Toronto, Ontario, is Canada’s largest and most diverse city and is home to a dynamic mix of tourist attractions. The city boasts of galleries, museums and islands offshore. The famous CN Tower and Niagara Falls is also located in Toronto.
In winter, you can discover shopping and entertainment attraction through an underground walkway. During summer on the other hand, you can walk around the scenic coastline as you enjoy the beaches and parks. There is no shortage of things to do, from the vibrant Entertainment District, featuring the latest music and fine dining, to the Distillery District, where unique shops and restaurants have their own fresco. All are set in unbelievably restored buildings.
Toronto’s iconic landmark, the 553-meter CN Tower, was designed between 1972 and 1976 and it’s one of the city’s must-see attractions and the most unmissable. This iconic symbol can be seen anywhere in town or a spectacular viewing area. Then there’s the Edge Walk. This involves a hands-free walk on a 1.5-meter-wide ledge around the outer edge of the main pod at a height of 365 meters. This is not for the faint-hearted. Here participants are tied to a safety harness and to a protective belt.
The rotating 360 restaurant has fine dining with some of the finest views from anywhere in Toronto and is open to visitors for lunch and dinner. Guests dining here can enjoy free access to the tower’s LookOut and Glass Floor levels of the tower. To explore Toronto, its best to stay in the city center on either a budget, mid-range or luxury hotel depending on the size of your pocket. Consider having a day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto.
A trip to Toronto’s Niagara Falls is a convenient route if you don’t want to drive yourself. Tours offer hotel pick-up and drop-off, including a Horn blower Niagara Cruise that takes you to the water tumbling wall. Tours also stop at some of the area’s main locations, including Whirlpool Rapids, Floral Clock, and beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake village.
Niagara Falls is famous both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. The fall has been used for commercial, industrial and recreational purposes.
PLACES TO STAY IN TORONTO
Budget Hotels: On the Esplanade near St. Lawrence Market, the Novotel Toronto Centre is a decent option. Downtown Home Inn is a bed-and-breakfast with a decent downtown location near a major subway stop. In addition, the decently priced Super 8 is in Chinatown on the east side of the town centre.
Mid-Range Hotels: Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbour front on the waterfront is a great spot, especially in summer. It is close to several lakefront restaurants with an extensive waterfront pedestrian area and walking distance from the CN Tower and other attractions. The hotel also has an outdoor pool.
The Holiday Inn Express is another great mid-range hotel, north of the Esplanade, close to the Financial District and the other attractions. A few blocks north of the famous Yonge and Dundas Square area, you can find the highly rated Saint James Hotel.
Luxury Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton is at the top of the luxury list, with a comfortable, central location between Entertainment and Financial Districts. Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto was established in 2014 and is located near the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Rogers Centre, providing spectacular views of Lake Ontario.
The Hilton Toronto and the Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel, have comfortable indoor / outdoor pools. Both hotels are near Eaton Center Shopping Complex.
There are so many hotels and accommodation available so that shouldn’t be a problem. Proper planning for visa, flights and accommodation is important if you want to consider visiting Toronto, Canada.
Overall, Toronto is definitely worth visiting!