Top 10 Things to Do in Toronto?

Jun 12th, 2006, 08:13 PM
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Top 10 Things to Do in Toronto?

I admit that I do not know much about Toronto other than it is a beautiful city that my friends have enjoyed visiting.

What are your top ten things to see or do in Toronto for a single gal who loves museums, parks, general window shopping, and really, really good coffee?
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Jun 13th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Take a bus tour to get a look at what you might like to see more of.

Take a long streetcar ride - the 506 travels from High Park to Main Station on the Bloor/Danforth subway line passing through the Portuguese neighbourhood, Little Italy, the edge of Kensington Market, the University of Toronto, Queen's Park, seat of the Ontario government, past Yonge Street, Maple Leaf Gardens, former home of the Maple Leafs hockey club where they last won the Stanley Cup, Cabbagetown, over the Don River, past the Don Jail, Broadview Chinatown, Little India, with a day pass you can get off and on and see more.

The Royal Ontario Museum and don't neglect the Sigmund Samuel Canadiana branch of it across from Queen's Park.

The Bata Shoe Museum on Bloor West - there's a textile museum on Centre Street near the bus station.

High Park is worth a visit as is the Rouge Valley Park which is near the zoo.

Take the Centre or Ward's Island ferry to the Toronto Islands for another park experience and a good view of the city skyline. Take a picnic.

Bloor West between Avenue Road and Yonge is our pricest shopping area - includes Yorkville and Cumberland Streets. Eaton Centre is more shopping.

Have a Tim Horton's coffee - they're everywhere; the Remarkable Bean on Queen Street East in the Beaches (another streetcar ride on the 501) has great coffee - you can sit outside or take your coffee down to the Boardwalk and walk along the Lake.

The Remarkable Bean is across the street from the "Goof" a popular restaurant in the Beach.
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Jun 13th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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CN Tower
Ontario Place
Yorkville
Queen Street W.
The Beaches
Casa Loma
Eaton Center
Hocky Hall of Fame
Kensington Market
Skydome for a Blue Jay game
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Jun 13th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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I'm writing 101 things to see and do in the travel section of my web site, at http://www.briankilgore.com/TorontoTravelTips.htm

Three up so far, with more to be added days after day after day.

With this tread started, I'll add some more today and tomorrow, for sure.

Toronto has three high-end multi-multi-outlet coffee chains -- Starbucks, Timothy's, and Second Cup -- plus several more chains with a few outlets, plus several one-spot shops, so you're never far from good coffee.

Yesterday in a Second Cup I watched an actor being trained to prepare fancy coffees. It sure is complicated, and they surer take it seriously.

Do you know about Winners?

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Jun 13th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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wow brian(BAK),

that's a fantastic website you prepared for us Toronto visitors!!! i've also taken notes from so many of your contributions here on fodor's

i can't wait til i visit your fabulous city for the 1st time in late august
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Jun 14th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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I took more pictures today, but actually have to do some real work this afternoon.

More, tonight.

Among the upcoming additions:

-- go to the Bata Shoe Museum

-- compare Winners on Bloor Street With Chanel and Hermes across the street.

-- For Americans, other non-Canadians; visit Holt Renfrew, Canada's finest home-grown high end fashion retailer.

-- look at people and thier dogs.

And I've decided that the "real Canadian food" is Swiss Chalet Chicken.

Anyway, I'll have more on my web site by midnight.

If anyone has suggestions for things they want to see in central Toronto, tell me and I may be able to add them to the photos.

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Jun 15th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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i've seen you tout the distillery district, which isn't on the usual list of top things to do in toronto

can you provide a glimpse as to what makes it a worthwhile visit compared to all the other spots when short on time?

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Jun 15th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Lots of art galleries, a few restaurants and events on weekends.

http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/frameset.html
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Jun 15th, 2006, 10:35 AM
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thanks sally
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Jun 15th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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I'll come up with Distillery District shots for the web site in a day or two.

I lke to visit when it has some sort of show on, Last summer it was packed with MG cars one day.

PIKTO is a photfinishing place that will make prints while you wait, using a very high quality machine.

And I love the Ainsley art gallery, which is full of glass art.

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Jun 17th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Jun 18th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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Go see Canada's first dedicated opera house.

Corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue.

More to come.

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Jun 18th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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I'm up to 12 at my Toronto Travel Tips.
http://briankilgore.com/TorontoTravelTips.htm

These are not the best ten (or 12) but there are pretty good.

And I'll keep adding more. One to come is "Laugh in Toronto"

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Jun 26th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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More added today to my list that will grow to 101 things -- comedy clubs, wildlife, wall art...

Link in the message above.

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Jun 26th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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Just back from Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum (I have visited before) has added some incredible new displays. I also enjoyed Casa Loma, it is an amazing example of architecture.

Bloor Street for fancy (window for me) shopping is fun.

I wish I had gone to Spadina Museum, not sure what they have there but it was close, just didn't have time. I have never "done" the tower, not my thing. We attended the sustainable architecture exhibit which is on Bay Street.

If you have time, spend a day, with a driver if you can afford it, go to Niagara Falls and be sure to hit the wineries along the way, don't miss Niagara on the Lake.



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Jun 28th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Added Wednesday to my Toronto TRavel Tips page (see messages above for link) is stuff about getting wet in Toronto.

Delta Chelsea is top kids-get-wet hotel.

Ontario Place has a wonderful waterpark.

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Jun 28th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Thank you, Bak!
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