Wander around Queen’s Park following a tour of the stately Ontario Legislative Building, or head over after exploring busy Yonge Street. To see more of Toronto in less time, consider joining a comprehensive tour of the city—most visit Queen’s Park along with several other top attractions, from Dundas Square to St. Lawrence Market.
Things to Know Before You Go
Queen’s Park is a must for Toronto visitors looking for an urban enclave replete with ample green space and historic monuments and buildings.
If you’re a history fan, take a look at the park’s statues, including the likeness of Queen Victoria, and the grand statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister.
How to Get There
Centrally located Queen’s Park is easiest to reach by public transit. Take subway line 1 to Queen’s Park station, or the 306 or 506 light rail line to the College Street at University Avenue stop. You’ll find the park just north of these stops, at the end of University Avenue.
When to Get There
Most travelers prefer to visit Queen’s Park in spring, summer, or autumn, since Toronto winters tend to be cold and windy. Go in May to see the cherry trees bloom.
Visiting the Royal Ontario Museum
If you’re craving a dash of culture, spend a couple of hours at Toronto’s celebrated Royal Ontario Museum, just a short walk from Queen’s Park. Prebook your ticket to this popular family-friendly attraction, and enjoy access to four floors of galleries, and more than six million objects in the institution’s permanent collection. You’ll find exhibitions on everything from history and tattooing to the natural sciences—all under one roof.
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