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Old 01-12-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: In the Trees
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Hello, I'm visiting Toronto for a weekend in February and St. Catharines for a day on the return trip home to Pittsburgh. This will be my first time to both cities. I was wondering if a few kind people on this forum could post a few suggestions on some areas to focus on due to my limited time in both cities. I'm not looking for a night club or party scene, I'm looking for impressive shopping/eating/landmark areas that are aesthetically pleasing.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: In the Trees
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I have read the forum, I have done searches, I plan on doing more reading in the coming weeks...

I had no idea there were over 1,000,000 discussions on one-day shopping/eating/landmark suggestions in St. Catharines.

Thank you.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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Niagara on the Lake

It's near St. Catherines, and IMO worth checking out.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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I didn't even know about that place, exactly what I was looking for, and it is on the way... many thanks!

I will probably just drive through St. Catharines and spend the day at NOTL.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I didn't even know about that place, exactly what I was looking for, and it is on the way... many thanks!

I will probably just drive through St. Catharines and spend the day at NOTL.
Spot on. Much more to see and do in NOTL and you won't find a more beautiful place in the area.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You should also see the falls themselves if you have never seen them.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Make sure you hit some of the wineries around NOTL, they are impressive for tastings.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: In the Trees
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Thank you for the suggestions. I have my plans for NOTL complete, but I am struggling a bit with choosing an affordable hotel in Downtown Toronto.

We are arriving in Toronto on a Friday, going to the ROM on Friday, then doing the walking/shopping on Saturday through Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Yonge St, and all the other areas suggested by previous posts on the forum.

I was originally going to stay at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, because it is across the street from the ROM and would be very convenient, but the reviews were less than favorable. My second choice was the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, which is still on Bloor St, but a ways away from the museum and the other sites.

After looking at Expedia for 2 hours, now I'm feeling a little dizzy and overwhelmed... any suggestions?

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Thank you for the suggestions. I have my plans for NOTL complete, but I am struggling a bit with choosing an affordable hotel in Downtown Toronto.

We are arriving in Toronto on a Friday, going to the ROM on Friday, then doing the walking/shopping on Saturday through Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Yonge St, and all the other areas suggested by previous posts on the forum.

I was originally going to stay at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville, because it is across the street from the ROM and would be very convenient, but the reviews were less than favorable. My second choice was the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, which is still on Bloor St, but a ways away from the museum and the other sites.

After looking at Expedia for 2 hours, now I'm feeling a little dizzy and overwhelmed... any suggestions?
Hey there,

Did you try booking.com - I prefer it to expedia, seems to be more selection. Since you are only staying in Toronto a short time Airbnb might not be a great option but worth a shot - some people will rent out their place for two days. As for location to the ROM - I wouldn't worry too much about that, if you get a hotel in the DT core you'll never be too far away from the subway which has a direct connection to the stop Museum which puts you right at the ROM.. you'll also be close to the 'mink mile' which at Bloor/Yorkville. There are also some neat Museums close to the ROM. Hey if you like Aquariums you can check out the new Ripley's Aquarium at the base of the CN Tower along with a visit to the tower itself.. kinda pricy but if the weather holds up it really is a spectacular view of the city and just neat to go up so high! If you can make it to Queen St West and the St Lawrence/Kensington Markets especially the latter I would make every attempt while here... To be honest a short weekend isn't enough for Toronto - it is easily a 3 day trip PLUS NOTL and Niagara Falls... curious what is the appeal of St Catherine's - nothing against it personally but with a short itinerary Toronto you should not cut corners with T.O
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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U should check out the forum since we have had this discussion millions of times.
Maybe he was looking for up to date information... Anyway since he's visiting the city and supporting the local economy at the very least I think we could offer a bit of friendliness??
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