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Random trip to Toronto

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BRoth, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    The lady friend and I decided to make a trip to Toronto today (we're leaving on Friday) and went the hotwire route to book a hotel. We ended up getting a room in the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville on Bloor St. Seems like it'll be a nice place for a somewhat cheap(er) price for a higher end hotel.

    Anyway, I'm curious what everyone suggests to do. We really have no idea ... maybe a Blue Jays game ... but I'm certainly up for ideas.

    What do you have for me?
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Find JR and HC, have them take you to all the great places.

    And hit the Irish Embassy (is that what it was called?) and don't forget some Timbits!
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I was at the Irish Embassy on Monday night before the wife and I saw Crowded House at Massey Hall. Try the Kilkenny fish and chips and Embassy stout. Highly recommended.

    If you go see the Jays, check out the CN Tower next door. Check out the Eaton Centre.

    Oh yeah and find JR and HC and have them show you around.
  4. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Swing that sh.... oh well ... Yeah, check out the Irish Embassy. Great place.

    And if you want to go for a jog, go down by the water near downtown - great sightseeing while getting in a good run.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    That last suggestion is gold. Nice view.

    The Irish Embassy ... Timbits ... a Blue Jays game ... if you're a hockey fan, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a must see.

    Anyone got another carpool going north? I've got plenty of Rush to regain that Canadian feeling. ;)
  6. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I wish we could do a SportsJournalists.com outing every other year in Toronto.
    Love the city and we had a great group last summer.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Damn right. Us Dolphin fans gotta stick together, my brother.
  8. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Your hotel is in a good location - Yorkville is where the movie stars hang out. 8)

    As for things to do, there have been some good suggestions already. It really depends on your interests - if your lady friend likes shopping Yorkville is a good spot. She should also hit Queen Street West. If you like theatre (long shot :D) there are a couple of shows playing at the moment including "We Will Rock You" with music by Queen.

    The Irish Embassy has been recommended enough that you don't need another from me. The other place we took the Toronto outing was "Betty's" on King Street. Great patio, good beers, much better than average pub menu. http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/listing/369944. If you like Italian, my absolute favourite place is "Five Doors North". Italian food served in multiple courses of smaller portions. Great wines by the glass - funky casual, not pretentious. I think I have to take JR there again soon. http://www.fivedoorsnorth.com/index.htm

    When you arrive, ask your hotel for a copy of Now magazine. It's a free newspaper that has all the clubs, concerts, plays, events, etc. listed by date. And if you're on a budget, I found this link to "Ten Best Things to do in Toronto for free" http://www.tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i260-Ten_Best_things_to_do_in_Toronto_that.html.

    And if you like, please do drop JR or myself a PM. We always buy the first round. :D
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    What about the Moose?
  10. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The Loose Moose was good too, especially for before or after a ball game. And for those gentlemen not coming to Toronto, you may enjoy some of the photos on this site ... http://www.theloosemoose.ca/
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Do not forget that Harvey's makes a hamburger a beautiful thing...
  12. Hockey Hall of Fame.. right on FRont street a few blocks away from the skydome (i refuse to call it by its new name)
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