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Toronto is the most populous city in [wiki=445d337b5cd5de476f99333df6b0c2a7]Canada[/wiki] and the provincial capital of [wiki=4a0ade8fc063e6e461708e6a8f2f8f43]Ontario[/wiki]. It is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto, with a population of 2.6 million, is at the heart of the [wiki=ce1cfa24401195f8e92d8abe7900234c]Greater Toronto Area[/wiki] (GTA) which contains 6.2 million people. The city is the anchor of the [wiki=80d68b6ff758e4c09e508cee14512e70]Golden Horseshoe[/wiki] region, which wraps around Lake Ontario from Toronto to Niagara Falls and totals over 8.5 million residents, approximately a quarter of Canada's entire population. Toronto is the fourth largest city and fifth largest urban agglomeration in [wiki=5ffec2d87ab548202f8b549af380913a]North America[/wiki]. Toronto is sometimes referred to as The New York City of Canada because of the general feel of the city is similar to that of New York City, and because Toronto has been a popular destination for immigrants.


Spawned out of post-glacial alluvial deposits and bluffs, the area was populated at different times by Iroquois and later Wyandot (Huron) peoples. The settlement by Europeans started with the French building a seldom occupied fort near today's Exhibition grounds in the mid-1700s, then grew out of a backwoods English trading post established as York in 1793 (reverting to the current name Toronto in 1834). Later in the 19th century, it grew to become the cultural and economic focus of [wiki=445d337b5cd5de476f99333df6b0c2a7]Canada[/wiki]. Owing largely to the country's liberal immigration policies starting in the 1960s, and the region's strong economy, Toronto has, in recent decades, been transformed into one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. More than 80 ethnic communities are represented, and over half of the city's residents were born outside Canada.
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    In 1998, the cities of Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, and York and the Borough of East York amalgamated to form the current City of Toronto. This is also known as Metropolitan Toronto or "the 416" after its area code (although now there are some new area codes, the majority of landline phone numbers in the Toronto area are still "416"). The city has a population of over 2.6 million people, of which more than half were born outside Canada: a fact immediately obvious to any visitor, as the city has many vibrant bustling neighbourhoods with street signs in several languages.

    Toronto and its surrounding suburbs are collectively known as the [wiki=ce1cfa24401195f8e92d8abe7900234c]Greater Toronto Area[/wiki] (GTA). Outlying suburbs are also known as "the 905" after their area code, although technically this code is also used in both [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] and the [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki], stretching to the border within [wiki=d0dbc6f6b6d2faf632e0e47657015ae1]Niagara Falls[/wiki]. The entire area including Toronto is known as the "Golden Horseshoe" and has a population of over 8 million people. Distances between cities in the area can be great as it sprawls along, outward and even wraps around the western end of Lake Ontario. Public transit is not always effective enough for a quick or seamless trip and many suburban residents rely on motor vehicles to get around.

    A popular urban myth has it that the United Nations rated Toronto as "the most multicultural city in the world." While the UN and its agencies are not in the habit of rating cities, it remains a fact that Canada is a nation of immigrants, and Toronto demonstrates this abundantly. A UN agency lists Toronto as second only to Miami as the city with the most foreign-born residents, but Toronto's residents represent far more cultural and language groups, which is arguably a better measure of multi-culturalism. Most immigrants either pass through Toronto on their way to other parts of the country or stay in Toronto permanently. Many people born abroad consider themselves, and are considered, to be as Canadian as native born Canadians, and asserting or behaving as though otherwise is considered offensive, especially so in Toronto. This contributes to the overall cultural mosaic that is Toronto today. Within Toronto, most ethnic groups will work their way into the fabric of Canadian society but some still retain their distinct ways such as language, dress (if only for special occasions), custom, and food.

    As a result of this cultural mosaic, Toronto is home to many ethnic festivals throughout the year. Toronto also boasts several radio stations that broadcast in various languages and at least two multicultural television channels. The City of Toronto officially deals in 16 different languages, while the public transit agency [url=http://www.ttc.ca]Toronto Transit Commission[/url] offers a help line in 70 languages. Even large department stores such as The Bay in downtown Toronto proudly advertise service in nine languages. The lingua franca of Toronto, however, remains English.
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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  • filter_dramaDistricts
    When Metropolitan Toronto amalgamated its six internal cities into one in 1998, it created a new "mega-city" known simply as Toronto, now made up of varied and unique neighbourhoods. Covering more than 600 square kilometres, Toronto stretches some 32 kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario, and includes a dense, urban core surrounded by an inner ring of older suburbs followed by an outer ring of post-war suburbs. The city is laid out on a very straightforward grid pattern and streets rarely deviate from the grid, except in cases where topography interferes such as the indented, curved Don River Valley and to a lesser degree the Humber and Rouge valleys at opposite ends of the city. Some main thoroughfares do intersect the grid at angles. The six Toronto districts are:
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    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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  • filter_dramaGet around
    Toronto is huge, and most roads run for very long distances. Streetcar rail, subway rail, and intercity rail services are clean and efficient but overcrowded, yet it's entirely possible to get around Toronto without a car, especially downtown. You may find it quicker and easier to drive, but be aware that traffic congestion is severe at almost any time of day, especially during rush hour. Toronto has plentiful parking garages downtown, most of which can be identified by the prominent green P signs, but they are very expensive, particularly on weekdays.
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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    The largest art gallery in Canada, recently redesigned by architect Frank Gehry. It has a great Canadian paintings exhibit and the world's largest collection of Henry Moore sculptures. The European paintings exhibit has a few excellent pieces and it has one of the world's most expensive paintings on view (Ruben's The Massacre of the Innocents).

