i wasn't in toronto long enough to give any really good advice as to where to go and what to see. but i would recommend queen st west shopping if you're into more 'alternative' clothing, gifts, etc. the beaches and toronto's CN tower are also popular. i went for canada day (july 1st) the day before there was a gay pride parade, which i've heard can be quite a site to see! :)
Fondest memory: i miss queen st west. wish there was an area like that in columbus. the best you can do here is go down to campus and hope to find a few good shops scattered about. when at queen st west you can find a little of everything in that area.
Put on your walking shoes and just walk or take the subway. Grab a local map from any hotel and pick your areas of interest. I like mingling with people so I go to Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, walk down Queen Street West and of course Yonge Street. Winter is not a good time to visit too cold and damp.
Fondest memory: East access to the different restaurants of the world
Toronto’s waterfront – one of North America’s largest recreational waterfronts – provides a scenic backdrop for many popular and entertaining attractions including Harbourfront, Ontario Place, SkyDome, the CN Tower, and the Toronto Islands. It’s also the setting of many big events including the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, Caribana, Winterfest and the Canadian National Exhibition.
Downtown Toronto offers museums and art galleries galore including The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) , Canada’s largest museum and one of the top 10 in the world; the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Canada’s oldest art gallery and home to more than 15,000 paintings; and the Ontario Science Centre, which entertains and educates 800,000 visitors a year.
At the northeast end of the city, Canada’s largest zoo, the Toronto Zoo, features more than 5,000 animals in their natural environment. Just north of the City, Canada’s largest theme park, Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, features more than 160 attractions and 50 rides in a thrilling environment.
Day or night - always something going on!
Fondest memory: Spending 10 minutes in Toronto before flying to Chicago. I had to run fom one plane to the other, also worth noting that I was the only passenger they were waiting for...everyone had already boarded the plane. haha.
I think the most fun thing to do in Toronto on a Saturday is to walk down Spadina Avenue where it is open to markets of fresh food and produce, clothing and jewlrey... The fun part is negotiating the price and stopping for a bite to eat.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is when I lived there. July 1st is a huge celebration at Ontario Place which is an amusement park, boating spot, restaurants, etc.. surrounded on lake ontario. They have the fireworks contects during that time against other countries. Its called 'Fire of Lights'.
To get there... take the streetcar from Queen's Quay West to Exhibition Place and just walk thru the park. Its best to go in the day and spend the whole day and evening there. There is also an outside amphitheatre which is always being used in the summer for concerts and stand up comedy.
When visiting Toronto you must visit the tallest tower in the world, the CN Tower, also the Casa Loma which is so beautiful. For amusement park lovers and the kids CNE, Exebition place is for you.
Must also visit Little Italy and shop around in little corner stores.
Fondest memory: Whenever I thin kof Toronto I get a picture in my head of Policeman on horses, and statues of Mooses al over town.......it is so great.
There's so much to do. Ontario Place, the Exhibition, Center Island, Harbourfront, Honest Ed's, downtown shopping, the Eaton Center, Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, Yorkville, the theaters, the variety of restaurants, Wonderland (which is out of the way a bit).
Fondest memory: I miss a lot. The sheer variety that you find is what I miss the most. It doesn't matter what it is, restaurants, theatres, whatever you are looking for, you find numerous ones here. It's great. There's a lot of culture and entertainment. If you get bored in Toronto, there's something wrong with you.
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.
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