Toronto is full of incredible places and awesome venues to explore. Whether you're visiting for a day or you've lived here your whole life, there are tons of things to keep you busy and having fun. While major attractions like the CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium can be exciting to visit, sometimes it's nice to step off the beaten path and adventure through some lesser-known areas of the city. These Toronto hidden places are tucked away from tourists and are perfect for people on the hunt for hidden gems.

If you're looking for something a little different, take a trip to these Toronto locations. From concealed bars to gravity-defying rooms, exploring has never been so exciting! You'll want to keep these places on the down-low so you can keep sneaking back. You won't find long lines or huge crowds at these hidden spots around the city. Plus, many of them are free to check out, unlike many busy tourist attractions.

Plan an awesome secret date or a hangout with friends at these undercover gems. If you love exploring, you can also journey to some lesser-known places around Ontario. It's always nice to see something new and out of the ordinary.

Cloak Bar

Price: 💸💸-💸💸💸

Cuisine: Small plates, cocktails

Address: 488 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This speak-easy inspired bar is tricky to find. You have to take a hidden stairwell and search behind a velvet curtain to find it, but it's worth the hunt. 


Price: $22.15 - $32.49 per person

Address: 1 Austin Ter., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore a secret 800 ft tunnel beneath Casa Loma which reveals a dark side of Toronto and tells stories of The Depression, The Plague, and more.


Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

Price: Free

Address: 89 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Toronto Reference Library is home to a massive, and quite secret, collection of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who wrote Sherlock Holmes. The library has an entire Sherlock-themed room dedicated to the collection that you can visit.


Rainbow Tunnel

Price: Free

Address: East Don Trail, North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through this cheerful rainbow tunnel that once belonged to a railway. Now, it's a colourful hidden gem in the city.


Curiosa

Price: Free

Address: 1273 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Harry Potter lovers will want to explore this whimsical shop filled with all sorts of magical items. The inside will give you major Diagon Alley vibes.


Vog Vault

Price: Free

Address: 686 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This old bank building has been transformed into a unique gravity-defying shoe store, where you can shop and hang out on the ceiling too!

 


Guild Park 

Price: Free

Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic park is home to stunning gardens and incredible sculptures. Wander through serene nature and gaze upon impressive architecture you wouldn't have imagined finding in Toronto.



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