As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world with more than 80 ethnic communities represented, it’s no wonder that thousands of people from all over the world flock to Toronto every year. They have one mission in mind, explore all the unique things that this city has to offer. Toronto is a combination of several unique neighborhoods with an assortment of different cultures, harmoniously living together. Some trendy neighborhoods you’ll want to explore include Old Town and the Distillery Historic District, the Entertainment District, Yorkville and the Annex, Chinatown, Kensington Market and Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) District.
With this marriage of culture, it’s no wonder that Toronto is home to beautiful museums filled with history. The Art Gallery of Ontario is the largest art gallery in Canada and boasts the world’s largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures. For a historical approach spend time in the Black Creek Pioneer Village, a living museum that is the recreation of 19th-century life in Ontario, complete with actors portraying villagers. Step into Casa Loma, a castle museum with decorated streets and secret passages among the surprises. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Royal Ontario Museums are also worth a visit, both major destinations hosting popular exhibitions.
Spend the day outside in the Edwards Gardens, the Toronto Botanical Gardens or if you prefer, among the over 5,000 inhabitants of the Toronto Zoo. The city also offers a Discovery Walk marked with brown circular signs along each route and highlighting the history of the region.
A visit to one or more of the various neighborhoods is worth your time, where you can spend the day in the Harbourfront biking and walking or taking in the many cultural events they host. Spend the day swimming or in an amusement park in the Toronto Islands. When you’ve built up an appetite there’s plenty to choose from, but good luck choosing. With Little Italy, Koreatown, Little India, and Chinatown in the mix, it won’t be easy.
Whether you spend the day exploring the many diverse and fascinating neighborhoods or lounging on one of the beaches in Harbourtown, a visit to Toronto will stay in your memory.