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Top 10 Toronto Tourist Attractions and Highlights

May 28th, 2013

Millions of people visit the Toronto area every year. Whether you are coming from out of town or out of the country or even if you live nearby, there are lots of great attractions in Toronto that you should make time to check out this summer. The options are diverse, and many are within an easy walk or quick bus ride from Union Station. These are the top 10 Toronto tourist attractions and highlights that you should check out this summer.

1. The Eaton Centre: If you want to spend a cool and relaxing day indoors, visit the Eaton Centre. This huge shopping mall contains over 250 stores. There are shops that are affordable and others that are more luxurious, so there is something for everyone. In addition to its appeal for retail therapy, the Eaton Centre is also an architectural attraction. The mall features a four-level glass dome. You can also see the sculpture Flight Stop, by artist Michael Snow, which depicts flying Canadian geese. The Eaton Centre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto.

2. The CN Tower: The CN Tower was once the tallest building in the world. Although it has since been outdone, it is a remarkable 1,815 feet tall. There is a glass elevator that takes you to the observation deck at 1,122 feet. There are indoor and outdoor portions to the observation deck. Part of the deck has a glass floor, so you can look down and see the city right under your feet. You can buy a ticket to ride up to the observation deck, or you can eat at the restaurant on the top floor for another fantastic view of the city.

3. Casa Loma: Casa Loma is a beautiful home that was built in the early 1900s by Sir Henry Pellatt. It is notable for its beautiful architecture, stunning location, and its use in the filming of the movie "Chicago."

4. Royal Ontario Museum: The Royal Ontario Museum is home to over 40 galleries that contain fine exhibits from the worlds of art, archaeology, and natural science. Of particular note is the collection of Chinese artifacts. There are discovery galleries and interactive exhibits that appeal to children.

5. Centre Island: Also known as Toronto Island, Centre Island is a quick 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. This charming island is car-free. You can relax at the beach, dine in one of the local restaurants, or visit the amusement park.

6. The Distillery District: This is a great spot to visit if you want to get away from the typical commercialism. There are no franchises here, and it is pedestrian-only. The area is rich with arts, culture, and unique cafes.

7. Yorkville: Yorkville is a popular spot amongst visiting celebrities. You'll find Victorian architecture, upscale shopping, and plenty of art galleries.

8. Hockey Hall of Fame: Check out interactive exhibits, the Broadcast Pods, an NHL locker room replica, and more.

9. Art Gallery of Ontario: As the 10th largest art museum in North America, AGO features pieces from across the globe, some of which date all the way back to 100 AD.

10. Chinatown: Toronto is actually the home of the 2nd largest Chinatown in North America. You'll find hundreds of restaurants serving Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian foods, as well as great deals on clothes, jewelry, and souvenirs.

If you want to visit some of Toronto's best attractions, but you don't want to deal with driving and attempting to navigate the city, call 5 Star Limousine. We can arrange a tour of the city for you and your friends to make sure that you get to see all of the highlights. Get in touch with 5 Star Limousine to plan your tour today. Book a limousine here

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