We are excited to welcome you to Toronto for WICH 2023! Here are a few must-see destinations while you’re in the capital of Ontario:
Located right beside the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC), the CN Tower is easily the most recognizable landmark in all of Toronto. The Tower dates back to 1976, when it was constructed by the Canadian National railway company (hence the initials CN). Once the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years—until it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2007—the CN Tower currently serves as a communications and observation tower where visitors can take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Toronto.
Art Gallery of Ontario
One of the largest art museums in North America and the second-largest art museum in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) takes up 45,000 square meters (480,000 sq ft) of space. The museum’s history dates 1900, when it was founded as the Art Museum of Toronto before taking on its current name in 1966. Throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries, the AGO has been expanded with additional spaces as well as a growing collection of artworks and artefacts. Today, the museum’s permanent collection houses more than 120,000 works spanning the first century to the present—enough to keep any art or history buff occupied for hours on end!
Take a day trip to the majestic Niagara Falls. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls are located about an hour-and-a-half’s drive away from Toronto. The Falls were formed when melting glaciers formed the Great Lakes some 12,000 years ago. Known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” Niagara Falls also serves as a major source of electricity for Ontario, with a capacity to generate more than 4 million kilowatts of electricity per year.