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As the country often referred to as the “Great White North,” Canada’s reputation is as a cold, isolated place filled with very polite people. While Canadian winters can be frigid and the people are nice, spending some time in Canada will quickly show you that there is a lot more to Canada than meets the eye. While Canadians aren’t ones to brag, this third largest country in the world is the source of many of the worlds’ resources, inventions, and famous celebrities. The best way to truly experience this vast nation is to visit, but for now, here are twenty interesting facts about Canada to pique your curiosity.

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2013 brought a restaurant boom to Toronto, and it shows no signs of slowing down this year. Instead, foodies everywhere are celebrating the wide variety of new cuisine springing up all over the country like Filipino, Persian, Malaysian, and Haitian. And with the competition between restaurants heating up, so is the battle for the top locations and chefs. With high quality, original food available all over Toronto at a wide range of prices, dining here never gets boring.  The number of choices can be overwhelming, but these top ten spots for fine dining in Toronto are sure to please. Of course, don’t stop there: try them all and decide your favorites yourself.

 

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For a relatively young city, Toronto has a surprising wealth of history involving gruesome murders, dark prisons, and bloody battles. And while we don’t want to celebrate gruesome murders, those interested in paranormal activity can get excited about the many historically haunted locations Toronto has to offer. With all the old prisons, theater houses, courthouses, and mansions, there is a large variety of spots you may want to check out, but for a quick list of some of the most well-known, here are the top eight haunted destinations for your time in Toronto.

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Considering visiting or moving to Toronto? Well then there’s good news for you because Toronto was just rated the top transit system in the country. Public transportation is an important feature in the quality of the city, and Toronto’s transit system has received some excellent reviews. A Seattle-based company that ranks cities on their “walkability” pronounced Toronto’s Walk Score to be a 79, higher than any other city in the nation. And in 2013, the American Public Transportation Association awarded the Government of Ontario (GO) transit system with the 2013 Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award. Even with an award, the GO transit system has continued to make advances and better the system for its commuters. Apparently authorities agree, the Greater Toronto area is an easy area for both resident and tourist to navigate.

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For some, vacation means sleeping in till noon, lazing at the beach, sunbathing, reading, and sipping iced beverages in tropical locations. But for those with an adventurous spirit, that kind of vacation sounds like torture. For them, vacations should be thrill-seeking, adrenaline-filled, and action-packed. Adventures vacationers may think they need to visit far-flung places on the globe, but in reality, the beautiful landscape of Canada offers a variety of different adventures for every vacation.