Why not visit the hometown of music entertainers Drake and Melonie Fiona? Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is home to 2.6 million people. This impressive city offers a plethora of restaurants, a variety of mall outlets, unique places to stay, and some of the world’s most greatest attractions!
Toronto’s most iconic attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere, and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk on an outside ledge of the tower.
Visitors who want to be closer to the ground can take the scenic ferry ride to the Toronto Island, which provides a great photo opportunity of the skyline. You can bike, picnic and explore the Centre Island amusement park, Centreville.
Great picnic fare can be discovered at The St. Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world’s best food market. Try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery. Nearby, you can spend the afternoon at the Hockey Hall of Fame and get your picture taken with the Stanley Cup.
The Eaton Centre is one of Canada’s favorite places to shop. With over 200 retailers in fashion, furniture, and electronics, the selection here is unbeatable!
A short walk or street car ride from The Eaton Centre is Chinatown. It’s one of three Chinatowns in the city and borders on Kensington Market, a bohemian mix of vintage shops, funky restaurants, cafes and bars in addition to Latin American markets and food stalls.
The Distillery District is another one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighborhoods. It was Toronto’s first distillery –which produced almost half of Ontario’s total spirit production in 1871— and is now home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. You can take a tour here or may be lucky enough to see a movie or TV show being filmed here.
Toronto is also chock-full of family friendly activities that are educational and fun. The Ontario Science Centre offers hundreds of interactive exhibits; the Toronto Zoo showcases over 5,000 animals including gorillas and polar bears; the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Kids can unleash their own Harry Potter in North America’s only castle, Casa Loma; and for thrills, chills and spills, Canada’s Wonderland is a park featuring over 69 rides and a 20-acre water park.
Credit for information about Toronoto’s attractions derived from www.seetorontonow.com.
By Jazmine Kilpatrick