Ontario Real Estate

Relocating to Ontario?

Angela Papassotiriou

Designated Broker

angela.papassotiriou@exprealty.net

Provincial Office
4711 Yonge St
10TH FLR
Toronto, ON M2N 6K8

The east-central province of Ontario is Canada’s second-largest province, housing around 14 million people. Ontario is home to Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, which provides endless restaurants, theatres, concerts, and sporting events for everyone to enjoy. Ontario also offers many national parks with the province’s most popular attraction, Niagara Falls. From urban condos to lakefront properties, Ontario’s real estate is as versatile as its culture and provides a beautiful place to call home.   Read More

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Just Listed Ontario Homes For Sale

New Listing – 4 minutes on Site
$729,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,320
sqft
105 Brookfield Street
Middlesex Centre (Twp), ON N0M1P0
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY, BROKERAGE
New Listing – 19 minutes on Site
$899,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
1,918
sqft
225 Rosebury Way
Mount Hope, ON L0R1W0
Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Signature Realty, Brokerage
New Listing – 24 minutes on Site
$599,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
66 DANAHER DRIVE
Ottawa, ON K2J3S4
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TEAM REALTY
New Listing – 24 minutes on Site
$599,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
14 GEORGE STREET N
Smiths Falls, ON K7A1Y2
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX AFFILIATES REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 24 minutes on Site
$679,999
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
819
sqft
3210 Beach Avenue
Innisfil, ON L9S2K6
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Hallmark BWG Realty Inc. Brokerage
New Listing – 24 minutes on Site
$1,494,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
3719 GORDON MURDOCK ROAD
Osgoode, ON K0A2W0
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY
New Listing – 29 minutes on Site
$1,199,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
4
baths
2,550
sqft
1130 Pond View Road
London, ON N5Z4K4
Listing courtesy of: THE REALTY FIRM INC., BROKERAGE
New Listing – an hour on Site
$2,250,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
4
baths
2,601
sqft
1915 Broad Hollow Gate
Mississauga, ON L5L6A3
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage
New Listing – an hour on Site
$1,599,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
5
baths
3,353
sqft
281 Orkney Street
Caledonia, ON N3W1A9
Listing courtesy of: Right At Home Realty, Brokerage
New Listing – an hour on Site
$305,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,373
sqft
2890 Highway 6 Highway
Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON N0H1W0
Listing courtesy of: RON HOPPER REAL ESTATE LTD Brokerage
New Listing – an hour on Site
$949,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
7
beds
2
baths
1,270
sqft
37 Orchard Mill Crescent
Kitchener, ON N2P1T2
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
New Listing – an hour on Site
$1,399,990
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
3
baths
1,470
sqft
40 Kevin Crescent
Essa Township, ON L0L2N0
Listing courtesy of: EXP Realty Brokerage
New Listing – an hour on Site
$1,350,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
2,025
sqft
317709 Highway 6&Amp;10
Owen Sound, ON N4K5N6
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE RCR REALTY Brokerage (Flesherton)
New Listing – an hour on Site
$450,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
870
sqft
34 Queen Street
Langton, ON N0E1G0
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TRI-COUNTY REALTY INC. BROKERAGE
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,100
sqft
1023 South Kahshe Lake Road
Kilworthy, ON P0E1G0
Listing courtesy of: EXP Realty Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$849,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
1,000
sqft
102 Afton Avenue
Welland, ON L3B1V9
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty Inc., Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$529,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
370 DONOGHUE ROAD
Oxford Mills, ON K0G1S0
Listing courtesy of: 3.5 REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$375,000
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
1
bed
1
bath
134 YORK STREET UNIT#206
Ottawa, ON K1N1K8
Listing courtesy of: EXIT REALTY MATRIX
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$829,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
1,296
sqft
909 5250 LAKESHORE Road
Burlington, ON L7L5L2
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
4
baths
916 COMO CRESCENT
Orleans, ON K4A3Z7
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
1,779
sqft
2040 Shore Road
London, ON N6K0G3
Listing courtesy of: TEAM GLASSER REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$729,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,058
sqft
2261 Inglewood Road
Peterborough, ON K9K2G3
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY REALTY, BROKERAGE
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$750,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
1,700
sqft
387 Paisley Road
Guelph, ON N1H2R2
Listing courtesy of: Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$2,200,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
520 Goose Cap Crescent
Barrie Island, ON P0P1H0
Listing courtesy of: J. A. ROLSTON LTD. REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$999,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
2,122
sqft
194 ROWNTREE Drive
Hamilton, ON L8W2N7
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$899,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,420
sqft
18 Bluehaven Drive
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L1T0
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brokerage
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$699,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,308
sqft
8 Manhattan Circle
Cambridge, ON N3C0C4
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY FAISAL SUSIWALA REALTY
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$749,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,034
sqft
58 Burns Drive
Guelph, ON N1H6V9
Listing courtesy of: PROMOVE REALTY BROKERAGE INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$649,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,100
