Toronto is quite a large city. You simply cannot see or do it all in one day!
It takes at least a couple of days to enjoy the sights.
Luckily, going from one place to the other is pretty easy. The transportation system, TTC , is very quick and efficient.
The best thing to do is to buy a day pass which will cost you $10,50 for unlimited travel from the time of purchase until 5:30 a.m the following day.
I took advantage of it to cover a great distance in part 1.
However, the best way to see a town is on foot and that’s exactly what I did the following day.
My first stop?
The University of Toronto
St. George Campus has some beautiful historic buildings
After leaving the grounds of the university, I headed to Bloor street to see an amazing architecture marvel:
Canada’s largest museum of world culture and natural history, the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum).
I could have easily spent an entire day there but there was more, so much more to see and do!
Bloor/Yorkville, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods, is just across the street.
Luxury stores, boutiques, galleries and company headquarters are located in this area.
Exclusive restaurants as well.
There’s one thing you MUST see and do when in town: visit the Toronto Islands.
It’s only a ferry ride away from Toronto’s Ferry Docks at Queen’s Quay.
The 15 minute journey is quite pleasant and the view? Spectacular!
I had never been to Ward’s Island before, so I was surprised to see that people actually live there.
How can you not love it when you have this in your backyard 🙂
The best way to end my day was definitely this:
a gorgeous sunset over Lake Ontario on the way back to the city.
I truly had a great time during the week-end and can’t wait to return!
What caught your attention?
Let me know.
22 thoughts on “48 hours in Toronto Part 2”
Have wanted to get to the Toronto Islands. Love skyline views especially along water. Seeing these shots wow, want to get there even more now! Great job capturing the city in your posts. 🙂
Many thanks. I’m glad you liked it amigo.
I can’t stress enough, you HAVE to get there! In the summer it’s much more fun as there are so many activities.
Isn’t the skyline awesome? We sat on a bench infront of the lake and just listened to the sound of waves 😉
The icing on the cake was the sunset!
I’m pretty sure you’ll ♥ it 😉
I love Toronto, it is a fabulous city. I love the fact that it is so safe and easy to walk around the centre. I’m glad you covered the islands in this post. I didn’t quite have time to visit them last time I was there. I’ll certainly try to make time to visit them next time.
Im glad you liked it!
Yes I couldn’t leave the islands as they are a must on anyone’s itinerary!
Thank you for stopping by 😉
What gorgeous pics! I really need to get back to Canada soon!!!
We’ll welcome you with open arms gorgeous!
I’m sure you’ll ♥ it 😉
What a gorgeous cathedral…and the island looks like fun. Cute little kids hugging! 🙂
Thank you Sonja! Can you believe it isn’t a cathedral but a historic building of the University of Toronto!
Yes seeing those two cuties hug was a special moment that i had to capture!
Hope you can visit someday soon 😉
I’ve always been curious about Toronto – thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photos – looks like a must-visit destination!
Thank you so much!
Yes T.O is quite special and you should visit one day 😉
I’m sure you’ll ♥ it.
It was my pleasure sharing this with you.
The path to the lake remembers me a lot of the day I walked to Lake Ontario, back in February. It was a Saturday, I was very tired from the week, and was missing my wife. Sitting in front of the water was very relaxing.
I knew it was a lake, but since you could not see the opposite shore, it gave to me the feeling I was in front of a sea.
The following day I went to Toronto and visited CN tower. Thank you for sharing a lot more about Toronto than I ever saw!
Thank you so much!
Im glad it brought back good memories.
Being close to the water is relaxing and revitalizing!
The Beaches is such a great area all year long.
One of the great things about Toronto is that is has so much to offer.
You need to go explore and discover!
Tashi Delek 😉
Beautiful photos of the lake…I visited Toronto a long time ago and your post brings back memories! Happy New Year dear Karla!
Thank you Charu!
I’m so happy to hear that it brings back good memories 😉
I appreciate your visit!
I will bookmark this page for TBEX! 😉
Cool! It’ll be THE event of the year & hope to meet you then 😉
I’m following flanerie feminine’s advice and bookmarking this. Although maybe you can just give me the personal tour ;). Great photos, by the way.
I’m glad you liked the post & my photos!
Of course, we can arrange a tour.
You will love the city, it has SO much to offer 🙂
I am getting SO excited for TBEX! Thanks for sharing!! Will be bookmarking this for sure. 🙂
Me too! It’s definitely going to be the event of the year for us travel lovers 😉
I’m happy you liked my post & you have to visit those places, you will love them for sure.
Hope to meet you in person!
If you have any questions or need rec’s let me know.
Thank you for stopping by. K 🙂
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