The number one city that most foreigners visit is Toronto. It’s also one that is most popular, with many who travel in Canada believing that it’s Canada’s capital â€“ it’s not. That’s Ottawa.
However, there are quite a few things that have made Toronto arguably the best known city in Canada and included among them are the CN Tower, the Toronto International Film Festival, and their sports teams: the Blue Jays, the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The place to head to is Ontario Place, where you can spend the whole day on rides, attractions, and lots of fun. When the weather is hot, spend your time at Froster Soak City and enjoy the only downtown water park in the city. Cool down in Cinesphere and experience an IMAX movie in this permanent IMAX theater.
Spend the day people watching on the waterfront at Queenâ€™s Quay. There are terrific places to just sit and sip a glass of wine or any other beverage and just take in the view and all the people that are passing by. If you aren’t happy just sitting still, then take a boat ride and explore one of the little islands that are in view of the waterfront. Take note, no vehicles allowed, since these islands are parks. You’re welcome to stroll around, take lots of pictures, and even have a picnic if you wish. There’s an amusement park with quite a few rides, a petting zoo, a children’s garden and wading pools. Perfect for travelers with kids.
Another place not to miss is Casa Loma, a castle inspired by its European forbears and took an astounding $3.5 million to build in 1911. â€śCasa Lomaâ€ť literally means â€śHouse on the Hill,â€ť which it is. With its huge stained glass windows and the house filled with beautiful furnishings and artwork, it’s like the original owners have just stepped out for the day. Most people try out the 800-foot tunnel that connects the main house to the stables and garages that still hold collectible cars and carriages. Others make a game of finding the numerous secret passages that are all over the castle. There are still those that explore the outdoor â€śroomsâ€ť that fill the gardens. It’s a treasured heritage for Toronto.