sqft
80 Melinda Crescent
Barrie, ON L4N5G6
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Crosstown Realty Inc. Brokerage
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$899,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
750
sqft
6 Spur 4
Trent Lakes, ON K0L1J0
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL HERITAGE REALTY LTD. – KL162
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,338,800
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
2,099
sqft
194 Squire Crescent
Oakville, ON L6H0L6
Listing courtesy of: Real Broker Ontario Ltd.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$469,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
768
sqft
233 Grand Avenue
London, ON N6C1M6
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 FIRST CANADIAN CORP., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$289,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,134
sqft
27 Queen Street
Forest, ON N0N1J0
Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS LIFESTYLES REALTY, BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$549,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
802
sqft
116 Niagara Falls Road
Thorold, ON L2V1H5
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX NIAGARA REALTY LTD.BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,349,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
2
baths
20 St. Clair Gardens
Toronto, ON M6E3V4
Listing courtesy of: SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$999,000
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
121 Prescott #10
Toronto, ON M6N3G8
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$599,999
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
3939 Duke Of York Boulevard #3103
Mississauga, ON L5B4N2
Listing courtesy of: CITYSCAPE REAL ESTATE LTD.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$1,400,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
4
baths
377 MADISON AVENUE
Ottawa, ON K2A0B6
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TEAM REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$550,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
114 JOHN STREET S
Arnprior, ON K7S2P9
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TEAM REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$265,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
715
sqft
2189 Dundas Street
London, ON N5V1H3
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX CENTRE CITY REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$599,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
3377 GENDRON ROAD
Clarence-Rockland, ON K0A2A0
Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS INTEGRITY REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$349,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
1
bed
1
bath
1308 THAMES STREET UNIT#202
Ottawa, ON K1Z7N4
Listing courtesy of: THE AGENCY OTTAWA
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$399,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
408 GARDEN GLEN PRIVATE
Ottawa, ON K2G1H1
Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER SARAZEN REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$525,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
3 MEIKLE DRIVE
Maitland, ON K0E1P0
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$749,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
5 RIVER RIDGE CRESCENT
Arnprior, ON K7S3W1
Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER VALLEY WIDE REAL ESTATE LTD
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$549,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,069
sqft
815 11th Street
Owen Sound, ON N4K3T4
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX GREY BRUCE REALTY INC Brokerage (OS)
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$549,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
951 West Shore
Pelee Island, ON N0R1M0
Listing courtesy of: EXCEL REALTY CORP. (1996) – 238
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$650,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,056
sqft
352 Emery Street
London, ON N6C2E5
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX CENTRE CITY REALTY INC.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$1,499,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
2,420
sqft
5524 Sideroad 30
Utopia, ON L0M1T0
Listing courtesy of: Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$1,049,500
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
2
baths
1,033
sqft
1312 Tiny Beaches Road
Tiny, ON L9M0H3
Listing courtesy of: Revel Realty Inc., Brokerage (Unit A)
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$614,999
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
1,627
sqft
865 Fairbairn Street
Peterborough, ON K9H6C2
Listing courtesy of: Century 21 United Realty Inc. Brokerage 544
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$1,799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
3
baths
530 Mathewman Crescent
Burlington, ON L7L5S6
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES LTD.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$629,000
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
530 Lolita Gardens #1805
Mississauga, ON L5A3T2
Listing courtesy of: FAIRSQUARE GROUP REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$899,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
8 Drummond Street #404
Toronto, ON M8V1Y8
Listing courtesy of: P2 REALTY INC.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$888,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
2945 Thomas Street #64
Mississauga, ON L5M6C1
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX REAL ESTATE CENTRE INC.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$1,195,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
1812 Burnhamthorpe Road #120
Mississauga, ON L4X0A3
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$599,888
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
1001 Cedarglen Gate #306
Mississauga, ON L5C4R2
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE REALTY
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$3,399,995
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
258 Cairncroft Road
Oakville, ON L6J4M3
Listing courtesy of: HOMELIFE NEW WORLD REALTY INC.
New Listing – 4 hours on Site
$699,000
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
1105 Leger Way #230
Milton, ON L9E1K7
Listing courtesy of: CLOUD REALTY

