At 553.3 meters (1815.4 feet), the CN Tower is one of the world's tallest buildings. Since its spectacular opening in 1976, the CN Tower has hosted close to two million visitors a year. One of the most exciting ways to see the world is from the exterior glass-floored observation deck, located 342 meters (1122 feet) above the ground. Or you can go up to the Space Deck at 447 meters (1467 feet), the world's tallest observation deck with a 160-kilometer (99-mile) view. The revolving 360 Restaurant and Horizons Bar complete the dizzying picture. Entry fees and timings vary according to which of the CN Tower's attractions you wish to enjoy.
Known in the 1930s as the Jewish Market, Kensington today is an awesome display of the city's multi-ethnicity. Here you will find shops packed with products from Europe, Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and you will hear dozens of languages spoken. A visit to this market is like taking a trip around the world! With more than 100 shops in all selling everything from second-hand clothing to fresh produce, from exotic pastries to art objects and furniture, you won't go away empty-handed.
The Air Canada Centre is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. The center hosts NHL Hockey and NBA Basketball, rock concerts, conventions, figure skating and a lot more. Located in the downtown area of Toronto, the center features various screens, that making viewing an event easy. This place buzzes with excitement on concert or festival nights, as the whole of the city converges right here!
The new and renovated Art Gallery of Ontario holds permanent collections of art in different mediums, be it paintings, sculpture or collections of historic artifacts. This art gallery in the Chinatown district is one of Canada's largest fine art museums. You can view exhibits, including the 19th-century Impressionists, Henry Moore and an exclusive Canadian collection of paintings by the famous Group of Seven. In all, there is a permanent collection of over 24,000 works representing 1,000 years of European, Canadian and contemporary art. Facilities include a gift shop, restaurant and a family-oriented activity center.
Declared a national historic site in 1982, this structure represents the last stacked Edwardian theater in the world, meaning one theater on top of the other. It was built in 1913 as the first of the Loews vaudeville theatre chain. Located downstairs, the 1,500-seat Elgin Theatre makes for a lavish gathering with royal boxes and charming gilded plaster details. The upstairs 1,000-seat Winter Garden features trompe-l'oeil paintings of pastoral scenes and a spectacular fireproof garden hanging from the roof. Catch some of the most awaited theater productions at this spectacular venue.
A visit to Toronto's grand castle estate, the former home to financier Sir Henry Pellatt, is like stepping back into the Edwardian era. At Casa Loma, you can tour 98 richly decorated rooms, secret passages, towers, and an 800-foot (243-meter) tunnel connecting the castle to its magnificent stables. Outside, you will find a five-acre (two-hectare) estate, with gardens offering dazzling colors, sculptures and water fountains. The on-site cafe and gift shop offers delightful food, souvenirs and breathtaking views.