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Looking for some great Toronto City holidays then choose any of our amazing holiday deals and find out why its home to over 2.5 million people, Toronto city never sleeps. Awash with activity, Toronto is Canada’s urban epicentre with a cosmopolitan environment that will charm you from the moment you arrive.

Located in central Canada and nestled on the shores of the striking Lake Ontario. Known as the most multicultural city in the world, Toronto is home to a diverse population and you can hear over 140 languages as you walk along its streets. Explore Cuisine, décor and culture inspired by countries across the world in one of the cities fascinating neighbourhoods, from bustling Chinatown to dreamy Little Italy and exuberant Greektown.

This city isn’t just a trendsetter – the history of the city is sure to intrigue locals and visitors alike. Explore a castle, golden beaches and wander at your leisure along a scenic boardwalk, which runs for several miles along the coast. Toronto is a great city to explore on foot, but cycling the open stretches is also a popular option.

Visit The City of Toronto with the Canada Travel Specialists
Visit Toronto with Canada Travel Specialists

Toronto City Travel Guide

Things To Do in Toronto

1. CN Tower

This architectural marvel is a must when visiting Toronto. Enjoy a gourmet meal with the best view of the city skyline, or if you’re feeling brave do the Edge Walk for the ultimate thrill. No matter which activity you choose, breath-taking views of the Toronto skyline and beyond are a guarantee.

2. Culinary Adventure Company

Toronto is renowned for its fantastic foodie scene, so indulge your senses with a culinary experience. We recommend you take a tour through Toronto’s 11 unique neighbourhoods, sampling cuisine from around the world. Alternatively, you can combine an adrenaline rush with fantastic food by embarking on a canoe trip followed by a 5-course gourmet picnic lunch.

3. Visit Toronto Islands

Take the ferry over on a nice day and walk around. Alternatively, hire a bike and see the best of the islands on two wheels. We suggest you pack a picnic and enjoy a day unwinding on the sandy beach.

4. Discover the Museums

Toronto is known for its rich history and there is nowhere better to discover the city’s vibrant past than in one of the many museums. We recommend the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario Science Centre for fascinating exhibits and interactive experiences.

5. Hockey Hall of Fame

A visit to Toronto would not be complete without experiencing the national game – for what is Canada without hockey? Choose your team and tour the halls to discover how Canada’s winter sport became a worldwide phenomenon. Maybe make a stop at the gift shop to begin your own hockey career!

Places to Eat in Toronto

1. Explore Toronto’s Neighbourhoods

Ask for something to eat in any of Canada’s 11 unique neighbourhoods and you will be greeted with a wealth of globally inspired cuisine. Toronto can offer culinary delights from souvlaki from Greektown on the Danforth to traditional custard tarts in Little Portugal on Bloor, so get out there and make sure you sample as much as possible.

2. Canoe

If you want to try traditional Canadian cuisine, Canoe is a must-visit. Located in vibrant downtown Toronto, this popular restaurant serves up traditional Canadian fare that reflects the country’s cultural landscape including halibut from Haida Gwaii and red stag from Quebec. The high-end cuisine, not to mention its incredible views over the cityscape, is the perfect setting for a night you will never forget.

3. DaiLo

DaiLo provides diners with fusion in the best way. Chinese cuisine has a heavy French influence, including delicious delicacies like truffle fried rice. If you are planning a night on the town, head to the upstairs snack and cocktail bar and enjoy unique cocktails until 2 AM.

4. Wilder and Sons Restaurants

Can’t make up your mind on where you want to eat? Head to Dupont and try one (or more) of the Wilder and Sons Restaurants. There is a wide variety of cuisine on offer that will satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. From the patty melt at Rose and Son to the hand-carved salmon at Schmaltz, there is something for everyone to enjoy in these welcoming restaurants.

5. Food Trucks

Toronto is home to over 175 food trucks serving different kinds of cuisine, and so you cannot experience the city properly without sampling some of their fares. Our recommendations are Canadian BeaverTail, the Smoke Poutinerie and We Got Balls – find the one nearest to you and check it out.

Top Tips for Visiting Toronto

1. Book the CN Tower

As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada, slots to take in the view at the CN Tower fill up fast. You can either go early and beat the queue to secure your spot, or you can book a meal which allows you to skip the line and take the ride to the top. Although a little pricey, it is worth it if you are on a time crunch – or if you want to sample some delicious gourmet food!

2. Visit the Canadian National Exhibition

Currently, the 10th largest fair in North America, the Canadian National Exhibition attracts over 1.5 million visitors per year. If you are planning on visiting at the end of August, make sure you visit this incredible fair! With international performers, dozens of rides, delicious food and fascinating exhibitions, there is enough to keep you entertained for days.

3. Winterlicious and Summerlicious

Winterlicious and Summerlicious are the perfect opportunities for foodies to discover Toronto’s culinary scene. Visit either of these and prepare to indulge in world-class cuisine with three-course meals and one-off events in more than 200 of the city’s top restaurants. Make sure you look into the dates available and take advantage of the fabulous dining options around the city at the time!

4. Take a Bus Tour

The hop-on, hop-off bus tour in Toronto is very popular with visitors as it provides a great introduction to the city. Go around once and get a feel for the host of activities that Vancouver has to offer and decide which ones you would like to explore further.

5. Attend a Sports Game

If you want to cheer on some world-class sports teams, attend a game in the Rogers Centre – if the evening weather is nice, the centre will open the dome for the baseball games. Tickets for both baseball and basketball games can be reasonably priced, so have a look online to get the best deal.

Some have called Toronto ‘A Little Manhattan’ and with the nightlife, theatre, and art on offer, it is easy to see why. The shopping is first-class, so pack some spending money and explore the variety of the Kensington Market before venturing into the exclusive Yorkville district. The city is also home to some of the world’s finest one-of-a-kind restaurants and there are countless foodie festivals throughout the year that will indulge all of your senses.

Speaking of festivals, Toronto is home to dozens, from the star-studded International Film Festival to the electrifying Festival of Light. The entertainment options available in the city are second to none, so you can watch an award-winning show in one of the many theatres, or you can catch an MLB, NBA or NHL game. Toronto is the kind of city that can inspire even the most eclectic tastes.

Is it time for you to explore this vibrant city? We can arrange a unique trip that will suit your exact requirements. Booking with Canada Travel Specialists means you will have your own personal advisor who will help plan every aspect of your holiday. Plus, our low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans means your dream escape can be just around the corner.

With direct flights, hotels and car hire, we'll cover it all, so get in touch today and embark your Toronto holiday of a lifetime with Canada Travel Specialists.