Map of Toronto. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Toronto with cities and towns

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Map of Toronto. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Toronto with cities and towns

Toronto

 

From a staid background as a British garrison town incorporated in 1834, Toronto has grown into one of the world's leading cities-a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis where it's possible to travel the globe without ever leaving the city. The Greater Toronto area-composed of Etobicoke, North York, East York, Scarborough, and Toronto-embraces over 80 ethnic groups speaking some 100 languages. More than 5,000 restaurants serve cuisine from every continent.

The choice of galleries, concerts, theaters, sports, museums, family attractions, and nightlife in Toronto is the largest and most diverse in Canada. To feel the city's pulse, take an early Saturday morning trip to the Kensington or the St. Lawrence markets for a global smorgasbord. Visit Fort York or Toronto's castle, Casa Loma, for a sense of the city's pride in its historic roots. A ferry ride to the Toronto Islands offers a tranquil perspective on the bustling city and its famous skyline. The view from the top of the renowned CN Tower will give you an idea of how vast and expansive Toronto really is.

Markham [A2] Despite its buttoned-down image as a business town full of corporate head offices, Markham has a number of fascinating cultural and historical attractions. First settled as a farming town in the 1800s, Markham retains many century-old buildings offering specialty shopping and fine dining. The Markham Museum and Historic Village has 10 hectares of historic buildings, railway cars, and horse-drawn vehicles, circa 1875. Art buffs will want to visit the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery. Varley was a founding member of the Group of Seven, and the gallery exhibits Canadian contemporary and historical art.

Oshawa [A5] Canada's Motor City, Oshawa is synonymous with cars. In 1907, local entrepreneur Robert S. "Colonel Sam" McLaughlin founded McLaughlin Carriage Works, which was later to become General Motors of Canada. In the years to follow GM became the economic engine of Oshawa, the story of which can be seen at the Canadian Automotive Museum and Parkwood, McLaughlin's 55-room mansion. The three 19th-century houses at the Oshawa-Sydenham Museum represent life before the automobile age, and 15 impressive downtown murals depict the history and cultural diversity of the city.

Rouge Park [B3] Created in 1995 in response to concerned citizens' groups, Rouge Park is the largest natural and cultural heritage park within an urban area in North America. Its 4,800 hectares of woodlands, valleys, meadows, and farmland encompass the Rouge River and its tributaries, from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine in the north. Camping is available at the Glen Rouge Campground, the park's three trails-Riverside, Orchard, and Vista-are open year-round, and guided nature trails are available.

Whitby [B4-B5] Incorporated in 1855, Whitby is the oldest town in the Durham region east of Toronto, and has some fine examples of Victorian and Regency buildings, as well as many pleasant parks, golf courses, a marina, and a scenic waterfront trail. Whitby's major tourist draw, however, is Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village. The gardens feature 10 hectares of trees, flowering plants, and over 280 native wild-flowers. The V12 scale miniature village has some 160 contemporary and historical buildings, including a cottage-country area. Don't miss Lynde House, with life-size animated figures portraying life in 1856.

CITY GUIDE

TORONTO ATTRACTIONS

Tower Casa Loma Fort York National Historic Site Black Creek Pioneer Village Mackenzie House Campbell House Colborne Lodge Montgomery's Inn Scarborough Historical Museum Spadina Historic House and Gardens Toronto's First Post Office Toronto Police Museum The Bata Shoe Museum Royal Ontario Museum Art Gallery of Ontario Elgin ft Winter Garden Theatre Royal Alexandra Theatre Pantages Theatre Roy Thomson Hall Kensington Market St. Lawrence Market Ontario Place High Park Toronto Islands Park Scarborough Bluffs Toronto Zoo Ontario Science Centre The Beaches SkyDome Hockey Hall of Fame Woodbine Racetrack

AIRPORT INFORMATION

(905) 676-3000

TRAIN INFORMATION

(416) 366-8411

RADIO STATIONS

CHUM 104.5 FM CFRB 1010 AM

ROAD CONDITIONS

(416) 599-9090

TOURISM OFFICE

Queen's Quay Terminal (416) 203-2500 1-800-499-2514

TOURISM WEB SITE

www.toronto.com/ Toronto/Tourismjoronto

 

Map of Toronto. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Toronto with cities and towns