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Toronto

Dig a bit deeper to discover a rich heritage

Toronto may be a bustling metropolis, but its history is hiding under the gaze the skyscrapers of its downtown.

First and foremost, Toronto has an exceptional collection of museums and galleries available to any visitor. Plan a full day for the Royal Ontario Museum, where the galleries bring together visitors of every age to learn about the natural and human history of Canada and the world.

Hidden downtown is one of the many small museum gems in Toronto – the Textile Museum of Canada. Its spectacular collection of clothing and cloth work reminds us of the importance of textiles from cultures around the world.

To head back in time to the War of 1812, travel south along the waterfront to Fort York. Throughout the summer there are tours and reenactments of what life was like when York was attacked in April 1813.

If you're just passing through Toronto on Highway 401 be sure to stop at Black Creek Pioneer Village, one of Canada's finest examples of living history.

A great place to start is Heritage Toronto. Check out their website for more information about the history of the city and for the latest walking tours of the city. You can also watch our interview with Chief Historian and Associate Director of Heritage Toronto.



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