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Toronto From a Distance: Virtual Attraction Tour

April 15, 2020 By CityPASS

Toronto is a dynamic metropolis, with vibrant neighborhoods and fascinating cultural attractions. While you're staying at home for the time being, you can still go on a virtual journey around the city, experiencing wildlife, history, science, amazing views and more.

CN Tower

Canada's most celebrated architectural triumph can't welcome you for in-person views, but you can still catch live views of Toronto with webcams located on the tower roof. Stay connected on social media for engineering experiments and building challenges.

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada virtually and find live events each weekday, such as story times, animal feedings, and animal spotlights. Download fun educational materials for kids of all ages, and definitely don't miss the live streams of sharks and penguins!

Casa Loma

Casa Loma's grand doors may be closed for now, but you can still find inspiration from afar. Follow the landmark castle on Facebook and Instagram for updates and beautiful photos of the Edwardian masterpiece, and look forward to exploring the grand rooms, secret passages and tunnels, towers, exhibits, and stunning gardens in person on your next visit.

Royal Ontario Museum

From dinosaurs to mummies, Chinese architecture to Indigenous objects, and meteorites to precious jewels, Royal Ontario Museum has a world-class collection of art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages, much of it available online. For immersive views into exhibits and collections, visit ROM on Google Arts and Culture; you can even "stroll" through exhibit halls. You'll find fun activities (like making a mummy case!) and a virtual tour on ROM's website.

Toronto Zoo

Follow along on social media for daily animal content! Tune into Facebook live at 1pm daily to get behind-the-scenes with animal keepers, and find adorable animal photos and Q&A stories on Instagram. Listen to the Wild for Life podcast. Find parent resources for at home activities and live virtual learning every Tuesday and Thursday on the zoo's website, where you can learn more about the zoo's conservation mission of saving species and connecting people to wildlife.

Ontario Science Centre

Explore science at home with Ontario Science Centre's online educational resources andet your imagination spark discovery! Have fun with do-it-yourself science experiments led by the Centre's knowledgeable experts. Plus, Ontario Science Centre is bringing the big screen to your living room with free access to three family-friendly educational films until June 15: Dinosaurs Alive!, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs and Wild Ocean. Each film runs for approximately 40 minutes. The best part? Each film comes with a downloadable education guide that includes easy-to-do activities for those who'd like to delve a little deeper into the subject matter.

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