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Old 09-13-11, 11:04 AM
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What to do in Toronto?

Was in Toronto yesterday and did some wandering around on a beautiful Fall day. I've got two more trips up there this month and was wondering what you folks in Toronto (Torontites?) would recommend seeing/doing if you had about 6 or 7 hours to kill.
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Do you have to be able to fly a plane at the end of the six hours?
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Do you have to be able to fly a plane at the end of the six hours?
Yes, this is usually considered a requirement since it is part of the job description but I like the way you think.
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If you're flying out of Toronto Island Airport, you're already downtown so there's lots to do. If you're flying out of Pearson, you're a little more time crunched. Either way, there's museums, sports, and food. Just depends on the day and what 6 hour window you're talking about. You can rent a Bixi and get around from neighborhood to neighborhood pretty well.
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Eat Tim Horton's. For 6 hours.
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Yes, this is usually considered a requirement since it is part of the job description but I like the way you think.
Well, you may like the way I think, but now I got nothing for you......
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Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame while they still have good hockey in Canada




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That doesn't mean they have good hockey in Toronto, just the rest of Canada.
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There was a string a month or so ago that addressed this very question. Now to find it is the quest. Here it is.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread......?highlight=

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up near pearson?

maybe hitch a taxi ride to square one, Mississauga and do shopping.

alternatively, if you go downtown, you can rent a bixibike and visit the art gallery, museum or take a stroll along the lakeshore trail.

It's best if you get a free cycling map of toronto from a bike if you do that.
If you take the TTC, it's best to get off at spadina station, walk west along bloor a bit and there should be a bike shop on the north side, then walk back east past spadina and there should be a bixi bike stand.

Museum is just a bit east and south from spadina. I don't recall a lot of bike shops around museum, but there are a lot of bike shops along bloor, between dufferin and spadina.

Alternatively, you can get off at osgood station, and walk west along queens st. and then north on john st. That's where you'll find urbane cyclist. you should also walk past a couple of bixi stands if you do that. The art gallery is just west on queen.

or if you go south and east from urbane cyclist, there's MEC on king st.


There are a lot of hip stores on queens street between bathurst and university.
The bay shopping center is not really worth visiting, but it's on queen, yonge and dundas.

The city hall is right beside the bay.
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You can find the Toronto bike map here:

http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/map/index.htm
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We stay near Yonge and College at the Courtyard Mariott. I saw some of the bike rental stations so I think I'll give that a try and pedal my way around for more sight seeing. Thanks for all the great ideas, I just hope the weather for my next pass through is as nice as Monday's.
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Bixi your way over to the ROM (University & Bloor) or the AGO (McCaul & Dundas) for some culture. Hit Caplanskys on College west of Spadina for smoked meat sandwiches. Kensington Market is just south of Caplanskys and has lots of good food options, and Chinatown runs along Spadina for even more food options. For some hill climbing, head up Spadina to Casa Loma to check out the castle.
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Carefull around the natives if they've been drinking eh.
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Drink A LOT of maple syrup.
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Carefull around the natives if they've been drinking eh.
I was in Vancouver for Game #5 (I think, not exactly sure) of the Stanley Cup and Vancouver lost. Folks in the bar were pretty rowdy up to the end of the game but seemed rather subdued afterwards. Luckily, I wasn't there for Game #7.
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I was in Vancouver for Game #5 (I think, not exactly sure) of the Stanley Cup and Vancouver lost. Folks in the bar were pretty rowdy up to the end of the game but seemed rather subdued afterwards. Luckily, I wasn't there for Game #7.
No problem with riots now if you visit the Canuckers up there.They have grown quite accustomed to losing at hockey nowadays.
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No problem with riots now if you visit the Canuckers up there.They have grown quite accustomed to losing at hockey nowadays.
Odds out of Vegas to with the Cup; Vancouver 7-1, Columbus 75-1, nothing more to be said
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Odds out of Vegas to with the Cup; Vancouver 7-1, Columbus 75-1, nothing more to be said
The old "change the topic" ploy again eh?

I thought our international truce still had 2 weeks left?
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Not changing the topic, just didn't want you to get your hopes to high.
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Not changing the topic, just didn't want you to get your hopes to high.
spry is just jealous that he has to come to Toronto to see the Hockey Hall of Fame ... and that most of the inductees are Canadians
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maybe have some Kraft Dinner?
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See, 6 straight hours of Canadian eating is possible.
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....and another 3 hours leaning over the toilet bowl.

All the courses are served with a 6-pack.
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