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Ontario Travel Guide

Since its start in 1975, Toronto International Film Festival has grown to become one of world’s best, considered by many to be second only to Cannes.

Since leading its first tour in 1966, Butterfield has built a reputation for its active-luxury travel. With the belief that the best way to travel is by bike, foot, or boat, the company now offers more than 100 trips in about 40 countries across the world.

When you tire of stuffy airport smells, a stroll into this meadow-fresh Canadian bath-and-beauty chain does wonders. The products here are made largely from organic fruits and vegetables and are so fresh they often call for refrigeration.

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky captures the world’s industrially changed landscape—orange nickel tailings flowing like lava over Ontario fields, tires piled by the thousands in rural California.

Located in Terminal 1 of Toronto Pearson International Airport, this offshoot of the Colorado-based sweet shop sells a huge selection of handmade chocolates and candies.

Located inside Stephen Bulger Gallery in the Queen Street West arts district, Camera is a small rentable theater with a six-by-eight-foot screen and comfortable stadium seating for up to 50 viewers.

A stones throw from University of Toronto's main campus, Queen's Park is the home of the Ontario Legislature.

This quirky gallery and boutique is known for its offbeat exhibitions and designer home furnishings. Launched in 2007, MOTI was one of the first upmarket shops to put down roots on this once-gritty strip of now-prime downtown real estate in hipster-centric Beaconsfield Village.

Even the weariest luggage schleppers can recharge at :10 Minute Manicure, a chain offering breezy mini-spa treatments at dozens of airports around North America.

Everything you could want for a cozy, tech-supported flight is here—including noise-canceling headphones, hard-sided carry-ons, and cushy neck pillows. Slip your feet into the shop’s leg massagers for a relaxing boost before boarding.

Opened in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was specifically built for opera and ballet performances with an emphasis on outstanding acoustics.

The Royal Ontario Museum, located near Queen’s Park and the University of Toronto, attracts over a million people each year. Opened to the public in 1914, the Neo-Romanesque brick façade received a dazzling—if controversial—upgrade in 2007 with the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this centuries-old indoor market hosts an average of 120 merchants selling everything from fresh produce and artisan cheeses to kitchen accessories and hand-tied flower bouquets.

Canada's biggest airport hosts an average of 32 million passengers, and 400,000 flights per year. Pearson's two terminals, the somewhat confusingly named Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, are connected by the frequently running LINK train.