See a movie for cheap...
The Circle Theatre is located on the main street of Alliston, and is run by a family business. It's really small, and doesn't have a lot of the qualities that you'd see at a huge cineplex. (There is one person who opens the door for you, sells you the ticket, and starts the movie.) But its really cheap and you get what you pay for. (Adults get in for $4.25.) The seats are pretty comfortable, and of course there are snacks and drinks you can get there for cheap too. They play one movie every night for a week and every Thursday it switches. They don't play the same movies that other cinemas are playing, usually they play movies that just came out on video. It's located on 19 Victoria Street East, in downtown Alliston.
Potato Capital of Ontario, or at least Simcoe Co.
"Charity Polo Event near Alliston"
I was invited by a cousin to a Polo Match Charity event to raise money for the Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. Since I had never been to a polo match before, and it was for a good cause, I went. It was an overcast day, with a nice breeze and I think a Humidex reading of about 29C. She and her husband had a corporate tent, and tables for family and friends, and business associates. There was an excellent lunch served, and a bar (although, I suspect that there was a lot more water consumed then alcohol). It was a good time.
Alliston. Great Place to Shop, Live and Play
"Marshalls Clothing Company"
What a great store! Awesome brands like Roxy, Volcom and Guess.
The girls at Marshalls truly know their stuff. I went in to find a pair of jeans that I wanted so bad and they had them. I also saved like $10 bucks. They have lots of Mavi and Silver Jeans, Seven and Rock and Republic, they are so hard to find. Go and have fun!
"...but not for long"
If you travel about an hour north of Toronto, you will reach Alliston; a small, labeled "hick" town, which is in the process of growing and expanding. I live only 15 minutes south of this town, and went to school here for four years. Alliston is not known for much sight seeing; but it is not situated far from other more touristy places, such as Wasaga Beach or Barrie. In my opinion, Alliston is quite good to visitors! There are several nice places to eat that range from as cheap as McDonalds to as posh and classy as the Globe Restaurant. There are clean, affordable places to stay overnight and the area does have some interesting attractions.
"Our "Hick Town""
A helicopter view of Alliston. As you can see it is somewhat of a small city surrounded mostly by lots of farmland. A few things you may find interesting about Alliston, however is that it is home of:
-a Honda manufacturing plant which now is taking over everything
-Earl Rowe Provincial Park (GREAT campgrounds!)
-an annual Potato Festival
-a classy hotel where many celebrities have stayed: The Nottawasaga Inn
Sir Frederick Grant Banting is one of the few historical figures known to have been born and raised in Alliston. He invented insulin, the cure for diabetes, and was killed in a plane crash during World War II. His house remains one of Alliston's few historical sites.
When I was up in Borden I went to this town that is about 15 minutes away from Borden. It's bigger then Borden. Nice country views it has. There's this big inn called Notawasaga Inn. It has an indoor pool in it, an arcade area, sponge court, mini putt and 45 pleasure holes of golf. The main downtown has all different types of stores.