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Old 08-24-2010, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default OT: Going to Toronto - Recommendations?

I'm leaving for TO tmrw night - going to be there for about a week visiting my sister and her fiance (who just recently moved there)

The last time I was in TO was only for a day and a half, and I only got to wander around Queens St. and the Eatons Centre briefly.

What are some awesome places I should visit and see, as well as yummy restaurants I should visit?

I'm probably going to do the hardcore tourist thing and visit the CN Tower, people have also recommended the cdn national exhibition + The Distillery.

Not looking forward to the heat!!


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Old 08-24-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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Having never been to Toronto, I'd suggest you visit Montreal instead.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:48 AM   #3
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:50 AM   #4
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Having never been to Toronto, I'd suggest you visit Montreal instead.
having lived in the toronto area for 5 years, and have never been to montreal before, id suggest the same
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:56 AM   #5
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never been there..but im just waiting for another one of jeff's pie graphs
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:10 AM   #6
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having lived in the toronto area for 5 years, and have never been to montreal before, id suggest the same
It's not really that bad though is it? I mean, I joke that I'd rather just fly the same time and go to NYC, but I suppose I should one day make the trek out to Toronto.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:21 AM   #7
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:05 AM   #8
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Having never been to Toronto, I'd suggest you visit Montreal instead.
I got a life threatening illness from eating dim sum in Toronto, so that's a big -1 from me as well.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:29 AM   #9
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I got a life threatening illness from eating dim sum in Toronto, so that's a big -1 from me as well.

which restaurant was it?! i'll be sure to avoid it...
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:00 AM   #10
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Having lived there for 21 years I say stay in Vancouver

Oh, actually, two words... Canada's Wonderland... seriously.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:40 AM   #11
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which restaurant was it?! i'll be sure to avoid it...
I think it had great wall and or golden wall in it. It's where most of the chinese restaurants are, but not in "china town"

I don't quite remember because an hour or two later I was almost dead lol!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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Niagra on the Lake for a day of winery tours.

I have more but you wouldn't be welcomed there.
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Hockey Hall of fame. How can no one even suggest it???

Walk up or down Younge st, its the longest street in the world? (maybe not, I heard it somewhere, but cool street!)

Go check out the street art, I hear its pretty sick out there.

Check out a burlesque show, I was told thats big in the T.O - so is lots of fashion
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:17 AM   #14
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Explore downtown. Check out Casa Loma. Art Gallery of Ontario. Royal Ontario Museum. Explore the waterfront. See a baseball game.

Stick to the core of the city if you're interested in seeing things that don't resemble suburbia everywhere else on the continent.
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Also, Niagra Falls if you haven't already seen it.
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Niagra on the Lake for a day of winery tours.

I have more but you wouldn't be welcomed there.
The last time I was in the Toronto/Ottawa area, I visited the Peller Estates winery and had lunch there. Not sure if i'll be fitting in another winery visit this time though, would love to!

What are these other places i'm not welcomed at?

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Hockey Hall of fame. How can no one even suggest it???

Walk up or down Younge st, its the longest street in the world? (maybe not, I heard it somewhere, but cool street!)

Go check out the street art, I hear its pretty sick out there.

Check out a burlesque show, I was told thats big in the T.O - so is lots of fashion
Will definitely check out Yonge St., my sister just lives off of Yonge + Eglinton area.

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Explore downtown. Check out Casa Loma. Art Gallery of Ontario. Royal Ontario Museum. Explore the waterfront. See a baseball game.

Stick to the core of the city if you're interested in seeing things that don't resemble suburbia everywhere else on the continent.
Thanks for the recommendations! will look into it!

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Also, Niagra Falls if you haven't already seen it.
I checked it out last time I was there, but I didn't go on the boat tour thingie that brings you right by the falls. Just checked it out from the road
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The C.N.E is still going, unfortunately today is the grill cheese cook off and your going to miss that. Saturday there is a free concert put on by "Webster" in the downtown area if your going to be around there. East coast music festival is sunday and has Ashley MacIssac, family band the Barra MacNeils and singer Jimmy Rankin join forces for an evening of east coast music at the CNE

The CNE Horse Show and Casino is currently underway and this year's highlights include daily shows like Cirque Fantaisiste with fire eaters, acrobats, illusionists, contortionists and more, and the President's Choice SuperDogs Show. Some of the exhibits on hand include the History of Rock 'n' Roll and Canadian Forces Interactive Exhibit. Besides the midway and rides, attractions include The Garden Show, a shopping bazaar, The Farm, HorseCapades, Kid's World Park and more.

