There are just too many Toronto places of interest to mention them all, but like most major cities there are both modern and historical attractions that are very popular. Here is a rundown of places in the city of Toronto that both residents and visitors love.
The Eaton's Centre is located in the heart of the downtown Toronto and includes over 200 stores. There is something for everyone here, no matter what your budget. The shopping centre is an architectural masterpiece with its glass domed features and large Canadian geese mobile.
Although hugely popular, it is not the biggest of Toronto's attractions. That title goes to the CN tower. If you are looking for a bird's eye view of the city, then this structure is the place to visit.
The CN Tower stands close to 2-thousand feet. It houses one of the best restaurants in the city and has an observation deck with a partially transparent floor.
If Victorian architecture is more your style, then you might consider visiting Yorkville. The shopping and dining here is both charming and upscale. It is a favorite spot among celebrities who visit the city.
For a more historical charm, you can visit the Distillery District. It is a pedestrian village with restored Victorian industrial buildings. Situated along Mill Street, the district features a mix of old and new. Whether it is shopping, food, entertainment or art that you desire, you will find it here.
For those who have a curious mind, the Ontario Science Centre is located in Toronto. It has eleven themed areas and covers subjects such as space, communications, energy, sports and the human body.
When you are ready for some rest and relaxation you can head to The Beaches
at Kew Gardens
. Not only is this one of the best summer spots in the city, it is host to the International Jazz Festival
every July. You can find out more on this event by following this link: www.beachesjazz.com
If it is the sun that you seek, you can also consider a visit to Centre Island. A short trip just north of the city and you can enjoy sandy beaches in a number of areas including; Barrie, Orillia, and Midland.
Toronto points of interest include several museums, such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Thousands of people visit the two above mentioned attractions every year, but there are a few hidden gems to enjoy as well.
The Toronto Aerospace Museum
sits on the former grounds of the Downsview Airport and displays both artifacts and full-sized aircraft. For a glimpse inside check out www.casmuseum.org
In addition to this exhibit, there are several small historic museums to explore in the city. Use www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/index.htm
and click on Toronto's historic museums to see a complete list.
Did you know that Toronto is home to a premier historic landmark? The castle, Casa Loma, was originally the home of a prominent Toronto financier, but today it is a tourist attraction and a favorite spot for wedding ceremonies and other events.
From grand points of interest to grass roots... Riverdale Farm, located in Riverdale Park near Gerard and Carlton Street, is open to the public all year round. Its organic market is open from May to October.
At Riverdale Farm you have access to everything country: food, arts, crafts and animals.
Worth a Look
Here is a list of some other interesting spots to see when sightseeing in Toronto:
* Canada's Walk of Fame
* Black Creek Pioneer Village
* Fort York
* Ontario Legislature
* The Design Exchange
* Harbor front centre
* Hockey Hall of Fame
* Yonge-Dundas Square
* St. Lawrence Market
Getting around to visit all of the great places of interest in Toronto shouldn't be a problem. If you are the type of person who wants to see and do it all, consider taking a tour bus. Visit www.citysightseeingtoronto.com
for information on the service.
If you'd like a view from the water or sky you can log on to www.torontotours.net
to read about a few good options. When busing it, you can take in some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.
Stop for a bite to eat and do a little shopping and then hop back on your bus for more adventure. From the water you get a view of several points of interest and an outstanding skyline.
No matter what your area of interest might be, you can see from the many examples mentioned on this page that you are totally covered in Toronto.