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Toronto

BrusselsLife Team.

05 Jul 2012, 05:07 Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013, 13:07

International and truly diverse, Toronto, Canada's largest city, offers a unique mix of events. From street festivals to theatrical productions, this city has something for everyone all year round. From cosmopolitan chic to country charm, Toronto's neighbourhoods offer an eclectic mix of architecture, food and shopping. This vast cultural diversity creates a worldly experience for visitors.

Discover a city that pulses with liberating energy, passion and possibilities. Toronto offers a world of arts, culture and vivacious nightlife. Our city is the cultural cosmopolitan heart of Canada, with almost five million inhabitants in the Greater Toronto Area, that's called a model metropolis by city planners worldwide. Toronto ranks as the world's fourth best city to experience culture, behind only London, Paris and New York, a new study on globalization has found. We're clean and green, blessed with a lakefront setting and unspoiled parklands, modern and happening and easy to get around.

There's been an infusion of new architecture.

Donald Trump chose Toronto for his first Trump Tower outside the U.S. and Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry redesigned the renowned Art Gallery of Ontario ago.net The crystalline complexity of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum rom is one of the most challenging construction jobs in North America with six new galleries. Dominating the skyline is the CN Tower cntower (as in Canadian National, not CNN), the world's tallest freestanding structure at 1,815 feet, 5 inches. Ride to the top for a view on a clear day across the lake to Buffalo, N.Y. The Space Deck's glass floor observation platform isn't for the squeamish while near the top is 360, a fine-dining revolving restaurant with a sky-high wine cellar.

Toronto is a place to "shop 'til you drop" at the multi-level Toronto Eaton Centre - a tourist attraction in itself - funky Queen West, also known as Soho, the ultra-chic Bloor-Yorkville and the eclectic Beaches. Admire the artwork in dozens of galleries and take in a dazzling performance in this live theatre city. Spend an afternoon at an acclaimed museum - there are 125 of them including one dedicated to footwear, the Bata Shoe Museum batashoemuseum PATH, the "underground city," is a welcome refuge in any type of weather. Toronto is well connected beneath the busy streets with this 27-kilometre (16-mile) underground walkway linking 1,200 shops, hotels, services and dining spots.

It's a city of festivals - more than 1,000 each year - including rave reviews for the Toronto International Film Festival, and a million people turning out the first weekend in August to colourfully celebrate Caribbean culture, along with six fests devoted to jazz. Sports fans can catch major-league action at the Rogers Centre with the retractable roof, and the Air Canada Centre, or check out the Hockey Hall of Fame hhof, while lovers of the arts can spend the evening at the symphony or ballet. Globally inspired tastes characterize dining in Toronto. From upscale gourmet to home-cooked comfort foods, savour the city's unique culinary diversity at any of the over 7,000 restaurants across Toronto's neighbourhoods.

From the luxurious and exclusive to the charming and affordable, Toronto's accommodations are sure to suit everyone. You'll have no trouble finding the perfect place to recharge after your fun-filled days and nights in the city. The Westin Harbor Castle, Toronto is located near major attractions of the city, such as the Air Canada Center, CN Tower and the financial district and theater. The property enjoys easy access to the motorway network and is less than 30 minutes International Airport Lester B. Pearson. This is a set of 977 rooms overlooking Lake Ontario. The hotel combines casual elegance and luxury, with beautifully appointed rooms and a health fitness art.

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