Your Tourist Musts
Everylocal recommended I visit Toronto Island (Toronto has an island?), but outside of high summer, these staples are your best bet.
CN Tower Every city has a tall tower —yawn—but the ’70s-era CN Tower still induces spaghetti legs and a cold sweat. Pay your $36, and whip straight up in a heart-stopping hell-evator that shoots 346 metres vertical in 58 seconds. cntower.ca
Second City Improv Push your comfort-zone limits with a two-hour drop-in class at the Second City Improv ($15). Expect group getto-know-you name exercises and word-by-word storytelling with an encourging instructor. Or take in a sketch show downstairs at Second City’s mainstage theatre, where the most work you have to do is put in a drink order. secondcity.com
Distillery District Tour In a pocket of heritage brick buidlings, the tour starts with juicy highlights of the world’s largest distillery, Gooderham and Worts (booze, death and cholera), and ends with tasters at Mill St. Brewery. gotourscanada.com