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Kids
kids firstThe blue butterfly below means a special kids orientation For something right away here's http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ by Ontario Science Center
YTV is Canada's #1 specialty cable channel for kids.
Toronto Children's Bookstore
by Expedia 
2532 Yonge St.  (Six blocks north of Eglinton Ave. at St. Clements Ave.)

Attractions 

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., North York
(416) 736-1733 

Time seems to stand still when you step onto the boardwalk at Black Creek Pioneer Village, the restored 19th-century rural Victorian community located in northwest Toronto.

Casa Loma || Virtual Tour 
Toronto's most glamorous landmark mansion and a magnificent legacy

kids firstCentreville
miniature village amusement petting zoo on Toronto Islands Open May thru Sept

300 Taunton Rd. W., Whitby (905) 668-6606 35 acres of landscaping, perfect miniature buildings recall Canada's rich history.

City Hall and Nearby Attractions

CNTower.com || CN Tower
the world's tallest self-supporting structure, the primo panoramic city view.. Take the SkyWalk, an elevated pedestrian walkway from Union Station straight to the CN Tower and SkyDome

Harbourfront.on.ca  || Harbourfront Centre 
 features concerts and activities, many of them free or inexpensive. Educational events, visual arts, readings, lectures, concerts, and children's activities. abound at dozens of small festivals celebrating international cultures.

Toronto Stock Exchange

African Lion Safari Photo Gallery
RR#1, Cambridge 1 (800) 461-WILD (9453)

Medieval Times Exhibition Place (Dufferin Gate), Toronto enjoy an authentic medieval feast, while the most noble of knights battle.

Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto (416) 314-9900
OOpen June thru Sept. Home to Molson Amphitheatre on the water

kids firstCanada's Wonderland by Paramount Directions

 

kids first Riverdale Farm children go wild over the storybook animals, reconstructed barn, and lovely old aviary in downtown Toronto

Skydome 
The SkyDome is the home of the 1992 and 1993 World Series Champions Toronto Blue Jays baseball team and the 1996 and 1997 Grey Cup Champions

Whirly Ball 65 Orfus Rd., Toronto (416) 787-5858 
a team sport played in specially designed Bumper Cars

 
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        bytes)Wild Water Kingdom || Wild Water Kingdom
7855 Finch Ave. W., Brampton
(905) 794-0565
Situated on over 100 acres of natural park land, Wild Water Kingdom is conveniently located just minutes north of Toronto.

500 Rexdale Blvd., Rexdale (416) 674-5437
Only indoor amusement park in Ontario above a 200 store mall

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        bytes)Metro Toronto Zoo || Metro Toronto Zoo by expedia || Toronto Zoo by toronto.com Meadowvale Rd. & 401, Scarborough (416) 392-5900
 learn directly from a living collection of plants and animals and to develop respect for all living things. 

Attractions.on.ca || Coupon books at these Visitor Center Locations

Beaches  & Parks 

Lake Ontario is the smallest (7,540 sq mi/19,529 sq km), lowest (elevation 246 ft/75 m), and easternmost between the U.S. and Canada. It is 193 mi (311 km) long and up to 53 mi (85 km) wide and 778 ft (237 m) deep. The lake is part of the St. Lawrence & Great Lakes Waterway and opens to the and W to Lake Erie. Toronto is the principal port.
Waterfront Trail

a 325 kilometer (139 total miles of shoreline) trail along the shore of Lake Ontario

Surf the Beaches wineva-oak.com
Your Guide to Toronto's Eastern Beaches

Toronto Island Park || Toronto Islands 
Enjoy the view on your way to some of the best maintained parks anywhere. No private cars are permitted on the islands Ferry service from the mainland to three locations: from east to west, Ward's Island, Centre Island, and Hanlan's Point. you can walk or cycle between any of the three ferry docks Beaches and biking on Centre Island are good and it has a nice amusement park.

City of Toronto Toronto Islands || (416) 203-0405
Swimming, in-line skating, windsurfing, fishing, horseback riding, relaxing, wading pool

Metro Toronto Parks || Metro Toronto Parks Facilities List and maps maintained by Metro Toronto

5100 Yonge St. (North York City Hall) North York , M2N 5V7
100 Queen St. W. Toronto , M5H 2N1

Allan Gardens || Panoramic Photo Catalogue 19 Horticultural Avenue (south side of Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)

Edwards Gardens Wilket Creek Park. Civic Garden Centre, 777 Lawrence Ave., Tel. +1 (416) 397-1340
High Park
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Queen's Park

Oak Ridges Trail Association || Trail Links
a trail along the Oak Ridges Morraine from the Niagara Escarpment to the Northumberland forest
Bruce Trail Organization
- a continuous 800-km trail from Tobermory to Niagara Falls along the Niagara Escarpment.


