Destination: Toronto, Ontario
Featured on Lake Ontario Cruises
With Toronto cruises, you'll get to see the capital of city of the Canadian province, Ontario. Located on Lake Ontario, the massive metropolis is home to millions of people, and is the largest city in Canada and fourth largest in North America. Briefly, from 1793 to 1834, Toronto was simply known as "York." It was changed under Upper Canada's British first lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe. Later, York residents pushed the name change back to Toronto, leaving it with the name it still has today.
The Toronto of today is packed with high rise buildings, skyscrapers, and other urban features. It is culturally rich, with various districts to explore. The city is also located near tons of fantastic natural beauty. Just outside Toronto, you'll find rivers, forests, and ravines.
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Explore Canada's largest city
Toronto river cruises can come in on the St. Lawrence Seaway before entering the Great Lakes, taking you into a bustling city that's a hub for all kinds of business, cultures, and arts. If you're wondering why the city seems so recognizable, it's likely because you've seen it in a movie. To some, Toronto is known as "Hollywood North" because of its large role in the western film industry. Classic movies like A Christmas Story, Good Will Hunting, 2000's X-Men and tons of others have been filmed on location in Toronto, along with a number of TV shows. The city is also home to several Canadian national broadcasting networks and other media outlets, all together making for a large and always-evolving entertainment industry.
As Canada's most populous city, Toronto is also a major financial center. The Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canada's five largest banks are all headquartered here. Other businesses, from law firms to Apple Canada, call Toronto home, ensuring a bustling scene every day of the week.
Attractions on Toronto cruises
Toronto has a number of incredible attractions. Regardless of what area of town you end up in, there's sure to be something neat.
St. Lawrence Market
One of Toronto's most popular locations is the St. Lawrence Market -- a big marketplace made up of hundreds of vendors that takes up three whole buildings. The St. Lawrence Market has been around for over 200 years, and features anything from delicious local food to patchwork quilts. Each building hosts a different specialty of the market too, ensuring each part of the market is unique.
Another popular attraction is Toronto's CN Tower. The massive tower is a fixture on the city's skyline, arguably one of it's most recognizable features. While great to see on its own, CN Tower also features a revolving restaurant at its top -- 350 meters off the ground! This restaurant is often difficult to get into, but offers incredible views and food if you can get in.
Lastly, Toronto's Distillery District is one it's coolest features. The district is located in the city's old town, making new use of the old distilling buildings that used to produce whiskies. Those same old buildings now host a wide variety of things to do, including restaurants, bars, stores, art galleries, and more.
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