The business capital of Canada on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario is a new destination for Icelandair. A visit to Toronto is an exciting opportunity. This vibrant, bustling city has plenty to offer, with its contrasting ethnic groups and cultures. Toronto is also an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to explore the Great Lakes region, on the border between Canada and the USA.
One of the highest structures in the world... and much more
Toronto is the hub of English-Canadian culture and communications. It is also home to many ethnic groups that give daily life a unique sophistication. You can eat breakfast in Israel, order lunch in China, drink afternoon coffee in Italy, and enjoy an evening meal in Greece, without leaving the city limits. Toronto is also known for its large number of festivals, held in the city between May and October. They include the Downtown Jazz Festival and the Toronto Bluesfest, which attract guests from all corners of the world in June and July, and the Toronto International Film Festival in September. There are a number of fascinating museums in Toronto. The most remarkable is probably the Bata Shoe Museum, with 10,000 pairs of shoes on display, the oldest belonging to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. The Harbourfront, on the shores of Lake Ontario, has many charming and entertaining corners, and nobody goes to Toronto without going to the top of the Canadian National Tower, one of the highest man-made structure in the world. The city is also proud of its superb shops and first-class restaurants, where you will find sumptuous international cuisine.
Good to know
- Icelandair’s flights to Toronto will land at Pearson International Airport, which is 27 km northwest of Toronto city centre.
- Useful websites: toronto.com, torontotourism.com/visitor
- The currency is the Canadian dollar.
- Want to go shopping? Click here to see Toronto’s main shopping centres and biggest stores.