Monday, October 30, 2006

Toronto Attractions and Activities for International Students

Toronto Attractions and Activities:

Centreville Amusement Park is nestled in over 600 acres of parkland with over 30 rides and attractions.

Fort York: Reconstructed after the battle, today's Fort York is Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and a designated National Historic Site.

Canada's Walk of Fame Presents the 6th Annual Tribute Gala Honoring Canada's Biggest Stars: Scotty Bowman, Toller Cranston, Jim Elder, Linda Evangelista, Lynn Johnston, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Luc Plamondon, Robbie Robertson, David Steinberg, Shania Twain.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is underway for the summer. The event includes sculpture, painting, original prints, ceramics, glass, metal, wood, fibre, photography and mixed media. The annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition will take place at Nathan Phillips Square

Black Creek Pioneer Village: The restored 19th-century rural Victorian community is located in northwest Toronto. The Village re-creates the past with over 35 carefully restored 1860s shops and homes, interpreters in period dress who help guide you through Canadian history.

CN Tower: The World's Tallest Building and Wonder of the Modern World, offers spectacular views, spell-binding Glass Floor, motion simulator rides, interactive arcade and fantastic shopping. Horizons, located on the Lookout Level, offers casual fare great for kids.

The Toronto Zoo has won the award for "Best Family Outing" in Toronto.Com's first annual poll The Best of T.O.

Royal Ontario Museum Current Exhibits:

Naoko Matsubara donated 177 of her prints to the ROM in 1998.
Library Gallery offers multimedia, specimens and archives.
South Asian Gallery includes wall relief panels, religious sculpture,
illuminated manuscripts, textiles, arms and armour, jewelry and
richly ornamented decorative arts.
Art Deco from 1920s and 1930s France, where this pivotal design
movement of the 20th century was born and reached its height.
Gallery of Korean Art is the largest permanent gallery dedicated to
Korean art and culture spans 8,000 years of Korean history and
cultural achievements.
Gallery of Earth Sciencesis explored in this spectacular new gallery.
Organized into sections that demonstrate the Earth's complex
evolution, the gallery features touchable specimens, interactive
displays, and presentations exploring the phenomena of volcanoes,
earthquakes and meteorites.

Paramount Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premier theme park and features over 200 attractions, more than 60 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.

Toronto Aerospace Museum: The Museum's most ambitious project is the construction of a full-size replica of the magnificent Avro CF-105 Arrow supersonic interceptor that first flew at Toronto's Malton Airport in 1958.

Earth and Space Centre Planatarium: The newest show is entitled Mysteries of the Moon, and it explores the phenomenon of solar and lunar eclipses as well as the phases of the moon. A simulated space ride is included to help understand the relationship between the earth, the moon and the sun.

Allen Gardens Conservatory: Features six greenhouses comprising over 16,000 square feet of colourful seasonal plants which supplement the permanent plant collection. Of botanical importance since 1858 the conservatory boasts the "Palm House" (1910) modeled after similar structures in the United States and England.

Art Gallery of Ontario Gallery: Tours, Exhibits and Courses Family Programs: Off the Wall! For Kids Pop Photography: Objects in Everyday Life 1842-1969.

Tom Thomson: More than 140 of the artists oil sketches, paintings and works on paper, along with works by his contemporaries.

Ontario Place: Visitors will be introduced to several new state-of-the-art interactive attractions and play facilities for kids 3 to 13. Adventure Island is home to the New H20 Generation Station, The Atom Blaster, O.P. Driving School and Micro Kids. These attractions feature colourful, modern designs in totally interactive environments presenting children with unique opportunities to discover and learn while having plenty of fun.

Hockey Hall of Fame: The world's most comprehensive collection of hockey artifacts, displays and memorabilia with state-of-the-art exhibitory and interactive games. Try and stop the pucks of Messier and Gretzky or fire real pucks against a life sized computer-simulated goalie. Have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup.

Ontario Science Centre: Experience over 800 interactive exhibits, daily demonstrations and programs. Visit Ontario's only dome theatre and see a large-format films under the giant IMAX dome screen.

CBC - Tours and Museum: CBC has superb television programs for kids and this is your chance to visit the studios where is all begins.

Harbourfront Centre: An innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides world-renowned programming in the arts and culture for the public. The Centre encompasses several venues on a 10 acre site in the heart of Toronto's waterfront, and programs family entertainment.

The SkyDome: The tour begins with a visit to the renovated museum area and a short film about the construction of the SkyDome. It continues with a 45 minute guided walking tour of areas not usually accessible to the general public.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball: The special group programs include: play baseball softball on the same field; take to the mound, throw a pitch; on Thursday July 31st all summer camp groups of 20 or more are invited to watch the Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; a buffet picnic in the stands and catch all the behind-the-scenes action in the Blue Jays Bullpen

Riverdale Farm: Located within the historic Cabbagetown area, Riverdale Farm replicates a small, turn of the century Ontario farm. Cows, pigs, horses, goats and chicken provide lots of fun and learning opportunities for informal demonstrations including milking, cream separating, egg collecting, sheep shearing and wool spinning.

Toronto Argonauts Football Club: Formed as part of the Argonaut Rowing Club using the double blue colours of Oxford and Cambridge for club members who were rugby football enthusiasts. The Argos celebrate 130 years of history including 14 Grey Cup championships.

Day trips and Tours
Niagara Falls
Thousand Islands
Algonquin Park
Blue Mountain
Bruce Trail
Montreal, Ottawa Quebec City tours

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