Toronto


As the largest city in Canada, there are plenty of reasons to visit Toronto. A hugely multicultural city with a vibrant arts scene, amazing gastronomy, an abundance of museums, and great opportunities for shopping, there’s really no reason not to book a trip to Toronto right now.

Cultural diversity

Toronto has a population of close to three million, and around half of those were born outside of Canada; a testament to the multicultural nature of the city. Because of this, Toronto has many neighborhoods which reflect this amazing diversity. Mediterranean influence can be fo...

As the largest city in Canada, there are plenty of reasons to visit Toronto. A hugely multicultural city with a vibrant arts scene, amazing gastronomy, an abundance of museums, and great opportunities for shopping, there’s really no reason not to book a trip to Toronto right now.

Cultural diversity

Toronto has a population of close to three million, and around half of those were born outside of Canada; a testament to the multicultural nature of the city. Because of this, Toronto has many neighborhoods which reflect this amazing diversity. Mediterranean influence can be found in areas such as the Danforth (also known as Greek Town), Little Italy, and Portugal Village, whereas if you’re looking for a little bit of Asia, head to Koreatown, Chinatown, or Little India. But Toronto’s districts aren’t just diverse in terms of ethnicity; there are lots of neighborhoods which reflect the various subcultures living in the city, such as Queen West, which is home to the city’s creative set, and the Distillery District, which is Toronto’s artisan and industrial area.

Fascinating museums

Museums often form a big part of any traveler’s itinerary, and Toronto certainly doesn’t disappoint on this front. The two major ones are the Royal Ontario Museum, which houses over 20 exhibits on various periods of history, and also is home to the world’s largest totem pole, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, with collections of Canadian and European art. However, there are also many other alternative museums to enjoy. As Canada is a major player in world ice hockey, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame should definitely be on your list. Other cool museums include the Black Creek Pioneer Village and Casa Loma.

A vibrant arts scene

Whether it’s film, art, music, or theatre you’re interested in, you’ll find something for you in Toronto. September is the time of the Toronto International Film Festival, the second largest of its kind in the world. If you happen to be visiting the city during the summer, you’ll find plenty of places to catch a movie; lots of places, such as Harbourfront and Yonge-Dundas Square, screen movies for free. There is a huge art community which permeates every part of the city; check out Graffiti Alley in the Fashion District. If it’s live music you’re after, you’ll find no end of music venues and clubs offering all kinds of concerts and DJ sets.

A great shopping destination

Toronto is an amazing place to shop, with a great mix of international high street brands to unique independent boutiques. The Toronto Eaton Centre holds the title of North America’s busiest shopping center and houses over 250 shops, but if you’re looking for something more original, head to Kensington Market, the center of Toronto’s bohemian scene. Yorkville is the city’s upscale shopping area with a number of designer stores. If you’re a chocolate fan, make sure you visit Soma, Toronto’s premier chocolate maker.

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