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