Thursday, 17 December 2009

Toronto Top Destinations Part 2 (Summer)

Most of the following are closed for the winter season but a must-see destinations during summer:

The Beaches or the Beach
The Beaches (also known as "The Beach") is a neighbourhood and popular tourist destination located on the east side of the "Old" City of Toronto. Oh, just looking at the image invites you to take a splash. A relaxing oasis close to the city but a world away in small town atmosphere. It's also a favorite place to roller blade, bike or just take a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk that winds along the lake. You can also browse the many boutiques and eateries that line Queen St East. I heard many celebrities frolick this area. Stargazing, anyone?

African Lion Safari
This is similar to the Night Safari in Singapore where the manner of exhibiting animals is different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.

We can view and photograph unique and rare mammals and birds who are roaming freely, waiting to devour you hahaha joke >>meet you. The Safari Trail takes you through prides of lions, troops of baboons and herds of zebra. You will see big cats, baboons, white rhino, ostrich, aoudad, eland, giraffe and many other exotic and native species.

Ontario Place
Ontario Place is an internationally acclaimed cultural, leisure and entertainment parkland located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The complex extends throughout three man-made islands along the Lake Ontario waterfront.

The following are its attractions; The Forum, pedal boats, a marina, restaurants and the world's first permanent IMAX® theatre, the Cinesphere. I wish to go here in summer.

Centre Island
A short ferry ride will take you to the delightful Centre Island. Also referred to as Toronto Island, it is a great place to take a break from the busy city life. It is a pedestrian-only village that features historic architecture and a number of cafes, pubs, an amusement park, recreation areas, beaches, a yacht club, and restaurants. It is just one of a string of small islands that make up the biggest urban car-free community in North America. Toronto Harbour cruises makes it to my wishlist, I hope to do this someday hahaha.

There are also lots of shopping malls to visit; The Eaton Centre is one and choose from the other malls in around GTA but I guess Vaughan Mills, Yorkdale and the Outlet Malls top the list for fashion and budget-conscious like me.

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