Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto, with a population of 2.6 mi... more

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto, with a population of 2.6 million, is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which contains 6.2 million people. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe region, which wraps around Lake Ontario from Toronto to Niagara Falls and totals over 8.5 million residents, approximately a quarter of Canada's entire population. Toronto is the fifth largest city and fifth largest urban agglomeration in North America.

Toronto's climate is on the whole on the cool side and variable conditions can be expected, temperatures average -3.8°C (25°F) in January downtown, however the type of extreme cold experienced in parts of Canada further north do not hold a tight grip for usually more than a couple of days at a time, despite this come prepared, winters are still cold, mostly cloudy and at times, snowy and uncomfortably windy. The city experiences warm and humid summers with an average high of 27°C (80°F) and a low of 18°C (65°F) in July/August with many muggy evenings but rarely extreme heat, historically with an average of only 12 days where the temperature exceeds 30°C (86°F) however this number has doubled over the past 12 years. Hotter air masses often arrive with moderately high humidity levels but are typically short lived. Late spring/early summer and early fall are generally considered to be the best times to visit for weather, with comfortably cool nights and less crowds, mid-summer is the peak tourist season, but visitors will find that Toronto's vibrancy extends through the winter with outdoor ice-rinks and bundled up club-goers, etc. Toronto's public buildings are nearly all air-conditioned and fully heated.

Toronto is remarkably safe and the streets are vibrant with pedestrians and bicyclists, even at night in most neighbourhoods. If you use common sense, you should have no trouble at all.

The overall violent crime rate in Canada, and particularly in Toronto, is much lower than that found in major cities in the United States. Petty crime is generally not a problem in Toronto, but as always is the case, keep vigilant with your possessions. Car and bike theft are comparable to other large North American cities.

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The Black Hoof Opened in early October 2008. Everything is made: from the charcuterie to the cocktail garnishes. It's a meat and off-cut centric menu to be sure, but there is always a fish option (sometimes, even a veggie option). There is much atte...

Scaramouche has played a vibrant part in Toronto for more than thirty years. Domestic and international reviews have been uniformly excellent but to sustain a restaurant over this span of time requires the loyal support of our guests - every day. Ou...

Splendido Restaurant continually ranks as one of Canada's top dining restaurants. Known for our commitment to creating dishes that are fresh, interesting and constantly evolving, as well as for our professional level of service, each visit to Splend...

George Restaurant is one of Canada's top restaurants and has garnered international acclaim with the Zagat World's Top Restaurants rating.

  Our Dining Room is an elegant and hip space, totally deserving of the never-ending hype. Home to a roving series of whimsical props and treasures, the décor, food, music and art all change with every new season. The Dining Room is currently fe...

  Acadia Restaurant & Bar invites you to indulge in a culture of creaky porches, lazy ceiling fans, southern food, inspired brews and craft cocktails.    Enjoy dishes by Chef Patrick Kriss, as he works the flavors and techniques of Acadi...

Modern Keralan cuisine in the heart of Greek town. We focus on sustainable Great Lakes fish, naturally raised meat, Canadian seafood and VQA wines. Serving fish, seafood, naturally raised meat, vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

  We believe in good food, sustainable practices, and sharing with the community. Our flavours will warm your hearts and fill your bellies. Come and share some tapas with your loved ones. Chef Valenzuela may even make you something special!

Critically acclaimed to be among Canada's best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking, brilliant view of the city. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef Anthony Wa...

Things do to in Toronto

CN Tower

www.cntower.ca - Sightseeing

In 1995, the CN Tower was classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The CN Tower shares this designation with the Itaipu Dam on the Brazil/Paraguay border, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fr...

Fort York

www.fortyork.ca - Sightseeing

  Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fort York is open year-round and offers tours, exhibits, period settings, and seasonal demonstrations. During the sum...

  The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 to establish a memorial to those who have developed Canada's great winter sport -- ice hockey.   Incorporated in 1983, Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum ("HHFM") exists in order to honour and pr...

Casa Loma

www.casaloma.org - Sightseeing

Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an ...

Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, a suburb directly north of Toronto. Opened in 1981, it was Canada's first major theme park and is still today the largest theme park in Canada.

  Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The AGO expanded it facility in 2008 w...

High Park

www.toronto.ca - Outdoor Activities

With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. Recognized as one of the ...

The Royal Ontario Museum is located in the city of Toronto, one of North America’s largest, most diverse and exciting urban centres. The ROM is a must-see Toronto attraction, but there are many other things to see and do in this great city!

Nearly 10 years ago a small group of visionary developers had a dream for Toronto. They looked at a derelict collection of Victorian Industrial buildings that had been pronounced a national historic site and imagined transforming it. Not into anothe...

Toronto Islands

www.toronto.ca - Outdoor Activities

The Toronto Islands are one of the city’s most treasured green spaces and a popular recreational destination. Located a short ferry ride from downtown, the Islands boast picnic areas, an amusement park, The Franklin Children's Garden, yacht club, re...

Toronto Dining

To fall head over heels in love in – or with - Canada's largest city, head to these one-of-a-kind sweet shops. Nothing inspires love like artistic chocolates, a giant donut cake, or gourmet cinnamon buns. Sweet Design If high concept design ge...

The Black Hoof Opened in early October 2008. Everything is made: from the charcuterie to the cocktail garnishes. It's a meat and off-cut centric menu to be sure, but there is always a fish option (sometimes, even a veggie option). There is much atte...

Scaramouche has played a vibrant part in Toronto for more than thirty years. Domestic and international reviews have been uniformly excellent but to sustain a restaurant over this span of time requires the loyal support of our guests - every day. Ou...

Splendido Restaurant continually ranks as one of Canada's top dining restaurants. Known for our commitment to creating dishes that are fresh, interesting and constantly evolving, as well as for our professional level of service, each visit to Splend...

George Restaurant is one of Canada's top restaurants and has garnered international acclaim with the Zagat World's Top Restaurants rating.

  Our Dining Room is an elegant and hip space, totally deserving of the never-ending hype. Home to a roving series of whimsical props and treasures, the décor, food, music and art all change with every new season. The Dining Room is currently fe...

  Acadia Restaurant & Bar invites you to indulge in a culture of creaky porches, lazy ceiling fans, southern food, inspired brews and craft cocktails.    Enjoy dishes by Chef Patrick Kriss, as he works the flavors and techniques of Acadi...

Modern Keralan cuisine in the heart of Greek town. We focus on sustainable Great Lakes fish, naturally raised meat, Canadian seafood and VQA wines. Serving fish, seafood, naturally raised meat, vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

  We believe in good food, sustainable practices, and sharing with the community. Our flavours will warm your hearts and fill your bellies. Come and share some tapas with your loved ones. Chef Valenzuela may even make you something special!

Critically acclaimed to be among Canada's best restaurants, Canoe's unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking, brilliant view of the city. That same brilliance is captured through the flavours and textures of Chef Anthony Wa...

Toronto Experiences

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