2.7 km (1.7 miles) from the hotel
111 Queen’s Park, (416) 586-8080
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The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to ceramic art. Its permanent collection of over 2,900 pieces, includes works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, English Delftware, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, European porcelain, and a Contemporary gallery. In addition to the permanent collections, the museum mounts three temporary exhibitions per year.
Bata Shoe Museum
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3 km (1.8 miles) from the hotel
327 Bloor Street West, (416) 979-7799
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The Bata Shoe Museum collects, researches, preserves, exhibits and interprets footwear from around the world. At any given time, the Museum offers four exhibitions, three of which are time-limited, as well as lectures, performances and family events. The Museum's collections, now numbering over 12,500 shoes and related objects, span 4,500 years of history and many cultures and geographic regions. Over the years, the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation has funded field trips to collect and research footwear in Asia, Europe, and circumpolar regions and cultures where traditions are changing rapidly (Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, the Canadian Inuit and the Saami people).

Recreation

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Toronto Islands
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1 km (0.6 miles) from the hotel
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The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands in the city of Toronto. They are located in Lake Ontario just offshore from the city centre, and provide shelter for Toronto Harbour. The islands are a popular recreational destination. They are connected to the mainland by several ferry services. Recreational bicyclists are accommodated on the ferries, and bicycles, quadracycles, and canoes can be rented on the islands as well. The central area hosts Centreville, a children's amusement park open daily in summer. There are several swimming beaches on the islands, including Centre Island Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Hanlan's Point Beach and Ward's Island Beach.
Harbourfront
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1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the hotel
Harbourfront is a neighbourhood on the northern shore of Lake Ontario within the downtown core of the city. Harbourfront has a network of parks, open spaces and trails that allow visitors to access the public realm. Parks and public spaces like HTO Park, the Martin Goodman Trail, and the Waterfront WaveDecks at the foots of Spadina Avenue, Rees Street and Lower Simcoe combine to beautify the harbourfront and bring people to the water's edge.

Shopping

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Queen Street West
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0.5 km (0.3 miles) from the hotel

Queen West is where you go to find everything hip, trendy and cool. A style-conscious crowd, looking for cutting-edge fashion, is who you’ll see frequenting the shops.

Young, vibrant and bohemian, this neighbourhood is often compared to New York’s or London’s SoHo districts. It’s a hangout for many artists and musicians, with its many music stores, cafes, and clubs. Since becoming a popular tourist attraction, with many big commercial chains taking over, artists and designers moved to West Queen West (between Bathurst Ave. and Niagara St.). The area is now a shopping haven for those looking for one-of-a-kind art and high-end fashion.

Yonge Street
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0.8 km (0.5 miles) from the hotel
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With over 600 retail stores only steps away from one another, this is the place to shop until you drop. Whether you’re into brand names, boutiques or basement prices, Downtown Yonge has something specifically tailored for you. If you like to stroll along the street or thrive off the buzz of the mall, Downtown Yonge invites you to enjoy a variety of shopping experiences.
Toronto Eaton Centre
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1.5 km (0.9 miles) from the hotel
220 Yonge Street, (416) 598-8700
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Toronto Eaton Centre is one of the city's legendary landmarks and the #1 retail destination in Toronto. Located in the heart of downtown with over 250 shops, services and restaurants.
Yorkville District
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3.3 km from the hotel
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Yorkville is a district well known for its shopping. It is recognized as one of Canada's most exclusive shopping streets. Yorkville has been recognized as one of the most luxurious shopping streets in North America, being compared to New York's Fifth Avenue, Chicago's Magnificent Mile, and Los Angeles' Rodeo Drive.
PATH
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The hotel is directly connected to the PATH
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Toronto’s PATH system is 27-kilometre (16 miles) underground walkway that connects with major downtown sites and buildings. More than 1200 shops and restaurants can be found in the PATH system.

Sporting Venues

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Rogers Centre
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0.5 km (0.3 miles) from the hotel
One Blue Jays Way, (416) 341-1707
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Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. Originally opened in 1989, it is home to the American League's Toronto Blue Jays, the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, the site of the annual International Bowl American college football bowl game, and as of 2008, the National Football League's Buffalo Bills' second playing venue in the Bills Toronto Series. While it is primarily a sports venue, it also hosts other large-scale events such as conventions, trade fairs, concerts, funfairs, and monster truck shows. The venue was noted for being the first stadium to have a fully-retractable motorized roof, the stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2015 Pan American Games as the site of the opening and closing ceremonies.
Air Canada Centre
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0.9 km (0.5 miles) from the hotel
40 Bay Street, (416) 815-5400
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The Air Canada Centre (ACC) is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto. It is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The arena is popularly known as the ACC or the Hangar (the latter nickname coming from its sponsorship by Canada's largest airline, Air Canada). The ACC is the 11th busiest arena in the world.
BMO Field
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4.6 km (2.8 miles ) from the hotel
170 Princes’ Boulevard, (416) 360-4625
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BMO Field is a soccer-specific stadium located in Exhibition Place in the city of Toronto. The open-air structure can seat up to 20,500 spectators, depending on seating configurations. Home of the Toronto FC Soccer Team (MLS)
Family Fun Package
  • Accommodation in a Deluxe room (with 2 queen beds)
  • Club lounge access with continuous food and beverage presentations
  • VIK (Very Important Kids) check-in
  • Choice of VIK programming (Mini Spa Manicure, Culinary Activity or Customized Experience)
  • In-room movie nightly with snacks
  • Special turndown service

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Discover With You
  • Luxurious Accommodations
  • Full Hotel Breakfast for Two each morning in TOCA
  • $50 CDN hotel credit per night
  • "Hop-on Hop-off" Toronto city bus tour passes for two

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Niagara Winery Experience
  • Accommodation in a Deluxe room
  • Club Lounge access with continuous food and beverage presentations
  • Chartered Car tour for 5 hours through the Niagara Region

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