The tantalizing attractions in Toronto
Situated near Lake Ontario, Toronto is a great financial, commercial and cultural centre of Canada. There are diverse activities like finance, film production and educational progress in Toronto. The city is cosmopolitan in its character and has many attractions for the tourists.
A city of skyscrapers, CN Tower (553 mt.) stands tall in the skyline of Toronto. A view from the tower of the landscape of Toronto is breathtaking. There are many elegant skyscrapers like Scotia Plaza, Beard Building, Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower, TD Trust Tower, Commerce Coast West, Maple Leaf, etc. There are at least 25 more tall structures each with an elegance and magnificence of its own.
The Royal Ontario Museum contains world-class collection of artistic works of extra-ordinary importance. It is the most popular among the dozen or more important museums Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario consists of a large number of Canadian and European pieces of art. The Gardiner Museum is renowned as the sole museum devoted to ceramic art. The Ontario Science Museum may rightly be regarded as one that imparts information on scientific progress and quests.
Apart from these there are annual exhibitions of distinction which spread knowledge about human endeavours in different aspects of life.
Toronto used to be a very big industrial centre for distillery and even now such districts are primary bee-line for the tourists. The Black Creek Historic Brewery may be cited as an example.
There are plenty of places of great interest to the visitors. Princess of Wales Theatre is a crowd puller when it comes to the display of fine arts like music, opera and dancing. The Medieval Times is an innovation throwing the visitors back to those distant past centuries when one can have intimate acquaintance with the life style of knights and life in medieval times. The feasting will be very unique and will be relished by the locals and the visitors.
There are plenty of shopping centres in Toronto. Dixie Outlet Mall, Toronto Eaton Centre, Queen’s Quay Terminal are some of the great places for shopping and excitement. There are at least fifty more great shopping centres which would delight the discerning buyers. The prices are attractive and the quality is superb. The manner in which the wares are displayed, the care gone into catering to the needs of the customers is all remarkable. Besides, there are plenty of restaurants nearby where one could satisfy one’s food requirements.
The severe winter’s discomfiture is nullified by plenty of winter activities in Toronto. Winter sports like Ice-hockey and others dominate the scene. More importantly, for the tourists plenty of bars with fine wines lift the tourists from the cold temperature!
In the recent decades there has been a spurt in cruising the water front! There are companies which offer the services of their ships to cruise trips and it is almost a fashion now to hold corporate meetings or other events thorough these cruised trips. Groups of 25 to more than 500 are comfortably taken care of by the sponsors.
The tourist has at his disposal the choice from star hotels to budget accommodation. There are some great star hotels to meet the stiff requirements of the very rich and tourists leave these places with only very pleasant memories. All the requirements are take care of.
Whether it is transport within the city or good restaurants for food or bars for drinking, Toronto leaves nothing to chance. Summer or winter, the special needs of the season are laid out in a very hospitable manner.
Toronto blends the old world courtesy with the new world welcome. Those who visit the place for business, cultural activities, recreation or relaxation return home fully rejuvenated mentally and physically.