5 Most Popular Places To Visit In Toronto — Personal Experiance
I can’t believe it’s been six months. In that time, I’ve been working in a PM role and have learned many new things. I read some articles on Medium that helped me out along the way, so I wanted to share my experiences with you guys and hopefully help you be better prepared for your own journey.
Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario is considered one of the most Cosmopolitan cities in Canada and in the world, because of its multicultural roots, this makes it a perfect place to visit for architects, because of the cultural heritage and the diversity of the city itself, up next we show you 5 places you must visit in Toronto!
According to the 2016 census, Toronto has just over 2 million residents who speak more than 200 different languages. This diversity has created a city rich in culture and heritage.
I remember when I first started working for the City. I was amazed by how culturally diverse Toronto is. I found myself enjoying exploring new neighbourhoods, sampling food from different cultures, and meeting new people from across the world.
Toronto is a great place for architects because of the multiculturalism and culture. Up next, we’ll take a look at 5 places you must visit in Toronto!
We’ve all heard about this famous city for architecture. We’ve all seen pictures on Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest. But what’s it really like? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s more than just a pretty face.
Toronto is a culturally diverse city, this makes it perfect for tourists and architects alike. I’m not claiming it’s the most cosmopolitan city in Canada, but it’s definitely up there! In fact, it has been ranked as the fifth most livable city in the world by The Economist, and the eighth by Monocle. First on the list is Casa Loma, an historic castle listed as a National Historic Site of Canada.
I’ve taken a summer internship in Toronto and I can confidently say I haven’t seen so many stunning buildings and landmarks in a single place before. Second on the list is the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), which houses treasures such as the world’s largest dinosaur fossil, the giant Tyrannosaurus!
The next place on the list is Ashbridges Bay Park (or Beach), one of my personal favorites because of its close proximity to many points of interest and its beautiful aesthetics.
Toronto is my favorite city in Canada and has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the entire world by The Economist and Monocle. Toronto is also home to Casa Loma, a National Historic Site of Canada and home to arguably the most beautiful views of the city. The Royal Ontario Museum also houses many treasures including the largest dinosaur fossil ever found and many other rare artifacts. My favorite park/beach in Toronto would have to be Ashbridge’s Bay because it’s so close to some great attractions like Harbourfront or better yet, UTSC!
For a different look, check out the newest addition to Toronto, Double double park! It’s an interesting blend of 1960s modernism, with touches from late-19th century European modernism. It offers a very unique experience.
This museum was created by Toronto-based artist, architect and urban planner, Massey F.L.L. Young, to commemorate the people and events that have shaped Canada over the past centuries. After some renovations were made to complete the building’s purpose, it now houses over 2800 artifacts that represent Canada’s history in various forms and sizes.
2) Casa Loma —
A Tudor-style castle built by William Thomas Casa Loma became a popular tourist attraction in Toronto from 1886 to 1889. It was purchased by Earl Beatty who transformed it into a grand estate for his family. The house and grounds are now owned by the City of Toronto and are known as Casa Loma Provincial Park.
— The Distillery District is a downtown district within Toronto’s East End neighbourhood that is home to many distilleries and breweries, as well as many specialty shops.
For instance, if you’re visiting the city for architecture, then you can’t miss out on seeing:
Founded in 1912 by Sir Adam Beckett, who was a notable benefactor to the museum at that time, The Royal Ontario Museum holds over 1 million artifacts from all over the world. For those who enjoy art and culture, this is a great place to visit when you are in Toronto.
In addition to its collection of artifacts from all over the world, The Royal Ontario Museum also hosts many exhibits throughout the year. These exhibits include:
-Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt
-Exhibitions on Art and Design (from 1850s)
-Exhibitions on Canadian Art (from 1910s)
- Exhibitions on Japanese Art (from 1910s
This is the world’s tallest free-standing structure from 1976 to 2007, is only one of the most popular places in Toronto that you must visit. In fact, the tower provides a 360 view of the city from different locations inside the tower.The CN Tower at 553.33m tall, is the world’s tallest free-standing structure and a hub for telecommunications, with a design by Canadian firm WZMH Architects completed in 1976, and standing taller than competitors for over 32 years, before being overtaken by the Burj Khalifa in 2007. Over one million people visit the tower every year to enjoy its many lookout points and scenic vistas of the city.