"The tourist traps of Toronto..." Toronto Tourist Trap Tip by modowd

Toronto Tourist Traps: 100 reviews and 52 photos

The tourist traps of Toronto are pretty obvious to start. There's the CN Tower, which has quite a plethora of somewhat entertaining features beneath it. I can't remember them all at the moment, but there's at least four movie/ride simulations in there. You can visit the glass floor up top, for those of you who love your vertigo, or dine in the rotating restaurant. As with any tourist trap, it's rather expensive.
We have the SkyDome. If you like baseball or football, this is the place to see it. The building's complete with a retractable roof. It takes about half an hour to open and close, and they never do so with a full audience in it. Sorry for the disappointment.<P>
Ontario Place is enjoyable. You can see a nice slice of Toronto's Waterfront and recreational boating harbour. The price here is expensive, but if you're here to visit, or even here to stay, and are looking for a family-style outing, this is a good day.
Centre Island (on Lake Ontario) is my favorite tourist trap that comes to mind so far. It's a beautiful parkland out there, complete with beaches and a petting zoo and amusement park for the kids. I'd like to camp out there, but I don't think it's allowed. If you enjoy biking or rollerblading, there's a nicely paved path going right across the island. I've heard rumours that the island is made of landfill... but it doesn't stink and has been made quite beautiful.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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