Toronto

Things to do

								
		                
  • Toronto Island
    Toronto Island
    Toronto Island is comprised of 15 islands, which are connected by bridges and pathways. The islands are vehicle-free, so you’ll need to walk or rent a bike to get around. The entire island is accessible to visitors. Only 600 people live in Toronto Island, so it can get strangely quiet during off-peak times. Most facilities are closed. However, the island poses as a perfect location for a peaceful stroll. During peak times, the island comes to life: you can laze on the beach, kayak, visit the popular Centreville amusement park or take a front row seat to watch the sunset. There is something for everyone.
    Get There
    In order to visit Toronto Island, you’ll need to take a ferry. The journey takes just 13 minutes and you can board a ferry from the Jack Layton terminal, which is located in Downtown Toronto. The terminal is between Bay Street and Young Street. The closest subway station to the ferry terminal is Union Station. You can board the ferry to three different islands: Centre, Hanlan’s and Ward’s Island. The main attractions are on Centre Island. During the winter, the only ferry service is to Ward’s Island.

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  • CN Tower
    CN Tower
    The CN Tower is Toronto’s tallest attraction and offers stunning views of Downtown. For $36, you’ll gain access to the LookOut Level (1,136 ft) and the famous glass floor (1,122 ft). If you’re brave enough, live life on the edge – literally – and complete the EdgeWalk, an unforgettable experience of walking around the circumference of the CN Tower roof – outside! To take part in this, you must book in advance.
    Get There
    Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, it won’t be hard to spot the CN Tower. It’s the tallest skyscraper in the city! Locals often use the tower as a point of reference. But if you do happen to get lost, head to the Entertainment District, look up, and make your way towards the tower. The closest subway station is Union Station.
  • Niagara Falls
    Niagara Falls
    You can’t visit Toronto and not visit one of the world’s most beautiful set of waterfalls! Niagara Falls is a 1.5 hour drive away from Toronto and while you could drive there alone, booking a tour is a great opportunity to learn about the history, while also exploring Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara Whirlpool. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation too. Due to popular demand, tours are not expensive and are available all year round. Your accommodation should have a tour operator’s contact details on hand.
    Get There
    The recommended option is to take a tour. The tour bus will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation. It’s a stress-free option. If you wish to travel by public transportation, the GO Transit trains and buses offer cheap rides, but will terminate a short distance from the popular areas in Niagara. You’ll need to take a cab ride to your exact destination. You can board a train or bus from Union Station. Alternatively, another option is to hire a rental car and drive to Niagara Falls. This is a reasonable option if you plan to explore the Niagara region for more than one day.
Added by MelaninTravel
Last updated on the 6 December 2017
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