In our latest video release, we tour Toronto, Canada. Toronto is the capital city of the Province of Ontario and is the largest city in Canada. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America. Click on the 360/VR video above to take an immersive tour of Toronto. If you are using VR goggles, check out the link on our YouTube channel for best results here.
When flying into Toronto, you will land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport, which is about a 30 minute taxi ride from the City Centre.
Toronto is a bustling metropolis located along the shores of Lake Ontario. There are plenty of things to do and see in Toronto and this video tour will highlight some of those sights. Below is some additional information about the tour stops in the video.
The various stops on the tour are highlighted on the map below with each of the Points Pals logos representing a stop.
Our virtual tour starts at the CN Tower. The CN Tower is 553m (1,815 feet) tall and is the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere. In fact, it held the title of tallest free-standing structure in the world for about 30 years until it was eclipsed by Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The CN Tower has a public lookout which you can visit for a fee to get an incredible view of Toronto and surrounding area. You can also pay a little extra and include a visit to the higher (and much smaller) SkyPod viewing platform, which is one of the highest observation platforms in the world.
Next, we head to Nathan Phillips Square with its iconic Toronto sign. The square is located at Toronto's City Hall and often hosts various community celebrations and special events. If you are visiting in winter, the large water fountain is converted into an outdoor ice rink.
Our next stop is the historic St. Lawrence Market which has been operating since 1803. The market is primarily a food market, with vendors and farmers offering fresh produce, cheese, meat and seafood, but does also include vendors marketing other wares. In 2012, National Geographic rated the market at the world's best food market.
From here, we head to the Hockey Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to the sport of hockey. It is also home to the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup.
We end our tour at Harbour Square Park, a picturesque locale on the waterfront of Lake Ontario.
If you were to take this tour in person, you would walk just under 5 kilometres and it would take just over an hour in walking time, not including the time spent at each site. If you intended to spend some time at each location, we would recommend you plan at least half a day, or closer to a full day if you planned to spend a significant amount of time at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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