Any Toronto natives here able to help me out here?

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  1. tbboltsfan03

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    hello canadians! im a tampa bay fan here from northern virginia. usa.
    want to first wish you all a happy canada day, which I know was last week.
    but nehow, anyone of you here from toronto. able to help me out here. As I will be staying in toronto from sept 3-5. to see the 2004 world cup hockey ~ canada (vincent lecavalier, marty st louis, brad richards) vs russia (alexandre ovechkin).
    how far and what is there to go see on a tour, from the pearson international airport which I will be flying into. like the air canada center, hhof, niagara falls.
    to get around there, will I be needing transportations to get around like taxis, buses or metro transits. Which do you prefer. how much are they on weekends?

    if any one can help, id gladly appreciate it ! go canada!

    chris
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    Check out toronto.com
    all you need to know..if u have any questions just ask us.. lol :)

    Yup..theres HHOF/Niagara Falls/Skydome;CN Tower
    check out downtown..aka..chinatown or little italy...

    for TTC..buses..and trains..its $2.25 * adult*
     
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    thanks for the info leafs girl.
    i hope i will be able to find the info. im looking 4.
    you canadians are the nicest people around.

    chris
     
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    hehe, ur welcome :)
     
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    Niagara Falls is a bit out of the way (a couple hours drive), but i'm sure you could find a bus tour out that way. But definitly check out the hall of fame, it's well worth the time. Definitly go up the CN tower as well, and try lying face-down on the glass floor, its tons of fun. Other than that, you could just get a day pass for the TTC (subway and street cars) and check the city out. Queen street is usually pretty interesting, in the summer there's often a lot of street performers

    Like LeafsGirl said, just check out www.toronto.com and you'll probably find everything you'll need.
     
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    thanks arrbez, for the additional informations that you had provided for me. In order to help make my upcoming trip to Toronto an enjoyablable one, as it will be. cant wait to see canadians beat the russians.

    chris.
     
  7. leafaholix*

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    Chris, here's the website for the public transportation in Toronto... www.ttc.ca

    Visiting Toronto... http://www.toronto.ca/visitors/index.htm

    FYI, a great idea is the day pass... you get on the TTC (subway and street cars) all day for just $7.75... a bargain.
     
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    thanks for all the help you guys have given me. this sure hope to be one of the best canadian trip that i've ever gone to, or will be going to.

    thanks again,

    chris

    ps. hope to see you guys at the world cup on sept 4.
     
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    Last time I went downtown Toronto.
    I slept in a Shell Gaz station.

    Damn electrical gaz station.
     
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    First off, Pearson is between Mississauga and Etobicoke, and if you got the bus right outside of Pearson (on Dixon) you could probably get from the bus to the subway to Union Station (right downtown) within an hour. (I've done it - just hope there ain't much traffic.) To echo Leafaholix, get a day pass - it's great and the TTC is the best way to get around town.

    From Union you can take the train down to Niagara Falls (a total must see - but very touristy, so be wary down there) or if you prefer you could even take the train to steeltown and see Dave Andreychuk's hometown of Hamilton.

    Where are you staying, by the way? I personally do not recommend the Strathcona (good location, crappy rates) but I'm pretty happy with the Renaissance, although I've never stayed in the Skydome one.

    I would also suggest you consider seeing a Jays game at Skydome simply because it's so damn cheap. Other stuff like the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower and such are musts - but beware, the CN Tower is expensive - something like $30 entry fee as opposed to something like $10 for the HHOF.

    Anyway, have fun, maybe I'll see all you guys in town.
     
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    Why in God's name would you have the poor person visit Hamilton? By the way, if you don't already have tickets for the game, good luck. If you have a chance, visit the Muskoka area. Its gonna be at least a 2-3 hour drive from downtown Toronto but it is an amazing place to visit.
     
  13. leafaholix*

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    I don't think he's going to have enough time... but Muskoka is heaven.

    That's where a lot of NHL players reside during the offseason.
     
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    haha, yeah, i see paul coffey and eric lindros around in the summer when i'm up at the cottage there.

    ps, DON'T visit hamilton. i went to school there this year, and there's nothing to see but mullets and smog
     
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    alright! arrbez, ill try to look for you, in your team canada shanahan jersey :eek: detroit sucks j/k :joker: what section and row are you going to be sitting at? I myself, the asian guy will be wearing the Pratt Jersey :)bolts, D: NOLAN PRATT #44 ) ;)

    About the city hamilton, why dont you not want me to visit Hamilton, I heard Prince Mercury said its
    . SO, why not?