    * One of the better and larger museums in North America. The original building was built in 1910, and is a handsome romanesque revival, with many carvings of people and events and breathtaking original frescoes lining vaulted interior atria. The newer addition is a large deconstructivist crystal, made of steel and glass - the result is a striking, thought-provoking, and polarising juxtaposition of ancient and post-modern styles, an attempt to capture the unique modernity of Toronto's culture. Thousands of artifacts and specimens are featured in over 20 exhibits; including dinosaurs, Ancient China, native Canadians, Canadian furniture, medieval Europe, art deco, ancient Egypt, textiles, middle east, India and Pacific islanders. The world's largest totem pole, which is over 100 years old, is also housed in a place of honour. In October of 2011 the museum drastically reduced admission prices (formerly $24 for adults).

    * Lots of hands on science exhibits, including a rainforest, a tornado machine, a sound proof tunnel, balance testing machines and more. It also contains Ontario's only Omnimax (full wrap around) movie theatre.

    * This offbeat museum is devoted to shoes and footwear, and contains Napoleon Bonaparte's socks, and footwear from cultures all over the world.

    * Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) [url=http://www.theex.com/]-]Annual agricultural exhibition that is Canada's largest fair and the fifth largest in North America, with an average annual attendance of 1.3 million. Runs mid-August through early September.

    * CN Tower [url=http://www.cntower.ca]-] The tallest free standing structure in North America, at over 500 metres tall. There is a glass elevator to the top. The view is incredible and there is a glass floor, which for some is very scary to walk on. There is also a revolving restaurant, which offers spectacular views as the sun sets over the city.

    * Visit Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The museum is the former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt complete with decorated suites, secret passages, a 250 metre long tunnel, towers, stables and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. A self-guided digital audio tour in 8 languages (English, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean) is available.

    * Spadina House - A historic mansion dating from the 1860s, the grounds contain a beautiful garden, which is free to walk around in. If you want to view the historic interior, you need to pay.

    * Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art [url=http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca]-]Dedicated to ceramics in an exquisite contemporary building right across from the Royal Ontario Museum - from Ancient to Contemporary with an extraordinary European collection.

    * Hockey Hall of Fame [url=http://www.hhof.com/[/url]-]Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It is housed in the historic Bank of Montreal building and dates from the 1880s.

    * Historic site in northern part of Toronto, just west of York University and southeast of the Jane and Steeles intersection. It overlooks Black Creek, a tributary of the Humber River. The village is a recreation of life in 19th-century Ontario and consists of over forty historic 19th century buildings, decorated in the style of the 1860s with period furnishings and actors portraying villagers. The village is populated with ducks, horses, sheep and other livestock and is self-explored, although many of the individual sites will have a guide inside to explain details of the structure. A good time to visit is weekdays during the autumn as there are comparatively few visitors.

    * Ontario Place, [url=http://www.ontarioplace.com/[/url]-]A great place to take children in the summer with an Imax theatre inside.

    * Toronto City Hall. Two buildings forming an apparent semi-circle (though in fact from overhead the circle hemispheres can be see to be asymmetrically oblate) overlooking Nathan Phillips square, which has a very popular skating rink in the winter. Architecturally stunning, it is one of those few examples of 1960s-era ultramodernism that manages not to look dated decades down the line. Next door to Old City Hall (currently the court house) which has a more classical architecture. As a side-note, images of Toronto City Hall have played stand-in for many science fiction film and television locales, including consistently being used to represent Star Trek's Federation Headquarters ever since the original Star Trek series.

    * Toronto Zoo, [url=http://www.torontozoo.com/].]A world-class facility, the Toronto Zoo is best accessed by car or GO Transit + TTC bus as a day-trip as it is located at the eastern reaches of the city. The zoo is divided into zones (such as Africa, South America and North America) and features both indoor and outdoor displays. Open daily except for Christmas Day, and worth a visit in both the winter and summer months.

    * The Toronto Aerospace Museum (TAM) is dedicated to developing an exciting educational, heritage and tourist attraction at Parc Downsview Park. Founded in 1997, the museum lost its lease and is currently looking for another location to house its artifacts.

    * Rogers Centre, [url=http://www.rogerscentre.com/contactus/].]Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. Originally opened in 1989, it is home to the American League's Toronto Blue Jays, the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, the site of the annual International Bowl American college football bowl game, and as of 2008, the National Football League's Buffalo Bills' second playing venue in the Bills Toronto Series. While it is primarily a sports venue, it also hosts other large-scale events such as conventions, trade fairs, concerts, funfairs, and monster truck shows. The stadium was renamed "Rogers Centre" following the purchase of the stadium by Rogers Communications in 2005.

