Toronto

Toronto: Come for the Movies, Stay for the Amazing Atmosphere
It’s safe to say that Canada has it all: dramatic landscapes, beautiful cities, and a great artistic and cultural life. Visiting this country will leave you feeling surprised and mesmerized by its beauty.

For my first trip here the destination was Toronto. I always wanted to go to the Toronto International Film Festival, but I was thrilled to find a lot more fascinating things than I’ve bargained for. Toronto is a big city and the fourth most populous one in North America; here you can find all the excitement associated with a cosmopolitan city – skyscrapers, perfect shopping experiences, bohemian districts, places with delicious food and, not to mention, a flourishing film industry.

Toronto gets all four seasons, and the best time to visit this city is in the summer and early fall (May – October), I went in September and I absolutely loved the fact that I got to witness the season change, when the leaves turn yellow or bright orange, when the air is crisp, but it’s not cold yet. It was perfection. If you’re planning your visit to Canada, don’t forget to apply for the Canada ETA visa, which is required (in most cases) when traveling here by air.

Due to the fact that I went in one of the busiest times of the year for both Toronto and the film industry, I made sure that I found a place to stay early on, using Airbnb. I stayed at a great little place that was just what I needed. With that out of the way, I was free to decide on how I get to spend the time I wasn’t at the festival. I knew I wanted to see as much of the city as possible, so I made a list of all the things I wanted to see and the places I wanted to visit. Obviously, the CN tower was on top of the list.
The tour is an icon of Toronto’s skyline; it looks like a giant concrete needle and the views from the top are amazing (but only on clear days, otherwise you can’t see pretty much anything). Just keep in mind that the elevator queues are pretty long in each direction.

I also loved to take long walks and take in the city. In the mornings I liked to go to the St. Lawrence Market, where you can find many vendors, merchants and artisans. This is a historic market that has been around since 1803 and it’s definitely worth your while. I also visited the Distillery District, a historic area where you can find a large collection of Victorian Architecture. It’s also a great place to enjoy cultural events and to find good food.
The nightlife in Toronto is filled with fun and adventure, with many dance clubs, bars, and beautiful cafes that are open until late. There are many shows, concerts and performances to choose from, so there is no change of ever getting bored.

Toronto is a perfect destination for anyone who wants to visit Canada. This city gives you a special feeling, it makes you smile and it will definitely make you want to come back for another visit.
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Toronto, ON, Canada