"Toronto--Sports, Sights and Underground Shopping!" Toronto by VeronicaG

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Toronto--Home of the Blue Jays!

We flew to Toronto on Air Canada from the East Coast, having been warned that it could be very hot and humid in July. That warning was correct--it was! However, the heat did not deter our sightseeing.

Our first night was spent at the Fairmont Royal York located in the financial district. The posh lobby was welcoming, our accommodations comfortable and you can stroll down steps to the Underground shopping area right from the lobby. There were too many shops to count! Some restaurants were also located in the Underground. Although a teachers conference was meeting at the Fairmont during this time, we didn't feel like it affected our service in any way.

The second and third nights we stayed at the Renaissance which is part of a sports complex/stadium where the Blue Jays play. Our grandson was so excited about this hotel! Our windows opened up to the field and stadium with convenient viewing of the scoreboard! Our tv gave a play-by-play commentary of the game--we had the opportunity to view two games. We really did feel like we were part of the crowd and the atmosphere was charged with excitement! GO BLUE JAYS!

During our stay in Toronto, we visited the CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario museum and the Toronto music garden. I have more info. on these places in my TIPS.

  • Last visit to Toronto: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 19, 2006
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Hi, Veronica! ><><>< I see it's a great place to visit! ><><><

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 6:45 AM

    What a great hotel room for baseball fans! Your grandson must have loved that waterpark too.Nice page and photos on Toronto.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM

    We missed the Casa Loma in Toronto -- looks nice -- I'll remember this next time we visit--- my wife has 6 aunts there! Norman :)

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    i am glad you made the most of your stay in our city of Toronto. there are lot more to see and discover the next time you come visit us.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 6:32 AM

    Watching a Blue Jays game from your hotel window - how cool is that! Looks like you had a great time In Toronto. Soak City at Ontario Place sounds like fun, esp. on a hot day.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    I am glad you loved our city. Your tips on our finer local attractions are quite good.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2006 at 8:14 PM

    A very good page on Toronto with interesting tips. Too bad there so many long lines to view the most interesting spots!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2006 at 11:15 PM

    Blue Jay's are very fine Birds:-))

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2006 at 11:09 AM

    Very fine tips!

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 9:06 AM

    Great Toronto Tips. Safe travels from travelling Canadians!

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