    The venue was noted for being the first stadium to have a fully-retractable motorized roof, as well as for the 348 room hotel attached to it, with 70 rooms overlooking the field. It is also the most recent North American major-league stadium built to accommodate both football, as well as baseball, although some of the newer baseball parks have been known to host the occasional college football game, such as AT&T Park, Chase Field, and Safeco Field.

    Soon after its opening, the stadium became a popular venue for large scale rock concerts and is the largest indoor concert venue in Toronto; it has hosted many international acts including Metallica, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, The Rolling Stones, The Three Tenors, Radiohead, Simon & Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, Backstreet Boys, Roger Waters, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne, Jonas Brothers and Cher.

    The stadium will be the centrepiece of the 2015 Pan American Games as the site of the opening and closing ceremonies.

    *The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment. It is located in downtown Toronto, just south of the CN Tower. The aquarium features several aquatic exhibits including a walk-through tank. The aquarium has 5.7-million litres (1.5-million gallons) of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold 13,500 exotic sea and freshwater specimens, from more than 450 species.
    *This is the largest museum in North America dedicated to Islamic Arts. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the museum has an amazing architecture.
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    Just walk. Toronto has so many eclectic neighbourhoods that a random walk is fascinating in its own right. You might start in the Downtown area and then try other neighbourhoods around the city. You will also find that Toronto is "the city within a park", with miles and miles of parkland following the streams and rivers that flow through the city. Edwards Gardens and the Toronto Botanical Gardens in the neighbourhood of [wiki=ebb3d5c6a9656c3552ed6090097ea218]North York[/wiki] might just be the place to start exploring this natural environment.[url=http://www.toronto.ca/parks/maps.htm].] Also the City of Toronto has designated various Discovery Walks [url=http://www.toronto.ca/parks/trails/discover.htm[/url]]which highlight both the natural and human history of the region. These can be found with brown circular signs along the route and highlight other regions such as the Belt Line, Garrison Creek and the Humber River as well as the downtown core. Toronto also has its famous PATH "underground walkway," which connects the Toronto Financial District, Union Station, and now allows walking indoors from the waterfront up to the Eaton Centre. The PATH pedestrian network has more than 1200 shops, more than the West Edmonton Mall.

    * Take a free walking tour with Tour Guys [url=http://www.tourguys.ca[/url]]to explore the downtown core, or any of the other specialty tours they offer.

    * Go on a Toronto Urban Adventures [url=http://www.torontourbanadventures.com[/url]]walking tour to experience "Multicultural Kensington Market & Chinatown", or learn about Toronto's history and Canadian beer on a "Beer Makes History Better" tour.

    * Beaches. Toronto has three main sections of beach along Lake Ontario. The most popular of these is in the aptly-named [[Toronto/The Beach|Beaches[/url]] neighbourhood. A less popular alternative is the beaches in the western end of the city in the [wiki=7f60b48de7af3bfdb305d378fc0c0220]Parkdale[/wiki] neighbourhood; this was once Toronto's Coney Island, with an amusement park and numerous beach-style attractions; however in the 1950s the city built the Gardiner Expressway along the lakeshore, effectively separating the beaches from the city and causing the demolition of the amusement park; over the years attempts have been made to re-energize this area, but the Gardiner remains a major barrier, as well as a source of noise and pollution to keep away would-be beach-goers. On the plus side, the beaches are largely empty most of the time, providing solitude for those who seek it. The third major beach area in the city runs along the south shore of the [wiki=421fcfdd2d8da316af3a65863904b862]Toronto Islands[/wiki]. This area is pleasantly secluded, with most of the islands covered with parkland and a small amusement park. Hanlan's Point Beach on the western shore of the islands is the City of Toronto's only officially recognized clothing optional beach, and a popular gay hangout. Despite these options, many Torontonians prefer to leave the city for beach trips; the most popular beaches are those in the Georgian Bay area north of Toronto, [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki] in particular is very popular during the summer.

    * The Distillery District, [url=http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com].]The former Gooderham & Worts distillery lands have been rejuvenated into a pedestrian-only village dedicated to the arts and entertainment. It has fantastic restaurants, festivals, and art galleries.

    * The Lakefront and Harbourfront, in the [[Toronto/Downtown|downtown core[/url]] . Biking and walking trails, with an excellent view of the Toronto skyline. The Harbourfront Centre [url=http://www.movietrailerlive.com/ct_0001_HarbourfrontCentreWorldStage]]is situated right by the lake, and is home to numerous cultural events of which most are free or relatively inexpensive. Take in some of the worlds most critically acclaimed performing arts productions, or enjoy one of the many world festivals that take place every weekend.

    * The Toronto Islands. A short inexpensive ferry ride from the foot of Bay St. and you leave the bustle of the city behind. Visually, the views of the skyline from the islands is stunning, and for cycling, walking, picnics or just relaxing, the Toronto Islands are hard to beat. There is even a small amusement park for kids, Centreville. On hot summer days, temperatures here will often be about 2-3C less than the mainland providing relief. By mid-summer the water is warm enough to swim at Hanlan's Point or for the more adventurous, a nude beach is located nearby.

