Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. There are plenty of things to do in the area so listing them all is impossible. However, we’ve come up with a list of the top things to do in Toronto.
See the city from the CN Tower
The CN Tower stands 553 m high and is basically a radio antenna. And yes, a tourist attraction. The basic ticket takes you to the 346 m Look Out Level with indoor and outdoor observation decks. And then there’s the glass floor (be careful if you are afraid of heights). A café and a restaurant complete the tourist attractions. Or you can go 30 more storeys up, to the Sky Pod at 447 m. In high winds you can literally feel the building sway.
The ticket for the Lookout and the glass floor costs CAD $23.99 for an adult , while the total tower experience (Lookout, glass floor, sky pod, movie, motion theatre ride) costs CAD $35.99 for all ages.
Visit the Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a must-visit place for anyone visiting Toronto. Located 137 km from the city, the Falls can be reached by train, bus or car. The cheapest option is the bus and you can easily do this as a day trip from Toronto. You can see the Falls from the top or behind. But regardless of what you plan to do, you’ll be amazed by the forces of nature.
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Bike the Martin Goodman Trail
The trail runs along or near the shore of Lake Ontario. It runs from Humber River to Beaches Park. Some sights along the way include: Humber Bay Park, High Park, Harbourfront Centre, Distillery Historic District, Kew Beach and Balmy Beach.
The path connects with other parks and trails. One of the most interesting is Don River trail. Martin Goodman trail is only part of the Waterfront Trail, which extends for 900 km , from Niagara -on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.
Shopping is your cardio
Toronto is a shopping city , so head to the exclusive shopping district Yorkville. If you don’t have the money celebrities do, then head to the Toronto Eaton Centre, where you can find excellent bargains. Oh and there’s Yorkdale, the first Mall in North America. Worth your time and some money spent. For those on a limited budget, the Kensington market is the best choice.
See the world bite by bite
Toronto is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world so you can find here a Chinatown , Little Italy, Little India, Koreatown and a Greektown. But that’s not all! Great eats from Poland or Portugal are also easy to find. Therefore, enjoy a world tour in your plate.
Local beer anyone?
You don’t need to spend a lot on imported beers. No, sir! Toronto is home to microbreweries so if you want to relax after a day of sightseeing, try something local. But coffee and tea lovers are just as happy as there is a retro coffee house where beans are roasted on the premises (at Balzac Coffee Roastery).
It’s time to party!
Relax on the Toronto Islands
Located a short and inexpensive ferry ride from the city, the Toronto Islands are an excellent choice if you plan to relax. Walk, bike or have a picnic while looking at the Toronto Skyline.