Probably the most popular city in Canada, Toronto is a diverse cultural destination that is highly regarded for its museums, concerts, family entertainment, sports stadiums and craft beers. Visit a gallery, taste aromatic craft beers, enjoy one of its many music festivals or explore Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands in this fun Canadian city.
Toronto has always been a popular international destination. Since the British founded a colony in the 18th century the immigrants have kept coming. Today, nearly three million people live here, with more than 130 languages and dialects spoken in the city. Experience the multicultural diversity of the city in neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy and Kensington Market.
Many attractions are within reach of the well-organized public transport system in Toronto or you can simply explore by foot; follow the PATH, the world largest underground shopping mall with 28 kilometres of underground passages and shops that run underneath downtown Toronto.
Visit historic buildings and cultural exhibitions in Yorkville and the Distillery District. Relax in High Park and Toronto Botanical Garden or try your courage in the 356-meter Edge Walk along the facade of the CN Tower. Experience baseball and football games at the Rogers Centre and get a photo with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Two other attractions not to be missed are the Royal Ontario Museum with its beautiful architecture, Casa Loma and the Art Gallery of Ontario, where you can enjoy excellent art, both local and international. Rummage the fashion stores in the Toronto Eaton Centre or buy fresh food and curios on the St. Lawrence Market. If you’re travelling with the family, don’t miss the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland, which are perfect for outings with the kids.
Winters in Toronto are typically cold, like most of Canada, and while the summers can sometimes get very hot, they’re usually mild and pleasant – perfect for a little stroll in the park. Throughout the year, the Harbour front Centre organizes cultural events including SING!, Toronto Vocal Arts Festival and the Caribbean carnival.
If you’re in Canada then it’d be almost criminal not to make the 90-minute trip to Niagara Falls. Take a trip on Yonge Street, one of the longest roads in the world that runs past Lake Ontario, through the Canadian wilderness, stretching onto Lake Simcoe.
Each year 21 million people visit the city and most countries run direct flights to Toronto International Airport. The location of the city on Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, along with its cultural diversity, only goes a short way to explaining why Toronto is such a popular destination – if you really want to know, you’d better book your own trip today.