Oakville - Toronto
Toronto is Canada's largest city. Toronto was formerly known as York. Long ago it was called "Kanadario" by the Iroquois which means "sparkling water". From Oakville to Toronto it usually takes about half an hour on the QEW highway which then merges into the Gardiner Expressway.
Toronto has over 32,200 hotel rooms and a host of attractions including the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre home of the Toronto Raptors Basketball and Maple Leafs Hockey teams. The Toronto Zoo is also a popular diversion as is Ontario Place and the Harbourfront. From the city skyscrapers to professional sports, live theatre and sumptuous dining experiences, there is something for everyone in and around Toronto.
More cultural things to do include a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario. There are also plenty of theatres, department stores, ethnic markets and restaurants.
Only a 10 minute ferry ride are the Toronto islands offering a panoramic view of the city skyline, parkland for barbeques and picnics, boat rentals, bicycle paths and an amusement park.
The St. Lawrence Market is considered one of the finest food markets in the world located in the historic Old Town Toronto neighborhood at Front and Jarvis Streets.
The GTA is a golf destination also with over 200 golf courses located within a one hour drive from downtown Toronto.
Connect to Downtown Toronto from Glen Abbey and the suburbs with the GO Train or take the QEW Highway to the Gardiner Expressway and into downtown Toronto.
Niagara Falls is a popular day trip from downtown Toronto or from Lester Pearson airport. A Niagara Falls day tour is not complete without boarding the Maid of the Mist boat to the foot of the falls.
Also visit the wine region of Niagara and enjoy your day!