|Subject: Re: Toronto questions|
There are lots of great things to see and do in and around the Toronto area. Yes a trip to the Falls would be an o.k. thing, but there are a lot of very nice wineries on the way to Niagara Falls, some with nice restaurants that range in price from reasonable/moderate to very expensive (by Canadian standards, however, with the exchange rate on the US dollar, I'm sure you'll find things to be quite cheap in Canada). One in particular is Vineland Estates, take the Victoria Avenue exit off of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) en route to Niagara Falls and head south (away from the lake). You'll drive through the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Highway 8 and then you'll head up a little hill. There on the right is Moyer Rd, take it about 3/4 of a mile and the winery will be on your left. You can also check out their web site http://www.vineland.com another site http://www.wineroute.com will give you all sorts of great information about wineries in the Niagara area.
In terms of personal preference, if I were going to that part of the country, I'd do the wineries and Niagara on the Lake, and skip the Falls area (too crowded!).
In terms of things to do in Toronto, you can also check out http://www.toronto.com it's a good web site with information on events happening around town; including theatre, restaurants and other tourist stuff. If the weather is sunny and clear; do head up the CN Tower to the high level observation deck. On a clear day, you can see across Lake Ontario and see Niagara Falls from there (seriously!).
Driving in the core is usually pretty slow any day of the week. Public transit (especially the subway system) is easy to use and convenient.
Have a great time in Toronto!
John Wiernikowski Hamilton, Ontario CANADA