8 Places You must visit
It’s holiday season again and, if you’re clever, you’ve just decided to spend it in one of the most famous vacation cities on the globe: Toronto! Rich with a wide variety of attractions, it’s easy to get distracted in this wonderful city. Wondering what to see in Toronto when you get there?
To help you get started, here are 8 places you MUST visit as soon as you land there:
CN Tower 301 Front Street West
Take the Union Subway Station. Standing at 147 stories high, the CN Tower is an absolutely stunning place to see Toronto for miles around. It is so tall that that on a clear day, you can even see the Niagara Falls from the top. A few points of interest in this tower are the 360 degrees revolving restaurant, the adrenaline pumping edge-walk, and the famous glass floor that allows you to clearly see 1142 feet down.
2000 Meadowvale Road Take the Kennedy Subway Station. If you’re thinking about spending some time away from crowds and close to animals, definitely visit the Toronto Zoo. The largest, most diverse zoo in Canada, the Toronto Zoo houses over 6000 animals of over 500 species in 7 geographical exhibits. There is absolutely no better place to experience the wonders of nature from every continent on the planet, all in one place. The zoo even has a full breeding facility on site.St.
Lawrence Market 92 Front Street East
Take the Union Subway Station Recently rated as the top market in the world by National Geographic, St. Lawrence Market is your number one go-to store for everything from fresh seafood to pastry, coffee, and cheese. Surrounded by iconic buildings in Old Town Toronto, St. Lawrence Market houses over 120 different vendors.
Allen Gardens 19 Horticultural Avenue
Take the College Subway StationTake a break from the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets and take a walk through nature in the Allen Gardens. Featuring 5 greenhouses over 16000 square feet of area, the Allen Gardens house some of the rarest and most endangered tropical plants from the most exotic of places. And best of all, it stays open 365 days a year!
Royal Conservatory of Music
Bloor Street Culture CorridorTake the Museum Subway StationMajor acts around the world are mostly hosted here. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the hottest new bands, Broadway shows or even your favorite sports team live.
The Second City 51 Mercer Street Take the St.
Andrew Subway Station Looking for some good, heartfelt laughter after an exhausting day? Go straight to the world-renowned comedy club, the Second City, the place that launched the carriers of several famous Hollywood stars.
Fort York Historic Site 100 Garrison Road
Take the 511 Exhibition Streetcar. Take a step back in time to explore the largest collection of buildings from the war of 1812. The site also includes year-round exhibits and period settings.
Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace
Take the Dupont Subway StationExperience the wonders of the European elegance and splendor in the only full-sized castle in North America.
Built in the early 20th century, the Casa Loma consists of 98 rooms, 5 acres of gardens, a stable and a hunting lodge. The castle hosts several historical exhibits and events all year. Its’architectural grandeur makes Casa Loma a favorite shooting location for movies and TV shows. Hopefully, by now you have a good idea about what to see in Toronto once you get there. Have a lovely vacation!