Frequently Asked Questions when Visiting T.O.

Transportation

Q. Planning on visiting the city next week and children would like to go to Wonderland as well. The bus is going to Wonderland on the weekends, but will be coming on weekdays and will be stayng close to the Bloor/Yonge subway station. Would like to use the public transportation but was not able to find out which bus is going there on weekdays (beside Greyound- their schedule do not allot enough hours to spend in Wonderland). Would you be able to find out?

A. The services that would go to Canada’s Wonderland would be Go Transit, www.gotransit.com or York Region’s Transit Service, www.yrt.ca or www.vivayork.com

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Q. Where does the train arrive in Toronto?

A. The Via Rail station is located in Downtown Toronto (Bay Street and Front St. West). The name of the station is Union Station.

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Q. Where is the Bus Terminal Located?

A.The bus terminal is located at Bay Street and Dundas Street West. Steps away from the Toronto Eaton Centre and St. Patrick Subway Station.

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Q. How do to get to Niagara Falls, ON  from Toronto?

A. You have several options to get to Toronto:

1) Organized Day Tour - seetorontonow.com/Visitor/…Tours.aspx

2) Renting a car – seetorontonow.com/Visitor/…

3) Taking the train – www.viarail.ca (daily) or www.gotransit.com (holidays and weekends until October)

4) Bus Service – www.greyhound.ca    &    http://www.coachcanada.com/coachcanada/

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Q. Is there a ferry to Niagara Falls?

A. There is a boat excursion under the falls (Maid of the Mist) but there is not ferry to get there (the water is a bit rough). For transportation options, see the answers to the FAQ above.

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Q. How can I get from the airport to downtown Toronto:

A. You have a few options:

1) Taxi/Limo – this will cost approx. $50 one way

2) TTC (public transit) – www.ttc.ca

3) Airport Express (shuttle service) – www.torontoairportexpress.com

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Sports & Recreation

Q. What is the name of the stadium where the Toronto Blue Jays play?

A. The name of the stadium is Rogers Centre (formerly the Skydome). This also home of the Toronto Argonauts. It is located at 1 Blue Jays Way (off of Front Street West, east of Spadina).

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Q. I will be taking the train into Toronto. How far is the Air Canada Centre (ACC) from the station?

A. The ACC is connected to Union Station. There is a direct path from Union train station to Gate 1 of the ACC.

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Theatre

Q. Where is "Jersey Boys" playing ?

A. Jersey Boys is playing at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York. The major intersection is Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. It is connected to the North York Centre subway station.

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Q. Where is Sound of Music playing?

A.The Sound of Music is playing at the Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West. The closest subway station is St. Andrew.

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Q. Where is the Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts located? What performances do they have there?

A.This is located at the city block of University Avenue., Richmond Street West, York St. and Queen Street West. This is the home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.

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Q. What about dinner theatres in Toronto?

A. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Stage West Dinner Theatre, Mysteriously Yours and Famous People Players.

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Q. I heard about an improv comedy club where many actors got their start?

A. You must mean Second City, www.secondcity.com

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Accommodations

Q. Taking the train into Toronto. What hotels are walking distance to the train station?

A. Hotels within close proximity of train station are: Fairmont Royal York, Strathcona Hotel, Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Novotel Toronto Centre (Accor), Renaissance Hotel Toronto Downtown, Westin Harbour Castle, Radisson Admiral, Hitlon Garden Inn Downtown, Hotel Victoria, Hyatt Regency, Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Residence Inn Toronto Downtown and Hotel Le Germain.

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Q. What hotels are connected to the Path System?

A. The hotels connected are Fairmont Royal York, Hilton Toronto, Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre, Sheraton Centre, One King West Hotel and Residence.

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Q. What hotels are closest to the Eaton Centre?

A. The closest hotels are the Bond Place Hotel, Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre, Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa, Delta Chelsea, Sheraton Centre, Hilton Toronto, Metropolitan Hotel, Cambridge Suites. A little bit further would be the Hilton Garden Inn City Centre, Grand Hotel and Suites, Days Hotel Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.

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Q. I’m going to the Film Festival. Which hotels are in or close to Yorkville?

A. The hotels would be the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Sutton Place Hotel, Hazelton Hotel, Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville, Howard Johnson Yorkville, Marriott Bloor Yorkville and the Holiday Inn Midtown.

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Q. Are there any hostels in Toronto?

A. Yes. Both are located in downtown Toronto. Hostelling International, and Global Village Backpackers.

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Festivals & Events

Q. What are the dates of the Expo?

A. The Canadian National Exhibition takes place from mid-August to Labour Day. For more information, visit www.theex.com.

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Q. When is the Santa Claus parade this year?

A. The Santa Claus parade is taking place on Sunday November 18th. For parade route, go to http://www.thesantaclausparade.ca/

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Q. How to get tickets for TIFF?

A. For tickets for the Toronto International Film Festival, visit www.tiff.net

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Q. When is the Caribbean Festival?

A. The festival is called Caribana and takes place in July/August. The parade is usually held on the first Saturday of August. For more information, visit www.caribanafestival.com

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Q. I heard of a festival where it starts at night?

A. The festival you are referring to is called Nuit Blanche. For one sleepless night experience the city transformed by more than 550 artists for Toronto’s fourth annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From churches and grocery stores to chimney stacks and bus stations, choose from more than 132 installations and chart your own path. www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/home.shtml

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Dining

Q. Where can I get more information on the revolving restaurant?

A. The restaurant is called the 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower. For more information, visit www.cntower.ca . Reservations are recommended. 416-362-5411

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Q. Which restaurants have panoramic views of the city?

A. There is the 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower and Canoe Restaurant and Bar.

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Shopping

Q. What are some of the best places to shop in downtown?

A. The shopping is never ending in downtown Toronto. Check out Queen Street West, Kensington Market, Chinatown, the Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkville.

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Q. How can I get to Vaughan Mills?

A. For transportation options to Vaughan Mills, visit …shopping.ca/cambridge/jsp/gh_gh.jsp…

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Q.  Is there a market where you can get peameal bacon on a bun or fresh vegetables?

A. St. Lawrence Market is located at the corner of Jarvis and King Street East

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Nightlife

Q. Is there one street where there are several night clubs?

A. You will find many nightclubs along Richmond Street West, between Spadina and University. Avenue.

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Q. Friends said a club they went to a few weeks ago that’s near Ontario Place?

A. They must be talking about Muzik located in the Exhibition Place. It is one of newest hot spot