Canada’s Queen City: A Guide to Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the capital of is probably one of my favourite cities in the world. The city was established in 1834 as York, and later renamed Toronto, it is the capital of its province, Ontario, as well as the fifth largest city in North America. Home to a very diverse group of people, with 50% of its residents being born outside of the country, Toronto is also one of the world’s most interesting cities. The world’s third largest tower, the CN Tower, dominates the city’s thriving skyline, while the world’s largest underground pedestrian system, the PATH, keeps the city bustling even beneath ground. I lived in Toronto for three years, and both sides of my family have lived in Toronto for a combined total of over eighty years, so I know a lot about the city. Therefore, in this post, I am going to be guiding you through where to stay, what to do, what to see, and how to get around Toronto.

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Toronto’s ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum, located in Toronto, is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s largest museums. The ROM, for short, displays art, culture, and science from all over the world and from all throughout history. The museum is located in the University of Toronto district, with its main entrance on Bloor Street W. Home to over six million artifacts and forty exhibits and galleries, the ROM is the perfect place to spend a day exploring the museum’s four levels. In this post, I am going to be guiding you throughout the Royal Ontario museum, from the museum’s chilling Evidence Room to its impressive dinosaur collection.

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Best Waterfronts On Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is one of the five North American Great Lakes, and it is the 14th largest lake in the world. Surrounded by the Canadian province of Ontario, and the American state of New York, it is the easternmost Great Lake and the smallest Great Lake in surface area. Including islands its shoreline is 1146 kilometres long, and its primary source is the Niagara River. The largest cities on Lake Ontario are Toronto, Hamilton, and Rochester. There are many gorgeous beaches and parks along the lake, some being very touristy and some seeming completely secluded from the rest of the world. In this post I am going to be writing about some of my favourite waterfront parks on Lake Ontario, all located in the Greater Toronto Area in cities like Mississauga, Pickering, and Oshawa.

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Toronto’s CN Tower

Third tallest tower in the world, the Toronto’s CN Tower is probably one of the most recognizable landmarks in Canada. Over 1.5 million people visit the CN Tower each year, and it is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It holds the record of being the tallest free standing structure in North America, as well as having the clearest reception in North America. This post is going to be all about the CN Tower… from the story behind the tower’s history to my experience going up the tower!

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