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Old 09-13-2010, 03:58 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,
Visiting Toronto early October 2010 for two weeks and going to all the popular places of interest. Do you have any suggestions on where to stay? I am thinking of Scarborough; can anyone recommend comfortable, clean, and low budget (CAD 200-350 per week) accommodation, with easy access to transport links?
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Why Scarborough? Public transportation in Scarborough tends be be bus rather than subway and the number of attraction is minimal.

Your low budget eliminates much of Toronto's hotel/motel inventory.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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You'll find the commute from Scarborough to downtown dreadful whether you take the subway or not. If you're talking just slightly east of the Don I'd understand, but any further seems unnecessary. There's a wide plethora of affordable hotels in the heart of the city! Not to mention the Toronto International Film Festival's going on right now; maybe try finding a place near Yorkville?
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:01 AM
 
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Why Scarborough? Public transportation in Scarborough tends be be bus rather than subway and the number of attraction is minimal.

Your low budget eliminates much of Toronto's hotel/motel inventory.
Thank you for responding. I have chosen Scarborough because I have a friend living there and I also want to explore more quiet and historic areas. I take on board your feedback and will probably move closer to Down Town where there are more attractions, as I only have two weeks to pack in a lot; and would not want to spend most of the time travelling. I will also up my budget.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Thank you for responding. I have chosen Scarborough because I have a friend living there and I also want to explore more quiet and historic areas. I take on board your feedback and will probably move closer to Down Town where there are more attractions, as I only have two weeks to pack in a lot; and would not want to spend most of the time travelling. I will also up my budget.

Well, considering much of Scarborough didn't exist 75 years ago, you won't be missing much in the history department by sticking more to the city core.

Sites like Trip Advisor often provide a good overview of hotel prices, locations and reviews.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Funny side note... On a TV show (covert affairs) they showed a guy grab a taxi in downtown Toronto and pay $63 to get to Niagara Falls . I thought that was hilarious....
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Well, considering much of Scarborough didn't exist 75 years ago, you won't be missing much in the history department by sticking more to the city core.

Sites like Trip Advisor often provide a good overview of hotel prices, locations and reviews.
Thank you, I will check it out.
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