Toronto is the largest and most populated city in Canada. It is vibrant, dynamic and very multicultural. It’s easy to strike up a conversation with people from all over the world. Over 100 languages can be heard!
There is no shortage of things to see and do. If you are in town for a week-end or more, I suggest
The top 5 places to visit:
1- CN Tower
It was the tallest free-standing structure in the world for many years before the Burj Khalifa was built. It offers magnificent views of the city and Greater Toronto Area.
Do you have nerves of steel and are you fearless? Try the Edgewalk
2- Toronto Islands
Located only a few minutes from downtown, The Toronto islands is a beautiful chain of islands where locals and visitors escape to. It is the perfect way to come into contact with nature and enjoy the many activities offered on the island. You can walk along its many paths, have a picnic, relax and enjoy the amazing view.
3- Yonge Street and the Downtown core
The longest street in Canada is the heart and soul of the city. A wide variety of shops, restaurants and attractions can be found along this dynamic artery. Start your discovery walk at Queen’s Quay and head up north!
4- Chinatown/Kensington Market
No visit to a city is complete without seeing Chinatown. Toronto’s own is certainly worth it. There is a plethora of restaurants offering Asian delicacies. Shopping is part of the experience of course and there are so many stores where you can get lost in!
Kensington Market is a true-multicultural area in the city. You can buy Jamaican patties in a shop, European cold cuts & cheese at another, have Chilean empanadas or pupusas (El Salvador’s national dish).
It is a shopper’s paradise as well as a great place to hear up & coming artists!
La crème de la crème of Toronto’s society meets, greets and entertain themselves in this posh neighborhood. 5 star hotels, luxury stores and top restaurants as well as headquarters are located on Bloor Street.
This area really comes alive and the eyes of the world are focused on the star-studded TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) held every year in September.
These are only a few of the great places in town. I could go on and list easily 5 more (Front Street, Distillery District, High Park, Little India, Danforth, the Beaches among others).
In summary, the city has so much to offer that you must go out there and explore. I promise you will love it