Category: Toronto

28 Mar

Coming Soon: Alexandria Exclusive Gift Line

Welcome to Alexandria Gifts,
your fast and friendly online Gift Basket store for Toronto GTA and Canada!

In the past several years we have grown very fast in the online gift industry. Our baskets are loaded with beautiful bounties and gourmet delicacies from fresh fruits and handmade cookies all the way to decadent chocolates and wines, spa and bath products, clothing and toys for newborn babies. With approximately 150 different baskets to browse, you are sure to find the perfect gift every time!

We are following the new gift trends and believe in the power of branding our products, especially now days when people are flooded with information. The best quality products which we use are contributed to brand awareness, expressing the value of our gifts and carry out our success story. Our gift baskets are well known in Toronto GTA and Canada. This is why we have repeat customers around the world coming back to see what’s new and purchasing quality gifts for all important events in their lives.

Our business is modeled on the goal to create gifts suitable for all occasions, as well as customers of all ages and backgrounds. We continue with great pride and ambition to fulfill this mission year after year.
Our employees are always willing to take an extra step for our clients. Our phone 416.666.8361 is available for you to call us every day from 9am to 5pm. Our customer representatives will be happy to answer all your questions and help you to choose the best gift. We want to create out the company that employees and customers are proud to associate with. This is why we have a lot of custom gift baskets every day.

Customers are calling us every day asking about exclusive gift baskets, for certain people in their life, whom would like to go an extra mile for. These people walk with us through our lives like our friends, family members, business partners, love partners that you like to make happy or pass some important message.
Alexandria Exclusive Gift Baskets Line will be extraordinary and unique. Something completely new that you cannot find anywhere else.

We cannot decide what is better in this selection:

* exclusive products that we will order from the well-known suppliers like Pusateries, Starbucks, Cookie it up, Muskoka Roastery coffee, Mary’s organic crackers, Organic Glen’s farm and many others.

* beautiful decoration, an exclusive gift baskets will be placed in fancy gift containers filled with combination of exclusive wine, champagne, the best chocolates and cheese, put together to make the most breath taking gift for your loved ones.

* superior presentation, first every gift basket is filled with biodegradable packing, that is made from natural, nontoxic sources, then every gift basket will be packed in cellophane and topped up with a huge elegant bow together with unique greeting cards which you can personalize. The team here at Alexandria Gift Baskets cares about the environment which is why we try to be eco-friendly when and where we can.

Alexandria Exclusive Gift Basket Line is the perfect choice when it comes to bying important presents for a special time like Anniversary Gifts that only happen a few times in a life time, or Birthday present to your special person or saying thank you to somebody who did something special for you.

If you have ever struggled to find an exclusive gift that properly compliments a certain occasion or person, Alexandria Exclusive Gift Basket Line is now here to help! Our team can help guide you to the most appropriate and befitting gift idea for your unique needs. We’ll be there to advise you from the moment you decide to place an order with us to the moment the gift arrives to its desired destination. Your order will always reach you or the desired recipient on time and look stunning – this is our guarantee!

Alexandria Gifts offers a same day free-hand delivery service for the whole Toronto GTA area. We also ship gift baskets to other Canadian provinces as well, and all orders are shipped on the same day of purchase.

23 Jan

The Most romantic gift ideas for Valentines day 2020

Valentines day in itself comes from a mixture of various convoluted sources. From Christian martyrdom,
to dark Roman rituals to saints and the advent of spring. Thankfully today’s Valentines day celebrations
are a bit less complicated! Today valentines day is used to celebrate love with gift giving and romance.

But what gifts are the most romantic?

With all the consumerist ideals polluting popular holidays, it’s hard to look beyond simple trending gift ideas. Valentines day directly identifies as a time to make lavish and luxurious purchases. Men are practically expected to buy expensive gold and diamond jewellery and make fancy reservations at high end, fine dining restaurants.

The good news is that it’s perfectly acceptable to protest these traditional principles. You don’t have to break the bank to say “I love you!” The latest coffee makers, earbuds and perfumes might be 2020’s most popular gift ideas, but there are many more romantic gift ideas out there!

