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Old 05-11-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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- do the CN Tower, walk the glass floor, marvel at EdgeWalk (under construction)
* definitely

- eat something at St. Lawrence Market, maybe back bacon sandwiches
* I'd recommend main floor for Churrascos chicken & their Heap O' Fries

- have dinner and beers at C'est What
- see Sleigh Bells and CSS play at Sound Academy (got tickets!)
- definitely take a walk on the beaches again

* also try a walk or drive up the Humber by the Old Mill subway station
* Afternoon Tea or the buffet at The Old Mill ($20+)

- shop/browse/explore Eaton Centre
* also ... explore Yorkville - late afternoon or evening

- see a movie at Bloor Cinema (are there other awesome movie theaters?)
- wander around the U of T campus (grad school ambitions...)

* visit the adjacent Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) -close to Yorkville

- actually visit the Art Gallery of Ontario instead of just walking by
- see the inside of the big train station downtown
- perhaps drive up to Canada's Wonderland for a day

* I'd pass on Canada's Wonderland - it's just another cookie cutter regional amusement park
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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Skip Canada's wonderland unless you have a rollercoaster interest.

Do Casa Loma - at least visit the grounds. It's right in the city, won't take up a day.
for movie theatres, check out Mt. Pleasant / Eglinton area (I forget the name)
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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If it's a nice day you could pack a picknick and task the ferry over to the island. It's a great place, not too exciting but really nice with the lagoons, the beaches and the people watching. I was over there one day in the 70's when I spyed these two guys sittin and playin at a picknick table. I went over and sat down to listen. For an hour or so I sat there and listened to Bob Dylan and Neil Young doin their thing. It was amazing.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:36 AM
 
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I'd pass on Canada's Wonderland - it's just another cookie cutter regional amusement park
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Skip Canada's wonderland unless you have a rollercoaster interest
We're both huge coaster fans, plus I'm very interested to see the park someday. I grew up right between two huge parks in eastern Virginia, worked in them both as a teenager, and lived for many years in a city right next to a third...and that one was actually built by the same folks as Wonderland and went through a lot of the same ownership swaps (Paramount, etc). So I'd really enjoy exploring the place, I think. However since it would cost an entire day, I think it'll wait for some future, longer duration trip.

Casa Loma looked really neat the last time we were up and the tour bus stopped by, we might check out the grounds. I'm not sure we'd bother with a tour just yet because we haven't even been inside the AGO or ROM yet. Definitely keeping both of those in mind for this time around!
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:39 AM
 
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If it's a nice day you could pack a picknick and task the ferry over to the island. It's a great place, not too exciting but really nice with the lagoons, the beaches and the people watching. I was over there one day in the 70's when I spyed these two guys sittin and playin at a picknick table. I went over and sat down to listen. For an hour or so I sat there and listened to Bob Dylan and Neil Young doin their thing. It was amazing.
That's incredible! Forgive my ignorance but when people say "the island" is that the same thing as the group of islands that extends off where the (downtown not suburban) airport is? We explored those pretty extensively on a boat tour last time, and LOVED it...but probably will spend time elsewhere for our second visit together. Trust me though, if we lived in Toronto someday we'd spend plenty of time out there, maybe even doing some boating of our own.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:46 AM
 
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* also try a walk or drive up the Humber by the Old Mill subway station
* Afternoon Tea or the buffet at The Old Mill ($20+)
Thank you! I'd never even heard mention of this area and now that I'm looking at photos from all around the subway stop and the inn it looks gorgeous. If we don't train out there, we could at least stop by on our way back out of town by driving west on Bloor instead of getting directly on the Gardiner out of Chinatown.

Quick question, does one need to be dressed in formal attire to take tea at the inn on an average weekday afternoon? Are reservations a necessity? If either is the case we might skip it this time, but at the least I'll try to stop us through the area to take a look around and go for a walk.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:09 AM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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Thank you! I'd never even heard mention of this area and now that I'm looking at photos from all around the subway stop and the inn it looks gorgeous. If we don't train out there, we could at least stop by on our way back out of town by driving west on Bloor instead of getting directly on the Gardiner out of Chinatown.

Quick question, does one need to be dressed in formal attire to take tea at the inn on an average weekday afternoon? Are reservations a necessity? If either is the case we might skip it this time, but at the least I'll try to stop us through the area to take a look around and go for a walk.
I don't believe you need reservations in the week and it's more casual than the weekend.
If you have a car - take Royal York or Prince Edward north to Dundas then come back to the Old Mill on the riverside drive (Humber Blvd. on Google maps).

old mill toronto - Google Maps 1

old mill toronto - Google Maps 2
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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If you have a car and haven't seen Niagara Falls.. I'd check it out.
Also check out Niagara-on-the Lake, a really cutesy town and go on winery tours.

For the city proper.. think you've got it all covered.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Scarborough Bluffs
Don Jail Tour (oldest jail in the city)
Walk around the Beaches area and the boardwalk
Royal Ontario Museum
Corso Italia
The Danforth
Koreatown
Hockey Hall of Fame

I'll try to think up some more.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Hi Khyron,

All of the above suggestions are good. In case you want to go to Canada's Wonderland and don't have a car, you can take a Go shuttle bus to the park from Yorkdale or York Mills subway stations.
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