About Ontario

Ontario is a stunning province with a lot to offer to both visitors and potential residents. Located in the east-central part of the country, it is the second-largest province in Canada and has a diverse population of over 14.7 million people. With its beautiful panoramic views and breathtaking landscapes to explore, Ontario’s natural beauty is a huge asset for those looking for a new place to call home in the region. If you are considering investing in Ontario real estate, keep reading below to learn more about all this part of Canada has to offer.

Ontario is Canada’s economic engine and a world-famous cultural hub with an abundance of things to do and events to attend all year round. The province is frequently divided into two areas: the South and the North. The majority of the population is living in Toronto and the southernmost region of the province. The Northern area is thinly populated, mainly due to its harsh winters and heavily forested territories.

Ontario is the ultimate destination for nature lovers in Canada. The province is one of the most biodiverse areas in the country with over 70 million hectares of forest, 250,000 lakes (including four of the five Great Lakes), five national parks, including Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park, around 340 provincial parks, and 295 conservation reserves. Not to mention the province offers one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders: Niagara Falls.

With a land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres, the province is filled with lush forests, majestic waterfalls, scenic trails, and dramatic cliffs. Its rich biodiversity is one thing that makes Ontario a top adventure destination. If you are looking for outdoor activities in Ontario, there is no shortage here. The most popular options include hiking, ziplining, bungee jumping, All Terrain Vehicle experiences, skydiving, boating, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking.

To complement the natural marvels, the province is home of two of the most cosmopolitan cities in Canada: Toronto and Ottawa. Toronto, the largest metropolitan city in the country, is also one of the World’s Safest Cities on the planet and one of The World’s Best Cities. 

Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is another gem in Ontario. The city is a great place to live and explore. Clean, environmentally conscious, not overly crowded, and with a strong reputation of being a quiet and family-oriented place, Ottawa has countless big-city amenities, excellent historical sites, and a welcoming and diverse population.

Living In Ontario

Windsor, ON skyline in Ontario Canada

Life can look very different depending on which part of Ontario you decide to settle in. If you aim to call Toronto your home, you’d probably experience a vibrant, fast-paced, and exciting city life. But if you seek a more calm atmosphere or beautiful rural areas are more to your taste, you’ll find the most charming small-towns in Ontario, including North Bay, Sarnia, Cornwall or Peterborough.

Living costs in Ontario can be high compared to other Canadian provinces, mainly because tax rates can be pretty high there. However, Ontario’s median income is roughly $73,000, which is higher than the Canadian average. 

People from all over the world have come to settle in Ontario, turning the province into a melting pot of communities of different backgrounds, cultures, faiths, and ethnicities. Toronto has an undeniable international quality and a reputation of being a welcoming and friendly place with over 140 spoken languages and dialects! 

Ontario Schools

The school system in Ontario is among Canada’s well-respected ones. The provincial education is publicly funded, providing quality instruction for children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Ontario has 72 school boards, and all students may be enrolled in public, French, or Catholic schools. The province has more than 900 high schools and a post-secondary education built on a system of world-leading institutions. Most of Ontario’s universities are well-ranked and internationally recognized. Queens University, University of Western Ontario, and York University, are among the top colleges.

Ontario’s Climate

The climate in Ontario is considered to be humid continental. The province has warm to hot summers, especially in its Southern region. Winters are considered to be pretty cold, with below-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls. Spring and Autumn tend to be milder, with stable temperatures and more precipitation, especially near the Great Lakes area.

Ontario’s History

Ontario has a rich history that started approximately 11,000 years ago. In those days, the region was inhabited by different Indigenous groups including the Algonquian and the Iroquoian. Everything changed in 1600 with the arrival of the Europeans.

The French explorer Étienne Brûlé was the first to travel around Ontario, followed by Henry Hudson, who claimed the Hudson’s Bay area for Great Britain. After the Seven Years War, from 1756 to 1763, most of Ontario’s territories belonged to the British.  The immigration, and the subsequent conflicts that arose with Quebec and the First Nations, caused a territorial division of the area in Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Québec) under the Constitutional Act of 1791.

