As the country’s largest and most-visited destination, Toronto is Canada’s Downtown. With over 230 nationalities and 200 languages and dialects, Toronto’s made a name for itself as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. You’ll experience this acclaimed cultural vibrancy through the city’s cuisine, art, shopping, festivals and especially the locals that liven up the streets. Toronto passionately embraces its diversity, reflective of Canada’s rich tapestry.
Toronto is an incredibly friendly and safe city. In fact, The Economist named it: One of the top 10 safest cities in the world. It’s easily walkable with a concentrated downtown core that offers ample public transport (TTC) options. To top that off, the Safe City Index ranked Toronto as “the best place to live in the world”.
DIVERSITY IS SERVED
Delicious. Diverse. Dynamic. Toronto knows a thing or two about cuisine! World-renowned chefs, 5-star dining, restaurants with jaw-dropping views – this is what you can expect when booking a table in Canada’s Downtown. Because Toronto is multicultural, it’s renowned for authentic cuisine that spans an array of ethnic neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy, Kensington Market, Little Portugal, and more. Cultures blend and come together to inspire dishes that are completely unique and groundbreaking. Out of this inspiration arises Toronto’s internationally acclaimed chefs who head high-quality restaurants like Capra’s Kitchen (Chef Massimo Capra), Lee (Chef Susur Lee), Maker Pizza (Chef Matty Matheson), and more; bridging ethnic staples and creating flavours that are distinct and iconic. With over 9,000 restaurants featuring Canada’s widest selection of global cuisine, Toronto offers lots of deliciousness for all tastes.
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
As a city of captivating sights and experiences, whether you’re a thrill seeker, art lover or history buff, the array of experiences won’t cease to amaze.
Toronto is also a major fashion hub. Stores along Bloor-Yorkville are stocked with luxury designer items, while vintage treasures are waiting to be found at Kensington Market and West Queen West’s Fashion District – deemed the “2nd hippest neighbourhood in the world” by Vogue. Home to 10 major shopping malls and designer outlets, Toronto also has international designer stores like Prada and Chanel, plus local favorites like Roots and Hudson’s Bay. And that’s just above ground. Below in the city’s underground walkway, the PATH, you’ll come across more than 1,200 shops and restaurants.
After dark, explore Toronto’s trendy and energetic nightlife. From rooftop lounges and after-hour nightclubs, to vivacious sports bars and popular haunts, there are options that suit every mood. Find your late night fix at a bohemian café in Kensington Market, or in a swank club on King West. Sip cool cocktails in one of Little Italy’s chic lounges, or hit up a casual bar in Parkdale or Dundas West. Church Street is also a great option if you really want to let loose. Around every corner, fun finds you, especially in Toronto’s Entertainment District, which is second only to Miami as the most densely populated nightclub district in North America.
Go from bustling big city life to rich forests, trails, lakes to even waterfalls. Not far out of Canada’s Downtown, you’ll experience nature like you’ve never seen it. It’s iconic Canadiana, right in Toronto’s backyard. Tranquility, nature and fresh air are a stone’s throw away. Georgian Bay Islands National Park is located north of Toronto and features majestic wooded trails with access to Lake Huron’s clear waters, bordered by beautiful granite shores. Bruce Peninsula Park is located northeast of the city, nearby Collingwood, where many flock to for a cottage getaway. Bruce Peninsula features intricate wooded trails, perfect for seasoned hikers, and majestic cliffs that overlook turquoise waters. Bordering Bruce Peninsula is Fathom Five National Marine Park with ancient dolomite formations that date back to 420 million years.
Toronto also happens to be the gateway to the Niagara Region. Visitors can easily enjoy scenic vineyards, charming estates, and the famous Niagara Falls. Experience the falls from above and below. A helicopter ride over the falls gives you a full bird’s eye view, while the Hornblower boat cruise takes you right up close and under this massive natural wonder.
DISCOVER QUEER TORONTO!
The city pulses with liberating energy, passion and possibilities. Toronto offers a welcoming world of arts, culture and vivacious nightlife, with a vibrant gay village at the city’s core. It all starts in the Village. Every visit to Toronto should begin with some people watching in the gay village. Explore the neighbourhood with a self-guided or guided tour where you can have a fun and interesting look at Toronto’s gay landmarks and culture.