If you’re looking for fun, adventure, and culture, then look no further than Toronto’s nightlife.

While there are tons of fun daytime activities to try, the best attractions and events happen after sunset.

Toronto has something for everyone!

Dance the night away at a concert, try all the beers on a pub crawl, or learn about the ghosts that haunt these streets.

Feel free to stay awhile because you’ll never get bored in Toronto.

We’ve checked hundred of attractions at night in Toronto and found the following fun things to do.

1. Niagara Falls Evening Lights 

Niagara Falls is the Las Vegas of Canada.

Besides the giant horseshoe waterfall, there are casinos, clubs, bars, and neon lights.

First, enjoy a 3-course dinner overlooking the falls.

Then, watch the colorful illuminated lights show dance on the water.

You’ll have an up close and personal view of the falls from a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat.

It can get misty down there, so you might want to purchase a plastic poncho!

If you want to stay there for the night, check our guide on the Best Hotels With Niagara Falls Views & Hot Tubs In Room.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Address: 5400 Robinson St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7T8, Canada

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2. Pub Crawl

It wouldn’t be a night out in Toronto if you didn’t experience the variety of local and imported beers available.

For the best experience, book a pub guide and get to know Toronto’s cultural center.

Visit pubs with over 50 beers on tap, then try out one of Toronto’s legendary rooftop bars.

Learn about Toronto’s rich history in beer brewing and see the most notable sights.

There are various tours for whiskeys, cocktail bars and breweries.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Tour Times: after 5pm

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3. Haunted Toronto Walking Tour

Toronto is full of dark history and creepy folklore.

Take a tour of the distillery district where people were once hanged, and learn about restaurants that have consistent ghost sightings.

As expected, most tours start after dark.

Your guide is dressed appropriately with a black hooded cape and holding a lamppost.

You might want to bring your friends as it can get very spooky.

There’ll be a small break at the local Mill Street Brewery where you can sample their brews.

If you can handle the fear, this is a perfect outing for your night in Toronto.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Prices: from $28 CAD

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4. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium is a tourist attraction staple for anyone visiting Toronto.

The variety of fish and sea life is extensive as are the gorgeous aquarium displays.

You’ll walk through a number of themed galleries including Dangerous Lagoon, Discovery Centre, and Rainbow Reef.

This is a great place to visit, particularly for families.

Generally, there are less visitors at night so you’ll have more space to see all the sea creatures.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-8pm
  • Prices: From Adults $43; Youth $29; Child $12.50
  • Address: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada

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5. Toronto Food Tours

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and it’s evident in the variety of cuisines available downtown.

Sign up for a walking food tour of the neighborhood of your choice, and be immediately immersed in that area’s culture.

From Greektown, to Chinatown, to Little India, the list of cultural cuisines is endless.

You’ll learn about the history of the area, recommended restaurants and best places for drinks.

Or for something different, try a dinner cruise!

Duration: 2-6 hours

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6. Evening Toronto Cruises

If you’re feeling a romantic night out with your partner, then look no further than an evening cruise down at the harbor front.

There are a variety of cruise lines to chose from.

Most will take you on a tour of Toronto Island to see the skyline sparkle at night.

Enjoy a gourmet dinner with some champagne as you slow dance under the stars.

There are even tall ship cruises if you want something more unique.

Cruising around Toronto at night is the perfect option for romantic occasions.

  • Departure Times: after 6pm
  • Prices: from $37 CAD
  • Duration: 2-4 hours

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7. The CN Tower

At the top of most Toronto to-do guides is visiting the CN Tower.

During the day, the sights are impressive, but nothing compares to seeing the city below at night.

Enjoy a steak at the 360 Restaurant as the city lights dance and dazzle below.

Head over to the Glass Floor to test your fear of heights.

Or, go up to the SkyPod, the highest observation deck in CN Tower, and relish in the view.

The CN Tower is perfect for a night you won’t forget. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: from Adults $40 CAD; Youth $27 CAD; Child $14 CAD
  • Address: 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada

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8. Toronto Chinatown

Like many popular cities around the world, Toronto has a lively Chinatown.

If you want authentic Asian food, this is the place to visit at night.

Try dumplings, noodle soups, and unique desserts.

Besides great food, you’ll come across kareoke bars, Asian groceries, and souvenir stores. 

