Toronto—For the Metropolitan

Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario, is the most populated city in the country. One of North America’s largest cities, Toronto offers several unique districts—a Chinatown, Little India, and Little Italy. The city is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, housing more than 200 ethnic groups who speak close to 140 different languages. Moreover, Toronto houses one of the world’s tallest freestanding towers: the CN tower, which stands at 1,815 feet.


In addition to impressive landmarks and a culturally-rich history, outdoor lovers will delight in the availability of beaches and walking opportunities. The Toronto Islands, just a short ferry ride away from the main city, are the only islands in this section of Lake Ontario. Few vehicles are permitted, making this an excellent place for swimming, kayaking, biking, and Frisbee golf. A 1900s-style amusement park (for children) sits at the center of the largest island and includes a miniature railway and antique carousel.


Not in the mood for outdoor recreation? This city has you covered. From the Royal Ontario Museum’s natural history exhibits to Casa Loma’s towering peaks, there is never a shortage of activity in Toronto. Perfect for a quick weekend getaway, a week-long family trip, or a months-long work- or school-related stay, Toronto has it all.


2 Replies to “Toronto—For the Metropolitan”

  1. Love the inclusion of the Toronto Islands in this. Toronto may be a thriving metropolis, but it’s a lake town!

  2. I visited Toronto for scav during my time at UChicago—it’s such an incredible place! And so close to so many American cities! If you live in the upper Midwest, you have no excuse. Visit this city.

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