Wednesday, January 19, 2011

10 Things to Do and Visit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada is well known for its architecture, museums, galleries, music, dining, and of course, shopping.  The diversity of its people and the wonderful ambiance around the city make it a wonderful experience in visiting and a great place for those who reside there. You will never want to leave. There is so much to see and do.

One of the great architectural landmarks is the CN Tower. Originally, the tower was built as a center for telecommunications; today it also serves as one of the major, eye catching, and attractions to tourists. It is 113 stories high and has a 2 1/2 inch thick, glass floor that is sure to give you more than a few butterflies as you look down below you.  Another super feature is the glass enclosed restaurant that revolves 360 degrees. If you are brave enough, there is the Sky pod Observation Lookout that goes up 33 stories higher!

For the sports fans, hopefully you can attend one of The Toronto Maple Leafs games. If you are a theater or music buff, there’s always a musical advertised on Kings Street at The Princess of Wales Theater. Museums are plentiful and the Royal Ontario Museum in Queens Park is a delight for adults and kids alike. It is a marvel to see. The museum has 4 humongous carved totem poles, the largest being around 80 feet high, that rise up out of the center of the stairwells. The museum houses over 6 million pieces of fascinating objects in archeology and science. There are over 40 galleries of art.

Shopping is an extraordinary affair at The Path, the world’s largest underground shopping center that connects downtown and the business district. You will find stores, places to eat, and many areas to just sit a spell. You will need that! Plenty of maps are readily available if you lose your way. Another shopping area you won’t want to miss is Honest Eds. It is a true bargain store. You won’t miss it. It has a sign that is lit up with over 100,000 lights! China Town is another adventure in shopping where you can find great deals on clothing and a wide array of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean food to feast on.

If you want to get out of the high energy levels of the big city in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, get out into the little neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own special charm. You check out the Polish bakery in Roncesvalles. If antiques are your niche, you certainly won't want to pass up a visit to a Leslieville to browse some quaint little shops with a style all their own.

Be sure to get a ride on the trackless train ride through High Park to get a stunning and magical view of the parks gorgeous 399 acres of lush land. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all. You are definitely going to want to think about spending much more time in Toronto. There is so much more to discover. 

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