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Ontario Travel Guide

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.

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.