✈ ONE THING YOU MUST DO IN: Toronto, Canada

In ‘One thing you must do’ I’ll be recommending the one thing I think all visitors should do in a city I’ve travelled to.

A city that dates back to the late 18th Century, today Toronto is home to 2.7 million residents and is the largest city, cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada, and provincial capital of Ontario.

Downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto

Skyscrapers rapidly went up during the 1960s in downtown Toronto had have sinced developed into the second largest skyline in North America, behind New York City. Apart from housing Canada’s financial industry, downtown Toronto also boost a large variety of retail stores, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Despite all this, the peaceful pace and friendly hospitality of the city is a stark contrast to NYC. A stroll along the beautifully treelined streets in this multi-cultural city is indeed very refreshing.

553m tall CN Tower

The 553m tall CN Tower is a signature of Toronto’s skyline

Fascinating pieces of Graffiti art can be found in lane ways throughout the city.

graffiti in Toronto

Graffiti art found somewhere in one of the several China Towns

Getting back on topic, the ONE thing you must do in Toronto is actually an one and a half hour side trip to Niagara falls, which is really the name given to three collective waterfalls between the Canadian and US border.

On your way, you’ll stop by one a charming 19th Century village – Niagara-on-the-late – in the heart of Ontario’s wine region. Boutique shopping, elegant architecture and cafes makes it a popular destination in itself.

Niagara on the lake

Charming 19th Century village: Niagara on the lake

Once you arrive at Niagara falls which is just a few minutes from Niagara on the lake, I reckon one of the best ways to see this enormous natural wonder is to head up to the Fallsview Restaurant at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel.

Breathtaking views of Niagara Falls

Breathtaking views from Fallsview Restaurant

The breathtaking views from Fallsview certainly overshadows the buffet on offer but that’s not to say that it’s not good. Aim to arrive around 7pm during the summer to enjoy both the day and night view.

Sunset at Niagara Falls

Sunset at Niagara Falls

I’m not a huge fan of fireworks but it’s worth sticking around for the Fireworks over the Falls, be sure to check out the schedule before you plan your visit.

Fireworks at Niagara Falls

Fireworks over the Falls

We definitely wouldn’t mind going back to Toronto but I think next trip we’ll head over to Vancouver.