Canada's largest city is an exciting destination with its great city panache and blend of different cultures. There is always something to do in Toronto!
The CN Tower, rising high above the city, is one of the most recognizable and popular tourist attractions in Toronto. Go up to the sky pod, the highest observation deck in the world, for a breathtaking view of the city. Go to the outer observation deck and go indoors to stand on the glass floor and look down over 1000 feet to the ground below!
Walk out to Chinatown along Dundas Street for great restaurants and fun shopping experience. Shops sell a number of fun ornaments as well as traditional Chinese items like beautiful silk robes, figurines and chopsticks.
Art Gallery in Ontario
Ontario Art Gallery, 317 Dundas St. W, is one of the leading art museums in the country, drawing important exhibitions. The gallery's impressive permanent collection includes many works by top Canadian artists as well as European greats such as Picasso and Van Gogh.
Royal Ontario Museum
Another popular and educational destination is the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Canada's largest museum. The museum's collection is a unique blend of art, science and archeology. There are natural history exhibitions that include examples of various creatures from around the world as well as cultural exhibits that show tools, textiles and art from people from different regions of the world, such as Greece and China. Dinosaur Collection is a favorite and popular with visitors of all ages.
Visit Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, the manor built in the early 1900s of Sir Henry Pellatt, a finance minister. Completed in 1914, the home had 98 rooms, a large hall, a conservatory, a large tube body, secret passages and more. Unfortunately, Pellatt began to experience financial difficulties and was forced to leave home by 1923. In 1937, the Kiwanis Club of Toronto, Casa Loma, opened to the public.
Toronto has a vibrant theater district with many different plays, musicals and other shows. Opera lovers can watch a production of the Canadian opera company while ballet enthusiasts can sit back and enjoy the graceful movements of the dancers of the National Ballet of Canada.
Shoppers will not be disappointed with Toronto offers. Queen Street West is a favorite shopping area with popular chain stores as well as unique shops. Eaton Center, 220 Yonge St., is a shopping mall located in the downtown area. For luxury goods, go to the exclusive Hazelton Lane shopping mall on 55 Avenue Rd.
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