Attractions in Toronto
Because Toronto is a bustling metropolitan city, it has more than its fair share of attractions. Attractions in Toronto, ON are varied, and can change based on the season. Toronto's attractions are world-famous, and attract thousands of visitors to the city each year. Attractions in Toronto range from architectural wonders to exciting, unique activities. Toronto is particularly well known for its architecture, which includes several cathedrals and centuries-old buildings.
The symbol that is probably most associated with Toronto is the CN Tower. The CN Tower (CN stands for Canadian National) is a major tourist attraction. It stands 553 meters and is currently world's second tallest freestanding structure. The tower is primarily used for communications and broadcasting.
Toronto City Hall is another significant architectural attraction. Its futuristic Modernist style marks it as a unique building, so much so that it has often been used in movies to depict a movie of the future. There is a reflecting pool in front of City Hall which is used as a skating rink during the winter.
Toronto also has a number of sports stadiums, including the Rogers Centre and the Air Canada Centre. These stadiums house several major league teams, making them a sporting destination. The Toronto Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs play home games in these stadiums. The Rogers Centre is notable for being the first stadium with a fully retractable roof.
The Toronto Islands are a popular, car-free attraction in the city. Accessible only by ferry, they constitute North America's largest car-free city area. Inside of the Toronto Islands are a Public park and a large amusement park for children, called Centreville.
The Distillery District is a popular historical destination. The district is made up of many restored buildings from the 1800's, which today are used to house paintings and other artwork. Another popular historical destination is Casa Loma (which translates literally as "Hill House"), which is a castle looking over downtown Toronto.