Why It's Worth It

It’s tempting to think Toronto, Canada’s economic powerhouse, is all work and no play. But the nation’s most populous city is also a top place to have fun. Vast green spaces, including a gorgeous waterfront, earn Toronto the moniker “city within a park.” The city’s energetic spirit also fuels hopping nightlife, sophisticated shopping, eclectic restaurants, and teams in virtually every professional sport. Don’t miss the thriving arts scene—including theater, concerts, galleries, and red-carpet film festivals. —Michele Peterson