Attractions and LandmarksOverlooking Lake Ontario, Harbourfront is the southernmost district in Toronto. This lakefront neighbourhood has plenty of promenades, trails and parks that offer an escape from the hustle of urban life. Measuring more than 1,800 feet in height, the CN Tower has a dominant stance over the waterfront area and the Entertainment District. An observation deck and restaurant are located at the top of this iconic landmark that opened in 1976. There are several other notable attractions that are situated just steps away from the CN Tower. You can watch NBA and NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Blue Jays host other MLB teams at the Rogers Centre, which is one of a few baseball venues in the world to have a retractable roof. The Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located between these two major sports arenas. Hundreds of marine species are displayed at this aquarium, including sharks, sturgeon and sea turtles. Some other renowned attractions in the Entertainment District include Roy Thomson Hall, Sony Centre for Performing Arts and Four Seasons Centre. As you navigate the vibrant Downtown district, you'll see some of the tallest skyscrapers in Canada, such as the First Canadian Place and Scotia Plaza. From Fort York and Casa Loma to City Hall and Spadina House, the city has plenty of historic landmarks that are open to the public. If you're interested in anthropology and history, browse the exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has some of the largest collections of works by Canadian artists. You can also admire masterpieces by European painters at this art museum that includes its own library and archives. Considered one of the best family-friendly attractions in Canada, the Ontario Science Centre has lots of interactive exhibits with educational themes. The Toronto Zoo is also an ideal destination for a family trip. Established in the 1970s, this zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals from all over the world. You can head to the Tommy Thompson Park to spot waterfowl, fish and other animals in their natural habitats. Having miles of trails and a marina, this lakefront park occupies a peninsula that's a short drive away from the heart of the city. Click to book your Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Visiting Toronto - Transportation and Getting AroundThe TTC offers convenient ways to navigate the city and the neighbouring communities. Running along some of the busiest streets, TTC streetcars stop at more than 680 points in throughout the city. Consisting of two lines, TTC subway trains stop at more than 70 stations, which are mostly underground. Commuter rail service is available at Union Station in Downtown Toronto. Express trains run directly between this rail terminal and Toronto Pearson International Airport, which offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide. This busy airport is an official hub for Air Canada, the flag carrier of Canada. Conveniently located near the downtown district, the smaller Bill Bishop Toronto City Airport handles regional and charter flights. Ferry service is also available at this airport and other islands that are located just off the shores of the city. Some major highways that run through this metropolis include the Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway and Ontario 401 Expressway.
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