Most tourists perceive Canada as a cold country, home of ice hockey and maple syrup. Little do they know that this territory is one enormous nature reserve park. Like every country with vast, empty space, Canada has beautiful scenery and many wonderful areas to visit. It comes to no surprise that it is highly ranked among the best countries to live in.
On the northern shores of Lake Iroquois lies Toronto, Ontario, the best example of Canadian tidiness. Ranked among the cleanest cities in the world, it is a global, standard bearer for low air and water pollution. This information is quite shocking if we bear in mind that this city was heavily industrialized in the past. Sturdy, brick buildings are the best reminder of that era. They are spread all over the city center, representing a part of Toronto’s cultural heritage.
Distillery district is one the most noteworthy pedestrian areas that managed to retain the spirit of the old city. Franchises are forbidden here, making this district an excellent place for various minor stores and galleries. The Gooderham and Worts Distillery is among forty best preserved buildings of Victorian Industrial Architecture in the world. One of the most popular bars and lounges in Toronto is situated in a similar brick building. The D.W. Alexander bar, leather and hide shop during the industrial era nowadays is a luxurious establishment that attracts upper class with its exquisite cocktails and atmosphere. This place looks like an old gentlemen club, bringing you back in time. It is a pearl among the clubs, providing you the best entertainment in vicinity.
The entire area around Lake Iroquois has attracted many artists and musicians over the years. Among the many notable museums are The Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Center, Canadian Air and Space Museum, The Bata Shoe Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village. Many of them are modern structures made by Canada’s and world’s most famous architects. Toronto is home to one of the tallest buildings in the world, the CN Tower or Canadian National Tower. As many similar, impressive buildings, it was constructed in order to show the economic power of Canada and the Canadian National Railway. This communication tower is the symbol of the city and it has over 2 million visitors each year. City of Toronto has the only Canadian real sized castle, Casa Loma. Today a museum, it was built by Canadian architect E.J. Lennox for Sir Henry Pellatt. The gothic revival style brought a flavor of Europe to these parts.
Many different structures and architecture make this city very colorful. The mix of European and American style shows us its long history and various stages of development. It is one of the jewels of America and we highly recommend it to anyone.