This year’s International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) annual conference—Knowledge, Diversity, Equity: Global Access to Skilled Lactation Care—will be held 19-22 July 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel & Towers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
While you are enjoying the speakers and connecting with the ILCA community, we know you will also want to take time to explore all that Toronto has to offer.
We’ve assembled a list of some of the top attractions in Toronto. We hope you will share with us in the comments some of your favorite things to do in the area.
- St. Lawrence Market: Part farmer’s market, part artisan fair, part cultural exhibition space, part office building, the St. Lawrence Market is a must-see for any Toronto visitor.
- Casa Loma: A castle? In Toronto? Yes! This European-style castle and former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful five-acre estate gardens.
- Royal Ontario Museum: This family-friendly art and natural history museum has a diverse collection unlike any place else. Paintings, sculpture, glass works, folk art, and textiles on the one hand; dinosaurs, Cenozoic mammals, rocks and minerals, and mummies on the other.
- CN Tower: Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the CN Tower offers awe-inspiring engineering and one amazing view. See Toronto from on high, or make an evening of it and dine at the Tower’s famous 360 Restaurant—1150 feet above the city.
- Toronto Islands: Slip away from the city for bit and take a ferry out to one or more of the Toronto Islands, a short ride from the city center. The islands are a great place for a family picnic, amusement park rides, lounging on the beach, or renting a kayak or bicycle for more exploring.
- Distillery District: Wander the historic Distillery District. Once the home of Canada’s largest distiller, this pedestrian-only neighborhood is a blend of old and new. Victorian buildings and carriage roads are the setting for contemporary cafes, art galleries, and performance spaces.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: 135,000 square-feet, more than 1.5 million gallons of water, 16,000 aquatic animals, 100 species of fish—right downtown.
- Harbourfront Centre: A 10-acre public trust born of a former warehouse district, now a thriving neighborhood and cultural hub along the shore of Lake Ontario.
- Ontario Science Centre: About 8 miles from downtown, children and adults can explore hundreds of educational exhibits related to science and technology. The facility also includes a planetarium and IMAX theater.
- Hockey Hall of Fame: We HAD to include it! A museum and entertainment destination like no other, a trip to Toronto is not complete without at least a small dose of this iconic sport. Just think what your friends will say when you tell them you’ve seen the original Stanley Cup!
We can’t wait to share with you all Toronto has to offer at #ILCA17!