June 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm #30330
So, who wants to do a Toronto meetup on, like, Sunday, anyone? And who, like, wants to do a Montreal meetup on, like Tuesday? I’m road tripping. I am leaving tomorrow. I’m bringing my bike. I don’t know where I’m going. I’m kind of tired right now but I’m going to figure it out tomorrow right before I leave.
And of course, where should I stay in Toronto? What should I do? Where should I eat? I read Time Out Toronto and think I should see the falls (maybe) and climb some stairs and bike on the Toronto islands. But i haven’t figured out yet what/where those things are. I’m better in the morning.
As for Montreal, I want to just find the French speakers so I can parlez vous some francais.
Would love to hear all your suggestions! I’m bringing my bike and want to walk around a lot and be active. Ok, spill it.June 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm #30332
I’m so excited – I’ve never been to Canada!
I’m so impatient.June 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm #30335
when i’m in canada i’m going to get a flag and sew it into my bag and see if when i return to chicago anyone punches me or says mean things. it would be like wearing a fat suit and seeing how people’s treatment of me changes. not that canadians are fat – we’re probably fatter. i’m so excited to go to canada!!! but i can’t get the blame canada song out of my head.June 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm #30337
it sucks not having anyone to travel with.
i hate being lonely all the time!June 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm #30339
Aw, I would totally do a Toronto meetup but Sunday is father’s day! The islands are definitely worth biking, Kensington Market is a fun walk, and I love, love love the Beaches. If you want to just get hammered, you could do a tour of the Steam Whistle brewery? When I went it was like $5 for all-you-could drink beer (obviously they’ve since changed their policy) and I was basically walking around the city shitfaced at like 3 p.m.June 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm #30341
Oh: the distillery district. It’s a little bit out-of-the-way but it’s worth it. Better than Steamwhistle, thinking about it more.June 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm #30342
i actually don’t want to drink much – except for maybe wine at dinner or something. but i’ll be by myself and drinking alone is something i do here, ha.June 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm #30343
Kensington Market – that’s a good one, i’ll definitely do that.June 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm #30346
In that case, yeah, skip SteamWhistle. The Distillery district has the Mill St. Brewery and restaurant, a fancy chocolate store, a bunch of other high-end kind of shops, a couple of galleries (i think) and is overall a really gorgeous area. The only thing is that it’s not really “right” downtown (okay, it totally is but it’s not subway accessible- you have to take the streetcar) but it could be worthwhile to make a trip out there for dinner.
If you’re bringing a bike, my friend’s family likes biking the Leslieville spit. But if you’re by yourself I’d say the Island is a better bet. I did the Toronto Island Triathlon last summer!June 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm #30354
and what areas should i get a hotel in? i hope there’s not a big event happening this weekend – like that time i went to glasgow and needed a hotel but we were shit out of luck on account of the national curling competition. imagine a scottish guy saying “curling” and me not even knowing what the hell that is with an American accent – it made for some very confusing banter. anyhoo – what are the fun neighborhoods in toronto? ok tomorrow i’m really going to read up on toronto instead of putting all this pressure on you.June 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm #30355
the what competition? curling. what? curling. wait, what? curling. cooking? curling. what? curling.June 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm #30356
Hmmm hotels….yeah I don’t know how much help I’ll be there. I stayed at the Novotel on the Esplanade for new years one time and the room was BEAUTIFUL, and it wasn’t too expensive for a last-minute new year’s booking. plus you are right near union station, so it’s hard to go wrong there. As for neighbourhoods: the gay village (church and wellesley) is the friendliest place in the city, little italy (collage street) is awesome and I think yorkville/bloor west village is where the rich people hang outJune 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm #30357
I’m free on Sunday!! I may be tied up earlier in the morning but I’m fine from noon on.
Sunday is also pedestrian day in Kensington so definitely worth checking out
Biking on the Island is awesome but I would suggest Ward’s Island instead of the main one because it will be less congested and I think it’s prettier.June 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm #30358
As for where to stay, if you want to be in the heart of some action, you should check out the Drake Hotel or the Gladstone. They’re both boutique hotels on Queen West and have the coolest rooms ever.
Otherwise, if you know a general location of where you’d like to stay based on activities, I can probably suggest some places.June 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm #30359
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