If are you looking for the best things to do in Toronto, then you do not have to worry about it, this article is for you only. Over the years, Toronto has been consistently named one of the top livable cities in the world and I am proud to call it my city. Although it is not as beautiful as Vancouver, and not as culturally rich as Montreal, this busy Canadian city has its own beauty and vibe.
CN Tower is my number one if you go to Toronto and rightly so. From the top of this iconic building, you have a bird’s eye view of downtown Toronto. The spooky skyscrapers of Kings Street look like mere Lego blocks from here.
The glass floor makes your heart beat faster because you really feel how high you are as you set foot on the surface of the glass. For the truly brave, the CN Tower opens up new places for adventure. You can walk to the outer rim of the CN Tower supported by harnesses. Whatever level of adventure you choose, make sure you choose a clear day to visit.
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The best thing about Toronto is the multicultural nature of the city. It is a city made up of immigrants and its cultural diversity is evident in its neighborhoods. You have several neighborhoods that speak of the cultural identity of the area such as China Town, Greek Town, Little Italy, Korea Town, Little India, Little Portugal, and so on.
There is a very well-developed network of hiking and biking trails spread across the city of Toronto. If you find one post a “Discovery Walk” sign, that means there’s a scenic route for you to explore. One of the best walks in Toronto is the Boardwalk in East Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood. This 3.5 km walk covers three beaches – Balmy Beach, Kew Beach, and Woodbine Beach.
Along with the spectacular views of Lake Ontario, you get to enjoy the wonderful ambiance of these beaches. If you’re looking for a quieter outing, stick to Balmy and Kew beaches. If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, head along Woodbine Beach to Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
I must admit that I like Indian cuisine over others as it reminds me of my ethnic roots. Several Indian restaurants are located in Little India on Gerard Street East. The best on this street are Udupi Palace (purely vegetarian cuisine), Hakka Wah (Indo-Chinese cuisine), and Karma’s Kitchen (Nepali cuisine). If you visit Karma’s kitchen don’t miss to taste their house special – Momo Sizzler. To die for it.
Come summer, Toronto is buzzing with festivals and block parties. One of the best festivals I have always attended is “Taste of Danforth”. Taste of Danforth is one of the largest food festivals in Toronto and is attended by over a million people each year. Along with delicious Greek favorites like souvlaki, feta fries, and gyros, Taste of Danforth also hosts Thai, Indian, and Cuban, among other cuisines.
If you’re looking for an amazing night out in Toronto, head to the Fashion District near Spadina Avenue. You will find about five nightclubs close to each other. There are two Lear Lear and Union nightclubs on Adelaide Street West. Two more are Lost and Found and EFS nightclubs on King Street West. The fifth, Wildflower, is on Wellington Street.
Best Day Trips Out of Town
Toronto is very close to a world-famous attraction – Niagara Falls. However, it is not necessarily the best day trip out of town. Due to its popularity, it is often crowded which makes it less enjoyable. A better option, in my opinion, is one of the lakes in the Muskoka or Algonquin Provincial Park area. Many of these lakes are within a two to three-hour drive from Toronto. Enjoy watersports, hiking, canoeing, or fishing at these scenic spots.
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Many tourists don’t know this
An always overlooked attraction in Toronto is the Scarborough Bluffs. You will not find it mentioned in any tourist brochures or itineraries. These hoaxes look like smaller versions of the White Cliffs of Dover found in the UK. Bluffs Park is popular with locals in East Toronto during the summer when they come to picnic, barbecue, swim, and enjoy the sandy beach.