Big, lively and multicultural, Canada’s largest city, Toronto is a city with a rich heritage. Comprised of many little neighbourhoods, including Chinatown, Greek Town, Corso Italia, Koreatown and Little Portugal to name a few, Toronto is a lively cosmopolitan city, filled with exceptional art, food, beaches, nightlife and more.

The perfect ‘fun’ destination, these are some of the top sites you need to see in Canada’s powerhouse city.

Festivals

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If you’re travelling to Toronto in the summer months, it’s definitely worth taking the time to visit some of the city’s festivals. As nice weather tends to be quite fleeting, some of the world’s greatest festivals are packed into a short time frame. In June, you can celebrate Canada’s biggest Pride festival, and then September brings the Toronto International Film Festival, Nuit Blanche, Caribbean carnival, summer music festival and lots more! 

CN Tower

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No trip to Toronto would be complete without a visit to the famous CN Tower. The 553-metre high free-standing structure offers visitors with an impressive birds-eye view of the city below from the observation deck. Alternatively, you can also reserve a spot for dinner at the tower’s top floor restaurant, 360, to enjoy the view and a great meal!

Distillery District

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Located in downtown Toronto and set amongst heritage architecture, this pedestrian-only village is devoted to promoting arts and culture and is the perfect escape from the typical city sights.

Hockey Hall of Fame

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Even if you’re not a huge hockey fan, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame is a fun experience, filled with interactive exhibits which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Toronto’s Neighbourhoods

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Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities; you’ll hear more than 140 languages and dialects spoken on the streets of the ‘City of Neighbourhoods’. Each neighbourhood has its own personality and vibe – it’s worth taking the time to explore a few different neighbourhoods!

St Lawrence Market

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Voted as the best food market in the world by National Geographic, it goes without saying that a visit to St Lawrence Market is a must when in Toronto. Home to over 120 speciality food vendors, you can find everything from fresh produce to baked goods, seafood and prepared foods and more.

Toronto Islands

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and catch the ferry to the Toronto Islands. Whether you’re after a scenic boardwalk, beachy cafes or a simple beach day, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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