Toronto City, Canada
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The largest city in Canada, it is said to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It’s also been said that half of the city’s population has been born outside of Toronto. It is not just the financial center of Canada, but also a major economic center of the world. Tourists love to visit this city because of its clean air and polite people.
Toronto is also called the ‘city of neighborhoods’. Given the fact that most of these neighborhoods are very small, they can be explored on foot. The city is famous for the Royal Ontario Museum. This marvelous museum was built in the year 1910 and is adorned with brilliant statues of people and various events of the city. Recently, a new addition was made to the museum. This new artifact in the museum is a crystal made of steel and glass. Crowds throng to this museum to see exhibits from all over the world, from such locations as China, India, and the Middle East. Exhibits also belong to the Native Canadians, unique things such as the Canadian furniture. The Royal Ontario Museum houses the largest totem pole in the world. This totem pole is over 100 years old.
A trip to the Toronto Islands is also worth taking. The eight islands of the city together have about 568 acres of parkland. This is a place where families can have some quality time together. The kids can play around or bike while the parents can go for long walks. Of the parklands in this city, the one that stands out is Watt’s Island. Only pedestrians are allowed on the streets of this island. The overall look of the island too makes for a very pretty picture, with all of its beautiful cottages.
You may also visit the Casa Loma. A picture of European elegance and charm, the Casa Loma was home to Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt. This castle is a veritable maze, with its secret passages, towers, stables, and even a tunnel measuring 800ft. The castle has a beautiful 5-acre garden which is open to the public from May to October. So, do not forgo a chance to see these magnificent gardens.
Yet another Toronto landmark seems to suggest that the residents of this city not only love their pets, but also take them very seriously. Called PawsWay — Pet Discovery Center is dedicated only to dogs and cats. This center is one of a kind. The Center strives to promote pet-keeping in the city, while also making people aware of their duties as a responsible pet-owner. PawsWay even has a coffee shop inside its complex where the owners and their pets can eat and drink together.