Toronto is one of the safest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The biggest city in Canada offers a great number of recreational and cultural facilities. With this free Toronto travel guide, you will visit some of the most important attractions in this diverse city.
1. Walking: It is one of Toronto’s greatest pleasures. Walk trough the vibrant Chinatown, along the lakefront or take a walk around the Toronto’s oldest buildings.
2. The beaches: This part of the city is named after the series of four connected beaches that lie along this section of the lakeshore during several of kilometres. Some of the activities can be done in this special beaches are volleyball, roller skating, cycling, frisbee throwing…
3. The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum): It is the largest museum of Canada of world culture and natural history. It is situated in downtown Toronto and it has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African Art and European and Canadian history. Entrance is free for an hour a week (Wednesdays from 4.30 to 5.30 pm).
4. Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood that was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The area is filled with a mix of food stores, restaurants, cafés and clubs.
5. Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. It has a greenhouse with rare tropical plants from all over the globe separated in five greenhouses covering 16,000 square feet. It is open every day of the year from 10 am to 5 pm and it is always free.
6. The AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario): It is the most important museum of Canadian Art. In addition, it has an impressive collection of European and African Art. Entrance it is free on Wednesday evening between 6 and 8.30 pm.
7. Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Toronto. It contains numerous cafes, restaurants and shops housed within Victorian heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery.
8. The Harbourfront. Head for the Harbourfront area, a pretty stretch of boats moored near the Toronto Music Garden. It is the site that houses the Toronto Islands ferry, the Harbourfront Centre (galleries and performance spaces) and Toronto Ireland Park, a memorial to Irish people.
9. St. Lawrence Market. It is the Toronto’s premier market and it features two buildings tha hold different purposes: St. Lawrence Market North hosts weekly farmer’s markets and antique markets and St. Lawrence Market South hosts restaurants, the St. Lawrence Market Gallery and delicatessen food stores.
10. Riverdale Farm. It is located in the neighbourhood of Cabbagetown and it was known as the Riverdale Zoo. Animals at the farm includes cows, pigs, donkeys, horses….