Toronto is a sensational city. Canada’s ‘secret’ capital: boomtown, show town and financial metropolis, clean, safe and with 5 million inhabitants.
Gigantic skyscrapers and with a frenetic lifestyle, Toronto is where many Canadian banks and multi-national companies have their palatial offices of steel and glass built, in what was once a waterfront wilderness.
The old City Hall was built in 1899 in Victorian style and consists mainly of sandstone. Its Venetian clock tower faces an array of modern skyscrapers and opposite is the futuristic looking new City Hall, a symbol of the city’s cosmopolitan flair.
It’s easy to become disorientated in Toronto’s Underground City. Most of this subterranean complex extends beneath the financial district and is the largest of its type in the world with countless shops, restaurants and subway stations. An endless network of corridors and passages connects these vast shopping centres and offices to the Central Business District.
Since 1975, the city has possessed a unique monument, the Canadian National Tower or the C.N. Tower. At a speed of six metres a second, four external elevators zoom to the top of the building where it takes only 58 seconds to reach the Skypod platform.
The massive Skydome stadium is home to the Blue Jays baseball team. The huge pitch contains 106 rolls of light green turf and is illuminated by more than 700 2,000 watt spotlights. The building is multi-functional and has a movable dome that can be opened and closed as necessary, depending upon the weather.
Niagara Falls, although extremely touristy, is an unforgettable experience. For the adventurous, there are bridges and platforms close to the raging waters. The roar of the mighty torrent can be heard from a great distance while the awe-inspiring view of the waterfalls make it easy to forget the surrounding hustle and bustle of fellow sightseers.
The Indian meeting place of bygone times has been transformed into a huge city that is a true gem among Canada’s other great cities. Toronto is without a doubt the most multicultural city in the world!