More about Toronto
At 1,815 feet (553 metres) tall, the CN Tower is one of
Canada's most recognisable and celebrated monuments. The tower
stands in the heart of Toronto and offers terrific panoramic
views across the city and waterfront. The tower attracts
about two million visitors each year and has four separate
look-out levels. Level One has a spectacular glass floor (not
suitable for those who suffer from vertigo). Level Two is the
indoor observation deck and Horizon's Café. At Level Three you can
dine in the Revolving Restaurant, which rotates once every 72
minutes, giving you chance to dine while enjoying breathtaking
views across the area. Finally, on Level Four (at 1,465 feet or 447
metres) you'll find the "Sky Pod", which has the world's highest
public observation deck.
Historic Distillery District
Containing the finest collection of Victorian-era
industrial architecture in North America, the Distillery District
in downtown Toronto is home to a plethora of art galleries,
restaurants, bars and live music venues. The brick-paved streets of
the neighbourhood have been designated as a National Heritage
A 10-minute ferry journey from the harbour takes you to
Toronto's quiet, interconnected collection of tiny islands. The
ferry ride to the islands makes for an interesting mini cruise,
with great views of the city skyline, while Ward's Island is an
ideal spot for taking a stroll among the leafy streets and quaint
Toronto City Hall is one of the city's most recognisable
and celebrated buildings. Its design was selected as the winner of
an international architectural competition after the local
municipal government (and the people of Toronto) had rejected a
proposed design submitted by a collaboration of local architects.
The building was opened in 1965 and the design, by Finnish
architect Viljo Revell, was unlike anything seen in Toronto
Famous for being the world's longest street (a
much-disputed claim), Yonge Street runs from Lake Ontario in
Toronto to Lake Simcoe, located at the gateway to the Great Lakes.
The street runs through the very heart of Toronto and is one of the
city's main thoroughfares.
Canada's answer to a medieval castle, Casa Loma was built
in 1911-1914 and includes magnificent decorated suites, secret
passages and an 800 feet tunnel - all situated within five acres of
beautifully managed gardens.
To see Toronto from a different perspective, why not take
a helicopter tour of the city? There are a number of different
operators available, all offering flights over the city, its
landmarks and the picturesque harbour front area. Alternatively,
you could enjoy a cruise from Toronto Harbour to explore the
beautiful islands that lie off Toronto's coastline.
Dining in Toronto
Toronto is famous as a multi-cultural city, which is
reflected in the fantastic food and plentiful varied dining options
throughout the different districts of the city. You will find
Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and Japanese
restaurants in the city's original Chinatown, while Greektown,
Little India and Little Italy are all worth visiting for their own
Located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto,
Kensington Market is part of the fabric of Toronto and has been
designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.