Where to Go in the GTA

March 6, 2015

Each neighbourhood  of the Greater Toronto Area offers a myriad of distinct activities, eateries and attractions. Whether you’re staying in the city’s core or in a bordering area, there are plenty of things to do for both leisure and business travelers alike.

If you want to have fun in a big group, go to…

…Downtown Toronto

Why visit: Millions of visitors flock to Canada’s largest city that’s lauded its world-famous attractions.

Enjoy a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe which looks out on the bustling Yonge-Dundas Square. This popular spot hosts numerous events that range from musical performances to magic shows to pop-up markets. This prime location situates visitors directly across the city’s largest shopping destination, the Toronto Eaton Centre. And of course, a trip to Toronto isn’t complete without a bird’s eye view of the city from the CN Tower.

Where to go in Toronto

If you want to keep kids entertained, go to…

…Midtown Toronto

Why visit: This area provides a big city feel without the hecticness of downtown Toronto and it offers more green space, perfect for family picnics and outdoor adventures.

Spend an entire day at the Ontario Science Centre Kids will love to explore the innovative and interactive displays or watch an IMAX film. Enjoy a sunny day at David A. Balfour Park – this 20 hectare area features ornamental fountains, a gated garden, children’s playground and reflecting pools.

Where to go in Toronto

If you want to shop for days, go to…

…North York, Toronto

Why visit: This location is extremely accessible for both drivers and commuters, as it’s in close proximity to Highways 400, 401 and 404, as well as multiple TTC subway stations. It also offers plenty of the perks of downtown without the congestion.

Bayview Village is the area’s premier shopping destination. It features a variety of brand name retailers like the Gap and Brooks Brothers, as well as sophisticated boutiques. There are plenty of places to grab a delicious treat from while taking a break from splurging, including Oliver and Bonacini Cafe and Grill and Aroma Espresso Bar.

Where to go in Toronto

Honourable Mentions:

Other large shopping malls in the GTA include Square One in Mississauga and Promenade Shopping Centre, which is in close proximity to Markham. Each of these GTA neighbourhoods offer plenty of other attractions suitable for all types of short term or long term visitors.

We can’t miss downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District. Visit the TIFF Bell Lightbox to catch a screening of a critically-acclaimed movie or head to the Royal Alexandra Theatre for a breathtaking live performance.

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With furnished apartments throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Mary-am Suites offers a comfortable and convenient place to stay for all visitors. Securing a furnished rental apartment in Toronto or anywhere else in the Greater Toronto Area, with a fully-equipped kitchen, allows for a hassle-free trip and significant cost savings. Plus, each building of short term furnished apartments is situated near highways, subway lines, bus routes and in close proximity to attractions, eateries and retailers.

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