Toronto Travel Guide | July 2014 – Toronto Top Attractions, Restaurants & Retail Hotspots
Published on Jul 1, 2014
Emily Agard provides information about Toronto to guests staying in hotels in Toronto.
What to do in the Month of July 2014? This month Emily tries out the famous CN Tower Edgewalk, some shop to you drop retail therapy and explores the restaurants which have made Toronto well known for its culinary delights.
PATH – The World’s Largest Underground Shopping Complex
Published on Mar 3, 2014
Let’s take a walk around the world’s largest underground shopping complex. It’s a crazy web of malls, food courts, walkways and cool stuff. And of course, it’s in one of the world’s coolest cities, Toronto. You can eat all day and shop until you drop, all in the climate controlled comfort. Now the hard part, is finding your way around this crazy maze of tunnels, stores and buildings. Even people born in Toronto can’t find their way around but it’s fun trying, so put your map skills to work.
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Toronto, Eaton Centre and the Path – Canada HD Travel Channel
Published on Jun 1, 2013
The Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is named after Timothy Eaton, an Irish immigrant who opened a general store at this point, in 1869. It was the foundation stone for the former Eaton’s department store chain.
One reaches the Eaton Centre via Queens or Younge Street. We were astonished to see relatively few people on the street but later we recognized where they are.
In this huge, multi-storey shopping and business center, you can observe the multicultural diversity of the city. In the basement, a wide variety of restaurants are serving delicious food from all parts of the world, even if the plastic culture is already widespread here.
The Eaton Centre is one of many points where the Path, as the network of belowground pedestrian tunnels of Toronto is called, can be entered. In the Downtown, buildings are virtually all connected underground by means of the Path, at which 1,500 shops and restaurants are located. In wintertime it is a convenient way for shopping without taking the snow-covered streets.
There is also direct access from the subway to the Path, so that you can confidently relinquish your car. Sometimes it is not easy for foreigners to keep the orientation. Then one approaches confidently to the locals. The friendly Canadians show you willingly the right way.
Toronto, Downtown – Canada HD Travel Channel
Published on Jan 6, 2013
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Toronto – A walk through the Downtown
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, with 5.2 million people in the metropolitan area. Directly located on Lake Ontario, Toronto is well connected with the near U.S. metropolises. It is the economic artery of the country and the capital of the province of Ontario.
Next to the CN Tower is an old ring roundhouses, waiting for a new use. CN stands for Canadian National, and is Canada’s largest railway company based in Montreal.
A Deep Lake Water Cooling system supplies cooling for many of the glazed buildings of Toronto. Thus the demand of electricity for the air conditioning is reduced by 75%.
We arrive at the Union Station with its famous terminal building.
On our way towards the north, we watch the hustle and bustle on the Bay Street and let the architecture of the Finance District affect us. In Toronto, you can get around easily by foot – even at night.
The Yonge Street, a main north – south axis across the city, is full of theaters, music halls and opportunities to dive into nightlife.
East of Downtown Toronto, we cross the University Avenue, at which the old and new architecture are mixed harmoniously. We pass the Osgoode Hall, in its classic Victorian style. Today, it is the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
After a few steps, we enter the Peace Garden, opened in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II. This place is dominated by the new Town Hall with its two semicircular towers. At the eastern end of the square is the old town hall, neo-Gothic like the Parliament building, early design of an independent national Canadian architecture.
Bagpipers belong to the streetscape in Canada, not only in Toronto.
The Royal Ontario Museum, briefly called ROM, one of the largest museums in the world, was rebuilt at the time of our shooting. Daniel Libeskind covers the building with a facade of bizarre polygons. Next to the Sharp Centre for Design, a new hallmark for Canada’s innovative architecture is set, showing that almost everything is possible.
The Bloor Street, a main artery from east to west, with lots of restaurants and shops, is an example of creative coexistence of old and new designs without fear of contact.
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