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Terrific Toronto

A May 2005 trip to Toronto by macodiva

Quote: An interesting city indeed...

Niagara Falls

Attraction | "Niagra Falls"

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Everybody has heard of Niagara Falls, and they certainly do live up to 'Wonder of the world' reputation. Only 2 hours from Toronto this is a must-see. The tours do seem quite costly, and you may get some things you're not really interested in, but generally as you'll probably only do this once, it's worth the money. The organised tours save you the hassle of driving (it can get very busy and difficult to park), lets you skip the often long queues for tickets, and provides you with plenty of information you may never have thought of. Personally I'd say the "don't miss bits" are maid of the mist, trip behind the falls, and cave of winds. Expect to get wet, despite your souvenir rain mac! The...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2006

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Toronto Quayside

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Learn to canoe or kayak on Lake Ontario. Take a 2- or 3-hour coarse to teach you the basics. Then you're free to rent a canoe or kayak and set away over to and around the islands, with lots of interesting wildlife ect. Or be even smarter and join your instructors on an organised group tour (safer, learn more, more fun) for a tour around the islands then back to base for a well earned BBQ. Unfortunately for us meat eaters, it's a vegetarian one (go figure). Watch out for other boaters (you can also rent speed boats) and numerous tall ships and booze cruises around the harbour, and of coarse, best not go when the international wake-boarding competition is on!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 12, 2006

Toronto Quayside
Downtown Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Zoo

Attraction | "Toronto Park Zoo"

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This is an excellent, ultra-modern, kid friendly zoo. I'm not a zoo fan, however, the animals look well cared for and have large spacious enclosures—a penthouse suite for caged animals I'd guess. Wear comfortable shoes; there's a lot of walking to be done to see it all. A wide variety of animals to see, places to eat, and informative demonstrations by the park staff. A little off the beaten path, so a car is the best way to get here. You can make it via subway and bus from Toronto, although this makes it a bit of a hike, especially with young children.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 12, 2006

Toronto Zoo
Main Entrance on Meadowvale Road, North of Hwy 401
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7
(416) 392-5900

Woodbine Racetrack

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Woodbine racetrack and casino. The large casino is open 24 hours from Friday to Monday, and late every other night. The track offers both harness and thoroughbred racing of a world-class standard. Most notably, the Queens Plate and Canadian International, which as the name suggests brings competitors from across the globe to compete. It is an excellent venue for a day out of town and entrance is free. It is approximately 45 minutes from downtown Toronto and easily accessible by public transport. Hint; Keep your fare home in a separate pocket, not to be opened until you're off the grounds! Should you get bored of gambling there's a large shopping mall, complete with indoor fair and movie theatre o...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 12, 2006

Woodbine Racetrack
555 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L2
(416) 675-7223

Out on the Town

Best Of IgoUgo

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Toronto is a great place, there's something to do for everyone pretty much all the time. It is split up into various sections that all seem to blend into one another, such as the Historic District, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Gay Village, Cabbage Town, and lots more that I can't remember. A visit to Kensington market (near Chinatown) makes for interesting viewing, but I've never seen such expensive secondhand (sorry, vintage) clothes! The Gay Village brings a lot of colour to the city with brightly painted streets. Of course you have Younge Street, the longest street in the world, giving thousands of shopping opportunities, like the Eaton center. Also, Younge and Dundas square has various concerts, d...Read More

Centre Island (Toronto Islands)

Attraction | "Toronto Island"

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The islands are a gorgeous place to relax and unwind if you get a little tired with the hustle and bustle of the city, just follow the signs from union station to the quayside and hop on the ferry (approx $6.50 return). Have your camera ready for the Toronto skyline, it is amazing from here. There are no cars allowed here, so enjoy a walk or hire a bike. The island is about 3 miles long and includes various places to eat (big portions, reasonable price), a few beaches, one of which is clothing optional! Kids parks, nature center, lighthouse, fair, marina, Frisbee golf, picnic tables, it's an all out relaxing place to spend the day, but be sure to catch the last ferry back as there is no overnight...Read More

Centre Island (Toronto Islands)
Ferrydocks At 9 Queen's Quay West
Toronto, Ontario