Toronto often gets overlooked when people think of destinations, but Canada’s largest city has been home to many productions over the years.
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While the CBC Museum is now closed permanently, you can still go in and visit the lobby of the CBC Headquarters.
The CN Tower
The CN Tower was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world. While it’s now been surpassed by the Burj Khalifa, it is still the tallest building in the western hemisphere. The tower is the highlight of the Toronto skyline, and gives amazing views of the whole city.
Canada’s biggest and most popular theme park, Canada’s Wonderland, is located about 45 minutes from downtown. It features numerous rollercoasters, as well as many other attractions and shows.
The National Ballet of Canada
One of the most renowned companies in the world, Toronto is home to the National Ballet of Canada. They perform primarily at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, but also tour periodically. As the National Ballet, they also perform annually at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
In addition to performing, classes are offered at their offices on Queens Quay West, and at the National Ballet School.
St. Lawrence Market
If you are looking for a fun shopping experience, definitely check out the St. Lawrence Market. This market dates back to 1803 and features 120 vendors. It is a great place to get produce, meats, dairy products, and many other items.
Ok, Niagara Falls isn’t in Toronto, but I’m including it since it really is worth the trip. These world-famous falls are truly a wonder. The area has done a great job of creating numerous ways to see the falls. You can see them from observation platforms, by boat, by helicopter, and even go behind the falls in a cave.
The city of Niagara Falls also offers lots of attractions, including casinos and parks. Clifton Hill is home to a number of tourist traps including Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, as well as wax museums and haunted houses.
How To Get Around
How you get around in Toronto depends on what your plans are. If you want to stay in the city, you can easily get around by subway, bus, and Toronto’s famous streetcars. If you want to explore further outside, there are regional buses and the GO Train that bring you to various towns.
If you are going to visit some of the filming locations mentioned above, you’ll need to rent a car. The filming locations for Schitt’s Creek and It are particularly far outside the city, and you’ll need to drive yourself.
If you plan to visit Niagara Falls, you can drive yourself, and explore Ontario’s wine region as well. If you prefer not to, there are buses and trains that you can take.
Canada’s rail service, Via Rail, has a hub in downtown Toronto at Union Station. You can take trains to Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and New York City.
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