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The city of Toronto is a great choice for a vacation, regardless if it is a family holiday, weekend getaway for a group of friends or a romantic trip to celebrate a special occasion. The many attractions, interesting sites and diverse neighborhoods of Toronto, make this a very appealing city to explore.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
BATA SHOE MUSEUM
TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
CANADA'S SPORTS HALL OF FAME
TORONTO AERO SPACE MUSEUM
The TODMORDEN MILLS HERITAGE MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTRE
ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE
FAMILY FUN IN TORONTO
Black Creek Pioneer Village
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN TORONTO
OLD TOWN TORONTO
There is a nice variety of accomodations available in Toronto, suitable to every taste regardless if you are on a budget or if you wish to splurge. Many of the hotels are conveniently located in the downtown area. As well, there is a good selection of hotels in the entertainment and theatre district as well as near the Toronto Pearson Airport.
HOTELS LINKED TO MALLS
HOTELS NEAR TORONTO AIRPORT
TORONTO FAMILY HOTELS
TORONTO B & B's
The two most popular markets in Toronto are the St.Lawrence Market and Kensington Market. The St. Lawrence Market is a great place to go on a rainy day, except Sundays and Mondays when it is closed. It has an amazinig selection of fruit and vegetable stands, delis, bakeries, fish and meat markets to name a few. Best of all is their famous early morning farmer's market every Saturday. Kensington Market is another very enjoyable experience. It has many food and cheese markets, plus vintage clothing stores and a few other eclectic boutiques.
Toronto offers an incredible variety of shopping for it's residents as well as tourists. Everything from grabbing bargains at outlet stores on Spadina Avenue, to upscale stores on Bloor Street and Yorkville such as Hermes, Holt Renfrew, Hugo Boss, Dolce and Cabanna is available in this city. Queen Street West is just one example of the many popular and trendy areas to shop in Toronto. Everything from vintage to current trends can be found on Queen Street. For the mall enthusiast, there are several in Toronto, located in all areas of the city.
MOST POPULAR MALLS
UPSCALE MALLS AND SHOPPING AREAS
OTHER POPULAR SHOPPING SPOTS
SHOE SHOPPING IN TORONTO
BEAUTY RELATED SHOPPING IN TORONTO
ANTIQUING IN TORONTO
SPORTS WEAR for yoga and other sporting activities
UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
Authentic, fresh food, reasonably priced. Casual atmosphere.
Great pizzas! Barbra Streisand's favorite when she was in Toronto.
A little more expensive, very good Italian food. Romantic ambience.
Expensive good food, amazing presentation. Largest wine list ever. Great place to go for a special occasion.
Reasonable prices, good buffet.
A little more expensive, more formal atmosphere.
Affordable lovely french restaurant, amazing crepes.
Sophisticated, romantic, more expensive than above.
SOME OF TORONTO'S BEST RATED RESTAURANTS
TORONTO CHEAP EATS
OTHER INTERESTING RESTAURANTS WORTH INVESTIGATING
Toronto has a profusion of neighborhoods that make the city what it is. It really is phenomenal, to see just how many distinct areas there are in this city.
OTHER IMPORTANT SITES Including LOCAL TRANSPORTATION and TORONTO TOURISM sites.
FESTIVALS, EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
THEATRES IN TORONTO
TORONTO HOME TEAMS
TORONTO NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
POPULAR DAY TRIPS
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
A FEW SURPRISES
Academy of Spherical Arts
Colossus Movie Theatre (Gigantic movie theatre ..looks like a flying saucer)
A COUPLE OF USEFUL TIPS
Book early if visiting the city in the summer.
Bring warm clothes if visiting in the winter, pair of warm boots wouldn't hurt either...just in case.
Research, get a map.
Look into getting coupon books for discounts to many attractions and restaurants
Visitors may wish to purchase transportation passes.
Good luck and have fun in Toronto!