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Fortunately, Canada is an exceptionally blessed country that offers attractive destinations for travelers and students. As learning English in Canada becomes increasingly popular, more and more student travelers are looking for cities to study English courses in Canada.
Even compared to other vibrant urban centers like Montreal and Vancouver, Toronto is a very good option. So it goes without saying that there are five things any student traveler shouldn’t miss out on when in Toronto.
1. Take in the scenery from the CN Tower.
This may be something that most language learners have to save money for, but it is definitely worth it. CN Tower is the tallest freestanding building in North America. After taking the elevator to the top, the view of the city in front of you is incredible.
2. Cycling in the Toronto Islands
Anyone who lives and studies in Toronto at any time will reach the beautiful Toronto Islands. Take a short (and beautiful) ferry to Lake Ontario, which is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, walk, or bike.
These islands themselves are forested and cover an area of 230 hectares, making them the largest urban car-free area in North America. Worried about not having a bicycle? Don’t worry: you can find affordable bike rental services on the island.
3. Eat Japanese food on Bloor Street
It may seem strange to suggest that you come to Canada to eat Japanese food, but Toronto is a multicultural place and it is difficult to avoid eating a certain ethnic cuisine. Also, from the perspective of a traveling student taking an English course in Canada, the Japanese cuisine that can be found on Bloor Street (in the center of the city) has an additional advantage, that is, it is very cheap.
4. Explore the bustling Kensington Market
Toronto is a city made up of countless different neighborhoods, and each neighborhood offers something slightly different from the one before it. Yet in the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, few people are as attractive as the shops, stalls, and busy streets that surround Kensington Market.
5. Artistic attack! Art Gallery of Ontario
Canada’s largest art gallery is a veritable cornucopia of fantastic art. When it reopens after being remodeled in early 2009, it will once again give people access to one of the best art collections in North America.
In addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, a place born with culture, is packed with other museums and galleries. Perhaps the most striking of these is the fascinating Royal Ontario Museum (although the absolutely brilliant Ontario Science Center is not far behind!)
Based out of Spadina and College, it’s a great alternative shopping spot, whether it’s for groceries, crafts, or clothing, and an authentic nightlife. All in all, this is one of the most exciting aspects of an incredibly exciting city.