The Entertainment District’s Top Attractions

POSTED ON April 29, 2024 BY Justine Smith

Toronto’s Entertainment District is home to an array of iconic attractions, including the best in arts & culture, hospitality, sports, and business. These venues are vibrant and alive with the energy of millions of visitors from around the globe, over 19 million annually to be exact! Discover some of the biggest attractions that make this area a must-visit destination.

Cultural and Performing Arts Venues

Roy Thompson Hall

60 Simcoe Street

As the iconic home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Roy Thomson Hall welcomes world-class classical musicians and renowned artists from diverse genres and disciplines, for audiences of all interests.

Princess of Wales Theatre

300 King Street West

The Princess of Wales Theatre is a modern 2000-seat venue is Renowned for hosting classic and contemporary musical productions.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre

260 King Street West

Throughout its illustrious history, The Royal Alexandra Theatre has hosted numerous legendary performers, solidifying its status as a cultural icon in Toronto.

Factory Theatre

125 Bathurst Street

Founded in 1970, Factory exclusively produces Canadian plays, providing a platform for Canadian artists to share their stories in Toronto.

Bygone Theatre

379 Adelaide Street West, 4th Floor

Established in 2013, it recreates period-appropriate stagecraft and costumes, offering audiences an immersive experience in traditional theatre.

Tourist Attractions and Landmarks

CN Tower

290 Bremner Boulevard

Ascend 553.3 meters into the sky, touching the clouds from the glass floor or the SkyPod observation decks to enjoy the panoramic views from the CN Tower. Dine high above the city in the revolving 360 Restaurant, or take a hands-free, heart-pounding walk around the tower’s main pod, on the EdgeWalk.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

288 Bremner Boulevard

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada offers an immersive experience with interactive touch pools, thousands of captivating marine species, and a mesmerizing underwater tunnel. Visitors can also enjoy special events such as Jazz Nights [link] on the second Friday of each month, where live jazz music accompanies a unique undersea atmosphere.

Event and Convention Venues

Rogers Centre

1 Blue Jays Way

The legendary Rogers Centre, is Toronto’s entertainment and sports hallmark, featuring Toronto Blue Jays game, massive concerts, and large-scale events.

Scotiabank Arena

40 Bay Street

Scotiabank Arena is another premier sports and entertainment venue in downtown Toronto, hosting a wide range of events from thrilling sports games to world-class concerts.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre stands as Canada’s foremost venue for conventions and meetings, hosting a wide array of international conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions. It welcomes events like FanExpo, Comicon, International Auto Show, Bridal Show, and many others, making it a hub where the world gathers for diverse experiences.

Learn more about what our neighbourhood has to offer by visiting our directory and events calendar!