Local traditions and culture in Toronto

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  • Closing times for bars and entiquet

    by Robin020 Written Apr 13, 2013

    The serving of alcohol stops at 2AM no matter how long the bars/club remains open ALSO if you order at !;55 min and the barman was busy still he wont serve after 2am. absurd right!
    on NYE it served till 3 AM.
    if you go to bar/restaurant and you order bottle of wine and didn't finish it you have the right to ask the bar man server to put the cork on it and you can take it home with you.

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  • No pants subway ride day Toronto

    by Robin020 Written Mar 21, 2013

    The event began in New York -- though some joined in cities throughout the world -- and is coordinated by a group called Improv Everywhere, which describes itself as a "prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places."

    According to Improv Everywhere: "The idea behind No Pants is simple: random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants."

    Also unusual: the various types of underwear on display, judging by the photos we found. .


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  • Canadian hospitality and friendliness

    by Robin020 Updated Mar 21, 2013

    People are extremely friendly in this country.if you need any thing and baffle about something or directions people really here take their time to help you out.
    So do not hesitate to ask about any thing if you need or curious about.
    Torontonians are polite...Actor Peter Ustinoff described Toronto as 'New York City run by the Swiss'.

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  • pride

    by Robin020 Written Mar 18, 2013

    Bear in mind that's Canadian are very proud to be Canadians not like the Europeans.
    Almost every house has Canadian flag.
    Its funny to see them How attached They Are to their culture and country in general.

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  • Toronto (PATH) largest underground shopping co

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    PATH is a 28-kilometre (17 mi) network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to Guinness World Records, PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 m² (4 million sq. ft.) of retail space.[1]

    The PATH network's northerly point is the Toronto Coach Terminal at Dundas Street and Bay Street, while its southerly point is the Metro Toronto Convention Centre's Convention South Building. Its main axes of walkways generally parallel Yonge Street and Bay Street.

    Major facilities connected to PATH

    More than 50 buildings or office towers are connected through the PATH system. It comprises twenty parking garages, five subway stations (Osgoode station connects only to the Four Seasons Centre), two major department stores, two major shopping centres, six major hotels, and a railway terminal. The CN Tower and Rogers Centre are connected via an enclosed elevated walkway, called Skywalk, from Union Station.

    1 King Street West
    1 Queen Street East
    2 Queen Street East
    22 Front Street West
    55 University (Markel building)
    150 York
    Air Canada Centre
    Atrium on Bay
    Bay Adelaide Centre
    Bell Trinity Square
    Brookfield Place
    Canadian Broadcasting Centre
    Citibank Place
    City Hall
    Commerce Court
    Design Exchange
    Dundas Square
    Dundee Place
    Exchange Tower

    Federal Building
    First Canadian Place
    Four Seasons Centre*
    Hilton Hotel
    Hockey Hall of Fame
    HSBC Bank of Canada Building
    Hudson's Bay Company's The Bay Queen Street
    ING Tower
    MetLife Place
    Metro Hall
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    Munich Re Centre
    Richmond-Adelaide Centre
    RBC Centre
    Roy Thomson Hall
    Royal Bank Plaza
    Royal York Hotel
    Ryerson University

    Scotia Plaza
    Sheraton Centre
    Sun Life Centre
    Telus Tower
    10 Dundas East
    Thomson Building
    Toronto-Dominion Centre
    Toronto Eaton Centre
    Toronto Coach Terminal
    TTC subway stations:
    Dundas station
    Queen station
    King station
    Union station
    St. Andrew station
    Osgoode station*
    Union Station
    Victory Building
    Yonge-Richmond Centre

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  • Local drinks

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    I do recommend two locals :
    1 mixer
    whiskey with ginger ale
    The other one is Caesar
    that's a cocktail
    The Caesar was invented in 1969 by restaurant manager Walter Chell of the Calgary Inn (today the Westin Hotel) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He devised the cocktail after being tasked to create a signature drink for the Calgary Inn's new Italian restaurant.[1] He mixed vodka with clam and tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and other spices,creating a drink similar to a Bloody Mary but with a uniquely spicy flavour.

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  • One of most gayfriendly in the world (gayvillage)

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Toronto is very gay friendly city actually you can see many men walk hand in hand or cuddle and snog.
    They even have a whole neighborhood designed for gays..called ay village I guess the reason that`s called so is because all the shop keepers bars workers etc are gays..I find it very interesting and exquisite.
    worth to mention gays here can also marry and adopt kids as well.

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  • Cottage forests

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Here in Canada.since the country has so out of this world nature.The nature is so wonderful here.Sp people tend to have cottages in the middle of the forest.
    Is must be really on must to do list.
    spending a night there with its serenity and relaxation ad mellow and far from the hustle and bustle of the city.not to mention a big distraction from work and real life.

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  • Socialize in cafes?

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Yes when meeting a friend in Europe you will probably meet for a pint (beer) etc.and also meeting new people.
    Here is different.
    Cafes are the place that people ted to socialize and get together.
    That's why the bars are not packed by boozers ..

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  • Going Dutch

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Something I noted here as well was most people go Dutch.Means wen you meet them they you pay for yourself they pay for themselves..Also people are frugal and even stingy in this country I thought Dutch were but not Canadian definitely are.

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  • Coffee time

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Being born in Middle east and lived in other countries I thought middle Eastern people are big fan of coffee or tea.
    Here people are (addict to coffee)They love their coffee here haha.Just as the British love their beer in the morning and day long.
    also you can see many people hold their cup of coffee in their hand and walk around.

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  • Sky scapper and high buildings

    by Robin020 Written Oct 15, 2012

    Toronto has some very high building in the downtown heart of Toronto.
    So if you lucky enough to go top of one of the building you will see the amazing view at night.Its breath taking without doubt and surprisingly enough is NOT that c heap top live in one of them.

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    Street Art...?

    by lohki Written Jun 18, 2007

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    As you can see the Queen west neighbourhood is somewhat displeased with the sprucing up that has been going on down there.

    A friend caught this urban message on the way to work....

    Good thing he had his camera, there was no trace of this sentiment by mid morning.

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    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 17, 2007

    Beaches Park is a great place to see diversity of Toronto residents. I mean in all kinds of the meaning of that word: culture, hobbies, activities etc. Let me tell you what I observed at the park and you will understand what I mean:

    * African families in their traditional colorful clothes cooked BBQ and talked their native language;
    * a group of people played drums, and a guy danced, I assume, African dance. I think so, because in a dance there was so much of agility and liveliness. He enchanted with his dance others who joined him, but they couldn’t keep up with him.
    * a group of hippies or yogies with a big Siberian Husky meditated sitting in a Turkish style on hand-made rugs chanting something in a whisper
    * a couple of young and not-so-young people passed me skating roller blades
    * a photographer took pictures of children and of the lake (me including)
    * a group of young people watched the lake without saying much
    * a couple played badminton
    * a guy walked a dog

    and on and on of different things done by so different people. Do you understand what I mean?

    Dog walking near Lake Ontario
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    Street Musicians

    by shohman Written Oct 1, 2005

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    One of the things I miss most about Boston is all the things you encounter while walking the City. Toronto reminded me of this. I love to be walking the streets or subways and suddenly be met by a street musician. This happened several times in Toronto and only made me love the City even more.

    Street musicians

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