FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
I'm planning a mini-trip to Toronto for the weekend. Plan is the spend two nights in Toronto and see Niagra Falls. It'll be a drive up from MI. Any ideas on what we can do/see in Toronto, like what are things that are a must for the City, and any other suggestions?
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
Well, the CN tower is impressive, but it costs $24.95 Canadian to take the elevator up. So:
1. Make sure the weather is clear; and
2. If you pay for someone to go up with you, make sure the later parts of the evening contain some sort of gratification.
The hockey Hall of Fame is a good visit if you're so inclined. $12 Canadian. It's on lower Yonge Street, not too far east of the CN tower. You can walk to the tower through the Skywalk. Comes in handy in the winter months.
Mr. Tasty on Church Street makes a mighty fine hamburger at 1:00 AM. Just ask LHMark (actually, ask me too!).
AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
If you're into flight sims, you might want to drop by Flight Deck Solutions, Inc. I don't know if they have anything formally set up, but it's a small enough company that they wouldn't mind if you dropped by to see what they do. It's really quite fascinating. The web site is this:
Aseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
visit Casa Loma and Ontario Science Centre. Thanks to winters, you'll be missing a visit to Centre Island. Its place to be in summers. Same applies to Edward Civic Gardens.
Besides that, hang around in downtown and if you're interested in up-market restaurants, then look for Village of Yorkville at Bloor & Yonge (bang in the center of the city).
Sorry to say but you're coming in the worst part of the year. Even spotters at YYZ hibernate during these days.
KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
Quoting LHMARK (Reply 4): Mr. Tasty on Church Street makes a mighty fine hamburger at 1:00 AM. Just ask LHMark (actually, ask me too!)
That place is kittty corner to my condo... there was a shooting there, not long ago, maybe a few months. Some guy was sitting in there enjoying his 1 am burger, when another fella walked in and shot him point black, then disappearing into the night... yay!
808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
You will have a great time in Toronto if you have never visited before.
Loads of attractions in the downtown area as previous posters have mentioned although they would be better enjoyed during warmer months.
Niagara Falls is about 1.5 hrs drive from Toronto, it's worth the drive. It's awesome to see the Falls in the daylight but also quite impressive to see the "light show" after dark. Also believe that they have a fireworks display most weekends.
You will also be legally allowed to try out some of the local "watering holes" as the drinking age here is 19.