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Toronto brims with energy and excitement. With iconic architecture, fascinating attractions, museums and galleries, fantastic shopping, enticing restaurants, plus exciting performing arts and nightlife – this city is always on!
With a population of 5.6 million, the Greater Toronto Area is Canada's largest metropolitan area and the 4th largest in North America.
Soar to the top of the CN Tower in 58 seconds flat and feast your eyes on spectacular views. Don't miss the Glass Floor! Adrenaline junkies will definitely want to try EdgeWalk - the world's highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower's main pod, 116 storeys above the ground! Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.
Discover one of Toronto's newest attractions; Ripley's Aquarium of Canada which houses over 15,000 animals including fan favourites such as sharks, jellies, rays and green turtles. Situated right next door to the CN Tower, the aquarium is a 12,500 sqaure-metre awe-inspiring attraction with more than 5.7 million litres of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world.
Explore Canadiana, plus discover world culture and natural history, in the Royal Ontario Museum, one of the largest museums in North America. Peruse Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry's spectacular redesign of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which houses more than 79,000 artworks, including an incredible collection of Canadian art. Set your soles down at the Bata Shoe Museum with more than 10,000 items. from Siberian reindeer boots to Elton John's platform boots.
Take a harbour cruise or hop a ferry to Centre Island, the car-free island home to a child-sized amusement park and beautiful beaches. Practice your slap shot at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Outside of downtown, explore the Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Zoo. And close your eyes as you anticipate the plunge of a roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland.
More than 80 cultural groups call Toronto home and speak in more than 100 languages. Multicultural neighbourhoods dot the city's landscape, including six Chinatowns, Portugal Village, Greektown, Little India and Little Italy. And you can take this trip around the world for the price of a few tokens on Toronto's user-friendly transit system, the TTC. Or explore using BIXI Bikes, a public bike rental system, accessible to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are 80 bike docks/pay stations at convenient locations around Toronto. This is a fun and affordable option, with rentals starting at $5 for 24 hours.
Choose from over 230 shops and services at the Toronto Eaton Centre, a soaring, three-block-long emporium of glass and class. Watch the jet set parade out of shops and boutiques with Prada bags and Gucci sunglasses in the Bloor-Yorkville area. Browse for a funky and eclectic mix of art, antiques and Canadian designer fashions on Queen Street West or the Distillery Historic District. Tour the historic St Lawrence Market to learn its storied past, meet butchers and cheesemongers or taste the bountiful fare. Explore Kensington Market, a heady blend of cultures seeping into and bursting out of the neighbourhood's rich 19th century fabric.
Revel in a big Broadway-style show or take in experimental or the "tried and true" at scores of smaller theatres. Be moved by an aria or a pas de deux at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Laugh until you cry at Yuk Yuks. Canada's premier spot for stand-up comedy. Or see hilarious improvisation at its best at Second City, where Mike Myers got his start. Later, explore our vibrant club scene. Or if sports are your game, we have professional hockey, baseball, football, basketball and lacrosse teams!
A variety of city tour options are available, including motor coach tours and "hop on and hop off" tours.
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