Are you planning a backpacking adventure in Toronto? Here, you can find out all about travel and backpacking to Toronto with tips about getting there, getting around the city, where to eat, where to stay and things to do in Toronto. Written by fellow travellers, our Toronto backpacking tips will give you valuable insights about singles travel to Toronto, suitability for young people, travel safety in Toronto and more – remember, you can add your own experiences and advice too.
The capital of Ontario, Toronto is a highly frequented city and the most populous city in Canada. Toronto is positive in many aspects: the city bursts with energy, it’s a multicultural metropolis and has a number of attractions for the eager tourist. Home to nearly 3 million people, over 150 languages are spoken and around 50% of residents belong to a minority ethnic group!
Attracting 25 million visitors annually, Toronto is quite large but most of its tourism is concentrated downtown. There, you’ll find the CN Tower, museums and art galleries, Union Station and Chinatown. A number of events and festivals take place during the year, as well as being home to renowned bars and restaurants. Toronto is a walkable city and considered to be a very safe place to be. When you are craving new scenery, you can take a ferry to Toronto Island or go and visit the renowned waterfalls, Niagara Falls.
As a solo traveller, consider taking advantage of the City of Toronto’s Greeters Program, where you can discover the city through people who live there. If you have 2 to 4 hours to spare, a local with similar interests will show you around a particular neighbourhood.