Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the largest city in Canada, and boasts a wide array of exciting educational venues and learning opportunities. For a bird’s-eye view of the city (and on clear days, Niagara Falls), a trip up the CN Tower is essential.
Ripley’s Aquarium displays all kinds of marine life, including the unusual jellyfish display and a hands-on experience in the touch tanks with small sharks and stingrays. There are also many top-class museums and galleries to visit. The Royal Ontario Museum features natural history, art and culture displays from around the world. The Art Gallery of Ontario (which is one of the largest museums in North America) is world renowned and its architecture adds to this unique city’s mix of styles. Then there is the extraordinary castle-like Casa Loma, with over 100 rooms (and three dozen bathrooms) that will entrance your students with its decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel and amazing gardens. Toronto also has a vibrant social side, with the latest theatre productions, musicals and concerts. Shoppers are spoilt for choice, from the Toronto Distillery District (a restored historical site, now a trendy retail and entertainment area) to the Eaton Centre Mall and the St Lawrence Market. Being so close to Niagara Falls, a day-trip to this famous landform is a must, and you can be standing on the edge of the Falls in just over an hour. Or why not take a ferry trip from Queen’s Quay Terminal to the Toronto Islands, about a kilometer offshore? There are lovely walks on the islands, as well as the opportunity for rowing, sailing, swimming, and other outdoor activities. In summer, the Toronto Islands are the venue for numerous open-air events. In favorable weather, there is a stunning view of the Toronto skyline. Contact one of our agents today so that we can put together a jam-packed educational itinerary your students will always remember.