Discover the best of downtown Toronto
Standing proudly on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. The name Toronto is derived from the Iroquois word “tkaronto,” meaning “place where trees stand in the water.” Toronto was incorporated as a city in 1834.
By 1912, Toronto was coming into its own economically and the city saw the founding of the Royal Ontario Museum. However it was not until the mid ‘70s that Toronto’s population grew past Montreal’s to cement the city’s status as Canada’s most culturally and economically significant city.
Today’s Toronto is a vibrant, multicultural city with favorable living conditions, a prosperous economy and a strong theatre and the performing arts community. Every year millions of visitors flock Toronto to enjoy the parks, arts, scenery and attractions, such as the annual Toronto International Film Festival, the most successful public film festival in the world. In addition to these annual festivals and events, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto hotel will also find themselves near the Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, TIFF Bell Lightbox and many other attractions.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is located near the Eaton Centre – the largest shopping mall in downtown featuring over 230 retailers, services and restaurants. Guests can also take advantage of our luxury hotel’s proximity to the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere and a true Toronto tourist attraction. Let us assist you in planning your outing around downtown.
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