Toronto is heaven for ice hockey lovers and if you’re a fan of the speedy sport, chances are you’ll want to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs (www.nhl.com/mapleleafs) - who have won the prestigious Stanley Cup no fewer than 13 times - a National Hockey League game over at the Air Canada Centre.
Even if you aren’t a Toronto Maple Leafs devotee, do head to the Hockey Hall of Fame (www.hhof.com) for an insight into the game that defines Canada. Much more than a sports museum, the Hall of Fame offers something for everyone: the finest collection of hockey artefacts, state-of-the-art games, themed exhibits dedicated to the game’s greatest players, teams and achievements, larger-than-life statues; a replica NHL dressing room; and an unrivalled selection of hockey-related merchandise and memorabilia.
Toronto’s jewel like islands – there are nearly two dozen islands covering 240 hectares – is where locals head when they want to relax, especially during the summer. Islands like Algonquin Island and Ward’s Island are only a short 15 minute ferry ride away from downtown Toronto, but feel like another world and are the perfect place for those who want to experience the great outdoors - or simply escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke for a bit.