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Weekend in Toronto Area

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A March 2012 trip to Toronto by Muchmor

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Quote: We went to a car show in Toronto and managed to do a few other things while we were there too.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre

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Attraction | "Not our favourite shopping mall"

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre is promoted as one of the largest in Ontario, so when we have a few hours to space on a trip to Toronto we decided to give it a try. When we arrived late morning the outside parking area was full and so we went to the underground area. It was very hard to find our way round and we ended up in an area which looked like a loading area or an area for staff. But we were tired of driving around so parked there. Another driver also parked there and seemed equally confused. We never got a ticket or anything so assume it was okay to park there.The layout of the mall is quite confusing as we often found ourselves going round in circles and seeing the same shops,...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 21, 2012

Yorkdale Shopping Centre
One Yorkdale Road
Toronto, Ontario M6A 3A1
+1 416 789 3261

Pickering Town Centre

Attraction | "Pickering Town Centre - shopping for all"

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On the way home from a trip to Toronto we decided to stop off at Pickering Town Centre which is a large indoor mall. It is located right off the 401, so is easy to get to with plenty of free parking. It is also opposite the Go station, if you choose that for of transport.The mall is very easy to navigate without missing shops. We decided to walk anti-clockwise around the edge on each of the two floors and that way you don't miss anything.it is a mall so has all the regular mall shops. It also has a large pet store with lots of parrots and other birds which we love. There is a a food court on the lower level with all the usual favourites. However if you want a Tim's you need to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2012

Pickering Town Centre

Ontario, Canada

International Centre

Attraction | "Not quite so mega!"

International Centre Photo, Mississauga, Ontario
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We are lovers of cars of all types and ages, so the prospect of a car show dedicated to customs was particularly appealing. This was the first time this particular event had been held and it was at the International Centre in Mississauga. We visited on the Sunday.Many of the cars on show were amazing, whilst others seemed very out of place. The cars were pretty well spread out, where there this was due to the lack of exhibitors or not I don't know. It was nice to be able to walk around all the cars and not have them all on top of each other. The layout was a little confusing with different types of cars missed in areas where they could have been more segregated into sections. A...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 21, 2012

International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

The Pickle Barrel

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Restaurant | "Not impressed with the Pickle Barrel"

The Pickle Barrel Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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We spend the afternoon shopping at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and decided to have dinner before traveling to our hotel. We found the Pickle Barrel and decided to give it a try.There is a cafe type place on the main floor, but you have to go downstairs for the restaurant. We thought we would have to wait for a table as there were lots of people milling round the reception area. However, we were seated straight away in an area at the rear of the restaurant. The menu is huge in every sense of the word. It was very thick and had many options. It was fortunate that there was plenty to read in the menu as we waited over ten minutes for the waiter to serve us. My husband chose Fish &...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 21, 2012

The Pickle Barrel
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre

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Hotel | "Very nice hotel close to airport"

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre Photo, Toronto, Ontario
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This Hampton Inn is relatively new and is located about fifteen minutes drive from Pearson Airport. It sits next door to another Hilton brand hotel, the Homewood Suites, both share a car park. The lobby is clean and welcoming and when we checked in we were greeted by a receptionist who booked us in and gave us card keys to a room on the top floor (7th). We took the elevator to the seventh floor and it arrived very quickly and was pretty fast, but smooth. We found our room but could not get the key to work. We tried both, but to no avail. I then had to go all the way back down to reception and told the receptionist that they did not work. He asked if I was sure and I said yes, I...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2012

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
5515 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario