If you're a Toronto local, you've probably visited the city's popular destinations more times than you can count. If wandering down Graffiti Alley or shopping the streets of Kensington Market just doesn't excite you anymore, then it's time to change things up. The city has so many lesser-known places to explore and things to do. Next time you're in the mood for an adventure, take part in some of these unique Toronto activities for a whole new experience of the city.

Instead of climbing the CN Tower yet again, you can check out some of the other cool attractions Toronto has to offer.

The brand new Kit Kat Chocolatory recently opened in Yorkdale, and you can buy special edition bars and even create your very own custom Kit Kat for an extra delicious treat.

You may have explored Casa Loma, but have you adventured through the hidden underground tunnel beneath the castle? Wander through this secret pathway to discover a whole other side of the palace.

The Lockhart is every magic lover's dream come true, and you can sip some unique wizard-inspired cocktails for an enchanting evening.

Step off the beaten track and explore some of these unique things to do around Toronto!

Visit Tchotchke House

Price: Free

Address: 37 Bertmount Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This unusual Toronto home will catch your eye from miles away. The entire exterior is decked out with tons of dolls, plushies, and other toys. 


Smell the Flowers at Winter Garden Flower Show 

Price: Free

When: December 1, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Address: Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Step into this garden oasis to see stunning winter blooms. With festive displays, poinsettias, and more. You'll want to stay in this wintery garden all season long.


Make Your Own Chocolate Bar at Kit Kat Chocolatory

Price: $8+

Address: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St., Unit #615, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Live out your Willy Wonka dreams by visiting this unique Kit Kat chocolate store. Indulge in exclusive flavours and create your very own custom bar.


Snap a Photo at Vog Vault

Price: Free

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

Why You Need To Go: This shoe store occupies an old bank vault and features an anti-gravity room where you can snap some upside-down pics.


Relax at Bamboo Garden 

Price: Free

Address: 160 College St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The University of Toronto is home to a mini bamboo forest, and you can imagine you've been whisked away to somewhere tropical as you relax beneath the leaves. 


Solve a Crime at Mysteriously Yours 

Price: $79 - $163 per person

When: Check the calendar for dates

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: It's up to you to figure out whodunnit! This interactive murder mystery experience will have you trying to solve the crime before the night is over.


Go Underground at Casa Loma Tunnel 

Price: $32.49 per adult (included in general admission)

Address: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: See a whole new side of Casa Loma as you explore beneath the castle walls. The dark underground tunnels reveal tales of the Depression, Prohibition, and more.


Take Selfies at The 7 To

Price: Free

Address: 176 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The 7 To refers to the 7th floor of Hudson's Bay, where tons of Instagrammable pop-ups take place. These ever-changing installations are always fun to check out.


Become a Wizard at The Lockhart

Price: $4+, depending on food item

Address: 1479 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Visit this Harry Potter-inspired bar for a truly magical experience. You can enjoy all sorts of wizard-themed cocktails in this cozy venue. 


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