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A January 2006 trip to Ontario by Russ J Stacey

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Quote: Exploring Ontario in the dead of winter was a unique, and sometimes challenging, experience. Ultimately, it proved a rewarding adventure.

360 Restaurant at the CN Tower

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Restaurant | "CN Tower: A Gawk in the Clouds"

360 Restaurant at the CN Tower Photo, Toronto, Ontario
It’s not often that you get to indulge your palate with world-class cuisine while sitting on top of the world, but my family and I did just that recently in Toronto, Ontario. If the old real estate adage of "location, location, location" holds weight, the CN Tower has nailed it. Situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, it defines the Toronto skyline at a height of over 1,815 feet. It is the world’s tallest building and includes Sky Pod, the world’s highest public observation gallery, at 1,465 feet. Thankfully, we visited during a crisp, clear January evening when the city was glowing like an ocean of miniature suns. On the first observatory level, we found ourselves peering 1...Read More

360 Restaurant at the CN Tower
301 Front Street West at John
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
(416) 362-5411

Frozen, Frigid Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is the honeymoon destination for over 50,000 couples a year. Niagara Falls is the birthplace of the world’s first hydroelectric power station. Niagara Falls formed about 12,000 years ago from retreating glaciers. But none of that mattered to my family and me (well, except for the glacier part) as we scrambled for survival because we journeyed to this mighty force of nature in the dead of winter. In Ontario, Canada to visit family, we took a detour to the landmark to snap some photos, and little did we realize what was in store. The thermometer rested below freezing as thrashing winds whipped spray from the falls and pierced our skin like glass shrapnel while we ...Read More