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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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Good grief, what *isn't* there to do in Toronto?

What kinds of things do you like doing? It's here.

If you are looking for events, you might want to take a glance at www.toronto.com, but otherwise, what would you want to do?
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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I think we need more info. There all day? Just the morning? Evening? Alone? With the kids? With the significant other? With work buddies? Driving? Flying? Looking for clubs? Looking for bars? Strip clubs?

A little direction will go a long way.
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #5
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Ten things I love about T.O. (from a Westerner, transplanted...)

10. Queen St. E.
-no matter what your tastes there are shops for everyone (Friendly Stranger, Steve's Music, Jamie Fraser Books), bars; The Rivoli, Black Bull, etc... and attractions, MuchMusic, The New Opera House, New City Hall...

9. Toronto Zoo
-one of the best in Canada. I like the monkeys and the big cats

8. The Bike Paths
-rent a bike and go east, west, north or south. Adventures and interesting people await. Not many know this but Toronto has the most amount of green space per capita in North America (most of it connected by bike)

7. Riverdale Farm/CabageTown
-historic part of UpperCanada, many famous canadians made their residence there over the years and with The Farm close by, a little Oasis in The Big Smoke

6. Steam Whistle Brewery
-an old train roundhouse come micro-brewery. They will fill your small sample cup over and over and over again..

5. Distillery District
-awesome urban renewal project for artists, shoppers, music lovers and fine cuisine (check out Mill Street Micro-Brewery too...)

4. High Park
-very magical place. Full of secret pockets of fun, ley lines, bizarre zoo, Shakespeare in the Park and a lost lagoon...

3. Little Italy (College & Bathurst)
-THE place to watch any World Cup match, great cafes, restaurants, atmosphere to rival only Montreal

2. The Beach
-OK so I'm biased. Used to be The Beaches, the original cottage country (before Muskoka took over as the place to escape to...) still a great place to escape too. Laidback, Vancouver style.

1. Toronto Island(s)
-take the ferry across to to Un-Toronto. No place in Canada can rival being inside the heart of a city and being in a different place ('cept maybe Stanley Park in VanCity). Try frisbee golf, do the cedar maze, visit the haunted lighthouse, hangout on the pier at night...

....if the Blue Jays are in town take in a game at the Rogers Center (it will always be the SkyDome to me after a great World Series game in '92 ) as a bonus thing to do in T.O. . A great way to pass the hot lazy summer time away with the dome open and Alex Rios and Vernon Wells hit'n and catch'n...

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Old Jun 20th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #6
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Great list, SNAFU. I would add...

11. Kensington Market. Untouched by chain stores and mainstream logos it's an entire neighborhood of bohemian shops, antiques, coffee shops, fruit and vegitable vendors and street carts selling largely hommade/artistic goods. One of my favorite places in Toronto.

12. Eaton Centre. Obvious, but a great mall in the heart of downtown. Lots to see and air conditioned on muggy days. I just moved away from Toronto after living there for 10 years and it's amazing how much I took it for granted. The local mall here closes at 5:30 on saturdays. 5:30!

13. Explore the subway. A great far-reaching system that takes you anywhere. Don't know what's at Castle Frank station? Go take a look. Buy a day pass, especially on a Sunday where it covers 2 adults and a couple of kids.

14. Yorkville. A little snooty at times but great shops. Always nice looking cars cruising through. Want to see a Ferrari? Stand in Yorkville for about 5 minutes on a nice day, you'll probably see 3 of them.

15. Carbon Computing. Gotta give some props to my old job. You can check out the Eaton Centre and talk to the robots who work there who memorize all the company lines but don't really know anything about actually using them. Then go to Carbon where each and every person works there because they love Macs and know their stuff. Try asking any Apple store employee about how to connect a localtalk printer to a current Mac or how to turn off extensions in OS 9. I guarantee they'll have to at least look it up, if not shrug and tell you to upgrade.

I'm sure there are some good Apple store employees, but every one I have ever talked to (besides geniuses) give me the impression that they work at the Apple store because the Gap wasn't hiring that day.

But the stores do look purdy.
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SNAFU, Queen East is great (I live in Leslieville myself) but you were actually referring to the much busier and more commercial Queen West. Otherwise a very good list. I'd add Cherry Beach and the Leslie Street Spit if you want cool sight-lines of downtown but also want quiet, sailboats, the water and a feeling of the history of this town as the bustling port it formerly was. Also for biking, besides the Martin Goodman Trail, I'd look up the one zipping up the Don Valley. Seeing the Bloor Viaduct from it is pretty cool and there's a surprising amount of green and shade for being in the heart of the city.
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SNAFU, Queen East is great (I live in Leslieville myself) but you were actually referring to the much busier and more commercial Queen West. Otherwise a very good list. I'd add Cherry Beach and the Leslie Street Spit if you want cool sight-lines of downtown but also want quiet, sailboats, the water and a feeling of the history of this town as the bustling port it formerly was. Also for biking, besides the Martin Goodman Trail, I'd look up the one zipping up the Don Valley. Seeing the Bloor Viaduct from it is pretty cool and there's a surprising amount of green and shade for being in the heart of the city.


See? Didn't I say I was BeachBias?

Yes, Queen Street WEST.

Leslie Street Spit/Cherry Beach is part of the Bike Paths tour (Tommy Thompson Park) for sure

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Great list, SNAFU. I would add...

11. Kensington Market. Untouched by chain stores and mainstream logos it's an entire neighborhood of bohemian shops, antiques, coffee shops, fruit and vegitable vendors and street carts selling largely hommade/artistic goods. One of my favorite places in Toronto.
Yes, Kensington is a hoot. Not much of a shopper so I didn't want to include too many $ places the little women can go bling bling

St. Lawrence Market/Front Street is fun too

And how can we forget The Hockey Hall of Fame?

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