A Guide to Toronto

Article by Julie Cao from Always on the Way

Toronto is one of the largest cities in Canada and it is located on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It is home to the most famous Canadian baseball team, the Blue Jays, and a complex of skyscrapers trumped by the CN tower. It is a multicultural city with more than half of the population born outside Canada, and the different ethnicities generally get along.

As the most culturally diverse city in the world, Toronto welcomes visitors year around. If you plan on visiting Toronto, ensure that you check out the following information about this city to make your trip a breeze.

Six Top Attractions in Toronto

Toronto has several famous sites that are visited by tourists. Some can be recognized from afar, others you need to spend time to explore.

CN Tower: This 533.3-meter high observation tower is the landmark of Toronto and is visible from almost everywhere in the city. It has the world’s first glass floor on a tower where visitors can view the magnificent skyline of Toronto from 342 meters high. For adrenaline junkies, you can push your limits by participating in the Edge Walk – walk on the top of the CN tower and lean back over the ledge with nothing but air, and the incredible view of Lake Ontario.

A beautiful view of the #Toronto #Skyline
Toronto Skyline

Royal Ontario Museum: One of the largest museums in Canada, featuring detailed collections of fine art, world culture, national history, earth treasure, and special exhibits. Free tours are available daily.

Toronto Island: Take a ferry from the Jack Layton ferry terminal on Queens Quay, and you will find this peaceful place that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can beach bum, go hiking on the trails, go biking, have a picnic on the island, and enjoy the tranquility.

Toronto Island - A #travel #guide to Toronto
Toronto Island

Distillery district: A collection of Victorian-era architecture housing art galleries, local restaurants, music festivals, cafes, and design stores. If you are in Toronto for Christmas, check out the Christmas Market at the Distillery District, where there are more than 18,000 trees that light up, countless street vendors, and stunning performances.

READ  Local's Guide to Cebu City, Philippines with the best things to do in Cebu City, where to eat and stay, and tips

Hockey Hall of Fame: It features various hockey exhibitions, different hockey trophies, such as the Stanley Cup, interactive games, and documentary films in black and white. It is a great place to get to know the history and have a deeper understanding of Canada’s national sport: ice-hockey.

Casa Loma: A Gothic Revival mansion reveals the history of former Canadian financier and soldier, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt and his family from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Take a guided tour inside the casa to gain interesting sights into Sir Henry Mill Pellatt’s family life.

Toronto off-the-beaten-path

Woodbine Beach Park: This 15.2- hectare beach park is on the east side of downtown Toronto, and it is a perfect place for a picnic, sunbathing, swimming, and beach volleyball. There is a long boardwalk where you can enjoy a scenic view of the beach and the Toronto skyline. There are benches on the side for you to sit down and relax.

High Park: This 399 – acre park has abundant wildlife, such as birds and mammals, ponds, walking trails, a children’s garden, picnic areas, a swimming pool, and an outdoor ice rink in winter. Come here in fall to view the changing color of the foliage, and, in the spring, cherry blossoms bloom there.

Toronto - High Park - a #travel #guide to #Toronto
Hight Park

Nathan Phillips Center: An urban plaza with an old and a new city hall, a water fountain that turns into an outdoor ice rink in the winter, and the Toronto sign. There are festivities and events that take place at this plaza all year around. After checking out the Nathan Phillips Center, head to Dundas Square and walk on North America’s longest street, Yonge Street.

Toronto - Nathan Philips Center - A #travel #guide to #Toronto
Toronto – Nathan Philips Center

401 Richmond Street West: A secret studio gallery in Toronto featuring amazing art galleries, cafes, and a Swipe bookstore. Free admission.

Ethnic Quarters: Multicultural Toronto can be represented in the ethnic communities like Greek town, Japanese town, Korean Town, Little Italy, China Town, and Little Poland.

READ  A travel guide to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Where to Eat

Choose a place to eat in Toronto can be tricky as there are many restaurants at every turn. Here are some of the budget-friendly dining places I recommend.

Village by the Grande: Within walking distance from St Patrick station with various food stalls that have ethnic cuisines from Japan, India, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Korea, and China. The food is incredibly inexpensive, with orders starting from $3.00.

El Furniture: Features all day everyday dishes at a price of $4.95.

Crêpes à GoGo: A small crepe restaurant that serves traditional French crepes, with menus featuring sweet crepes, not-so-sweet-crepes, and vegetarian crepes that cater to guests with all taste preferences.

El Almacen: An Argentinean café that features famous yerba mate and homemade Argentinean empanadas.

Santouka Ramen: Serves the best Japanese ramen in town, with a long lineup at the door. In addition to its delicious ramen, try its side dishes, such as Zangi fried chicken and gyoza.

Tips for visiting Toronto

The best way to get around Toronto is to take public transport. Toronto has four subway lines that transport passengers all around the city and the suburban area. If you stay in Toronto for more than four days, I recommend that you purchase a TTC weekly pass for $42.25.

The prime time to visit Toronto is in the fall (the end of the August to September). Winter is very long and extremely cold, with the temperature going down between -20 and -40 Celsius, while the summer can be very hot.

Julie Cao
Julie is a travel blogger and a lover of books, wine, soccer, landscape photography, and the Aurora Borealis. She was born and raised in China, has lived in Hawaii, and has currently made her way in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

A #travel #guide to Toronto

Toronto, Canada: a complete travel guide from someone who lives there. The guide includes famous attractions in Toronto and off the beaten path things to see and do, tips, and more.pin based on a photo from pixabay

Save

Save

Save

74 thoughts on “A Guide to Toronto

  1. The highlight of Toronto has to be Fionn MacCool’s. Perhaps that is just my highlight. Nice intro to some of Toronto’s attractions I must return there to see some travel friends.

