Toronto: a Multicultural Hub
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Toronto welcomes diversity and encourages international students to study here and gain the best academic and professional experience.
It is a very vibrant city, or you can say a city full of youth… whirling and wandering around the city comprised of bars, exquisite cuisine, play lands and lots of snow!
Travelling was never this easy?
Like all other mega cities, Toronto also faces rush hours and the easiest way to commute is the use of public transport;
1. Drive (taxi, Uber, Lyft)
Drive yourself or take a taxi for your commute within the city. The fare charges may increase in the rush hour traffic.
To reduce the risk of getting stuck in the traffic, rent a bike from Bike Share. You can get a year pass which implies that you can utilize bikes for unlimited trips.
This underground train runs throughout the city and its suburbs costing $3.25 CAD. It has two main lines;
The Bloor-Danforth line (green): takes you from Etobicoke to Scarborough. St. George Station is its halfway point where the UofT is also situated so it an easy option for UofT students.
The University line (yellow) covers the downtown, northbound and southbound. Recently, the train has extended northbound all the way to the suburb of Vaughan..
You can see buses moving around the city. The important thing is that you can track your location and bus schedules via Rocketman app.
You can use streetcars if you are travelling to the downtown area in the rush hours.
MEET THE CULTURE:
Toronto hosts Caribbean Festival known as ‘Caribana’ every year in August. It is the biggest street festival in the entire city comprised of tourists, performances, and food vendors, parades with floats and dancers and music.
The festival takes place in every second week of June at Ontario Place based in Downtown. It offers variety of cuisines and taste of the word. So hangout with your friends and get access to the mouth-eatery eateries.
Taste of the Middle East
In the end of July, city hosts an event offering finest Middle Eastern cuisines. Not only you can taste but also learn the cooking styles and techniques. Other than this, check out distinct and creative art work, listen to music, dance and chill.
Places to visit:
Lake Ontario has the chain of 15 small islands. Grab your glasses and wear joggers to visit the amusement park, lighthouse, beaches and farms.
It is situated in the mid-town Toronto. It is a Gothic style mansion hailed fame as it has become a part of many films and shows. It is great place to take pictures and hang out with friends.
Ontario Science Centre
The must go to spot is located in North East Toronto (Don Mills in North York). It exhibits cool gadgets and shows.
Last but not the least, the elongated structure that can viewed from anywhere in Toronto. Travel up and walk on the glass floor and look down at the city. Have lunch at any of the 360 restaurants at the top of the building.
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