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Outdoor adventure, music and arts festivals, cultural attractions and more evening entertainment than you can shake a stick at – Toronto's got it covered.

Perched on the shores of the mighty Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the most popular destinations in Canada. Drawing an eclectic mix of 21 million visitors every year, the formerly British Town of York has come a long way from its humble colonial beginnings.

The city is a multicultural melting pot as the neighbourhoods of Little Italy, Chinatown and Little Portugal will testify. This blend of cultures enhances the diversity of entertainment available, with a wide range of performances and concerts taking place on a nightly basis. As well as the usual mix of top-class theatres, museums and art galleries, this cosmopolitan city is also bursting with trendy cafés, excellent restaurants, hip bars and hot night clubs. Also, the city hosts a number of fantastic art and music festivals throughout the year. So, whether you are into cultural jaunts or just want to kick back and enjoy a beer with a bohemian twist, Toronto has it covered.

Culture vultures: kill two birds with one stone by exploring the exhibitions housed in the architectural masterpiece that is the Royal Ontario Museum. Art lovers: schedule in an afternoon at the Art Gallery of Ontario and examine over 400,000 photographic prints as well as a fascinating selection of art and sculpture.

Toronto has plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained, from the enchanting and magical Casa Loma to the pioneering Toronto Zoo. And, of course, no trip to Toronto would be complete without visiting the biggest and best theme park in North America; Canada’s Wonderland is the perfect place for the whole family to let loose and have fun.

With the magnificent Canadian wilderness on its doorstep, Toronto is regarded as a gateway to nature so grab your gear and explore the stunning natural beauty of the Great Lakes and their surroundings. The city is also a fantastic springboard from which to explore neighbouring attractions. Hop in a car and drive to the spectacular Niagara Falls. At only an hour and a half up the road, this is the perfect opportunity to tick the famous falls off your bucket list.

There really is a huge amount to see and do in and around this amazing city so get organising your trip to Toronto now and you definitely won’t be disappointed.

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Where to stay in Toronto

Top hotels in Toronto

One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is AU$141 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,314 reviews)

"Seemed to be very clean and was quite empty which was nice. The restaurant food was good but every limited menu. Overall very good stay for great price!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 out of 5
200 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON
The price is AU$107 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.

This family-friendly Vaughan hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto and Vaughan Mills Mall. Canada's Wonderland is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"The staffs were very professional and polite also very accommodating to meet my needs during my stay."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is AU$106 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.

This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Centennial Park is 2.6 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,928 reviews)

"They upgraded me to a suite without me asking. Appreciate it! I loved the room it was awesome. Had a mini kitchen."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Toronto

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is AU$139 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

Located in North York, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.7 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,220 reviews)

"I love that I was able to get full relaxation on this trip away. It was great to just set myself self up for a great self care new year weekend. It was quiet and peaceful and it was not busy. It was perfect to have a full kitchen and living space area separate from bedroom. Very enjoyable and just ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
3 out of 5
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
The price is AU$109 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.

Situated in Markham, this spa aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fairview Mall, Ontario Science Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (637 reviews)

"Liked everything about the property. Can improve breakfast menu for vegan"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
Staybridge Suites Oakville
Staybridge Suites Oakville
3 out of 5
2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
The price is AU$126 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Situated in Oakville, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Oakville Art Society. Sovereign House and Bronte ...

4.3/5Excellent! (350 reviews)

"Very well kept and clean. A wee bit noisy from the nearby traffic on the highway and the free breakfast is meagre and not appealing (I'm picky). But overall, it's good. - Jake"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Staybridge Suites Oakville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top activities in Toronto

Reviews of Toronto

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5/5 - Excellent

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19 Nov. 2019

We went later than planned so it was getting cold and in fact there was a huge snowfall that month. Big city with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment areas. Would like to visit again in spring/summer to enjoy more of the outside patios etc

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

11 Nov. 2019

Watching a basketball game is worth it. Lots of eateries and shopping. Busy city. Convenient public transport.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Oct. 2019

Elgin Theatre “Come From Away” was an outstanding musical that was well worth a standing ovation it received.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Sep. 2019

Just a stop over the Hamilton.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Sep. 2019

The City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus and cruise were well organised and a great activity to do on our first day in Toronto.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Sep. 2019

Toronto is ticked off the bucket list that is all.

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