Quick Guide to Toronto

Toronto Sign

Planning a trip to Toronto anytime soon? Have a read about where I went and what I did in the three days I was there.

Niagara Falls

Image of Niagara Falls with a rainbow and  boat

You cannot come to Toronto and not visit Niagara Falls. I had booked a day trip with a tour company which included coach ride there and back, a trip on the Hornblower (the boat tour with the red googols!) and a stop at the Niagara-on-the-Lake village.

Niagara Falls

I really don’t know how to describe Niagara Falls, it is beautiful, the boat tour got you so close to the waterfalls. Afterwards whilst the others went on a helicopter ride, I walked down the street above the falls and you really get a understanding of just how much water goes over the falls and how wide the falls are. Away from the falls the retail outlets around there were really tacky, a lot of casinos, which is such a shame.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Falls

This beautiful little town has the nickname ‘Loveliest Town in Canada’ and I can really see why. I hadn’t heard of this place prior of visiting and it mainly caters for tourism with the buildings kept in colonial style and it has some lovely green areas. Key events include the Shaw Festival, a festival featuring works by George Bernard Shaw, an Irish Playwright. ┬áIt is a great place to pick up some lovely souvenirs.

What to eat

Beavertails Food Toronto

As I was only there three days I didn’t really eat much away from the chain stores. However I did have an Beavertail from Beavertails Pastry. Honestly that place was amazing. Beavertails are pastry that are float fried. Mine was topped with Reece’s Pieces. Honestly if you go to Canada, it would be criminal not to try it.

Another place to go is Tim Hortons, Tim Hortons is as famous in Canada as Starbucks is to the US for hot drinks.

Where to shop

Toronto Eaton Centre is such a fabulous shopping centre if you want to spend, spend, spend. It is SOOO HUGE! They have lots of high street shops such as H & M and NYX. It is in the city centre as well so it is easy to travel on the subway.

Where to stay

I stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. It was lovely, it had an outdoor pool which was odd swimming and seeing sky rise buildings.

Have you ever been to Toronto? Let me know about your experience!