The city of Toronto is the entertainment and financial capital of Canada. Other than that, Toronto is also the largest city of Canada. It has a population over 4.5 million people and the home of world famous CN Tower and Niagara Falls. Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, and sports industries. The home of Canada’s highest ranked university – The University of Toronto is also situated in this city. It is also the most ethnically-diverse city in the world according to UNESCO, with 49% of the population born outside Canada. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.
Toronto Tourist Attractions
CN Tower, Toronto
The landmark CN Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the world, and also an important telecommunications hub. As a result, residents of Toronto enjoy some of the clearest reception in North America. Each year approximately 2 million people visit the CN Tower to take in the breath-taking view! Though you can take the elevator, if you are up for a challenge, you can climb the 1176 stairs to reach the top of CN Tower. I once climbed it for a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Activities On Top of CN Tower
- The 360 Restaurant that rotates every 7 minutes allowing you a complete and unobstructed view of the city
- You can stand on the Glass Floor at the Outdoor Observation Deck where you can see the ground straight down
- Arcade Motion Theater Ride for kids
Casa Loma Toronto
If you have kids, you should take them to the Toronto Casa Loma. It is a majestic castle built in 1911. It was originally the residence of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt but now turned in to a museum. It is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, swimming pool, wine cellar, billiards room and a beautiful 5 acre estate gardens among many other features.
Most of us love to see some kind of a sports game. If you are one of them, make sure you visit the Skydome. It is the home of Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), CFL Toronto Argonauts (football), Toronto Raptors (basketball) and Toronto Maple Leaves (hockey). It is located in the heart of downtown right beside the CN Tower.
North America’s largest street festival – Caribana is happening each year in Toronto, Canada from June to August. This year celebrates its 41st anniversary. Held from June 13th to August 3rd, Caribana is a festival filled with brilliant costumed masqueraders and live music (soca, calypso, reggae and salsa) It sure is an event that you do not want to miss if you visit Canada. Other than music, this grand festival includes dances, food and costumes of Jamaica, Guyana, Bahamas and Brazil along with other cultures.
One of my favorite places in Toronto is Canada’s Wonderland – the premier themed amusement park. This is a great place to go for some family fun. The rides are exhilarating! When planning your trip to Canada’s Wonderland it is better to pack your own lunch and snacks as the food is expensive on the park premises. Drinking water is the same but you can refill your bottle at the water fountain. If you take few packets of crystal light or other packets of powdered juice, you can just add it to the water to make a refreshing drink. It is also a good idea to bring cloths that dry fairly fast for the water rides. Otherwise you will have to walk around in soaking wet cloths. You are bound to have a good time at this Toronto amusement park as there are rides and attractions for every age group with twist and turns and loopy loops, spins, whirls and drops.
If you ever visit Toronto, Canada you will have a wonderful time and will always have something to talk about when you return home. This is the city for the young and the old alike. Day or night, there is always something going on in Toronto! Find out some of the luxurious hotels in Toronto here and start planning your trip.