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Itinerary for 6 days in Toronto August 2010

Itinerary for 6 days in Toronto August 2010

Old Jul 24th, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Itinerary for 6 days in Toronto August 2010

We are headed to Toronto and would like suggestions for a 5-6 day stay in the area. We know we must see/stay re:Niagra and 2 days in the city of Toronto. Anything that we also MUST NOT miss? Three adults flying in and out of Toronto... We have been to other parts of Canada which have all been wonderful!
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Old Jul 24th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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For Niagara, must do Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Whirlpool JetBoats and Niagara on the Lake Wine region...

For Toronto, must do Ferry to Islands, Waterfront area, Queen St West, Entertainment district, St Lawrence Market, China town, Theatre District, Yorkville, ... my Toronto friends will add more...
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Algonquin park north of Toronto is beautiful.Paul
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Where are you coming from? What dates are you here?

Toronto has several museums: http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&q=museum...62352ca2544df8

With only 2 days here, you might want to take a bus tour. http://www.citysightseeingtoronto.com/ There's a tour that also takes you out onto the Lake. http://www.torontohippotours.com/

Seeing it from a bus tour is the only time I'd recommend Chinatown - Kensington Market is nearby though and has Wanda's Pie in the Sky - people watching from their patio on a sunny corner and all sorts of REALLY GOOD pies. http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=10&l=1

If you go to the Islands (but you might find that with only two days, you won't want to spend the time) take the Ward's Island ferry and perhaps have a meal at the Rectory - they have a patio facing the boardwalk and Lake Ontario or go to Centre Island and walk to Ward's along the boardwalk. http://therectorycafe.com/ From Centre Island, near the bridge over the lagoon, there's a $4 train-type thing that will take you around if you don't want to walk all over. There are beaches including a clothing-optional one.

Theatre District has a block of restaurants for every taste on King Street at John but if you're not going to the theatre or looking for a restaurant, I wouldn't make any special effort to go there.

An Entertainment District visit depends on your age.

The Royal Ontario Museum has the Terracotta Warriors http://www.rom.on.ca/ - tickets are timed visits. The Museum has free guided walking tours in various parts of downtown.

Good views (and a restaurant) from the CN Tower.

Good views, too, from Panorama Restaurant on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre at Bloor and Bay, which opens at 5 pm, they have south and north-facing patios - I was there recently with 3 others - we had prompt service and good food but I've just read bad reviews so who knows - I did notice people just coming in an taking pictures from the south facing patio and leaving so they let you do that.

The top of the Park Hyatt Hotel at Bloor and Avenue Road - across from the Museum has a bar with good views.

Next weekend is Caribana http://www.caribanatoronto.com/

Taste of the Danforth is Aug 6 to 8 http://www.toronto.com/attractions/event/646705 That part of the Danforth is Greektown; the Taste gets VERY busy with long line-ups for food and patios full from about noon - the street is closed off though and you can usually be seated inside. One of the churches has a beer garden with music ... I help out there so a plug for Holy Name!

Algonquin Park is beautiful but quite a way from the city - http://www.ontarioparks.com/
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Good replies so for.

Any hobbies? Toronto might have a great store selling hobby supplies for you.

I'd add the Distillery District (might be there already) to your list; it's quite near the St.Lawrence Market. St. Lawrenece Market is two buildings on Saturday, but one Tuesday through Friday. Better / more interesting on Saturday.

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