Toronto Travel Articles

 
Cobourg: A Beautiful Getaway
About an hour’s drive east of Toronto is the lovely old-fashioned town of Cobourg. This thriving community is full of unexpected delights and has one of the nicest waterfronts that I have seen anywhere. As a Torontonian, I’m not used to thinking of Lake Ontario as swimmable, but this stretch of the lakefront is so […]
Toronto, Ontario – July/August 2001
Summer in the city and the emphasis is on street festivals and entertainment. Toronto finds out in July if it was selected as the site for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. July 1st Canada Day Canada turns 134 on this day marked by outdoor parties, special events and fireworks. Check the local papers for what’s […]
Toronto: Sports for All Seasons – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto: Sports for All Seasons Skydome photo courtesy ofTourism Toronto Toronto is a mecca for sports fans throughout the year. This has been a major league town for many years, starting with the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team – one of the NHL’s original six teams. There is a Hockey Hall of Fame in the […]
Accommodation – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario – Accommodation Before researching this part of the guide, I actually knew little about reasonably priced, friendly accommodations available in the central parts of the city, easily accessible by public transport. Though not wonderful in quantity compared to many other large cities of the world, there turned out to be some very interesting […]
Shopping – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario – Shopping Lots of people include shopping – beyond just the usual souvenirs – as an important activity in a visit to any large city. Well, Toronto has many urban malls but the largest, right in the downtown core, is the Eaton Centre at Yonge and Queen Streets (subway stop: Dundas or Queen) […]
24-Hour Toronto (Well, Almost!) – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario -24-Hour Toronto (Well, Almost!) While Toronto may not yet be Manhattan in terms of after-hours places, it has come a long way since its "Toronto the Good" image decades ago, when 11 p.m. downtown was considered a late night. There are now places to eat, dance, and find essential services either 24/7, or […]
Toronto Nightlife: Music, Dance, And Laughter – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Nightlife: Music, Dance, And Laughter Toronto has so much to offer after dark in the way of music clubs, dance clubs, and comedy clubs. Let’s deal with each of these and guide you to the areas where things are hopping. When you visit, be sure to check the weekly (Thursday) EYE magazine and NOW […]
Toronto Neighbourhood Map- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Neighbourhood Map- Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Neighbourhood Map Map courtesy of Show Me Toronto ——–
Toronto For History Buffs – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto For History Buffs – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto for History Buffs Photo courtesy of toronto.com Toronto was founded in 1793 as a British government outpost with less than 200 residents. Today it is Canada’s largest city with citizens from all over the globe, and more than five million residents in the greater metropolitan area. Even centuries ago there was money to be […]
General Info – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario – General Info Location Toronto is in Southern Ontario on Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes. It is about 90 minutes by road from the U.S. border (New York state), about 4 hours from Ottawa and five from Montreal, Quebec. The city is quite spread out from east to west and […]