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!
Toronto is one of the world's leading tourism cities. In 2006, Toronto had more than 4,000,000 tourist visitors - placing it at #14 of the world's most visited cities. In North America, only New York sees more tourists!
Adjacent to Ontario's Capital is the Greater Toronto Area, which includes the cities of Brampton, Burlington, Mississauga, Oshawa, Pickering, Vaughan, Markham and Whitby, along with numerous small villages and towns. Discover farmer's markets, antiques, the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre and much more!
Connecting most of the major downtown skyscrapers is the P.A.T.H. - the world's largest underground shopping network, with 27km (16m) of retail space.
Toronto contains more than 5000 restaurants, with dozens of cultures represented, as befits one of the world's most multi-cultural cities.
Downtown Toronto is filled with amazing attractions: major league sports like the Maple Leafs, Argonauts, Blue Jays, Raptors and Toronto FC, the Toronto Islands and Centreville amusement park, major festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival, Caribana and Pride Week, Ontario Place, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Fort York, terrific markets like Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market, thousands of retail shopping businesses and historic architecture.
Toronto is filled with parks and trails, both on the shores of Lake Ontario and further inland. Grange Park, High Park, Queen's Park, Kew Gardens, Lake Shore Boulevard... there are almost 300 parks in the City of Toronto, large and small.
Major Art Galleries & Museums
- The Art Gallery of Ontario
- The Royal Ontario Museum
- The Distillery District - showing artwork and historical artifacts from Toronto's industrial history.
- The BATA Shoe Museum - inside a building shaped like a shoebox!
Major Festivals and Events
- Canadian International AutoShow (February).
- Pride Week (June).
- Caribana is North America's largest street festival, showcasing Caribbean/West Indian culture (July/August).
- The Canadian National Exhibition (August).
- The Toronto International Film Festival (September).
- The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair(November).