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Torontomarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker is known for its many attractions. Some of these attractions are notable worldwide.

In Toronto

Main Attractions

  • Canadian National Tower
Toronto's most famous landmark is the CN Towermarker, a 553 metre- (1,815 foot-) tall steel and concrete transmission tower and observation deck which is the second tallest freestanding structure in the world. But it is now regognized that the CN Tower is the tallest free-standing tower in the world.

  • Sports stadia
The Rogers Centremarker (formerly SkyDome) is the world's first sporting arena to feature a fully retractable roof. It is currently home to the Toronto Blue Jays (baseball) and the Toronto Argonauts (Canadian football). Nearby, the Air Canada Centremarker is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs (ice hockey), the Toronto Raptors (basketball), and the Toronto Rock (box lacrosse). It was built to replace the legendary Maple Leaf Gardensmarker. Additionally, there is BMO Fieldmarker, which the home to the MLS team Toronto FC (association football).

  • City Hall
Toronto's City Hallmarker is one of the city's most distinctive landmarks. Built to replace its predecessor — now known simply as Old City Hallmarker — its modernist style still impresses today (it has been used as a backdrop in American films to depict a city of the future). Directly in front of City Hall is Nathan Phillips Squaremarker, a public space that frequently houses concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, and other public events. It is also the site of a reflecting pool that, during the winter, becomes a popular skating rink.

  • Yonge-Dundas Square
Yonge-Dundas Squaremarker is the city's newest and flashiest public square, located across the street from the Toronto Eaton Centremarker, a large, popular shopping mall long enough to have Toronto Transit Commission subway stops at both the northern and southern ends of the mall. Another upscale shopping mall with subway access is the Yorkdale Shopping Centremarker, although this mall sits outside of the city centre at the intersection of two highways, Allen Road and the 401. Queen's Parkmarker, an historic scenic park and public space, surrounds Ontariomarker's Legislative Assembly.

  • The Toronto Islands
The Toronto Islandsmarker form part of the largest car-free urban community in North America. Accessible by ferry, "the Islands" include a public park and a children's amusement park, Centrevillemarker. The city has several large forested urban parks, the best known being High Parkmarker to the west of downtown. The city is crisscrossed by a network of ravines that have remained almost wholly undeveloped. The Martin M. Goodman trail also traverses the entire lakeshore from one end of the city to the other, a section of this trail runs as a Boardwalk through the Beaches area, from Ashbridges Bay to Victoria Park Avenue. The Scarborough Bluffsmarker are majestic cliffs along much of Scarboroughmarker's shores.

  • Toronto's oldest cathedrals
The Roman Catholic St. Michael's Cathedralmarker and the Anglican St. James' Cathedralmarker are both on Church Street.

  • The Distillery District
The Distillery Districtmarker is a collection of old and restored industrial buildings from the 19th century which now feature artworks and historical artifacts from Toronto's early industrial past.

  • Casa Loma
Casa Lomamarker, Spanish for "Hill House", is a castle overlooking downtown Toronto, it is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

Other Popular Attractions

Theatre is a big draw to the city as well with many theatre festivals and eclectic blend of small, medium and large scale productions going on at any given time. Recent large-scale productions to play Toronto include national tours of Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spelling Bee, My Fair Lady and Happy Days. Jersey Boys is the current big hit in the city beginning as a tour and transforming into a sit-down production with a mostly Canadian cast due to audience demand.

Outside Toronto

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