Toronto travel guide

Toronto Travel guide:
a glimpse of the Queen City

If you're looking to travel the world, but don't have the time, money or energy to do it, then you should put Toronto at the top of your travel bucket list. Perhaps the most diverse city in the planet, Toronto is proud of its unique mix of people, traditions, food, colors and flavors from around the globe. Near half of the city's population born somewhere else, and that's what gives Toronto a hard-to-find charm.
The largest and most populated city in the country is also the economic heart of both the Ontario province and Canada. Whether you visit this exciting destination for business or leisure purposes, Toronto will thrill you, and today we want to give you a glimpse of the Queen City so you will feel compelled to explore it at its full. Introducing Toronto Travel Guide.

Things to do in Toronto.

CN Tower view

Getting to Toronto

Toronto city airport

Important note
Toronto is currently in Step 1 of the province's 3-step Roadmap to Reopen. This means that public health measures are being safely and gradually lifted based on provincewide vaccination rates and key public health indicators.
As the Canadian government is starting to ease its travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers beginning on July 5, 2021, we suggest you to keep updated of any important changes in case you are planning a trip to Toronto on the upcoming months.

By plane

Toronto has 2 main nearby airports. Toronto-Pearson International is the main gateway to the city, welcoming above 50 million passengers every year from destinations in the 5 continents. Some domestic and northeastern US destinations connect through the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, a much smaller hub located in the Toronto Islands.
Regardless of your destination hub, we suggest you book your airport transportation service in Toronto in advance, so you can avoid long lines waiting for a cab or an app-hailed ride.

By car

Toronto's location at the northwestern coast of Lake Ontario is well connected to major markets in the US northeast such as Buffalo, NY (100 miles/1.5 hours) Detroit, MI (230 miles/4 hours), Cleveland, OH (290 miles/5 hours) Pittsburgh (320 miles/5.5 hours) and New York City (500 miles/8 hours)
The roads connecting Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe region are suitable for a road trip to spend some quality with family and friends while enjoying the amazing Ontario views. Get on the road worries-free and book an intercity private ride to Toronto with the most complete set of vehicles available to travel to Toronto.

What to do in Toronto

CN Tower Toronto

See the city from above

The most iconic landmark in Toronto, the CN Tower (CN standing for Canadian National) soars 553 meters (1,814 feet) above the city and it was the tallest man-made edification in the world since its opening in 1976 until 2007. Here you will have the best views of the city (you can even see Niagara Falls – located across Ontario Lake, about 40 miles away- on a bright day.)
Along with the views, CN Towers offers museums, the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada restaurants and cafes, glass floors and the Edgewalk, an amazing experience where you can have a hands-free walking on a ledge encircling the top of the tower's main pod. A complete attraction that you don't want to miss on your trip to Toronto.

Street art safari in Toronto

Street art safari in Toronto

Toronto's motto “Diversity our Strength” can be felt through its streets. You will find fascinating pieces scattered throughout the city made by local and international artists. The StreetARToronto initiative began in 2012 to promote and identify the spaces where creativity finds its way. The result can be seen in hundreds of locations where you will find classical and contemporary graphic expressions that will fill your Instagram feed with color.
Find these places ( sculptures and murals) and take the time to capture a piece of Toronto's artsy vibe.

Canada food guide

Taste the flavors of Toronto.

As we stated, Toronto is a multicultural city that expresses its diversity through many ways, and the food is one way you don't want to miss. Greek pastries, amazing Japanese ramen, Italian cuisine that will transport you to Tuscany, the most delicious pancakes you have ever tried… the list can keep going for as long as your cravings endure.
Think of Toronto as the sample aisle of the world, a place where flavors and gastronomical experiences from around the world meet. You'll need some good cardio to burn all the delicious calories you will consume in Toronto. You can be sure the city will give you some tasty memories you won't forget.

Niagara Falls Canada

Explore the Golden Horsehoe.

Toronto, along with its metro area and the cities and towns at the westernmost edge of the Ontario Lake are part of one of the most populated area in the country and one of the largest and best developed in North America. Here you will experience nature's might at the world-famous Niagara Falls, visit charming towns as Niagara on the Lake, do some great shopping at Vaughan and more.
Besides, the region offers one of the best produces in the country, with tasty peaches and award-winning wines waiting for you to try them. Perhaps the region will attract you for the business opportunities, but you can't leave its touristic wonders behind.

Aga Khan Museum Architecture

Submerge into Toronto's art and architectural scene

Toronto is one of the greatest art capitals in the continent, and you can take a closer look at its various expressions. From the 19th century charm of Casa Loma to the avantgarde expressions of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Muslim heritage at Aga Khan or even the history of footwear at Bata Shoe Museum and the magnificent hand-made crafts found at the Gardiner and the Textile Museum of Canada… The exploration won't let you disappointed.
Also, the Queen City it's a must stop for the architecture enthusiasts that will find a magnificent collage of trends, structures and fusions that will leave them breathless: buildings, bridges, stations and parks with so many stories to tell that will leave its visitors asking for more.

We're happy to know that Toronto is close to reopen for everyone, and that we will be able to plan a visit to the Queen City that will thrill us. Take your time to explore this amazing destination and don't forget to book your rides with Elife, the most complete transportation platform in Toronto.
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