Day 8: Greater Toronto Area (GTA), The City of Toronto! This is Series No: 01 of Ontario Travel.
Ontario Travel is featured here and the Province of Ontario divided into different regions namely:
- Southwest Ontario
- Hamilton, Halton and Brant
- Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington
- York, Durham and The Hills of Headwaters
- Greater Toronto Area
- Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe
- Kawarthas and Northumberland
- South Eastern Ontario
- Ottawa and Countryside
- Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
- Algonquin Park, Almaguin Highlands, Muskoka and Parry Sound
- Northeastern Ontario
- Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma
- Northwest Ontario
There are lots of places to go and visit and on this series, I will feature the regions one at a time and let you know where to go and what to do should you decide to travel to that particular town or city.
Greater Toronto Area (GTA), TORONTO is the first in this series about ONTARIO TRAVEL. Here you will see the vibrant city full of diverse people and known as the “World’s most Multicultural City.” You will explore the city proper and go to Museums, Art Galleries, City Parks, Recreational Parks and myriad Shopping Malls scattered all over the GTA. There are lots of attractions and the most popular one, Canada’s Wonderland is open only during Spring, Summer and closes in the mid Fall season. It is closed during winter time.
The Metro Zoo and African Lion Safari are open all year round. There’s even Cross Country Skiing at the Metro Zoo during the wintertime. They rent out Cross Country Skis and Ski Shoes that attaches to the ski, also ski poles which you need for gliding and skiing.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), popularly known as The EX is near the lakeshore and it is open two weeks before the Labor Day. After that schools open and it’s officially the end of summer even if summer ends mid-September. It is also an Agricultural Fair and the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show at the waterfront.
There are lots of Concert Halls where International stars like The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Madonna and other famous stars and groups who come and perform in Toronto usually at the Air Canada Centre where the NHL also plays their Hockey Games in town. Concerts are also held at the Rogers Centre (a.k.a. The Skydome) and this is where the Major League Baseball (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays plays baseball in the Summer. You wouldn’t want to miss having fun in the ballgame when you visit here. Even Torontonians love the Baseball Boys of Summer (The Blue Jays Team) and watch them play anytime they get the chance. Usually family outings at the ballgame is fun during summertime.
Also the Toronto Argonauts played their last game during the 2013 season here and were the Champions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2013. The stadium can accommodate over 50,000 people in this facility. By the way, the roof of the Rogers Centre building is the only stadium with a retractable roof in Canada and it is open during summer and on rainy days the roof is closed. It is also closed during the winter time. There’s also the CN Tower, one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world. It is the iconic structure of the Toronto Skyline. The new EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is Toronto’s tallest urban adventure and the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk. Toronto’s tallest attraction had adventure lovers walk outside attached with harness of course. The EdgeWalk experience is unique and mostly only the brave ones venture out there on top of the CN tower.
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Photos and Images Courtesy of Ontario Travel website.