Known for its multiculturalism, culture and cuisine, Ontario's capital, Toronto, is a thriving and ever-growing city on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Diverse neighbourhoods bustle with restaurants, cafes, bakeries, independent shops and vibrant markets. Visit acclaimed museums including the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, home to a large collection of Canadian and international art.

Bold architecture, an expansive waterfront and the iconic needle of the CN Tower in the centre of Toronto’s skyline sets the stage for world-class festivals, events, entertainment and live music.

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Where is Toronto?

The city of Toronto is located within the Greater Toronto Area on the western side of Lake Ontario, directly across the lake from Niagara Falls. The city is linked to the region by Highway 401, Highway 400, the 407 and QEW.

Toronto is a major transportation hub connected by Toronto Pearson International Airport, Billy Bishop City Airport, VIA Rail, UP Express train and locally by Toronto transit (TTC) subway, streetcar and bus service.

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Things to do in Toronto

Explore a historical market

Get into the holiday spirit at the Distillery District Christmas Market. Find seasonal snacks, hot beverages, live entertainment and shopping, all set in a National Historic Site.

Dine at the top of a tower

Ascend 447 metres (1,465 feet) and take in 360-degree views from 360, the CN Tower restaurant. If you’re feeling daring, harness in for the open-air CN Tower Edge Walk.

Explore a unique neighbourhood

Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most unique neighbourhoods. Find a selection of shops selling everything from cheese to vintage clothing, along with authentic global street foods.

Discover street art

Take a stroll down Toronto’s graffiti alley, an ever-changing open-air art gallery that runs parallel to Queen Street West between Spadina Avenue and Augusta Avenue.

Explore Canada’s largest museum

Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) features art, culture and objects from around the world, including dinosaur bones, Egyptian mummies and the world’s largest fossil collection.

Spend a day at a park

A massive park located near a subway station, High Park offers a zoo, children’s playgrounds, a dog park and Toronto’s best display of Japanese cherry blossoms each spring.

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Last updated: June 28, 2024

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