In the 19th century, and after many rebellions and conflicts, the Canadas unified. However, until 1867, the parties agreed to a federal union with the other British colonies. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia join Quebec and Ontario, becoming the first provinces of the new Nation of Canada.

How Ontario Got It’s Name

There is no consensus about the origins of the province’s name, but what is known is that it comes from an Indigenous term. Some people believe the area took its name from Lake Ontario, which derives from Ontarí:io, the Huron word for “great lake”. It is also possible that the term Ontario comes from the word skanadario, or “beautiful water” in Iroquoian languages.

Economy In Ontario

Ontario has a strong, mature, and highly diversified economy that has been thriving for many years. It is considered one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces thanks to its contribution of around 38% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Ontario leads in manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, and mining, but the service industry is considered the main economic activity in the province.

The manufacturing industries in Ontario are solid and include automotive, technology, pharmaceuticals, information, and communications. Additionally, the mining industry produces gold, nickel, platinum, and group metals. The province is also the second-largest producer of copper. The agriculture sector has corn, soy, tobacco, and fruits (including grapes for wine). Dairy and cattle farms are typical in the province as well.

The Ontario service industry makes up over 76% of its economy and is responsible for 79% of its healthy employment rates. Business and financial services are significant examples of the service sector in Ontario, along with professional, scientific, technical, and arts and culture services.

Real Estate In Ontario

The housing market in Ontario remains pretty dynamic and competitive despite the challenges the real estate landscape in the area has faced in recent years. This makes the province a great place to consider investing in a property right now. Home buying intentions across Ontario’s main cities are pretty stable, with most dwelling offerings being single-detached homes.

If you dream of being a homeowner in the province, many houses for sale in Ontario are worth checking out. Depending on the city, there are various property styles available to fit different tastes and budgets. That includes single and semi-detached homes, townhouses, condos, and duplexes. The average price for a property is around $600,000.

Ontario’s world-famous attractions and landmarks make the province a magnet for new residents. Families are more prone to investing in larger, more spacious houses in the suburbs of large cities or small towns due to the possibility of working remotely.

Transportation In Ontario

Ontario is a massive province, but its efficient and extensive transit system makes it incredibly easy to get around. Toronto has one of the largest public transit systems in North America and the third-biggest one in the world in terms of passenger usage. Buses, streetcars, and the subway are all great ways to move in the city. In Ottawa, the public transportation network is OC Transpo, operating the city’s bus network and the O-Train light rail system.

Traveling between smaller cities in Ontario is best done by bus, and some of the province’s inter-city bus leading companies are Greyhound and Ontario Northland. You can also travel throughout Ontario by train, with VIA Rail Canada, using water taxis, your car, a bicycle, or by air. The main airports in the province are the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Things to do in Ontario

Ontario is home to so many exciting places that it is an almost never-ending source of exciting things to do any time of the year. Here are some landmarks and destinations in the province that are worth checking out:

