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1. Posted by olliefresh (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hey, i am planning a trip to Toronto in May, i am going with my mate, we are both 20, and was wondering a few things!
For two 20 years olds, is there much to do in Toronto? e.g Good Nightlife?
Is it easy to get around the city without a car?
Also, can you get a boat, from Tornto to the niagra falls area? Accross the laske Ontario?
Thanks for any help!

2. Posted by corneggs (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

It's very easy to get around T.O with no car. The quickest is to get on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway and bus lines. They have day and week passes available if that's more convenient than tickets.

There's nightlife for everyone...try the Queen St. area.

They were considering it but there's no boat/ferry to get to Niagara Falls.

Sorry you were also asking for things to do. Go up the CN Tower if you like, watch a hockey game if the Leafs are in town, take a walk down Yonge St., there's also toronto.com which is a website for events and restaurants and stuff (not an endorsement)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 17, 2008, at 4:52 AM by corneggs ]

3. Posted by olliefresh (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Thanks alot, i will definatly take a look at the website, appreciated!

4. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

'watch a hockey game if the Leafs are in town'

what makes you think the Leafs will still be playing hockey in May? They'll be on the golf course.

5. Posted by corneggs (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

Quoting Bogman

'watch a hockey game if the Leafs are in town'

what makes you think the Leafs will still be playing hockey in May? They'll be on the golf course.

Okay whatever.

6. Posted by merriam (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

I second corneggs, you definitely wouldn't need a car- I lived downtown for a year and just used public transit. The subway system here is pretty limited, but it's been extended above ground with electric streetcars (see ttc.ca). As for places to visit, try the different districts downtown like Kensington market (hippie/North African market at the end of Chinatown), Queen St W., the distillery district (full of red brick buildings from the 1800s now converted to microbreweries), or Cabbagetown in the East. The weather is usually great in May, so you can even take the ferry down to Center island (big park/picnic area). Also Toronto has a great indie rock scene, for concert or event listings try nowtoronto.com,

enjoy!

Merriam

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting corneggs

Quoting Bogman

'watch a hockey game if the Leafs are in town'

what makes you think the Leafs will still be playing hockey in May? They'll be on the golf course.

Okay whatever.

Ah, but the Toronto Blue Jays have several home games in May, including taking on the Chicago White Sox. (GO SOX!) If you are interested in baseball, that is...

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

And the Toronto Blue Jays would be MUCH cheaper to see than the Leafs. Getting Hockey tickets for the Maple Leafs is VERY EXPENSIVE, as they are sold out and you would be required to buy from a scalper. PRICEY!

As for things to do, I have dumped most all of my great advice in the Toronto travel guide on this site. I think the best thing to check out is the great neighbourhoods. As it says in the guide, Many of the charms of Toronto lie in the numerous ethnic neighbourhoods. From the hippies in Kensington Market, the college scene around the Annex, great food in Little Italy or the Greek area of the Danforth or finding great bargins in Chinatown.

For things to do, in addition to the Now magazine already mentioned, you can check out the Eye magazine. You can either pick up free copies (or check the websites) of either the Eye Weekly (website) in the black and yellow boxes or Now magazine (website) in the green boxes for listings. Both are published on Thursdays and contain extensive listings.

Cheers,
Greg

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 20, 2008, at 6:39 AM by GregW ]

9. Posted by HeatherV (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Lots to do in Toronto for sure and definately Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is great.

If you want to get to Niagara Falls then there is VIA Rail (http://www.viarail.ca/) or Greyhound Bus system (http://www.greyhound.com/home/). There is also the GO train which is cheaper but only gets to Hamilton area so far.

10. Posted by Mjsneddon (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

My wife and I also enjoyed Chinatown, Greektown and the India Bazaar. I also suggest that a visit to Honest Ed's might provide interesting.