Photo of the cityscape of Toronto, Ontario taken from Centre Island.

Toronto Has It All

Toronto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has something for everybody — it certainly had something special waiting for us!

Toronto is Ontario’s capital city. Situated on Lake Ontario’s north-western shore, this is a picture-perfect postcard of Canada’s natural beauty.

It comes without saying Toronto is the country’s economic center, too, and its most populated city. I’m talking about a multicultural hotpot thriving along with stunning architecture and arts. We felt somewhat lost in such a magnificent city, but we also felt at home. What’s not to love?

Don’t think this is just nature, though; this is an ultra-modern city, one with historical importance going back to the 17th century. The First Nations lived here forever, and then came the European colonists led by British Lieutenant John Graves Simcoe in 1793. As I understand, the town was then called York.



If you want to learn more about Toronto’s history, don’t miss the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Nathan Phillips Square, Spadina Museum, and Fort York National Historic Site.

Once we were immersed in the city’s history, it was time for some sightseeing. The CN Tower is Toronto’s most iconic landmark. If you’re not faint-hearted, go for a jaw-dropping experience of the CN Tower Edge Walk; the sight is awe-inspiring!

Of course, we also wanted to experience Canada’s famous landscapes, and we stared at Beltline Park — a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. We did enjoy the trail that goes through the forest. We had never spotted so many different birds talking about a sweet melody!

We kept ourselves busy; Toronto has just so much to do. The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto Zoo, High Park, Centreville Amusement Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Allan Gardens, Rouge National Urban Park, Toronto Botanical Garden, and Humber Bay Park. They’re the best parks in the city.

Sure, we gave ourselves some time to enjoy the shorelines. Cherry Beach, Hanlan’s Point Beach, Sugar Beach, Bluffers Park, Toronto Islands, Scarborough Bluffs Park, Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, and Woodbine Beach are all splendid beaches and much more than dazzling scenery; they’re home to thrilling water-sport activities.

Our last days in Toronto were all about experiencing its culture. St. Lawrence Market, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge Street, Graffiti Hall, Roger’s Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto City Hall, Queen Street West, Yonge-Dundas Square, Harbourfront Centre, Waterfront Toronto, Corktown Common, and Toronto Old City Hall. These are all extraordinary places to come in contact with the city’s culture.

Are you into art? I know I am, so I reserved a few special evenings for visiting a few creative hot spots: The Art Gallery of Ontario, Aga Khan Museum, and Gardiner Museum.

You’ll have a lovely time in Toronto; we can’t wait to return! I know I threw in plenty of must-visits but believe me when I say Toronto has something for everyone!

Here are a few last spots you might want to check out. Canada’s Wonderland, Ontario Science Centre, Ontario Place Corporation, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Riverdale Farm, Evergreen Brick Works, Edwards Gardens, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Woodbine Park, Chinguacousy Park, Trillium Park, and Kariya Park.

You’ll love Toronto. We did, and you’ll come back time and again.


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