Located next to Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of Canada’s iconic cities and is one that is extremely popular with tourists from all over the world. It offers an interesting mix of culture, history, nature and urban life. If you are planning to visit this lake side city soon, do check out these top five tourist attractions.
This is one of Toronto’s main highlights. At 1,815 feet, it is the tallest building in Canada and one of the tallest buildings in the world. If you seek adventure, you can try the hands free walk on the outside ledge of the tower. And if you are the normal type, you can take the elevator to the observation deck, stand on a transparent floor and see some spectacular views while dining and shopping here. Irrespective of your type, you can be rest assured of a fabulous and thrilling experience.
One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Niagara Falls is located at about 90 kms from Toronto. Millions of tourists make this trip from Toronto to Niagara to see this massive volume of water tumble down a cliff. If you wish to indulge in this location a bit more, you can go to days inn and find yourself a hotel close to the waterfall location itself. You can see the waterfall from the top, get drenched by standing behind the waterfall and next to the curtain of water or from a helicopter. Whatever your method be, you are bound to be captivated by this mighty waterfall.
If you wish to see culturally diverse acts in Toronto, this is where you should go. Home to many theatres, studios and art galleries, the Harbourfront Centre hosts musical concerts, dance performances, plays, cultural events, kid’s shows and more all year around. And to top it, you get to experience the other amenities available around this waterfront.
The Distillery District
This historic district is located right in the middle of Toronto’s downtown. But, it is so unlike a typical downtown experience. Instead, it is a well preserved village of Victorian industrial architecture. This pedestrian only village promotes arts and culture through its Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Soulpepper Theatre Company and many more similar buildings.
Like most Chinatowns the world over, the ones in Toronto (there are 3 in total) are also fiercely popular with locals and tourists. It offers an unique mix of bargain shops and restaurants and cafes that can dazzle you with its culinary fare. Cuisines here range from authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and some other Asian fare. It’s proximity to the Eaton center gives it some more brownie points.
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