During Chinese New Year and festivals, there’ll be dancing dragons.

  • Opening Hours: Restaurants open daily til late.
  • Address: Chinatown, Toronto

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9. Live Music

Toronto has no shortage of musical talent, and venues to enjoy that talent at.

For big-name headliners, you can check out the Air Canada Centre and The Rogers Centre

But for a more local, authentic Toronto experience, check out Horseshoe Tavern or The Phoenix.

Both are well known venues in the indie music scene.

For a cozy night of live jazz music, try The Rex or The Reservoir.

And if you feel like dancing, check out Lula Lounge for live Latin music and salsa dancing- there are even salsa lessons on Friday and Saturday nights!


10. After-Hours Clubs in Toronto

Sometimes when the bars close, you aren’t quite ready to end the party and go home.

Instead, check out one of the numerous after-hours bars downtown.

While the legalities of serving alcohol after 2AM are fuzzy, there are a ton of well known spots that never get shut down.

Before deciding on a venue, you may want to join a drinks tour to get some insights from a guide.

Opening hours will vary for different nightclubs.

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11. iFly Toronto: Indoor Skydiving

How do you feel about jumping out of a plane?

If you’ve thought about it but are just too chicken, then iFly Toronto is the place for you.

It’s 100% safe to free-fall in this wind tunnel, and it gives you a taste of what actual skydiving would feel like.

On arrival, you’ll get a full orientation and instruction of how to fly.

This includes all equipment necessary, and then 2 flights per person.

In the simulated fall, you’re taught how to hold your body and how to conquer your fear.

This evening activity is perfect for families, solo flyers, and groups!

  • Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9am-6pm; Wednesday & Friday 9am-9pm; Weekends 9am-9pm
  • Prices: from $72 CAD
  • Address: 2007 Winston Park Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 6P5, Canada

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12. Nerd Nite Toronto

Toronto has multiple universities and colleges, so naturally the city is busting with intellects and knowledge-enthusiasts.

Nerd Nite happens once a month, and anyone with an interest in the chosen topics can come watch presentations and lectures on these topics.

Previous topics included the history of pirates, dark energy, and the intelligence of cephalopods.

Enjoy a cold brew while you learn obscure and fascinating things about the universe.

It’s the night for nerds to take over and intellects to meet their people.

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13. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Toronto

Travel back in time and see an action packed Jousting tournament between armoured knights.

Feast on a four course dinner while watching 2 hours of entertaining battles in the Grand Ceremonial Arena.

Cheer on the victors and join the crowd roaring for more battles like in the Medieval times. 

Doors open 90 minutes before the actual show so arrive early and prepare yourself for an enthralling night.

  • Start Times: 4:30pm or 7:30pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Prices: Adults $68 CAD; Child $45 CAD
  • Address: 10 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada

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14. Skating at Nathan Philip Square

For a winter night out, you can’t beat skating at Nathan Philip Square as the holiday lights sparkle around you.

Rental skates are available if you don’t have your own.

There are usually food trucks on standby if you need a snack.

Spend the night under the stars, and under the city-lights with your friends and family.

When your legs are tired, or you get too cold, there are dozens of stores to wander through nearby.

Skating on an outdoor rink is a quintessential Canadian experience that should not be missed.

  • Opening Times: Winter months 12pm-7:45[m
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: Adults $10 CAD; Child $5 CAD
  • Address: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1, Canada

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15. Bonfire at Scarborough Bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs are where city folk get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the great outdoors.

In addition to taking a dip in the lake, you can have an evening bonfire under the stars with your friends.

The fire pits are already designated.

You just have to bring your own wood, hot dogs, and camper chairs.

And always put out the fire and clean up any garbage when your night is over.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 24/7
  • Address: 1 Brimley Rd. S, Bluffers Park, Scarborough, ON, Canada

16. Comedy Clubs

Toronto is world renowned for producing some of the funniest comedians around.

From Russell Peters, to Naomi Snieckus, there is no shortage of hilarious talent in the 6ix.

Spend a night at one the many comedy clubs and see some crowd favorites or up-and-comers on stage.

Yuk Yuks and Second City Toronto are especially good.

Open mic nights at comedy clubs are especially fun if you want to try your hand at being a comedian.


These are only some activities and attractions we recommend in Toronto at night.

Perhaps you’ve had some other crazy experiences?

We’d love to hear about your experiences.

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