For those of you looking to take a step away from high end consumerism but still enjoy an excuse to be romantic and share some love and intimacy this Valentines day, there are many fun and interesting gift ideas available! Instead of focusing on how to make the the most loving impression with your purchase, focus on how to make a purchase that encourages and facilitates spending time together.
Not only can you save some money staying in this Valentines day, but it can make for a much more intimate holiday!

Instead of making reservations at a fancy restaurant, spend time cooking your favourite meal together and enjoy a romantic, candle lit meal for 2 at home! Instead of a night out in fancy clothing, stay at home in your pyjamas with a bottle of wine and your favourite snacks and Netflix! Millennials are changing the way we celebrate holidays and high end consumerism is feeling the sting, people are staying in more and spending less.

If you want to join the latest anti-trend and change the language of love for future generations, Alexandria gifts has got you covered!

Cancel your reservations and browse our selection of Valentines Day gift baskets. Have a bottle of wine and a basket of quality chocolates and treats delivered directly to your door. Enjoy spending time and creating new, romantic memories together in the comfort of your own home. Instead shooing your loved one away to a spa, order a spa in a basket! What’s romantic about booking an appointment for a loved one to spend time away from you all day? You can order a basket of luxurious, spa-quality soaps, oils and salts and pamper each other in ultimate home comfort.

This February 14th Alexandria Gifts challenges you to create the most romantic Valentines day yet!

They say love and romance is what you make of it.
So why not make your very home the heart of your passion this holiday?

11 Dec

We Deliver Happiness And Good Vibes This Christmas

Here in Canada, the Christmas spirit begins when the weather starts to get cold, and holiday festivities generally follow shortly after Remembrance Day. Canadians across the country are planning family activities and feasts, and traveling to spend time with loved ones to enjoy the cozy spirit of the winter holidays together. Store windows, city streets and centers are lit up and adorned with fun Christmas decor. Stores prepare for holiday shoppers with Christmas songs and bright, colourful Christmas atmosphere. Shopping fever is on the way, and it’s time for stores to stock up on all their Christmas goods. This means lots of work for small specialty gift stores!

There’s more to the holidays than Mariah Carey songs on the radio and new iPhones! It’s no surprise that the most memorable and special part of the Christmas holidays are the time you spend with friends and family. In a country as eclectic as Canada, there are so many cultural festivities and practices being cultivated in mixed families and communities. Rather than spending your family time browsing memes on reddit, bring a basket full of special treats for everybody to share and start a new family tradition this year! Put down the phone and have a glass of wine or some fancy gourmet chocolate over good old fashion family conversation!

Just like any other store, Alexandria Gifts is feeling the holiday vibes and is well prepared for Christmas this year! We have gift baskets ranging from $45 up to $300 so you can find something suitable for everybody on your list. We offer free hand-delivery to anybody in Toronto/GTA and all baskets can be shipped same day. We also have very competitive shipping costs across all of Canada.

Who wants to drive across the province on snowy roads anyways? If you can’t make it to a family gathering or can’t travel this Christmas for any reason, send some love with a big gorgeous basket filled with goodies! If you can’t sweeten up the dinner table with your attendance, then perhaps a basket of chocolates and cookies would be a good substitute.

At Alexandria Gifts we take great pride in our relationship with our collaborators and partners and work closely with big companies to make large and wholesale orders. This keeps us very busy over the holidays so please make sure to visit our page for all delivery info and contact us with any questions so we can deliver your holiday orders in a timely manner!

Please also contact us about our free gift basket services. We regularly create baskets for children and youth with special needs and disabilities as part of a program in association with United Way. We also work closely with various long-term care and retirement homes to provide gift baskets for the elderly.

Alexandria Gifts was established and built on a foundation of the desire to spread happiness and smiles. Our ambition is to break through the traditional mold and culture of gift giving. We are a gift giving service with a passion for helping others spread love and positive vibes. Our goal is to make people’s lives a little warmer and more cheerful this holiday season!

