Overview

Toronto skyline
Toronto skyline

Canada's most heavily populated city, Toronto is vibrant, cosmopolitan and home to more than 80 ethnic groups. The city boasts soaring skyscrapers, gorgeous architecture, museums, art galleries, fine restaurants, large shopping complexes and striking natural beauty.

Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto has distinctive neighbourhoods, where immigrants from across the globe have helped shape what it means to be Canadian. The city's most prominent feature is the CN Tower, one of the world's tallest free-standing structures with design elements giving visitors unparalleled city views. Chief among them are glass-fronted elevators and a revolving restaurant near the top. Toronto also boasts the Rogers Centre, a multi-purpose entertainment complex with a retractable roof, and a claim to being the world's greatest entertainment centre.

The city gets bitterly cold during winter so travellers should visit over the mid-year period if avoiding chillier weather is a priority. But come rain or shine, travellers to Toronto seldom leave disappointed.