  1. Toronto’s CN Tower:
    • The CN Tower has been a local staple in Ontario for over four decades. This engineering marvel of 553 meters offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of Toronto, a glass elevator, and the possibility of dining in a 360° – rotating restaurant. The experience will please everyone in the family.
  2. Niagara Falls:
    • Located at the border of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of nature’s greatest wonders and a world-famous vacation spot you may enjoy at any time! Here you can have year-round adventures, including hiking, having a helicopter ride, ziplining to the falls or taking a Voyage To The Falls boat tour. When the sun settles, you may witness the splendid nightly falls illumination, which happens every night of the year.
  3. Parliament Hill & Buildings:
    • Parliament Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Downtown Ottawa. The 22-acre area is the perfect spot for learning history and admiring the Gothic revival suite of constructions, an architectural jewel of national relevance. The site offers visitors and locals free guided tours of the premises and the possibility to capture unique photos and videos of its buildings and external areas.
  4. Bruce Peninsula National Park:
    • Known for its beautiful scenery and turquoise waters, Bruce Peninsula National Park is the core of UNESCO’s Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve and the ideal place to plan many adventures with friends and family. Hiking, bike-riding, caving, kayaking, camping, boating, scuba-diving, and snorkelling are part of the activities available for visitors. Make sure to visit The Grotto and Flowerpot Island at Fathom Five National Marine Park.
  5. Royal Ontario Museum:
    • The Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada’s top cultural institutions. The place is an essential destination for anyone seeking to learn about arts, culture, and natural history. The museum offers tours, a variety of family-focused activities, performances, workshops, and seasonal events.
  6. Thousand Islands:
    • Thousand Islands is a top tourism destination in North America and a hub for anything outdoor. The 1,864 islands archipelago stretches for 80 kilometres on the Canada-US border, offering visitors an array of unforgettable experiences. You have access to over 30 golf courses and can take a scenic boat tour to majestic castles or paddle to discover tranquil shores and bays. Also, consider a helicopter tour and going hunting for some magnificent sunsets.
  7. Distillery Historic District:
    • This gem in Toronto is a set of Victorian industrial buildings reimagined and transformed into a unique entertainment destination where there’s always something new to do or see. The reclaimed space is home to eclectic shops, art galleries, artisan breweries, seasonal art exhibitions, and delightful culinary options. Visitors can take a historical tour to get an insight into the origins and rich past of this one-of-a-kind place.
  8. National Gallery Of Canada:
    • The National Gallery is a prominent art institution in Canada and a pilgrimage spot for art lovers in North America and worldwide. The museum houses an impressive collection that includes over 90,000 works from around the globe, including paintings by iconic artists such as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Klimt, Monet, El Greco, and many others. They also specialize in Indigenous and Canadian art.
  9. Fort William Historical Park:
    • Fort William Historical Park is a renowned heritage and cultural attraction in Canada, perfect for history enthusiasts of all ages. It offers visitors various outdoor activities, including cycling, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Looking for a stargazing experience? At the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, both children and adults can have an out-of-this-world adventure. The park has guided tours available year-round, as well as festivals and special events.
  10. Canada’s Wonderland:
    • Located in Vaughan, Canada’s Wonderland is the country’s top amusement park. It is an excellent place to have a date or a family outing at any time of the year. Canada’s Wonderland occupies 330 acres and bears over 200 attractions, including 69 rides (one of them is Leviathan, the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the country) and Splash Work, a 20-acre water park. They also host seasonal events and attractions throughout the year.

Ontario Day Trips

One of the absolute best things about Ontario is the massive internal travelling opportunities for residents and travellers. It doesn’t matter where you decide to settle; there will always be a fantastic place to explore for just a day without exhausting planning or high money spending.

  1. From Ottawa to Kingston
    • Kingston is located only 2 hours away from Ottawa by car, making it the best place for a day trip. The eclectic city is home to about 185,000 people, and offers a perfect balance between traditional and modern. Make sure to visit Canada’s Penitentiary Museum or Fort Henry National Historic Site if you seek a rich cultural experience. Lemoine Point Conservation Area and Lake Ontario Park for scenic trails, spectacular views and an array of family-friendly outdoor activities. 
  2. From London to Hamilton:
    • Hamilton, ON is known as the “Waterfall Capital of the World,” making it a day-trip-worthy destination. Located 1 hour and 20 minutes from London, the town has tons of fun things to do, including over 100 waterfalls you can visit. Make sure to explore the conservation areas and historical sites, such as the famous Dundurn Castle, and several options for nature and park lovers, including Gage Park and Bayfront Park.
  3. From Toronto to Kitchener:
    • One of Ontario’s most beautiful small towns is only 1 hour and 46 minutes away from Toronto. Kitchener is filled with a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions you may enjoy in just a day, so get ready. Looking for some fresh air? Explore nature and wildlife areas such as Huron Natural Area. For a cultural experience, discover the city’s best museums and historic sites or make arrangements to participate in its renowned Oktoberfest, celebrated each year between September and October. The festival is considered the biggest one outside of Germany.
  4. From Hamilton to Niagara Falls:
    • With a population of 88,000 people, the small and vibrant city of Niagara Falls makes a beautiful day trip from Hamilton and other nearby towns. The home of iconic Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most impressive natural destinations, is only 52 minutes away by car. Here you’ll have the possibility of enjoying the falls from many different perspectives. You can take the Maid of the Mist cruise, make the Journey Behind The Falls excursion, or climb to the Skylon Tower to catch incredible panoramic views of the three waterfalls. Other activities, including zipline and helicopter rides, are also available.