Toronto, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is the largest of Canada's sparkling urban centers. It is the capital of Ontario and the country's largest city, is home to an energetic mix of tourist attractions, from museums and galleries to the world famous CN Tower and, just off shore, Toronto Islands. It is the main hub of the nations, financial, industrial, commercial and cultural life. It also offers a sparkling Entertainment District, having a dynamic and the latest musicals and other performing arts. Toronto is Canada's financial and business capital and is rated as one of the top four global cities with economic reports (Cities of Opportunities Report, PwC, 2014), and has topped the North American Cities of the future foreign direct investment behind only New York, Toronto is a divergent, sparkling, diverse, rising city that provides the ideal business platform for companies looking for a competitive edge. Shopping sites in Toronto includes the, Queen West, the Entertainment District, the Financial District, Yorkville neighborhood and the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood, Harbour front. The Eaton Centre is Toronto’s most popular tourist attraction with over 52 million visitors annually.
Toronto is a progressive, education-focused city with one of the most highly educated populations in the world and currently leader in academia at all levels of learning four universities and four colleges have an average of 24,000 students enrolled annually. Toronto welcomes host for its tourists having varied attractions including the famous The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), of world unique culture and natural history. The Art Gallery of Ontario holds a large collection of Canadian, European, African and contemporary artwork, and host various cultural plays to exhibits from museums and galleries all over the world.
Places to Visit near Toronto: If you have time to explore areas outside the city, be sure to take a side trip to Niagara Falls, just a 1.5-hour drive away, and check out some other day trip destinations around Toronto. Within easy striking distance are some of Canada's top cities, including Ottawa and Montreal, just four to five hours away by car and easily accessible by train or short flights.
Niagara Falls is Canada's most internationally recognized attraction, visited by millions of tourists each year. While there are actually three sets of falls, the largest section, known as Horseshoe Falls, drops approximately 57 meters creating a great wall of water that stretches between Niagara Falls, Canada and Niagara Falls, USA. The falls are famous primarily for the large volume of water flowing over them, but combined with the huge drop it is truly a magnificent sight. They are located right at the city of Niagara Falls, making them easy to visit. It's possible to walk down the main tourist strip in Niagara Falls, an outrageous spectacle in itself, to the edge of the gorge where there are great views all along the walkway overlooking the river and the falls. Day trip tours can be easily arranged from hotels or hostels in Toronto. By car, the trip from Toronto takes about one and a half hours.