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What to do for 8 Wonderful Days in Toronto?

Old Aug 7th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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What to do for 8 Wonderful Days in Toronto?

I will be in Toronto with several other women for eight days while our husbands are attending meetings. We will be staying at the Fairmont downtown. Any suggestions for activities? Would like suggestions for quaint shopping, boutiques, etc., and restaurants for lunch. Where would be a fun place to have afternoon tea? Also suggestions for sightseeing. We can get a car for day trips if needed, and are adventurous enough to enjoy venturing away from the city. We're also looking for ideas for the day on Saturday or Sunday to do some sightseeing with our husbands. What about train trips out of Toronto? Would like to see some beautiful countryside if we're in the area to do it. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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The fancy shops ( Prada, Gucci etc) are on Bloor Street between Yonge and Avenue Road. The area just north of Bloor called Yorkville has some nice staurants, bars and galleries ( visit Hazelton Lanes)
http://www.bloor-yorkville.com/
There is a Greek town with many restaurants and cafes - on Danfort ( east of Bloor), also the Beaches,
Harbourfront, ROM, Bata Shoe Museum, Ceramics Museum etc.

Out of town : Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, a wonderful gallery featuring Canadian art:
http://www.mcmichael.com/

You can drive north to lake Sincoe - east side ( an hour) .
Depending of the time of the year ( and your interest), you can see an opera, a concert, or a musical.
As far as restaurants go you have a selection from stake houses to Italian, Indian, Greek.... no end to it.
The subway system is rather small but safe any time.
take at look at
http://www.toronto.com/
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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Thanks. I'll start doing some research on the places you've suggested. Any particular place we should see on Lake Sincoe?
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 08:04 PM
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For reduced rates at some of the museums in Toronto, check the Toronto CityPass.

For $59, you get admission to the Toronto Zoo ($20), ROM ($20), CN Tower ($25.99), Ontario Science Centre ($17.99), Casa Loma ($16) and Hockey Hall of Fame ($13). Even if you don't do all of them, it might be worth the savings. It's also good for 9 days beginning the first day you use your booklet at the first attraction. You can add up the admissions for those you're interested in seeing to find out if you'll save money.
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 08:05 PM
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I just thought you might wish to go for a drive out of town to see a bit of countryside and a largest inland lake in Ontario . Pass the small town of Keswick ( nothing there) and drive by the lake to the Briars - it is a resort with a very nice golf course.
http://www.briars.ca/
As always in Canada, it all depends on the weather!
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