Oh Canada: Toronto’s Best Attractions According To FlightHub
Canada is a massive country that has a lot to offer those seeking outdoor adventure. What some don’t know is that Canada is home to one of the world’s most metropolitan cities. The Greater Toronto Area is home to over five million people and the city is the capital of the province of Ontario. Despite its large population, Toronto isn’t the actual capital of Canada. That honour belongs to the city of Ottawa, Ontario. So, what makes Toronto an internationally renowned city? I spoke with FlightHub, an online travel agency based in nearby Montreal, to see what some of Toronto’s top attractions are.
CN Tower & Rogers Centre
Two staples of Toronto’s legendary skyline, The CN Tower was built in 1976 and measures approximately 553 metres in height. Once the tallest tower in the world, the CN Tower serves primarily as a tourist attraction complete with observation decks, restaurants, and glass floors. The latest and greatest attraction at the CN Tower is EdgeWalk. This allows you to walk outside of the tower, secured by a cable. At the base of the CN Tower is the Rogers Centre. Formerly known as the SkyDome, The Rogers Centre is the home of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.
Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays
On the topic of the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto is a big time sports town according to FlightHub’s review. For Toronto sports fans, the talk starts and ends with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Playing in Toronto for almost 100 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs are an institution in spite of their troubling record over the past 50 years. The Toronto Blue Jays became the hottest ticket in town last year, making the playoffs for the first time in 20 years with a very fan friendly and popular team. Likewise, The NBA’s Toronto Raptors share a home with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but, with the exception of die-hard basketball fans, play second fiddle to Toronto’s other major franchises.
Queen Street West
The trendiest street in Toronto, Queen Street West is home to some of Toronto’s coolest shops, great parks, and awesome restaurants. You can quite literally make a day just traversing your way across the city on Queen Street starting at Ossington Street and heading East into downtown Toronto.
Note: Photo owned by commons.wikimedia.org