Toronto – Canada’s Cosmopolitan Gem

Toronto, a populous city, is well known for culture, business and trade. Almost half the residents in this cosmopolitan city were born outside Canadian borders, resulting in a diverse population that consists of 80 different ethnic communities. This bustling, colorful destination offers a range of exciting activities for all visitors wondering what to do in Toronto.

If you just have a few days, there are a few highlights worth exploring in Toronto.

For an intriguing trip back in time, visit the Spadina Museum

. This beautiful historic manor has been converted into a wonderful museum. The detailed exhibits reflect life as it was in the 1920s and 1930s between the World Wars. The gardens have been landscaped to reflect the estate as it was when the Austin family inhabited this lovely home.

Enjoying a Weekend in Toronto Spadina Museum

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Just north of Toronto one can visit the David Dunlap Observatory. The 189 acre astronomical observatory site is home to the largest telescope in Canada. A number of important astronomical studies are based here, and pioneering measurements were taken from this observatory leading to several important discoveries.

Enjoying a Weekend in Toronto David Dunlap Observatory

Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world culture, the Royal Ontario Museum(ROM) attracts more than one million visitors every year. It is also Canada’s largest institution of field research, with research and conservation projects located throughout the world. The museum’s incredibly diverse collections consist of more than 6 million items located in forty galleries. Exquisite exhibitions of everything from fine art to fossils can be enjoyed at this giant of a museum.

Enjoying a Weekend in Toronto Royal Ontario Museum

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Formerly known as SkyDome, the Rogers Centre is an entertainment centre unlike any other and a must for families deciding what to do in Toronto. With its fully retractable roof, it is ideal for any events that require an arena, a domed stadium or an open-air facility. This is one of the best and busiest entertainment venues in the world, hosting a variety of events including sports fixtures, concerts, family shows, trade shows and conventions. If you can, attending an event here is a must.

Enjoying a Weekend in Toronto Rogers Centre

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.