Toronto Canada is a wonderful area to explore on foot. This city of neighborhoods is comprised of a number of districts with a high concentration of offerings and allows you to get around easily on foot or if you choose by bicycle.
The financial district of Toronto is the economic hub of Canada and houses the third largest stock exchange in North America, the Toronto Stock exchange as well as all of the largest Canadian banks. The Harbourfront offers cultural festivals every weekend during the summer and is worth the time to visit anytime for the beautiful scenery. The Chinatown District offers one of the largest Chinese cultural areas anywhere in North America where you can find many activities, open air markets, unprecedented access to genuine Chinese teas and more. For those who love food and shopping you’re going to love wandering around the Annex which offers a significant number of used book stores, a European style castle (Casa Loma) as well as a variety of museums offering everything from Egyptian mummies to the Bata Shoe Museum.
Some of the must see locations in Toronto are the CN Tower where there is a glass floor and a revolving restaurant, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and Black Creek Pioneer Village which is a historic site built and decorated in the styles of the mid-1800’s complete with period furniture. Don’t miss out on a visit to Toronto Island Park where you can view Hanlan’s Point, Centre Island and Wards Island - you can rent a bike and visit the historic Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, take advantage of the tennis and volleyball courts, enjoy the Far Enough Farm or take a breathtaking walk through Avenue of the Islands Gardens. No matter how you choose to spend your time on the islands you’ll find more than enough to keep everyone entertained and delighted with your choice of destinations.
For children or the young at heart you will not want to miss the Toronto Zoo which is divided into sectors such as the African Rainforest home to the Crested Barbet, the African Savanna which is home to Grevy’s Zebra, Americas Outdoor Exhibit home to the Blue and Yellow Macaw, Australia’s Outdoor Exhibit home to the Western Grey Kangaroo, Australia where you can see an Australian Magpie and an Emerald Tree Boa, the Canadian Domain which features such animals as the Musk Ox and the Wood Bison, Eurasia hosting the Barbaray Sheep and Demoiselle Crane or the Conservation Connection home to the Pekin Robins. Other areas feature the Flying Fox Shark, Green Water Dragon and the Blue Winged Siva among other exciting exhibits. With more than 5,000 animals and 6 miles of walking trails this will be an adventure no one will forget!
One of the top North American cities for food, Toronto offers as wide a variety of options as either New York or San Francisco as well as authentic ethnic cuisine that can’t be found anywhere else in North America. Whether you’re looking for super fresh food that can be found at the St. Lawrence Market or a romantic French dinner you will not be disappointed in your selections in Toronto!
When it’s time to seek out a fun night you will want to head over to “Clubland” which is located in the Fashion District of Toronto where you’ll find everything from funky music to karaoke and a variety of single malt scotches, cold beers and other drinks that will surely delight the fussiest palate.