CN Tower 360 Restaurant
*** This is a must do, book a reservation for lunch at the 360 restaurant, go for lunch, and eat while the restaurant rotates 360 degrees. You can see race course below.
You need to make reservations, 416-362-5411
360 is open daily for for lunch and dinner.
*Please note that elevation to 360 Restaurant and the LookOut and Glass Floor Levels (separate ticket required for SkyPod) is complimentary with the purchase of a prix fixe by each guest. 15% gratuity added to groups of 6 or more.
Casa Loma
*** Reasonable to get to distance wise. Plan a full day.
Famous historical landmark in Toronto. Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.
Casa Loma is one of Toronto's top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 350,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually. The unique architecture has also made it a highly desirable location for film, television and photo shoots.
Niagara Falls
*** Normally an hour and a half drive, with the Pan Am driving traffic will be 2 and a half hours so plan a full long day
Famous, towering waterfalls at the boundary of Canada & the United States, with tours & boat ride on the Maid of the Mist.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.
District: The Beaches
*** Close to the Athletes Village
Lots of great shops, a nice area to walk.
Boardwalk along Woodbine Beach is nice to walk along the water. This area is east of the racing area.
The Distillery Historic District
*** Close to the Athletes Village
The Distiller District is a pedestrian-only village, in the restored red brick, Victorian-era buildings of the renowned Gooderham & Worts whiskey distillery.
Home to many of Toronto's hottest designer boutiques, unique cafes, artisan shops, breathtaking art galleries, performance venues and award-winning restaurants.
There is a market every Sunday. there is always something happening at The Distillery live outdoor performances, entertainment, exhibits.
District: Danforth - Greek Town
*** Very easy to get to, just go north from the Athletes Village
Lots of great restaurants, shops to explore.
St. Lawrence Market
*** Relatively close to Athletes Village
Open Monday through Saturday. Big days are Wednesday and Saturday.
Food market, little shops, great place to explore.
District: College Street - Little Italy College Street is a principal arterial thoroughfare in downtown Toronto, connecting former streetcar suburbs in the west with the city centre. The street is home to an ethnically diverse population in the western residential reaches, and institutions like the Ontario Legislature and the University of Toronto in the downtown core. Lots of great restaurants, shops to explore.

Salsa on St. Clair street Festival When: July 4 to July 5
Where: from Winona to Christie Street
an annual FREE celebration of Latin culture that transforms a stretch of St. Clair Avenue West (from Winona Dr. to Christie St.) into Canada’s hottest salsa party featuring live music, dance lessons, Latin food and family fun!
- the 35-day arts & culture festival for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games with 250 events.
When: July 10 to August 15
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, Distillery District to name a few of the locations around Toronto
PANAMANIA will showcase hundreds of arts and musical acts during Pan Am Games
Aboriginal Pavilion
*** Relatively close to the Athletes Village, a must see for Harbourfront as well.
When: July 10 to July 26 and August 07 to August 09
Where: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Fort York National Historic Site's Garrison Common and Harbourfront Centre
a 19 day Indigenous arts, culture, and sports festival featuring performances, family activities, an Artisan and Food Marketplace and much more!
2015 Toronto Summer Music Festival
- The New World The Tenth Anniversary of the Festival pays homage to the Pan Am Games and explores the rise to pre-eminence of American culture in the 20th century.
When: July 16 to August 09
Toronto's Festival of Beer
- a summer tradition in downtown Toronto. Don't miss out on over 300 brands of beer.
When: July 24 to July 26
Where: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place
You have to buy tickets, there are concerts every day. The coolest of cool is the brewmasters sessions.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Nathan Phillips Square
Moved to September this year because of the Pan Am Games