4 things to do in Toronto
Toronto a place I have become quite familiar with over the past years and it is still one of my favourite places to go to, there is much around the city to do and in the summer months it's even better but here are four things to do in Toronto.
Centre Island is generally open during the summer season but this year due to unexpected high tides of Lake Ontario it has been closed until July 31st, so as you are reading this Centre Island is now open for the rest of the season but many of the attractions will stay closed, the island is 5km's long and is about a 15-minute ferry ride from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal which is at the bottom of Bay Street and Queen's Quay, the Island is made up of 15 different islands but you can walk the entirety of it, it even has its own airport, the Billy Bishop Airport.
It has the Far out farm, rides for the kids and an amusement park.
La Tour/ CN Tower
The CN Tower is 553.3 metres high and is the worlds 9th tallest free-standing structure, it sits at 301 Front Street W downtown Toronto, in-between The Rogers Centre which is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays and Ripleys Aquarium Canada. It has brilliant views of the city and centre island along with a glass floor, 360 Restaurant and the most recently added feature in 2011 the Edgewalk.
Casa Loma is a beautiful castle located at Austin Terrace in Toronto built by Sir Henry Pellet in 1914, which is open to the public daily and can be hired for private functions such as weddings and because of its architecture it has also been the filming location of many tv shows and films such as Chicago and X-men, it has beautiful rooms stretching over seven floors, gardens with a beautiful water fountain and underground tunnels, it's certainly a great day out and I have a separate review on Casa Loma coming soon.
The waterfront is a lovely place to walk around during the summer with lovely views of Lake Ontario and Centre Island, if you're a keen plane spotter you can even see the planes very clearly coming in to land at Billy Bishop Airport, if you head for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal you can walk the boardwalk to the Lake, there are lots of Picnic Benches and if you stay on the same path you will end up in the Queens Quay where the Mariposa Cruises depart from.
Have you been to Toronto? What do you like to do in Toronto?