Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
I just found out I will be going to Toronto for a work conference presenting some information. I will be staying in the general downtown area. I have never been there before. I am a big hockey fan and would love to catch a leafs game but I will be there April 10-14 which is a week after the regular season ends. What are the chances I could get playoff tickets assuming they make the playoffs. What else is there to do/see in the Toronto area? Thanks for your replies.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
Well, being a big hockey fan, you should spend some time at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which is downtown. Don't expect to spend more than 30-60 minutes, as Logan22L/CastleIsland and I went there last winter and that was about all it took. I would also head down to Yorkville and the University area to have a little fun.
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A346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Quoting Bushpilot (Thread starter): What are the chances I could get playoff tickets assuming they make the playoffs.
That's a big "if".
Actually, I'm not sure how hard it is to get Leafs' playoff tickets (it can't be that hard), but I do suspect they would be expensive.
Another thing you might want to check out is the CN tower. It's touristy, but the view really is spectacular. I would suggest going at sunset, so you get to see the day view, the sun setting, and the night view. It is a bit pricey, but worth it IMO.
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SKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Queen West can be a fun place to explore as well as Yonge Street and the Eatons Centre for shopping.
You could look on Ticketmaster and see what will be on stage in April if you like the theatre, as well, there is usually some sort of festival or event going on every week in the city so if you go to the City of Toronto website you may find some information there. Second City may have some productions going on during that week as well.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 1): Well, being a big hockey fan, you should spend some time at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which is downtown.
It was already on my must see list, need a picture with myself and the cup.
Quoting A346Dude (Reply 2): Actually, I'm not sure how hard it is to get Leafs' playoff tickets (it can't be that hard), but I do suspect they would be expensive.
I would be willing to spend the money. Dropping 150 on a playoff game in Toronto would be well worth that money. Right now, and bear in mind much is yet to be seen, but they would play Montreal in the first round. That idea is exciting.
Quoting SKYSERVICE_330 (Reply 3): You could look on Ticketmaster and see what will be on stage in April if you like the theatre
I was also thinking a concert, I am not much for theater, but certainly a rock show would be a possibility.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
Playoff tickets are going to be expensive, but as soon as they go on sale I'd look on StubHub for them. N1120A is right, the Hockey Hall of Fame is great, but it's not as big as one would think, and likely wouldn't take you that long to go through, I normally go once a year for a couple of hours at most. You could also go up the CN Tower if you feel like being a real tourist, it's actually a great view, I've been up a couple of times, good on a clear day.
If you're looking to go out at night Richmond St. is a good place, or like N1120A said, Yorkville is a very classy area. There's a ton of clubs (I don't go to clubs personally, but if you'd like to know more e-mail me and I'll get my sister to recommend some good ones). Also, a nice area to just go walk around is Yonge & Eglinton, which is accessible from the subway. There's lots of nice shops there, some pretty unique, as well as good restaurants.
Ah....sounds like it is time to think...yes, I said think about getting together for an a.net meet in April??? YYZ still has some great places for spotting and heck you have to go to the famous "Wendys"...lol
Neil....we still haven't met yet??? I'm sure you can get some of the old gang together??
No we have not. I spend my time bouncing between Windsor (for school) and Toronto (well Richmond Hill), but Toronto for all intents and purposes. However, I will be back in Toronto for a good period of time once I finish up with this University thing on the 23rd of this month.
I still have yet to attend one of these infamous A.net meets. I will be in YYZ from 4-10 to 4-14 or 4-15. I would be more than willing to meet up with some fellow members. Although I will be attending a work conference, most of my evenings would be free. I am supposed to meet up with the much admired ANCFlyer when I go to ANC for Xmas here in a month. That should be interesting. Keep me updates on if you folks would like to do that.