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Probably the most popular city in Canada, Toronto is a diverse cultural destination that is highly regarded for its museums, concerts, family entertainment, sports stadiums and craft beers. Visit a gallery, taste aromatic craft beers, enjoy one of its many music festivals or explore Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands in this fun Canadian city.

Toronto has always been a popular international destination. Since the British founded a colony in the 18th century the immigrants have kept coming. Today, nearly three million people live here, with more than 130 languages and dialects spoken in the city. Experience the multicultural diversity of the city in neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy and Kensington Market.

Many attractions are within reach of the well organized public transport system in Toronto or you can simply explore by foot; follow the PATH, the world largest underground shopping mall with 28 kilometres of underground passages and shops that run underneath downtown Toronto.

Visit historic buildings and cultural exhibitions in Yorkville and the Distillery District. Relax in High Park and Toronto Botanical Garden or try your courage in the 356-meter Edge Walk along the facade of the CN Tower. Experience baseball and football games at the Rogers Centre and get a photo with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Two other attractions not to be missed are the Royal Ontario Museum with its beautiful architecture, Casa Loma and the Art Gallery of Ontario, where you can enjoy excellent art, both local and international. Rummage the fashion stores in the Toronto Eaton Centre or buy fresh food and curios on the St. Lawrence Market. If you’re travelling with the family, don’t miss the Toronto Zoo and Canada's Wonderland, which are perfect for outings with the kids.

Winters in Toronto are typically cold, like most of Canada, and while the summers can sometimes get very hot, they’re usually mild and pleasant – perfect for a little stroll in the park. Throughout the year, the Harbourfront Centre organizes cultural events including SING!, Toronto Vocal Arts Festival and the Caribbean carnival.

If you’re in Canada then it’d be almost criminal not to make the 90-minute trip to Niagara Falls. Take a trip on Yonge Street, one of the longest roads in the world that runs past Lake Ontario, through the Canadian wilderness, stretching onto Lake Simcoe.

Each year 21 million people visit the city and most countries run direct flights to Toronto International Airport. The location of the city on Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, along with its cultural diversity, only goes a short way to explaining why Toronto is such a popular destination – if you really want to know, you’d better book your own trip today.

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Where to stay in Toronto

Downtown Toronto showing heritage architecture, a city and an administrative building

Downtown Toronto

4/5Very Good!(475 area reviews)

Known for its must-see aquarium and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Toronto. Check out top attractions like Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, and jump on the metro at Osgoode Station or St Patrick Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Toronto
Toronto Zoo showing rides and a playground as well as a large group of people

Scarborough

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Scarborough. Spend some time visiting top spots like Toronto Zoo, and catch the metro at McCowan Station or Scarborough Centre Station to see more of the area.

Scarborough
Toronto Botanical Garden which includes a garden

North York

3.5/5Good!(15 area reviews)

Travellers love North York for its popular shops, and you can see more of Toronto by jumping on the metro at Downsview Station or Wilson Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Downsview Park.

North York
Etobicoke which includes street scenes

Etobicoke

3.5/5Good!(44 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Etobicoke. Spend some time visiting top spots like Sherway Gardens, and catch the metro at Kipling Station or Islington Station to see more of the area.

Etobicoke
CN Tower which includes a sunset, central business district and general coastal views

Toronto Entertainment District

If you're spending time in Toronto Entertainment District, you might enjoy attractions like CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's popular aquarium before hopping on the metro at St Andrew Station to see more of the city.

Toronto Entertainment District
Yorkville which includes heritage architecture, an administrative building and a city

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Yorkville. If sightseeing is on the list, Downtown Yonge is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bay Station or Yonge Station to see more of the area.

Yorkville

Top hotels in Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
£84
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto Eaton Centre and Toronto ...

3.8/5Good! (17,948 reviews)

"Very nice hotel close to everything. I stayed on the 26th floor with gym, pool and lounge that i loved"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
£106
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Sony Centre for the ...

4.4/5Excellent! (12,399 reviews)

"We loved our stay here. The beds and pillows were super comfortable and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Ready to help you in any way. Excellent value for our money and will definitely be staying here again"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
£115
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena and Hockey Hall of Fame. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,940 reviews)

"Location is excellent with regard to Union Station,subway,proximity to Toronto Island,etc"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Popular things to do in Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(179 reviews)

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

Toronto Eaton Centre
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Toronto Eaton Centre

4.5/5(184 reviews)

Treat yourself to a shopping trip in the stores and boutiques of Toronto’s largest mall, which is housed under a striking glass ceiling.

Scotiabank Arena
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Scotiabank Arena

4.5/5(41 reviews)

Catch an event at Scotiabank Arena during your trip to Old Toronto.Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

4/5(12 reviews)

The highlight at this amusement park is the super-fast Leviathan ride, but there are 15 other roller coasters and more than 200 attractions to explore.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Casa Loma
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Casa Loma

4.5/5(65 reviews)

This romantic hilltop mansion is a true Toronto landmark with a classic interior that you may recognize from several blockbuster movies.

Top activities in Toronto

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Harbour Cruise
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Harbour Cruise

£28

Discover the very the best of Toronto on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 48 hour ticket you can explore this majestic city at your own pace. Along the way you'll see all of the key landmarks, including the CN Tower, Yonge-Dundas Square, Casa Loma, St.

Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

£74

Experience one of North America’s most spectacular sights with a day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Feel the cool mist on your face and hear the roar of the water from the Canadian side of this epic waterfall, enjoy lunch with an iconic view, and sip wine at a local winery on this full-day bus tour.

Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

£12

Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over 70 countries. Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hockey Hall of Fame offers something for everyone.

Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting
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Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting

£70

Fall head over heels for Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing tour. An expert guide ushers you along the Niagara Parkway and into Niagara Falls, where you can behold the magnificence of North America's most powerful falls before indulging in a sumptuous wine tasting.

Ultimate Toronto Tour
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Ultimate Toronto Tour

£114

Embark on a guided tour of the city to witness astounding views from the top of the CN Tower and visit the magnificent Casa Loma manor.Toronto is a thriving metropolis that is bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind attractions and lively neighborhoods just waiting to be discovered.

Private One-Way Transfer: Toronto Pearson Airport or Markham City Ontario
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Private One-Way Transfer: Toronto Pearson Airport or Markham City Ontario

£35

professional chauffeur will be awaiting your arrival by your terminal in the airport, Travel in a private luxury Vehicle.Toronto Pearson International Airport to/from Markham City Ontario Canada Our professional chauffeurs will make sure that your travel is safe and comfortable, punctually, confidentially and in great style.

Reviews of Toronto

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 36.81159420289855%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.666666666666667%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 12, 2020

As a single visitor, l felt safe going out and felt really glad that l didn't need to have someone with me. Although it was really nice to have a good friend take me to see Niagra Falls. I will be returning.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 10, 2020

A great city, plenty to see and do. Locals are very friendly and helpful. Transportation can be quite restrictive if parts of the Streetcar network are out of action but this is rare.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 4, 2020

It's a great city, a whole series of interlocking neighbourhoods, all slightly different. Very walkable. Lots of unique entertainment, from the great old band venues like the Horseshoe, to lovely unique theatre venues,great cinema and in the summer,

5/5 - Excellent

PeterS

Jan 9, 2020

I love this city. Best in North America. Been back many times.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 5, 2020

Friendly people, lots of halal options for dining :))

4/5 - Good

Marion

Dec 30, 2019

a easy city to navigate by following the PATH a indoor walkway connecting the subways, malls and museums, galleries and hotels. The Sherway centre not far from Kipling metro was much quieter, with a good array of shops and places to eat.

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