Ontario Travel Guide
Located within the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, which adjoins Pearson International Airport's Terminal 3, this small salon has a menu of pampering services for weary travelers. The full treament menu includes everything from hair cuts to facials, even tanning.
Displayed in Terminal 1, this glimmering, double-sided figure was created by local sculptor Harold Town in 1963. Comprised of 60 individual panels of brass, the 8-by-20-foot sculpture is etched with intricate, abstract patterns that resemble cryptic hieroglyphics.
Where It Is: Lake Huron’s icy waters preserve sunken ships for decades with little disturbance. Fathom Five Marine Park, a land and water reserve on Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay at the end of the Bruce Peninsula, is a four-hour drive north of Toronto.
The only Canadian museum dedicated solely to ceramics, the Gardiner showcases a collection of more than 3,000 pieces, ranging from ancient Mayan figurines to 17th-century English Delftware and dynamic contemporary pieces.
Hidden behind a narrow storefront in Little Portugal, this unassuming bar is marked by a large sign that reads Nazare Snack Bar (the building’s previous inhabitant) as well as a discreet chalkboard sign revealing the current name. As such, the clientele is largely limited to in-the-know locals.
This downtown cocktail bar takes its style cues from Manhattan's circa-1950s and -60s cocktail lounges with sleek black booths and wallpaper featuring old magazine covers.
Looking to inspire on-flight creativity? Breeze by the glass display cases here to see the fruits of the Origami Society of Toronto’s labor: airplanes and motorcycles composed of crisply creased paper.
If you need a gift to bring home, forget the maple-leaf key chains—most people would prefer Lindt’s Swiss-made chocolates any day. The best bet: a box of melt-in-your-mouth truffles in flavors like dark chocolate, raspberry, mint, and hazelnut.
Founded by Sara Parisotto and Hamid Samad, Commute Home sells original furniture and home accessories. Located in The Annex neighborhood, the shop has unique items ranging from filament bulb light fixtures to a plaster antique mirror.
Most trips take expert planning, and even more so in the challenging Arctic Circle environment. Trusted by Disney, IMAX, and National Geographic, Arctic Kingdom has built a decade-long reputation for small-group, safari-style wildlife viewing, backed up with expert planning and logistics.
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.