- By kevin
- On Apr 27, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Where to stay in Toronto? Take part in the 3 day bus tours from Toronto from Globerouter.com website. Lift up the hood of Canada's biggest city and you'll find there's more to the eye than an amazing skyline. Toronto is considered one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with more than half the population born outside of the city.
Where to stay in Toronto?
If you don't mind a bit of chaos, the Kensington Market in a Toronto must-see. Previously a Jewish neighborhood, the market came to life around the 1920s when families would set up stands in front of their houses to sell one another goods. Today, this marketplace has grown in both size and diversity. Streets are lined with shops and restaurants selling a variety of goods from Europe to Asia and beyond. Note: Kensington Market is the name of the neighborhood in which these shops and restaurants reside, not an actual outdoor market. The last Sunday of every month, however, is the closest you'll come to having that traditional market experience. The area goes completely car-free and fills up with shoppers, along with some lively street performers.
Recent visitors lauded Kensington Market for its variety, with many saying the neighborhood truly has it all. Fashionistas will appreciate the plethora of vintage stores while foodies will salivate at all the delectable (but oftentimes pricey) options available. Even if you aren't much of a shopper, many say a casual stroll through the quirky, art-clad neighborhood is more than enough to satiate travelers.
Kensington Market is located near downtown Toronto and is bordered by Spadina Avenue, Dundas Street, Bathurst Street and College Street. It sits less than a mile west of the St. Patrick subway station and is accessible from four streetcar lines.
Hockey Hall of Fame
No trip to Toronto (or Canada in general, really) is complete without a dose of hockey in one form or another. Although hockey isn't the official sport of Canada, it is the unofficial religion; thousands of Torontonians flock to the Air Canada Centre to support the Toronto Maple Leafs. Even if you're visiting in summer, you can still get your fix at the Hockey Hall of Fame, just a block or so east of Union Station. Covering a whopping 65,000 square feet of space, this site is a goldmine of paraphernalia, with exhibits including such artifacts as the original Stanley Cup, Max Bentley's stick and Terry Sawchuk's goalie gear. While you're here, check out the reproduction of the Montreal Canadiens' locker room and the Puck Wall, which displays more than 1,000 pucks that were each collected from different tournaments around the world.
Recent visitors enjoyed their time at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Many travelers, both Canadian and foreign, were impressed with the extent of information and artifacts on display. However, this may not be the best place for someone who isn't a fan of hockey, or sports in general. The majority of travelers who took to this attraction expressed a slight to serious interest in the sport, while those who didn't admitted to boredom after some time.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is open every day; hours depend on both the day and the season. Generally, it welcomes visitors from 9:30, 10 or 10:30 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. General admission costs CA$19 (less than $15) for adults and CA$13 (roughly $10) for children between 4 and 13. Kids 3 and younger can enter for free.