Toronto, situated on Lake Ontario's northwestern shore, is Canada's largest city. For travellers arriving on cheap flights to Toronto, it's a city of sights, smells and flavours. The Chinese, Greek, Indian, Irish, Brazilian, Polish and Portuguese communities, to name just some of the groups who have made the city their home give Toronto its profusion of flavours.
Toronto is a thriving town. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Queen West is a glittering world-class space. The Art Gallery of Ontario near Chinatown has been transformed by Frank Gehry. The Royal Ontario Museum in Yorkeville has a newish Daniel Libeskind-designed wing. The Gardiner Museum, across from the Royal Ontario Museum, is Canada's only ceramics museum. The Distillery District is the name given to the old Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Its Victorian red-brick buildings and warehouses have been given a new lease on life and are now artist studios, galleries, boutiques, cafes and brasseries.
When Toronto gets too busy, Dundas Square or the Beaches are great places to catch a breather. The Toronto Islands are just a ten-minute ferry journey from the Harbourfront.