Here are the Toronto attractions that will be open this long weekend

Jul 30 2020, 9:24 am

With the holiday long weekend just around the corner, many of Toronto’s attractions will be open for you to explore.

Here is a list of Toronto’s attractions that will be open this weekend:

Toronto Zoo

Spend your holiday weekend at the zoo. Tickets must be booked online and face coverings are required indoors and at certain outdoor animal viewing areas. Normally the zoo is closed on Mondays but this holiday Monday, the zoo will be open.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Not a fan of the zoo? Then why not check out the aquarium? The aquarium is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Tickets can be reserved with timed entries. Online tickets are being used to help control crowds and practice physical distancing. All guests must wear face masks and hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout the aquarium.

Aga Khan Museum

What better way to spend the holiday weekend than at a breathtaking museum? Tickets can be bought online, in advance. Timed entry tickets have been put into place to control the flow of visitors. Face masks are required to be worn by all visitors over the age of two.

Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the museum. The museum has also asked for guests to maintain physical distancing while in the galleries.

Casa Loma

Holiday weekend at a castle? Yes, please. Although Casa Loma will not be open on Monday, you can buy tickets online to visit the castle this weekend. They have implemented protocols to ensure the safety of guests including limiting the number of people in the castle at one time. They have also increased their cleaning schedule.

Toronto Islands

You can visit the Toronto Islands this weekend by purchasing tickets online. The busiest times of travel are between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm from the city to Toronto Island Park and between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm from Toronto Island Park to the city.

Passengers must wear masks or facial coverings and every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 before using the ferry.

CN Tower EdgeWalk

Although tickets are unavailable for Saturday, you can still spend the Sunday or Monday edge walking along the CN Tower. Sounds like a pretty thrilling long weekend to us.

Like many of the other attractions, you can book your tickets online, starting at $195.

CN Tower

Visiting the CN Tower would be a pretty amazing way to spend your long weekend. Although tickets for the EdgeWalk are unavailable on Saturday, you can get tickets to the CN Tower for any day, this long weekend.

The CN Tower has said that they have conducted “enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-frequency touch points, using electrostatic disinfectant spray system, as well as hand disinfecting of high-touch and difficult-to-clean areas.”

Attractions only open on Saturday and Sunday:

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

You will not be able to see the gallery on Monday, but Saturday and Sunday are the perfect days to visit. The public was made able to start visiting the gallery on July 23.

The gallery has said that their top priority is the health and safety of employees, volunteers, and visitors.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Just like the last gallery, this one is also only open on Saturday and Sunday during the long weekend.

Their time-based tickets are now on sale. The ROM also said that they are following the advice of public health authorities to ensure that visits are “enjoyable, entertaining, and above all, safe.”

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Following the theme of art galleries, the MOCA will only be open on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend.

Exhibitions include “A Sudden Beginning” by Carlos Bunga and “Images in Debris” by Sara Sze.

Have a fun and safe holiday long weekend!

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