Toronto - A Day in the Six
Toronto, affectionately called “The Six” (a nickname immortalized by rapper Drake) exudes that certain “buzz” and energetic allure that most big cities boast.
Where adventure meets culture
Standing at 457 meters (553m including the spire), the CN Tower is the world’s 7th largest structure. Taking a trip up the tower is a must-do activity for all first-time visitors to Toronto. It has even become a place for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fix with the “Edge Walk” experience, where visitors can lean off the tower and tumultuously teeter around its edges. If hanging off a building isn’t your cup of tea, you can stand on the glass floor and look 342 meters straight down, or simply take a stroll on the observation deck.
Next to the CN Tower, you will find the two buildings which unlock the secret to Canadian culture: the nation’s favorite sports! The Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team, while the nearby Air Canada Centre houses the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team, both points of obsession and contention for Torontonians. Catch a game and you will feel the contagious energy in the stands; you can even sample a Canadian culinary staple: poutine.
After experiencing the local fan favorites, head across the road to “wet your whistle” at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery. During a tour of the facility, you will learn how the local beer is made and find out how it tastes too—a great way to cap off an afternoon of sightseeing!
With an array of edgy bars, lively restaurants, and funky architecture, the historic distillery district is a one-stop-shop for fun in downtown Toronto. Go for a stroll and meander down the district’s cobblestone streets while admiring grandiose art and quirky doors along the way, or sip your travel woes away in one of the area’s cozy coffee shops. Once the sun goes down, the distillery district begins to heat up with vibrant nightlife; try another one of Toronto’s local beers at Mill St. Organic Brewery or relax in the internationally acclaimed Stirling Room lounge.
If this doesn’t “float your boat,” Toronto has a vast array of unique museums and attractions for all ages! Become mesmerized by over 16,000 marine animals at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, or get “hands on” in the many interactive and informative experiences at the Ontario Science Centre.
Views from The Six
Between its edgy and alternative energy, the diverse culture and people, its lively sports teams and world-class food and drink, there is certainly something for everyone to discover in Toronto! As Drake said, the “views from The Six” aren’t too bad!