What to Do around The Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport
Collected by Westin AFAR
The Toronto Airport area is at the crossroads between city and country, lakes and forests, modernity and history. It's the perfect starting point for our journey of discovery and exploration in this diverse, cultural hub on the shores of Lake Ontario.
64 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7, Canada
I don't know of many places where you can grab a coffee, read a magazine, pull a pint, flip a tractor tire, swing a sledgehammer, and finish off with an organic wheatgrass and kale smoothie, but then I don't know many other places like the...
555 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L2, Canada
Cue the bugle: ascending arpeggio echoing across an open expanse on a spring afternoon. Cue the announcer: “they’re off!” It doesn’t matter whether you’re a horse-lover or gambler or not; once those horses roar out of the starting gate, you’ll be...
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
Whether it’s actually true or a myth that Canadians love to believe, there is something about the national psyche that insists that we are a function of our environment, a part of nature itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in a Canadian icon...
61 Claireville Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5Z7, Canada
It’s an eye-catching landmark right on the main drag for airport regulars, and it’s the starting point for a very different sort of journey—one to which, surprisingly, all voyagers are invited. It is an architectural wonder, this multi-turreted...
249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3A1, Canada
The Dakota Tavern is Ossington Avenue's infamous subterranean saloon, an open concept rock bar with glowing skulls mounted on the wall, barn doors leading nowhere, and high-backed whiskey barrel stools surrounding the old oak bar. The Dakota has...
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8, Canada
A local and worthy entertainment destination is the Living Arts Centre in nearby Mississauga. Opened in 1997, this performance venue is actually a one-stop cultural go-to spot. Hammerson Hall is a concert theater with seating for 1300 and hosts...
12 Stavebank Rd, Mississauga, ON L5G 2T4, Canada
Your back strains from the effort, and the muscles of your arms are ropey. But you’re loving every minute of deep sea fishing on Lake Ontario. You feel like the protagonist in a Hemingway novel. Port Credit is ground zero on this end of the lake...
655 Dixon Rd #28, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3, Canada
Warm up on a cold day at the Asian-inspired Zen Spa with a long pre-massage session in the steam room and pool. Top travel tip? If you’re feeling exhausted, head for a spa and you’ll feel like new again afterwards. Try the signature massage here,...
205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7, Canada
You have to be both a bit of an adventurer and a person with faith to discover the Humber Arboretum in a lush valley a few kilometres north of the airport strip. Humber is a large college campus and the acres of parking lots, towering academic...
9 Wellington St E, Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1, Canada
Fascinating and well-maintained gallery and museum which looks at Canadian life through a local lens. Exhibits span textiles, Inuit art, personal immigration stories of local residents, and even a Titanic exhibition. Plenty of rainy day fun for...
4500 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 1V7, Canada
Get out of the rain and into a kids' paradise at this 18,000-square-foot indoor playground. Kids aged up to 12 can run and play to their hearts' content in the Adventure Challenge room, which is packed with tunnels, slides, tubes, and three ball...
500 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6K5, Canada
Remember those great days when you were a kid? The fall fair? Merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels, special treats and special games? Woodbine Centre is home to Fantasy Fair—a fall fair that runs rain or shine, a seasonal celebration all year long....
99 Rathburn Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 4C1, Canada
There should be some kind of disclaimer that you have to sign before you ever bring the family—or your buddies—to Playdium. “Enter here,” it should say, “and you may never leave.” Do the math. Eleven acres outside feature bungee trampoline,...
8742 Claireville Conservation Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 0B3, Canada
There is concrete to the north of you, highways to the south. A procession of transport trucks roars to the east while apartments stab the sky to the west. But it is relatively quiet here. A low thrum from the traffic is present for sure, but the...
195 Galaxy Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6R7, Canada
If you play a round at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club, don't be surprised if you flub a few strokes at first. There's something about the thundering sound of a jet engine and the view of a commercial airliner so close you could almost touch it that...
7855 Finch Ave W, Brampton, ON L6T 0B2, Canada
Wild Water Kingdom is a literal oasis on a hot summer afternoon. Take little ones to play at the Dolphin Bay water playground, or supervise older tots at the wave pool. Race someone on the waterslides—thrill seekers should make a beeline for the...