Toronto Journals

Toronto, Canada, A World Class City

A July 2003 trip to Toronto by qcommconsultants

Quote: The city of Toronto is known for its multiculturalism, friendly people, and its wide variety of fantastic food and entertainment. Definitely a city that everyone will enjoy!

Asteria Souvlaki Place

Restaurant | "Asteria (NOT Astoria)"

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If you ever make it to Toronto and love Greek food, this IS the place to check out. It's a very small restaurant with an outdoor (smoking) patio in the back. The name is Asteria, not Astoria, and it is a Mom-and-Pop type eatery. The prices are not high, but the food is absolutely the best. Everything from their saganaki to taramou, it's the real thing. The souvlaki there is perfect and the clamari is always fresh. Try it out and I'm quite sure that you'll be pleasantly surprised with the experience.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Asteria Souvlaki Place
292 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 466-5273

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As with all major metropolitan areas, you'll probably find Chinese food. But in Toronto, there's a good deal more variety of Chinese food here, not just the "out of the box" Chinese fast food. You can find high end Chinese restaurants that will delight your senses. Or, if you want a more casual feel, check out the "Chinatowns" of Richmond Hill and Markham, and Downtown. The pockets of Chinese establishments are truly authentic Chinese, from the writing on the signs to the writing on the menus, the real deal. The food is definitely authentic too, since many of the cooks and chefs from HK and China have come over to Canada and started their own businesses and restaureants. Check it out and have fun. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Canada's Wonderland

Attraction | "Paramount Canada's Wonderland"

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It's not Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando, but it's more affordable and is close to home for the people who live in the Toronto area. On very busy days you'll spend quite a bit of time waiting in line, but I think all amusement parks are like that.

As for the variety and intensity of the rides, it really does vary. There are rides like Drop Zone that drop you like a free fall, and typical roller coasters. With the ticket price, you also have access to a full-fledged water park. This is especially nice if you have really young ones, and just want to sit and relax a bit.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Canada's Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6
(905) 832-7000

Famous Players Colossus Woodbridge

Attraction | "AMC, Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon"

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One thing that has happened in the past few years was the expansion of the mega multiplex theatres. These mega-plexes usually have about 10 to 30 screens, and most of them have ditigal sound and a decent seat/view. Mind you, the price has also gone up like crazy, but that just goes along with any growing business. How else do you account for a $100 million dollar movies? The three big names in movie theatres are AMC, Famous Players, and Cineplex Odeon. A couple of these are originally Canadian, but have also grown to the size of their competitor's theatres. One of the theatres to check out would be the Colossus (Famous Players) at Hwy 400 and Hwy 7 (Woodbridge). This is at the north end of Toronto,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Famous Players Colossus Woodbridge
3555 Highway 7 West (Hwy 400 & Hwy 7)
Toronto, Ontario
(905) 851-1001

Caribana

Attraction

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This is a yearly international event rivalling Rio's Carnivale and New Orleans' Mardi Gras. It has grown year after year and brings in about 1.5 million people for the week-long celebrations. It includes picnics, dances, shows, and, of course, the Caribana Parade. The atmosphere is amazing, with everyone laughing and dancing in the streets. The food that is offered is REAL food, from spicy island dishes to snacks from the West Indies. This is a must see if you happen to be in Toronto in the summer.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Caribana
Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario

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If you are a follower of Hollywood and international celebrities, then this event will definitely be appealing to you. For the most part, Toronto has movie stars and celebrities in town year round, but when the Film Festival opens, that's when the partying really begins. You'll literally be bumping into stars and maybe even shake some hands with the biggest names in Hollywood. Many onlookers tend to stay around the hotels and theatres hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourites, but if you happen to go a pub or night club, you'll definitely catch a few familiar faces around town.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Toronto International Film Festival
Eaton Centre, Level One, Dundas Mall
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3R3
+1 416 967 7371

Hockey Hall of Fame

Attraction

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This is an amazing place to visit for all facets of hockey and hockey history. It's fun for the whole family and had a very reasonable rate for admission. It's open all day, right into the evening, and is a great place to view some major actions from the GREATS of hockey.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 9, 2005

Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St (at Front Street West)
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
(416) 360-7765