What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in Toronto?
My travel interests, as posed in two previous questions
, run along the lines of transit, urbanism, cartography, architecture, local history, public spaces.
I'll be in Toronto this upcoming Friday midday-Sunday evening and staying at the Marriott Bloor at Yonge and Bloor with a friend. I'd like to ensure I've hit up all the obvious suggestions, and based on reading of previous threads and Internet research, I've got the following list:
- Ride a streetcar (I'm thinking the Queen car to its eastern end and wandering back downtown, as discussed in this post
- Distillery District: really into reuse of older buildings
- My travel partner really
likes long walks, and I enjoy them too, so I'll be referencing these long walk ideas
. Any other walk suggestions?
- Kensington and St Lawrence markets are on the itinerary
- Yonge-Dundas square. Not a big fan of Times Sq in NYC, but all the same I like seeing cities' versions of public squares.
- PATH. Well, is this worth checking out? Especially since I'll be going when the weather is nice, I'm skeptical.
In case this helps, here's stuff I like along these lines in NY/London: NYC Transit Museum, London Transport Museum (that store -- I died), Millennium Bridge, Roosevelt Island, the DLR, the High Line, the Bloomingdale Trail-to-be in Chicago (!)
I feel like I have most of the obvious answers, but wanted to check if there was anything else I'm missing out there, in terms of experiences/attractions/shopping for these interests.
And actually, side question regarding shopping: I'm a big fan of Spacing magazine. I know they have a list
of stores where their magazine is sold, but I think the list is a little bit out of date. Is there a bookstore where I can be relatively sure they'll have issues in stock?
Thanks so much! Looking forward to my international getaway in two days. :)