Toronto, located on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario is the largest Canadian city where imposing skyscrapers share space with relaxing parks and gardens.

There is always something new to discover in Toronto. A gateway to Canada, the city is a thriving cultural hub thanks to its renowned museums, theatres, live music scene and eclectic arts.

Explore year-round festivals and attractions, indulge in award-winning culinary, wander through unique neighbourhoods that reflect the city’s proud diversity, or take a trip to the famous Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake’s scenic vineyards. No matter how many times someone visits, a holiday to Toronto will always fuel curiosity.

Toronto Neighbourhoods

More than half of Torontonians were born outside of Canada, representing over 250 nationalities. People of all backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and orientations come together in the city to create an energy that is uniquely Toronto.

The harmony of that diversity is reflected in more than 140 neighbourhoods, each layered with its own history, facets of culture and experiences. Explore Little India, Little Italy, and Little Portugal. Check out Greektown, Koreatown and all three Chinatowns. Shop vintage in the morning, peruse historic farmer’s markets around lunchtime, and hit a lively 2SLGBTQ+ bar by the evening. Take part in cultural celebrations and food festivals across the city year-round.

Toronto has it all, from the epic concerts and sports arenas downtown to the bohemian vibes of Kensington Market, the glitz and glam of Yorkville to the green spaces at the Harbourfront. There’s always something new to discover.

Toronto Season's

Toronto has plenty to offer all four seasons of the year. From winter wonderland experiences to long summer nights, discover quintessential Toronto experiences at any time of the year.

Enjoy classic winter activities like tobogganing, ice skating and snowshoeing when the temperatures dip below zero. Spring is a time of anticipation and renewal; warmer weather returns, patios open up and the Japanese cherry blossom trees hit peak bloom. Summer is one of the best times to visit the Toronto Islands and the many beaches. City pools are open, patio season is in full swing, and festivals of all kinds take over the city.

Fall is a beautiful time to witness the leaves change across the city and a great time for a walk along the Don Valley River. The Toronto International Film Festival marks the start of the season, and restaurants across the city serve up cosy comfort food.

For more information on visiting in the winter months, including Christmas and New Year – click here.

Culinary Scene

Toronto’s culinary scene is as diverse as the city itself. Global influences, traditions, and techniques meld together to create brand-new dishes. Unique international fusions abound — from Egyptian street foods to butter chicken mac and cheese. World-renowned chefs own flagship restaurants across the city. And opportunities to indulge in award-winning dining experiences are everywhere.

Devour internationally inspired comfort food, try the latest twist on a traditional dish and sip on creative cocktails. Visitors can truly taste the world in Toronto. Plus, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s scenic vineyards of over 80 wineries are only a short day trip away.

Shop Until You Drop

Toronto has grown into one of the best shopping destinations in North America — and for good reason. Find everything from locally made artisan goodies to high-end sought-after fashion.

Saunter along King Street West for a chic shopping experience that includes local art and customised jewellery. Visit Queen Street West and Kensington Market for one-of-a-kind vintage finds. Major retail shopping centres like Yorkdale, Square One or the Toronto Eaton Centre are home to luxury brands, flagship stores and fashion staples. The Bloor Yorkville area is known as the “Mink Mile,” a strip of Bloor Street West lined with prestigious designer boutiques. Visitors can take home a piece of Toronto from every corner of the city.

Only in Toronto

  • Taste a peameal bacon sandwich (with honey mustard) and a butter tart at the 200-year-old St. Lawrence Market.
  • Ride the 501 “Red Rocket” streetcar along Queen Street from The Beaches in the east to the west end, through the heart of downtown and passing through the eclectic neighbourhoods of Leslieville, Riverside, Queen West, West Queen West, Parkdale and Roncesvalles along the way.
  • Take the ferry to the Toronto Islands for a day in the parks and on the beaches – a piece of calm outside the hustle and bustle of the city. Refreshing signs read “Please walk on the grass.”
  • Catch live music at one of Toronto’s legendary music venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern (where the Rolling Stones have played many surprise concerts), The Rex (for live jazz) or the iconic Massey Hall.

Only in Toronto

  • Wander the eclectic and bohemian Kensington Market for vintage finds, organic coffee, tacos, Jamaican patties, gourmet cheese shops, green grocers and Indian spices.
  • Experience the highs and lows of Toronto – from the CN Tower’s Skypod observation deck at 447 meters (135 stories) up, down to the underground PATH system connecting downtown’s office towers with a 27-km network and over 1,200 shops and restaurants.
  • Stroll along the highest sidewalk at the CN Tower’s Edgewalk.
  • Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario’s premier collections of Canadian art featuring the famous Group of Seven.
  • Get lost in the crowds of Yonge-Dundas Square where the billboards and neon lights surround the swarms of people in Toronto’s most famous intersection.

Only in Toronto

  • Cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs at an Air Canada Centre hockey game. Absorb the Canadian game’s history and touch the actual Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Skate under clear skies at Toronto’s outdoor rinks: Nathan Phillips Square, the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre or Mississauga Celebration Square.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the Eaton Centre and for designer wear at Bloor-Yorkville.
  • Eat your way around the world without leaving Toronto in Little Italy, Little Portugal, Greektown, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Little India, just to name a few.


Sustainability is a core driving factor in Toronto. Many hotels and venues are driven by environmentally sustainable practices and eco-friendly initiatives.

Attractions throughout the city focus on supporting the vibrant Toronto community. The transit system has been implementing electric vehicles to reduce its carbon footprint. Farmer’s markets support the local agriculture sector year-round. Green spaces across the city feature unique designs and art installations that use recycled materials while offering artists grants to accomplish their work sustainably. The Toronto Zoo is known for several leading programs that help wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research.

Culinary tours, a great way to experience all the international cuisines Toronto has to offer, support family-owned local businesses. Even the food packaging that most restaurants use across the city has sustainability in mind. Creating a safe, welcoming, and sustainable hospitality experience is essential in Toronto.


Toronto is home to one of the largest pride celebrations in the world! Incredibly inclusive for 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies alike, the city is a wonderful place to explore and celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ culture throughout the year.

Across the city, there are queer sports leagues, live theatre, film festivals, arts and culture events and dance parties where everyone is welcomed and celebrated. Church and Wellesley village, aka “The Village,” is not only Toronto’s largest but also Canada’s largest Gay Village. It’s where Pride Month (June) celebrations take place, and it holds the deepest history of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Concerts, parties, nightclubs, drag shows, and various parades all take place in the Church and Wellesley area during Pride and throughout the year.

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