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AOMlover
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I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 3:29 am

Hi !
I have arrived in Toronto more than one week ago along with 32 other French students. We'll be studying at York University for 9 weeks until July 15th. Last weekend we've visited Toronto extensively, we had a great time.
Unfortunately it's quite hard to meet Canadians when you're with 32 other French people...Besides at that time of the year York University is kinda like a desert, and it's also very far off.
9 weeks is really short but we have a lot of free time, so I don't want to stay on campus all day long.
I have already planned to go to the airport in the next few days. Is it easy to access a good spotting place there even if you don't have a car ?
If you have any other proposals, please don't hesitate !

I'm looking forward to hearing from the tuh-rah-nuh-ians very soon !

Clement
 
lnglive1011yyz
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting AOMlover (Thread starter):
I have already planned to go to the airport in the next few days. Is it easy to access a good spotting place there even if you don't have a car ?

Hey Clement, welcome to Toronto!!!! Hopefully the weather will be pleasant for your stay.

I'd suggest checking out the GTAA (Greater Toronto Airport Authority)'s website, www.gtaa.com . They have a link somewhere buried on that site about how to get there easily via transit.

I, like most YYZ'ers, pop around each weekend, so if you're planning on being out there on the weekend, let me know.. drop me a line via IM option on A.net, and let me know your intentions. Perhaps you'll see me around somewhere..

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808TWA
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:05 am

Clement, I second that and would be happy to hook up with you along with Mike most weekends....(except this one as I'll be in Cuba.....hey Mike in case I never mentioned it, I'll be in Cuba Friday till Friday....did I happen to mention it by the way?? haha)

Clement, welcome to Toronto, enjoy your stay and hopefully see you around,

Cheers,

Alan
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:09 am

Quoting AOMlover (Thread starter):
I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Go home, theres nothing to do, and it smells like cheese.  duck   Wink
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808TWA
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:15 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 3):
it smells like cheese

Depends which strip club you are down-wind from  smile 
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:36 am

The best thing in Toronto is the highway that leads to Montreal (401 east)...
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:42 am

Go to Mr. Tasty on Church Street at 1:00 AM.

Signed,

LHMark
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 4:50 am

Welcome to TO Clement.

Access to the Airport is bit difficult if you are carless. Check out TTC.ca, you may find routes to get to the Airport. One of the best spots is the Wendy's parking lot, which I believe is on the route of one the buses.
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 5:22 am

I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Mock Ottawa and their latest of early playoff loses
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 5:38 am

Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. Other than that be a normal 16-20 year old and go chase some summer exchange student tail!
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 5:50 am

If you're at York U, head about 3 kilometers down Keele street, east side to Hooters. Feast your eyes.
 
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 6:14 am

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
Go to Mr. Tasty on Church Street at 1:00 AM.

Signed,

LHMark

You forgot to throw in being drunk too.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
Mock Ottawa and their latest of early playoff loses

Yeah, or you could mock the Maple Leafs on their latest attempt at making the playoffs...which or course failed.

Of you could always meet up with CanuckPaxGuy, grab a Timmy's Coffee then head on over to Rochester since we have much better bars here than in Toronto.
 
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 6:19 am

You could always check out a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game at Rogers Centre...they're doing alright this year. (happen to be my favorite team too)Then again, baseball may not be your forte, so I'd propose drinking and meeting some girls.

-Copa
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jutes85
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 7:45 am

How many of those 32 French Students are females? I would be more then happy to show them the sights of Toronto.  Smile
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yooyoo
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 9:18 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 11):

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
Mock Ottawa and their latest of early playoff loses

Yeah, or you could mock the Maple Leafs on their latest attempt at making the playoffs...which or course failed.

At least us true Maple Leaf fans are somewhat in touch with reality....unlike the fat-headed, hippie-cabage smoking, fantasy world fans up there in the capital.

 Wink
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 9:45 am

Take a scenic flight from YTZ and see the sights from a different angle.

You could probably get up there for $100 (CDN)

Welcome to T.O.!