Recommended DAY TRIPRoyal Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens Paradise Found! 680 Plains Road West, Burlington 45 miles (70 km) from Toronto

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 

  Slateartguide.com/ for what's playing in the galleries
 
crosslinks|| 291 Virtual Gallery
Canada's window to the art world
MuseumsOntario.com Association

http://www.heritagefdn.on.ca || franšaise 
over 1,100 Heritage Plaques

Ontario Association of Art Galleries
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Sculptor's Society of Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario ago.on.ca || Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) by expedia Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) by toronto.com 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto (416) 979-6648
Large collection of Henry Moore sculptures. The eighth largest art museum in North America more than 24,000 works representing 1,000 years of extraordinary European, Canadian, modern, and contemporary art. popular walk & talks

Bata Shoe Museum ||Bata Shoe Museum by toronto.com 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto (416) 979-7799 
Over 10,000 shoes are housed in architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning five-storey structure.

Burlington Art Centre 
Since 1978, the seventh largest public art gallery in Ontario 

kids firstChildrensOwnMuseum.org/ 90 Queen's Park (the old McLaughlin Planetarium), Toronto (416) 360-1266  
designed to engage the imagination of children aged two to eight, providing a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore different hands-on activities,
Browse this site to plan your next visit. You'll find places to PLAY, LEARN and have FUN

GardinerMuseum.on.ca
111 Queen's Park, Toronto the only specialized museum of its kind in North America, is internationally-renowned for its collection
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Frederick Varley Art Gallery 
in the historic village of Unionville, only 20 minutes from major highways and the City of Toronto

Kortright.org Centre for Conservation Kortright Centre for Conservation
Canada's Largest Environmental Education Centre in Woodbridge

Hockey Hall of Fame 
Home of the Stanley Cup

Markham Museum

Welcome...McMichael.com Canadian Art Collection || Franšais/Italiano/Espa˝ol || Directions 

Recommended DAY TRIP Canadian art exclusively over 100,000 works Has a beautiful setting overlooking the East Humber River valley, sculpture garden, restaurant 
York Region Tourism at 1-888-448-0000

Museum for Textiles || Museum for Textiles 
The only museum in Canada exclusively devoted to the collection, exhibition, and documentation of textiles from around the world.

MZTV Museum of Television 

in the CHUMCity complex right in the heart of Toronto

Home of nature.ca  Franšais || Map 
The Canadian Museum of Nature is in Victoria Memorial Museum Building 240 McLeod Street (at Metcalfe Street)
Ottawa, Ontario. 

Ontario Science Centre || Directions and fun stuff for the whole family. open seven days a week till 5pm

Power  Plant gallery 
Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbour Front "bringing together the world's most innovative and influential visual artists" 

The Robert Mede Gallery

95 Queen's Quay E., Toronto

Ryerson Gallery This Non-Profit  Photographic gallery from Canada's premier school for Photographic arts.

Royal Ontario Museum || Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)||  directions ||  Franšais || Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
 
near the top of every museum goers list is Canada's largest museum and featuring galleries in Art, Archaeology and Science

Toronto Aerospace Museum
Visit Toronto's newest museum " Saving our Aviation Heritage. Building our Future."

Opened in 1977, and is centered around an attractive 5-story atrium.

5040 Yonge St., Toronto (416) 733-9388
Arts presents the finest in music, theatrical entertainment and visual arts. The Toronto Centre is comprised of a spacious lobby connecting the Apotex Theatre, the George Weston Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA).

 

Day Trips
Check our annual festival guide which now has direct links to over 130 festivals in Ontario. Two festivals that run from summer to fall are Stratford Festival, Stratford and the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-lake There's lot of tour bus companies who will take you to see the falls but the area deserves more than a day to appreciate
Niagra Falls Attractions
Niagara Falls by expedia

Unionville, Elora, Fergus, and St. Jacobs
Info: (519) 846-9841
Lined with antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants Unionville's Main Street section has retained much of its late 19th-century charm, though it's now 
OutsideToronto.com

An events guide with some links to happenings within a two hour drive of Toronto

Neighborhoods

Annex /Yorkville
Grand historic homes walking distance from downtown  Bloor Street is a great shopping street close to University of Toronto campus.

