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You must see these 24 places in Toronto

The most beautiful places & attractions in Toronto

Toronto for me is the New York of Canada. Why? Because in this city, futuristic, huge skyscrapers mix with ancient buildings. When you lean your head back, your gaze falls on huge, shiny skyscrapers. Then again, the city has beautiful, old buildings that are sometimes in stark contrast to them in the middle.

Each neighborhood has its own flair and if you explore the city on foot, you will feel at least after a stay in New York City. Because the neighborhoods are very multicultural, the city also got the nickname City of Neighborhoods receive. In addition, Yonge-Dundas Square, modeled on Times Square, forms the image of a modern city even more.

With 2.6 million inhabitants, Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. It is also the fourth largest city in North America. We are now taking you on a journey through Toronto Top sights. At the end of the article, our friend Laura, who has lived in Toronto for years, reveals a few exciting insider tips.

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1. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) (Website) looks spectacular from the outside. A futuristic construction was built on the original, old building, which makes it appear quite spacey.

When we drove past it at night, we saw huge dinosaur skeletons flashing through the jagged facade and it was immediately clear to us: we have to see this museum. The ROM is the largest museum in Canada and one of the largest museums in North America.

Exhibits on the subjects of culture, art and natural history are shown. The ROM is known for its important ethnographic collection and, as already mentioned, the paleontological artifacts. You really learn a lot about the history of the indigenous people of North America and, of course, Canada. We were also very impressed by the Asia section with huge vases, masks and a grave.

When we were here there were three very special exhibitions. One exhibition was dedicated to the designer Iris van Herpen. Exhibits from the world's fashion catwalks were shown on a huge area. Spaced and funky, these outfits were definitely a highlight, and not just for fashion lovers.

The exhibition by the artist Philip Beesley: Transforming Space on architecture in the future was also more than impressive. The spider exhibition was intended more for children than adults. The museum has a total of six million exhibits and annually more than a million visitors come to see the exhibitions in the ROM.

Opening hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed on December 25th)

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2. The Distillery District

The old Distillery District Toronto is a must see when in town. In 1832 an imposing industrial complex was built on the Gooderham and Worts site. Three decades later, Gooderham and Worts was the largest distillery in the world. The company's history ends in 1990.

The site fell into disrepair for many years and was reopened in 2003. Today you will find small, exciting restaurants, shops, cafés and much more in the old brick buildings. The flair of bygone times is still within reach. Old barrels, the high factory towers, pipes and pipes bring you back to the old days. Works of art from the old stills are the icing on the cake of the district.

You can try goodies and even beer in the shops and pubs. Nowhere in North America will you find a larger collection of industrial buildings from the Victorian era.

3. Kensington Market

Another wacky and alternative experience is that Kensington Market. Here you can stroll through a multicultural district and you will definitely find delicious delicacies. If you don't get full here, it's your own fault. The quarter exudes a very special charm because so many different cultures collide.

From delicious mochis in a Japanese café, a grandiose bakery, to delicious falafel, but also a “Berlin” kebab shop (Otto’s Berlin kebab shop: here’s kebab kebab and currywurst (website)), you can experience everything here. Once a poor working-class and immigrant neighborhood, today also wealthier people in Kensington Market. Stylish cafes and bars with prices that the original population can hardly afford now belong to the district.

4. Church and Wellesley

The quarter Church and Wellesley you definitely can't miss it. As soon as you stand on Church Street and Wellesley Street, you will see why. The foot transitions are painted in bright rainbow colors. Exactly. You are in the middle of the gay and lesbian district of Toronto. And that is super nicely designed and made with love.

The rainbow is of course the connecting element of the street, but also funky Pride graffiti make the street an experience that you should immerse yourself in. There are many pubs and bars here and of course a large part of the audience is gay. Christopher Street Day and Pride Week are also held here. There are many restaurants and cafés on Queen Street, which runs parallel to it.