A great town with a wide range of shops, restaurants, hotels, museums and other tourist attractions.
I would personally recommend the hop on hop off bus tour of downtown. A 2 day valid bus ticket allows you to board and hop off at any of the stops along the route. The bus tour itself lasts for approximnately an hour and a half (the complete loop) taking in all the major attractions of downtown including Casa Loma, the CN Tower and the Royal Ontario Museum.
I stayed at Massey College, University of Toronto during my weeks' stay in Toronto. As it was in August there is a summer rentals programme where you can hire a single or double room for the duration of your stay. Much cheaper than many of the hotels and B&Bs. Massey, being central is very close to the downtown atttractions, particularly the Royal Ontario Museum.
A day trip to Niagara Falls is definately recommended, particularly if you are staying in Toronto. The Niagara Freedom Tour which costs approximately £64 includes after stopping for lunch a ride on the Maid of the Mist Boat which takes you right up close to the falls- prepare to get wet. Ponchos are provided and the wine tasting at Niagara Village. A helicopter trip, not included in the freedom tour is also extremely popular. The tour is on a Greyhound bus (operated by Gray Line) leaves around 10am from the bus station at the intersection of Bay Street and Dundas Street and returns around 7.30 pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you're in Toronto for a few days or a few months, Massey College is an ideal place to stay from May 1 to August 27. Designed by celebrated architect Ron Thom and nestled in the heart of the University of Toronto, the College is just steps away from public transit as well as some of the city's top restaurants, shopping districts, and museums. During the summer we also open our doors to non-affiliated guests and travellers from around the world. As part of the Massey summer community you will have access to many of our facilities, including: Ondaatje Hall, the Robertson Davies Library, the Upper Library, the Common Room, and our beautiful treed quadrangle. Residents' rooms are located in five houses that make up three sides of a quadrangle. The fourth side contains the Master's Lodging and Office, the Robertson Davies Library, the Upper Library, Ondaatje Hall, the Private Dining Room, and the Common Room. Standard Rooms consist of a bedroom and an adjacent private study. A private bathroom, accessible from the hallway, is shared with one or two other standard rooms. The majority of rooms at Massey College are standard rooms. Senior Suites are limited in number and consist of a bedroom, a private study with a fireplace, and a private bathroom adjoined to the bedroom. All rooms have basic furnishings (including a twin bed, linens, a large built-in desk, coffee table, work chair and reclining chair) and are serviced by the housekeeping staff. A complimentary breakfast in Ondaatje Hall is also provided each morning during your stay. Twin occupancy rooms are furnished with 2 twin beds, 1 in the study and 1 in the bedroom. All summer residents have access to a communal kitchen, a laundry room, recreation room, and private carrels for study, all of which are located on the lower level of the College. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Massey College Student Residence Hotel Toronto