Toronto is Canada’s largest city, boasting a local population that is one of the most diverse you’ll find. There are so many things to do in Toronto, Canada
that you could return dozens of times and still find something new during each visit. With more than 100 cultures celebrated in Greater Toronto, this bustling city offers an eclectic variety of creative arts, international cuisine, fascinating museums, world-class theatre, shopping, festivals, concerts, sporting events and much more.
Receiving over 20 million visitors a year, Toronto is an enormously popular international tourist destination. Toronto has several noteworthy districts such as Chinatown
and the St. Lawrence Market
, where visitors and locals alike love to shop and dine. One of the most celebrated neighborhoods of style, Bloor-Yorkville
, offers a unique blend of designer shopping, haute couture boutiques, fashionable restaurants and world-class galleries.
The events, people and places continue beyond the city of Toronto’s borders. Vaughan
, just above Toronto, encompasses the five vibrant communities of Kleinburg, Maple, Woodbridge, Concord and Thornhill. This area is home to a number of famous attractions including Canada’s Wonderland
and Vaughan Mills Mall
, the newest large-scale shopping experience in the region which combines retail delights with engaging entertainment.
The thrills of the Queen’s Plate
offer the ultimate horse racing experience, and the Molson Grand Prix
features Indy racing at its finest. There are also numerous professional sports teams in Toronto: the Maple Leafs
for NHL fans, the Blue Jays
for MLB lovers, and the Raptors
for basketball fanatics. If you want to get a taste for Canadian Football, you could check out an Argonauts
game, and there is also the Rock
for lacrosse and Toronto F.C.
representing Toronto in the professional soccer world.
Although many people visit Toronto in the winter for the world class skiing and snowboarding
, the summer is an equally exciting season to experience the region. This is when the streets come alive with masquerade costumes, calypso and steel pan music, and hip hop and soca parties, all for the annual Caribana
festival. Toronto’s Centre Island also has much to offer year-round, with trails, picnic sites, and parks
. Or take in any one of Toronto’s internationally-recognized festivals throughout the year, including the film festival
in September and three major jazz festivals
that fill the streets in the warmer months.
If you have an interest in natural history, you will definitely want to visit the Royal Ontario Museum
while you’re here. The Toronto Zoo
and Ontario Science Centre
are ideal destinations for families, and the CN tower
is known as the world’s tallest building, which visitors of all ages can appreciate. And although it may sound strange, the Bata Shoe Museum
has an amazing collection that is well worth visiting if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. Of course, the Niagara region is just a short drive away for tours of award-winning wineries, brilliant performance festivals and the majesty of Niagara Falls
No matter if business or pleasure brings you to the Greater Toronto area, your visit will certainly not disappoint, especially when you stay in a comfortable and convenient Extended Stay Hotels studio suite.