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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A Day in Toronto
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A Day in Toronto
My wife, Carol, and I recently took a trip to Niagara Falls, and from there we visited Toronto. It was our first time there, and we had a lot of fun. If you want to shoot up there for the day, there are inexpensive flights. Here are a few of the things that we did.
· Tue, Jan 15 2013 10:06:46
The view from our room at the
Ritz Carlton in Toronto
was amazing. It turns out that the city has a lot of buildings that are made of glass, that's quite a problem for birds, but results in beautiful photos at both sunrise and sunset.
I Have never seen this before, it's a TV, in the mirror, in the bathroom.
Ritz-Carlton bathroom with a TV in the mirrorstevegarfield
We ventured out on our 1st morning, looking for a coffee shop that I'd seen on Yelp! it got really really great reviews so we walked to the street corner that was displayed on yelp, and we could not find the coffee shop. All we saw were lots of skyscrapers and buildings. really wasn't much around, until we figured out that you need to go into one of the skyscrapers and then down an escalator and what you find is like a whole underground city. . Since Toronto is so cold in the Winter, they put a lot of the stores and restaurants underground
Once we figured this out, we found the Dunkin' Donuts of Canada,
Tim Morton's undergroundstevegarfield
The coffee and a muffin were really tasty, and just like here in Boston, Tim Hortons are everywhere.
After our doughnuts, we took a walk to the
Hey its CN Towerstevegarfield
Here's a short video giving you a glimpse of the ride up the elevator. It's glass and you can look outside.
CN Tower Going Upstevegarfield
The elevator has a glass floor. So if you position yourself near the elevator door, you can get a crazy scary view on the way up.
CN Tower Glass Floor in Elevatorstevegarfield
The tower is over 1,000 ft and you get some amazing views of the city. In this one you can see the little airport that you fly into. Once you land to take little boat over to the city.
CN Tower Viewstevegarfield
This obviously is the view towards the West.
CN Tower Weststevegarfield
Now this is crazy, in one part of the CN Tower the floor is made of glass. Here is the view of the street, looking down. You can also walk on the glass.
CN Tower Glass floorstevegarfield
Or sit on the glass. A good way to get on is to sit on the floor don't look at the glass and push yourself backwards onto the glass so you have no view of what you're doing.
CN Tower Sitting on the glass floorstevegarfield
If you want you can even lie down here. Little kids all around us were running back and forth with no care in the world.
CN Tower Scary floorstevegarfield
Here's one more thing that you can do at the CN Tower. The key word being YOU, not ME. We dod not do this, although Carol said she would, if I did it with her. No thank you. ;-)
CN Tower Skywalk. Did not do this. Would you?stevegarfield
After the CN Tower, nearby is the steam whistle brewery.
The tour here is great
, in part, because it starts off with the free beer that you get to take on the tour with you.
Steam whistle brewerystevegarfield
Walking around the city, we saw some crazy sites, including this 'green car'.
On the way to the
we saw an interesting indoor marketplace. Once . Can stop off at the
Mill Street brewery
One of the larger shopping areas and Toronto is
Indoor shopping mallstevegarfield
It was fun to find brands that you don't see in the US like this one
. Come to find out, It's available in the US. Ha ha!
Bench. Canadian brand that you don't see in the USstevegarfield
When it was time for dinner we turn to Yelp! again, and it guided us to
. From the outside, it looked like it was closed, but we ventured down the steps and when inside and it was open and we found a seat at the bar.
Rodney's oyster barstevegarfield
Steamed Mussels and fries were tasty.
There's more to do in Toronto including a visit to the
Hockey Hall of Fame.
If you have some travel tips, leave a comment.
Image: Looking out at the airport form the top of the CN Tower
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