12 Sep

Housewarming Tips and Gift Ideas

Did your friend, coworker, or relative just move into their new home? Are you newlyweds that just purchased your first house? If any of these scenarios applies to you, there are some important housewarming etiquette tips to know about. From timing and invitations, to gift ideas and bringing a plus one, here are some housewarming gift ideas in Toronto and helpful tips to follow when you are hosting a housewarming party or attending one for a family member or friend.

Tips for Homeowners

Whether it’s your first home or your second (or third), moving into your new home is exciting! Here are some ideas to consider when hosting a housewarming party.

Give Due Notice

You don’t need to send fancy invitations, but you should send out an e-mail or social media event invitation a few weeks ahead. It’s considered tacky to ask for gifts, so it’s best to avoid any mention of gifts in the invitation. The exception is if you are asking for no gifts—in this case, clearly state in the invitation that no gifts are required.

Invite Your Close Neighbours

Although it is not recommended to tell the whole neighbourhood about your new move, you may benefit from asking your closest neighbours to attend. This way, you can get to know them, allow your kids (if you have any) to bond with theirs, and establish a positive start to your relationship.

Set up the Entertainment

From board game tournaments, to music and dancing, you can take your housewarming party to the next level by ensuring your guests have something to do other than stand around and talk. The music you choose will set the atmosphere—so choose something uplifting and happy.

Tips for Guests

If you have been invited to a friend or family member’s housewarming party, here are some housewarming gift ideas and etiquette to follow.

Greet the Host First

If the hosts have planned an “open house” housewarming party, you may not see them as soon as you walk in the door. However, you should aim to find them and greet them as soon as you arrive, even if it means holding off on long conversations with other guests you may know.

Ask before Bringing Kids or a Plus-One

Another great general rule of etiquette is that you shouldn’t assume you can bring your kids or a guest along. Although a housewarming party if often informal, you should still run those plus-ones by your host a few days before the party (never the day of).

Bring a Gift

You don’t need to break the bank with an expensive gift, but you should choose a gift that the homeowner can use. Gift cards, throw blankets, and tool kits are some great ideas, but you can also buy a housewarming gift basket. There are many options to choose from, but here are a few to consider:

  • Home Sweet Home: These gift baskets are especially designed for housewarming and give recipients something sweet and salty to look forward to each day, such as Lindor and Godiva chocolates, truffles, cookies, almonds, pretzels, chips, and more.
  • Coffee and Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolate? A coffee and chocolate gift basket is a great idea and includes aromatic Arabica coffee, salt crackers, biscuits, biscotti, cookies, various chocolates, handmade jelly, wafers, and more.
  • No Place Like Home: With all the essentials to make a new house feel like a home, this large gift basket features a knitted blanket, Tim Hortons coffee, a set of small plates, and some wall décor.
  • Welcome Home: Congratulate your friends and family on their new home by giving them this tasty basket of goodies, featuring a Shneider’s milk chocolate bar, assorted chocolate truffles, Walkers cookies, and more!

Choose the Right Gift for Your Loved One at Alexandria Gifts

Do you love these housewarming gift ideas? If so, look no further than Alexandria Gifts when it comes to giving your loved ones the best gift baskets in Toronto. As an online gift basket store in Toronto, we provide a variety of gifts for occasions like birthdays, Valentine’s Day, charities, get well, Christmas, anniversaries, and more.

Our high-quality gifts can be sent to loved ones in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough, or Vaughan! If fact, you can enjoy free delivery in Toronto when you order a housewarming gift basket for a friend or relative!

Live outside the country? No problem. Many of our international customers love sending gifts through our service to their loved ones in the Greater Toronto Area. Visit our web site or call us at (416) 666-8361 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to make your order today.

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31 Jul

5 Tips to Choose the Perfect Gift for Someone

Choosing a unique gift for every birthday or anniversary can be challenging. You want to choose something thoughtful and sentimental, but you also want to stick to a budget and avoid visiting every store in the shopping mall to find what you want. The good news is that there are companies that specialize in helping you find the perfect gift, no matter the occasion. Here are five helpful tips to help you choose the right gift for someone special.

