Like a tourist, visit for the very first time: Toronto


I have lived in Ontario for about eighteen years since moving here from Quebec in 1992. Since living here I’ve been to Toronto no less then ten times. I’ve been to Toronto to visit family and friends, to attend concerts, baseball games, to the airport on my way to other fantastic destinations. But not once have I’ve been to Toronto to be a tourist.Torontomay2005

Sure I’ve seen the CN Tower, but I’ve never been up the tower and stood on the glass floor.  I’ve sat in the Sky dome and watch the Blue Jays lose. I’ve been to the ROM but only on a school trip where I was force to hold hands with another kid and “discover” the museum buddy system style.

So since accepting an admission offer to start college in September with a determine mind to pay for at least the first year myself I probably wont be leaving the country for at least two years, I was disgusted to realize that I’ve never seen Toronto the way the million or so tourist come to see it every year. So this Easter weekend, after some begging and pleading at work I was granted the entire weekend off (extremely rare that I have a holiday weekend off).

Since it’s a holiday weekend and family often comes to visit I only have one day to explore Toronto.

So my itinerary for the day is starting to look like

Train to Union Stations arrives at 10am.

Explore Union Station for a bit, and then walk to the CN Tower.

After doing everything the CN Tower has to offer – glass floor, lookout deck. Make my way to the Rogers Centre (Sky dome) for a tour (11am, 1pm and 3pm.).

Next a quick stop at the Air Canada Centre for some pictures.

Following the Air Canada Centre I will make my way to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

After a meet and great with Lord Stanley I have a date with Mike Meyer’s star on the Canada Walk of Fame.

Later up to Chum/City TV Complex see what’s going on at Much Music.

From Chum/City TV complete take the nearest subway north to Casa Loma and tour Toronto’s very own castle.

Walk through Little Italy and Kensington Market. Perhaps a trip down Yonge St.

Hop on the subway to the Harbourfront centre.

Train home from Union Station leaves at 7:15pm

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  1. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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