    * Comedy, [url=http://www.movietrailerlive.com/ct_0001_SecondCityA[/url].]World renowned Second City [url=http://www.movietrailerlive.com/ct_0001_SecondCityA[/url]]comedy/improv theatre has a location in Toronto. See great improv and situation comedy performed live with audience participation over dinner and drinks in the heart of the club district of downtown Toronto.

    * Theatre. Toronto has a great theatre scene for every taste and budget. Check out the big theatres on Yonge Street for the big splashy shows, such as. Small theatres in the Annex and elsewhere offer smaller productions that range from original Canadian works, avant-garde, experimental theatre, small budget musicals to British murder mysteries. A variety of theatre festivals such as the New Ideas, Rhubarb and Fringe festivals are the seed for many commercial success such as The Drowsy Chaperone. Also try to check out the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the new home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The Toronto Symphony plays in the recently acoustically renovated Roy Thomson Hall. TO Tix [url=http://www.totix.ca[/url],]located in Yonge-Dundas Square, is the best place to get both full-price advance and day-of discounts on shows across Toronto. They also offer theatre and dining packages, partnering Toronto’s theatre, dance and opera companies with local downtown restaurants and cultural attractions.

    * Film. Toronto has a very important film scene. Every September Toronto hosts the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most important film festivals in the world. It is also home to a wide variety of independent and cultural important cinemas. The TIFF Lightbox on King street hosts most premiers for the festival but also has year round programming including screenings of independent movies, historically important films, and director and artist talks. Other important venues include the Bloor Hot Docs cinema, which hosts Toronto's international documentary film festival, Hot Docs, every spring. Like the TIFF Lightbox, the Bloor cinema screens films year round that would not be found in most commercial cinemas. Additionally there are historic repertoire cinemas located around the city that screen second run and independent movies. These include The Revue and The Royal in West Toronto and The Fox in East Toronto.

    * Music. Like many large cities Toronto has a huge and culturally important music scene. There are thousands of venues around the city to see a show, from small intimate bars to large concert halls. Some more well known venues include Lee's Palace (indie rock), The Horseshoe Tavern (harder rock), The Danforth Music Hall (pop and indie), The Dakota Tavern (country and folk), and Massey Hall (established, older acts), among many, many others.

    * Canada's Wonderland, [url=http://www.canadaswonderland.com[/url].]A big theme park located in Vaughan, 30 kilometres north of downtown Toronto. It is considered one of North America's premier amusement parks, with more than 200 attractions. The park is open seasonally from May to October.

    * Little Italy/Portugal Village. Centred at College and Grace, this is the spot to get a sense of the Western Mediterranean. Sit at one of the many coffee shops and watch the world go by on the weekends. A great time to visit is during the men's FIFA World Cup competition (in football / soccer), regardless of where in the World it is actually being held as both communities face off and rivalries reach a fever pitch. Recently the rivalries have begun to infect adjacent communities and it is now getting to the point that the entire city is being draped in a mind numbing variety of flags once every four years.

    * Chinatown, is an ethnic enclave in Downtown Toronto with a high concentration of ethnic Chinese residents and businesses extending along Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue. First developed in the late 19th century, it is now one of the largest Chinatowns in North America and one of several major Chinese-Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

    * Little India, on Gerrard Street between Greenwood and Coxwell. If you want to get a sense of Toronto's vibrant South Asian community, this is where you want to be.

    * Koreatown, is composed of the retail businesses and restaurants along Bloor Street between Christie and Bathurst Streets in the Seaton Village section of The Annex.
    Since the early 1990s, a Koreatown has also emerged in [wiki=ebb3d5c6a9656c3552ed6090097ea218]North York[/wiki] along Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and just north of Steeles Avenue. The area comprises parts of North York, Ontario (Willowdale, Toronto and Newtonbrook) and Thornhill, Ontario (Vaughan, Ontario and Markham, Ontario).

    The new Koreatown has many retail stores, Korean grocery stores (some quite large), karaoke bars and family restaurants catering to younger Koreans and those living in the north part of the City of Toronto and York Region. A larger proportion of this neighbourhood are recent immigrants or visa students from South Korea.
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    Toronto has ample opportunities for shopping, and nearly any section of the city has unique places to shop:

    * [wiki=85a7474dee53b84f620565446f4933b8]Yonge Street[/wiki], is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest street in the world. It runs from the edge of the lake to about 1896 km north of the city, and the Yonge subway line runs right under the Street from King Street North to Finch Avenue. You can drive along this street if you want (give up trying to find parking), but the smart way to explore Yonge is on foot, with a subway day pass to whisk you between the spots you want to see.
    :* South of Queen St. to the lake, is mostly the financial district, with very little for tourists. If you want to have a good look at the skyscrapers of the financial district, walk west from the King subway station to the corner of King and Bay. This is the financial heart of the country; Canada's equivalent to New York's Wall Street.
    :* From Queen St. to Bloor St. is the busiest stretch. While some locals will hang out and shop here (mostly younger folks), many of the stores are limited to souvenirs or lower budget shopping. This is a pretty exciting place to be, and most visitors find this part of the city an interesting experience, even if the most refined shopping is found elsewhere.

