Canada: Toronto Travel Guide



Toronto is located in Ontario, Canada and it is the largest multicultural city in North America. Toronto has many tourist attractions and places to explore such as: museums, restaurants, the CN Tower, and Sugar Beach. Planning a trip to Toronto can be overwhelming simply because there is a lot of things to do! But don't fret,  you will not have FOMO (fear of missing out) if you follow my guide.


Travel/Transportation:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is the nearest, most cost efficient airport to use if you are traveling to Toronto. It is about 30 minutes from Toronto's city center.

  • Ride share companies such as Uber and Lyft are available with a designated pick-up area at the Pearson Airport. There are also traditional taxi services and limo providers available for hire.

  • Once you are in the city, walking is a great way to get around. Toronto is a large city but walking the city is definitely doable. You can also walk underground using the PATH(which can be a lifesaver especially in the winter months). The PATH is a network of underground pedestrian tunnels, shopping stores, and eating places.

  • Toronto has a great transit system to easily get around the city or to the airport. The city operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services.




Hotel/Airbnb


Whether you stay in a hotel or an Airbnb is honestly your preference. I enjoyed my stay in the Hilton Toronto. It was in the heart of downtown and walking distance to a lot of attractions. I would suggest finding a place to stay in Downtown Toronto, but other areas like: the Entertainment District are suitable too. If you are looking for more of a "home feel" or you are traveling with a group of people then booking an Airbnb is the way to go. It will provide more space and presumably more bedrooms to accommodate your large party at a cost effective price.



Food:

  • Drake One Fifty

  • 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

  • Joey Eaton Centre

  • Bulldog Coffee

  • Assembly Chef's Hall

  • Cafe Landwer

  • Tundra Restaurant & Bar

  • Momofuku Noodle Bar

  • Pizzeria Libretto University




Must See Attractions:

  • Royal Ontario Museum: Toronto’s Museum showing art, culture, and nature

  • CN Tower: Iconic tower w/ revolving restaurant

  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: over 20,000 aquatic animals

  • Casa Loma: a majestic castle in midtown Toronto that is now a historic house museum and landmark.

  • Yonge-Dundas Square: a public square with food/drink and shopping outlets.

  • St. Lawrence Market: major public market complex with varies pastry, coffee, meat, and clothing vendors

  • The PATH: the world's largest underground shopping mall

  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre: multi-level mall

  • Sugar Beach: Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge

  • The Distillery District: an area with cobblestone streets filled with restaurants, bars, art galleries, and boutiques. It is also the location for Toronto’s Christmas market in November and December.

  • Nathan Philips Square: a plaza where the Toronto sign is located. It also features sculptures, the Peace Garden, and an ice skating rink in the winter.