There's always something going on in Toronto, Canada's largest city and one of the most multicultural urban centres in the world. From world-class museums, galleries and shopping, to a diverse dining scene and thriving nightlife, you'll find it all in this ever-evolving metropolis. Toronto is fairly easy to navigate, whether you're driving or using the extensive public transport network, so choose a hotel in a location that suits you and get ready to discover its many attractions.
Start by getting an overview of it all from the dazzling heights of the CN Tower – North America's highest free-standing structure – and brave a walk across the glass floor; you can also enjoy a meal with a view in the revolving restaurant. Explore the length of Yonge Street, Toronto's central thoroughfare and one of the longest streets in the world, and take advantage of the fantastic range of shops, restaurants and excellent cafés – or head to the Eaton Centre shopping mall for even more concentrated retail therapy.
Next, get your cultural fix with a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario, a stunning building designed by architect Frank Gehry, which houses a vast collection of Canadian and international art, or check out the thousands of artefacts on display in the fascinating exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto is also home to a vibrant theatre scene, and cultural organisations including the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony and the National Ballet of Canada – not to mention the annual star-studded Toronto International Film Festival.
Families will enjoy the interactive, hands-on exhibitions at the Ontario Science Centre – or a trip to visit the animals at the Toronto Zoo. Sports fans, meanwhile, can watch the Toronto Blue Jays American League baseball team play at the Rogers Centre, or discover the history of Canada's favourite sport at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Love fashion and design? Check out the Bata Shoe Museum, where you can see over a thousand styles of historic and modern footwear, or immerse yourself in glamorous, early 1900s elegance at Casa Loma, a castle-like dwelling dripping in vintage grandeur. When you're ready to escape the city bustle, Toronto offers miles of riverside trails and parks perfect for a relaxing stroll. You can also unwind amongst the luxurious blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden, or even spend some time on the beaches along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Foodies are spoilt for choice in Toronto, with a huge selection of international cuisines and dining styles to choose from, not to mention multiple farmers' markets selling fresh local produce and artisan foods. And when the sun goes down, there's no shortage of entertainment – from comedy and live music, to the dynamic nightlife around Queen Street West.
Eager to explore Canada's largest metropolis? Book a hotel by Marriott in Toronto and start planning your stay in this dynamic city.