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Toronto Attractions



Toronto is one of the favorites cities to travel; the European people prefer this place for business travel and shopping travel, to get relax. Toronto is recommended for all kind of people the attractions donít ever end, and you won't get bored in you stay in Toronto.

The Cn Tower is a beautiful example of architecture, it is the second world's tallest freestanding structure with 553m high, Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums of North America located in Yorkville, Casa Loma was the biggest private residence in North America in its time; itís around 100 festooned suites.

The Canada's national sport is the hockey, The Hockey Hall Of Fame is in Toronto; Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world ,home to over 5000 animals which represent above 460 species from all corners in the world; Toronto Islands located in Toronto harbor a great way for Torontonians and visitors to escape from the bustle of the city and enjoy a rest with striking panoramic views; Toronto City Hall It's two curved towers, the UFO's conferences are common here, and Gardiner Museum dedicated entirely to ceramic art complete the most important attractive from this city.


CN TOWER


Built in 1976 and sited in Downtown, this icon of Canada is the second world's tallest freestanding structure with 553m (1815ft) high. The tower serves as a telecommunications hub and as a major tourist attraction receiving each year around 2 million visitors who enjoy the incredible 360ļ panoramic view of the city. The CN Tower includes a glass elevator up, a rotating restaurant and cafe, an arcade, some shops, a unnerving glass floor at 342m (1122ft) and the Sky Pod observatory deck at 447m (1465ft). Add: 301 Front St West. Tel: +1 416 868 6937. Op. Hours: 10am to 10pm daily. Prices: From $19 to $32 CAD.
CN Tower

Royal Ontario Museum

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM


Located on Yorkville, the ROM is one of the largest museums of North America (388000sq ft) and a notable centre for world culture and natural history. Built in 1910, several artists have added beautiful work of arts through the decades including the impressive crystal structure in the front. It contains about 6 million international items in 40 galleries which host everything from dinosaur fossils and antique Chinese tools to modern Canadian art. Add: 100 Queen's Park. Tel: +1 416 586 8000. Op. Hours: 10am to 6pm daily. Prices: From $7 to $20 CAD.

CASA LOMA


Commissioned by the famous rich financier, Sir Henry Pellatt in the early 20th century, this majestic castle (medieval-themed) sited above a hilltop, was the largest private residence in North America in its time. The House on a Hill (literally translation) boasts European elegance with art work, Italian marble, bronze doors, fireplaces and beautiful furniture in its 100 festooned suites, secret passages, towers, stables and gorgeous gardens. Add: 1 Austin Terrace (at Yorkville). Tel: +1 416 923 1171. Op. Hours: 10am to 5pm daily. Prices: From $1 to $16 CAD.
Casa Loma

Hockey Hall of Fame

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME


Dedicated to the history of ice hockey -the Canada's national sport- it is also a museum that holds exhibits about the greatest players, prized teams, National Hockey League (NHL) statistics and general hockey artifacts, trophies and memorabilia including the Stanley Cup. Located in the antique Bank of Montreal building since the '90s, the Hall has been expanding and today includes various international items, too. A must for hockey fans. Add: 30 Yonge St (Brookfield Place). Tel: +1 416 360 7765. Op. Hours: 10am to 5pm daily. Prices: From $9 to $13 CAD.

TORONTO ZOO


Sited in the north eastern part of the city, the Zoo covers an area of 287 ha, divided into 6 zoogeographic regions with indoor and outdoor displays. This world-class facility is one of the largest in the world, home to over 5000 animals which represent above 460 species from all corners of the globe (16000 animals including invertebrates). The zoo has 10km (6mi) of walking trails and receives around 1,2 million of visitors each year. Add: Meadowvale Rd (Scarborough). Tel: +1 416 392 5900. Op. Hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Prices: From $12 to $20 CAD.
Toronto Zoo

Toronto Islands

TORONTO ISLANDS


This chain of Lake Ontario islands located in Toronto harbor is home to a small residential community, amusement parks, large bike trails, picnic grounds, sport areas and a beach; completely free of cars. The Zoo islands are accessible by short and cheap ferry rides and provide a great way for Torontonians and visitors to escape from the bustle of the city and enjoy a rest with striking panoramic views. Tel: +1 416 392 8193 (Toronto Island Ferry). Transport: Daily from 9am to 10pm (each 30 min). Prices: From $2 to $6 CAD.

TORONTO CITY HALL


Toronto City Hall is a Toronto's highlighted point building in the centre of the City. It's two curved towers of distinct width and height and its singular inward looking facade containing the UFO-shaped conference room shapes the appearance of Ontarios capitol and also provides as the logo of the municipality.

The building presents two towers: the West Tower with 22 windows on each floor with the facade being broken up in 2 areas with 7 floors in the lower and 8 floors in the upper part. The East Tower is slightly larger, featuring 30 windows per floor with 9 consecutive floors in the lower and 12 floors in the upper part. In total, the building features 960 windows facing inwards.
Toronto City Hall

Gardiner Museum

GARDINER MUSEUM


The Gardiner Museum is the unique museum in Canada dedicated entirely to ceramic art. It is situated on Queen's Park just south of Bloor Street in Toronto, opposite the Royal Ontario Museum. The nearest subway station is Museum.

Its interesting collection of over 2,900 pieces, offers works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, English Delftware, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, European porcelain, and a Contemporary gallery. Besides to the permanent collections, the museum mounts three temporary exhibitions per year.





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