Most visitors to this Canadian city do so because of its proximity to the famous Niagara Falls. Even so, Toronto deserves at least a couple of days to discover some of its most beautiful corners, most of which concentrate on the Downtown Next, we will take a tour of the 5 things you can not miss in Toronto.
1. CN TowerCn Tower - Dennis Jarvis / Flickr.com
The CN Tower is, without a doubt, the symbol of the city. For a long time it was the tallest communications tower in the world and defines the skyline from Toronto.
But also It is a viewpoint from which to enjoy stunning views of the city. Many tourists decide to visit it just before sunset, to enjoy the views before, during and after it.
The price to climb to the top of the CN Tower is $ 25. It may be somewhat elevated to enjoy only the views of the city, but there is no tourist in the city who is left without climbing. As well The Toronto Pass can be purchased for $ 60, which allows entry to this and four other tourist attractions.
As well there is the option to reserve a table in the panoramic restaurant of the tower. The price is only slightly higher than the normal entry and the quality of the food is very good.
2. St Lawrence MarketSt. Lawrence Market - Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock.com
This market is one of the most emblematic buildings in downtown Toronto. It is a brick ship that functions as a traditional market in which many different products are sold.
There are those who equate it with some traditional markets in southern Europe, such as the Boqueria in Barcelona. It is a picturesque and beautiful building, and also has other curious buildings around, such as the one on the corner of Front and Church streets, one of the most photographed in Toronto. Further, On Sunday mornings, the surrounding streets host a small antique market.
In addition to being a traditional market, It is a very good option to eat in the city center. On the ground floor there is a food court Where to buy food prepared in different positions, of very good quality and at a fairly affordable price to be Toronto.
3. Distillery StreetDistillery Street - Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock.com
This area is one of the examples of the city's recovery since the 20th century. The buildings in this neighborhood housed old distilleries and liquor stores in the city, which fell into disuse in the last century and were abandoned.
But in recent years they have been rebuilt and revitalized. Within the brick walls are now some of the most exclusive bars and restaurants in Toronto, as well as important design stores. In this way, Distillery Street has become one of the most striking areas of this Canadian city, about two kilometers from the Downtown.
Is It is undoubtedly one of the best areas to walk or have a coffee in one of its modern establishments.
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4. Toronto IslandsToronto Islands - Doug Kerr / Flickr.com
These are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Toronto. They are located a few kilometers from the city center and it is a group of islands near lake Ontario and communicated with each other.
They are a good option for all those who want to escape the noise and hustle and bustle of the city. They are all parks, and there are only some leisure areas, few houses and a small regional airport. There you can enjoy long walks, an afternoon of picnic or even bathe in one of its beaches. In addition, from the area closest to Toronto you can enjoy one of the best views of its urban landscape.
To arrive there are three ferries, departing from the pier that sits at the end of Yonge Street. Every ferry It takes a different route and leads to a different area of the islands, but the one that leads to Center Island is the best known and used. The round trip price is $ 7 and the service is most frequently provided in the summer months. Highly recommended for those who visit the city.
5. Kensington Market and ChinatownKensington Market - Jon Bilous
Although it is not the only metropolitan neighborhood of Toronto that hosts different foreign communities, it is the best known. Chinatown is especially striking for being so close to the center and be so consolidated within the city.
Its point of reference, at a gastronomic and commercial level, is the center between Spadina and College streets. There we can find restaurants, especially Chinese, but also from other parts of Asia. There are also countless bazaars and souvenir shops at very affordable prices.
Behind Chinatown, a few meters away we find Kensington Market, the hippie and alternative area of Toronto. Although it is a somewhat small area, it serves to observe the change of pace, atmosphere and life of the city. It is a very quiet, alternative, different and bohemian neighborhood at some point. We can find cafes, restaurants and second-hand stores.