Why you should travel to Toronto in 2019
By Simon Duncan on January 21, 2019
Toronto was recently named one of National Geographic’s best destinations for 2019, so if you’ve been considering traveling to Toronto, you’d be wise to head there as soon as you can.
You can easily find cheap flights to Toronto online, so if you’re ready to plan a trip, here are a few reasons to travel to Toronto in 2019:
Close to half of the residents in Toronto are immigrants, and you’ll hear more than 200 languages in the city. This means that you’ll find multicultural energy everywhere you go here, and the food is out of this world. Check out restaurants like Kojin, which is where you’ll find dishes inspired by Columbia and sourced from Ontario. With more than 140 neighborhoods to explore, you’ll never get bored in this diverse city. Be sure to wander through Old Chinatown, which is one of North America’s largest Chinatowns. You’ll hear plenty of Cantonese here, although the recent influx in families from Vietnam and Thailand has contributed to this amazing melting pot of culture.
Toronto boasts some incredible food from all over the world. Check out Market 707, where delicious street food is served out of repurposed shipping containers. This is the best place to find poutine, which involves layers of fries, brown gravy and cheese curds. Market 707 is home to Nom Nom Nom, which is arguably the best place to find authentic poutine- you can even find a vegan dish here too. Market 707 includes foods from regions around the world, along with sweet options like macarons and bubble tea.
Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world, and tourists are truly welcomed here. Toronto is no different, and you’ll never be lost for long if you ask for directions here, and don’t be surprised if the locals give you inside tips on the best places to visit and the best restaurants to try.
While you can see Niagara Falls from the United States, everyone knows the best views are found on the Canadian side. You can easily take a day trip from Toronto by bus, or rent a car and take a road trip. Toronto Harbor is also well worth a visit, and you’ll be able to see views of the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario from the shore. You can also take a cruise or go sailing or kayaking if you’re feeling adventurous.