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Old 06-25-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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:My family and I are thinking of spending christmas in toronto. Can anybody tell me a good place to stay, that is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, other activities? What is there to do around toronto during that time of year? Is toronto expensive? How is the weather during this time? I am not shy when it comes to cold weather, but would like to know does it snow all the time( I want a white christmas). What are some things to do for a 2 year old very active toddler. Please feel free to add as much information as possible.
thanks in advance!
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:11 PM
 
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Hey... I don't live in Toronto. But I know that a white xmas in Toronto will be a toss up. There's chances it could be all green, as well as chances the ground is covered, depends on the year.

I wouldn't call Toronto "expensive". I don't know where you are from, but you can think about skating, however once again this will be a toss up with the weather.

Too bad I can't help you out much more, it's not really my city.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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chica,

I hate to burst your bubble, but the odds of having a white Christmas in Toronto are only about 50/50. Free public skating will definitely be available on the outdoor ice surface at Nathan Phillip's Square right in front of city hall.

That being said, Toronto is a very large city with a ton of stuff to see and do.

Toronto can be a pig to drive in at the best of times, but out-of-towners can find it particularly challenging. Parking in the downtown core is sometimes difficult to find and always pricey. A great alternative is to find a hotel in the downtown area and make use of the excellent and extensive subway/bus system known as the TTC. Investigate the possibility of family, day, holiday discount passes for the TTC.

The downtown area offers the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, while the Ontario Science Center at Don Mills and Eglinton is particularly suited to kids of all ages.

The Eaton Center is a very large mall located in the downtown core. Another shopping option is Yorkdale Mall located in the north end of the city, but accessable by public transit.

A visit to tourismtoronto.com will likely help.

There are plenty of hotels in the downtown area, and their prices vary greatly. The perfect hotel for you depends on your budget and your expectations. I'd advise doing a little research on Reviews of vacations, hotels, resorts, vacation and travel packages - TripAdvisor .

Restaurants abound in Toronto. You can literally sample any cuisine you wish.

If you'd like personal reccomendations, please PM me.


Have you considered Ottawa as an alternative? There is a greater chance of snow on the ground, and the Nation's Capital offers numerous national museums.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
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Lived in Toronto - visited Ottawa and Quebec City in winter. Would recommend a resort north of Toronto (and hope for snow) or better yet, would also recommend Ottawa. Quebec City could be a good bet too! Lots to do in both those places in winter
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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chica,

Free public skating will definitely be available on the outdoor ice surface at Nathan Phillip's Square right in front of city hall.


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No it won't.

It just got cut by David Miller and his cronies in the cutbacks.

No New Years skate this year.
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