The CN tower
Completed in 1976, this structural marvel held the world record for tallest building in the world for 34 years. It is a spectacular site to behold. Named one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World, this eye catching beauty lights up the night sky and adds personality and drama to one of the world's most recognizable skylines. It is definitely worth a visit. For those of you not afraid of heights, there is a revolving restaurant and viewing deck atop this tower providing you with breathtaking views of Toronto both by day and by night. As an added bonus, for those looking for a touch of adventure, remember to check out details for the "EdgeWalk"...when views from the inside aren't enough for you, why not get views of our beautiful city by walking around the outside of the top of the tower itself! Click the link below to learn more about Canada's most recognizable landmark.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a Canadian city at the famous waterfalls of the same name, linked with the U.S. by the Rainbow Bridge. Its site on the Niagara River's western shore overlooks the Horseshoe Falls, the cascades' most expansive section. Elevators take visitors to a lower, wetter vantage point behind the falls. A cliffside park features a promenade alongside 520-ft.-high Skylon Tower with an observation deck. Niagara Falls is less than 2 hours away from Toronto and is located near Niagara-on-the-Lake (a 25-minute drive from the Falls). Niagara-on-the-lake has everything from fancy wine estates to cheesy Vegas-style museums to top-notch hotels with dining and casinos. But one of the favourite attractions in the city is all of its greenery. Surrounded by gardens and lakes, Niagara Falls offers everything from fishing to trails to boat tours in and around the majestic Falls. And if you're spending time on the Lake, well, that's just another city escape altogether.
Built in the early 1900s, this gothic inspired estate is one of Toronto's must see landmarks. It has been used in film and t.v and is a sought after location for weddings and events looking for that something special. Open to the public, tickets for tours and more information can be found at the link below.
One of the largest china towns in North America, Toronto's chinatown is rich in both history and culture. First popping up in the late 1800s the original Chinatown saw some location shifts before settling into its current home on Spadina Avenue in the 1960s. Come experience the sights, sounds, shopping and of course delectable cuisines of Toronto's famous China Town.
The Bata Shoe Museum
Discover the treasures of North America's charming and surprising shoe museum. Hundreds of shoes (from a collection numbering over 10,000) are on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning four-storey structure. The Museum celebrates the style and function of footwear in four impressive galleries. Footwear on display ranges from Chinese bound foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamourous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history and a collection of 20th-century celebrity shoes are reflected in the semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes. Three other galleries feature changing exhibitions, so there's always something new to see.
The Royal Ontario Museum
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. The Renaissance ROM expansion project (2007) merged the iconic architectural heritage of the original building with the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Crystal marked the beginning of a new era for the ROM as the country's premier cultural and social destination.
The Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (French: Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario) is an art museum in Toronto's Downtown Grange Park district. Its collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. Significant collections include the largest collection of Canadian art, an expansive body of works from the Renaissance and the Baroque eras, European art, African and Oceanic art, and a modern and contemporary collection.
Ripley's aquarium is a publicly own aquarium located southeast of the CN tower. If you want to see and discover more than 20,000 exotic sea and freshwater fish and other creatures, stop by the aquarium before or after getting up the CN tower. On of the most interesting features of the aquarium is the Dangerous Lagoon which is an underwater tunnel with a moving conveyor belt. Some of the featured animals in this exhibit include sand tiger sharks, roughtail stingrays, and green sea turtles.