We'll be there from August 5 through 9, and have been to the city twice before for conventions but this is the first time we've had time to explore. Items already on our list include the Bata Shoe Museum, Kensington and St. Lawrence Markets, and a nice bunch of divey bars. We're also planning on goth night at Neutral for Friday. Staying at the Residence Inn
Food: I know about poutine, but when else does Toronto have that's unique or better than other places? We're especially interested in seafood/sushi, European-style pastry, and dim sum.
Beer: What not-available-in-the-US brands should we keep an eye out for? Mr. Arkham is a fan of dark stouts, and I like red lagers and fruit lambics. Local is good. Weird is good.
Shopping: We plan on hitting Queen Street, are there any other areas with unusual boutique-type stores worth checking out?
Transit: Any tips or tricks to navigating? Are taxis easy to get? We will have our car (driving up) but would like to use it as little as possible.
Sekrit Local Knowledge: Anything else we should be aware of?