Toronto, Canada is a dynamic, multicultural city, a place where you will easily feel at home even if you are visiting from the other side of the world. Although it usually doesn’t t make it to the top of the list of the world’s most popular destinations, you should definitely give it a try. Take the plunge, book a Toronto holiday and get to experience the range of incredible attractions for yourself. So to get you started, we give you 5 great reasons to visit Toronto, the largest city in Canada.
1. The Views From The Tallest Tower In Toronto
Toronto’s iconic CN Tower is a huge 553-metre high broadcasting tower with a revolving 360º restaurant at 351 metres and an observatory 447 metres above the ground. The observatory has a glass floor you can walk on, not really an experience for anyone scared of heights. Using Candian measurements, the glass floor can withstand the weight of 35 moose.
Apparently, although we couldn’t see them, on a clear day you can see the Niagara Falls and New York State.
2. Stroll Along Yonge Street, A Record Breaking Street
Yonge Street is the main road that crosses and divides the city of Toronto in two. It begins at the foot of Lake Ontario and ends 56 km later. This makes the street one of the longest streets in the world although there is a dispute where the street actually ends.
A good part of the commercial life of the town is concentrated around the
3. View The City’s Skyline From The Toronto Islands
You cannot miss visiting any of the Toronto islands. In front of the city, on Lake Ontario, are Center Island, Hanlan’s Island and Ward’s Island. They are connected with each other so you can walk from one to the other. The most popular island is Center Island which is easy to get to by taking a ferry from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, located at the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. The journey will take between 10 to 15 minutes. From there you can enjoy the entire skyline of the city, we recommend waiting until nightfall to see it illuminated. a beautiful sight and of course, the obligatory Instagram photo.
4. Immerse Yourself In The PATH, The Underground World Of Toronto
When the cold weather arrives, Toronto’s city life doesn’t stop but instead goes underground. Under the buildings of the financial area of the city, there is a network of galleries known as PATH which has over 30 kilometres of shopping, services and entertainment. It is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest underground shopping centre in the world. What began as a small tunnel in 1900 to join a couple of buildings is now a complex labyrinth of interconnected streets.
5. Visit The Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) is the largest museum of world culture and natural history in Canada. As well as Canadian history, the museum will transport you to Africa as well as China. You will get to know ancient Rome or take a walk among dinosaurs. It was founded in 1912 and has undergone several extensions during its history. The last, the work of the architect Daniel Libeskind, is the one that makes it completely memorable with its angular forms of glass.
So those are our 5 reasons to visit Toronto but there are plenty more. We highly recommend giving it a go, we’re sure you’ll be