Sometimes you want to go places, but none of your friends want to go. Maybe you and your friends have conflicting schedules. Maybe you don't have many friends. There's nothing to be ashamed of and there's absolutely no reason for you to hold back and miss out on things just because no one will go with you.
Going to places solo gives you the chance to think without being interrupted and enjoy your own company. Museums and art galleries are great because you don't need to socialize to enjoy them. Sometimes you just need to spend a little time in solitude.
1. Toronto Reference Library
Why not spend some alone time catching up on some new novels or books? Or perhaps get some studying done? Maybe some writing? You can even get some sick pictures of the interior of the building for your Instagram. No matter what you choose to do here, the library is an awesome place to spend alone, because you don't have to spend money on coffee or food.
2. Scarborough Bluffer's Park
The Bluffs stretch about 15 kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario, and they're absolutely astonishing. Whether you decide to chill out at the beach or find your own little cove under some trees, the Bluffs are a wonderful place to spend alone. It's a little bit of a trek from the core of the city, but it's definitely worth the visit.
3. Royal Ontario Museum
Embark on a historical journey at the ROM. Admission is free to post-secondary students every Tuesday (don't forget to bring your student ID). They even have the Pompeii exhibition on right now!
4. Art Gallery of Ontario
Admire some amazing art at the AGO. Whether you're looking for some inspiration or just looking for something fun to do, you'll surely enjoy your visit here. The best part of going to galleries alone is being able to take your time admiring things you like and going at your own pace. Admission is free Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 P.M.
5. Gardiner Museum
Is ceramic art your kind of thing? The Gardiner Museum is also known as Canada’s national ceramics museum. It's free to post-secondary students every Tuesday (don't forget to bring your student ID).
6. Aga Khan Museum
Delve into Islamic arts and culture at the Aga Khan Museum. The museum is fairly new to the city, and if you haven't been yet, you should definitely check it out. You might've already seen the exterior of the building through your friends' Instagram photos (ain't it pretty?). Admission is free every Wednesday from 4 to 8 P.M.
7. Allan Gardens Conservatory
Bask in the sights and smells of all the magnificent exotic plants at this botanical beauty. There are six greenhouses with an area of over 16,000 square feet. You could probably spend hours walking around in here. The conservatory is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. everyday.