People have lived in Toronto since shortly after the last ice age. The urban community dates to 1793 when British colonial officials founded the Town of York on what was then the Upper Canadian frontier. That village grew to become the City of Toronto in 1834, and through its subsequent evolution and expansion, Toronto has emerged as one of the most liveable and multicultural urban places in the world.
Toronto in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is situated on a broad sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest.It anchors the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated region surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario that is home to 8.7 million peopleor around 26% of the entire population of Canada.
CN Tower: Toronto's famous landmark, the 553-meter CN Tower, is one of the city's must see attractions and also the most impossible to miss. Towering above the downtown, the structure can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Visitors have the option of simply appreciating the building from the ground, or taking a trip up to one of the observation areas or restaurants for fabulous views of the city and Lake Ontario. The CN Tower, built between 1972 and 1976, was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, but has long since been surpasse
Royal Ontario Museum: Royal Ontario Museum he Royal Ontario Museum, known as the ROM, is one of Canada's premier museums with an international reputation for excellence. It houses an outstanding collection and also features major exhibitions from around the world. A controversial expansion of the facility saw a modern wing featuring glass and sharp angles added on to a very traditional older building. The museum contains collections covering a great variety of periods from all over the world.
Casa Loma: Casa Loma Standing in beautifully kept grounds, Casa Loma is an extraordinary building somewhat reminiscent of a medieval castle. It was originally constructed for Sir Henry Pellatt, an eccentric Canadian multi-millionaire who was among the first to recognize and exploit the money-making potential of Niagara Falls. With close to 100 rooms, including three dozen bathrooms, the house is now a museum. Visitors can take a look back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor. Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and five acres of estate gardens
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: One of toronto's newest attractions is the ripley's aquarium near the base of the cn tower. this fabulous facility displays all kinds of marine life but the most impressive feature is the huge underwater tunnel with a moving sidewalk. visitors can watch the ocean world go by all around them as sharks glide past and sawfish linger on the tunnel roof above. this is a truly serene experience for all ages. another unexpected highlight is the jellyfish display, accented with creative lighting
Entertainment District:Toronto's answer to new york's broadway, the toronto entertainment district comes to life in the evenings. this is the place to come to see major theater productions with the latest shows and musicals, concerts, and other performing arts. there are also all kinds of restaurants and places for socializing, as well as hotels and shops. the main center of activity in the entertainment district is along king street.
City Hall:Dominating the spacious nathan philips square with its bronze sculpture, "the archer," by henry moore, is the still highly acclaimed new city hall. it was designed by the gifted finnish architect viljo revell and built in 1965. city hall consists of two arc-shaped high-rise blocks, 20 and 27 stories high respectively, wrapped around a lower central building topped by a flattened cupola. out front in the square is a manmade pond, which becomes a popular skating rink in winter. this area is beautifully decorated for the christmas holidays