The best that Toronto has to offer
05 APRIL, 2016 CULTURE JAMES BURT
Though it’s the fifth biggest city in North America, many people don’t know what Toronto has to offer - New York and Chicago are often much better known. But Toronto has many exciting characteristics that students can enjoy while they study. Its combination of accessible transportation and multicultural population make it a great place to explore.
Here are a few points of interest:
One of the newest additions of Toronto’s attractions, Ripley’s Aquarium was officially opened in 2013. A public aquarium with nine galleries of both salt and fresh water sea life exhibits, Ripley’s showcases everything from lobsters to rare breeds of jellyfish. It is also very interactive, with specially designed tanks that allow students to get close to aquatic life.
The CN Tower has been a mainstay of the Toronto skyline since 1976. Though it is no longer the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower is still an exciting attraction to students. With an elevator that can take you to the SkyPod observation deck in less than a minute, plus a glass floor to take pictures from, the view from the CN Tower is always worth seeing. There’s also the Revolving Restaurant, which offers sophisticated meals in a beautiful setting.
The natural pride of Toronto, High Park has been designated as a nature area exclusively for people to enjoy without any construction. Covering 161 hectares in Toronto’s west end, High Park offers great walking and biking paths, a small zoo, and several play areas for children. It also features a Shakespeare in the Park theatre production every summer.
AIR CANADA CENTRE
Toronto has several great sports venues, including the Rogers Centre and BMO Field, but the Air Canada Centre is a special events centre right in the heart of the metropolitan core. It features the Toronto Raptors basketball and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey teams during their sports seasons, as well as many concerts. The ACC always has something exciting happening within its walls all year round.
Downtown Toronto is a cosmopolitan area, and this is perfectly exemplified at Yonge and Dundas Square. Surrounded by famous points of interest like the Eaton Centre, the Hard Rock Café, and CITYTV television studios, the square also hosts free several musical and cultural events throughout the year. It’s also within walking distance of TLG Toronto’s school, which is just a few blocks south down Yonge Street.
This is just a partial list of Toronto’s great attractions - don’t forget to check out Casa Loma, Yorkdale Mall, Cherry Beach, Toronto Island, and Kensington Market too.
Toronto may not be well known globally, but with so many activities and interesting landmarks, it soon will be. Come and study at TLG’S LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN TORONTO to see for yourself!