Things to do in Scarborough
Your family loves animals? Here you will encounter wild, native animals from Scarborough ON as well as exotic creatures from everywhere.
If you visit Toronto Zoo with 5000 animals and more than 460 species, you should take a whole day into account. Toronto’s newest attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, which houses a treadmill that runs through a transparent tunnel. Other attractions include a tropical reef basin and more than 45 interactive exhibitions.
In Niagara Falls you can get close to butterflies at Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory, watch our spring-loaded friends in the Bird Kingdom and see beluga whales, killer whales and dolphins in Marine Land.
Visit the wolf centre in Haliburton Forest to watch a pack of wolves move freely in a six-hectare facility, one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Go on an African Lion Safari near Hamilton and watch the animals move freely. Moose and bison are close at hand at the Cedar Meadows Resort near Timmins in northern Ontario.
The Royal Botanical Gardens, one of Canada’s largest botanical gardens, is an interactive museum rich in wild and cultivated landscape and flora.
Toronto, Ontario, is an exciting and vibrant metropolis, with lush green spaces, loosened up by a series of rivers and streams, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Despite its size, Toronto is a clean and safe city, with a friendly population and a moderate climate. The city of Toronto was named after a Huron Indian word meaning “meeting place.
Toronto is not only the largest city in Canada, but also the country’s financial center and capital of Ontario Province.
In fact, Toronto is Canada’s center for business and industry, just as it is the country’s cultural center with its exciting festivals, events, theaters, restaurants, nightclubs, and numerous tourist attractions.
The city of Toronto and the surrounding suburbs merged in 1998 to form the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, commonly known as the Metro. Metro consists of the cities of Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, York and the Borough of East York, with the city of Toronto in the center.
Toronto never sleeps. During the day, Toronto is one of North America’s largest financial centers and the position of the Toronto Stock Exchange, North America’s second largest stock exchange, in terms of trading volume and dollar values traded. After Detroit, USA, the Toronto region is the second largest center of North America’s automotive industry. After New York and Los Angeles, Toronto is North America’s third largest center for film and television production. At night, Toronto becomes the hub of entertainment and art. Within the English-speaking world, Toronto is the third largest center for live theatre after London and New York. The city’s commercial theater scene offers an average of 50 different productions per month.
The city’s diverse art scene is enriched by a variety of galleries and exhibition spaces. Some of Canada’s most interesting attractions can be found here. The CN Tower, Eaton Centre, Yonge Street, Toronto’s Underground City, Toronto Island and many other attractions are waiting to be discovered by you.
Toronto is located right on Lake Ontario and is a waterfront city with its own idyllic islands. The islands are a paradise for Toronto’s citizens and visitors alike who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. The islands offer one of the most spectacular views of the city’s impressive skyline. The oldest building in the city, located in its original place, is the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, located on one of the islands.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city with a population of 4.2 million.
Toronto is North America’s fifth largest city after Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
A quarter of Canada’s total population lives within a 160 km radius of the city of Toronto.
Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures.
Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada.
Toronto is located at 172 m above sea level.
The 12 major languages in Toronto are: English, Cantonese, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Tagalog, Punjabi and Ukrainian.
At 553 m, the CN Tower is the tallest free-standing building in the world.
Toronto’s main street, Yonge Street, is with 1.900 km the longest street in the world.
Toronto is easy to reach by air, road and rail. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is one of the world’s top 25 airports in terms of passenger and air traffic. The airport is located about 24 km northwest of the city centre in the Malton district.
Further information can be found on the Pearson International Airport website.
The station is located at 65 Front St. W. (between Bay and York Street), at the southern end of the city. There are daily trips to and from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Windsor.
As easy as it is to reach Toronto by car, it is difficult to find a parking space. This can be an expensive experience. Highway 401 goes southwest to Detroit and northeast to Kingston. Highway 400 takes you north to Barrie. The QEW leads south to Niagara Falls.