Around half of Toronto’s population was born in another country, making Canada’s largest city one of the most diverse locations in the world. It is a place where different cultures and tastes merge. Below are some more reasons to visit Toronto. Make sure you have the Toronto Travel Guide and Offline City Map so you don’t get lost.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
The Toronto International Film Festival hosted by the city every September is the most important film festival in the world after the Cannes Film Festival. In fact, each year several of the films screened in the 41 year-old TIFF go on to win major awards in the Golden Globe Awards and more importantly the Academy Awards. Not only is September in Toronto heaven for xenophiles, it is also a great opportunity for fans to see their favorite celebrities in person.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
The Art Gallery of Ontario houses one of the biggest collections of Canadian and International Art in the West. Normally, tickets are required to see any of its works of art but admission is free on Wednesday evenings. Temporary exhibitions and art shows are also held in the AGO at a regular basis.
Toronto was named one of the top 15 food cities in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. The city’s most famous food item is its Montreal-style bagels that are said to be one of the best bagels in the world. The city is home to numerous renowned restaurants including:
· Bent - one of superstar Chef Susur Lee's Asian-fusion restaurants.
· The Cactus Club Cafe - serves outstanding West Coast seafood dishes.
· Café Boulud – a French brasserie owned by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud.
· Buca Bar and Restaurant – famous for its Italian brunches, business lunches, and tapas.
· Raca Cafe & Bar –French and Italian eatery owned by Ivana Raca.
· Campechano – best Mexican restaurant in the city.
· Colette Grand Café – has unrivalled patisserie.
· Drake One Fifty – number one when it comes to comfort food.
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