Toronto ( YYZ )
City Guide, Tornoto
Canada's biggest city, Toronto is the capital of Ontario (ON) and is a lively and exciting metropolis. Toronto is a major economic center and home to many impressive skyscrapers and spectacular buildings, with are centered around Toronto's organized downtown gridwork. It is the most ethnically-diverse city in the world according to the U.N. and offers much to attract any visitor. Besides the harsh winters, Toronto is one of the best places to live in the world. Perhaps its most well known landmark is the CN Tower - the world's third tallest free-standing structure.
Toronto is an appealing Canadian city and comes with a series of noteworthy landmarks and tourist attractions, a number of which will quickly become familiar sights and useful reference points, as you get your bearings of the city's layout.
Once the world's tallest free-standing structure for more than 30 years and dating back to 1976, the CN Tower resides within downtown Toronto, where it serves as both an observation and communications tower. This attraction has become an integral part of the city's skyline and a major tourist magnet, drawing in excess of two million visitors every year.
Further landmarks in the city include the Casa Loma, an unusual fortified Hill House built between the years of 1911 and 1914. Now serving as a museum-type attraction, the Casa Loma was designed by local Canadian architect Edward James Lennox, who was responsible for designing more than 70 of the city's buildings. Those still standing today include the King Edward Hotel, the Massey Mausoleum, St. Paul's Anglican Church, the Toronto Athletic Club and the Old City Hall, the latter of which now functions as the provincial court house and opened in 1899, after some ten years' worth of construction.
The New City Hall is also quite eye-catching, with its modern curving architecture gracing Nathan Phillips Square, next to the Financial District and close to Queen Station. Both the Harbor front and Ontario Place continue to draw tourists in large numbers as well.
Culture and entertainment
The city of Toronto is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. Toronto is home to many of the area's sports franchises, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC. Two of the city's major sports venues, the Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre are and the Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field are some of the few. The Toronto Entertainment District is home to world renowned theatres, performing arts centers, boasts four major league sports teams at their home venues, an array of cultural and family attractions, and is home to Canada's Walk of Fame.
Food and drink
The cuisine of Toronto reflects Toronto's size and multicultural diversity. Different ethnic neighborhoods throughout the city focus on specific cuisines, such as authentic Chinese and Vietnamese found in the city's six Chinatowns, Korean in Koreatown, Greek on The Danforth, Italian cuisine in Little Italy and Corso Italia, and Indian in Little India. Numerous other world cuisines are available throughout the city, including Portuguese, Hungarian, Japanese, and Caribbean. Toronto's large Jewish population has also ensured a variety of Jewish restaurants and delis, with varying adherence to kosher rules. In addition to ethnic cuisines, Toronto is also home to many fine dining establishments and chain restaurants ranging from fast food to casual or upscale dining.
Toronto shopping is fantastic, whether you're looking for retro bargain finds or upscale couture. Planning ahead to visit the best Toronto shopping locations during your trip will give you more time to spend shopping for exactly what interests you most. No matter what your budget is or what your favorite things to buy are, you're sure to enjoy at least one of the following locations:
Toronto Eaton Centre: If architectural beauty is just as essential to your experience as the shopping itself, you'll regret not stopping by the Toronto Eaton Centre. The fourth-largest mall in all of Canada, Toronto Eaton Centre has over 1.7 million square feet of stores and gorgeous skylights that make shopping inside the center almost as pleasant as spending the day outside--or perhaps even more so, when the weather gets chilly.
St. Lawrence Market: Head to Old Town Toronto near downtown at Jarvis Street and Front Street. A more relaxed atmosphere than the mall in a beautiful historical location makes shopping at St. Lawrence Market the perfect alternative for those who prefer boutiques, fresh goods and antiques. You'll have over 120 vendors and shops from which to choose.
Chinatown: If you're looking for shopping in Toronto, you won't want to miss your chance to visit the one of the largest Chinatowns in North America. Asian dining and shopping are the highlights of the area, which is located near downtown Toronto. You can also find great deals on clothing. Prices are fairly cheap, unless you want to take home one of the larger pieces of Chinese and Asian-style sculptures or furnishings.
|Address:||Suite 1912 - 365 Bloor Street East, M4W 3L4,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Canada
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