Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Toronto, known for its cultural heritage, is an important multicultural English-speaking city and financial hub

About Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, where thousands of migrants have found their home and helped to enrich the culture of this cosmopolitan metropolis. This city is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario and is located on the northwest side of the lake with the same name, 129 kilometers (80.2 mi) from the famous Niagara Falls.

The 500-meter (1,640 ft) tall CN Tower is the emblem of Toronto, with a revolving restaurant, a panoramic elevator, and a section with glass floor, all of which allow to enjoy a beautiful view. Venture to feel vertigo on the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere by taking a walk along the edge of the top. Rogers Centre, known as SkyDome, is next to the CN Tower and it is the home of the Blue Rays baseball team; it presents multiple events and stands out for being the first stadium with a retractable roof.

Toronto is full of interest sites for every taste, comprising multiple museums and theaters, parks, five golf courses, places to photograph the landscape, public spaces where you can admire works of art, LGBT friendly establishments, several convention centers, and shopping places. Enjoy a summer day on the beaches of the lake; organize a picnic in the green spaces of the Toronto Islands, where you will find Centreville Amusement Park; or walk through the streets to discover its varied neighborhoods. Additionally, stroll along the port area, that houses a promenade and biking trails; visit any of the three Chinese neighborhoods in the city; or explore the Distillery District, an area with coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries, dedicated to promoting local culture.

Among the main attractions of this city you will find Ripley's Aquarium, which has a tunnel 96 meters (315 ft) long, surrounded by water, fish, including rays and even sharks; Toronto Zoo, which is the country's largest, with species from regions such as Eurasia, Australasia, and Indomalaya; Casa Loma, a castle that will take you back in time, with secret passages, a tunnel, multiple rooms, gardens, and even stables; and the Hockey Hall of Fame, with games, exhibitions, movie theaters, and shops. You could also go shopping to the Saint Lawrence Market, a complex of three buildings that was the former City Hall and now houses shops, restaurants, and even art venues; or Bloor Street and the Yorkville neighborhood, with luxury shops such as Chanel and Tiffany & Co.

Toronto's cultural offer is very wide; the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest museums in North America, with over 80,000 pieces; the Royal Ontario Museum, whose 1910 building houses a glass construction that safeguards historical objects from various cultures and eras; and the Ontario Science Center, with popular interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and numerous festivals, sports events, and popular food fairs.

***The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).