Decide Your Budget

Decide on your budget, whatever it may be, and stick to it. It will not only help you from overspending, but it will give you some limitations as to what kinds of gifts you can choose from since it limits certain stores and saves you time. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to find the perfect gift. In fact, sometimes the right gift is handmade, or it could be simply spending time with them, participating in an activity they enjoy.

Think about the Likes and Dislikes of the Recipient

Part of the reason why you might be having trouble choosing the right gift is that you’re thinking about what you like. The gift shouldn’t be something you enjoy, but instead something the recipient will enjoy. If they are close to you, you’ll already know what they like. If you are unsure, you can subtly bring it up in conversation to find out what they like.

Choose a Gift that Lasts

If you want to send a gift that makes a lasting impression, choose a gift that’s multifaceted and lasts a while. Sending gift baskets in Toronto are a great option, especially those that feature bath supplies, toys, clothing, and more.

Choose a Gift that Reminds them of Memories with You

Think about a time or event that has specific meaning for both of you. You can use this as a starting point for choosing a gift that means a lot. You can also think about a memory that is special to them alone and choose a gift that represents that moment.

What Do They Need?

If the recipient is feeling unwell or having a bad day, there may be specific items that they need to cheer them up. Consider if there is anything your friend or relative needs and use this when choosing their gift.

Choose the Right Gift for Your Loved One at Alexandria Gifts

If you want same-day delivery of beautiful, high-quality, affordable gifts in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough, or Vaughan, look no further than Alexandria Gifts Inc. We are an online gift basket store in Toronto that offers a variety of gift baskets for occasions like birthdays, Valentine’s Day, charities, get well, Christmas, anniversaries, and more. Order a customized gift basket for a friend or relative and enjoy Toronto gift baskets with free delivery!

Live outside the country? No problem. Many of our international customers love sending gifts through our services to their loved ones in the Greater Toronto Area. Visit our web site or call us at (416) 666-8361 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to place your order today.

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10 Jun

Father’s Day Weekend Trending Gift Ideas

Sometimes thinking up meaningful gifts for fathers day can be tough! There are dozens of cliches to fall back on, from golfing and fishing gear and six-packs of beer. While we can be sure that any father who plays a round of gold every weekend would be more than happy to receive a brand new club, sometimes it’s nice to make our gifts a little more personal.

Handmade crafts, gift baskets and personalized items are growing in popularity over the years. A simple search for gift ideas will show us a flourishing market for items with personalized flares like engravings, portraits or special custom messages.

There are so many ways to personalize your fathers day gifts! Monogrammed bags and boxes can be a simple way to add a luxurious and loving touch to any hobby. Shaving kit bags, sports bags, humidors, instrument cases and travel bags can all be given sleek and professional looking personalized details. The best part of this trending gift concept is how widely available these services are. There are hundreds of shops online and many places in your local city where you can bring existing bags and cases and have them personalized, and many stores where you can order them new. The DIY savvy can easily accomplish some professional looking personalized upgrades on their own too! If DIY is not your thing, Etsy is filled with crafters who are selling hundreds of beautiful items and gift ideas, and many of them offer personalizing options!

Gift baskets are another excellent way to add a personal feeling to any gift. Not only can you find gift baskets filled with very thematic and niche products to suit your dads interests, but you can also find baskets stocked with items that just about everybody appreciates! This Fathers Day weekend get your dad something special and unique. Alexandria Gifts is offering gift baskets aimed to swoon any father on his special day. The “Italian Chef” basket for the cooking lover, the “Wine Gourmet” basket for the lover of high end sweets and wine, or a beautiful basket loaded with chocolate and treats, a perfect match for any father!

If you are looking for a classic gift idea this fathers day with a unique and personal touch, Alexandria gifts has you covered. Send the special man in your life a warm and stylish gift, loaded with his favourites, and complete with a beautiful personalized message just for him.

