Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is populated by over 2.6 million residents, not only from Canada but from all over the world. Toronto is a truly cosmopolitan city; it counts with five Chinatowns, two little Italies and many other communities. For those who love the busy city; there is always an exhibition and places to visit, just to mention a few of them: the yearly film festivals and also the Caribbean Carnival are a must-see.
For those who prefer the nature, there are plenty of green zones and the unique seafront at the lake Ontario where you can chill in the middle of the nature. What you really shouldn´t miss are the Islands, which offer a breathtaking panoramic view of the city skyline. The Centre Island offers miles of parkland with beaches and places where you can have a barbecue or a picnic. Apart from this it has bicycle paths and even an amusement park. As you can see, there is nothing you could miss in Toronto.
Toronto´s climate is one of the mildest in Canada. In general spring and summer temperatures range from 15 °C to 25 °C. During winter months the temperature is just slightly below zero, with snowfall from time to time. Rainfall is quite frequent.
January 1, April 6 and 9, May 21, June 24, July 1, September 3, October 8, December 25.
5 things to see
CN Tower (one of the seven wonders of the modern world)
Royal Ontario Museum
St. Lawrence Market
Eaton Centre (gallery)
5 things to do
Visit Toronto´s Zoo
Trip to the Niagara falls
Ride to Toronto´s Island
Shopping in PATH, Toronto's underground walkway of 28 km
There are busses, subways and streetcars to take you all around the city. You can purchase a pass that lasts all day for $7.50, which allows you to move between the subway, bus, streetcar etc. To get to and from one of the airports there is a GO-Transit system.
The subway is really efficient and convenient. There are two main routes and also two smaller lines. They run from about 6am to 1.30 am except on Sundays when there is a later start at 9 am.
Buses go all over the city. There are also street cars – termed the Red Rockets. You need the exact change if you buy a single fare. *If you buy a single fare, you need a “transfer slip” when you move between the subway, bus, streetcar etc.
Going by bike is quite popular in Toronto. There are bike paths throughout the whole city. Maps of bike paths are available at the Tourist information.