    :* Toronto Eaton Centre, [url=http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com/home/index.ch2]]A massive shopping mall on the West side of Yonge between Queen and Dundas Streets, The Eaton Centre is a Toronto landmark. Because of its downtown location and accessibility by subway, the mall tends to have a less-antiseptic feel than more remote suburban centres. This place is generally packed with people, an exciting mix of locals and visitors. The bottom level houses an impressive fountain, which is a nice place to take a rest and make a wish. If you're coming from a warm country during winter, a popular store with locals that work outdoors where you might find fairly-priced winter clothes is Mark's [url=http://www.marks.com/[/url]]inside the mall.
    :* Bloor St. If you head West from the corner of Yonge and Bloor, you are in the most upscale of Toronto's shopping districts, [[Toronto/Bloor-Yorkville|Yorkville[/url]] (see below). While not strictly on Yonge street, this area is easily accessible from the Yonge-Bloor subway station (you can also go to Bay station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line).
    :* Bloor St. to Eglinton. A bit sleepier than other parts of Yonge, and a long walk without too much shopping, but for those who want a proper urban hike (4 km), there's no reason to skip this stretch. The shopping is not as vibrant, but that's not to say there aren't sights to see. Of particular interest is the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, roughly halfway between St. Clair and Davisville subway stations. The subway route between Bloor and Eglinton is interesting as well, as much of it runs outside, and the view out the window of the train is enjoyable, so if it's shopping you want, take the train to Eglinton from Bloor.
    :* Eglinton to Lawrence. This stretch of Yonge is not as well known by tourists, and consequently more popular with locals. Surrounded by upper middle class and wealthier neighbourhoods, this is where you want to go to experience the energy of Yonge street, without the tourist traps. Take the subway to Eglinton station, and walk North. It is a 2 km walk (1.3 miles) from Eglinton to Lawrence, and there are hundreds of stores and restaurants on both sides of the street. If you can handle a 4 km walk, you can walk up to Lawrence on one side of the street, and then cross over and walk back. There's even a half kilometre North of Lawrence that you can cover, for a total of 5 km of continuous shops. Bring comfortable shoes!

    * [wiki=f513b2a46173f4a545967a7c144433b5]Yorkville[/wiki]. The high-end shopping district of Toronto. Once a haven for Toronto's hippie population, it is located just north of Bloor and Bay Streets and is now home to many designer boutiques. During the annual Toronto Film Festival the area is "ground-zero" for celebrity watching.

    * Located a short walk West of the Eaton Centre is the city's [wiki=eb101d7035c5ee3c2c9b547eb2a15312]fashion district[/wiki] along Queen Street West, an area usually bustling with locals looking for the latest fashion in a variety of trendy stores. The stretch between University Ave and Spadina tends to be much more mainstream with an ever increasing number of chain stores, but it is still well worth the look. More offbeat choices can be found west of Spadina Ave stretching all the way into Parkdale (at least 2 km/ 1.4 miles). Take the University subway to Osgoode station and walk West.
    * Once a centre of Jewish life but has morphed into the centre of Toronto's bohemian scene. Visitors will be assaulted by sounds and smells unlike anywhere else in the city, as narrow streets bustle with immigrants, punks, and yuppies alike. Stores include surplus shops, coffee houses, small restaurants (including vegetarian), clothing vendors, and record stores. Fish and fruit markets are also present in great numbers, and the area is experiencing a boom of South American food stalls of late. Several weekends throughout the summer are designated "car-free" by the city, but even on the average weekend this is a place to avoid with a car, as pedestrians tend to wander as they please.

    * Pacific Mall, at Steeles and Kennedy in Markham, [url=http://www.pacificmalltoronto.com/].]The largest Chinese indoor mall in North America, and definitely worth a visit if you are interested in Asian-Canadian culture. Take any 53 bus from Finch subway station (it's a long bus ride!). About 45 minutes from downtown by car, well over an hour by transit. Also located close to Milliken GO station.

    * [[Toronto/Chinatown|Chinatown[/url]]. Centred at Dundas and Spadina, Toronto's Chinatown is a great way to sample a tiny bit of cities like Hong Kong, without spending the airfare. Vast crowds crush the sidewalks as vendors sell authentic Chinese and Vietnamese food, and not-so-authentic knock-offs. It is one of North America's largest Chinatowns, and with many shops aimed at tourists, it is a good place to pick up some unusual and inexpensive souvenirs. The area is also home to a growing number of Korean and Vietnamese shops and restaurants. Toronto's multicultural mosaic never stops evolving. For a complete tour, travel along Spadina (North/South) starting at College Street in the north or Queen Street in the south.

    * Yorkdale Shopping Centre, [url=http://www.yorkdale.com/]]A shopping centre located in the north of the city, accessible from Yorkdale subway station. This is a full-service, upscale mall with hundreds of stores, a mid-sized movie theatre, and a huge and recently upgraded food court containing everything from fast food to sit-down restaurants to sushi and espresso bars, as well as a glass-enclosed sunlit dining area with sofas and fireplaces and a walk-out, unenclosed balcony. Be advised that because of the quality of the shopping, it is always extremely busy, and is a popular hangout destination for the local youth scenes, ensuring that this is not ideal for a quiet, unhurried shopping excursion. Make use of the subway if possible on weekends, as locals pack the parking areas to capacity.

