Toronto Peas, what to do with the family on a 16 hour layover?
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PeaNut 41,040
June 2002
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Posted: 10/8/2012 3:40:08 PM
We purposely planned a long layover in Toronto so we could see and spend some time with some family members but it turns out that they will be away on vacation.

We plan on booking a hotel room at one of the hotels near the airport since we have a 6am departure the next day.

What are some "must see" sites while in Toronto? We have a 15yr old girl, 13 & 10 yr old boys.

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PeaNut 117,720
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Posted: 10/8/2012 3:46:45 PM
I would hop in a cab & head to Yonge Street, go up the CN Tower (if the weather is clear - it's spendy though!), and just walk around downtown Toronto. The hockey hall of fame is there if your guys want to see that, the teens will love shopping at Eaton's Centre. Thats not really a ton of time to do big stuff so I'd get a feel for the city while you're there

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PeaNut 60,064
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Posted: 10/8/2012 6:20:47 PM
I would second taking a cab downtown and getting a feel for the city. The AGO and ROM are there but take a good chunk of time. I think your kids may have more fun in Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre. You can walk along Queen Street East from Yonge to Bathurst, that is funky and cool.

The CN Tower is south of there, Union Station subway station is probably closest. The kids might get a kick out of the subway.


PeaNut 456,775
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Posted: 10/8/2012 6:37:13 PM
CN Tower is great. Casa Loma is also nice, but you'd need half a day for it.

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PeaNut 110,613
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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:02:18 AM
We had the same time frame. We didn't have enough time to go right into Toronto. Not and to sleep and make it back to Pearson for an international 6am flight departure. We had to be up at 3:30am, which was 12:30 our time. We stayed at the Sheraton Four Points on Dixie in Mississauga. Not the nicest, but Air Canada was footing the bill. We took a cab to Square One (mall in Mississauga), wandered around for a bit, had dinner, went back to the hotel and slept. It seems like tons of time. It's really not. Just getting to the mall from the hotel within Mississauga was $30 in cab fare one way, and half an hour.


PeaNut 551,978
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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:05:14 AM
Born/raised in Toronto, not too far from the airport... What time of year, what day of the week, what hours will you have to do stuff? I'll send you links to some places, and check with friends still there if anything new has popped up in the last year or two Pmail me - I've got a crazy case of 4am insomnia and might not even remember writing this

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PeaNut 41,040
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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:27:11 AM
Thanks for the ideas ladies

Pennypaws, I'll send you a pmail

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