7 May

Amazing Gift Basket Ideas for Mother’s Day

Every year we all search high and low for a fun, trendy, and exciting gift for Mother’s Day.  It’s hard to find something that is practical yet affordable.  Alexandria Gifts is working hard to ease the holiday stress! We offer a wide variety of gift basket options that any mother would surely love.

Shopping at your local outlet mall can be very stressful during holidays like this.  Stores are busy,  stock is low,  walking and driving from store to store without any idea of what to choose is never fun.  At Alexandria Gifts we have many amazing Mother’s Day gift ideas that are practical,  easy to search through and contain quality gift ideas!

If you are having a hard time deciding on the perfect gift let us know! We can work with your budget and surprise her with one of our most popular gift baskets that will make her day!

Spa Gift Baskets

There is nothing like a relaxing day at the spa!  But have you ever tried to book a day at the spa during a busy holiday like Mothers Day?  How do you schedule it so your Mother is available to take the day off work,  or work around her weekend plans?  Now you can help her relax in the comfort of her own home!  Alexandria Gifts offers many beautiful spa gift baskets filled with a variety of self-care products that will leave her feeling fantastic! From natural,  organic cosmetics to elegant,  silky body oils,  you will find something to spoil any mom.

Wine & Champagne Gift Baskets

Let’s be honest,  what mother doesn’t love wine and chocolate?  It’s a timeless,  classic gift idea that isn’t going out of style any time soon!  Alexandria Gifts offers many luxurious and affordable gift baskets that range from expertly paired wines and chocolates to exquisite,  upscale,  gourmet treats.  Share a classic treat with your mom this holiday with a gorgeously packed combination of her favourites!

Other enchanting Options

Still having a hard time deciding?  Don’t overthink,  our gourmet baskets have something that everybody will enjoy!  With all the classics like coffee,  chocolate,  cheese and cookies you can’t go wrong. From tea and treats,  to roses and wine we have all your bases covered this holiday.

Nobody is quite as special as mom,  and it’s our goal to help you to show her just how special she is!  We take pride in our fine selection of baskets and all of the high quality products we pack inside them.  You will only find reputable brands and local artisan products in our baskets,  and all are hand packed and decorated with elegant bows and greeting cards and wrapped in cellophane for protection.

For more information regarding our wonderful holiday gift ideas please click here.

Remember, we offer same day delivery in Toronto!

29 Mar

First time visitor to Canada? Things to do in Toronto

Canada is a vast country; it’s considered to be the second largest country in the world. So there are countless beautiful places that you can see during your stay. You can explore this state’s natural wonders or you can get acquainted with their cultural highlights.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city; it’s industrial and economic backbone of the whole country. Also, it’s center of cultural heritage and diversity which makes it so vibrant and exciting. That’s why millions of tourists visit this city every year for sightseeing, exploring and lots of entertainment.  

Here is our list of the most significant places to see and things during your stay in Toronto. But first, here’s a little advice for you…

Surprise your Toronto friend with a gift basket

Torontonians are known to be the most polite people in the world. This may be a well-spread myth, but if you are planning to spend a night at your friend’s house in Toronto it’s expected from you to show some good manners.

You can accomplish this by simply giving gifts. We understand that you don’t have much time to think about the perfect present when you are packing for this big journey. Instead, we recommend you buy well-supplied gift basket.

The content of Alexandria gift basket is various, and you can choose the perfect present for any occasion. All products in the basket are special, unique and have the highest quality. A friend of yours will truly be thankful and thrilled about it.

Best of all, you get free same day delivery in Toronto! This only applies to orders that are made before 12 pm. Orders placed after this time will be delivered the next business day. So, that means you can surprise your friend even if you forgot to buy something for him. You can order now and get the gift basket on the same day, click on this link to place your order https://alexandriagifts.ca/.

1.     Visit CN Tower

553.5 meters tall, CN Tower used to be the tallest construction in the world. CN stands for Canadian National which is the name of the company that built it.

At the top of the tower, you will get a breath-taking bird-eye view of the city. There you will have an opportunity to get the best pictures of the downtown panorama. You will come to the roof by riding in a glass elevator, and the floor at the top is also made of glass. This is exciting and pretty scary at the same time.

