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B&B or botique hotel in Toronto, walking distance to convention center?

Old Jun 20th, 2009, 04:42 PM
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B&B or botique hotel in Toronto, walking distance to convention center?

Hello:

I am attending a convention in Toronto in August, and would prefer to stay at a B&B or boutique/small hotel. Does anyone have recommendations that might be within walking distance (up to 20 minute or so walk is fine)?

Thank you!
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Old Jun 20th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Not many to choose from.

Le Germain is the nicest boutique hotel anywhere near the convention center.

Half a block along Mercer, turn right / south and walk to Wellington, then Front, then cross the street and go into the convention centre.

Approaching from the other direction -- RAdisson Hotel Admiral, on Queen's Quay.

Out the door, half a block to Rees Street, up Rees across Lakehsore Blvd and under Gardiner Expressway and across the open space in front of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, and bingo, you're at the Covnmetion Centre.

This is a small hotel, right on the water. Friends stayed thre years ago, and it was very nice. Probably still is.

You might count the Hotel Victoria on Yonge Street as a "boutique hotel." EAsy walking distance, too. Has a New York or London small hotel feel to it.
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 05:34 AM
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Here's a site for B&Bs in Toronto. I don't think any of the downtown ones are 20 minutes walking, more like a half hour. The one on St. Joseph Street is close to the Yonge line subway, south from Wellesley stop - 6 stops to Union Station then a short walk to the Convention Centre.
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Oops forgot the link: http://www.bedsandbreakfasts.ca/downtown_toronto_bb.htm
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 05:43 AM
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And here's the Madison, just north of the University of Toronto area: http://www.madisonavenuepub.com/madisonmanor/
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 06:29 AM
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Madison is news to me.

100 years ago this house may have berlonged to my Aunt Lillian. She owned it, or the pub house next door, or a house farther up the street.

Currently, my early-thirties daughter lives across the street, and this is a great neighborhood for those who like arty things, chicken wings, inexpensive restaurants, and it's a shortish walk to fancy stuff in Yorkville.

She takes the subway to work, near the Convention Centre, and walks home most nights.

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The Madison B&B has been around for several years. It's owned by the same people who own the pub.
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BAK - if you want to find out for sure if Aunt Lillian owned that house, the Ref Library has city directories on the 4th floor - you can search them by address and/or name.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:37 AM
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Thanks everyone! I will look at the Madison and the other B&Bs, but it sounds like the hotels BAK mentioned may be a better fit.

I appreciate the suggestions.
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