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Toronto
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Toronto

One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is £69 per night from 22 Mar to 23 Mar

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,977 reviews)

"The suites are spacious and have great views of the city. We always request a corner suite which gives us wrap-around windows on two sides. Visiting during the pandemic, there were no recreational or dining facilities available. We ordered food from the restaurant and it was delivered promptly and ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is £59 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Centennial Park is 2.6 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,887 reviews)

"clean property and rooms are very nice and spacious! would recommend to anyone looking for a stay at a hotel"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
The price is £112 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Financial District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. CN Tower and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,414 reviews)

"Really good service and great staff. Quiet and beautiful"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

The Fairmont Royal York
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Toronto

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is £89 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Thornhill, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from First Markham Place and within 6 miles (10 km) of Flato Markham Theatre and Markham Pan Am Centre. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,013 reviews)

"This is the first hotel I've stayed with where I felt so at home I completely understand why evevryone feels this way. Incredibly clean, delicious breakfast, accommodating in every way possible and comfortable lodging. Special shout-out to the manager who helped me out when I was in a bind, only ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is £72 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Located in North York, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.7 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,225 reviews)

"Loved this hotel! check in was smooth and simple, front desk staff were really nice, the room was great!!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Oakville
Staybridge Suites Oakville
3 out of 5
2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
The price is £70 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated in Oakville, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Oakville Art Society. Sovereign House and Bronte ...

4.3/5Excellent! (352 reviews)

"Very well kept and clean. A wee bit noisy from the nearby traffic on the highway and the free breakfast is meagre and not appealing (I'm picky). But overall, it's good. - Jake"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Staybridge Suites Oakville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Toronto

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5/5 - Excellent

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21 Mar 2020

Best place on the planet

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

If you want to get around the city very easily we used Uber. Very convenient, quick and cheap. All cars and drivers clean and professional!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Feb 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

10 Feb 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

4 Feb 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

9 Jan 2020

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

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