BCAL
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Suggestions For A Toronto Stop Over

Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:42 pm

Flying LHR-YYG via YYZ in March I decided to include a 3-night stopover in Toronto on the return leg. I have been to Toronto before and loved the city but it will be my travelling companion's first visit and I would like to show him all the best sights. A trip up to the skypod at the CNN Tower, shopping in the Eaton Centre, plus a day-trip to Niagara Falls are on the list, but can anybody recommend what else is a "must see" in Toronto, and recommend any fine eateries downtown?

Recommendations would be most appreciated.
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MattRB
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RE: Suggestions For A Toronto Stop Over

Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:35 pm



Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
A trip up to the skypod at the CNN Tower

"Canada's New Government" hasn't sold it to Ted Turner quite yet  Wink

I'd recommend a walk in the Brewery District - lots of neat shops there.

Some of the best places in Toronto are little hole-in-the-wall joints. Walking around, I'm sure you'll find a good one.
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RE: Suggestions For A Toronto Stop Over

Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:44 pm

Quoting MattRB (Reply 1):
I'd recommend a walk in the Brewery District

You mean the distillery district. Its worth a trip out there after dark. The best restaurants there are Boiler House (expensive but you might run into some stars), Pure Spirits is a great oyster bar and the MIll Street brew pub is a great place to hang out. All of these places serve Mill Street beer, all brewed on site non pasteurized and damn GOOD!  Although its much better there in summer during patio season.

If you like a good swanky club time try Ultra Supper Club at 314 Queen St West. I met Tommy Lee and Dan Akroyd there, its really suave but NOT cheap lol... Take her out to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) They just finished the new section which is really funky and worth a look (although do not expect European quality museums here) While you are there take a stroll through Queens Park which is just south of the museum and then have a nice dinner in Yorkville which is just north of the museum, really nice swanky neighborhood full of nice little shops, cafe's and restaurants.

Make sure you show your guest Nathan Phillips Square where you can do some skating outdoors and grab a gooood hot dog from one of the stands or one of the food trucks.

Also, a good place to do some skating during the weekend is at the Harbourfront Centre right by the water. They just installed some outdoor wood burning fire places for the first time so you can do some skating, grab some free hot chocolate and then warm up by the outdoor fire  

Make SURE you go to St.Lawrence market and take a stroll through that whole area on front street between Yonge st and Jarvis. Its my favorite part of town. St Lawrence market is closed on Sundays and Mondays but the area is definetly work a stroll through. If you want the BEST latte in town go to Lettieri right next to Starbucks (79 Front St. East I beleive), tell the skinny pretty asian lady you know(forgot her name ) Rob (the guy with long hair, mention the hair though ) and she'll put some chocolate syrup hearts on your Latte  

Also, on Saturdays the St.Lawrence market north building is the farmers market, great fresh organic veggies, meats, cheese and breads. Sundays in the same building they have the Antique market and it is worth a look.

Also, in the west end of town just west of Spadina Ave and north of Dundas St you have Kensington market, a real grass roots market with never ending cultural shops. Also a must if you have not been there.

There is a lot more but that should keep you occupied for 3 days  The best touristy things to do aside from the CN Tower which will not take you too long. And dont eat at the CN Tower restaurant, over priced for the quality.







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RE: Suggestions For A Toronto Stop Over

Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:01 pm

Thanks for the tips MattRB and SkyyKat

Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
A trip up to the skypod at the CNN Tower

Opps! Typo error  Big grin
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