Best in Canada: Central: Summer in the City: Toronto
Toronto offers hundreds of opportunities for fun, food and exploration. Hit all the usual tourist sites — the CN Tower ($23/adult, $21/senior); the ROM ($22 adult/$19 senior, half-price after 4:30 on Fridays); the AGO ($18/adult, $15/senior, free on Wednesdays after 6 p.m.).
But the real magic of and Toronto lies in its diverse neighbourhoods. Exploring them is free, except for transit food, a buttery French croissant for breakfast, Indian dosa for lunch and Ethiopian tibs for dinner.
For a super-indulgent day, check into The Elmwood Spa, for a retreat for two ($310).
Festival of Beer Aug. 5-8 ($40-$50).
Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market (free).
St. Lawrence Market and Sunday Antique Market (free).
The Harbourfront Centre (free).
Ireland Park (free). At the foot of Bathurst Street on the lakefront, commemorating Toronto’s Irish Immigrants.
Drive 2 hours from London; 3 hours from Kingston; 4 hours from Ottawa. —Signe Langford
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