Toronto, the capital of Ontario, has more than 2.5 million inhabitants and is the 5th biggest city in North America. T.O (as we call it) has many tourist spots; here are a few places that you can enjoy while in the city:
- CN Tower is the emblem of the city and standing 553 meters tall. Visitors at the top can enjoy a breath-taking view of the city, as well as a restaurant and a glass floor.
- Yonge & Dundas Square, at the crossing of Yonge and Dundas streets, holds concerts and art exhibits during summer.
- Eaton Center is the largest shopping center in Ontario. With little more than 330 stores, it’s an excellent place for shopping!
- Toronto Lakeshore is a beautiful and excellent to visit during summertime, offering recreation and outstanding tourism opportunities, like ferries going to Toronto Islands.
- Kensington Market is a multi-cultural neighborhood at the center of the city, famous for its flea market.
- Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of world culture and natural history, Containing more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history and Canadian history.
How to Get Here
Toronto Pearson International Airport — www.gtaa.com
Toronto City Centre Airport — www.flyporter.com
Via Rail — www.viarail.ca
AMTRAK — www.amtrak.com
GO Transit — www.gotransit.com
Several highways, including Highways 2, 400, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. Nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor
Have the proper documents
US Visitors: For information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of State.
City Tours — Tour Toronto by land and watch the past and present come alive as you ride along. Twenty-four passenger coaches accompanied by knowledgeable tour guides pick you up from your down town hotel and take you out on the town!
CN Tower — The CN Tower is one of the world’s tallest buildings as well as Canada’s most recognizable icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the offers breathtaking views of downtown Toronto.
Toronto Islands — Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands separate the city from the lake and deliver plenty of sandy beaches and every kind of entertainment.
Ontario Science Centre — The nine exhibition halls at the Ontario Science Centre are filled with scientific fun and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Popular exhibits include Facing Mars, an interactive exhibit that allows you to “walk on Mars”, test and launch rockets and “fly over” the Martian landscape and the IMAX® Theatre.
Casa Loma — Visit Canada’s Majestic Castle and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada’s foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.
For more information go to www.seetorontonow.com
Dignity Transportation is Ontario’s largest transportation provider for those with special needs. Tourists with disabilities may also use the Wheel-Trans service for a two week period each year. Tourists must be registered with the specialized transit where they live (ie. wheelchair and scooter users). Call Wheel-Trans reservations at 416-393-4222 to set up your temporary service anytime after 12:00 PM.