    * The 'PATH' System, [url=http://www.toronto.ca/path/[/url].]Stretches from the Eaton Centre south to Union Station, an underground shopping mall has been created for all the commuters to get from Union Station to their offices and back without ever going outside. In a city of Toronto's summer heat and winter cold, this is essential.

    * Scarborough. Kennedy Avenue from Lawrence Avenue East to Ellesmere Avenue is a commercial district featuring dozens of independent furniture, electronic, houseware and computer businesses that all share some of the best deals the city has to offer, together with a couple of large electronic chains. It is often very congested on weekends by automobile, and many merchants lack adequate parking, but it is within walking distance of the Scarborough RT and there is bus service from the Kennedy subway station on the Danforth line. This is not really a destination for tourists, and it's quite a drive from the city centre, but if you're in the area, and want to do some discount shopping, there may be something here to suit your needs.

    * Vaughan Mills, [url=http://vaughanmills.shopping.ca/cambridge/jsp/index_flash.jsp?mallid=vgm[/url].]Big new shopping mall 6 km North of City of Toronto. It includes attractions such as LEGOLAND Discovery Center[url=http://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/[/url]]and Lucky Strike Lanes[http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/locations/canada/vaughan/[/url].

    * Toronto Hockey Repair and Goalie Heaven, [url=http://www.torontohockeyrepair.com/].]A world-renowned ice hockey equipment vendor, attracting people from around the world to shop.

    * Soma Chocolatemaker, [http://www.somachocolate.com/[/url]. A true gem, Soma is unique to Toronto and a must-visit destination for any chocolate-loving tourist. With only two locations, one factory in the Distillery District at 32 Tank House Lane and one boutique at 443 King W. on the corner of Spadina, they are quite arguably the best chocolate shops in Canada. Soma is one of only a handful (count them on your fingers) of artisanal chocolatemakers in all of North America. While almost all other high quality chocolate confections come from chocolatiers, who buy chocolate couverture (enriched, pre-sweetened chocolate mix) in bulk to make their products, Soma instead purchase small shipments of raw cocoa beans directly from select growers around the world and process these into batches of fresh chocolate on-site. This requires expensive, privately owned equipment and specialised in-house expertise. As a result, their confections such as bars, truffles, gelato, hot chocolate "elixers", and other legitimately unique Soma devices, are extremely superior, as the chocolatemaking processes can be adjusted in tiny batches to suit the nature of the intended end-product. The only downside to this is that, because of the small quantity of chocolate produced in each batch and the extensive time it takes to properly process raw beans into ready-to-confect chocolate (bars and other products are all individually batch-numbered), combined with the 'rolling' monthly nature of their bean shipments from different growers, popular products are known to be unavailable from time to time (though their online menu is regularly updated to reflect this).

    * Microbrews, (such as Cool beer) can be hard to find outside the GTA. These can be purchased at the brewery, Beer Store, or LCBO.
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      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

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      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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    Toronto is generally considered to be one of North America's top food cities. As one of the most (if not the single most) multicultural cities in the world, Toronto has authentic cuisine from most of the world's cultural and ethnic groups. It is easy to eat out in Toronto and have a superb meal for cheap, while even the more distant neighbourhoods in the city frequently contain one or more ethnic grocers' with both local stock and freshly imported products and brands from all over the world. Since Toronto is a city of a wide variety of distinct neighbourhoods, there are excellent restaurants scattered across the city. Many of the trendiest and hottest restaurants in Toronto are located outside of the downtown core and visitors should be prepared to travel a short drive or transit trip to visit them.

    As a visitor is quickly bound to notice, Torontonians virtually subsist upon coffee and tea, and the city contains an extremely high density of cafés of all types, from affordable franchise locations, to classy bars, to trendy independently owned locales with idiosyncratic brews. An unguided walk through literally any part of the city will take one past many shops selling hot beverages, snacks, and light meals, oftentimes at a rate of several per city block. This makes it exceptionally convenient to fuel a long day of walking, shopping, and sightseeing, as a traveller is certain to be no more than a few minutes travel from a seat, a meal, and a hot drink.
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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  • filter_dramaDrink
    The majority of nightlife in Toronto is centred on the appropriately named [wiki=3f01d7484201a758fb02b52e84797474]Clubland[/wiki] and in the [wiki=eb101d7035c5ee3c2c9b547eb2a15312]fashion district[/wiki] on Queen Street West. Nearly everywhere is packed to the brim with pubs and bars, but none so much as Adelaide and Queen Street in those districts. Clubs tend to operate on Richmond and Adelaide streets (both run east-west, 1 block apart); names change frequently, but the district keeps on going. Four other clubs of note outside this district: The mega club/ultra lounge Muzik Nightclub (by Exhibition Place), The (long-lasting) Phoenix (on Sherbourne), The Government (Toronto's largest club - on the harbour east of Yonge Street) and the Docks (literally operating on part of Toronto's commercial port, but this place has an outstanding view of the city on warm summer nights, and boasts an extensive entertainment complex).