Fan Expo Canada 2010Meet comic book creators, anime stars and legends of science fiction is also running. You can dress up like your favorite wookie or princess laya and get some famous ppl to sign your bewbs, or other items you bring to have autographed.
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1. Lie face down on the glass floor at the CN Tower
It looks scary but this two-and-a-half inch thick glass floor can withstand the weight of 14 large hippos. However, looking face down at a 1,122 ft. drop is bound to give you a few butterflies.

2. Sit upstairs at Union Station during rush hour
Rush hour at Union Station is a chaotic affair, with commuters scrambling to catch trains and cramming subway platforms. But while downstairs can feel claustrophobic, the Great Hall’s coffered vault ceilings upstairs offers a reprieve. You can look up and admire the stunning architecture while the chaos goes by around you.

3. Skate at Nathan Phillips Square
A winter visit to Toronto wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto’s city hall. Skate rentals, indoor change rooms and snack bars are on-site.

4. Tour the Steam Whistle Brewery
Tour one of Toronto’s most interesting historic buildings, The Roundhouse, while sampling one of the city’s signature beers. Steam Whistle Brewery tours are $8 to $24 (depending on whether you want to leave with a bottle opener or a 12 pack of beer) and go daily from noon to 6 p.m.

5. Have a hot chocolate at Soma in The Distillery District
Once you try a steaming cup of this rich and creamy hot chocolate, made on the premises from pure, exotic ingredients, you’ll never be able to spoon out the powdery instant stuff again.

6. Do a bike tour of Toronto Island
Tour Toronto’s island oasis on a bicycle. There are several ways to see the car-free island on wheels, like Sights on Bikes where for $40 you get a ferry ride, a two-hour island tour and a chance to explore special spots like the haunted lighthouse at Gibraltar Point.

7. Go shopping at Honest Ed’s
With a sign lit up by 23,000 bulbs, this Toronto landmark is hard to miss. Honest Ed’s has been dishing out deals since 1948 and even claim to be the world’s first true bargain store. Household items are often cheaper than a dollar store and there’s stuff everywhere, so get ready to do some digging.

8. Walk the boardwalk at The Beach
During warm months, the boardwalk (stretching 3 km along Toronto’s lakeshore) is full of skateboarders, volleyballers, bike rider, Rollerbladers, dog walkers, baby pushers, seagulls and joggers. There are swimming pools, a canoe club, lawn bowling, tennis courts and endless benches where you can chill out with an ice cream cone and watch Lake Ontario’s waves come in.

9. Go to Dundas Square
Like it or hate it, it’s worth a visit to this concrete public space. With billboards, big lights, concerts and public events, Dundas Square is hailed as Toronto’s Times Square and gives visitors a taste of the bustling downtown Yonge Street.

10. Dine at a famous chef’s place
Toronto has a rep as home to some of the best chefs and restaurants in the world so splurge and enjoy a meal by a famous local chef like Jamie Kennedy or Susur Lee (as seen on Iron Chef America).

11. Take a city walking tour
Instead of walking around the streets aimlessly, seek out a little guidance. You’ll go home with a history of the city that most Torontonians don’t even know. There are tons of walking tours across the city, like downtown excursions, small neighbourhood tours, walks through the Don Valley and even historic tours of haunted parts of the city. Try multicultural walking tours from A Taste of the World.

12. Get out of the downtown core
Many of Toronto’s neighbourhoods aren’t far from the core and offer a true Toronto experience, not just the polished perspective of tourist-heavy downtown. Each neighbourhood in Toronto is unique. You can go antique shopping in Leslieville, do an art gallery crawl in Parkdale, grab some fresh produce from Kensington Market and pay a visit to a Polish bakery in Roncesvalles.

