6 Must-See Reasons to Visit Toronto May 29, 2017 by Sarah (Awesome Escape Blogger)

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and the capital of Ontario. The city is overflowing with an exciting street scene, patios, parks, and diverse neighbourhoods as they would spell it in Canada. Home of the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Rogers Center, Hockey Hall of Fame and the Air Canada Centre, there is no shortage of activities that you can do while on your stay in Canada's "Big Apple".

Visit the CN Tower

It's literally impossible to go to Toronto and not see the CN Tower. This tower is 553 meters high (1815 feet) and was, at one point, the tallest tower in the entire world. You can see the entire city if you go up to the LookOut Level (346 meters up), walk on the glass floor and the outdoor SkyTerrace (342 meters up) and check out views from the SkyPod (447 meters up). While you're up there, why not enjoy dinner with a view at the 360 Restaurant (a revolving restaurant) at the top of the CN Tower? It's sure to be a dinner to remember.

Visit the St. Lawrence Market

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If you're a foodie, the St. Lawrence Market is a place you must visit if you visit Toronto. The market started in 1803 and has been a culinary focal point of the entire city ever since. If you're not a foodie, that's ok too because the market has a great antique section for some seriously cool shopping!

Visit the AGO

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The AGO (the Art Gallery of Ontario) houses over 90,000 works of art and is one of the most distinguished art galleries in North America. The collection includes pieces from many Canadian artists to pieces from the African Art Gallery as well as pieces from Group of Seven. The gallery is the length of an entire city block and has some of the most famous architecture in Canada.

Visit the Ballet

Toronto is home to Canada's premier ballet company, the National Ballet of Canada. The schedule is always changing but every year The Nutcracker is sure to be on the program! There's a ton of great programs for kids as well. Past performers include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Karen Kain and Rex Harrington.

Visit Kensington Market

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Kensington Market is one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Toronto. It's home to a diverse mix of everything you could want from shops to restaurants. You'll find vintage shops, record stores, cafes and speakeasies. It's very much an "artist area" and it's where you'll find many visual performance shows, smaller independent art galleries and vintage bookstores.

Visit the ROM

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The ROM (the Royal Ontario Museum) is home to a giant collection of cultural and historical items, as well as rotation exhibitions. Visit the Bata Shoe Museum while you're there and see shoes from around the world from all different periods of time, they have over 13,500 pairs in total (a girls dream shoe closet, no?) in the collection.



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