Things to Do
The Big city.
Toronto, Canada’s largest and most multicultural urban centre, is also probably the most nicknamed, including Queen City, Toronto the Good, Hogtown, T.O., T Dot, The Big Smoke, Hollywood North and the 6ix.
Toronto Islands, also known as Toronto Island, Toronto Island Park, or just “the island” to residents is one of Toronto’s most popular parks, recreation areas, and tourist attractions. You’ll need to take a ferry to get to the island, and once you’re there a variety of activities await you. You can bike around the island, visit an amusement park, sun yourself on the beach (including Toronto’s only nude beach!), eat delicious food, take some amazing pictures of the Toronto skyline, explore beautiful gardens, get married, and more.
A prime example of modern Toronto’s commitment to its rich history, Casa Loma was first built in 1914 by financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The castle located in midtown Toronto, is now owned by the City of Toronto and is regarded as a treasured heritage landmark. Today, Casa Loma is one of Toronto’s top tourist attractions and hospitality venues. Each year over 650,000 visitors tour Casa Loma and the estate gardens. A perfect backdrop for special occasions, Casa Loma also plays host to over 250 private events annually.
It is our hope that Torontonians and visitors will come to understand and enjoy a revitalized Fort York National Historic Site as the place where Toronto was founded in 1793 and, twenty years later, where an important chapter in Canadian history was written when the Americans attacked York. The rebuilding of the fort after the war produced some of Toronto’s earliest architecture set in a cultural landscape containing some of the city’s most significant archaeological resources.
St. Lawrence Market
It’s one of the world’s great markets – each merchant a square on a lively and authentic patchquilt. The mothers, sons, fathers and daughters whose hard work and passion for food and their craft make up the collective story of the Market. You’re here, and part of the story. There’s so much to see, taste and discover – now, where to begin?
The St. Lawrence Market Complex today is comprised of three main buildings: The South Market, the North Market and St. Lawrence Hall. Their main purposes are described in brief below.
Art Gallery of Ontario - AGO
The Art Gallery of Ontario is located on Dundas Street in the heart of the city of Toronto. Walking distance from Yonge-Dundas Square, the Toronto Eaton Centre and Chinatown, the AGO is easy to plan into your itinerary. As the cultural centre of Canada, the city of Toronto is one of the most diverse and exciting urban centres in North America. See more information about what to experience, where to eat and where to stay on the Tourism Toronto website.
Niagara Falls, Canada provides a vast array of year-round activities for the entire family. Beautifully-maintained biking and walking trails line the world-famous Niagara gorge while numerous golf courses, ball diamonds, playing fields, swimming pools and rinks unite local citizens and contribute to a strong sense of community.