Greater Toronto

The area surrounding the city proper has expanded rapidly in the last few decades, with suburban bedroom communities popping up around the urban fringe, engulfing fertile farmland. While highway development ensures convenient access to the many sites outside the city, roads can be extremely crowded at rush hour, and it is a good idea to plan excursions for off-peak times. Many delightful parks and natural areas lie just outside the city, along with spacious beaches. Toronto Zoo, set in the huge wilderness area of Rouge Park on the eastern edge of the city, is a delightful place to spend a day, as is, for family thrills, Canada’s Wonderland. Several historic attractions, such as Black Creek Pioneer Village, where costumed guides ...

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