  2. I been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of area postwholesale nfl jerseys. Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i happy to convey that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to don’t forget this web site and give it a glance on a constant basis.

  3. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  4. I was more than happy to search out this net-site.I needed to thanks to your time for this glorious read!! I positively having fun with every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you weblog post.

  5. After study a few of the blog posts in your website now, and I actually like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site list and can be checking back soon. Pls try my website as effectively and let me know what you think.

  6. Nice post. I study something tougher on totally different blogs everyday. It is going to at all times be stimulating to read content material from other writers and observe somewhat one thing from their store. I’d choose to use some with the content on my weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a hyperlink in your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is the fitting blog for anybody who desires to seek out out about this topic. You understand a lot its nearly arduous to argue with you (not that I actually would need…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a brand new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just nice!

  8. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So nice to search out somebody with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is one thing that is needed on the net, somebody with a bit originality. useful job for bringing something new to the web!

  9. After research a number of of the blog posts on your website now, and I actually like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site record and will be checking back soon. Pls take a look at my website as well and let me know what you think.

  10. I’m impressed, I must say. Actually not often do I encounter a weblog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the problem is one thing that not enough people are talking intelligently about. I’m very completely happy that I stumbled across this in my search for one thing regarding this.

  11. There are certainly lots of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a nice point to convey up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you carry up the place crucial thing will likely be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around issues like that, but I’m positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each girls and boys really feel the influence of only a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  12. An fascinating discussion is value comment. I feel that it’s best to write extra on this subject, it won’t be a taboo subject however usually people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  13. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn something like this before. So good to seek out somebody with some original ideas on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this website is something that’s wanted on the net, somebody with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the web!

  14. Good day! I simply want to give a huge thumbs up for the good information you might have here on this post. I will be coming back to your weblog for extra soon.

  15. Can I just say what a relief to find somebody who really knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know how to deliver a difficulty to gentle and make it important. More folks must learn this and understand this side of the story. I cant consider youre not more common since you definitely have the gift.

  16. Aw, this was a very nice post. In concept I want to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account appear to get one thing done.

  17. I’d have to examine with you here. Which is not one thing I normally do! I take pleasure in studying a post that can make people think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to remark!

  18. Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I would like to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means seem to get one thing done.

  19. The following time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to learn, but I truly thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you possibly can repair should you werent too busy searching for attention.

  20. Spot on with this write-up, I actually suppose this website needs way more consideration. I’ll probably be once more to learn rather more, thanks for that info.

  21. A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact purchased me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love reading extra on this topic. If possible, as you turn out to be expertise, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra particulars? It’s highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog submit!

  22. You made some respectable factors there. I looked on the web for the difficulty and located most people will go together with with your website.

  23. Spot on with this write-up, I really suppose this web site needs much more consideration. I’ll most likely be again to learn way more, thanks for that info.

  24. I’d need to examine with you here. Which is not one thing I often do! I enjoy studying a put up that will make people think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  25. Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this web site needs much more consideration. I’ll most likely be once more to read far more, thanks for that info.

  26. There are some fascinating points in time on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity however I’ll take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish extra! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

  27. Can I just say what a relief to find somebody who really knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to convey an issue to gentle and make it important. More folks must read this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant imagine youre no more widespread because you definitely have the gift.

  28. After examine a few of the blog posts in your web site now, and I really like your approach of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site list and will likely be checking again soon. Pls try my web site as effectively and let me know what you think.

  29. That is the precise weblog for anybody who wants to seek out out about this topic. You realize a lot its nearly hard to argue with you (not that I truly would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just great!

  30. Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thank you Nonetheless I’m experiencing issue with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting an identical rss downside? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  31. Once I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any method you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  32. This is the best weblog for anybody who needs to find out about this topic. You realize a lot its nearly arduous to argue with you (not that I really would need…HaHa). You positively put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply nice!

  33. Nice post. I study something tougher on different blogs everyday. It should always be stimulating to read content material from different writers and practice a little one thing from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content material on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a hyperlink on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Good post. I study something tougher on completely different blogs everyday. It’s going to all the time be stimulating to learn content material from other writers and apply a little bit something from their store. I’d choose to make use of some with the content material on my weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a hyperlink on your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Can I just say what a aid to seek out someone who actually knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to bring an issue to mild and make it important. More individuals have to read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant imagine youre not more widespread because you definitely have the gift.

  36. you’ve gotten a terrific weblog right here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my blog?

  37. There are some attention-grabbing deadlines in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity but I’ll take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

  38. I’m impressed, I must say. Actually not often do I encounter a blog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have got hit the nail on the head. Your thought is excellent; the problem is something that not enough people are talking intelligently about. I am very pleased that I stumbled across this in my seek for one thing referring to this.

  39. A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And he in fact purchased me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love reading extra on this topic. If attainable, as you change into expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with more details? It’s highly helpful for me. Large thumb up for this weblog publish!

  40. This web page is really a stroll-via for all of the information you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse right here, and also you’ll undoubtedly uncover it.

  41. Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account appear to get one thing done.

  42. That is the precise weblog for anyone who desires to seek out out about this topic. You understand so much its virtually hard to argue with you (not that I actually would need…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply nice!
    Phoenix One Bangalore West

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *