Toronto, part 2

One of the major attraction of the city is a concrete transmission tower, the CN Tower, with a height of 553 meters, which is the second largest structure in the world. It is open to 10:00 pm in the winter and to 11:00 pm in the summer. Visiting the downtown, it is also worth to see the world\’s first stadium with folding dome – Rogers Centre, which is standing next to the tower. Tourists who are looking for some modern entertainment will also find something interesting in this part of the town. Dundas Square, the square where many concerts are held is situated here. It is impossible to miss it thanks to the characteristic neon and fountains. Entertainment complex with 30 movie theaters is placed next to it.

Lovers of a fresh air and the bosom of nature must necessarily visit the Queen`s Park, where they can also visit neo-Romanesque park surrounding the building of the parliament of Ontario.

You should also get in the car or train and go over Niagara Falls, located 1.5 hours drive from Toronto. Theater and opera fans can go to the Canadian Opera Company or see the so-called The Theatre District.

The youngest visitors surely have to visit the studio of Radio and Television, museums of sugar and dolls, one of the world\’s largest water park – The Ontario Place, Black Creek Pioneer Village – a historic village, reproducing life of the early settlers from the nineteenth century and thematically divided Toronto Zoo, where they will have the opportunity to see such animals as penguins, white lions, polar bears, American elk and cougars.

History fans cannot be indifferent to the largest museum in Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, located at the Blood and Avenue Rd. The building has 40 galleries and its ceiling decoration refers to the 16 various cultures. The museum has six million exhibits, and the permanent exhibitions include the collections related to the history of Indian, Korean and Chinese art, tropical insects, dinosaurs and precious stones. It is open to the public in the following hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Mandatory must visit of Toronto is the house on the hill, the Casa Loma, located at Austin Terrace. It is a neo-Gothic castle built in the early twentieth century. Inside this building there are Italian marble, ballroom, wine cellar and a bathroom decorated in French style. Horse lovers can also visit the luxurious stables with mahogany booths and gold plaques with the names of the individual animal. This majestic castle is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For those who love art a visit in the Art Gallery of Ontario, the biggest gallery in Canada, is recommended. You can see almost 26 000 European, Canadian and American works of art, including Rembrandt, Degas, Picasso, Monet, van Gogh, Chagall. In addition to the paintings there is also a collection of photographs, sculptures (e.g. Inuit) art creations of Canada\’s entire existence, and art films. The two-storied building of Art Gallery is right next to Chinatown, at Dundas Street West. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

For shopping it is best to go to the Kensington Market, next to Chinotown. You can find all kinds of goods there, representing the Arab, Europe, Africa and India countries. The local restaurants are full of exotic dishes and the colorful facades of Victorian houses are hiding vintage style clothing stores. In the middle of the city a complex called PATH, which is the largest mall in the world, is located.

Toronto is a multiethnic city, where every visitor will find something interesting.