a city of new suburbs and a well-preserved downtown.

Burlington (Ontario)

beautiful growing city and popular with tourists. Home of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada's largest botanical garden.

Hamilton (Ontario)

a port city on the edge of the Greater Toronto Area with a reputation for manufacturing and industry, but also notable for health sciences, and a growing arts and film sector.


the city immediately west of Toronto, includes several generations of suburban housing centered around historic villages, with a dense residential and retail-focused City Centre.

Niagara Falls (Ontario)

a smaller city on the Canadian-U.S. border overlooking the Niagara Falls, with a downtown-oriented to tourism and hospitality.


named the "Prettiest Town in Canada"

Oakville (Ontario)

a growing town with a relatively young population, with a downtown for high-end shopping and dining, and the closest provincial park to Toronto


Canada's most populous city, and in many ways the heart of the Golden Horseshoe for business, arts, and culture


immediately north of Toronto, one of Canada's fastest growing cities, home to new suburban neighbourhoods, Canada's largest theme park, and one of the region's larger shopping malls

Other destinations

Fort Erie

town in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada



town in Niagara Region, Ontario

Niagara Falls

three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States

Queen Victoria Park

Park in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Journey Behind the Falls

CN Tower

tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada


capital city of the province of Ontario, Canada

Main Street Unionville

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Canada's Wonderland

amusement park in Vaughan, Canada


city in Ontario, Canada

Bruce Trail

hiking trail in southern and central Ontario, Canada

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

White Water Walk

Whirlpool Jet Boats

Fallsview Casino

Ontario Science Centre


guide to

Golden Horseshoe

The Golden Horseshoe is a region in Ontario around Toronto along Lake Ontario.


By bus

The largest bus terminal, the Toronto Coach Terminal (also known as Bay Street Terminal or the Metro Toronto Coach Terminal), is used for intercity coach travel and is served by Greyhound, Megabus, New York Trailways, and Ontario Northland. Some cities have smaller stops or stations also served by these carriers on routes to Toronto.

By train

Passenger trains in the area run into and out of Toronto Union Station. Domestic service across Canada is provided by VIA Rail. VIA Rail also serves stations elsewhere in the region, including Brampton, Burlington, Georgetown, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, Oakville, and Oshawa.

By car

Although traffic can be heavy, there are several major highways through the region. Highway 401 serves Windsor and Detroit in the west, and Montreal in the east. Highway 400 connects to highways serving Northern Ontario. The QEW serves Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

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