Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario. It is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. I had such a great time exploring Toronto, especially with the great weather we had!
HOW TO GET AROUND:
Toronto is an easy city to navigate on foot or by public transit. The bulk of hotels, even those outside the downtown areas, are located near streetcar stops, bus stops or subway stations which can take you to most of the sites and shopping districts you may want to see. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) rates are C$3.00 per person per direction for one continuous ride. You can get a single day pass for $10.75 that you may use as many times as you want. Although driving the city is possible, you may find it easier to park the car in a lot and walk. Especially in downtown areas, traffic can be heavy and slow and the lack of available or reasonably priced parking often makes walking or using transit a better option. Cabs are also easily hailed in the downtown area. There are a variety of different cabs in all sorts of colors, but you will know which ones are available by the lit up sign on the roof of the car. Simply wave one down from the curb. Or use Uber!
Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world that has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by flow rate. Niagara Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Balancing recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.