Toronto is a beautiful destination for a long weekend away or as part of a Canada & USA Multi-Centre holiday. Serving as the capital of Ontario, which is located along Lake Ontario, Toronto is a bustling cosmopolitan with a wide range of fun things to do.
Attracting residents from all around the globe, Toronto is a city full of cultural offerings. From incredible museums and galleries, to theatre performances and shows, a diverse food scene and vibrant nightlife with many rooftop bars, nightclubs, drag shows and dive bars to explore through the night.
Best sights to see in Toronto
Toronto is sprawling with fun attractions to create incredible memories. One of the most visited attractions is the iconic CN Tower situated in downtown Toronto, which use to be the world’s tallest freestanding structure until the Burj Khalifa took its crown in 2004.
A day trip to Niagara Falls is easy to do from Toronto. Located 80 miles southwest of Toronto, you can reach the spectacular Niagara Falls within 1.5 hours. Discover the world-famous Niagara Falls, a natural beauty that can be seen from the walkway, on an adventurous boat tour or from one of many world-class restaurants with panoramic views for something romantic and special.
Enjoy the marvellous views of the city and beyond from the CN Tower SkyPod observation platform. Those that seek a thrilling experience will love to do the Edge Walk where you can to a hands-free external walk. What’s more, you can enjoy the views from the revolving restaurant at the CN Tower to celebrate a special occasion in style.
Experience a slice of culture at Casa Loma, a Gothic castle that will make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a fairytale. Constructed between 1911 and 1914, Casa Loma is a historic museum and landmark and has featured in movies and television such as X-Men, Chicago, The Tuxedo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and much more.
A great family day out at Toronto Zoo, which surrounds 287 hectares and is the largest Zoo in Canada, makes up 7 geographic regions. From Indo-Malaya, Africa and America to Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and Canada. Kids can enjoy seeing animals from around the globe as well as the kid’s zoo with a waterside theatre and splash land.
During the evening, Niagara Falls is illuminated in a rainbow of glowing lights that can be enjoyed near and far. You can even embark on a Thornblower illumination cruise after sunset to see the beautiful light-mist show up close.
The great outdoors can also be explored whilst visiting this bustling city. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, you can enjoy waterfront walks along Lake Ontario and even visit the sand or cobble beaches in the summer for a wonderful picnic with a view. There’s even a chance for you to try out kayaking or stand-up paddling around the Toronto Islands, too.
Despite being an urban jungle, Toronto is home to an abundance of green spaces thanks to its number of parks you can spend days strolling hand-in-hand or with the family. High Park is a recreational and natural park with plenty of facilities for all the family, including a zoo! As a third of the park is still in its natural state you will experience natural beauty including ponds, cherry blossoms during late April/early May and rare oak savannah ecology.
When is the best time to visit Toronto?
Late April through May and September to October is the best time to visit Toronto. Spring is between mid-March to mid-June and summer is between mid-June to mid-September. November through to March is winter time and you can expect snow.
How long is a flight from the UK to Toronto?
A flight from London to Toronto is 7 hours and 37 minutes.
What language is spoken in Toronto?
English and French.
What currency is used in Toronto?
What is the time difference in Toronto?
The UK is 5 hours ahead of Toronto.
Do I need a visa for Toronto?
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Canada for short periods. However, you will need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation. To find out more information on travel requirements to Canada please visit the FCO website here.