Here we go! Toronto!
That's right, WOW air is not only announcing one destination in Canada but two, Montréal AND Toronto. Let's go!
The most populous city in Canada, a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, Toronto is not only multicultural but also an international centre of business, finance arts and culture.
The city formerly known as the Town of York was renamed as the City of Toronto in 1834 and became the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867. As the city has grown it has swallowed up its surrounding municipalities that now form the 140 independently unique and clearly defined official neighbourhoods of the city. The city's cultural diversity is evident by its many cultural neighbourhoods, such as Chinatown, Little India, Little Italy, Kensington Market, Little Portugal, Koreatown, Greektown and Roncesvalles. English is the most spoken language in Toronto but many other languages have considerable numbers of local speakers.
Low crime rate and good schools and universities are part of Toronto's popularity but of course, the city has so much more than that. Home to a great mix of attractions with everything from museums and galleries Toronto also has the world-famous CN Tower. Most of the attractions are within walking distance of each other and the city centre is surprisingly easy to navigate.
Toronto's top attractions include:
The CN Tower
A 553-meter futuristic tower that was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world is really hard to miss. Enjoy it from the ground, from afar or take a trip up to one of the observation arias or restaurants for a fabulous view of the city and Lake Ontario.
Royal Ontario Museum
This grand museum houses great collections and also features major exhibitions from around the world.
Toronto has a huge zoo that's home to several thousand animals. Located ca. 40 kilometres from the city centre, its foremost attraction is the panda exhibit, opened in 2013.
St. Lawrence Market
With a great variety of vendors offering various food products, flowers and speciality items, the St. Lawrence Hall has a unique atmosphere that you simply must experience.
The Entertainment District
Toronto is nothing if not entertaining and in the evenings the Toronto Entertainment Districts come to life.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Explore the depths of the oceans without holding your breath or getting wet in the underwater tunnel. Ripley's Aquarium displays all kinds of marine life in an impressive setting.
The massive Eaton Center is so big it has its own subway station and it's the haven for shoppers and browsers alike. It's quite easy to get lost among the many department stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and snack bars on multiple levels above and below ground.
High Park is a 165-acre park in Toronto with sunken gardens, hanging basket gardens, nature trails, natural ponds and streams. A wonderful place to enjoy nature or perhaps a show at the open-air theatre during the summer.
To top a great holiday in Toronto you should definitely use the trip and drive to the Niagara Falls. It's a 90 minute trip from Toronto but seeing the impressive 750,000 gallons of water rush off the edge of a cliff is definitely worth the drive. As an added bonus you will be standing on the borders of Canada and the United States, the longest international border in the world. This means Niagara Falls can be seen both from the US and Canada but the Canadians told us their side was better.