The Beaches by wineva-oak.com || The-Beaches.com (east)
The Beaches
by torontothegood.com 

Just 20 minutes from downtown you can take the Queen streetcar to its eastern terminus at Neville Park Boulevard and wander down to the boardwalk. The Beaches refers to the string of amusement parks which sprung up her in the last century. Queen street is a shoppers delight in this relaxed community of pleasant gardens and pleasure seekers 

Cabbagetown-toronto.com || Cabbagetown
gingerbread brick Victorian homes from the late 1800s east of downtown. The star is its Riverdale Farm

The Dundas-Spadina area, extending east along Dundas to about Bay, and also north and south along Spadina. 2nd largest (350,000) after San Francisco's. Chinatown East, known for bargain Chinese restaurants, is around Gerrard and Broadview.

Greektowntoronto.com/
the largest Greek neighborhood in North America on the Danforth Ave. 3 subway stations: Chester, Pape and Donlands on the Bloor/Danforth line.

GreekToronto.com
  || Greekcommunity.org/ || Cretans.com/ Greekvillage.com//a> 
Although most Greeks have migrated to the suburbs the street is exuberantly Greek and the new off-beat creative professionals make this neighbor hood one of metro Toronto's most interesting

Guildwoodvillage.com  

Little Italy

A short strip along College Street ( between Euclid & Grace) Once the center of the 300,00 plus community which has dispersed more north nowadays
Little India
The center is Gerard & Hiwatha Streets spreading East along Gerard St. Many modestly priced Indian restaurants 

Queen Street West 
hip trendy place The CITY-TV building (299 Queen St. West) is a major landmark. 

Speaker's Corner is a booth outside the building where for $1 you can attempt to get on the Sunday 7:30 show with a strong performance statement. This is the Canadian MTV

Includes the Danforth and East Chinatown

TorontoIsland.org Community attracts creative spirits

University of Toronto  
Easy to get to by subway huge campus around Queen's Park Be sure to visit University College, Kings' College Circle, Hart House, and Convocation Hall

York University
the largest university in Canada by student population, with a little more than 50,000 students.

WestRouge.org Toronto's most easterly

Shopping
Bridal District
You'll find about a dozen bridal shops clustered along Spadina Avenue just south of Queen Street (street addresses mostly in the 100's), making up Toronto's "bridal district".

Kensington Market
Centrally located near downtown is this bustling ethnic market 

StLawrenceMarket.com 
Shop for crafts or enjoy lunch at one of the many stalls within the historic 1845 cavernous building. King Street at the corner of Jarvis Street, From Union Station, turn right from the front entrance and walk east along Front Street for 3 blocks

Eaton Centre by expedia
Quite possibly Toronto's number one attraction. 280 stores housed in a spectacular glass galleria amidst stunning water fountains

hfam.com and always Free Admission. Open 6 days a week from 10:00am to 6:00pm [closed Mondays].

Queen's Quay Terminal 207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto 
50 shops overlooking the Lake

Metro East Trade Centre, 1899 Brock Rd., Pickering  850 vendors' booths housed in a vast space of 200,000

610 Queen St. W., Toronto
more than 300 antique dealers

Dr. Flea's Highway 27 & Albion Flea Market
8 Westmore Dr., Rexdale Metro Toronto's Largest Flea market

 

Sports

Toronto offers many opportunities for exercise, such as golf, biking, hiking, or jogging, although visitors tend burn calories by shopping and day excursions. 
Toronto's Amateur Sports Directory Comprehensive well organized link directory  

Spectator Bluejays.com/ official site
find dozens more at Baseball-links.com  together with the 
Toronto Argonauts
in the Canadian Football League play at the SkyDome

Toronto Raptors in the NBA  along with Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL play at  

Lacrosse in Toronto 

BBicycleCanada's largest recreational cycling club

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Ski

Fish & Bird watching

Sailing TorontoSailing.com/ 
an affordable  community sailing club located on Centre Island

Golfspan> TorontoGolf.com || directory 
 
Within a short drive of Downtown Toronto are over 200 Golf courses and Practice Facilities !!  
City Owned Golf Courses there's 5 Golf Courses by expedia || Fotos

Golf Courses in Toronto || Golf.com Courses in Ontario

Hike Hikers' Net (Ontario)

Hike Ontario umbrella organization

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