Toronto travel guide




Toronto Travel Guide

Toronto Orientation

Walking in Toronto The Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Toronto that includes the traditional city and its adjacent districts has an area of 5 868 sq km (2 266 sq mi), the biggest of Canada. The population of Toronto’s CMA is 5.2 millions while the Great Toronto Area (GTA) has half-million inhabitants more.

The metropolis has around 50 km (31 mi) long harbor shoreline, on the northwestern Lake Ontario. The Humber and Don rivers plus their respective tributaries run for the city. In front of the coast, a natural sedimentary formation created the Toronto Islands.

A major artery of the Toronto’s Downtown (an area confined within the margins of the Lake Ontario and Eglinton Avenue in the north; and between Jarvis Street in the east and Spadina Avenue in the west) is the Yonge Street that links the shore of the lake in the south to the Hwy 401. Yonge St. also separates eastern cross roads from western cross roads. Bloor Street, another important artery, cuts the Downtown from west to east.

The active financial and commercial movement of the city is within the Downtown, similar to Manhattan, NY. In addition, several of the major attractions of Toronto that includes Queen’s Park, St James Anglican Cathedral and St Michael’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, SkyDome and above all the CN Tower, are also located in the heart of the city.

But Toronto is today a thriving metropolis that has a host of attractive districts to live, work and enjoy. For visitors, the local government has implemented the Toronto Ambassador Program (Tel: +1 416 338 2786) with the aim of Torontonians can act as tour guides in the city, at no cost.

Due to its hard winter climate, Toronto counts with a big and well designed pedestrian underground system called the PATH Walkway that begins beneath Union Station. The system allows getting around the downtown hub, but also eating, sleeping, shopping, dancing and even going to the theater without a coat.

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