Toronto Lifestyle & Culture


Toronto’s many museums and galleries ensure it’s a city rich in culture. The huge Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums in North America and is Canada's biggest natural history museum. Having welcomed visitors for over 100 years, the original building gained a large modern glass extension in 2007, known as ‘the Crystal’. This creates a dramatic synergy that means the exterior of the building is now as photographed as the interior. Meanwhile, the Art Gallery of Ontario is home to extensive collections including First Nations and Inuit carvings, the work of many Canadian greats and the Henry Moore sculpture centre.

The city also has great music and performing arts scenes. Popular music venues include the historic Massey Hall, Glenn Gould Studio and the Canadian Opera House, while the many theatres include the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre, North America’s only double-decker theatre complex and Young Centre for the Performing Arts, which boasts three stages in 19th-century tank houses in the Distillery District.