In & Around Toronto

Those of you coming up for the Symposium, I hope you get an extra day or two to check out our city. Here are some stuffs you might be interested in:

1. CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium. See a big pointy thing, followed by lots of fish.

2. Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays are in town. They’re not doing the greatest this year, but they have sporadic episodes of excellence.…

3. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Pompeii exhibit starts on June 13.

4. Art Gallery of Ontario. Lots of art from lots of periods.

5. Aga Khan museum. I really can’t say enough good things about this place. If you are at all interested in medieval Islamic culture, including manuscript arts, there is a ton here for you.

6. If you’re going to the Aga Khan, the Ontario Science Centre is nearby. Really good science museum. They have a Mythbusters exibition going!

7. If you enjoy zoos, the Toronto Zoo is a good one, and there are pandas!

8. Fabric shopping! Two favourite areas are the Queen St. area west of Spadina, and Little India (for silks and saree fabrics). (Little India is open on Sundays). The Queen St. area is also outstanding for bead stores.

9. Casa Loma. OK, it’s not a *real* castle, but it’s cool.

10. Fort York. If you like your War of 1812 history, this is a very nicely restored fort that used to be on the waterfront. (You will unfortunately miss the Magna Carta display coming later this year).…

11. Distillery District. Take an old distillery and fill it full of restaurants and funky shops. A neat place to visit.

12. Our markets. St. Lawrence Market is a huge building with lots of little shops and places to eat. Kensington Market is a whole section of town, with all kinds of amazing food and shopping.

13. Fooooood. You name it, we got a restaurant for it around here. Ethiopian food? Nepali food? Brazillian food? Yep, all of those. We have huge Italian, Chinese/Vietnamese, Greek, Portuguese, and Polish restaurant districts, just to name a few. Want Canadian food? We can tell you where to get your poutine.

14. Pride Toronto, June 19 – 28. One of the largest Pride festivals in the world culminates in the annual parade on Sunday, June 28 starting at 2 pm. We’ve got Pussy Riot and Cyndi Lauper as two of the Grand Marshals this year!

If you are looking for something specific, just ask!

The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The ROM…
For those considering staying a little while and touring around our lovely Kingdom, one of Ealdormere’s largest camping events is happening the weekend after KWHSS, July 1-5th. You may wish to consider adding more SCA fun to your holiday itinerary!
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And for those of you staying longer, there are lots more things to do within reasonable distance of Toronto!

Stratford Tourism

Stratford Festival

St. Jacob’s


Shaw Festival

Niagara Falls Tourism

Tourism Niagara

Hamilton Tourism

And still more attractions in Toronto!

Attraction Description
Yonge/Bloor Shopping
Bloor Yorkville Home of 60’s counter culture/high end shpping
Campbell House Georgian-style home
Casa Loma Gothic revival home
Chinatown Shopping
CN Tower Tallest free-standing structure in the world.
Colborne Lodge Picturesque Regency cottage
Distillery District Shopping
Eaton Centre Shopping
Fort York Military History
Gardiner Museum Ceramic/Glassworks
Gibson House Home of one of Toronto’s first land surveyors
Harbourfront Family fun
Hockey Hall of Fame History of the sport
Kensington Market Shopping
Mackenzie House Home of Toronto’s first Mayor
Market Gallery Toronto’s 19th century City Hall
Montgomery Inn 19th Century Home
Queen’s Park Ontario Legislature
Scarborough Museum History of Scarborough
The Annex Historic homes & shopping
Spadina Museum 20’s & 30’s museum
St. Lawrence Market Shopping
Textile Museum Fabrics/clothing
TIFF Bell Lightbox Various attractions
Todmorden Mills Former industrial site now family friendly fun
Union Station Train Station
Zion Schoolhouse built in 1869 by the citizens of the farming community of L’Amaroux.
Black Creek Pioneer Village an open-air heritage museum