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Magna Carta is on display at Fort York, to the east of Old Mill Toronto

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $20 / Senior: $15 / Youth/Child: $10
Groups of 20 or more receive 20 per cent off ticket prices

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fort York is a great place to visit; I’ve written about it at a series of blog posts about this national historic site in recent years.

So Hip It Hurts

I get endless compliments on the cool straw hat that I wear. I bought it at a place where cool teenagers like to shop for skateboards and the like. It’s called So Hip It Hurts and it’s at 323 Queen St. West.

Farmer’s Markets

There’s a new one at Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Saturdays about 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. It’s close to the lake. A great place to see.

Another great place to visit is the farmer’s market at the Etobicoke Civic Hall at Burnamthorpe and the West Mall. It’s open about 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Something like that.

Toronto neighbourhoods

The "Green P" sign is a sign to look for if you're looking for parking anywhere in Toronto. The rates are lower than for other parking options, as a rule. Jaan Pill photo

The “Green P” sign is a sign to look for if you’re looking for parking anywhere in Toronto. The rates are lower than for other parking options, as a rule. Read the parking signs closely! If you park in the wrong place at the wrong time, your car can get towed away. Jaan Pill photo

The October 2015 issue of Toronto Life has an overview of Toronto neighbourhoods and related topics. You can buy it on the newsstands, have a look at it at a public library, or check out the following link:

The ultimate Toronto neighbourhood rankings

In terms of the Toronto Life map, Old Mill Toronto is located in #82 – Lambton Baby Point,  which is close to #22 – High Park-Swansea. The Toronto Life link (see link above) is not especially easy to navigate, at least using Safari, but it does provide some useful information.

The print version of the rankings, which doesn’t have all of the details included in the online version, is easier to access, as a display of information graphics. The printed version has interesting overview related to Housing; People; Transit; Money; Schools; and Crime.

Motown the Musical

In the event you like musicals about the 1960s, consider attending a performance of Motown the Musical while you are in Toronto (it closes on Oct. 25, 2015 according to the link in the sentence you are now reading. I learned about it from a Sept. 25, 2015 Globe and Mail review: Motown: The Musical delivers sweet music of the 1960s.

Top Five Things To Do in Toronto

MCHS 2015 Event Committee member Gina (Davies) Cayer (MCHS 67) has found a great link to help promote Toronto as the MCHS 2015 reunion destination. Enjoy the link; it will give you a flavour of this wonderful city.

Five Top Things To Do in Toronto

She’s also shared some great YouTube videos including these ones:

Top 5 Travel Attractions, Toronto (Canada) – Travel Guide

Top 10 Places to Visit in Toronto

Distracted drivers and death-trap walking trails

MCHS 2015: Toronto attractions include Harbourfront and the Waterfront

Beware the waterfront trail to the west of the Humber River; many accidents have occurred along the trail 

Not just a reunion

As Event Committee member Scott Munro has remarked, “The question for people traveling to Toronto, from outside, is what else is going on in Toronto, besides the reunion?”

Gina (Davis) Cayer says:  “If people are coming from a distance, maybe spend the next today, go down to Niagara. They can go on Groupon. They can get a deal for a stay at Niagara Falls for a night. At that time of year, sometimes you can get some really good deals.”

Gina adds: “The Distillery District is nice too, to go down to visit. It’s really nice now.”

Lynn (Hennebury) Legge says: “Or they can tour wine country, go on a wine tour.”

Scott Munro says: “You have things like the Royal Ontario Museum, the Science Museum, the Toronto Islands, the depending on if you want to be outdoors, get in touch with Lake Ontario, go to the Toronto Islands. The CN Tower. Go up there. There are things to do.”

Scott adds: “One of the things to catch before it disappears is Honest Ed’s. Honest Ed’s is still in business. Now that is a showpiece. It’s a landmark.”

Sightseeing, restaurants, music, and shopping

We will add much additional information in the next while regarding great things to do in Toronto. Please let us know, if you have any suggestions to add to the above-mentioned list – by way of online links about Toronto, great places to see, great restaurants to eat at, and awesome destinations for shopping.

A number of people have also mentioned that, after the reunion, they are travelling on to Montreal, to spend some time there as well.

Below are the first of a series of posts regarding attractions to keep in mind in southern Ontario:

Places to see in Toronto and Mississauga if you’re attending MCHS 2015 (Part 1)

Cloverdale Mall and Sherway Gardens as theme park experiences: MCHS 2015 places to visit (Part 2)

Niagara Falls

Anyone thinking of coming to the MCHS 60’s Reunion and wanting to stay a few extra days to visit Niagara Falls, check out Groupon and/or TravelZoo. They are offering hotel stays, etc. at around those dates those dates. A recent TravelZoo offer is entitled: “$74 & up – Niagara Falls Hotels w/Dining Credits, Save 65%.”

Here’s a July 29, 2015 TravelZoo.com listing, by way of example:

Ramada Hotel Niagara Falls Fallsview: Blocks from the falls, pool and arcade, balconies and in-room Jacuzzis | Travelzoo

Here’s an August 13, 2015 TravelZoo listing:

$129 – Niagara 4-Star Stay w/Breakfast & Cocktails, 65% Off

Bagels

If you’re looking for Montreal-style bagels, while visiting Toronto for the reunion, look no further!:

Where can you find bagels in Toronto, like the ones in Montreal?

Update

Just to let you know, in case you like to visit new places, a Sept. 21, 2015 Toronto Star article is entitled:

Expanded Sherway Gardens opens doors Tuesday: A $550 million expansion includes 50 new stores, more parking and a new food court that can seat more than 1,000

[End of update]

 

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