Toronto Tourist Traps

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    View from the Panorama Lounge
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Toronto

  • 1. CN Tower

    This is the my rule with every major city I go, if it's a familiar landmark, I'm on it! But then aren't we all? Aren't we all wanting a slice of that tourist pie? I wanted to cross visiting the CN...

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  • 2. Canada's Wonderland

    Canada's Wonderland is expensive, I won't lie. At almost $60 a person and another $17 to park, it can certainly set a family back. You also aren't allowed to bring your own food (although you can...

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  • 3. beggers in the streets

    Please don't encourage the "homeless" by giving them money. Offering food or coffee, or used clothing is a nice gesture - but not money. The more aggressive ones tend to be scam artists and your...

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  • 4. Eaton Centre

    The weird thing about buying something in toronto is the tax, you can go into a store or a Burger King and order or buy what you want but when you go to pay for the iteam the price suddley changes, it...

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  • 5. Transportation & Parking

    Parking is a nightmare. If you are unfortunate enough to bring a car, it will be nearly impossible to not fall into a parking trap. I wasted a huge amount of money on tickets and the few times I...

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  • 6. Downtown / Financial District

    I work in Toronto's so called downtown underground or rather the 'PATH'. I cannot fathom why I have found so many tourists wandering around lost in it's corridors. The idea of miles of underground...

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  • 7. Niagara Falls

    The Falls look amazing from the various vantage points. There is nothing unique about seeing them from another viewing spot- from behind the falls... You see that there is a lot of water flowing...

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  • 8. Casa Loma

    OK, so, I'm sure Casa Loma is described very nicely in most guide books, but I think its a big tourist trap. If you're European, don't bother going, I'm sure you see buildings more impressive to this...

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  • 9. Restaurants & Nightlife

    SPRING ROLLS Restaurants - you now see them all over downtown Toronto. Yonge, Front, Dundas and now Queen West. This restaurant is constantly busy and very popular with tourists, 905ers and some...

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  • 10. Ontario Place

    At one time I would have included Ontario Place in my must-see section however no more. Ontario Place used to be a great attraction that all ages could enjoy but sadly this is no more the case. It...

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  • 11. Fort York

    Fort York was Toronto's only defence in the War of 1812. However, American forces sacked the city & almost wiped out half the town. Later, it was rebuilt & has never witnessed another battle. Today,...

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  • 12. City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square

    If you get here in November like I did, be prepared....the Christmas decorations might be about up but the ice ring will still be closed. And so was the upper boulevard .. .yet we did some jay...

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  • 13. Yonge Street

    Yonge Street, known as the longest street in the world, is the main north-south road that divides Toronto into east and west. Many visitors to Toronto end up spending most of their time on the...

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  • 14. Toronto Harbour Cruises Lunch cruise

    Boat needs major repair.Food was OK. As noted elsewhere, service is plastic plates served from chaffing dishes on folding tables.Board carpets are disgusting,...

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  • 15. Yorkville costs more

    Sometimes it is not easy giving advice for the obvious reason that everyone is different.Toronto has a really beautiful area called Yorkville, just outside the...

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  • 16. "Honest" Ed Mirvish

    the world's biggest self-serve store on over 160,000 square feet buy soemthing that is CHEAP> > the world's biggest self-serve store on over 160,000...

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  • 17. Toronto Zoo

    Toronto Zoo's restaurants, shops, and even ATM machines take ONLY Mastercard. I had Visa, American Express, and some more, but... Take cash or Master Card with...

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  • 18. "Gift Shops"

    If you can help it, don't concern yourself with buying little trinkets and souveniors that you really don't NEED....I went home with stuff I was wondering why I...

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  • 19. When you go skating in Canada...

    When you go skating in Canada make sure to wear some snow pants or extra padded clothes. Its okay to fall everybody does it :-) younge and old. Just get out...

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  • 20. To paraphrase a well known...

    To paraphrase a well known adage, 'The only things certain in this world is death and taxes.'You cannot escape tax here. Unlike many countries whose VAT is...

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  • 21. Paying Double TipIf you're...

    Paying Double TipIf you're traveling in a large group, and i mean 6 or more, when paying the bill, double-check to see if gratuities have already been added to...

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  • 22. Get out of Toronto! So many...

    Get out of Toronto! So many people come here and never leave the city. If your here in the winter go up north skiing for the weekend at Blue Mountain,...

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  • 23. 'Unknown' (Camille -- lives in...

    'Unknown' (Camille -- lives in Toronto) has the best list of Toronto tourist traps I've seen so far. Go there for details. To start with, forget about the...

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  • 24. okay- I can't think of...

    okay- I can't think of anything yet, but an fyi item: some of the musuems/gallery's may offer free or discounted admission prices- I think the musuem offers...

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  • 25. Any of a number of local...

    Any of a number of local amusement parks or theme parks including Ontario Place (on the waterfront in the heart of Toronto) and Canada's Wonderland (which is...

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