Toronto – On the Shores of Lake Ontario in Canada
Despite not being Canada’s capital, Toronto is the country’s most populated city, an indication that there is plenty to enjoy. If you are thinking about a city break to a modern city this year you should certainly consider a holiday in Toronto. Couples and groups are most likely to appreciate holidays to Toronto because of the sightseeing and cultural delights on offer both day and night.
Your flights into the city will land at Toronto Pearson International Airport which is only a half an hour away from the heart of Toronto.
The options are great when it comes to considering which of the Toronto hotels to stay at. The city is seen as a huge financial centre in the world so there are a lot of classy hotels that cater for the constant flurry of business representatives visiting. Choose a 5 star hotel for a Toronto holidays and relax in top class surroundings with great services and facilities at hand. There is reasonably priced accommodation around the city too. 3 Star hotels mean that you get a great price on a room as well as access to all the modern facilities and amenities that modern tourists have come to expect. Hostels can also be found if you are travelling on a budget and looking for cheap hotels in Toronto.
The public transport in the city is fantastic and makes it so much easier to travel around the city to explore at your own pace. You could hire a car but it’s much easier to use the rail, subway and streetcar services to get to wherever you want.
Toronto – Sightseeing & Activities
Believe it or not you can actual enjoy a say at the beach during holidays to Toronto. There are three beaches to choose from that could provide a surprising option for tourists travelling over summer. You will find various amusements and activities on offer around the area throughout the year.
The modern aspects of Toronto are the most popular places for tourists and you won’t travel far before coming across one. Holidays in Toronto has plenty to offer through its various districts. The Royal Ontario Museum is a very contemporary structure which is notable for its unique architecture. Inside you will find various artefacts from world history. If you want to experience some Canadian culture then the Art Gallery of Ontario has plenty of exhibits showcasing many talented artists from across the country.
One place which is definitely worth the entrance fee is the Ontario Science Centre. There you will be able to explore the tornado machine, sound proof tunnel, indoor rainforest and various other science exhibits that occur throughout the year. The Toronto City Hall is another example of the contemporary building designs in the city and there you can enjoy the ski rink which is open over winter. Perhaps the most notable landmark that is found on Toronto holidays is the CN Tower which stands over 1640 feet tall.
If you are travelling with the family, or you simply want to enjoy a fun loving day out, you can enjoy a day at Toronto Zoo which has a large variety of wildlife in captivity. Also the Black Creek Pioneer Village takes you in a time machine back to the simpler times in Canada. Canada Wonderland isn’t to be missed either, considered one of North America’s best theme parks.
If you are curious to the shopping capabilities on your holiday, Toronto has plenty of options including malls which should suffice anybody’s needs. Toronto Eaton Centre is one such example where you will find a variety of boutiques selling international brand items.
Toronto – Cuisine & Nightlife
The options available when you are hungry are plentiful. Typical northern American style diners and restaurants can be found everywhere and they offer you great meals. The huge city is known for being very multicultural because of its inhabitants and this is reflected in the cuisine available. If you want to try something different then you will find various restaurants within Little Italy, Portugal Village, Little India and Koreatown. The world is practically your oyster! There are plenty of places to eat during the day and hotels are somewhere you can expect to enjoy fine dining at any point of the day. Fast food restaurants are also an option for busy explorers.
Evening entertainment can be as much fun as during the day. Those who enjoy a night at the theatre will have the choice of various shows ranging from musicals to stand-up and even ballet. Various festivals celebrating performing arts are held throughout the year so it is a good idea to select the dates for Toronto holidays carefully. Nightlife is popular with locals, and tourists will find plenty of bars and clubs provide many options for a late night. The Clubland area of the city is the most popular area to go on a night. There you will find various venues.
Toronto – Weather & Climate
Canada is known to be a fairly cold nation in general but Toronto holidays can be warm in parts thanks to its southerly location. Summer can be very warm at the best of times and even summer days can reach up 30°C at times. If weather is a big concern for you them summer is the best time to visit. While summer is the warmest season it is also the wettest when it come to rainfall. The season also experiences a fair few thunderstorms too.
Autumn and spring provide mild weather, but the days can often be quite chilly with the odd snow shower not a surprise. Winter will bring plenty of snow, sometimes it can hamper getting around quickly, but other times it makes the city an even more beautiful spectacle. Don’t forget to bring a jacket when travelling between the months of November through till February.