You can expect a big crowd here and a huge line in front of the tower. Good news is that you can skip the line by making a reservation at a restaurant which is placed in the building. Prepare for a high-priced menu, but it can be worth it considering you can wait for hours to get on the top of the tower.

If you are brave-hearted you can try the Edge walk – hands-free rope secured walk at the very edge of the tower. This will be, without a doubt, an amazing experience and a thrill of a lifetime, we dare you to test your limits.

2.     Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is placed next to CN Tower and it’s the largest aquarium in the whole country. In this large aquarium live 15 000 different kinds of aquatic creatures. It’s a home to jellyfish, sharks, lobsters, giant pacific octopus, unicorn surgeonfish, Picasso triggerfish, electric ell, red lionfish and much more.

The aquarium is adjusted for salt and freshwater creatures that are collected from all over the world. You will see species that you didn’t even know existed and learn many things about the sea world and take magnificent pictures.

This place is equally interesting for children and for the adults. You can see fishes and jellyfishes swimming right next to you in the acrylic viewing tunnel.

3.     Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum is a must see in Toronto. The building itself is a sensation of the modern architecture and it will definitely catch your eye.

It’s the biggest and the most important museum in Canada. There you can learn about art, natural history, and world culture. Millions of tourists visit this place each year, which makes it one of the most visited places in this city.

The museum contains 6 million items that include famous works of art that originate from South Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, dinosaur collection, fossils, minerals, and meteors. Also, there are expeditions where you can see clothes, interior and fine arts from the past century.

If you came to the museum with kids don’t be afraid for their entertainment. This place offers interactive galleries that are designed especially for children where they can learn through fun activities.

4.     Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey is one of the most famous sports in Canada; it’s equally popular as soccer in the USA. This sport has become a symbol of maple tree country. So if you truly want to get to know the Canadian spirit, you should visit Hockey Hall of Fame located in Toronto.

The first look at this monument is breathtaking, it looks quite historical and it describes Canadian love for hockey.  It’s a museum and the hall of fame at the same time where you can discover many things about the history of this sport.

The hall of fame holds exhibitions about ice hockey players and their greatest achievements. Here you can see their well-earned trophies and equipment they have worn at most relevant matches.

The Esso great hall is something you cannot miss if you are interested in Canadian history. This hall is dedicated to every team member who has left a significant trace in hockey.

5.     Casa Loma

Casa Loma translated from Spanish “Hill House” is a castle-like gothic museum. It was built in 1914 and was a private property of Sir Henry Pellatt. Now it’s one of the most popular landmarks in Toronto, Ontario.

This house is a popular filming location both for movies and TV shows. During the day it’s a museum where visitors can see the exquisite interior and retro vehicles from the early 1900 exhibitions. Casa Loma is not just a museum, by the night the house is closed for the public, but it can be rented for various occasions, like wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other celebrations.

The most popular movies that were filmed at this location are Marvel’s X-Man, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Chicago, Strange Brew and Warehouse 13.

6.     Hungary Thai Bar and Eatery

Canadians have their traditional meals and you should definitely try them, but if you plan to go to Toronto, Hungary Thai bar and eatery is something you shouldn’t miss. This restaurant is truly unique. A mix of these two traditional dishes winded up to be an unexpectedly good combination.

Half of the population are not born Canadians, that’s why here you have a mixture of different cultures, like Indian, French, Chinese, English or Italian. Considering that, the fusion of Thai and Hungarian food seems pretty logical.

At this bar and eatery, you can try Pad Tie, Goulash, Vienna Schnitzel, Oodles of Noodles or Paprikash. If you like challenges you can even try combined dishes from both countries in one meal. Fair warning: these two cuisines have one thing in common – a lot of spices. So we suggest you watch your stomach.

7.     The Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is by far the largest zoo in Canada with 5000 animals from all over the world. This zoo is placed on Rouge Village in Toronto. 710 acres are divided into six zoological zones, so every animal lives in their natural space.