    Some of Toronto's newest and hottest nightclubs have opened up in the King Street West / Liberty Village area. This area tends to attract a more mature (25+ years old) crowd; however this comes at a cost as drinks and admission into the venues are typically a bit more expensive here than in [wiki=3f01d7484201a758fb02b52e84797474]Clubland[/wiki].

    Hip art and music oriented crowds tend to gravitate on the West side of the city, in neighbourhoods such as Queen West, Parkdale and the Junction. The hipsters hangout in the wide array of bars, galleries and clubs that dot the area - in particular Stones Place (mostly Indians and sometimes gay crowds),and the Drake and its poor cousin Gladstone Hotels. The same folks also frequent the Annex / Kensington Market Area of the city at night for club nights, casual drinks and art / music events. One of the main "corsos" of the city is Little Italy: College Street, between Bathurst and Ossington flows over with music, sidewalk cafes and excellent food and a crowd that enjoys the summer heat and the offerings. College Street, east of Bathurst, is home to many student hangouts, including Sneaky Dee's which is famous among locals for its nachos. The legal minimum drinking age is 19.

    Toronto is also home to a number of microbreweries. These include Mill Street, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Cool, Amsterdam, Great Lakes, Junction Craft Brewing, Indie Ale House and Bellwoods Brewery. The breweries offer free samples and some have restaurants and/or are brewpubs. Although a tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery costs $10, it includes a gift.
  • filter_dramaSleep
    Most hotels and hostels are situated directly outside the downtown core. Prices for rooms generally range from $150+ for a standard hotel, $60-80 for a motel, and $20-40 for a bed in a hostel.
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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  • filter_dramaLearn
    International students often prefer to study in Toronto because of its safety, proximity to other tourist destinations, and favourable exchange rates and visa policies. However, despite its status as the largest city in the country and Canada's economic centre, it is surprisingly under-served by universities. This lack of post-secondary education has led to the development of major universities in the mid-sized cities that surround Toronto: the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in [wiki=8f85653dbb6c67984bb99fbfd3657d4e]Waterloo[/wiki], the University of Guelph in [wiki=c744d5e0b95f2079e8736f1abb778d67]Guelph[/wiki], Brock University in [wiki=ba0bce256dbdcdc4ae75289306ed11d1]St. Catharines[/wiki] and Trent University in [wiki=57496237f344bace632ef25ae7596b24]Peterborough[/wiki]. The universities in Toronto remain some of the best in the country:

    * The University of Toronto, [url=http://www.utoronto.ca].]Canada's largest university, is spread out all over the city (including the main downtown campus, an East-end Scarborough campus, and University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) in the neighbouring city of [[Mississauga[/url]]). This university is consistently rated among the top three in the country and is part of the "Canadian Ivy League." Due to its size, the University of Toronto's downtown campus, known as the St George campus, after the street that runs through it, has its own "sphere of influence," turning the surrounding neighbourhoods into miniature college towns, with plenty of bars, restaurants, bookshops, grocery stores and cheap take-out joints.

    * York University, [http://www.yorku.ca ]. The third largest university in Canada, is on the northern border of the city, though the original Glendon College campus at Bayview and Lawrence is still in existence. Its location is the main drawback to this university; while it is located within the bounds of the city itself, it nevertheless functions as a commuter school for all intents and purposes as the vast majority of attending students either travel southwards from outer regions or northwards from deeper in the city. There is a regular bus - route 106 - that connects Downsview subway station on the northern end of the Yonge-University-Spadina line to the bus loop at the centre of the campus. More conveniently there is a regular express bus - route 196 - that takes 'bus only' lanes for quick access to Downsview Subway station. Construction is currently underway to expand the YUS subway line north beyond Downsview Station and ultimately up into the neighbouring city of Vaughan, and by 2015 York University will have a dedicated subway station centrally located in the mid-campus Commons.

    * Ryerson University, [url=http://www.ryerson.ca].]In the heart of the downtown core. It was once a polytechnic, but is now Toronto's third university. The university is particularly well known for its school of management, as well as its journalism program. Its campus is centred on the Kerr Hall, which forms a square around a central quad, it fills the block bounded by Gould, Gerrard, Victoria and Church streets. Ryerson also has buildings throughout this section of the city, including the Ted Rogers School of Management, at Bay and Dundas streets.

    * Ontario College of Art and Design, Queen Street West and Spadina.

    * Seneca College, [url=http://www.senecac.on.ca][/url[/url]. Canada's largest college is spread out over the city with over 16 campuses of varying sizes.

    * George Brown College, [url=http://www.gbrownc.on.ca].]Two campuses: St. James (downtown) and Casa Loma (midtown).

    * Humber College, [url=http://www.humber.ca[/url].]Two campuses: Lakeshore and North.

    Toronto, like other Canadian cities, also has dozens of English as a Second Language (ESL) schools. The largest association of private English and French language schools is the Canadian Association of Private Language Schools [http://www.capls.com[/url].
  • filter_dramaContact
    Calling

    For an emergency, dial 911 (you can dial it at the pay phone without inserting any coins).

