HI-Toronto (Toronto)
Travel Destinations: Ontario, Great Lakes

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76 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M5C2G1

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416 971-4088

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Bicycle Rentals

There's no better way to explore Toronto than on bike, especially with 30 km of new bikeway trails throughout Toronto. We have brand new bikes, helmets, locks and cycling maps available to our guests. Get out there and RIDE!
Mermber price: $10/1h or $35/24h.

Medieval Times tickets

As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

Organized by the hostel

Monday: Walking Tour of Toronto

Every Monday at 2:30pm meet local Torontonian Arnob in the lobby for a three hour tour of Toronto hitting major attractions in the city. Get your walking shoes on and grab your camera!

Tuesday: SteamWhistle Brewery 

Join one of our awesome front desk staff in this amazing afternoon. Soak up the sun on a walk to the Steamwhistle Brewery, and when we are there, you will have a chance to taste Toronto's favourite locally made beer: Steamwhistle! Learn how Canada's Premium Pilsner is made, meet the staff and enjoy samples of this delicious beer. You'll learn why Steam Whistle was designated one of Toronto's 'green buildings' and about our railway history, besides, you get a souvenir in the end! Oh yeah!

Wednesday: Queen Park Tour and Art Gallery of Ontario Tour

In the morning, visit the home of the Ontario Legislative Building, Queens Park, and check out this magnificent structure in a guided free tour. Perfect for history, politics and architecture lovers!
Later in the day, come visit the AGO for free (between 6 pm and 8 pm). It's collection includes over 80 thousand works, spread out some amazing 45 thousand square meters, one of the largest art galleries in North America.

Thursday: Time Machine Historical Tour

Toronto is full of history, from its streetcar tracks to its food markets and buildings. Every Thursday at 1 pm, meet our wonderful volunteer Suzanne for this really cool tour. She will take you on a three hour historical journey of our city, while visiting beautiful landmarks such as the Saint Lawrence Market, Distillery District, the Harbourfront and Financial district.

Friday: Graffiti Bike Tour

Toronto knows its urban art, buzzing with new artists showcasing their drawings all over the city. Join our volunteer on this awesome combination of a biking tour whilst we see some of the coolest street arts Toronto has to offer. If you have your own bike, the tour is free - otherwise, the bike rental for the tour is available at the front desk.

Saturday: Chinatown and Kensington Market Walking Tour

Chinatown does not need any introductions: great food and amazing deals on that souvenir list you need to complete before heading home. Attached to this buzzing neighbourhood is Kensington Market, one of Toronto's most unique and multicultural hoods. Being one of the oldest in the city, it was designated one of Canada's National Historic Sites back in 2006. Don't miss out on this awesome walking tour!

Sunday: Pub Crawl

It wouldn't be a complete hostel experience if you didn't get to try out drinks all over the city! Join us for this pub crawl, make friends, hang out with locals - don't be shy, Torontonians love to chat with travellers!


We are keeping things fresh and changing it up weekly! Various activities range from week to week, depending on what's going on in the city! We plan social games, outings to landmarks, free concerts, sporting games, arts & crafts, pub crawls, baseball games! For an up to date activities schedule please refer to our facebook page.

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