|Subject: Visiting Toronto|
We visited Toronto for four weeks last September and loved the city.
There is so much to see and do in Toronto. Here are just some of the
highlights of our stay.
Visited Royal Museum of Ontario (ROM), a wonderful museum, and had lunch at the very fine James Kennedy Restaurant, in the museum. Also enjoyed visits to the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO) and the Bata Shoe Museum (better than you can imagine).
Enjoyed browsing through Yorkville, Chinatown (rivals San Francisco's Chinatown especially on a Saturday), the Toronto Waterfront (with a ferry ride to Centre Island; fine view of Toronto on return trip), St. Lawrence Market, a wonderful experience especially on Saturday. Visited Union Station and the York Hotel, across the street, and ,of course, the CN tower.
We saw The Lion King; really enjoyed it. We bought our tickets at the theater box office a few days prior to the performance.
We took the Toronto subway and streetcars all over. Be sure to get a transfer from the subway. Subway transfers seems to be accepted on almost every streetcar.
We enjoyed the hot dogs from a hot dog stand on most corners. And our favorite restaurant was 7 Numbers (not the real name, but that's what everyone calls it) on Eddington Ave. This is a funky Italian restaurant with marvelous, simple home-style food and very low prices. We enjoyed outdoor seating best; indoors is a little noisy.
We also took a side trip to Niagara Falls. We stayed at the Ashgrove B & B ( http://www.v-ip.com/ashgrove ) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a delightful Canadian town, with the wonderful Shaw theater festival in the summer and early fall. The B & B was terrific, and Maureen Booth, the owner's breakfasts were sensational.
We also visited quite a few of the Niagara wineries. Tasted the ice wine whenever we could and had a fine, free tour at the Hillebrand Estates Winery ( http://www.hillebrand.com/hillebrand/default.htm ).
Bob and Lynn Wolff Walnut Creek, CA and Kihei, Maui, HI