a week in T.O.

Jun 24th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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a week in T.O.

hi! im 19 yrs. old., female... im planning to go in TO this august to visit a friend. I would like to ask for some suggestions 2 where to stay, places to see on my own (though my friend will show me around i might have a day or two to myself...) and places to eat, keeping in mind that im on a budget.
I like music and places buzzing with people.

i may not be able to post or check the msg. board regularly (but i'll try...)so i would like to say THANKS! in advance to all your suggestions.

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Jun 24th, 2003, 07:14 PM
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Things to think about ...

Will you be on your own during the day, and with your friend in the evening? And if so, do we need to plan so that you can be in some particular part of the city around 5 each night, to meet up with your friend after work?

It's a big city, so that makes a difference in our suggestions.

Do you have any hobbies or special interests? If so, we can probably suggest places to go during the days.

The livliest part of town for young people in the evenings is the entertainment district area, which is, more or less, the few blocks south and west of the corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue.

If you see photos of Toronto, it's pretty much everywhere the CN Tower would cast a shadow.

Are you in the market for hotels, or do you need back-packer level hostels?

Hotels seem to be selling rooms at very low prices via Priceline and other web based services, so you might be able to get really good prices at some quite nice hotels.

Themost food for the least money, with excellent quality accoring to a friend of mine who knows this stuff, is a new Korean Restaurant On Queen Street West at Duncan. I think hot dogs and french fries from the trucks in front of Toronto City hall are good, and bargains. Hot dog and freis for $3.50.

There are frequent free concerts at Harbourfront. Tonight, it was free French-language versions of country and western music, with some great guitar playing.

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Jun 26th, 2003, 01:14 PM
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Check torontolife.com, whatsupintoronto.com and www.eye.net for listings of what's happening in Toronto. They'll give you a good feel for what's happening locally. On www.eye.net, go back to the June 5 issue (there's a "back issues - browse by issue" option), which has a calendar of events for the summer.
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Jun 26th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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thanx...BAK & Kate_W!
especially 4 d websites 2 surf through..
im into music, arts and a big moviefan..
im prolly going to be with my friends day&night for most of my stay...

know any good shopping areas for souvenirs and stuff to bring back home???

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Jun 26th, 2003, 04:56 PM
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Shopping, for 19 year olds --

Even my kids are older than that ...

But anyway, you want to go west on Queen Street West, starting at University Avenue (that's the Osgoode subway station) and jsut keep walking until your feet give out. Funky stores, some designer chain stores, shops run by the same person who designs clothes, everything from T-shirts to evening gowns, new clothes and used clothes, art galleries, new and used music record and CD stores, and more.

Cross Spadina (extra wide) and keep walking for another half dozen blocks.

For serious movies, the Carlton theatre has multiple choices of films that are hard to find. Smaller schoicve, but still hard to find films, at the Cumberland theatre on Cumberland Street, in the Yorkville neighborhood.

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