Canada’s largest city is a real metropolis. Home to an NHL, NBA and a Major League Baseball team, an incredible array of shops, restaurants and theatres, an international film festival and more than 2.5 million people, it’s easy to forget that the Niagara Falls are just an hour away. Take an English in Toronto and discover one of the great North American cities for yourself.
Taking in the view from the world famous CN tower, you get an idea of just how diverse Toronto is. On one side, you can see “the Beaches”, a popular neighbourhood in the east side of the city where locals enjoy beach life on the shores of Lake Ontario. Looking out from the other side of the 553 meter tall tower, you will see the urban business metropolis that is Downtown Toronto. There’s so much to see and do in and around the city that it can be hard to know where to start!
Nathan Phillips Square is the heart of the city and is a popular point for locals and visitors to meet and hang out. During the cold winter months, the square’s reflecting pool becomes a skating rink, where live bands sometimes play for the skaters at the weekend. There is also a weekly farmers’ market there throughout the year, as well as art displays, concerts and, believe it or not, one of the world’s largest underground parking garages. Of more interest – hopefully – is the fantastic range of cultural activities, with over fifty dance companies and two orchestras calling the city home, not to mention a booming film industry, world class museums and a number of festivals during the year. Pride week in late June is one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world: a party to which everyone is invited.