Toronto Pearson Airport Informational Guide to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) - NON OFFICIAL

Toronto Airport: Main attractions of Toronto City

CN Tower

With a height of 553.33 meters, the CN Tower is the forth taller tower in the world. Since its inception, in 1976, it has become the icon of Toronto’s skyline and a Canadian national and touristic symbol. In addition to the views, you can enjoy a romantic dinner at the ’360 Restaurant’, the highest in the world, and a edge walk, a unique activity in the world that has been awarded with the Guinness World Records. The CN Tower is also considered one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

High Park

In the midst of civilization and modernity of Toronto, High Park offers a nature area to take a breath and relax. However, there are also sports facilities, children’s playgrounds, art activities as "Shakespeare in the park" and a mini-zoo. It’s the biggest park within the city and it’s especially beautiful to see the change of leaf colors and the foliage throughout the year.

Niagara Falls

Located at only 130 kilometers from Toronto, Niagara Falls are one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world. With 52 meters high and with a high flow, it flows the water of the five great lakes that separates Canada from the USA. To live more intensely you have the option of taking a boat on the waterfalls, taking the Niagara Falls helicopter tour or see them from behind. Definitely a must see place if you visit Toronto.

Dundas Square

Also known as the Canadian 5th Avenue, it is known for being the heart of the city. Located at Yonge and Dundas area, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy a concert, having a dinner, watch a movie and, of course, shop at the landmark Toronto Eaton Centre, one of the most visited attractions in the city. A curiosity: Yonge Street is listed as the longest street in the world at 1.896 km in the Guinness Book of Records.

Kensington Market

Located in a diverse and picturesque neighborhood, it is often considered one of the best markets in North America. The multiculturalism of Canada is illustrated with its stores, full of products from all over the world, from Caribbean fruits to vintage clothes from the 70s. It’s a highly recommended place for its beautiful colors, accents and diversity.

St. Lawrence Market

It has been created more than 200 years ago and it has been named "the world’s best food market" by National Geographic in April 2012.

With 120 sellers, the market hypnotizes you with its colorful products and scents. It goes beyond a commercial visit, it’s a sensorial experience to get to know Toronto better.

Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre

Located in Downtown near the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre is the stadium of the Toronto Blue Jays, the baseball city team, and the Toronto Argonauts, which are members of the Canadian Football League. About ten minutes’ walk there’s the Air Canada Centre, where  Toronto Raptors play their matches. Moreover, both stadiums host large-scale events such as concerts or conventions. Visiting those places is a fun way to get to know the sports traditions of Torontonians.

The Beaches

That’s the best place to enjoy Lake Ontario. You have thousands of possible things to do: walking, running, sunbathing at the sand or riding a bike through a gorgeous waterfront, swimming in the lake or enjoying a barbecue with your friends. Located at Queen Street East, it’s one of the quietest parts of the city.

Financial district and underground city

You’ll know that you’re at the financial district because when you look way up, you’ll see the monolithic glass skyscrapers. There are more than 50 buildings towers which are connected through a system of underground walkways, known as PATH, the underground city. According to Guinness World Records, it’s the largest underground shopping complex with 29km and 1.200 shops and services.

Toronto Islands

Located just in front of the Toronto harbor, there is a chain of natural and small islands. There are children playgrounds, bicycles and canoe activities, and beaches to enjoy swimming in the lake Ontario during summer. There’s also an airport called Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The islands are connected with downtown by ferries and they offer a beautiful view of Toronto skyline.