Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the largest and most populous city in Canada. The city is situated at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, also known as the Golden Horseshoe. The accommodating nature of the city has attracted numerous communities from around the globe and over time has transformed it into one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. Toronto not only offers multiple tourist attractions within the city but also serves as the gateway to several interesting locations in close proximity including the stunning Niagra Falls.
Popularly known as the “city of neighborhoods”, Toronto is made up of 140 officially recognized neighborhoods:
This area represents the city of Toronto before the amalgamation of 1998 and includes the following neighborhoods:
Getting to the city from the airport:
Traveling within the city
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) serves the transport needs of the system by offering an efficient public transit system (bus and metro). As a visitor you might consider using the following fare passes:
For your public transport requirements throughout Greater Toronto, Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa you could also use the Presto card - which is a smart card with a flexibility to add a variety of different products to your card.
For more information on tariffs refer to the TTC website.
Toronto in 4 days (Source: Frommers)
The cuisine of Toronto is a blend of diverse cultures of various immigrant groups that have over the years made the city their home. Some typical food items that you should try out while visiting Toronto are:
Some notable local restaurants for Canadian cuisine are:
Toronto’s cuisine reflects its multicultural population and is an elegant mixture of various cultures:
The craft beer culture has been rapidly flourishing in Toronto. Some of the well known breweries include:
Tipping is typically expected in Canada as a means to encourage better service.