The Greater Toronto Area

The city of Toronto and the surrounding cities make up Canada's largest urban area, and North America's second most popular tourism destination (after New York City).  Home to the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Zoo and more, this region has attractions, activities and festivals for every type of traveller.

Skyline of Toronto, Ontario

For more information about the individual cities and counties of the Greater Toronto Area, browse the articles below or visit the official Provincial tourism website.

York Region

The York Region is the fastest growing region in all of Canada.  The area contains the large cities of Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill.  Stretching from large Lake Simcoe in the north to the Great Lake Ontario in the south, York Region is part of the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine, and there are 13 Conservation Areas and many regional and municipal parks in which to enjoy the amazing natural scenery of the moraine.


Peel Region

From its northern border, the Regional Municipality of Peel stretches 63 kilometers from the rural township of Caledon to the shores of Lake Ontario.  In between are two of Canada's largest cities: Mississauga (6th largest) and Brampton (11th largest).  Peel region is at the heart of the GTA's transportation network, containing both Pearson International Airport and seven major 400-series highways.
Downey's Farm, Brampton Ontario
Brampton is home to a diverse range of attractions: from Canada's largest water park to many cultural opportunities, including a Symphony Orchestra and the Heritage Theatre and Rose Theatre.  The Peel Heritage Complex includes an Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.


Halton Region

Halton is a vibrant and attractive destination.  Located centrally in Southern Ontario, the Halton Region extends along 25 kilometers of Lake Ontario shoreline. Within the region are the cities of Burlington and Oakville, and the towns of Halton Hills and Milton.

Popular attractions in the region include:

Burlington's Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada.→ the Royal Botanical Gardens
Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre / Kelso Conservation Area
the Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame
Mohawk Raceway and Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Slots
Lively shopping districts, fine dining and festivals and events
More than twenty year-round equestrian facilities.  Halton is a major equestrian centre, with more than 1,040 horse farms in the region.


The City of Toronto

Canada's largest city has something for everyone!

Toronto is the home of the CN Tower, the Blue Jays, Raptors, Argonauts and Maple Leafs sports teams, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the beautiful lakeshore and Toronto Island areas!


Durham Region

Parkwood Estate, Oshawa Ontario.

Durham Region is the region directly east of the City of Toronto. The area has a variety of landscapes and communities, including eight municipalities: the Town of Ajax, Brock Township, Municipality of Clarington, City of Oshawa, City of Pickering, Scugog Township, Town of Whitby and Uxbridge Township. A series of major lakeshore urban communities contrast with a variety of small towns, villages, hamlets and farms, that lie immediately inland.


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