What to do & where to stay in Toronto

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  1. Stephen L

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    I'll be in Toronto July 7th until the 12th and I'm looking for some family things to see & do.Our oldest is 12(s) & youngest is 4(d). The Hockey Hall of Fame is already on my sons list and he wants to go to Skydome to see the RedSox.Any other suggestions ?
     
  2. Bill Balcziak

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    Stay in the dorms at the U of Toronto. It costs about $25 a night, the rooms are squeaky clean, and the location is incredible! We did this several years ago, and stayed under the shadow of the four-star hotels for pennies on the (Canadian) dollar. Between the nearby subway and cabs, you're close to everything (don't miss the ROM--Royal Ontario Museum--which is very close to campus).
     
  3. ryan_x

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    definetely check out the CN tower and if possible make a reservation at the CN towers revolving restaurant...also check out the Eaton Centre and Queen st for some great shopping...there is also Paramount canada's wonderland which is about a half hour north of the city...and there is also Niagara Falls and Casino Niagara which is about a hour west of the city
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    Lots to do.

    Make sure to visit the gorgeous harbourfront, Toronto Islands, Ontario Place and the booming downtown district.

    Did you know that this is the most multicultural city on Earth, and that next to NYC it is the second largest theatre spot? No visitor comes here without going to Yonge St (shopping). Also, check out the Cafes late at night along king st and catch some jazz. If you want to spend some money, you and the family can visit Canada's Wonderland for a days worth of rides, rollercoasters, water splash area etc.

    Also visit the CN tower and bring your camera with you to take pictures of the city at a height of 1400ft, the tower is 1812ft. You can't miss it as it is next door to the skydome. For DVD's, check out DVD Wave in Richmond hill... Leslie and Major Mackenzie for great prices and selection. or the Entertainment Warehouse in Mississauga... Dundas and 403.

    One thing is for sure, the downtown does not close after 6pm. There are always people around. They were smart enough to design the city so that lots of people live downtown with lots of bars, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions to keep people there, plus the skydome (Toronto Blue Jays baseball, Argonauts football), Air Canada Centre (Toronto Raptors basketball, Maple leafs hocky) are both right there, as is the old maple leaf gardens.

    Then of course there is Niagara Falls.

    Fellow Torontonians, what date is the Molsen Indy?
     
  5. Mark Kalzer

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    The Marche! Definantly the Marche! (Accent on the E)


    It's a restaurant just a floor above the entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame. It's not quite your typical restaurant where a waiter comes and serves you everything...instead you take a card around sort of a market, watch the food be prepared right in front of you, pick out what you want, and have your card stamped. The food is amazing! Everything is high quality! Even the french fries are great! It's a bit expensive, but hey, it's Canadian money!
     
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    If you're into museums with plenty of fun things to do, may I suggest The Ontario Science Center.
     
  8. Gui A

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    The Molson Indy is on July 5-7.
    The race starts at 1:30 in on the 7th.
    http://www.molsonindy.com/toronto/race/
    Too bad the Lacrosse season doesn't start until November, and there isn't much else going on in the classic Maple Leaf Gardens.[​IMG]
    I found the Skydome tour very interesting, I think it's still on. It's not on everyday though.
    Oh, and the CN Tower observatory has a glass floor, something that has yet to be mentioned...
     
  9. Rob_J

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    I think you should definitely check out The Lion King musical. I saw it a few weeks ago and it is absolutely incredible. Tickets are about $90 CDN for good seats. There is also the musical Mamma Mia, which is based on the music of Abba and I hear is also quite worthwhile.
    If you're not into that so much, definitely check out the CN tower (and don't be afraid to jump on the glass floor! [​IMG] ) The Sky Dome and the CN Tower are right next to each other, so it makes it very convenient if you visit the tower before a baseball game. You can even eat at the Planet Holywood in between.
    Toronto is a great city with so much to do! It's pretty tough to get bored here. Have fun!
     
  10. Bhagi Katbamna

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    We were there last year. Make sure you ride the trams in downtown. See the ice hockey hall of fame. If you like Indian food, the Bombay Palace in downtown is really good.
     
  11. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I stayed in the middle of downtown at the Days Inn right off of Yonge St. when I was in Toronto last summer. (It was right next to Maple Leaf Gardens.) Great spot as the train was right next to the hotel and I was fairly close to Eaton Square and a lot of the other things on Yonge. (Plus, there was an arthouse movie theater next to it as well, allowing me to see Gangster No. 1, which still hasn't opened here.) I stayed there for something like $60 US a night. The room was on the small side, but then again, I wasn't in it that much.
    Unfortunately I wasn't there very long, but I did catch a game at Skydome (for free thanks to a generous Canadian [​IMG]). I also went to the Art Gallery of Ontario, which chewed up a good portion of a day. I've never been to NYC, but I imagine downtown Toronto and downtown NYC are somewhat similar, teeming with people of all nationalities. It's a great city, and FWIW, I never felt unsafe even when out at night.
     
  12. Scott Merryfield

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    Toronto is one of our favorite cities to visit (we take the train from Windsor). Most of popular places of interest have been mentioned already -- Hockey Hall of Fame, Science Center, CN Tower, etc.. Casa Loma is another fun point of interest. As for places to eat, your kids may enjoy The Old Spaghetti Factory, which has a huge pipe organ.
     

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