13. Ride the Queen streetcar
Almost every tourist snaps a photo of a red Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar. One-up them by taking a ride on one. There are always interesting characters on board and since it’s above ground, you can take the scenic route and check out the sights as you travel to your destination. Cash fare is $2.75 a trip or you can buy daily, weekly and family passes.

14. Go shopping in Chinatown
A walk through Toronto’s Chinatown is an incredible experience, with intense crowds at all times of day, cheap goods and markets as far as the eye can see. Countless restaurants serve up dumplings, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine, and stores have cheap clothes, housewares and electronics.

15. Have a coffee in Kensington Market
This eclectic, artistic 'hood is Toronto’s people-watching central, and a great place to grab a cup of coffee. Check out Moonbean or I Deal Coffee.

17. Eat corn on the sidewalk in Little India in the summer
Summertime in the Gerrard Street India Bazaar is a whirlwind of smells and colours, and many restaurants take their kitchens to the sidewalk, serving up roasted corn on the cob that you can garnish with a variety of spices.

16. Window shop in Yorkville
Sometimes it’s best not to check price tags in Yorkville, but it’s still fun to take a peek inside and dream.

18. Take a train ride through High Park
Summertime in the city’s magical High Park wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the trackless train. The train runs every 25 minutes and weaves through much of the park’s 399 acres of scenery.

19. Walk the entire PATH
The PATH is the world’s largest underground shopping complex, connecting Toronto’s downtown core and business district. There are 27 kilometres of stores, food courts and places to hang out, and if you get lost in the tunnels (and you will get lost), there are maps and arrows everywhere to help you find your way. It’s worth the walk.

20. Check out a local band
As Canada’s biggest city, musicians from all over the country move here in search of a big break. Bars like The Cameron House and Dakota Tavern feature great acts nightly, and you can check our live music chart to see what’s happening throughout the city this week.

21. Sample honey at St. Lawrence Market
With rows of vendors and one-of-a-kind finds, St. Lawrence Market is a rush in itself. If you’re looking for a sugar rush though, check out Honey World on the lower level. You can sample dozens of delicious specialty honeys like lavender honey, New Zealand honey and Manuka honey, and will definitely leave with a buzz.

22. Tour the CBC building
The Canadian Broadcast Centre, CBC’s flagship building in Toronto, houses some of Canada’s most beloved national shows and journalists. Visitors can tour both the building and the CBC Museum for a look at some of Canada’s television history, and even catch a free taping of The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos during the week.

23. Eat Souvlaki on The Danforth
A trip to Toronto’s Greektown wouldn’t be complete without sampling its famous souvlaki. You can’t step two feet on the strip without finding a souvlaki house, but a well-loved starting point is Messini’s Authentic Gyros, where they stick the fries right in the pita.

24. Have dinner in Little Italy
Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood is renowned for its selection of restaurants, Italian or not. Check out our restaurants page for some places to go.

25. Read in the garden at Casa Loma
Casa Loma is Toronto’s castle on top of the hill and a romantic spot to spend an afternoon. Although a tour through the historic building is definitely worthwhile, so is a visit to Casa Loma’s beautiful garden in the summertime. The garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there are tons of benches and little corners where you can curl up with a book and relax under the shade of a tree.

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Will definitely check out Yonge St., my sister just lives off of Yonge + Eglinton area.
Yonge and Eglinton is not the same as the Yonge st strip.. you kinda gotta go south of Bloor to see anything funky.

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Epic... absolutely epic. I'll keep that in mind when I go there too.
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I just checked out pics of Casa Loma castle in Toronto, and it looks incredible. Doooo eeeettttt


Yan buddy! Long time eh! we should get together before you move
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Thanks for the extensive list of things to check out Andrew!
i'll try my best to hit up some of those places!

i'm frantically packing now, plane leaves at 8:45 tonight.
i'm terrible at packing lol
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What Jeff said. I have family from TO and they seem to be in their own little world.
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Everyone trashes TO but it is WAY more fun than Vancouver in terms of evening entertainment. Restaurants are about equal with Vancouver but in terms of nightlife it kills us. It also slays in terms of business and a number of other things. In terms of beautiful places to live and the biggest bunch of D-bags, we take the cake.
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