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Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
The Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour runs in a continuous circle from 9:00am until 4:00pm with many stops near major hotels in the downtown area. Your ticket is valid for three touring days which gives you ample time to explore the many attractions Tor"""Experience the sights sounds and history of multi-cultural Toronto at your speed on your time. Your ticket on the Toronto City Hop-on Hop-off Tour allows you to see the city with professional drivers and commentary all the while giving you the complete flexibility to visit some of Toronto's sights major attractions
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Private Toronto Guided City Tour
"Travel in style like a VIP as you embark on a fabulous 2 hour private guided tour of Toronto. Your licensed tour guide will show you all Toronto has to offer and share tips on local hot spots restaurants and fun trivia. Personal pickup is available from your hotel. Travel in a luxury vehicle and see the daily lives of some of the six million people that live in Toronto. Learn about the CN rail and the Toronto Harbourfront. Stop for pi a very historical battle grounds from the war of 1812. Learn how the fur traders used to use Yonge Street and Bloor Street to travel goods. See Kensington market and one of Toronto's six Chinatown's. Lets not forget the beautiful Casa Loma home to Sir Henry Pellatt. Learn about the various cultures and cuisine that Toronto has to offer. See breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline. No photo opportunity will be missed on this luxurious and private VIP tour. After the tour is comple your driver/guide will drop you back off at your hotel or one of the highlights as seen on the tour.Highlights include: Rogers Centre CN Tower Harbourfront
From CAD350.00
 
Ultimate Toronto Tour
"Experience the best of the best in the complete tour of Toronto. Experience first-hand some of Toronto's must-see attractions and learn about the history behind these places and surrounding neighborhoods. Once this tour is completed you will walk away with wonderful memories and a head full of amazing facts and tidbits about Toronto history.Your adventure in Toronto starts with a quick trip up to the observation deck at the CN Tower one of the world's most popular tourist spots. On the observation deck you will have the opportunity to walk out and stand 1151 feet above the ground. Being so high up will allow you to get amazing views of the surrounding city. Don't forget to bring your camera because there will be numerous opportunities to take amazing photos.After a trip to the CN Tower your professional guide will take you to the mysterious historic Casa Loma where you will have the adventure of a lifetime. At this Gothic castle
From CAD139.00

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1000 Islands

In VT the 1000 Islands are referred as an US attraction, and I believe they should be. But the fact is that they follow the border between USA and Canada, in St. Lawrence river, occupying both sides of the border.

I didn't have time to visit them, and only saw some of them from distance, in our way from Toronto to Montreal.

It seems (surfing VT tips about it) that the most interesting points are in US side. But... this is what I saw! And where I saw it. Maybe it will be fun, riding a boat around them.

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Oct 29, 2014

Cheltenham Badlands & Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

I just found out there are badlands in Ontario near Caledon. It is probably about a 45 minute drive and the site is actually quite small, so it shouldn't take you more than 15-30 minutes to see everything. I also recommend going there early in the morning as I understand this is quite busy later in the day with families visiting. Also, if you have very limited time in Toronto, I would not go out of my way to check this out but if you want to get away from the city, you can visit this as well as the many towns and parks in the Caledon / Niagara Escarpment area.

Please note that the badlands are in danger of erosion, so do not walk around on them, even if you see other people ignoring the warning signs put up by Bruce Trail Organization. You can get a really good view from the top and surrounding so there really is no need to go on them. I have posted a few pictures below. My friend said that in winter, you can see the different sedimentary layers (?) even clearer because of the snow. I guess I will probably go check it out at that time.

The Caledon area is also very popular with cyclists, though the hills seemed quite intense. The cyclists I saw on that day stopped by to check out the view, then continued on to the Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. I went there for an early lunch and they got a good selection of cheeses and other local farm products. They offer free cider tasting, which includes a pub cider, a perry (pear alcohol), still cider (sort of like wine), and an ice cider. I actually quite like the ice cider, which reminds me of ice wine, but less sweet. One of the patrons recommended the artisan farmer's platter, which got a selection of local products. I would probably try that next time.

Directions to Badlands: If you drive from Toronto, take Hwy 401W and exit on Hwy 410. 410 will become Hwy 10, which is also called Hurontario Street. Go North for a few blocks until you hit Olde Base Line Road. Turn left. It is on the left hand side of the road just before Creditview Road. If you have a GPS, try searching for 1600 Olde Base Line Road. There is no official parking but there is a shoulder where you can leave your vehicle.

Directions to Spirit Tree Estate Cidery: It's near Missassauga Road and Boston Mills Road (1 block south and 1.5 blocks west of the badlands).

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milliturtle
Jul 20, 2012

Stoney Ridge- Niagara’s Garden Winery

Stoney Ridge is an adorable little spot, your Grandma, Mom and Auntie will love it!!

Despite it's cutesy appeal, I ADORE some of Stoney Ridges wines.
Tours are 11:00 am and 2;30 PM on weekends or by appointment. $10.00 (30 min.)

