Top 7 Places to Visit in Toronto
Perhaps Toronto is not the first name that arises when it comes to places to visit in Canada; however, many may be surprised that the city of Toronto is a major tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.
With World class infrastructure, restaurants, sporting teams, theaters, parks, beautiful beach fronts, arts, and museums, is it any wonder that more than 8 million tourists visited Toronto in 2010. The city has something for every age group and for varying interests and tastes. Moreover, many events are held through the year, such as the Indy car race, that augments 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 restaurants to satisfy all tastes.
So what are the top destinations to visit in this great city? Continue reading and let us show you the Top 7 must-see places for anyone who wishes to experience this great city.
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 unusual 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.
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 center built in North America and was modeled after the Galeria in Milan, Italy. Whatever you’re looking for, you are bound to find in at the Eatons Centre. Moreover, if you are not shopping and just want to check out the restaurants, the shops, and the people, it is the place to be.
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 the capacity of fifty thousand fans, the Rogers Center offers as much in atmosphere and ambiance, as it does in exciting sports entertainment.
St. Lawrence Market
Located in the heart of old Toronto, St. Lawrence Market is an old market that was home to Toronto’s first city hall and jailhouse from 1845 to 1899. Today, St Lawrence market houses more than 50 gourmet food vendors and more than a dozen lunch counters, and is considered one of the top 25 best food markets.
A short ten-minute ferry ride away from downtown Toronto, the Toronto Islands are the important refuge for many migrating birds. The most famous of the islands is Centre Island which offers exhilarating panoramic views of the Toronto Skyline and is full of activities such as miles of parkland, picnic tables, barbecues, bike and boat rentals, a children’s farm and an amusement park. To many that visit the island, the ferry boat ride to and from is just as much of a highlight as the island itself.
Throughout 10 acres of sheer beauty, the Toronto Harbour Front center is right on the waterfront. It is where you’ll find the ice-skating ring, an extensive 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.
Home to the most exciting collection of rides, roller coasters, 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.’