"Located on the sparkling shores of Lake Ontario, Canada’s largest city is also the most multicultural. With almost half its 2.5-million population hailing from different countries, it’s no wonder the city has an international reputation!"
It’s not just the vibrant downtown core that attracts visitors. The entire Greater Toronto Area is full of attractions and things to see. Landing at Pearson Airport, on the outskirts of Mississauga, you’ll find yourself in close proximity to Toronto, as well as surrounding areas such as North York, Markham and Scarborough. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is a popular destination, with a year-round schedule of trade shows and other events.
Dominated by the imposing CN Tower, Toronto is also one of the artistic capitals of Canada, which makes it less than surprising that the safest city in North America would invest millions into redesigns of both its Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario.
It also has a vast array of festivals and events, from the merry First Night Celebration on New Year’s Eve, to the Downtown Jazz Festival, and caribbean-themed Caribana in the summer. In addition, a bustling theatre district, cinema houses and a wide range of music and nightclubs will keep your schedule crammed. Large concert venues like Roy Thompson Hall and Massey Hall are often host to top performers while intimate lounges and cafes boast more independent acts. If sports are more your thing, you can catch the Jays playing ball at the Rogers Centre, or the Leafs and Raptors at Home in the Air Canada Centre.
Die-hard shoppers will want to hit the ritzy Yorkville strip. Its charming streets, lined with upscale boutiques and high-end shopping centres such as Holt Renfrew, will provide a fashion fix for the most discerning consumers.