Seniors Travel to Toronto

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

I went to Toronto, Canada, many years ago with a church group camping out.  I was impressed with cleanliness of the city, the modern baseball/football park and the well-known CN Tower. Having been a coach in four sports, I found that sports in Toronto has a long and distinguished history and is presently home to the Blue Jays, the Raptors, the Argonauts and the Maple Leafs.

Now I find that Toronto is one of Canada’s best kept secrets, and I read that Toronto is on par with New York City, San Francisco and Chicago when it comes to cultural attractions and urban endeavors. The best place to start is at the top, and in this city there’s no mistaking where that is. At one time the landmark CN Tower was the tallest structure in the world and also an important telecommunications hub. Take the elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of the city and its surrounding areas. Right next door at the SkyDome you can catch a Blue Jays game or just walk around the massive stadium. Check out the Royal Ontario Museum, the largest in Canada with fascinating archeology and natural history exhibits, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, with a fine collection of European and Canadian works. 

YouTube takes you there in person and provides a nice overview of the major sites.  Did I mention that Toronto is the Capital of the Province of Ontario, Canada? As the largest city in Canada, Toronto attracts millions of visitors each year.  Known for its clean and friendly atmosphere, Toronto is renowned for playing host to the travelers of the world. Whether you are looking for excellent shopping, beautiful golf courses, fine dining or just seeing the sights, Toronto will impress every senior visitor.

TripAdvisor has a nice listing of things to do including a dinner theater, museums and the Harbourfront Centre. The Toronto Insider takes you deep into the heart of the city with scores of best-kept secrets and inside information that let you live like a local – for the duration of your stay.

If you love to walk, seniors, then check out this path map that connects you to some of the major sites.  The ” Official City Website” focuses on living in the city, doing business there, visiting and accessing city hall. 

Turn up your Downtown here with additional info on music, the arts, movies, hotels, shopping and more. And of course there is the Toronto Jazz Festival. From its modest beginnings with three official venues, the Toronto Jazz Festival has grown in 24 years to become the city’s largest music festival attracting over 500,000 people annually to more than 40 venues, clubs and stages all across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

A few more impressive facts finds that one-quarter of the entire population of Canada lives within a hundred miles of Toronto, Ontario. Toronto is not only Canada’s largest city but it’s the fifth largest city in North America behind Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. A city as large as Toronto is bound to be diverse and those familiar with its various communities claim the Canadian town is home to more than 100 cultures. The city’s motto is even “Diversity Our Strength.” This makes Toronto a true international city, providing visitors and citizens with a wide array of options for recreation and entertainment. While not in Toronto, Niagara Falls is just 75 miles south-southeast of the city. If you’re planning to visit Toronto you may want to carve out a day to visit the Falls. While not the highest waterfall, it is one of the widest and truly one of the world’s more unique natural landmarks. So let’s head up north.  jeb

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