Author: Sean Keener

Toronto, Canada

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Budget Scale: 1-5

1-least expensive; 5-most expensive
4– Canada’s largest city is not going to be kind on the pocketbook. While it’s possible to exercise some cost-cutting measures, traveling here won’t be cheap.

Indie Travel Scale: 1-5

1-not a good Indie Travel destination; 5-a great Indie Travel destination
3– There are plenty of ways to have an indie travel experience in Toronto as it is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.
Indie Travel Tips

  • After New York City and Mexico City, Toronto has the most heavily used public transit system in North America, making it easy and efficient to get around without having your own wheels.
  • Start walking. Toronto is filled with a plethora of amazing neighborhoods and parks, so just getting out and wandering will give you a great feel for the city, plus it’s free!
  • You don’t typically think of beaches when you think of Canada, but Toronto has several nice ones on the shores of Lake Ontario.
  • Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and head to The Toronto Islands.
  • Explore some of Toronto’s many ethnic neighborhoods like Little Italy, Portugal Village, Chinatown, Little India, or Koreatown.
  • Toronto is just as diverse as New York City and San Francisco when it comes to restaurants, but you can actually eat for much cheaper.

Why you should add Toronto to your RTW travel list

  • Play “spot the local” in the world’s most diverse city
  • Eat food from a different ethnic neighbourhood every day
  • Take a day trip to Niagara Falls
  • Check out the great views from the top of the CN Tower
  • Understand why Canadians love hockey at the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the world’s premier festivals for film premieres
  • Watch the Monarch butterfly migration in Point Pelee National Park
  • Plan your walk along the 800km Bruce Trail

Why you should not add Toronto to your RTW travel list

  • Winters can be really brutal here in Toronto.

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