2014 marks the 40th-year the Toronto Zoo has been saving and protecting species. The more than 5,000 animals representing over 450 species that call this zoo home probably have no idea they're citizens of Canada's most populous metropolis. Sprawling across 710 acres, their award-winning exhibits accurately recreate habitats from seven geographical zones, including Africa, Australasia, and the tundra.
Size: one of the largest zoos in the world with 5 indoor pavilions and 10 kilometers of walking trails that take visitors past the homes of over 450 species
Eye Catchers: Masai giraffe calf, baby gorilla, lemurs, polar bear cub, African lions, and Canada's only giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao
What to See Undersea: the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, filled with moon jellies, seahorses, and many striking fish
A non-profit design centre and museum, Design Exchange educates guests in all realms of design with unique lectures, programs, exhibitions, tours of its historic building and collection, and youth activities. A family/dual membership grants pairs and families unlimited exhibition entrances, as well as free admission or discounts to lectures, movie nights, workshops, and gladiatorial paintbrush matches. Members may also enter a raffle drawing for two tickets to the November DX Awards, a celebration of excellence and creative mind bending in Canadian design. Membership also proffers discounts for children's enrolment in design camps and a 15 per cent discount off items from the DX Shop, a gallery of designer publications, apparel, household goods, and decor. Visitors may expect impromptu sightings of the industry's most creative and untamed minds, as well as peeks at upcoming design trends.
The Hockey Hall of Fame chronicles the achievements of the sport’s greatest players. Located in Toronto, Ontario you’d be hard pressed to find a dedicated hockey fan who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to pay them a visit. Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a treasure-trove of ice-hockey memorabilia. Notable items on display here include a host of NHL trophies, the Stanley Cup, and gear of some of the most prolific players in history. The Hall of Fame also recently started featuring cheerful interactive exhibits that allow children and adults alike to experience the excitement of hockey through both sight and sound.
Though there are specific pieces on display at Sevan Art Gallery, the inventory is not limited to what is hanging in the physical gallery. This allows customers to request any piece on the market, which the team at Sevan will then track down and have shipped to the gallery. To supplement their art dealing, staffers offer an on-site framing service. Knowledgeable designers help clients select custom frames and acid-free mats for photos or paintings or build out shadow boxes for three-dimensional items, such as sports memorabilia or the bronzed bust of a deceased cactus.
In addition to hosting Unlockthecity events, Urban Expeditions quenches humans’ innate thirst for exploration and knowledge with tours of Toronto that showcase noteworthy cultural and infrastructural sites, as well as its useful urban resources. During tours, wayfarers use game boards and online tools to drive their voyage in collaboration with a seasoned and friendly guide. Urban Expeditions offers casual walks, 5K trots, and bicycle rides through the city, so guests can acquaint themselves with Toronto’s novel features in the mode of transit they find most appealing.
Liss Gallery, established in 1983, is located in the heart of Toronto and is a leader in the promotion of Canadian and International art. The gallery features contemporary fine art including original paintings, photography, sculptures and limited edition prints.