Why travel to Toronto?

Toronto, one of the best cities Ontario has to offer. Toronto is one of the most busiest cities in Canada and is also the business centre of Ontario. Toronto has tons to offer for people travelling, and this blog will point out some of the best aspects Toronto has to offer you!

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Toronto, Ontario

Sports 

Toronto is the home of Canada’s major sports teams for all of the sports Canada can possibly be involved in. They are the home of the:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL Hockey)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (MLB Baseball)
  • Toronto Raptors (NBA Basketball)
  • Toronto FC (MLS Soccer)
  • Toronto Rock (NLL Lacrosse)
  • Toronto Marlies (AHL Hockey)
  • Toronto Argonauts (CFL Football)

All of these teams play in the home of Toronto and have been successful in catching the excitement of many in Ontario, whether it was when the Toronto Maple Leafs made it to the playoffs but lost to Boston in overtime during Game 7, or when it was Jose Bautista’s game-winning home run that stunned the Texas Rangers to win the ALCS Championship. With all the sports teams giving us live entertainment, we sometimes look to find out the history of the sports we enjoy. Toronto has the Hockey Hall of Fame, the hall of fame features all of the greatest player to ever play the game of hockey. The hall of fame also offers some interactive games to get you more involved like target practice and the goaltender simulator. To top off a sports filled city is the Real Sports Bar with 200 tvs and 100-plus beer taps with elevated pub grub. If you are a fan of any major sports, Toronto is definitely a place to go watch Hockey, Basketball, or Baseball.

Main Attractions 

CN Tower

The CN tower is the skyscraper that makes Toronto standout from everywhere else, it’s not just an amazing sight to see, but also a beautiful and romantic area to take your girlfriend or wife. The 360 restaurant offers a Canadian cuisine, Canadian wine, and a fantastic Canadian view. The CN Tower also lets you walk along their glass floor, experience the skypod and also complete the edge walk which lets you walk along the edge of the CN Tower.

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is in the beautiful Rouge Valley, it has over 5000 animals which represents over 500 species. This zoo provides these animals with fantastic care that lets them live long and enriching lives. The Toronto Zoo has over 10km of walking trails and has a discovery zone that features the kid’s zoo. The must see’s of this zoo include the giant panda experience, Tundra Trek, Gorilla Rainforest, and Indomalaya.

Ripley’s Aquarium 

Ripley’s Aquarium. Conserve, Educate, and Inspire. This is the Ripley’s Aquarium slogan they live by. Ripley’s showcases some of the best aquatic animals, and features the longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive activities. The aquarium is located in the heart of Toronto right beside the Rogers Centre and CN Tower.

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland, the amusement park that everyone loves in Ontario. The amusement park that offers some of the greatest roller coasters you can ride on. The Behometh and The Leviathan are the major roller coasters Wonderland offers. The Backlot Stunt Coaster, Dragon Fire, Drop Tower, and Flight Deck are also all very popular rides to checkout while you are there.

Royal Ontario Museum 

The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. This is one of the largest museums in North America and is the largest in Canada and attracts more than one million people per year. The ROM is close to the University of Toronto with the main entrance being on Bloor St. W.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Eaton Centre and Distillery District 

The Eaton Centre and Distillery District are definitely two places to go to when in Toronto. they are great shopping areas that are very different from each other. The Eaton Centre offers a diverse selection of retail stores such as all kinds of clothing retailers, electronic stores, footwear, health and beauty, Jewellery and all kinds of restaurants. The Distillery District offers a fresh urban style, unique home finishings, and mouth-watering treats.

In conclusion, Toronto is a fantastic place to visit, there is so much to do, and this city offers so much for everyone to have a great time.

 

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Why travel to Acton?

Acton, the place I spent my childhood in, where my first job was, and where I met some of the most amazing people.

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Downtown Acton

The Acton Fall Fair

The Acton Fall Fair only comes once a year, and in the Halton region, Acton is considered one of the best towns to host the fair. The fair is usually held on either the first or second weekend of September and runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Saturday is the best day to enjoy the fair as you get the most for your day pass and that day is when all the events are going on such as the tractor events, animal events, and Ms. Acton.

The fair offers some great rides, most of the rides in my personal opinion are made to make you as nauscious as possible. Rides like the Starship 3000, Avalanche, Himalayas, and Strawberries. Other than rides the fair offers your typical carnival games like shooting darts at balloons, shooting the water gun at the target, and throwing ping-pong balls in fish bowls to win a goldfish.

The food there is always great going from an older lady selling her fresh fudge and beer nuts to some of the best fries you will ever have. The Acton Firefighters BBQ is always successful as they make a great burger. Also make sure to check out the $1 candy bag store as there is a wide selection of treats to get your hands on.

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The Cliff Hanger

What to do well in Acton

Acton is the little small town in Halton that everybody forgets about, but they are there and even though Acton is small there is still so much to do and keep you busy with. Activities such as:

  • Leather Town Festivals (Twice a year)
  • The Acton Arena with 3 hockey rinks
  • Skate Park
  • Farmer’s Market’s (Run’s every Thursday in the summer)
  • Fishing in Fairy Lake
  • Prospect Park (Prospect Park offers multiple activities to do such as using the indoor soccer and baseball fields, the tennis and basketball courts, the splash pad and the park itself)

Where to eat

This small town offers a few place to eat like:

The Starlight Café is a great little breakfast restaurant for anyone, it’s a warm comfortable place to sit down have a nice breakfast and start your day off. The Clay Oven is a very nice dinner restaurant. This is a recently opened restaurant that serves indian cuisine and has been very successful since being open.

The Olde Hide House 

The Olde Hide House is what makes Acton amazing. It is what gives Acton the phrase “It’s worth the drive to Acton”. The Olde Hide House has been operating since 1829, when three brothers acquired parts of land from the Canada Company and called the land they owned Adamsville, they then later changed it to Acton when a post office was established in the community.

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The Olde Hide House 

The Olde Hide House is the largest leather store in Canada. They offer amazing leather furniture, jackets, outerwear and more! When in the Halton Region this is a place you need to checkout. Learn More at: http://hidehouse.ca/

In conclusion, Acton is a great little town to visit, whether your coming down for the annual fair or shopping at the largest leather store in Canada.