Toronto Journals

Toronto from a Suburbanite's Perspective

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A travel journal to Toronto by ms_dj

Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Center Photo, Toronto, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Toronto offers many opportunities for cultural and sporting events, and fabulous dining. Come visit Toronto, and you'll see why this is the most-populated area of Canada.

Toronto from a Suburbanite's Perspective

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Overview

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See the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey or the Raptors play b-ball at the Air Canada Centre, or, if you're a baseball fan, you can check out the two-time World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays play at Sky Dome, with its retractable dome roof. If it's culture you're looking for, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays at Roy Thompson Hall, and there are always Broadway-calibre plays and musicals running in the theatre district. If it's museums you're after, search no further than the Royal Ontario Museum, or, for a different type of museum, check out the Bata Shoe Museum.Quick Tips: The closer to downtown you get, the more expensive hotels are, so if you're planning a visi...Read More

Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Center

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Hotel | "Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre"

Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Center Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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Like any Marriott, the accommodations were very comfortable. Unfortunately, I was sharing a room with three other women, so we weren't quite as comfortable as we'd hoped we would be. Imagine four women getting ready for a formal dance in one hotel room (room, not suite!)...that was us, chaperones for the senior formal.

The Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre is located right beside the largest mall in Toronto, the Eaton Centre, and is centrally located for most Toronto attractions.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Center
525 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G2L2
(800) 905-0667

Movenpick Marche

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Restaurant | "Marche Movenpick"

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Reservations are not accepted, so if you wish to check out the marketplace atmosphere of Movenpick's Marche, get there early! If you have to wait in line, don't despair, they bring out food samples to tempt you into staying. The servers at the Marche bring your drinks, but the food is up to you. Throughout the restaurant, there are different counters and kiosks where you can choose bread, antipasto, salad, pasta, and a variety of other foods, from pizza to seafood. For dessert, there are pastries and cakes, but my choice is generally some of that fabulous Movenpick ice cream, in White Chocolate Chips or Caramelita. The atmosphere is lively, making it a fu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Movenpick Marche
42 Yonge Street At Wellington
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 863-0108

CN Tower

Attraction | "The CN Tower"

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Whenever I have out-of-town guests, I take them to the CN Tower, particularly if it is their first time in Toronto. From the top of the Tower, the view of the city is breathtaking, and on a clear day, you can see as far as Niagara Falls. In addition to the view (which you pay for, either way, as the ride up the elevator costs $15.99 for adults, or, if you plan to eat at the revolving restaurant, it's free to get up the elevator, but the prices of food are rather high (the food is quite good, though!) While you're up there, make sure you check out the glass floor, too. At the base of the CN Tower are other attractions, including simulator rides, an arcade, and fast foo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

CN Tower
301 Front St West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
(416) 868-6937

Hockey Hall of Fame

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Attraction

Hockey Hall of Fame Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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No self-respecting hockey fan should leave Toronto without visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame. At $12.00 ($7.00 for kids) it is well worth the visit.

Fans of The Great One will enjoy the Gretzky Exhibit, while die-hard hockey fans will enjoy the Grand Old Houses of Hockey exhibit, where the original organ from Maple Leaf Gardens is on display, as is the Goalie Masks Exhibit, including Jacques Plante's own collection.

Centrally located in BCE Place, you can go there before the evening Leafs game, or after lunch at the Marche.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

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