Toronto What to Pack

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    by louisa_2 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you're planning on travelling around Canada at the end of your stay then a large backpack and a smaller rucksack is best. Otherwise a suitcase in place of the backpack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter in Toronto is COLD. Nothing quite prepares you for it. It's also a long season too. Still quite chilly as late as April. A good ski-type jacket is essential and planty of woolly jumpers. As for the summer, I haven't expericened that yet, but I get the impression it can be pretty humid especially in the city centre.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant for the summer months if you're planning on getting out into the country.

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    by Chrystyna Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Toronto has very unpredictable weather.
    If you're going in the winter, it can get REALLY cold when you factor in the windchill, so I'd bring loads of layers and a thick winter coat. You may get lucky and have a mild winter, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Before traveling here, check the local weather, boots may be a necessity.

    The summers in Toronto can be quite warm, in the +30 celcius range, but again, because of the erratic weather here, I'd bring a sweater and umbrella just to be safe.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Water is safe to drink here, so you don't have to worry about water purification tablets.

    If you're used to soft water, make sure to bring hair condition as the water is pretty hard here.

    Photo Equipment: If you're traveling in the winter, make sure that your camera has a flash, you may not get lucky with natural light when you're taking outdoor pictures.

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    by Chrystyna Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Buy the Entertainment Guide.
    This is a definite must have!
    You can purchase it for just under $30.00 USD from www.entertainment.com (sometimes they have sales for where it's only $10.00 depending what time of the year it is!) This guide will give you loads of discounts, from 50% off Hotel Rack Rates to two for one entrees at many of Toronto's top restaurants. It will also give you two for one admissions for many attractions, many free items with purchase, and loads of other coupons. I can't stress how good this book is. They have books for other cities too. Log on to entertainment.com to get your discount savings book. It's definitely worth the money.

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    by Paula1971 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even in the summer it can get chilly at night so bring a sweater or two. On the other hand, it can also get exceedingly hot and humid so swimwear, shorts, and sunblock would come in handy too. The winters can get quite cold, the spring is quite rainy and the fall is kinda chilly. Dress accordingly I guess.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get anything you need, as far as medicine and toiletries are concerned, 24hrs a day. Many pharmacies are open 24hrs now while others are open until at least midnight.

    Miscellaneous: Anything you could possibly want you will likely be able to find somewhere in the city. We have it all.

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    by Aragina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Take what you can carry, I found a backpack the best bet, as I was on the move all the time.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be practical and were shorts and tee's in summer, cold weather gear for winter.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get everything you need in Toronto.

    Photo Equipment: You can get everything you need in Tornonto.

    Miscellaneous: The pic was of the millenm Celebrations in Tornonto

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    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Anything will do, from backpack to a bag on wheels.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: That depends on when you visit.

    If here in January to March pack really warm clothes and boots. Hat, mitts, scarf, it can get really cold here. Especially down by the waterfront.
    Spring - pack an umbrella.

    Summer - it can get hot and humid, so be prepared for this. Lightweight clothes but also pack a light cardigan or sweater if by the water at night.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just bring normal stuff, but if going out to the parks and wooded areas, bring good insect repellant. Those mozzies can bite, I've got the bites to prove it!

    Photo Equipment: You should be able to find any kind of film you need here.

    Miscellaneous: If you're coming from overseas, remember to bring a voltage adapter and plugs. We're on 110 voltage here.

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    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are visiting in the winter, be sure to bring warm clothes. The winters are can be very cold,snowy and harsh.

    Miscellaneous: Although passports are not required for entrance into Canada for US citizens,it is a very good idea to bring yours.I personally have never had a problem and have never even been asked to show a drivers license ,but I have been told that in recent months things have become much stricter. If you do not have a passport, bring your birth certificate and also photo identification. A driver's license may NOT be enough.

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    by sim1 Updated Jan 7, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    On this website you can see the 5-day weather forecast for Toronto :
    http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/scripts/citygen.pl?client=eccdn_e&city=yyz

    The average weather per month :
    January : max 0, min -7, rain 23 mm, snow 29 cm
    February : max 0, min -6, rain 26 mm, snow 25 cm
    March : max 4, min -2, rain 40 mm, snow 19 cm
    April : max 10, min 3, rain 57 mm, snow 6 cm
    May : max 16, min 8, rain 67 mm, snow 0 cm
    June : max 22, min 13, rain 68 mm, snow 0 cm
    July : max 25, min 16, rain 69 mm, snow 0 cm
    August : max 24, min 16, rain 80 mm, snow 0 cm
    September : max 20, min 13, rain 76 mm, snow 0 cm
    October : max 13, min 7, rain 60 mm, snow 0 cm
    November : max 7, min 2, rain 67 mm, snow 5 cm
    December : max 1, min -4, rain 45 mm, snow 27 cm

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    by citygirl29 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're trying to blend in rather than stand out as a tourist, remember that Canadian dress in large urban centres tends to be somewhat less casual than American dress. Matching jackets will make you stand out, as will sweatpants or any kind of same-fabric top and bottoms. Jeans are common, however, as is the kind of 'casual Friday' look. If you're mostly downtown, you won't stand out much regardless of how many piercings you have or what colour your hair is.

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    by Unknown Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't be Naive - We don't all live in igloos in Canada (honestly I have met people who thought that!) and the temperature in Canada and particularly in Toronto can get quite hot. In Toronto summers (which runs from late June to early September) the weather can reach up to 40 degrees celcius with the humidity - particularly in August when we have stretches of heat that are almost unbearable. But in the winter (particularly in January/February) we can experience wind chill factors down in the -20's celcius. So dress appropriately and consider yourself forewarned.

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    by Unknown Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you are going to Algonquin Park or up into the Muskokas you will need to remember your bug spray - mosquitos can be quite troubling as can our notorious black flies. However, in Toronto or any other city around southwestern Ontario you should be fine without any protections.

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    by allycat1 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: If your here in the winter don't forget your scarf, tuke, mitties, boots and downfilled jacket cause it's cold! For summer it is hot! Many people think it's freezing all year round but your in for a suprise cause we roast in the summer so pack according to season.

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    by dj77 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be prepared for any kind of weather because southern Ontario weather if always unpredictable. Winters can be extremely cold or fairly mild (like this year), but summers are always guaranteed to be hot, humid and sticky, so pack light.

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    by citygirl29 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The roads in Toronto are heavily salted and often slushy, so don't plan to get around town in your Prada boots. Summer can get quite hot -- this may be Canada, but it's not the far north -- so short sleeves at the least are a must.

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    by Michael_D Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: TORONTO as seen from the CN Tower with the City Islands visable. Of course it cant be seen in this picture..90 miles farther out accross Lake Ontario is the coastline of New York State. Toronto's most famous and most visible landmark, is the world's tallest free-standing structure. Built in 1976, the tower measures 553 metres in height. From its Lookout Level it offers a stunning view of the city, especially at sunset. Daring visitors can test their courage by taking a walk across the glass floor 113 stories above the ground, or travel even higher up the tower to the Sky Pod. The glass floor makes it seem like there is nothing under you and was a tad too exciting at first;-)

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