The most interesting and the most frequently visited are polar bears, pandas, and gorillas. Prepare for a lot of walking, exploring and enjoying having a look at these rare species which you would never see in person in your lifetime.

At the Toronto Zoo, you will take a tour around the world without even leaving the city. We recommend you see African Lion Safari and visit elephant shows and rides. For some, this is not acceptable in terms of animal welfare, but this zoo treats animals better than many others.

This zoo is open from spring to fall, winter is too cold for animals especially the exotic ones. Furthermore, we advise you visit Toronto during the spring and summer, especially if you are not used to extremely low temperatures. In winter temperatures can go down to -30°C.

8.     The Toronto Islands

If you want to take magnificent photo-shots of Toronto you should take a ferry ride to the Toronto Islands. The short ride to islands will be an adventure for itself because you will see the wonderful view of the city horizon.  The Toronto waterfront is a lakeshore of Lake Ontario, which has many beautiful little islands.

They are known by numerous activities and attractions like Centreville Amusement Park, Franklin Children’s garden, Far Enough farm, William Meany maze, beaches, pony rides, Wading pools, and camps. Torontonians usually come here on weekends and in summer when they just want to relax and have fun with their children.

29 Mar

First time visitor to Canada? Things to do in Toronto

Canada is a vast country; it’s considered to be the second largest country in the world. So there are countless beautiful places that you can see during your stay. You can explore this state’s natural wonders or you can get acquainted with their cultural highlights.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city; it’s industrial and economic backbone of the whole country. Also, it’s center of cultural heritage and diversity which makes it so vibrant and exciting. That’s why millions of tourists visit this city every year for sightseeing, exploring and lots of entertainment.  

Here is our list of the most significant places to see and things during your stay in Toronto. But first, here’s a little advice for you…

Surprise your Toronto friend with a gift basket

Torontonians are known to be the most polite people in the world. This may be a well-spread myth, but if you are planning to spend a night at your friend’s house in Toronto it’s expected from you to show some good manners.

You can accomplish this by simply giving gifts. We understand that you don’t have much time to think about the perfect present when you are packing for this big journey. Instead, we recommend you buy well-supplied gift basket.

The content of Alexandria gift basket is various, and you can choose the perfect present for any occasion. All products in the basket are special, unique and have the highest quality. A friend of yours will truly be thankful and thrilled about it.

Best of all, you get free same day delivery in Toronto! This only applies to orders that are made before 12 pm. Orders placed after this time will be delivered the next business day. So, that means you can surprise your friend even if you forgot to buy something for him. You can order now and get the gift basket on the same day, click on this link to place your order https://alexandriagifts.ca/.

1.     Visit CN Tower

553.5 meters tall, CN Tower used to be the tallest construction in the world. CN stands for Canadian National which is the name of the company that built it.

At the top of the tower, you will get a breath-taking bird-eye view of the city. There you will have an opportunity to get the best pictures of the downtown panorama. You will come to the roof by riding in a glass elevator, and the floor at the top is also made of glass. This is exciting and pretty scary at the same time.

You can expect a big crowd here and a huge line in front of the tower. Good news is that you can skip the line by making a reservation at a restaurant which is placed in the building. Prepare for a high-priced menu, but it can be worth it considering you can wait for hours to get on the top of the tower.

If you are brave-hearted you can try the Edge walk – hands-free rope secured walk at the very edge of the tower. This will be, without a doubt, an amazing experience and a thrill of a lifetime, we dare you to test your limits.

2.     Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is placed next to CN Tower and it’s the largest aquarium in the whole country. In this large aquarium live 15 000 different kinds of aquatic creatures. It’s a home to jellyfish, sharks, lobsters, giant pacific octopus, unicorn surgeonfish, Picasso triggerfish, electric ell, red lionfish and much more.

The aquarium is adjusted for salt and freshwater creatures that are collected from all over the world. You will see species that you didn’t even know existed and learn many things about the sea world and take magnificent pictures.

This place is equally interesting for children and for the adults. You can see fishes and jellyfishes swimming right next to you in the acrylic viewing tunnel.

