Overview / tips in one, Toronto
So many things to see and do, it's impossible to list
CN tower, Ontario Place, Harbourfront, St. Lawrence Market, Kensington Market, High Park, Toronto Zoo, Wonderland, The Exhibition Place
Night life, restaurants, theaters, after-hour spots
Fondest memory: Great Shopping, Friendly People, Relatively Safe and Clean
IF IT'S A SUNNY DAY, I'D HEAD FOR TORONTO ISLAND - A TINY SPOT OF FUN AND PEACE, ONLY A WATERY MILE FROM THE MAJOR METROPOLIS OF CANADA'S LARGEST CITY
RAINING? NO PROBLEM...HEAD FOR THE SCIENCE CENTER - BEST I'VE SEEN IN MY TRAVELS!
Fondest memory: MY FONDEST MEMORIES OF TORONTO ARE THE VAST VARIETY OF ETHNIC RESTAURANTS AND ALL THE MOVIE MAKERS HERE!
Favorite thing: There is actually a lot to see and do in Toronto, depending on what you are interested in of course. There's the most common attractions such as the CN Tower (amazing views from the top), the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), for those looking for a little culture, and of course the Eaton Center for the shoppers in us all (although personally I don't recommend the Eaton Center, it's overhyped and overcrowded all the time, I say skip it). If shopping is your thing I would go down to Queen St. West which is the place to be, especially in the warmer months. Sit on a patio, have a pint and watch the people go by. It's lined with bars, pubs, restaurants and a million stores of all kinds: music, clothing, furniture and home decor, jewellery, shoes, books, and so on and so forth. For the those with a little more money to burn there's Yorkville. Great bars and restaurants and all the designer shops you could ever dream of.
CN Tower, the Sky Dome...catch a LEAFS game if you can (hockey)!!
Fondest memory: I live here.....it's nice....not sooo crowded....home of Iced Tea (they don't really have it in Europe nor do they have Cheese Cake!). It's cleaner than most cities....probably because we don't have as many people as say...New York.
Zip to the top of the world's tallest building, or take a stroll along the world's longest street - Toronto is packed with enough unique attractions and fascinating museums to keep you occupied for weeks.
Of course, the Toronto calendar is chock full of annual and one-time special events - from fairs to festivals to fireworks! One aspect of the city that doesn't change: the terrific shopping. Whether inside one of our renowned shopping gallerias, on a fashionable (or funky) shopping street, or 'down under' in Underground City (the world's largest).
When night falls, celebrate the good life in Toronto's friendly cafes, or in a neighbourhood bar.
I am a big fan of walking around a city to get a feel for the places and people. Toronto is a city made up of ethnically aligned neighbourhoods, so you can do this in a number of different locations and get a different experience each time. Personally, I like: downtown (Yonge south of Bloor) during the daytime for the vibrancy and the people; Yorkville for sitting and watching the world walk by; the Danforth area for a very late evening (one of the few places where you can get a good meal at 4am); and Kensington on the weekend; and the Beaches almost any time; etc....
Fondest memory: When I'm away, I tend to miss the sense of quiet safety.
Near Yonge and Front Streets you will fin BCE Place. Therein be SURE to visit Movenpick for an eating experience you will never forget! It has just everything you will like, also a wonderful place to meet friends!
Fondest memory: I miss how easy it is to go and listen to the best music in the world. Climb on a streetcar or the subway ad glide to the front doors of Roy Thompson Hall, The Montreal Bistro, Mezzeta bistro.
The art gallery of Ontario (AGO), Harbourfront with it's many boutiques, incredible live music groups are just some of te good things I remember. One of the tallest structures in the world, the CN Tower is a must.