Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto is the Canada’s largest metropolis, lying on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Toronto is considered the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation. The city is also the seat of the Ontario government.
Toronto is a sprawling multicultural city, with some sixty significant minorities. There is a wide diversity of restaurants and you’ll see highrise buildings side by side with neo-Gothic and Art Deco architecture and
exciting performing-arts and nightlife scenes.
Downtown and midtown boast most of the city’s best attractions, the most celebrated of them all is the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure. Next door lies the modern hump of the SkyDome sports stadium. The city’s other attractions
include the Art Gallery of Ontario, which possesses a first-rate selection of Canadian painting, and the Royal Ontario Museum, where pride of place goes to the Chinese collection.
The Thomson Gallery
and Bata Shoe Museum are also worth a visit. The Toronto Gallery of Inuit Art, the Victorian gentility of Spadina House and the replica of Fort York, the colonial settlement where Toronto began, are also worth a look.
Things to See & Do
* Ontario Science Centre
* Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
* CN Tower and the Rogers Centre
* Royal Ontario Museum
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Canadian dollar (C$)
Language – English and French
Land Area –
Population – 4,500,000
2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five
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Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Toronto’s International Marine Passenger Terminal in Toronto Harbor, adjacent to the downtown area.
Transport Links – Pearson International Airport
is serviced by most major international carriers and is located in the northwest corner of Metro Toronto, approximately 45 minutes drive from downtown. Greyhound provides transportation from most major Northeast cities and Toronto is situated along a primary VIA Rail corridor. Trains travel both east towards Montreal and westwards towards Western Ontario.
Toronto has a well maintained and effective public transportation system. You can get pretty well anywhere you want in the main part of the city with the subway / streetcars / buses.