As Canada's largest city, Toronto is known for being incredibly diverse. That includes all the attractions to be enjoyed in this cosmopolitan city on the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s a great destination for family vacations, weekend getaways or romantic excursions. There are world-class art galleries and museum to enjoy, fascinating historical sites, spectacular theatres and performing art centers, and traditional family attractions. With its colorful blend of cultures, magnificent architecture and wide array of attractions, Toronto can be a nonstop adventure.
Sophisticated travelers will enjoy the rich performing arts calendar of music, dance and theater as well as the great collections at the ROM and AGO. Don't miss out on the quirkier museum devoted to shoes, ceramic arts and textiles that are equally distinctive. Families will appreciate the amusement parks and game centres, the cute animals at Toronto Zoo and all the hands-on fun at the Science Centre. History and architecture buffs can immerse themselves in the gorgeous Casa Loma, stroll through the Victorian streets of the Distillery and marvel at the CN Tower. Toronto also has plenty of green space and parks where you can slow down and relax. Take a stroll through one of the distinct neighborhoods and mingle with the locals. Day trips will lead you to the quaint historic towns like St. Jacobs, Elora or Stratford. Further south is wine country and the resplendent Niagara Falls. Don’t be disappointed if you can’t take everything in on your first visit. In it’s own quiet way, Toronto will captivate you and you’ll be enticed back to do all the things you missed the first time around.
Freelance travel writer and editor, Shelagh McNally has been a world traveler since her teens. After 20 years in Toronto, she left her job as Communications Officer for a major bank and moved to Puerto Morelos, Mexico where she helped establish the Miami Herald’s satellite office in Cancun.
She went on to contribute to 12 editions of Fodor’s travel... Read More