Doing a study abroad program is exciting not only because of everything you can learn, but also because of everything you can visit at your destination. For example, in Toronto, one of our favorite destinations, there are many very interesting places to visit. What are those places to visit in Toronto?
Today at Global Connection we will show you some places that you absolutely must visit if you take a study trip to this great city.
You will see that it is an interesting, modern destination full of things to discover.
One of the first points you'll see without even getting off the plane is the CN Tower: a large 553-meter spire that rises to be the highest point in the entire city. But it is not a large office skyscraper as buildings of this height usually are in the United States.
The CN Tower is a self-supporting telecommunications tower built in 1976. From that year until 2007 it was the largest building in the world until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Something interesting about this tower is that it has an observation room at 447 meters from where you can see the entire city of Toronto, a great attraction that receives approximately 2 million tourists a year.
Such is the fame of this tower that the American Society of Civil Engineers included it among the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Artistic and cultural neighborhoods are one of the most popular attractions in the world's largest cities. Such is the case of Greenwich Village in New York or Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Well, in the case of Toronto, that neighborhood is called Kensington Market.
This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and one of the most visited. While you walk along its pedestrian path you can see the Victorian houses and visit quite curious shops where you can buy food and clothes.
Within the same streets you will be able to see many cultural groups and counterculture movements that can leave more than one person quite amazed.
If you like castles and architecture, it is very likely that you will love this place: it is the Casa Loma mansion.
It is a mansion of neo-Gothic architecture built in 1914 and which became property of the city in 1933.
Today it is a museum and a place where many films have been recorded.
If you choose to study, for example, in George Brown College, one of the institution's headquarters is very close to the mansion, so you can visit it often.
If what you want is a quiet day where you can have a picnic or enjoy outdoor activities, you can take the Ferry and visit the Toronto Islands.
But it is not that Toronto has access to the sea, rather it is the great Lake Ontario shared by cities such as Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston in Canada and the city of Rochester in the state of New York in the United States.
It is undoubtedly an ideal visit to live a quieter experience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.