The Strathcona Hotel enjoys a top location in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Just outside our doors you will find the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Union Station and VIA Rail across the street, as well as the world-class GoodLife Fitness adjacent to the hotel. Hotel guests can have access for a discounted rate.
The Air Canada Centre is only two blocks away, as are Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, CN Tower, and more - all easily accessible in the midst of the theatre and financial districts. Ripley's Aquarium is a short walk from our front doors and has been receiving rave reviews as our city's latest great attraction.
Toronto is a major destination for the performing arts with more than 50 ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras, and a wide variety of theatres.
The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre, the Cinesphere.
To truly experience the real Toronto, stroll the Distillery District, a pedestrian village containing boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, art studios, and small breweries.
The Yorkville neighborhood is one of Toronto’s most elegant shopping and dining areas where celebrities from all over North America can be spotted. True shopaholics may want to check out the Eaton Centre, one of North America’s top shopping destinations and the city’s most popular tourist attractions with millions of visitors annually.
The city is also home to a wide variety of festivals and production houses for domestic and foreign film and television. Annually, Toronto hosts of one of the most famous Gay Prides Festivals in the world; from mid-July to early August, the Caribana Festival takes place and is considered one of North America’s largest street festivals. The Royal Ontario Museum is a major venue for world culture and natural history while the Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world.
Our Guest Services has gathered a listing of the more popular things to see and do and tourist attractions in Toronto below, or if you have any special requests, simply stop by and ask.
Kensingston Market is a haven of fresh fruit, vegetables, and dry goods stores. Some of the best local produce and meat shops are in this tight knit community. The seafood, dry goods and dollar stores on Spadina are just a few blocks away.
Kensington Avenue itself also houses several tiny cafes and the best vintage clothing stores in the city.