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Toronto: A City of Unique Stops

With an ambiance brought to life by its unique cultural diversity, there are a lot of unforgettable views in and around Toronto, Ontario: Canada's Downtown. Explore its neighborhoods and discover exciting stops at every turn—each so different from the last.

One of Toronto's most popular districts—always full of life and never boring—is the vibrant Kensington Market. Located west of Chinatown (a great stop for authentic Asian food and culture) and north of Graffiti Alley (more on that later), you'll find this little gem nestled within colorful townhouses, vintage shops and delicious markets. Day or night, Kensington is alive with big personality and sometimes, music!

South of Kensington and Queen Street West, Graffiti Alley is one of the most vivid stops in the city. This city-sanctioned alley is brightly draped with graphic works from Toronto's talented graffiti artists. It's a dreamy maze of color, hidden within the city's bustling streets, and makes for great photos.

Want to travel back in time? East of the city, you'll find cobblestone streets, turn-of-the-century architecture and Toronto's oldest whiskey distillery. The Distillery Historic District is a Victorian-esque center for arts, culture, food and entertainment. It has European flair mixed with the city's contemporary vibe.

There's no distinct way to define Toronto's unique style, because it's so eclectic. However, the city's Yorkville neighborhood—where the renowned Royal Ontario Museum is located—is where you'll find quintessential Toronto boutiques, cafes and University of Toronto's scenic grounds.

Finally, the most iconic—and most popular—stop in the city: the CN Tower. See Toronto from way up on a newly renovated observation deck, glass floor included. Hopefully, you're not afraid of heights.

The views are different in Canada's Downtown. And definitely worth seeing.

Information courtesy of Tourism Toronto. Learn more at SeeTorontoNow.com.

Photo courtesy of Hubert Kang.  


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