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Greater Toronto Area

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The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is centered on the city of Toronto, in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. It is not legally defined but is used as a catch-all reference, and extends west to include Mississauga and Oakville, and east to include Ajax, Pickering, and Whitby.

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  • Parkwood Estate Gardens (Parkwood National Historic Site), 270 Simcoe Street North (north-west corner of Adelaide and Simcoe Streets, across the street from the Hospital (Lakeridge Health) and the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.), +1 905-433-4311 (, fax: +1 905-721-4765), [1]. The museum is closed Mondays. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5pm.. A grand private estate featuring architectural, landscape and interior designs of the early twentieth century English Arts and Crafts period.


  • Casa Loma, Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens (open May through October). A self-guided digital audio tour in 8 languages (English, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean) is available. Casa Loma is located at One Austin Terrace near the corner of Davenport Rd. and Spadina Ave. www.casaloma.org

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  • The Niagara Region - home to the Falls, the Shaw Theatre, a multitude of wineries, and many other tourist attractions.



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