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Toronto @ ACC October 14
05-23-2012, 05:42 AM (This post was last modified: 05-23-2012 05:47 AM by Jetrow.)
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14
(05-23-2012 12:48 AM)ladijules Wrote:  I think I will just go ahead and book 2 rooms there as well. The prices seems reasonable and the reviews for the place look decent. Yeah, I was a bit startled over the 30 dollar parking fee too. Seems a bit much! Ah well, can't have everything. I hope taxi services aren't that expensive.

For those of you in the area... can you tell us what a good time will be to leave Monday morning, traffic wise? And how about some good breakfast places?

Traffic is always difficult. Usually by 9:30 or 10:00 the worst of the commute is over. There may be a hitch here too. One of the main arterial roads, The Gardener Expressway, has been dropping chunks of concrete for the last week or so. It's old and likely there will be some major construction or outright replacing it. This runs along the lakeshore and connects to the Queen Elizabeth Way. If you're driving up from the US, this will likely affect you. I'll keep an eye on that.

Breakfast is easy to find in Toronto. I would suggest avoiding the hotels and check out the restaurants at street level. Sunday Brunch is a big deal here and while you can get it most anywhere, prices and quality vary. I like Chew Chews on Carlton St, Just east of Allen Gardens. Cora's is a chain which isn't bad in a frilly kind of way. But like I said, get out and check out the places around you on street level. Church St. is just to the east of the Marriott and the heart of the Gay district. Good eats are easy to find and with a good attitude, people will become friendly and welcoming.

Maple Leaf Gardens is right there on Carlton behind the Marriott as well, for any hockey fans. It's now a Loblaws (grocery) and part of Ryerson University. I think you can still skate in there, though I haven't. LCBO is located here where you can purchase alcohol.

If you don't have Google Earth on your computer, you should get it. Street View is particularly helpful in finding specific things like a restaurant and gives you a heads up of the area.

Sherbourne and Dundas is an area best avoided. Very sketchy and while mostly harmless to pass though during the day, you probably don't want to walk through there at night. East and south of the Marriott by a good 5 or 6 blocks. You shouldn't have any reason to pass through there at all.

Dundas Square at Yonge and Dundas st. on the other hand is cool. Lots to see and do and of course plenty of places to eat. There is usually someone going on there.

Head west on Dundas toward Spadina to find the Asian district. Good Sushi can be found as well as Chinese food and all the other flavours of the Orient.

Taxis start at about $5 and can get expensive pretty quick. Expect between 10 to 20 bucks to get most places in the area. There is a flat rate to the airport.

The best bet is a good pair of walking shoes and a bus pass. Transit is pretty good here with street level street cars and buses going east and west, while the subway trains travel north and south along Yonge st and University. Day pass on the weekend allows for two adults and 4 kids to travel all day. $10.50 Using the street cars will allow you to see alot more of the city.

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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - RN-PRN - 04-23-2012, 04:02 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Boomer - 04-23-2012, 06:40 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Nettie - 04-23-2012, 08:11 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Nettie - 04-24-2012, 09:09 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - 2Beers - 04-26-2012, 08:10 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 04-26-2012, 09:26 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 04-27-2012, 07:46 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 04-30-2012, 09:33 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 05-01-2012, 07:31 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Gungawoman - 05-01-2012, 10:09 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-01-2012, 11:52 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 05-03-2012, 04:24 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Brutus - 05-05-2012, 05:58 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Boomer - 05-05-2012, 07:03 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - 2Beers - 05-05-2012, 08:06 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 05-05-2012, 09:49 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 05-07-2012, 03:13 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-07-2012, 03:11 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 05-08-2012, 01:18 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 05-10-2012, 03:42 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-10-2012, 10:16 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-11-2012, 05:13 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - debskis - 05-11-2012, 05:45 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-11-2012, 08:04 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-12-2012, 09:28 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-13-2012, 05:22 AM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-17-2012, 07:32 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-22-2012, 09:47 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 05-22-2012, 11:11 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - 2Beers - 05-21-2012, 12:26 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-23-2012, 12:48 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 05-23-2012 05:42 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 05-27-2012, 08:16 PM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Onebad70ss - 05-29-2012, 08:08 AM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 07-01-2012, 07:08 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - TheHatGuy - 07-02-2012, 03:51 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 07-08-2012, 04:12 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Nettie - 07-08-2012, 07:33 AM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 07-24-2012, 11:29 PM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 07-25-2012, 07:23 PM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 08-19-2012, 11:00 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Jetrow - 09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 09-19-2012, 01:03 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Rey - 09-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - burma.girl - 09-19-2012, 10:06 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Gungawoman - 09-19-2012, 03:05 PM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - 2Beers - 09-20-2012, 08:24 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - ladijules - 09-22-2012, 09:40 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Nettie - 10-14-2012, 05:38 PM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - N'awlins - 10-18-2012, 10:57 AM
RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - RN-PRN - 10-18-2012, 11:26 AM
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RE: Toronto @ ACC October 14 - Boomer - 10-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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