Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Anyone been to Toronto recently?
Is it nicer to stay near the CN Tower by the water or near Uni of Toronto St George Campus?
Railway lines near the CN Tower turns me off a bit but I like being by a body of water.
Tossing up between the two Intercontinental properties. Appreciate any on the ground intel. P.S: We'll be there in winter.
Air Canada - Aeroplan
Member since 07 Apr 2014
Total posts 2
I'm biased (because I've lived in the 2 other major Canadian cities), but I would stay downtown, closer to the UofT campus. It's closer to the 'centre' of Toronto and has better access to shopping and attractions - which you will appreciate when its -20C and snowing heavily. In my opinion, the West side (where the CN Tower) is less enjoyable - all heavy traffic and a more gritty feel, mixed with a bunch of condos that weren't properly planned
Sweet! This is exactly the kind of input I need. Thank you Orcair!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Feb 2012
Total posts 25
seconded. lived there a few years back and am in the city regularly. the warterfront has things going on in summer but in winter its a bit dead. in addition the transit options there are really limited. if you can stay in the financial district, around UofT or in the Bloor village. look at the subway map also and try and stay not too far away. the subway and the streetcars in toronto are generally the easiest option for getting around and are well intergrated into the local attractions and shopping/work sites.
Thank you jginpil!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 13 Dec 2015
Total posts 13
was there in early oct - fall. Weather was pleasant and the waterfront area was bustling. In winter, I agree with Orcair, best stay midtown - near the Eaton Centre on Yonge St, good mall etc. We discovered that Toronto has an awesome underground pedestrian subway, called PATH, which connects basically everything in downtown together, so in winter it will be perfect.http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/Economic%20Development%20&%20Culture/Tourism%20Services/Files/pdf/PATH-Map.pdfAlso, if in future you do travel in fall/summer or spring, hire a rental car and explore greater ontario - even a day trip to Niagara Falls is worth the rental alone.
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