Here's a list of major attractions in Toronto that are open

Jul 7 2020, 12:33 pm

Now that the City of Toronto has entered Stage 2 of its reopening framework, some of its most visited and iconic attractions are beginning to open.

Although not every popular Toronto attraction has opened their doors, many are getting ready to welcome back visitors.

Some attractions have already reopened to the public for enjoyment.

Here is a list of Toronto’s attractions that are now open:

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is now open and has introduced a new Scenic Safari. “Take a drive on the wild side,” from the comfort of your own car. You can now safely take a tour of the Zoo by driving through the site.

Timed-tickets must also be purchased by Zoo guests, in advance. Facial coverings are required inside all buildings including the African Rainforest Pavilion and the Gift Shop.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium opened on Friday, June 26. They will be providing guests with timed ticket entry. These online reservations are required to “manage capacity limits and minimize touchpoints at the entrance.” They have also recommended that all guests wear facemasks.

All programs, dive shows, and tours have been temporarily suspended. There will be no food or beverages for sale. There have also been social distancing markers placed in lines to reduce contact.

Aga Khan Museum

You can now visit the galleries at the Aga Khan 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 also 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

Casa Loma is now welcoming guests back to the Castle. 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.

The onsite patio dining is also open for guests to grab a bite in the Gardens at Casa Loma or the Blueblood Steakhouse.

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands opened to the public on June 27. Visitors must buy tickets online in advance. There will be a limit of 5,000 tickets per day as the ferry service is operating at a 50% maximum capacity. Tickets will also only be valid for the selected day of purchase.

All passengers on the ferry will be required to wear facial coverings. To reduce crowding, the City is encouraging visitors to travel outside of peak times. The busiest time for travel from the terminal to Toronto Island Park is between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, and between 3:30 and 6:30 pm for the return trip.

CN Tower EdgeWalk

This thrilling attraction is now open. They have said that the health and safety of our staff and guests are a priority. You can participate in the EdgeWalk as a larger group if you live in the same house as them.

Masks or coverings are required in order to gain access inside the CN Tower. Your temperature will also be taken as you pass through security.

Toronto’s attractions that will be opening soon:

CN Tower

The CN Tower will be welcoming guests back starting July 15. Tickets went on sale on July 1. Guests will then be able to go up to the CN Tower observation levels.

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

Art Gallery of Ontario

Although the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) opened its doors to members and annual pass holders on July 2, the public will not be able to purchase tickets until July 16.

Timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be booked starting on June 25 for members and June 26 for annual pass holders.

The public will be able to start visiting the gallery on July 23.

The AGO has said that reopening preparations have been underway for numerous weeks. They also said that their top priority is the health and safety of employees, volunteers, and visitors.

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will be opening to its members on Thursday, July 9 and Saturday, July 11 to the public.

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)

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is set to reopen on July 16, with all current exhibitions have been extended beyond their original closing dates.

And the museum is welcoming members, donors, frontline healthcare workers and members of the arts community early access and free admission from July 9 ‒12 on a first-requested, first-served basis.

There will also be new hours until September 8, with the space open Thursday, 11 am to 6 pm; Friday, 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

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