3.     Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum is a must see in Toronto. The building itself is a sensation of the modern architecture and it will definitely catch your eye.

It’s the biggest and the most important museum in Canada. There you can learn about art, natural history, and world culture. Millions of tourists visit this place each year, which makes it one of the most visited places in this city.

The museum contains 6 million items that include famous works of art that originate from South Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, dinosaur collection, fossils, minerals, and meteors. Also, there are expeditions where you can see clothes, interior and fine arts from the past century.

If you came to the museum with kids don’t be afraid for their entertainment. This place offers interactive galleries that are designed especially for children where they can learn through fun activities.

4.     Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey is one of the most famous sports in Canada; it’s equally popular as soccer in the USA. This sport has become a symbol of maple tree country. So if you truly want to get to know the Canadian spirit, you should visit Hockey Hall of Fame located in Toronto.

The first look at this monument is breathtaking, it looks quite historical and it describes Canadian love for hockey.  It’s a museum and the hall of fame at the same time where you can discover many things about the history of this sport.

The hall of fame holds exhibitions about ice hockey players and their greatest achievements. Here you can see their well-earned trophies and equipment they have worn at most relevant matches.

The Esso great hall is something you cannot miss if you are interested in Canadian history. This hall is dedicated to every team member who has left a significant trace in hockey.

5.     Casa Loma

Casa Loma translated from Spanish “Hill House” is a castle-like gothic museum. It was built in 1914 and was a private property of Sir Henry Pellatt. Now it’s one of the most popular landmarks in Toronto, Ontario.

This house is a popular filming location both for movies and TV shows. During the day it’s a museum where visitors can see the exquisite interior and retro vehicles from the early 1900 exhibitions. Casa Loma is not just a museum, by the night the house is closed for the public, but it can be rented for various occasions, like wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other celebrations.

The most popular movies that were filmed at this location are Marvel’s X-Man, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Chicago, Strange Brew and Warehouse 13.

6.     Hungary Thai Bar and Eatery

Canadians have their traditional meals and you should definitely try them, but if you plan to go to Toronto, Hungary Thai bar and eatery is something you shouldn’t miss. This restaurant is truly unique. A mix of these two traditional dishes winded up to be an unexpectedly good combination.

Half of the population are not born Canadians, that’s why here you have a mixture of different cultures, like Indian, French, Chinese, English or Italian. Considering that, the fusion of Thai and Hungarian food seems pretty logical.

At this bar and eatery, you can try Pad Tie, Goulash, Vienna Schnitzel, Oodles of Noodles or Paprikash. If you like challenges you can even try combined dishes from both countries in one meal. Fair warning: these two cuisines have one thing in common – a lot of spices. So we suggest you watch your stomach.

7.     The Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is by far the largest zoo in Canada with 5000 animals from all over the world. This zoo is placed on Rouge Village in Toronto. 710 acres are divided into six zoological zones, so every animal lives in their natural space.

The most interesting and the most frequently visited are polar bears, pandas, and gorillas. Prepare for a lot of walking, exploring and enjoying having a look at these rare species which you would never see in person in your lifetime.

At the Toronto Zoo, you will take a tour around the world without even leaving the city. We recommend you see African Lion Safari and visit elephant shows and rides. For some, this is not acceptable in terms of animal welfare, but this zoo treats animals better than many others.

This zoo is open from spring to fall, winter is too cold for animals especially the exotic ones. Furthermore, we advise you visit Toronto during the spring and summer, especially if you are not used to extremely low temperatures. In winter temperatures can go down to -30°C.

8.     The Toronto Islands

If you want to take magnificent photo-shots of Toronto you should take a ferry ride to the Toronto Islands. The short ride to islands will be an adventure for itself because you will see the wonderful view of the city horizon.  The Toronto waterfront is a lakeshore of Lake Ontario, which has many beautiful little islands.

They are known by numerous activities and attractions like Centreville Amusement Park, Franklin Children’s garden, Far Enough farm, William Meany maze, beaches, pony rides, Wading pools, and camps. Torontonians usually come here on weekends and in summer when they just want to relax and have fun with their children.