Your flight to Toronto – the Canadian economic centre
Enjoy your flight to Toronto with Lufthansa and be prepared to enjoy the Canadian way of life. Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and the economic and financial centre of the country as well. A couple of times during its history it was also the capital of colonial Canada, and still is the capital of the province of Ontario. The location at Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, had some impact on the development of the lively city. The good connection by water made the trade with half of the US possible, and the Saint Lawrence River is a perfect connection to the Atlantic and the rest of the world. Many parks, beaches and marinas along the waterfront result in a high recreational value for the inhabitants of Toronto. The best example are the Toronto Islands, with parks, beaches, the Centreville Amusement Park and areas for picnic and BBQ.
See Canada at its most typical in TorontoThe harbour quarter is reinventing itself as another recreational area, with beaches, bicycle lanes and broad boulevards along the waterfront. The most famous landmark of Toronto is the 1800 feet high CN Tower, from up there you can see the whole Lake Ontario on a clear day. On the other side of the lake are the famous Niagara Falls that you can visit with a boat tour from Ontario’s harbour. For friends of art the Art Gallery of Ontario is the best address in town. A great place to explore is the Distillery District, where gigantic industrial distilleries produced alcohol in massive amounts. Today it is a car-free zone full of galleries, pubs, cafés and restaurants in the middle of Victorian industrial architecture.
The Canadian Way of LifeYou can spend days in the Royal Ontario Museum, called ROM by the locals. The Museum of natural and cultural history is not only famous for its great collection, but also for its courageous architecture. Toronto has many buildings by famous architects like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Norman Foster or the Toronto-born Frank Gehry. Entirely different is the Casa Loma, a romanticized castle built for the millionaire Sir Henry Pellatt in 1914, who lived there for only nine years. It became a hotel and after that a museum. It is still the most visited tourist attraction of Toronto. The surrounding area of Toronto is a great skiing area with modern infrastructure, where winter sport enthusiast are finding excellent conditions. In summer and in winter Toronto can offer something for everybody. Book your Lufthansa flight to Toronto now and find out for yourself what the Canadian megacity feels like!
Information Airport Toronto
- Name: Toronto Pearson International Airport
- IATA Code: YYZ
- Distance to downtown Toronto: 27 km/17 mi
- Transportation: suburban railway (“Union Pearson Express”), regional bus, rented car, taxi
More to see in Toronto
- St. Lawrence Market
- PATH – Underground Pedestrian Walkway
- Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue