- Start: Toronto, ON
- End: Toronto, ON
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:37
- Total Mileage: 6 Miles
- Number of stops: 5
Once known for its subdued inhabitants and staid banking business, Toronto has emerged as a vibrant, pulsating city with one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada. In this city once described by Peter Ustinov as "New York run by the Swiss," it is possible to find a variety of immigrant neighborhoods and explore Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, South American, Indian, and Southeast Asian communities. The best place to immerse yourself in several of these exotic cultures at once is at the Kensington Market on Saturday mornings. Bakeries, fish mongers, butcher shops, and vegetable stands overflowing with a variety of wares all vie for your attention. Visitors should also spend time in energetic Chinatown, sampling authentic Chinese cooking at one of the many tiny storefront restaurants. Cultures from around the globe are represented at the Bata Shoe Museum with its spectacular collection of shoes from nearly every country in the world, some dating back over 4,500 years.