Toronto is vibrant city that is full of history, culture and diversity. A holiday in Toronto (Ontario) promises to be a non-stop exciting adventure, with each neighborhood in the city offering different attractions. The multicultural city boasts of superb architecture, fine restaurants, parks, museums, art galleries, massive shopping complexes and a beautiful waterfront.

CN Tower

The city's major attraction is the iconic CN Tower. It is the tallest free-standing building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,815 feet. It has glass elevators that can take you to an outdoor as well as an indoor observation deck. The Tower has added another feather to its cap by introducing the adrenaline pumping EdgeWalk, which allows visitors to walk on the ledge of the Tower without using their hands!

CN Tower(125845)Credit: By Bill Wrigley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Toronto Island

A short and panoramic ferry ride will take you to Toronto Island where you can get an awe-inspiring view of the cityscape. Explore the island by renting a bike or spend time enjoying a picnic lunch amidst beautiful natural beauty. There is even an amusement park on the Island for kids to have fun.

Toronto Island FerryCredit: By Bill Wrigley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

St. Lawrence Market

This is a wonderful food market, with more than 50 food vendors and dozens of food counters. You will be able to enjoy a delicious snack or meal in a lively and friendly environment. If you are looking for great food selection, this is the perfect place to visit.

St Lawrence MarketCredit: Taxiarchos228 at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

Eaton Centre

Shopaholics will be heaven when they visit Eaton Centre. With more than 200 retailers, this shopping complex has everything, right from fashion wear to electronics and furniture. The selection is amazing and you will not find the wide array of products anywhere else in the city.

Eaton CentreCredit: By GTD Aquitaine (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Located quite close to Eaton Centre is the city's Chinatown. In fact, Toronto (Ontario) boasts of three Chinatowns, and this one is next to Kensington Market where you can find fabulous vintage shops and hip bars, cafés and restaurants. You will also be able to visit the Latin American foodstalls and shops at Kensington Market. However, do spend time exploring Chinatown, as you can try some delicious and authentic Chinese food or pick up some great Chinese products and souvenirs.

Chinatown(125849)Credit: By chensiyuan (chensiyuan) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Distillery District

This district is as lively and energetic as any other neighborhood in the city. It used to house the city's first distillery, but today it boasts of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. It is a great place to walk leisurely and check out all the places.

Distillery at Distillery DistrictCredit: By Benson Kua from Toronto, Canada (Stonehouse Distillery Uploaded by Skeezix1000) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto (Ontario) zoo is the perfect place to enjoy leisurely walks along the 10 kilometers of walking trails. It is a place for adults and kids alike. With more than 5,000 animals, Toronto Zoo also has a kids' zoo and a water play area spread over a two acres. The zoo also has the Waterside Theatre to keep families entertained during their visit.

Toronto Zoo LionCredit: By John Vetterli (originally posted to Flickr as African Lion) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Other Attractions

The Ontario Science Centre makes science fun and interesting with its interactive exhibits and displays.

Royal Ontario Museum is the country's largest museum, with exhibits dedicated to natural history and world cultures.

Canada's Wonderland is a great place for families looking for inexpensive fun. With more than 70 rides and a water park spread over 20 acres, it is the perfect place for to unwind and enjoy yourself.

I hope you enjoyed this article and enjoy your stay in Toronto.

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