Destinations / City Breaks / Toronto
Toronto holidays offer a huge amount of Canadian flavour where a bustling cosmopolitan city meets every conceivable need for travellers who seek fun sightseeing, great local amenities and cultural activities. The provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is Canada's largest city, located on the edge of Lake Ontario bordering the US.
Largely known as the commercial hub of Canada, Toronto is also an extremely leisurely and lovely place to visit. The Old City, generally known as Downtown has many wealthy areas and quirky neighbourhoods like Koreatown, Greektown, Little Italy, Portugal Village, Cabbagetown, The Annex, Little India and more! There is even Distillery District, a national heritage site, but today, the city still has a thriving microbrewery industry. Take a quick 10-minute ferry ride to the Toronto Islands for great views of the city's skyline or stay lakeside to enjoy waterfront entertainment.
Some wonderful attractions include the CN Tower (recently nominated One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World) where thrill-seekers can do the "Edgewalk" and walk hands-free on the outer ledge of the Tower; Roger's Centre with its retractable roof as a venue for sports and concerts; Eaton Centre, the largest shopping mall in the city and St Lawrence Market, deemed one of the world's 25 best food markets by Food & Wine magazine. Get a taste of its unique and diverse shopping in the vintage shops of Kensington Market, the Garment District along Queen Street or browse the windows of its most expensive shops along Bloor Street.
Culturally rich, Toronto's fantastic performing arts scene has theatres, galleries, 2 symphony orchestras, museums, opera, ballet, ceramics, textiles and Inuit art. The Royal Ontario Museum, AGO and Toronto Zoo are worth a visit. The city has wonderful public spaces including squares (Nathan Phillips Square, Yonge-Dundas Square and Harbourfront Square) and public parks.
Don't forget too that a day trip to Niagara Falls (aboard 'Maid of the Mist') is the chance of a lifetime to see another of the world's natural wonders and is easily accessible from Toronto.
With Aer Lingus flying directly from Dublin to Toronto, why not find your perfect break to Toronto today?