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Perched on the northwest shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto and SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto enjoy four distinct seasons, each with its own draws for travelers. Autumn, though, is a particularly good time to visit, beginning with September, when the Toronto International Film Festival descends on the city. If you’d like to visit during TIFF, book your room at the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star hotel well ahead of time, as it’s close to all event venues and is a perennial favorite with Hollywood A-listers. Late fall is also a lovely time to visit, with Toronto’s trees ablaze in colors and a crispness in the air that’s reminiscent of fall in New England. (Toronto occupies nearly the same latitude as Boston.) This is also when the city starts to decorate for the holidays — look for wreaths and lights to appear on lampposts throughout town.
Toronto enjoys one of the mildest winter climates in Canada, with little snowfall, so it’s possible to enjoy all of its attractions even in its coldest months. Except for the Toronto Islands, perhaps, which are best visited in summer to enjoy boating, beaches and festivals just a 10-minute ferry ride from the city.