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:
2. Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays are in town. They’re not doing the greatest this year, but they have sporadic episodes of excellence.http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp…
3. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). http://www.rom.on.ca/en. Pompeii exhibit starts on June 13.
4. Art Gallery of Ontario. http://www.ago.net/ 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.http://agakhanmuseum.com
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! https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/
7. If you enjoy zoos, the Toronto Zoo is a good one, and there are pandas! http://www.torontozoo.com/
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. http://www.casaloma.org/
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). http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly…
11. Distillery District. Take an old distillery and fill it full of restaurants and funky shops. A neat place to visit. http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/
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. http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=home&l=1
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! http://www.pridetoronto.com/.
If you are looking for something specific, just ask!
And for those of you staying longer, there are lots more things to do within reasonable distance of Toronto!
And still more attractions in Toronto!
|Bloor Yorkville||Home of 60’s counter culture/high end shpping|
|Campbell House||Georgian-style home|
|Casa Loma||Gothic revival home|
|CN Tower||Tallest free-standing structure in the world.|
|Colborne Lodge||Picturesque Regency cottage|
|Fort York||Military History|
|Gibson House||Home of one of Toronto’s first land surveyors|
|Hockey Hall of Fame||History of the sport|
|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|
|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|