1 May 2015
Toronto City is the capital of the province of Ontario, one of Canada’s ten provinces, and is the country’s most populous city.
Toronto’s downtown hub has the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The south building of the convention complex on Bremner Boulevard has 34 meetings rooms and exhibit halls and houses Canadian indigenous sculpture, murals and other artwork.
The downtown area also features the city’s most popular attractions like the Rogers Centre, a venue for sports, concerts and other large-scale events since it opened in 1989. Formerly called the SkyDome before being purchased by Rogers Communications, it previously served as home to the Toronto Raptors (National Basketball Association) and the Buffalo Bills (National Football League). Now it is the Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball), Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League) and with occasional matches for Toronto FC which competes for the Major Soccer League. The stadium will be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2015 Pan American Games in July.
Standing 1,815.4-feet high next to the Rogers Centre is the CN (Canadian National) Tower, a communications and observation tower that is the third tallest tower in the world. It is an iconic symbol of Canada and attracts more than two millions visitors every year.
The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada beside the CN Tower showcases the beauty and importance of the aquatic world through several exhibits, galleries, dive shows and interactive opportunities for local and foreign tourists. It has North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more 16,000 aquatic animals.
Another popular attraction in Downtown Toronto is the Roundhouse Park in the former Railway Lands. It is a 17-acre park that features the John Street Roundhouse, a preserved locomotive roundhouse, which is home to the Toronto Railway Museum, Steam Whistle Brewing and Leon’s Furniture.
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