Torontonians are spending an unprecedented amount of time inside at home as the province responds to the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to the widespread closure of the city’s many cultural institutions and attractions in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
But rather than shutting their doors for good, many of the city’s biggest attractions are now offering Torontonians virtual access to their buildings in light of this challenging time.
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If you’re looking for a new way to keep entertained over the coming days, we recommend checking out someone of the city’s amazing cultural offerings and attractions that you can virtually visit online, right now.
The Royal Ontario Museum can be accessed through Google Street View, where you can take a self-guided tour through the Toronto attraction.
Residents can view the AGO’s collection of prized art from the comfort of their own home as most of the gallery’s pieces are available for viewing through an online collection.
If you can’t make it to the museum to visit the exhibits in person, the next best thing is to check out the Bata Shoe Museum’s online exhibitions All About Shoes and On Canadian Ground, which share stories about shoes from around the world.
You can explore the grounds of Toronto’s historic Casa Loma through an online virtual experience, which takes you through the castle’s various floor levels and rooms.
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While the aquarium has closed, for now, you can still check out Ripley’s shark exhibit from the comfort of your own home.
The NHL might temporarily be on hold, but hockey fans can still experience the HHOF with an online 3D-tour.
You can even enjoy a 360º virtual reality tour of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Toronto Public Library also has dozens of past exhibits available for viewing online, including exhibits on Toronto sports, city neighbourhoods, and more.
BONUS: Canada’s Wonderland
Okay, it might not technically be in Toronto, but Canada’s Wonderland is a quick drive away and now has virtual rides for residents to enjoy while stuck in quarantine. There are over 30 virtual rides to choose from including thrill rides, family rides, and of course, roller coasters. Simply head over to the theme park’s YouTube channel and you’ll find every virtual ride available.