One of the most dynamic, cultured and prosperous city on the Northwest shore of Lake Ontario is Toronto. As the largest urban centres in Canada and is the economic engine of the Country and is the world’s most ethnically diverse cities according to the United Nations. It boasts a reputation for being remarkably safe and liveable for people from all walks of life. It has made home to people from 169 nations and ethnic groups who speak their more than 100 different languages despite the challenges of any big city. Made up of many distinct neighbourhoods, Toronto has a diverse economy with a flourishing arts scene and has something for everyone.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Containing Canada’s largest museum collections, The ROM has more than five million objects growing to approximately 67,000 each year which reflects its Museum’s diverse interests. Extraordinary in their scientific value, the collections territorial and disciplinary range contain matchless artifacts of importance. Undergone a major renovation and expansion, the ROM has been dramatically transformed and now is an architectural marvel in the heart of the city.
(Formerly SkyDone), the Rogers Centre was the world’s first retractable domed stadium dedicated in multi-purpose attractions. Located beside the famous CN Tower, the round silhouette stands as an unmistakable part of the Toronto skyline. Minutes from Union Station in the downtown core, Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball franchise and team and the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. It also plays host to large concerts, Trade shows and many major events this making this venue extremely popular in Toronto.
The Toronto Zoo
One of the largest zoos in the world, The Toronto Zoo covers over 287 hectares (710 acres). It has over 5000 animals that represent over 460 species, has many children activities and exhibits and boasts over 10 km of walking trails enjoyed by many visitors.
An internationally acclaimed, cultural, leisure and entertainment complex venue located on three man created islands beside the Lake Ontario waterfront. Ontario Place features a large concert venue, many exhibits and activities for all ages, children to adult as well as many rides. A legendary IMAX, screening movies in the famous cinesphere, a mini-putt golf course and a cool down Water park.
Canada’s National Tower (CN Tower)
Canada’s 553.3m (1815 ft), is the tallest Concrete Communications and Observation Tower is the World’s Tallest Building and is the centre of the tourism hub in Toronto. Every year, approximately 2 million people visit from all over the world taking in its breathtaking views and attractions offered.
Canada’s premier theme park, Canada’s Wonderland features over 200 attractions including 65 rides, live events, 20 acres of water park and The greatest variety of coasters in North America. It is located in Vaughan, (north of GTA) off Highway 400 and offers plenty of options for families and thrill seekers.
A diverse and lively performing arts scene, Toronto theatres have over 75 productions on stage each month that offer something for every taste from glittering broadway musicals, stand-up or sketch comedy, opera, mid size drama events, dance, festivals and symphonies. Our vast list of satisfy many devoted theatre-goers and is the third largest theatre centre in the English speaking world besides London and New York City.
Tiff Bell Lightbox
This is the cultural centre that occupies the entire city block of Toronto’s media and entertainment district downtown at King and John st. The Toronto International Film Festival occupies in the first five floors of the Bell Lightbox and is a host to many specialty curated programing of movies and some new releases as well as countless movie fans and attracts several famous celebrities, filmmakers and actors to Toronto every September.
Air Canada Centre (ACC)
This is Toronto’s state of the art Sports and Entertainment facility, commonly known as the ACC and home to the NBA Toronto Raptors and NHL Toronto Maple Leafs as well as Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. Air Canada Centre hosts several of the largest events in the city from major concerts from top recording artists and variety shows. Located in the heart of the City’s downtown just minutes from Union Station.
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto’s interactive science museum has attracted over 37 million visitors from around the world since its opening in September of 1969. Attracting students of all ages with a wide display of a variety of fascinating exhibits covering all branches of science and exploring behavior, technology and universe. Hosting many of the international exhibits, Ontario Science Centre is the world’s leading developer of these exhibitions of science and is expanding with a $40 million expansion and renovation.
Centreville Amusement Park
Located on the Toronto Islands on Lake Ontario just South of the Toronto City Centre.
The 15 minute Ferry ride shuttles the many visitors across Toronto Harbour to the islands giving viewers the spectacular view of the Toronto Skyline and harbour. Visitors can stroll around the 60 acre park and enjoy over 30 attractions and rides with a variety of food outlets and waterside eateries.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The Art Gallery of Ontario was founded in the 1900 by a group of private citizens and now is one of the ten largest museums in North America. With more than 40,000 works in their collection thus documenting over 2100 years of the human creativity and houses some major exhibits travelling from around the world. In 2008, the gallery began a complete transformation by renowned architect Frank Gehry which without doubt brings the AGO further into the world spotlight.
The location of the Battle of York during the War of 1812, this historic fort is well preserved and offers a re-creation of what the soldiers endured and lived over 200 years ago. Designated as a National Historical site, tours are offered and full costume demonstrations take visitors back in time when the history of Toronto was in infancy.
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
The largest annual fair in Canada, the CNE is most cherished and anticipated Toronto traditions since 1879. At the end of every summer in August, located at the shores of Lake Ontario just west of downtown is a family and visitor favourite. Features fun for the whole family offering rides for very young to the thrill enthusiast, all kinds of games and shows, demonstrations and live performances and special events not to mention several options for food and shopping.