Perhaps Toronto isn’t the first name that emerges with regards to destinations to visit in Canada. However, many might be shocked that the city of Toronto is a major tourists destination, attracting people from different part of the world.
With World class restaurants, infrastructure, sporting teams, parks, theaters, beautiful beach fronts, museums and arts, is it any wonder that millions and millions of tourists visits Toronto every year. The city has something for everybody despite age, varying tastes and interests. Moreover many events are held through the year, such as the Indy car race, that augment the city’s beauty, boost its international profile and attract visitors from far and wide. The city’s multicultural community permit it to feature a large number of international cuisine restaurants, from Chinese to Italian, and from Ethiopian to Moroccan, you’ll find great ethnic restaurant to satisfy all tastes.
So what are the top destinations to visit in this great city? Come with me, and let us visit the Top 10 must-see places for anyone who wishes to experience the great city of Toronto.
1. CN Tower
Standing 553.33 meters high, the CN Tower held the record for the tallest building in the world for many years, until recently overtaken by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is a hub of entertainment, observation and learning to many who come to visit this marvellous structure that was nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a glass floor, outdoor observation deck, a revolving restaurant and a Simulator Theatre, the CN tower is an absolute must-see for anyone visiting Toronto.
2. Eatons Centre
Premiere shopping destination in Toronto. It is a multi-levelled, glass roofed galleria with more than 320 shops, restaurants, theaters and hotels. The Eatons Centre boasts the highest retail sales per square foot in North America. It is the first major shopping centre built in North America and was modelled after the Galeria in Milan, Italy. Whatever you’re looking for, you are bound to find in at the Eatons Centre. And if you’re not shopping and just want to check out the restaurants, the shops and the people, it is the place to be.
3. Rogers Centre
Formerly known as the Skydome, The Rogers Centre is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays. It is world famous for being the first stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof that can completely close three moving sections to shelter fans and players from the elements. If you enjoy baseball, then a trip to Gate 9 will find affordable at-the-door tickets for the game. With capacity of fifty thousand fans, the Rogers centre offers as much in atmosphere and ambiance, as it does in exhilarating sports entertainment.
4. St. Lawrence Market
Located in the heart of old Toronto, St. Lawrence Market is a historical market that was home to Toronto’s first city hall and jail house from 1845 to 1899. St Lawrence market today houses more than 50 gourmet food merchants and more than twelve lunch counters, and is viewed as one of the to twenty best food markets.
5. Toronto Islands
A Ten minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, the Toronto Islands are popular asylum for many migrating birds. The most well known of the islands is Center Island which offers invigorating all encompassing view of the Toronto Skyline and is loaded with activities, for example, miles of parkland, barbeques, bicycle and vessel rentals, a kids’ farm, an entertainment park and picnic tables. To many that visit the island, the ferry boat ride to and from is just as much of a highlight as the island itself.
6. Harbourfront Centre
Throughout 10 acres of sheer beauty, the Toronto Harbour Front centre is right at the waterfront. It is where you’ll find ice skating rink, a large boardwalk, a beautiful view of the lake and the island airport and a great number of ships on display including such ships as the 1812 War privateer of the North Atlantic.
7. Canada’s Wonderland
Home to the most exciting collection of rides, rollercoasters, live shows and wet and wild water park fun, Canada’s Wonderland offers a fun filled day of excitement and entertainment for the whole family. With over 200 attractions including 60 rides, 15 thrilling roller coasters, a water park with slides and a lazy river, and many entertaining shows, it is no wonder that most people find that an entire day may not be enough to go through the park. Built in 1981, some of the most famous rides include ‘The Bat’, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘The Drop Zone’.
8. Toronto Zoo
Another popular lure, Toronto Zoo is Canada’s largest zoo and is home to hundreds of rare and exotic animal species. Visitors booking flights and accommodations in the metropolis for a family day out must include the zoo in their itinerary and introduce their kids to exotic animals such as Barbary apes, African elephants and Asiatic lions. After an exhaustive animal-spotting session, one may relax at one of the superb cafés in the zoo.
9. Royal Ontario Museum
Fondly called the ROM, Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum with a riveting collection of six million artifacts covering key historic events from world over. It ranks high on Toronto’s sightseeing memorabilia and greets over a million visitors every year. From gigantic dinosaurs to colorful European history – there’s something to interest even the most discerning of souls booking air tickets for holidays to the Canadian metropolis.
10.The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
This is the oldest Canada`s Art Gallery housing more than 15,000 art work and attract more than 1000,000 guests every year. It has the world’s largest collection of Sir Henry Moore sculptures and has as of late experienced a monstrous extension composed by the world-well known Toronto engineer Frank Geary.
You might wonder what is Toronto famous for? Diversity is on top of the list when you define Toronto. Every culture around the world is being celebrated.