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How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Toronto

  1. By Kevin
  2. On May 2, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Toronto?It's a common question for most of tourists who is planning a trip to Toronto.When it comes to sightseeing in Toronto,you can't beat the Toronto City PASS for value.This is a nine-day pass that begins on the first day you use it,and offers savings on admission to some of Toronto's top attractions,including the CN Tower,Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto Zoo,Casa Loma,and the Ontario Science Center.For getting to the attractions,or just for general sightseeing,the Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour is the best option.This is a three-day pass that allows you to explore the city at your own pace from the comfort of a double-decker bus.If you purchased the CityPASS,you can stop in and tour all the places listed on your pass.

Day Trips:If you have not been to Niagara Falls,the Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto is a must-do.This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Canada,and it's only an hour and a half away.This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off,transport to Niagara Falls,a boat ride at the base of the falls,buffet lunch,a visit to the Whirlpool Rapids observation deck,and a stop at the beautiful town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

City Hall

Dominating the spacious Nathan Philips Square with its bronze sculpture,"The Archer,"by Henry Moore,is the still highly acclaimed new City Hall.It was designed by the gifted Finnish architect Viljo Revell and built in 1965.City Hall consists of two arc-shaped high-rise blocks,20 and 27 stories high respectively,wrapped around a lower central building topped by a flattened cupola.Out front in the square is a manmade pond,which becomes a popular skating rink in winter.This area is beautifully decorated for the Christmas holidays.

Eaton Center

The huge Eaton Center is located at the north end of the Central Business District.With its own subway station,this ultra-modern shopping complex extends over several blocks and is continually being renovated and enlarged.Strangers can quite easily lose their way in the bewildering maze of department stores,specialty shops,boutiques,restaurants,cafeterias,and snack bars,which crowd the different levels above and below ground.The original Eaton department store opened in Toronto in 1869 and grew into an enormous retail business.

High Park

Annually,the Canadian Stage Company puts on a performance at the open-air theater in Toronto's High Park during the months of July and August,known as"Shakespeare in the Park".

High Park is a huge green space with sunken gardens,hanging basket gardens,nature trails,natural ponds,and streams.The 165-acre country property,originally owned by the Howards,was deeded to the City of Toronto in 1873.This deed included the fact that the park was to remain"for the free use,benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of Toronto and it be called High Park."Animal paddocks,swimming and wading pools,playgrounds,picnic areas,and a scenic train tour are highlights.The grounds also include 19th-century recreated gardens,a Coach House,and the Howards'Tomb.