Toronto, the city of multi cultures, ice hockey, ice cold weather, museums, skyscrapers is one of the best cities to visit and to live. This bustling city gives the country its strong economy, cultural diversity, love for the arts, growth and passion to succeed and drives the country forward with its positive energy. It is the hub of commerce, politics, entertainment, sports, music, science and technology of Canada. The presence of neighborhoods dedicated to various communities is the proof of Toronto’s multi cultural background. Its live example can be seen in the little Italy, Chinatown, little India, Korea town and many more neighborhoods with concentration of one single community. Toronto is a modern city, carrying cash is out of the fashion in Toronto, most of the payments are settled with the credit/debit cards, and this shows the economic development of the city. Its cultural diversity can be seen in the food culture of the city, Toronto is a foodie city and people from different countries settled here have made a huge influence on its cuisine. Toronto has incredibly low crime rate as compared to other metropolitan cities around the world which makes it a safer and happier place to live and explore.
Location: Ontario province, Canada
Climate: Mostly cold and cloudy climate, autumn months from September to November are mildly cold requiring warm clothes. Winters from December – March are very cold requiring very warm clothes. Spring from April to May is wet and also windy, so you will need layers and also clothes to protect you from the rains. Summers from June to August are hot requiring light clothes and sunscreen. Carry something like an umbrella for the rains too!
How to reach:
By Air: Toronto Pearson International Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Center Airport
Hamilton International Airport
Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
By Train: Via rail- Corridor, Maple Leaf, the Canadian.
By Road: Bus services are available to Toronto from cities like Boston, Detriot etc.
Places of Interest
Location: 301 Front St W, Toronto
Timings: All Days: 9AM–10:30PM
How to reach:
301 Front St. West ( & John St.) Arrive at Bremner Boulevard.
Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, the CN tower is the best place to get a panoramic view of the city. The glass elevators take you to the lookout where you can see the whole city below your feet in the air conditioned room. There is a multi layered see through glass platform above 342 m to walk and experience the thrill from above and if you are still hungry for adrenaline rush, you can walk along the ledge of the Tower suspended 116 storeys above the ground on the edge by a harness and feel the wind blowing while challenging gravity and your nerves. Called the Edge Walk, it is the world’s highest hands-free, full-circle walk. Besides, there is a revolving restaurant with spectacular view and a great wine list, a café with international menu and also a market place to shop for souvenirs and more! And if you have no qualms about height travel to the Sky Pod, that stands at 447 m above the ground!
Royal Ontario Museum
Location: 100 Queens Park, Toronto
Timings: All days 10 am to 5 pm
How to reach:
By Subway: Bloor-Danforth Subway Line Yonge-University Subway Line
By Bus: Avenue Road #5 bus from Eglinton subway station.
Located on the queen’s park, this century old museum is one of the largest in the North America region, displaying ancient dinosaur fossils, mummies, treasures like gems and jewelries from all parts of the world. It is a tribute to the glorious and unique history of European, Canadian, African and world art. Royal Ontario museum has many galleries; it has the 17th century Quran, Chinese paintings from 19th century and many more rare artifacts.
Location: Austin Terrace, Toronto
Timings: All days: 9:30AM–5PM
How to reach:
From the South-West
The 401 East to Allen Road (Allen Expressway)
From the North-East
The 401 West to the Don Valley Parkway, south on the D.V.P. to Eglinton Avenue East, Go west on Eglinton to Spadina.
Casa Loma is Toronto’s most beautiful castle, once the home of Sir Henry Mill Pellattis, has now been turned into a museum. This century old castle is a favorite destination for wedding ceremonies, parties, films and shows location, hospitality venue as well as a tourist attraction. The castle is equipped with luxurious suites, library, wine cellar and an unfinished swimming pool. The castle looks majestic in the day time as well as in the night in the colored lights and its unique and distinct architecture mesmerizes the visitors. Visited by more than 350,000 tourists annually, the Casa Loma is a great heritage and historical landmark of Toronto.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Location: 30 Yonge St, Toronto
Monday - Friday 10AM–5PM
How to reach:
Transit: Transfer onto the Spadina/University or Yonge subway lines, to Union Station, or the King subway stop.
Canada is crazy about its ice hockey and this is the source of their passion, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a museum located on Young Street, honoring the hockey greats since 1943. It has all the sports memorabilia, records, trophies displaying the legacy of the great hockey players and giving the inspiration to the young ones to achieve their dreams. It is not only a museum but also an entertainment destination for the entire family where you can watch hockey flicks, review the greatest goals in hockey or even play against animated versions of greatest shooters or goalies. Home to the Stanley Cup, you can get close to it and absorb its charm and enigma!
Art Gallery of Ontario
Location: 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday, Sunday - 10:30AM–5PM
How to reach:
You can use the Subway to reach here. The St. Patrick stop on the Yonge-University-Spadina line is the last stop that is close to the entrance of the AGO.
Located on the Dundas street, the Art Gallery of Ontario is dedicated to more than 90000 pieces of art works of famous artists like Pablo Picaso , Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo and more. Offering an incredible experience, the AGO is considered one of the best art museum in North America. There are rare books from Renaissance and medieval eras, contemporary art works, Peter Paul Ruben’s widely acclaimed masterpiece, the Massacre of the Innocents and many more popular art pieces. The AGo organizes exhibitions frequently that attract art lovers from all over the world. The building itself is an architectural marvel with the spiral staircase that is often photographed and inspires visitors to come and explore.