Toronto Tourism

Languages spoken in the area are English and French, but also Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The local currency is the Canadian Dollar featuring the famous "Loonie" or 1 dollar coin, and also "Toonie" the 2 dollar coin.

The sales tax in Ontario, Canada is now 13% HST or harmonized sales tax on most goods and services. If you take the items with you out of Ontario within 30 days, you can qualify for a RST rebate of 8% (retail sales tax rebate). This applies to many goods purchased (but not services).

You can see the Ontario Ministry of Revenue for further details on claiming your RST rebate.

 

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Tourism Toronto

Downtown Toronto GTA OntarioToronto is the largest city in all of Canada and the capital of Ontario. The population of Toronto is over 2.5 million residents. The GTA or Greater Toronto Area includes surrounding communities and has almost 6 million residents.

Considered the economic capital of Canada, Toronto is a leading entertainment and business centre of Canada. From the annual Toronto Film Festival, countless downtown celebrations, venues and events, quality restaurants and being one of the top financial centres of the world, Toronto attracts many tourists each year from arouund the world.

Toronto's diverse population is made up of people from all around the world and is a leading arrival destination for immigrants to Canada.

Toronto City

There are many tourist attractions in the Toronto area including family destinations such as Ontario Place, the Art Gallery of Ontario, movie theatres, shopping malls including the huge Eaton Centre, heritage sites, spas, wineries and other activities and nightlife.

As a host to pro sports events and arenas, take time out to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame or catch a "Jays" game. Sports are played at the ACC (Air Canada Centre arena) and also Rogers Centre, Ricoh Coliseum and other parks and locales.

The waterfront is a popular tourist destination with cruises to Centre Island, a tour to the top of the CN Tour, or take a day trip to Niagara Falls region to few the spectacular falls.

For the adventurous, there are kayaking tours, horseback riding, helicopter tours, yacht charters, fishing and cruises, and other exciting activities.

For a more laid back visit, there are gardens, parks, museums, restaurants, street events, golf, boat cruises and more.

Toronto is also a great springboard to other Ontario, Canada locations including Niagara Falls, Cottage Country and Blue Mountain Ski Resort.