Toronto is provincial capital of Ontario & is also the most populous city. Positioned on Lake Ontario the skyline is dominated by the CN Tower, which itself is surrounded by number skyscrapers, which are home to some of Toronto’s & Canada’s best hotels.
Toronto’s diversity means there is something for everyone, for the sports fan there is the Toronto Maples Leafs NHL team, the Toronto Blue Jay baseball team and the Toronto Raptors, the NBA’s only Canadian team. The Rogers Centre which is home to the Blue Jays also holds many concerts featuring world famous music stars.
For the foodies the choice of restaurants is almost endless, from budget snack bars to Asian flavours all the way up to the revolving 360 Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower.
Toronto, Canada's Downtown
Over the last twenty years the Toronto’s waterfront area has grown to become one of the places to stay. With hotels that offer fantastic views over the harbour, the Rogers Centre which is home to the Toronto Blue Jays and host to numerous concerts plus a wide range of restaurants it is a great option. And not forgetting the CN tower which is right on your door step.
For shoppers or theatre buffs downtown Toronto is the place to be. The Eaton Centre is the heart of Toronto’s shopping district and a there are a host of hotels within a 5 minute walk. A walk along Young Street will bring you to the Ed Mirvish Theatre and Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Downtown Toronto is also home to City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square which during winter is transformed in to an outdoor skating rink.
From indie boutiques on Queen Street to high-end stores at Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto is the perfect city for a shopping break. Head into the heart of downtown Toronto to the city’s premier shopping spot, the Eaton Centre, visited by millions of tourists every year. Venture north to one of Canada’s largest shopping centres, Yorkdale Mall, to find more than 250 stores. Make sure you grab a VIP Travel in Style Card to make the most of the exclusive offers in the centre’s participating shops and restaurants. Outlet shopping available only 40 minutes from Toronto at the Toronto Premium Outlets.
If you’re a big sports fan, you’ll be in your element here; Toronto is home to five major league teams including the Maple Leafs (ice hockey) and Blue Jays (baseball). As night falls, head to the Entertainment District, where you’ll find some of the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs. From side-splitting comedy acts to nights hosted by some of the hottest DJs, there’s something to suit all tastes. The choice of live theatre shows rivals the likes of London and New York, and with over 7000 restaurants throughout the city, you’ll never go hungry.
Head up the world-famous CN Tower to see views of Toronto’s epic skyline. On a clear day, you’ll see all the way past Lake Ontario to New York City. On a city break to Toronto, you’ll also get the opportunity to enjoy a harbour cruise; it’s a great way to see the Toronto skyline and you’ll also get to stop off and explore the Toronto Islands. This cluster of 18 scenic islands include sandy beaches, an amusement park, and a choice of restaurants to try. If you’re on a family holiday to Canada, try a day at Toronto Zoo or the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, which features LEGO-themed rides and an impressive display of MINILAND Toronto.