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About Toronto

Canada’s largest city lies on the north shore of Lake Ontario and has a diverse range of attractions including amazing museums and stylish bars. The cosmopolitan nature of the city means you'll feel right at home whenever you choose to visit.

Food and drink

Toronto’s cuisine is as varied as the city though fresh seafood dishes are very common and it is a good opportunity to try some oysters as they are popular here. For country specialities you only need look out for the signs to Greektown, Little India, Little Italy and bustling downtown Chinatown; whether you are looking for a three-course gourmet option or a quick, tasty snack you are certain to find something to please your appetite. During the day do what locals do and rest with a coffee in one of the numerous cafés.

Shopping

There are fantastic shopping opportunities in Toronto with more and more retailers flocking to the city. Queen Street West is heaven for those who love the cool and quirky. Along Bloor Street sits every top designer name you can think of; Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada and Cartier all within footsteps of each other.

In Kensington Avenue the whole street is like an open-air market with clothes racks lined up on the pavements, and behind the racks are vintage boutiques, collectables and gift shops. Situated in Downtown Toronto, the Eaton Centre is like a city in itself with five floors of over 300 shops and restaurants vying for attention including the world’s largest Sears.

Things to see and do

  • CN Tower - Marvel at the world’s tallest free-standing building at 1, 815 feet. From the observation deck it is worth waiting to witness the stunning sunset views.
  • Harbourfront - Galleries, boutiques and restaurants line the waterfront promenade. Live bands and events are held regularly at the Harbourfront Centre.
  • Toronto Islands - Reached by a short ferry ride, these 600-acre islands offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline and Lake Ontario. Blue Flag beaches, water activities and an amusement park are found here.
  • Royal Ontario Museum - Dinosaur exhibits and a unique bat cave are part of the museum’s highlights.
  • Take some time out to explore Toronto Zoo, spread over 700 acres and divided into geographic regions it can be enjoyed by all ages, and there’s an African savannah safari.
  • Visit the Ice hockey hall of fame or take in a game of Canada's national sport. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the city's premier team.
  • Take a trip to the iconic Niagara Falls and marvel at the thundering waters of this Canadian treasure. Get up close and get wet with a boat ride to the base of the falls for a truly memorable photograph.

Toronto Blog posts

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27th December 2020 by PommieTravels

The best places to visit on your first time in Canada

If you’re a nature lover then you’ll love Canada, with its beautiful landscapes, glaciers, lakes and national parks. Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia, so it can be difficult to know where to visit as a first-timer. Of course you’ll want to try the typical Canadian foods such as poutine and Canadian bacon, and you’ll definitely want to get out into nature and see the wildlife such as moose and bison. But where should you go? In the article below we’ll list...

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21st January 2021 by Urban Travel Blog

Long Weekend: Toronto

Sitting on Lake Ontario, Toronto’s skyscrapers, neighbourhoods and natural beauty form the backdrop for a potpourri of cultures. Rachel Lissner reveals the best of the city, from the Caribbean festivals to the Japanese rockabilly bars… You’ve seen it in movies as New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and even Moscow, but it’s not just Toronto’s appearance that is diverse: nearly 50% of residents living in Canada’s largest city were born outside… The post Long Weekend: Toronto......

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21st January 2021 by Urban Travel Blog

Secret Seven: Toronto

So you’ve dangled yourself off the CN Tower, checked out the city’s best art galleries and shopped yourself silly at the Toronto Eaton Centre… maybe you’ve even caught a classic game of Canadian ice hockey, and done the essential day trip to Niagara Falls… but what next??? As always with our series of Secret Sevens, this is where we lay down some original ideas to spice up your weekend breaks in the world’s best cities. Perfect for those staying for longer, or visiting for a second...

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2nd March 2021 by Andy

Which of the worlds cities are the safest to travel to?

Is it on the top of your list to enjoy one of the world’s safest cities for your next holiday? In terms of digital security, health services, general infrastructure and low crime rates, the following cities come out on top. As an extra bonus, they’re also packed full of exciting sights, adventures and cultural activities for tourists.Tokyo, JapanAlthough it’s the world’s most populated metropolis, Tokyo is one of the safest cities in terms of low crime rates and superior...

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