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
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LH423
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 12:54 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
Mock Ottawa and their latest of early playoff loses

And then make fun of the Torontonians and their inability to speak proper English.  Wink

I'm guessing he meant 'losses' but you never know with those Torontonians :P

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KROC
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 7:23 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
At least us true Maple Leaf fans are somewhat in touch with reality....unlike the fat-headed, hippie-cabage smoking, fantasy world fans up there in the capital.

I can buy that.  Wink At least you know your team sucks. How many years of futility are you guys working on now?  duck 
 
LHMark
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 10:31 pm

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 6):
Go to Mr. Tasty on Church Street at 1:00 AM.

Signed,

LHMark

That was a fantastic burger.
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yooyoo
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting LH423 (Reply 16):
And then make fun of the Torontonians and their inability to speak proper English.

I'm guessing he meant 'losses' but you never know with those Torontonians :P

potatoes , potatos..  Wink

Quoting KROC (Reply 17):
How many years of futility are you guys working on now?

1967. Perhaps LH423 can help me with my math as well ?
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 11:20 pm

Go climb the highest peak around Toronto..... I think it's FedEx Hill......  Wink
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yooyoo
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Tue May 16, 2006 11:32 pm

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 20):
Go climb the highest peak around Toronto..... I think it's FedEx Hill

Make sure to bring your hard hat, work boots and building permit.  Wink
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lnglive1011yyz
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Wed May 17, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 20):
Go climb the highest peak around Toronto..... I think it's FedEx Hill......

Ouch.. that hurts. lol

I see a flame-fest coming here..

Poor Clement!! I hope he got SOME answers from our majorly deviated thread.

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AOMlover
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Wed May 17, 2006 9:59 am

Hi guys ! Thanks for your replies. Oh gosh we've just have a big bbq here at York University and I'm all filled up. Whatever.

Lnglive1011yyz and 808TWA, I'd be glad to join you for spotting one week-end ! It seems that I can easily ride the TTC rocket to the airport.
I won't hesitate to tell you as soon as I plan to get there !

QB001 don't worry I'll spend more than a week im Montreal and Quebec at the end of July...right now I really need to practice my English !

I'll be at the Rogers Center next May 31st, Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox...I'm sure it'll be fun although I know nothing about base ball.

Jutes85, there might be about 15 hot females here...all sleeping at the same floor. And you surely know that French women sleep naked. Unfortunately they also happen not to shave.

Boeingfanyyz, it sounds like an excellent idea. I'll try to get in touch with the guys down at YTZ.

So far the most amazing thing for me at Toronto hasn't been the sight from the top of the CN Tower, but the number of Tim Hortons I come across everyday: it seems like there are more Tim Hortons than inhabitants here  Wink .

Thank you again, and if you have other proposals don't hesitate !
 
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Wed May 17, 2006 10:19 am

Quoting AOMlover (Reply 23):
QB001 don't worry I'll spend more than a week im Montreal and Quebec at the end of July...right now I really need to practice my English !

Oh, didn't anyone tell you? Your French won't be understood here in Canada. Apparently the Quebec'ers decided to modify your language slightly  Wink

I know SOME french (VERY limited). but unfortunately it's francophonie, and not true french. LOL.

Quoting AOMlover (Reply 23):
So far the most amazing thing for me at Toronto hasn't been the sight from the top of the CN Tower, but the number of Tim Hortons I come across everyday: it seems like there are more Tim Hortons than inhabitants here

Get the man a citizenship card.

Every person who visits who notices this, and brings this to our attention, deserves free citizenship Big grin

All kidding aside, didn't they tell you guys that Tim Horton's is our religion?

 Wink

1011yyz

Clement -- drop me an email through my profile, on what your plans are for the next few weekends.
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Wed May 17, 2006 10:57 am

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 13):
How many of those 32 French Students are females? I would be more then happy to show them the sights of Toronto

I didn't realise the content of your pants was on the list of "Big" attractions in Toronto.
 
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RE: I'm In Toronto, Now What Do I Do?

Wed May 17, 2006 9:54 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 25):
I didn't realise the content of your pants was on the list of "Big" attractions in Toronto

Ah HAH! YOU singlehandedly have discovered what we've been hiding over here in Canada.. The entire male population is like that  Wink

LOL

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