Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the 4th largest in North America. It is the capital of the province of Ontario and is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, forming part of the border between Canada and the United States. While English is widely spoken, the city is home to over 100 different langauges from Mandarin to Tamil, Italian and Farsi.
Whether it’s the adventure of discovering iconic landmarks or the thrill of a world-class theme park Shangri-La’s curated experiences of attractions get you out of your comfort zone and into the realm of unforgettable travel memories.
Whether it’s wandering some of the world’s greatest museums, exploring cutting-edge galleries and traditional artisan houses, or watching the latest blockbuster at a film festival, we have our finger on the pulse of all the hottest cultural happenings.
From a simple walk in the park to exploring dramatic natural scenery, we’ve got nature-lovers covered. Escape to a private island, ride a horse at golden hour, kayak beneath towering cliffs, or simply soak it all up on one of our sandy beaches. Nature never felt so good.
Approximately 90 minutes from Toronto is Canada’s most accessible natural wonder, Niagara Falls. This thriving tourist hotspot attracts thrill-seekers and romantics alike. Here you can explore the town of Niagara, and its acres of scenic terrain while tasting your way through the simple goodness of Ontario orchards and award-winning wineries.
The Toronto Islands are a chain of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario. Home to the large no-car urban community in North America, Toronto Islands are a popular recreational area for bicycling, rollerblading, water sports, beach volleyball and beautiful views of Toronto.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Located at the western tip of Lake Ontario, Royal Botanical Gardens contain four distinct gardens with 1100 hectares of nature reserve. The ever-changing seasons, blooms, and natural phenomenon make each visit a new experience. Explore and enjoy the many historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, and the 27 km of nature trails.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Towering cedars have been dwelling on the peninsula’s massive cliffs for centuries and still appear to stand as a part of a wild and untouched Canadian gem. From the Georgian Bay’s crystalline waters to the limestone barrens and deep forests, the Bruce offers visitors the chance to delve into nature’s breathtaking beauty.
If your holiday isn’t complete without a little retail therapy, Shangri-La has you covered. We’ve scoured Toronto to find the best shopping experiences, from high-end boutiques to the high street, hidden gems at one-of-one shoppes, private ateliers and bustling markets.
Bloor Street in Yorkville
Recognized internationally as one of the top ten shopping destinations, Bloor Street in Yorkville is often compared to other acclaimed shopping streets such as Fifth Avenue in New York, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Bloor Street is Canada’s fashion Mecca where fashion aficionados can explore luxury shops, well-curated department stores and one-of-a-kind contemporary boutiques.
The Toronto Eaton Centre
The Toronto Eaton Centre is a premiere shopping destination that houses more than 250 restaurants, retailers, and services. Locally known as the Eaton Centre, this shopping mall spans 2,167,000 square feet and is a hub of activity. Explore offerings from Canadian-based stores such as Indigo Books and Roots, as well as global brands like Apple and H&M.
Breeze through the tried-and-true retailers on Queen Street and Spadina that are clustered around the intersection. Continue west past the bead and textile shops that line Queen until Bathurst Street, where the neighbourhood gets a little more eclectic. Here, upscale interior design shops and clothing boutiques grow higher in number.
The Hudson's Bay Company
Canada's longest running department store and North America's oldest company, the flagship Hudson's Bay Queen Street store is housed in a historical building comprised of eight floors. Visit the HBC Stripes shop on the lower level to take a piece of Canadian history home with you.