More Canada, eh?
Needless to say, I was happy when we made the nearly six-hour train trek southwest to Toronto for a few days last week. As much as I loved the French culture, I wanted to be somewhere that spoke English first and had a hockey team I could root for (sorry, Canadiens fans!).
As with the last post on Montreal, this is just a brief overview of what we did in Toronto, with more detailed posts to come.
Duration of trip: Four nights
Hotel: Hyatt Regency. Scored this on Hotwire for, I believe, a little under $600 total. 24/7 gym, right next to airport shuttle stop and close to King Street streetcar stop. About an 8-minute walk to St. Andrew subway station. Decent location, but no breakfast included in rate. Very contemporary hotel.
4 pm – Arrive in Toronto
4:30 pm – Check in at Hyatt Regency
5 pm – Walk to Sadie’s Diner for dinner
6 pm – Walk to Air Canada Centre for Leafs-Habs game
9:30-ish – Walk back to hotel after deflating loss, stopping by Tim Horton’s to get breakfast for tomorrow
Morning – TimBits in bed (is there any other way to truly live?)
11 am – Head to quirky Kensington Market, Chinatown
Noon – Head back to hotel after realizing we dressed too warmly for the weather
12:30 – Back to Kensington Market; lunch at Urban Herbivore
2 pm – Shopping on Queen Street with hipsters
4:30 pm – Back to hotel to freshen up for dinner
6 :30 pm – Dinner at Earth-Rosedale
9:30 am – Breakfast at The Cereal Bar
10:30 am – Bata Shoe Museum
12:30 pm – Lunch at some Montreal-headquartered bistro near Bloor Street
1 pm – Shopping (OK, window shopping) on Bloor Street, the Rodeo Drive of Toronto
3:45 pm – Showing of “Tiny” at Hot Docs documentary festival downtown
5:30 pm – Back to hotel to get gussied up for dinner
6:30 pm – Dinner at CN Tower’s “360” restaurant
Morning – Breakfast in room, brief visit to Eaton Centre
10:45 am – Elmwood Spa
1:30 pm – Lunch at Pizza Pizza
2 pm – Shopping at Eaton Centre, Yonge Street, PATH (underground city)
6 pm – Dinner at mostly vegetarian buffet Commensal
7:30 pm – Wizard of Oz musical at Mirvish Theatre
Morning – Breakfast in room
9:40 am – Shuttle to airport and then back to the U.S.