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Toronto has an array of outstanding attractions, charming neighbourhoods and beautiful natural scenery for residents to enjoy. There are always things to see and do in Toronto, no matter the weather. Popular attractions include the iconic CN Tower, museums such as the Royal Ontario, and the peaceful Toronto Islands.
Recommended sightseeing in Toronto
The landmark CN Tower stands at 1,815ft (553m) and is perhaps the most impressive contender on any list of things to see and do in Toronto. Head up to the 113-storey-high LookOut Level to see Toronto from a brand-new perspective through the floor-to-ceiling windows and glass floor. The SkyPod is 33 storeys higher and is one of the highest observation platforms in the world – on a clear day, Niagara Falls and New York State are visible from this platform.
The Harbourfront Centre is a great place to spend the day visiting galleries, relaxing at a cafe or strolling along the waterfront. It also serves as the venue for several live theatre-, music- and visual arts shows throughout the year.
Just off the city’s Lake Ontario shores are the Toronto Islands, a quiet natural haven where expats can spend time away from the city enjoying gorgeous views and lovely beaches.
The Distillery District is a national historic site which often hosts film shoots, festivals and special events. This pedestrianised village is home to dozens of art galleries, restaurants, bars and live music venues. During the festive season, the annual Toronto Christmas Market can be found here.
Royal Ontario Museum
Famous for its golden mosaic ceiling, the Royal Ontario Museum has over 40 separate galleries displaying art, archaeology and science exhibits. With dinosaurs, a bat cave and a jewel room, Canada's largest museum is an interesting experience for both young and old.
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