Toronto, Travel

Canada, Toronto Guide (B): Toronto, Travel

I must admit that in the past, despite living close to Toronto for most of my life, I have typically avoided the capital of Ontario. I have a love/hate relationship with it because of its sheer size.

With a population just shy of 3 million, it is easy to feel lost in the midst of locals shuttling to and from work, or overwhelmed by crowds of tourists meandering the streets and swarming the attractions. The GTA (Greater Toronto Area) alone weighs in with a whopping 6,815,000 people, meaning that if you drive, you WILL get stuck in traffic.

On the flip side, there is definitely an allure to such a diverse city – and quite frankly, sometimes it’s just fun to play tourist in your own backyard.

Standing at 457 metres (553m including the spire), the CN Tower is the world’s 7th largest structure. Taking a trip up the tower is a staple for any first time visitors to Toronto. It has even become a place for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fix with the edge walk experience. If hanging off a building isn’t really your thing, you can stand over the glass floor and look 342 metres straight down, or simply take a stroll out on the observation deck. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Toronto, Travel
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: CN Tower   Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada   Steam Whistle Brewery   The Distillery District  
Author: Stephanie Huff
Read it on author's website: http://www.thepinkbackpack.com/2016/07/13/visit-toronto/

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