    À la prochaine, <-- Is this how you say until next time in french? If thats what language they speak in canada?

    Chris
     
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    :lol: Are you for reals, you actually slept at a shell gas station?. and why? How far are you from your home in montreal? If thats where you from? to toronto, ontario.

    Chris
     
  17. leafaholix*

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    English is the first language in most of Canada.

    Quebec is where they speak French... as well as other spots in the East.

    If you're Asian, visit Kensington market in Toronto... ;) :lol
     
  18. leafaholix*

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    Toronto to Montreal is like 5 or 6 hours drive.
     
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    Niagara Falls is about a 2 hour drive from Toronto, and it's a pretty nice tourist attraction. They just opened up a new casino and it's really nice. I'm not old enough to go on the gambling area but from the areas I was allowed to go to, it was really nice inside. There are some other attractions (the Falls, Niagara Gorge, Clifton Hill, Niagara on the Lake is a nice small town with shops and some historic buildings, etc.) so if you have a spare day, you should go check it out. It's the only good city in the Niagara Region. I'm sure you can find a bus that goes to Niagara Falls, or a city close by and then take another bus to the city.
     
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    Hi.. Salut Prince Mercury,

    About Pearson, Are you talking about the Airport itself or a city named by it.

    About the bus, is this only for the residents, as it says. What about for the tourists like me. http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/saturdayservice.

    :help: Which other bus transits do you prefer. GO Transit? As it has a route to and from the Airport to Downtown Toronto. http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/fare/fndfare.asp#frcity.

    Don't know from my hotel vantage point. which is located on roncesvalles avenue. (days inn-toronto west lakeshor). <-- I'll be staying at.

    Which is the nearest bus stop or train station from my hotel? do you know?
    How about from Union Station to Niagara Falls, Does GO Transit have a route. Dont think it did?

    Yes! I' will try in get the day pass as it sounds alot cheaper and time saving.
    From Union Station.

    About Hamilton, Which is the home of Dave Andreychuk. I will be sure to go visit there. However far it may be from Downtown. Who knows, he might show up at the gate:)

    Lastly, about the Toronto Blue Jays baseball? Are they even playing during the week of Sept 3-6. Of which the days I'll be staying there in Toronto. Are the games really that cheap?

    (Until Next Time) À la prochaine,

    Chris
     
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    Whats in Kensington? Asian Market. :lol:
     
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    I hope the bus fare from Toronto To Niagara Falls, Is afforable.
    Oh yeah@! I read about the new casino, in which they opened at Niagara Falls. This will sure bring more tourists.
    I'm a tourist, not going to bring alot of cash! As I might lose em'. Pick pocketers around there. I believe. Is there?

    Chris
     
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  23. leafaholix*

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    It's a laaaarge Asian area.

    Toronto is extremely diverse, you'll see someone from every part of the world here.

    As for your Blue Jays question...

    Jays play at home between Sept. 3 and 6...

    Sept. 3rd: Oakland @ 7:05 PM
    Sept. 4th: Oakland @ 4:05 PM
    Sept. 5th: Oakland @ 1:05 PM

    No game on the 6th, then a roadtrip to Anaheim.

    Ticket prices are here... http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/tor/ticketing/single_game.jsp

    The most expensive seats are $62.00 Canadian... so I guess that's $40 to $45 US. There are always plenty of seats available... so you don't have to pre-order them.
     
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    Well, the new casino is geared towards big gamblers, but it's a nice place. They both have restaurants (some places in the new casino are still being finished) and the new one has a pretty neat fountain outside that does shows every little while, it's pretty neat to watch.

    http://discoverniagara.com/travel/main/ This has the bus companies that run to Niagara Falls, I'm sure you can e-mail the company or check their website for fees, or call on the day you get to Toronto.
     
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    If you're on a budget, don't go to the typical tourist sites. Just isn't worth it. I would go to the Hall of Fame, Ontario place, catch a film festival movie, star watching, fairy rides, centre island, have lunch and dinner at china town. Visit the royal ontario museum, casa loma.

    Just a few ideas for you. You should also ask around to see if others will be in toronto, maybe you can hook up and go in groups to events.
     
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