Terrific, thrilling, and thriving – simply Toronto!
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and a world leader in areas such as business, finance, technology, entertainment, and culture. Its large population of immigrants from all over the globe has also made Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world – its population speaks more than 160 languages. Canada’s continental gateway and international crossroad offers the perfect setting for a global meeting and guarantees you’re destined to have a fabulous time.
What to see in Toronto?
The CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. With its 553 m, the tower turns into an internationally renowned architectural triumph, world-class entertainment and a must-see attraction. If you are braver you can take part in the Edge Walk adventure – the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk.
Toronto City Hall
Toronto City Hall holds the seat of the municipal government and is the corporate head office for Canada’s largest city. When the City Hall opened, citizens immediately embraced their new landmark. “It is the heart of Toronto’s future. It is the symbol of the new Toronto and we can rejoice in what that means.”
A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire. Casa Loma is a gothic revival style mansion with a garden and is now a historic house museum. Due to its unique architectural character in Toronto, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies, television and wedding ceremonies.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre
In this theatre, leafy plants cascade downward, covering the ceiling in a veil of flora. Nature scenes decorate the walls, making each performance feel like an enchanting garden adventure. They are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world.
Toronto Botanical Garden
The botanical garden has everything from bamboo to banana trees, and offer both an indoor and outdoor experience. You can easily get lost amidst the prized orchids or hyacinths, and wander around the 1910 architectural wonder which displays a wide range of flowers all throughout the year. Admission is free.
What to do in Toronto?
Explore the Harbourfront Centre
Harbourfront Centre is a transformed shipping terminal bustling with things to do. Abandoned warehouses have been altered into theatres, art galleries, and restaurants. There is an urban beach and several small parks that are perfect for some downtime. Access to the area is free.
Experience Toronto Neighborhoods
Discover the city the way locals do, explore each different neighbourhood and its sights and activities. Whether its downtown, the historic old town, trendy westside or the cultural and eclectic midtown. Each district has a unique atmosphere and plenty must-sees!
Enjoy Shopping at Kensington Market
The Kensington Market area is a maze of narrow streets and alleys, many of which are lined with brightly-colored Victorian houses. Today the neighborhood is one of Toronto’s most diverse areas. You’ll find food, vintage clothes shops, cafes and the last Sunday of every month, there is an actual market with lively street performances.
Pick a Walking Tour
Walking tours are the best way to see and explore any city. There are several companies providing tours for free in Toronto (tips or donations are expected), with multiple tours on offer. Tour Guys offer a tour of the Downtown area, an Old History Tour and more. Another option is the Toronto Free Walking Tours taking you through old town Toronto.
Relax at Riverdale Farm
Riverdale Farm is more than 7 acres of green space in downtown Toronto, complete with cows, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals. Visitors can meander the grounds and watch staff do their chores free of charge. Riverdale Farm is a true representation of a rural farm in Ontario.
Go for a Walk in High Park
High Park is the large, centrally located park of Toronto and the perfect place to escape to if you need some green space during your visit. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites in Toronto, over one-third of High Park remains in a natural state. A great way to spend a summer night in Toronto is through some outdoor theatre.