Post # 1
I have a conference to attend in Toronto in August and Darling Husband will be coming along for the trip. I’ve been before, but I was a kid and don’t remember much and Darling Husband has never been. We are planning to go to Niagara Falls one day, but other than that we will be staying in the downtown area of Toronto. So, what are the must sees? I will have some time during the day between sessions and most evenings, but Darling Husband will have to find some things to occupy himself as well.
Post # 2
SithLady : Check out Kensington Market and Queen/Spadina. There isa great chinese bakery somewhere around there but I don’t remember the name. It’s been a little while since my college days 🙂
Post # 3
It really depends on your interests.
Tourist stuff – CN Tower, Aquarium, Hockey Hall of Fame, Royal Ontario Museum
Arts Scene – Toronto has Canada’s big theatre scene, there are a lot of shows playing on any given day. Depending on when you’ll be here the Toronto International Film Festival may also be happening
If you are into shopping I would recommend a walk down Queen St West or a trip to the Eaton’s Centre
Post # 4
Take the ferry boat over to the Toronto Islands if you get a nice sunny day. Midway & food, picnic & BBQ grounds, boat/ paddleboat rentals, scenic walking and biking paths, lots of gorgeous flowers.
Grab a ballgame @ the Rogers Center (I hate calling that, still think of it as the Skydome) if the Jays are playing. (You can walk from the Toronto Islands ferry dock to the stadium)
CN Tower is worth going up for sight seeing, but skip their over-priced restaurant with the mediocre food.
Not quite in the heart of downtown but still downtown (easy access via subway to Spadina) Casa Loma is pretty cool- but check in advance, occasionally they close for special private events like weddings.
If it’s rainy, the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario are good year round choices.
Bloor Street & / or Queen Street West for shopping and eclectic food choices.
The Old Spaghetti Factory is a cool dining choice.
There are usually lots of local events going on- theatre/ concerts/ festivals & other special events, so maybe check out a Toronto tourism website that will list specific events going on during your stay.
Post # 5
Darling Husband and I are both Torontonians. 🙂
I would also suggest, in addition to great suggestions by PPs, that you visit the City of Toronto’s historic house museums. Colborne Lodge is lovely; its located in High Park, in the west end. I’d also recommend checking out Spadina House, Mackenzie House, and Fort York. All very cool museums, with tours happening pretty much daily.
For food, St Lawrence Market is beautiful; it’s on Front Street (close to the waterfront) and they have lots of great vendors. I’d also recommend the Distillery District-eclectic shops nestled in the heart of the restored distillery.
Toronto does have lots of green space. Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay are both great.
Post # 6
For a wander, meal and shopping, the Distillery District is fun!
Post # 8
Oh! Also the murder mystery theatre!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
Take the ferry and go see the islands. Ripley’s Aquarium, the art gallery, the museum, shopping at the Eatin Centre, Yorkdale Mall is also a great shopping location, Yorkville is also has great shopping and lots of character.
Post # 10
Go to the Bata Shoe Museum!! I was in Toronto last summer for work and stopped there after getting a double-double from Tim Horton’s. It’s super cool to see art made from shoes… the flowers were my favorite! Enjoy your trip!!