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Old 03-02-09, 12:57 PM
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Things to do in Toronto

I'm going to Toronto for a 3 day weekend March 13 to 15. I have a few things planned but have a little down time where Id like to do something fun. I'm looking for common attractions as welll as offbeat or lesser known gems. I've already been to Mideval Times, CN Tower, and pass Hockey HOF. I'm goin to a Raptors game so don't include that either. I'm looking forward to your replies...



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The Bier Markt on the Esplanade. Great beer, and great food. Mussels and Frites are highly recommended, if that sort of thing suits you.

http://www.thebiermarkt.com/home.html
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or try the Steamwhistle brewery near CN tower. Great beer in Canada! Also, don't miss the Tim Horton's coffee. Get a medium double double and you'll enjoy!
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One of the things that really sets Toronto apart from many other cities is the large number of multicultural eateries available. Any authentic food you ever wanted to try?

Also, check out the nightlife in the club district, the pub district, catch a show, go see a movie (Yonge/Dundas AMC is all-digital). Downtown Toronto stays alive and active (and safe) after 6PM on Friday night.
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Re: Things to do in Toronto

This seems to be the newest thread on the topic. I'm not very optimistic now. Going to Toronto at the end of the month and now I think I'm going to be bored!

But tell me about Toronto. Can one walk around at night by themselves? Any areas to avoid? I think I'm staying right in the main area by the water - King St. Any good record shops? How do you get around? Cab? I like just walking around big cities but not if I'm going to get harassed by haughty Canadians.
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If it's February, you'll do what I did: wander around for a couple hours, ducking into coffeeshops and the subway to stay warm, then try to go to a bookstore that closed two years before you arrived, and finally give in to your friends' insistent pleas to visit the Eaton Centre because it's indoors.
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Well, I was optimistic when I read Toronto was the 3rd or 4th largest city in North America. Then all I see are recommendations of a tower and a couple amusement parks. I'm sure I'll manage.
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Well, I was optimistic when I read Toronto was the 3rd or 4th largest city in North America. Then all I see are recommendations of a tower and a couple amusement parks. I'm sure I'll manage.
I think you're going at a good time. Toronto's not a sightseeing city, it's a walking and exploring city.
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Going to Toronto at the end of the month
Um... the election isn't until November.
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Queen Street has some interesting stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants to check out.
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I am about 40 minutes from Toronto but I do my best to not go there.
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I get to Toronto as often as I can - the perils of being in a long distance relationship with a woman who lives there.

Toronto isn't a touristy city, but there's a lot to do: great neighbourhoods to explore, fantastic restaurants, great bars. You can definitely walk around at night (ask the concierge at your hotel if there are any spots to avoid in the area, but if you're staying on King, you should be fine). The subway is decent enough for getting around in broad swaths, with streetcars making up the gaps. Record store wise, there's an HMV and Sunset roughly across Yonge from each other just north of Dundas Square (on Yonge, north of Dundas, south of College). For better record shopping (and bookstores and funky eateries) you might want to spend some time on the College strip.
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My fiancee tried Susur Lee's restaurant when she was there and said it was possibly the best dining experience she ever had.

http://www.susur.com/
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Outstanding city for good comedy improv.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
I think you're going at a good time. Toronto's not a sightseeing city, it's a walking and exploring city.
Good. That's what I like to do anyway.

Some cities are both though.
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Drive to Montreal.
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Drive to Montreal.
Sure, if you want to break your axles on rutted roads and have overpasses crush you to death.

As a lifelong resident, I can't speak to how "fun" or "exciting" a place it is for tourists, but it consistently ranks among the top-5 or 10 cities in the world in which to live. In Canada, its livability standard is usually adjudged second only to Vancouver, which used to rate at the top of the world rankings, but has slipped.
The conventional wisdom, then, is that Toronto is a better place to live than to visit, however it's also one of the world's top tourist destinations, probably because of its amazing diversity (relatives of immigrants visiting).
I agree with what WillieTheShakes wrote. There aren't a great deal of splashy tourist attractions, but that doesn't mean there isn't a surfeit of things to do, and T.O. is well-known as a city of great neighbourhoods.

Just don't judge the city based on its embarrassing mayor. Everyone who voted for the belligerent clown now knows what a mistake it was.
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Any good record shops?
Tons. Are you looking for new or used vinyl?
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Sure, if you want to break your axles on rutted roads and have overpasses crush you to death.

As a lifelong resident, I can't speak to how "fun" or "exciting" a place it is for tourists, but it consistently ranks among the top-5 or 10 cities in the world in which to live. In Canada, its livability standard is usually adjudged second only to Vancouver, which used to rate at the top of the world rankings, but has slipped.
The conventional wisdom, then, is that Toronto is a better place to live than to visit, however it's also one of the world's top tourist destinations, probably because of its amazing diversity (relatives of immigrants visiting).
I agree with what WillieTheShakes wrote. There aren't a great deal of splashy tourist attractions, but that doesn't mean there isn't a surfeit of things to do, and T.O. is well-known as a city of great neighbourhoods.

Just don't judge the city based on its embarrassing mayor. Everyone who voted for the belligerent clown now knows what a mistake it was.
Please, take our belligerent clown.
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I get to Toronto as often as I can - the perils of being in a long distance relationship with a woman who lives there.
"I have a girlfriend! In Canada!"
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Please, take our belligerent clown.
Who's that, and are you sure you want to trade him for Ford?
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Sure, if you want to break your axles on rutted roads and have overpasses crush you to death.
I assumed he'd be driving a rental.
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Who's that, and are you sure you want to trade him for Ford?
Okay, take our saviour of a mayor.

After his upteenth Twitter war, lack of passing legislation, his ass-grabbing, you might pine for Ford back.
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Go to Poutini's House of Poutine. Eat poutine.

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