**Access to a car is needed to get here, or a private bus tour.**

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lohki
Apr 04, 2011

De Sousa Wine Cellars

I love that you can taste the wine in the 'old school' clay cups here. It really does alter the flavour of the wine and you can also purchase your very own clay cup here to take home.

Best part is that you can actually buy it at the Liquor store!!

**A car is needed to reach the vineyard... BUT De Sousa also has a location in Toronto**

802 Dundas Street West-- Mon. to Sat. 11-7, 416-603-0202

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lohki
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Cullen Gardens - Whitby

Just 40 Minutes east of Toronto is the Cullen Gardens. located at Whitby.

The Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village is open from Mid April to early January.

They usually have a Festival of Lights events around Christmas time, check out if it is still ocurring.

I will be putting pictures of the miniature Village on a travelogue page in the future when time allows, so watch this space.

There are Group discounts available, Free parking, and Senior discounts.

There is also a restaurant, Lynde House Heritage Home, gift shops, and a cafe.

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joanj
Apr 04, 2011

Mountsberg Wildlife Center

East of Toronto is the Mountsberg Wildlife Center. Has some wild animals: bison, birds of prey etc. on the grounds, a lake to swim in, and some short to medium walking trails.

From Highway 401 go south on Guelph Line. Turn west on Campbellville Road for 4 km and then go north on Milburough Line for 1 km to park entrance.

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Apr 04, 2011

Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery

Great tasting room and cellar tour. Fab wines!

Free public tours at 11:30 and 3:00 daily and after you can taste and buy the wine from the shop.

**You need access to a car to get here, or an organized tour.**

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lohki
Apr 18, 2009

Strewn Winery and Vineyards

Located just outside of Niagara on the Lake, Strewn also has a cooking school and a restaurant alongside their vineyards and winery.

They have more than 20 wines, many of which have been awarded medals here and internationally, especially for their ice wines. I prefer the whites here, especially the Pinot Blanc, but sadly only a few of these wines can be found in the LCBO Stores in Ontario.

Free public tours at 1pm daily and end with a taste of three wines, just let the retail staff know your interested.

**You need access to a car to get here, or an organized tour.**

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Feb 16, 2008
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Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay is a great day trip from Toronto. You can drive yourselve, take a bus or a tour. You'll be amazed by the beauty of this bay, its charming houses and islands. A very worthy day trip to scape from the crowded cities.

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cfuentesm
Nov 21, 2005

Midland

Midland is a very nice little town, at about 1.30 hours from Toronto. It is famous for its colorful walls, painted as murals reconstructing the history of the province. It is also the gateway for a Georgian Bay boat tour.

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Nov 21, 2005

The Toronto Islands:

The Toronto Islands:

The Toronto Islands make up one of the world’s most spectacular urban parks with over 600 acres of open spaces..

From biking, blading and boating to picnics, festivals and special events, the always picturesque Islands offer a full range of activities for all ages.

Highlights include Centreville Amusement Park, Far Enough Farm, the Carousel Café, The “Maze” (cedar hedge labyrinth), Toronto Harbour Tours, Island Tram Tour, 10km run course, jogging trails, supervised wading pools, the boardwalk, bike and boat rentals, and numerous picnic areas.

the “Island” is actually composed of nearly two dozen islands. These include Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point, both named in honour of early Island settlers, while the popular Centre Island (originally Island Park) defines where it is located, right between the other two.

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happy13133
Jul 21, 2005

In the Wild

Canada's nature is spectacular, so get out of the city!

If you like the outdoors, (and if you drive) take highway 400 N to Muskoka and go camping, canoeing or hiking in the wild. Exit on Georgian Bay Rd. to Six Mile Lake, it's about a 2hr drive from TO. Lakes in this area are interconnected so you can portage and camp out where ever you please, and it's free!

If you feel like driving even further, go to Algonquin. It's one of the most beautiful parks in Ontario.

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Marta23
Feb 08, 2005

Things to Do Near Toronto

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Bata Shoe Museum

Interesting exhibit about the history of shoes, shoes from famous people, artic shoes and mens heels. The museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits footwear from around the world. Three...
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Casa Loma

The castle is opened from 9:30 until 5:00 but remains opened later for concerts and special events. There were lines of cars trying to get into the parking lot, it was Sunday so we parked on the...
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Kensington Market

Eclectic bohemian market with wonderful cafe's, shops and pubs. Very artsy and filled with artsy people. The bakeries, ethnic food and ice cream looked wonderful. People were friendly. We enjoyed...
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University

One of the best universities (or is it the best?) in Canada, University of Toronto has a elegant, historic campus with plenty of architecture in the Romanesque, Gothic etc styles, for visitors to...
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ROM - Royal Ontario Museum

This 100 year old Museum isThe Tornonto Museum of Art, Culture and Natural History is the largest in Canada, and attracts over one million visitors every year. The museum is north of Queen's Park,...
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Yorkville

I just walked along this street. They said celebrities whenever in Toronto can be spotted here dining or clubbing. Yorkville is a mixture of high end stores, beautiful condos and restored victorian...
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