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Where to stayin Toronto

On the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto has a beautiful skyline of giant high-rises, including one of the world's tallest structures. Surrounding the skyscrapers are diverse neighborhoods filled with comfortable hotels, excellent restaurants, great activities for young and old and some of the best shopping in Canada. Decide where to stay to be near shopping, dining, entertainment and family activities that will fill many hours of the day during a fun vacation to this northern capital city.

Best Areas to Stay for Family Activities

Toronto has great family activities across all its neighborhoods. A North York hotel is very convenient for one of the city's most popular family attractions, the Ontario Science Centre. Stay in Scarborough to be close to the Toronto Zoo, a favorite for kids of all ages. Also in this neighborhood, Rouge National Urban Park is an exceptional wilderness treat with wetlands, meadows and forests just a short ride from Downtown Toronto. Hotels in the Old Town section of Toronto are walking distance to numerous attractions with great appeal for kids, including the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Raptors basketball, Blue Jays baseball and the Toronto Harbourfront. Vaughan is a good place for families to stay, where kids can enjoy thrills at theme parks and adults can find bargains at shopping malls.

North York

Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Downsview Park are top sights in North York, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Sheppard West Station or Wilson Station to see more sights in the area.

Recommended hotels in North York

Scarborough

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Scarborough. Spend some time visiting top spots like Toronto Zoo, and catch the metro at McCowan Station or Scarborough Centre Station to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Scarborough

Downtown Toronto

Known for its must-see aquarium and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Toronto. Check out top attractions like Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, and jump on the metro at Queen St West at Soho St Stop or Queen St West at John St Stop to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Toronto

Old Town

Travelers choose Old Town for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at King St East at Sherbourne St Stop or King St East at Jarvis St East Side Stop and check out top sights like Queen Street.

Recommended hotels in Old Town

Harbourfront

The fantastic lake views and captivating waterfront views are just a few popular features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Harbourfront Centre or PATH Underground Shopping Mall while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Queens Quay West at Lower Spadina Ave East Side Stop to get around town.

Recommended hotels in Harbourfront

Vaughan

Canada's Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall are top sights in Vaughan, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre or Highway 407 Station to see more sights in the area.

Recommended hotels in Vaughan

Great Neighborhoods for Food

As a large global city, Toronto has numerous international restaurants to serve its diverse residents and visitors. The hotels of the Downtown Financial District are in the heart of the dining scene, with Japanese, Italian, French, Argentinean, Colombian and many other restaurant choices. For a unique food experience, stay near the PATH Underground Shopping Mall and visit its coffee shops, bakeries and lunch spots during breaks from shopping experiences. West of Downtown, Etobicoke is a great neighborhood for eclectic restaurant choices from south Asian to Caribbean. Stay in Chinatown, one of the largest in North America, where restaurants serve authentic dim sum and noodles all day.

Financial District

Financial District is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Hockey Hall of Fame and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. See more of Old Toronto by jumping on the metro at King St West at Bay St West Side Stop or King St West at Bay St East Side Stop.

Recommended hotels in Financial District

Etobicoke

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Etobicoke. If sightseeing is on the list, Sherway Gardens is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Islington Station or Royal York Station to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Etobicoke

Chinatown

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Chinatown. If sightseeing is on the list, Queen Street is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Spadina Ave at Dundas St West South Side Stop or Dundas St West at Spadina Ave Stop to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Chinatown

Where to Stay for Shopping

Toronto draws visitors from around the world for its excellent shopping, ranging from luxury brands to outlet bargains. One of Downtown Toronto's most famous shopping venues is the huge Toronto Eaton Centre in the Yonge Street Shopping District. Aboveground hotels here are also great for access to the PATH Underground Shopping Mall, with more than 1,200 shops, a perfect spot for comfortable shopping even on the coldest winter day. Stay farther north on Yonge Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Bloor-Yorkville, where upscale boutiques and art galleries fill beautifully preserved Victorian buildings. Book a hotel in suburban Vaughan to shop at the large premier outlet mall, Vaughan Mills, with nearly 250 stores.

Downtown Toronto

Known for its must-see aquarium and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Toronto. Check out top attractions like Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, and jump on the metro at Queen St West at Soho St Stop or Queen St West at John St Stop to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Toronto

Downtown Yonge

Downtown Yonge is well-liked for its restaurants and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and PATH Underground Shopping Mall are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Dundas St West at Yonge St Stop or Dundas Station to get around.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Yonge

Bloor-Yorkville

Consider a visit to Royal Ontario Museum and take some time to enjoy the interesting museums during your time in Bloor-Yorkville. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Bay Station or Bloor-Yonge Station.

Recommended hotels in Bloor-Yorkville

Vaughan

Canada's Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall are top sights in Vaughan, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre or Highway 407 Station to see more sights in the area.

Recommended hotels in Vaughan

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