Vibrant, friendly and multicultural Toronto boasts a population which speaks over 140 languages, giving this fun loving city an international vibe; there’s plenty to enjoy in this cosmopolitan metropolis with its artistic and cultural sites, delicious and varied cuisine and welcoming population.
In warmer weather the city comes alive as bustling patios fill with Torontonians enjoying after work drinks, open air dining becomes the norm and festivals take place on a regular basis. There’s a fun-loving atmosphere and an endless stream of things to see and do.
Fly to Toronto
- From New York City $165 from August 13 to August 20
- From Chicago $217 from August 15 to August 26
- From Atlanta $379 from August 16 to August 30
- From Washington $201 from August 16 to August 24
- From Orlando $168 from August 4 to August 11
- From Miami $289 from August 3 to August 10
- From Philadelphia $228 from September 21 to September 28
- From Los Angeles $398 from October 12 to October 26
Prices found on liligo July 13, 2016.
- Population: 2.6 million
- Annual visitors: 40 million
- Annual rainfall: 31″
- Best time to go: Beat the crowds and the freezing winter temperatures, and visit Toronto between late April through May and September through November. Spring and Autumn both offer warm weather along with lower hotel prices than the busy height of Summer, so it’s a great time to see the city without the crowds and grab a great deal on your vacation!
Things to see and do in Toronto
Check out the view
Toronto’s most famous viewpoint, the CN Tower offers stunning views over the city at dizzying heights: visitors can head to one of the world’s tallest viewpoints, the SkyPod, which stands at 447m high. There’s also a LookOut point 100m below featuring a restaurant for those who want to dine with a view. Perhaps most thrilling of all, however, is the EdgeWalk: attached by a harness, you’ll walk hands free around the tower’s main pod 356m above ground. Lean back into nothing but air and check out the breath-taking vistas of the city below.
Escape to an island
If the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much, head for Toronto Island for greener landscapes and a calmer atmosphere. Actually a group of interconnected islands, you can rent a bike, take a picnic or visit one of the beaches for some volleyball and sunbathing. There’s also an amusement park on the main Centre Island.
Visit a museum
An artistic and cultural hub, it’s not surprising that Toronto is home to a number of great museums. The Royal Ontario Museum combines natural history and world cultures; the AGO art gallery is a must for it’s extensive collections (check out their First Thursday parties); whilst for a truly Canadian experience, put the Hockey Hall of Fame on your ‘to see’ list.
Eat food from around the world
With over half of Toronto’s population hailing from outside Canada, there’s a wealth of awesome international cuisine to be found in this cosmopolitan city. A number of dedicated neighbourhoods offer food from around the world – pick from one of Toronto’s multipleChinatowns, try out Little India or Little Italy, or sample from one of the many other international locales.