TORONTO

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As one of the most di­verse cities in Canada, Toronto is a melt­ing pot of cul­tures where over 140 lan­guages are spo­ken, and over half of the res­i­dents are from out­side of Canada. As the largest city in Canada, there is a dy­namic range of things to ex­pe­ri­ence:

Yorkville is per­fect for wan­der­ing and ex­plor­ing lux­ury ho­tels (make sure to check out the city’s lux­ury land­mark ho­tel, The Hazel­ton Ho­tel, the­aters, gourmet restau­rants, a prestigious shop­ping district, and pic­ture-per­fect Vic­to­rian homes; West

Queen West is the city’s home for art stu­dios and edgy works; and City Cen­ter is the heart of down­town where you find at­trac­tions such as The CN Tower, Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium of Canada and the re­vi­tal­ized Union Sta­tion. En­joy Broad­way-style shows at the Mirvish Pro­duc­tions The­atre, and ex­pe­ri­ence the best nightlife in the Toronto

En­ter­tain­ment District (con­cen­trated around King Street West be­tween Univer­sity Av­enue and Spad­ina Av­enue), or the lo­cal Gay Vil­lage (known lo­cally as “The Vil­lage” – sur­round­ing Church and Welles­ley streets). If you are an in­te­rior and ar­chi­tec­ture en­thu­si­ast, the 18th an­nual edition of Doors

Open Toronto is sched­uled for May 27-28. The an­nual event of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to see in­side more than 150 ar­chi­tec­turally, his­tor­i­cally, cul­tur­ally and so­cially sig­nif­i­cant build­ings across the city. Then the Toronto Out­door Art Ex­hi­bi­tion is the long­est-run­ning, con­tem­po­rary, open-air ju­ried art show in Canada, takes places July 14-16 in Nathan Phillips Square. Then cool off with a cold beer at the Toronto’s

Fes­ti­val of Beer on July 28-30.

For a memorable sum­mer ac­tiv­ity, take ad­van­tage of the city’s lakeshore of Lake On­tario and do an elec­tric bike tour around the wa­ter­front with Toronto Elec­tric Bike Tours, take a he­li­copter above down­town Toronto with Toronto Heli Tours, or go on a unique ad­ven­ture with The Culi­nary Ad­ven­ture

Com­pany that will have you ca­noe through the lake and out to the Toronto Is­lands where you will sa­vor a 5-course gourmet meal at sun­set be­fore hav­ing a night pad­dle back to where you started. Stay at the up­scale Le Ger­main Maple Leaf Square for a ho­tel that is ideally lo­cated in the heart of down­town, and walk­ing dis­tance from the wa­ter­front.

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Toronto Tourism

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Toronto Tourism Toronto is one of the most di­verse cities in Canada

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