Travel: Toronto

In early fall 2010, my mom, dad and I took a getaway trip to Toronto. They wanted to see Niagara Falls and there were several places that I had wanted to visit in Toronto itself. My first impression of Toronto was that it was incredibly clean and that I could probably live there happily. Except for maybe the extreme winters. Below are a few highlights from the trip:

  • CN Tower: We went to the top of the tower and saw 360-degree views of Toronto. It is located next to Skydome and it was strange to look down onto the field while a live baseball game was being played. The tower also featured a small glass floor that you could stand on and look straight down the tower base. A bit unnerving for sure!
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: At the time I was watching a lot of hockey and wanted to see the hall of fame since I was in Toronto. While it didn’t compare to Cooperstown, it was fun to see the history of the game. Also, seeing the Stanley Cup in person was well worth it. I wish I could have touched it.
  • Niagara Falls: This was the second time I visited the falls, the first time about 10 years prior. It never disappoints. Seeing the falls and watching the Maid of the Mist fighting her way against the current is something everyone should see at least once.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum: During the week we were in Toronto, the ROM had on display the terracotta warriors exhibit from China. It was well worth the visit.