Travel to Canada
Day 15 Toronto
Toronto: We started the visit by the CN Tower, without no doubt the symbol of the city and the observatory-tower highest in the world, with 553 meters. At 351 meters high is a revolving restaurant and the observatory (Sky Pod) is the highest accessible point of the tower, 447 meters. There is one area where the floor is glass and therefore the view you have at your feet is dizzying.
Toronto - View from CN Tower
We continue until the Rogers Center, also known as SkyDome. This is the stadium with the world´s largest mobile dome. Here play the baseball team of the Blue Jays, but is also used for concerts, football matches, etc. It also has a hotel, several restaurants, shops, a television studio, etc.. We went to have a drink at the Hard Rock cafe, which has a large window with views inside the stadium.
Toronto - Rogers Center (SkyDome)
Then we walked to the harbor to take the ferry towards the Toronto Islands. These three islands located on Lake Ontario and just in front of the city, are linked by bridges. Allows to escape from the noise of the city, offering fabulous views of the Skyline of Toronto. The central island has a playground.
Toronto - Rogers Center and CN Tower
Then we move towards the center, and more specifically to the Nathan Phillips Square, where are the two town halls. Toronto City Hall is a building with two curves towers of concrete and glass that frame the central circular building. Its construction was very controversial because of the risky design and it created many citizen protests. On the other side of the square is the Old City Hall. This is an elegant nineteenth-century Romanesque building which towers and columns are carved with intricate scrollwork.
Toronto - Skyline from Toronto Islands
Other attractions of the downtown include the Church of the Holy Trinity of the nineteenth century, Younge Street, which appears in the Guinness Book for being the longest in the world, The Eaton Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of the better-endowed museums in North America, with over 20,000 works on display, among which are those of Inuit art, Canadian painters, some of European art (Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Dyck, Van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso) and particularly the room on the top floor dedicated to the sculptor Henry Moore.
Toronto - New City Hall
Another interesting museum is the Royal Ontario Museum, which include the gallery of dinosaurs, the Egyptian collection and a Ming Tomb. Another not-so-cultural museum is the Hockey Hall of Fame. In the west of downtown highlights the buildings of the University of Toronto and the Parliament of Ontario.
Toronto - Old City Hall
Other attractions further from the center but no less interesting are Spadina House and Casa Loma, a building with the style of a medieval castle but with the comfort of the houses in 1910. Also we can find Fort York, a fort built in 1793 to protect the city.