Places to Visit in Toronto, Canada, America

Places to Visit in Toronto, Canada, America

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the capital of Ontario province, is situated about 450 km southwest of the national capital Ottawa and ranked as the 5th most populous city in North America. Toronto is the commercial capital of Canada housing Toronto Stock Exchange and the headquarters of 5 largest banks of the country. The major landmarks in Toronto include CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame and Nathan Phillips square.


Geography of Toronto:

Toronto is placed on the northwestern shore of Ontario Lake at 43°42′ N 79°24′ W. Toronto is placed at an altitude of 76 meters and the city covers an area of 630 sq. km.


History of Toronto:

It is believed that, Toronto derived its name from the Iroquois word ‘tkaronto’ and its literal meaning is ‘place where trees stand in the water’. Present Toronto was initially established in the name ‘York’ by British and York was reestablished as a city with name Toronto in 1834.


Connectivity to Toronto:

Toronto Pearson International Airport is the most important airport in the country located at Mississauga, around 30 km away from the downtown Toronto. It has air services to almost all of Canadian and USA locations. Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport is the domestic airport located within Toronto city connected only with domestic locations.

Toronto is also well connected with the neighboring cities by both railways and roadways. The major intercity bus terminal is Toronto Coach Terminal, catered by Coach Canada, Ontario Northland and Greyhound. Taxis and cars are always ready to serve tourist all around the city including airports.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Toronto:

Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Student Film Festival are the two major cultural events organized in Toronto attracting artists and students from all over the world.

The major shopping corners in Toronto include:

  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • Chinatown
  • Pacific Mall
  • Kensington Market
  • Toronto Eaton Centre

The prominent food corners in Toronto are listed below:

  • The Red Tea Box
  • Le Commensal
  • Hibiscus
  • Buddha’s Vegetarian Food
  • Live Organic Food Bar


Major Pointers in Toronto:

  • Beaches
  • The Distillery District
  • The Toronto Islands
  • The Lakefront and Harbourfront
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Little India


Tourist Attractions in Toronto:

Royal Ontario Museum:

Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums in North America featuring more than thousands of artifacts and specimens and a largest totem pole in the world. Entrance fee is $15 for adults and $13.50 for senior citizens/students. Half price Friday night.


CN Tower:

At a height of 500 meters, CN Tower is the 2nd tallest self supporting structure in North America. Must see site in Toronto, don’t forget to take photos.


Toronto Zoo:

Toronto Zoo is divided into Africa, South America and North America sections with indoor and outdoor division. This worth visit site is open on all the days of the week and there are car and GO Transit available to reach in the downtown.


Other places of interest in Toronto include:

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Canadian National Exhibition
  • Casa Loma
  • Spadina House
  • Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Ontario Place
  • Toronto City Hall
  • Toronto Aerospace Museum
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Rogers Centre


Best time to visit Toronto:

From March to May and September to November is the best time to enjoy holidays in Toronto.


Accommodation Options in Toronto:

Toronto houses all the sorts of accommodation centers and most of the budget hotels and hostels are located outside the downtown. Generally hostels charge $20-40/night, standard hotels-$150+ per night and motels- $60-80/night. List of best hotels in Toronto include:

  • Ritz-Carlton Toronto
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
  • The Hazelton Hotel
  • Windsor Arms Hotel
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Drake Hotel
  • Shangri-La Hotel
  • The Ivy at Verity
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Cambridge Suites Hotel
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton
  • InterContinental Toronto Yorkville
  • Park Hyatt Toronto
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Travel Hotel
  • Grand Hotel
  • Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference
  • InterContinental Toronto Centre

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