Toronto is known as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city fans out from the vibrant downtown core in a series of unique and charming neighbourhoods. Each offers its own atmosphere and local specialties, from Little Italy to Greek Town; and from Kensington Market to Riverdale.
Torontonians live in the neighbourhoods, so it's a good idea to get out of downtown and explore them. With an extensive subway and public transit system, and a compact core, it's easy to get around central Toronto. Whatever neighbourhood you choose, you'll find plenty of accommodation to suit your needs.
For a taste of the celebrity life, stay in a luxurious apartment atop the Toronto International Film Festival headquarters. If you are looking for boho, try a trendy loft in a historic building near the lake. To experience traditional Toronto, stay in an upscale, boutique guest house in Cabbagetown. Or embed yourself in the Mint Tea Room, a bright and cheery spot in quaint and artsy Leslieville in the east end.
More about Toronto:
Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario. It is Canada's biggest city, the country's economic engine and the cultural heart of English Canada. The city plays host to major world festivals, like the Toronto International Film Festival, and homegrown cultural events like Luminato, Taste of the Danforth and Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
There is always a lot going on in Toronto, from art exhibits to a vibrant night life in the entertainment district to sporting events. Plus, Toronto is a very green city, with an extensive system of parks and ravines. Its Martin Goodman Trail stretches more than 50 kilometres across the waterfront.
- Toronto is on the same latitude as the French Riviera.
- Toronto is ranked as the safest large metropolitan area in North America.
- Half of Toronto's population was born outside of Canada.
- More than 140 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto - just over 30 per cent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home.
- Toronto has the only City Hall to make an appearance in Star Trek (in fact it’s appeared twice, owing to its resemblance to a flying saucer).