Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport
This all-suite hotel makes it easy to get in and out of Toronto, thanks to a free 24-hour shuttle that takes guests to and from Pearson International Airport. It makes a convenient jumping-off point for travelers venturing outside of Toronto. Some of this deal’s options come with 10 days of parking, so you can leave your car close to the airport, spend the night in a spacious suite, and jump on the free shuttle the next morning to catch a flight out.
- Guest rooms have separate living and sleeping areas, pullout couches, free WiFi, and single-cup coffeemakers.
- Dine fireside at the onsite Fox Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is available as well.
- Walk to restaurants serving American, Chinese, and Japanese fare.
Toronto, Ontario: Scenic Trails, Boutique Shopping, and the Hockey Hall of Fame
Toronto is known as a wonderful walking city, with a sprawling network of eclectic neighborhoods and miles of waterside parkland. Set on the shores of Lake Ontario, the city’s scenic hiking and walking trails wind along the harbor front. From there, a northerly stroll takes you to the Fashion District, where warehouses and old factories that sat empty for years now house upscale restaurants, galleries, and cutting-edge boutiques. A bit farther north lies Kensington Market, a bohemian village rife with vintage shops and organic-food markets.
Toronto may be home to Canada’s best collection of museums. Hockey is a national pastime, so it makes sense that the Hockey Hall of Fame is here. Its interactive Pepsi Shut Out exhibit challenges goaltender wannabes to stop a slap shot against a virtual Wayne Gretzky. The Hall of Fame’s centerpiece is the hallowed Esso Great Hall, home to the Stanley Cup and portraits of all 375 inductees. Science buffs can stop at the Ontario Science Centre, where you can watch an IMAX film, delve into space at the planetarium, or touch a plasma ball at the Science Arcade.
The Art Gallery of Ontario exhibits an astounding collection of work from Canadian artists and European masters in a Frank Gehry–designed building that centers on a circular floating staircase. Toronto is also known as a city of gardens, and you’ll find one of its best, the Toronto Music Garden, stretched out along the waterfront. Designed in part by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Music Garden translates the music of Bach through beautiful landscaped installations, including a winding river and giant grass steps.