Lonely Planet’s top 10 Toronto hotspots
Hockey Hall Of Fame
Inside an ornate, gray stone rococo Bank of Montréal building (c 1885), this shrine to the great game gives hockey fans everything they could possibly want. Check out the collection of Texas Chainsaw Massacre-esque goalkeeping masks, attempt to stop Wayne Gretzky's virtual shot or have your photo taken with hockey's biggest prize - the hefty Stanley Cup. Even visitors unfamiliar with this superfast, ultraviolent sport will be impressed with the interactive multimedia exhibits and nostalgic hockey memorabilia and might begin to comprehend Canada's passion for hockey.
Art Gallery Of Ontario
The AGO's art collections are excellent and extensive. Unless you have a lot of stamina, you will need more than one trip to take it all in. The AGO's continually expanding collection includes Australian Aboriginal art and a huge photographic collection, rare Québécois religious statuary, First Nations and Inuit carvings and major Canadian works by Emily Carr and the Group of Seven.