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Things to do in Toronto
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Toronto Attractions

Visitors to Toronto frequently wonder why the city is sometimes called Hogtown by local residents as well as those who visit often. The nickname derived from Toronto's past as an agricultural center that routinely processed an abundant amount of livestock. At one time in Toronto's history, the city's William Davies Company was the biggest pork processor in the entire British Empire. Another of Toronto's historical nicknames is the Queen City. Many modern visitors and residents of the city of Toronto refer to it as Hollywood North because of its heavy involvement in the film industry. Toronto's cityscape is dominated by high rises, so urban aficionados will love participating in Toronto excursions throughout the city's business and downtown districts. The Old City of Toronto is a popular tourist destination and contains many historical landmarks. The Toronto Public Library is also in this district. Although you can get around Toronto's main neighborhoods without a map, having one on hand makes navigating the city streets much easier, particularly if you plan on adventuring in the various eclectic neighborhoods in the city. As guests of the largest city in Canada, you won’t run out of entertainment options for yourself and for your travel companions. Things to do in Toronto include exploring the city's many well-kept public parks, visiting the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre, shopping in the Yorkville neighborhood, and stopping by the Eaton Centre, which is the largest of the tourist attractions in Toronto. Founded in the 19th century, this Toronto shopping mall receives an average of one million visitors a week. The Canadian National Exhibition, which takes place annually every August, is the largest fair in Canada and attended by over 5 million people. Toronto also hosts a Caribbean fair every summer. If you are seeking information about must see Toronto attractions, Toronto tours, top dining spots and drinking places, as well as the best local Toronto hotels, browse Expedia for the latest deals and specials. We can also help you book the Toronto activities that best suit you and your companions during your Canada visit.

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Design Exchange

- Wander the halls and marvel at the fascinating displays at this respected museum.

401 Richmond

- This is an ideal place to get your culture fix and explore the region's artistic side.

Toronto City Hall

- Take in the creativity and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Osgoode Hall

- Amble through this historic place and find out a few secrets from times past.

Nathan Phillips Square

- Spend a while in this vibrant area and imagine what life would be like as a local.

Grenadier Pond

- Find a good place to sit and savor the tranquility that goes hand in hand with being near the water.

Toronto-Dominion Centre

- If you'd love to see some of the more important or unique places in the community, this is a good place to start.

Church of the Holy Trinity

- Work on your spiritual side or just take in the peaceful ambiance at this religious site.

Hanlans Point Beach

- Read an amazing novel or enjoy a podcast while you're soaking up the sun.

Martin Goodman Trail

- Contemplate the contrast between the big city and nature's wonders at this special location.

Cloud Forest Conservatory

- Grab your picnic blanket, pack some snacks and find a cozy spot to be with nature.

Things to Do in Toronto with Kids

There's fun for the whole family no matter where you wander in Toronto. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can try together that are bound to make your vacation a blast:


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