Comfort Inn Toronto Northeast
8330 Woodbine Ave.
Markham, ON L3R 2N8
Phone: (905) 477-6077
Fax: (905) 477-9664
The Markham Civic Centre is an important landmark of the city. Apart from housing the city council offices, this city hall also features a library, wedding hall, a lovely garden and so forth. For booking information and other details, call ahead.
Toogood Park is a lovely public park that features a pond and is home to ducks and geese. You can simply sit on the benches and read a book or enjoy the scenic view.
The Cathedral of the Transfiguration was a splendid church that served the area of Cathedraltown. However, this church closed down and no longer offers religious services; the facade and the overall exteriors make for a beautiful landmark. Currently, the plans for refurbishment and transformation of the cathedral are underway.
The David Dunlap Observatory is an observatory that specializes in astronomy. Coming under the purview of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, this center offers different events and activities that educate general public about astronomy. For more details, check website.
This local park-cum-sports facility attracts sports buffs from all over the State. It features great facilities like skating trail, splash pad, amphitheater and a special area designated for skateboarding. With so many activities and things to do, this park is always abuzz with people.
Plunge into the waters in any season, and enjoy the waves only at The Wave Pool in Richmond Hill. Located at Hopkins Street, this little indoor pool is filled with locals in all the seasons. Dive in to enjoy the waves or have fun on the 160 feet (48.76 meter) twisting water slide. A perfect place to relax and enjoy some warm waters, the Wave Pool is one attraction in this city you just can't miss. Appropriate for people of all ages, its safe, with life jackets and trained life guards being on-site. To know about the hours of operation and admission fees, please call ahead.
Temple Emanu-El is among the few old synagogues of Toronto. It was established in 1960 and since then has been an integral part of the Jewish community. Designed beautifully, the synagogue has numerous attractions. The intricate Arc with Ner Tamid is structured superbly. The Kiddush Room is a peaceful place where Minyans are held. There is a beautiful Biblical Garden just outside the room. This synagogue has two Bimahs facing each other with a round stained glass wall besides it. There is also a spacious Social Hall where functions and events are conducted. Members can also browse through the collection of books at the synagogues library. All in all, it is a magnificent synagogue worth visiting.
The Mel Lastman Square in North York is named for the city's former mayor Lastman, and is nestled in a busy, commercial neighborhood. Featuring a large, artificial pool and a stream, the square is meant for the benefit of the people working in the surrounding offices to sit, relax and maybe have a quiet lunch. Several activities are organized all year, including the farmers market, Canada festivities and such. The site also features an outdoor theater, where music concerts are performed on most of summer evenings.
The land of York Cemetery was bought by the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries back in 1916. It was turned to a cemetery only in 1946. In 1966, a portion of the land was sold to the city of North York. The building a chapel, reception center and the Garden of Remembrance have been restored. The cemetery also offers interments, burials, cremation and a solar and geothermal powered columbrium which is situated in the Garden of Remembrance.
The Bob Hunter Memorial Park is a stretch of green expanse and currently the plans for transforming it in to a lovely outdoor area with hiking trails are underway.
Located on the Lawrence Avenue, the Toronto Botanical Garden began as Toronto Civic Garden Centre. Covering a beautiful landscaped area of 2 hectares (4 acres), the botanical garden comprises of several temporary and permanent, theme-based gardens which are quite popular and definitely worth a visit. The gardens are meant to inform and inspire people into horticulture and several educational programs, camps and tours are offered for all ages.
Edwards Garden, home of the Toronto Botanical Gardens, was an estate garden that showcased annuals, roses and wildflowers. Today, the garden still showcases the flowers and has beautiful wooden arch bridges, waterwheel, walking, hiking and cycling trails that lead to the shores of Ontario. The well maintained lawns and beautiful flower beds make it an ideal place to photograph wedding parties.