Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Trials of Traveling - Planning Sightseeing - Toronto

We've been here before, as a stepping stone to Niagra Falls, and for a general stay.  I'm not sure if we will have time to revisit Niagra Falls this time.

Then, we visited the CN Tower and went to see the Maple Leafs play an ice hockey game.  I have to say after one game, I was hooked.  That's why we're going back for a second this year.

The first time we visited Toronto we went to the CH tower for the view, and for dinner.  Both were amazing.  The restaurant actually revolved then so you had a different view of the city as you ate.

As for the view, 340 meters up, it was the glass floor that scared us the most.

We will be going to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

I'm not sure I'll get anyone to go with me on the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto.

Casa Loma, we're definitely going here.  The Gothic Revival style mansion, called Casa Loma Spanish for 'Hill House', was completed in 1914 for Sir Henry Pellatt.  It has three floors, a basement, stables and believe it or not, two secret passageways.  Parts of it were never finished, so I wonder if those parts are on display.

The Distillery District, formerly the home of the largest distillery in the world, and now home to shops and restaurants.  I guess we still have to eat!  And that expensive stuff here in Australia is a lot less expensive over there, so I'll be looking for some bargains.

So, will we be using public transport or hiring a car for a day or two?

There is the usual hop on, hop off sightseeing tour bus, that had about 20 stops and will take us to those important touristy places like the CN Tower, Casa Loma, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Public transport, well it isn't cheap and looks complicated, maybe we'll stick to the hop on hop off bus.

If we are not snowed in at the hotel!

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