Get a taste for Toronto

Rainbow and tourist boat at Niagara Falls

THERE’S no city quite like Toronto.

No other place has quite the same mix of culture, style and energy – this is New York without the aggro. Warm, welcoming, and very, very polite.

Toronto is renowned for its diverse mix of more than 100 different cultures, arts, shopping, cuisine and more. This cosmopolitan city has something to tempt all types of travellers from foodies to culture vultures to shopaholics, and is the perfect destination for an all-encompassing city break this winter with flights direct from Glasgow with Canadian Affair.

Toronto is perhaps best known for its arts scene and richness of culture, attracting visitors in their masses each year for events such as the International Festival of Authors from October 24 –November 3.

Visitors can watch the dancers from the National Ballet of Canada perform at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, or listen to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall. The city is also recognised for its variety of museums and galleries, ranging from classical exhibitions to quirky modern art shows.

SHOPPING IN TORONTO

Sometimes cited as Canada’s answer to New York, Toronto is home to a world-class shopping scene, with a huge choice of markets, boutiques and malls where shoppers can indulge in the latest international fashions or unique vintage styles on offer.

Popular spots include the enormous Eaton Centre and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, housing over 200 and 240 retailers respectively. For those seeking a high-end shopping experience, the trendy boutiques at Bloor-Yorkville are stocked full of international and Canadian designers, whilst the thriving vintage scene in Kensington Market is popular with a younger crowd.

EATING OUT IN TORONTO

Toronto is home to different cuisines from across the world such as Thai, Greek and Portuguese to name but a few. From gourmet restaurants to casual eateries, Toronto has countless dining options from the 360 Restaurant at the top of the CN tower, Toronto’s most famous landmark boasting spectacular views, to the Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine in the heart of mid-town Toronto.

HEAD FOR THE FALLS

Situated less than two hours from Toronto, stunning Niagara Falls is one of the world’s finest natural wonders. Visitors can experience the majestic Falls by helicopter or boat, whilst the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Niagara region is home to some of Canada’s best wineries.

HOW TO MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY

Canadian Affair offers a weekly non-stop flight from Glasgow to Toronto, with fares from just £418 per person. It also offers tailor made packages, such as the Toronto and Niagara Falls city break from just £729 per person, including return Economy Class flights, five nights in the Sheraton Centre hotel in Toronto and two nights in the Crowne Plaza at Niagara (twin share, room only).

For more information or to book, please visit www.canadianaffair.com or call 0141 223 7517

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