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 […]
Tourist Attractions in Toronto – Film and Stage
Toronto, Ontario – Film and Stage Film Toronto is not called “Hollywood North” for nothing. Many Hollywood flicks and made-for-TV movies are filmed here. Toronto is one of the top three North American film cities in terms of box-office sales. As well, it is a tryout city for Broadway plays, not to mention having many […]
Toronto Eats – An Adventure in Variety – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Eats – An Adventure in Variety – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Eats – An Adventure in Variety Toronto has such a diverse ethnic population and this is reflected in its cuisine. Many people have brought their favourite recipes from home and decorated their establishments to reflect an ambience of their native lands. What a way to travel around the world without leaving the city! So, […]
Day Trips From Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
There are many possibilities for day trips from Toronto (within a 1-3 hour one-way drive). Some destinations are better from May to October, while others are great year-round.
Great walks – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Great walks – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario – Great Walks Toronto is well known for its many green spaces, including parks, ravines with pathways that interconnect various greenbelts, islands facing downtown in Lake Ontario, and even a boardwalk. We’ll mention some of the most easily accessible by public transport and even some special interest organized walkabouts at little or minimal […]
Unique Bookshops and Cafes – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Unique Bookshops and Cafes – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario – Unique Bookshops and Cafés Toronto has two all-Canadian chain bookstores complete with in-house cafes, in various central locations. They are Chapters and Indigo and are open 7 days a week. They all have their own music and gift departments as well as cafés for noshing and schmoozing. They even have evening live […]
Toronto Transport: In and Out of the City – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Transport: In and Out of the City – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto Transport: In and Out of the City You may arrive in Toronto by car from the USA: the closest border crossings are at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo, New York) and the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge (Lewiston, New York) about a 90-minute drive from downtown Toronto. You may also arrive directly by bus, railway, or air. The […]
Tourist Attractions in Toronto – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tourist Attractions in Toronto – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Since the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is vast and sprawling, we’ll tackle the sites by direction from the downtown core and accessibility by subway/ bus/streetcar. All tourist sites anywhere are subject to personal likes and tastes, so we’ll include the ‘must-sees’ as well as special interests if extra time allows. Remember to ask for special […]
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 […]