(Closed) Toronto Bees!

posted 6 years ago in Toronto
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What sort of things are you interested in?

There are sports teams to watch, museums to see, lots of shopping, the CN Tower (of course), a brewery or five (I’m not sure how many are in Toronto), sporty things.

What kind of stuff interests you guys?

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Depends on your interests and when you are coming

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Tons of things but again what are your interests?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I second it depends on your interest and when you’re coming.

But just so u know, niagara falls is about 2 hrs away from Toronto. They’re also accessible by public transportation if by any case you’re looking at other places to see “nearby” TO! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Zoo it okay, but really, really, really long.

My fav things to do when downtown:

1. Shopping at St. Lawrence area

2. Go for a drink at the Distillery District

3. Walk at the waterfront

4. CN tower’s glass floor. If you’ve done it once, you’ve done it a hundred times. If you’ve never been, ya gotta go!

5. Hit up a show. (Lots of good theatre and concerts)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i suck when it comes to knowing anything about sports, but i’ll give you ideas for some of my favourite things, places!

*Kensington Market

*Harbourfront

*Toronto Centre Island

*Distillery District

*I love patio hopping up around King West/John St area

*Yorkville

*High Park

*Beaches

 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Here are a few ideas

– There are free outdoor movies on Wednesday nights this summer at both Harbourfront and David Pecault Place.

– Kensington Market is pretty fun if you like to shop at unique little boutiques. 

– Personally, I love Little Poland (Roncesvalles Ave); Cafe Polonez is my go-to pierogi place. 

– I’d recommend eating at O.NOIR.  It’s a dine-in-the-dark restaurant and a pretty cool experience that you won’t get anywhere else. 

– Buddies In Bad Times Theatre often has some really cool programming, as does the TIFF Bell Lightbox, if you are into alternative theatre or films that don’t often get a lot of play in the more mainstream cineplexes.

– Toronto has a lot of festivals.  You should check and see if your dates coincide with any.  We have Taste of the Danforth (Greek food); Taste of Little Italy; Fringe Festival (indie plays); Pride; Caribana; Polish Festival; and countless film festivals of all kinds.

– If you subscribe to LivingSocial or Groupon, they often have vouchers for cool experiences in the GTA, like lake cruises.  You might find some ideas there.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have an awesome music scene, so if you’re into music, check out places like the Rivoli on Queen West or some of the little clubs on Ossington Ave.

– Kensington Market
– Chinatown on Spadina
– Queen West for shopping (Bloor St if you feel posh)
– Yorkville is the best place to spot celebs, get a drink and sit on a patio
– Distillery District
– Danforth Ave for great greek food
– the ROM (museum, but not art, more history)
– theatre on King St W
– you could see if there are any TFC games on since you said you like sports, that’s our soccer team
– the zoo is fun, but you’ll need a rental car to get there. It’s about a half hour drive from Toronto itself. Wear comfy walking shoes, it’s BIG!!!
– Toronto Island!!!! Grab the ferry over, bring a frisbee, relax on the grass, go on some rides in Centreville, walk around the little neighbourhoods. There are a few beaches for swimming even πŸ™‚ It’s awesome there!
– CN Tower glass floor (I agree, it’s amazing. I used to work there and I still love it!) – A tip about this though- Have lunch in the revolving restaurant (the food is okay, not amazing, but dinner is expensive, so that’s why I say lunch), and you get to go down to the glass floor and observation decks for free πŸ˜‰ Make reservations. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have a vehicle you can also go to Wonderland! They have a great water park, and some really awesome rollercoasters if you guys are into that πŸ™‚ Plus Vaughan Mills is really close, and there’s some great outlet shopping in there πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Toronto is Canada’s BIGGEST city, and in many ways comparable to say NYCity or Chicago in the USA (their # 1 and # 3 cities)

So there is a TON to see and do in this mega-city.  As a minimum you’ll want to spend an extended weekend there say 3 or 4 days… BUT could easily spend a week there.

Also, Niagara Falls and the scenic Niagara Region is just a short 2 Hours away by public transit.  NF is the Honeymoon capital of North America and worth a visit.  Having a car though comes in handy if you want to explore the Niagara Peninsula, the 2 Great Lakes, and Canada’s Premier Wine Country.  You could easily spend 2 – 4 Days in the Niagara Region alone.

No need for a car though in Toronto… public transit there is excellent.  And you can use it to easily travel around the various unique neighbourhoods.  Toronto being one of the most culturally diverse places in North America (a Foodie Heaven !!)

I travel a lot, so I suggest that you check out TripAdvisor… they the # 1 Trip Planning Website on the Internet.  A fabulous way to organize a vacation (with few disappointments).  They have Boards / Forums, where you can ask Questions and chat directly with locals who know each area best… the website also has a ton of info (Reviews) on Hotels, Restaurants, Things to Do etc.

I won’t plan a vacation any more without consulting TripAdvisor first.

Hope this is helpful,

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with everyone’s suggestions but also if you like sports, check out the real sports bar when there is a game on!!!!!! 
It is quite the experience (make reservations for a game night). 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hope I’m not too late but I think Niagara-on-the-lake (NOT Lindy’s Lane strip) is the most romantic and beautiful πŸ™‚ wine tours are a must, and they have some fantastic places for lunch.

 

In Toronto, go to some nice restaurants, browse Distillery District, Queen West Entertainment District, go check out Centre Island and the Queens Quay ferry pier, they have some boat cruises that includes dinner that you can go on (they often have group discounts on the Groupon type sites for these tours so check those sites out). Have fun!

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