Are you planning a trip to Toronto? It’s a beautiful city to visit in any season, for its architecture and its many parks. While developing our Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt and our Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt, we identified many Toronto museums. Many which were either just, or well outside the areas of our scavenger hunts.
We previously covered 7 museums where our scavenger hunts are located. Here are 10 more museums that are worth your time.
10 other Toronto museums to discover
- Royal Ontario Museum
- The ROM, located on Bloor near Yonge is a very large museum with multiple exhibits from dinosaurs to wildlife photography and first people’s art & culture.
- Casa Loma
- This Gothic Revival mansion is located in York, north of the downtown core. It was built in 1914 for Sir Henry Pellatt as his home.
- The city seized the estate in 1924 due to unpaid taxes. It was then leased in 1937 to the Kiwanis Club of West Toronto who operated it until 2011 as a tourist attraction.
- It was massively restored between 1997 and 2012. Liberty Entertainment Group now operates the Casa Loma. They’ve since opened the Blueblook Steakhouse on the property.
- Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Center
- The Toronto Police Museum occupies 3000 square feet in the atrium of Police Headquarters on Carleton St. near Yonge.
- Fort York
- Fort York is a national historic site and landmark from the War of 1812.
- Ontario Science Center
- Ontario Science Center is a hands-on museum on multiple levels touching on all sciences.
- Gibson House Museum
- The Gibson House Museum is located north of the 401 in North York. It presents the historic farmhouse of Toronto’s early surveyors.
- Spadina Museum
- The Spadina Museum is a heritage home where you can relive the 1920s and 30s through its Victorian-Edwardian décor and garden.
- Scarborough Museum
- The Scarborough Museum is located northeast of the city in Thomson Memorial Park. You’ll see here the history of this area from its early settlement to its recent developments.
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
- This pioneer village is located near the intersection of highway’s 407 and 400 in the north of Toronto.
- You’ll see here a 1800s era village with period buildings, artifacts, and guides.
- Aga Khan Museum
- The Aga Khan Museum is located in North York and presents Islamic and Iranian art.
We invite you to try our Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt or Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt. They are 2-3 hours each, self-guided walking tours that you do with your smartphone (how it works). You’ll come across museums we presented earlier and much more. Moreover, you’ll enjoy solving the various challenges at each step of the way while learning the history of Toronto.
They each cost $35 for a group of up to 6 persons. There is an Explorer version of the Old Toronto scavenger hunt available for $45 – it’s longer and has more challenges.