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The Sights of Toronto

The Sights of Toronto

Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada. It sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, offering picturesque views and the most scenic of settings. It has a rich history and culture and plenty of places for sightseeing adventures. Here are some of the top spots you won’t want to miss on your trip to Toronto:

CN Tower

This 1,815 feet tall structure used to be the tallest building in the world. It’ll still catch your eye as it peaks out over the Toronto skyline. Test your fear of height by walking on the Glass Floor (1,122 feet), dine in the skies at the Revolving Restaurant (1,150 feet), and break records at the SkyPod, which at 1,465 is the highest public observation deck in the world. You can also catch up on your transmission history while you’re there.

St. Lawrence Market

Fresh produce, unique antiques, and a bustling atmosphere make the St. Lawrence Market a must see. It was originally constructed in 1844 to serve as the City Hall. It is now apart of the Old Toronto district and offers a charming view into the city’s history. It is also one of the world’s best food markets.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Canadians love their hockey, and Toronto is the best place to go if you’re a fan. It is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame, where you can see the Stanley Cup in the flesh or metal. Great exhibits, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and fun for the whole family, this place has it all.

Royal Ontario Museum

Didn’t get your fill of museums at the Hall of Fame? Be sure to check this one out. It houses millions of cultural, historical, and archaeological artifacts. You can also check out the University of Toronto campus while you’re there.

Distillery District

This pedestrian-only neighborhood is the former home of Canada’s largest distillery company. It is now the cultural apex of the city, home to art galleries, Victorian houses, and cafes.

Wrapping Up

If you need a break from the sights of the downtown area, head 90 minutes out of the city to Niagara Falls. Getting to see 750,00 gallons of water cascade down cliffs every second is well worth the drive. Many people say the Canadian view of the falls is much better than the one you get from New York.

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