    Local calls from a pay phone cost 50 cents and are not metered, so you can talk as long as you want. Due to the popularity of mobile phones, street pay phones have slowly disappeared. However, most of the large public facilities still offer ample pay phones and they are usually located between the inner and outer doors at the entrances in shopping malls.

    Further, many public facilities (such as shopping malls) now offer phones providing free local calls, and are funded by advertisements run on colour LCD screens. Watch for large, wall-mounted ovals in high-traffic areas.

    As a visitor, it's also possible to purchase a pay-as-you-go SIM card for your GSM phone. There is no shortage of mobile phone shops and visiting 3-4 different shops should give you an idea of what's available.

    Toronto now has 3 area codes: 416,437, and 647. These area codes overlap. That is, they are all associated with the same geographic area. The suburban areas outside of the city also have three overlapping area codes, 905,365 and 289. As a result, Toronto has 10-digit local dialing. You must always dial the area code as part of the number you are trying to reach.

    International calling cards are widely available in convenience stores and offer reasonable rates.
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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  • filter_dramaGet out
    Toronto is a great starting point for exploring southern [wiki=4a0ade8fc063e6e461708e6a8f2f8f43]Ontario[/wiki].
    • South

      [wiki=bd2e99397896a431f68ec2dab74da86d]Niagara Region[/wiki] - A lush region known primarily for its vineyards as well as the thundering waterfalls at [wiki=9ca87d0d003aaaa565b8a713a9a11044]Niagara Falls[/wiki] and the beautiful town of [wiki=eb4825be6b93091fc067849c7381c6f4]Niagara on the Lake[/wiki]. About 1 to 1.5 hours south along the QEW.
      * [wiki=25a64527fca2b0be121ced96c3f0aba5]Buffalo[/wiki] - Gorgeous early 20th Century architecture including some Frank Lloyd Wright work and excellent museums are just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. There are also a number of outlet malls near there.

    • West

      The Niagara Escarpment - A world biosphere, protected by UN mandate running from the Niagara Falls west to [wiki=a374d6f8111d54c5f5f01671ed2e9471]Hamilton[/wiki] then northward to Georgian Bay. It is covered by forest with high cliff views along the Bruce Trail bordering the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area, at its closest point about is about an 1/2 hour drive from the western end of Toronto.
      * [wiki=210e9b4576373d3f548583b32c345993]Waterloo Region[/wiki] - This area 1 to 1.5 hours west of Toronto has large university campuses, rolling farm hills and Mennonite culture.
      * [wiki=458296cd278d0aaf786e27d53eb0552f]Stratford[/wiki] - This cute town 2 hours west of Toronto is host to the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival (April-November).

    • East

      [wiki=452bff5789b035ec849f25dc65298292]Prince Edward County[/wiki] - This charming rural island on the north-eastern shores of Lake Ontario is increasingly being recognized for its vineyards, beautiful scenery, and great food.
      * [wiki=93d2ae600803edbb4d2489d4c69f7a06]Thousand Islands[/wiki] and [wiki=b52f073303fb002edd5be46eeea67efe]Kingston[/wiki] - This scenic area and its nearby historic city are 2.5 hours east, on the way to Ottawa
      * [wiki=aeee33366b173305b90377ed63c1084a]Ottawa[/wiki] - The Canadian capital is about a 4 hour drive from Toronto.
      * [wiki=0004b45d97463070fbfd2c26207c427d]Montreal[/wiki] - Montreal is more distant, but still a doable six hour drive (or a faster 4.5-hour train trip) from Toronto.

    • North

      [wiki=3ca6a654b5eb0592040731eadfcc6ff9]Muskoka[/wiki], [wiki=16e08696401fd04fbd85d3a3647256a8]Georgian Bay[/wiki] and [wiki=5c967ddd0e760b0fca7a267ecf8c21f2]The Kawarthas[/wiki] - All in the range of 1.5-2 hours north are cottage country areas with more rocky and hilly terrain speckled with hundreds of lakes and waterways. The Muskokas and the Kawarthas are known for their country inns, cottages, spas/resorts, provincial parks, and a wealth of outdoor activities including camping, fishing/hunting, snowmobiling, nature viewing, and hiking set amongst natural beauty. The Georgian Bay area is where the hilly terrain and cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment meet its shores, the area has renonwed ski facilites frequently blasted with high snowfall amounts but beaches [wiki=9f1ec157bbf7351489b8060137164de9]Wasaga Beach[/wiki], wineries and golfing are the choices in summer.

      Many people visit these regions in fall to experience some of the best fall-colour leaves anywhere in the world.

      There are also several golden sand beaches along the clean fresh waters of the [wiki=4c20e8fc52648d007577c680372eca7e]Great Lakes[/wiki] that are ideal for hot summer days. Popular beach destinations within 1.5 - 2.5 hours of Toronto include Wasaga, [wiki=4c677b409969ea297b9445276022e128]Sauble Beach[/wiki],Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sandbanks, Grand Bend, Long Point, and Turkey Point.

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