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Road trip to Canada in three parts

The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jun 27, 2014 - 37 answers

Connecting in Toronto Pearson

What happens to bags on US-international connections in Toronto Pearson, and is it feasible for me to go into Toronto for a day on a long layover? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jun 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Affordable lodging in Toronto for long weekend vacation

We're in the beginning stages of planning a vacation to Toronto later this year. So far, all the hotels I have looked at online have been surprisingly expensive. Does anyone have suggestions for clean, safe, private (not hostels) hotels or B&Bs located either conveniently to interesting parts of the city (for tourists), or close (safe 5-10 min. walk) to public transportation to attractions? While I am at it, while we've done some research on our own, ideas for not-to-be-missed sights, museums, bookstores, or other attractions (for a middle aged, bookish, art-museum frequenting, ethnic food loving, but only moderately-fit couple) appreciated. Thanks!
posted by aught on May 29, 2014 - 11 answers

Vacation ideas for Montreal and Toronto

Help me give my sister ideas for a trip to Montreal and Toronto. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Toronto trip data plan only

I will be visiting toronto during christmas/new years and would like to have a prepaid data plan. What is the cheapest/best carrier for data sim while in toronto. Minutes matter less since i will be using phone primarily as directions, trip advisor etc . similar to this question but reversed Samsung galaxy s3 tmobile lte version phone if that matters. Also great places to go in toronto during later christmas/new years timeframe is also helpful
posted by radsqd on Dec 2, 2013 - 3 answers

What iPhone plan should a frequent Canada-US traveler get?

I currently live in Toronto. From September to April, I'll live in Boston, with regular short trips back to Canada during that period. After that I'll come back to Canada. I am, alas, a total iPhone newb and I'm looking for advice on what someone in my position should do. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 1, 2013 - 5 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Fun hotels in Toronto

Hotels or B&Bs in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Nov 1, 2012 - 4 answers

A city filled with infinite possibilities

Will be flying into Toronto this Saturday for a conference until Wednesday. I will be in the Front St. area. I like to walk, transit and wander, so tell me where to go. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Where should I stop on my road trip?

I'm planning a week-long summer road trip starting in Chicago and working my way around lake Erie with major stops including Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Toronto and perhaps Detroit on the way back. What significant destinations/attractions should I consider? Specific interests inside. [more inside]
posted by joinks on Apr 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Help two travel noobs plan their trip to New York/Toronto!

My friend is doing a stint at a hospital in Washington at the end of this year, and in January he plans to spend a few days sightseeing NY before going up to Toronto, visiting Taiwan and then returning home (Australia). Sis and I plan to join him for the NY/Toronto part, but we haven't decided on where to go from there. [more inside]
posted by lunatoic on Sep 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Scott Pilgrim vs My Vacation

Scott Pilgrim vs My Vacation [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Sep 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Best of the Queb...ec and Ontario city events

What should I hit in Montreal and Toronto? I have two weeks available and I want to bend them around unmissable events in each city. Aug/Sept. [more inside]
posted by roobot on May 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Super last minute travel after Xmas - possible?

Post-Xmas/Pre-NY last-minute travel opportunities from Toronto or Buffalo: is this a possibility or am I crazy? I was hoping for a 3-4 day beach destination, booked for next-day travel, for around $500/pp. How do I find last-last-last minute bookings? [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

NC to Toronto Road Trip: Boats, Beds and Camping!

Traveling to Toronto from NC with my cousin in 2 weeks and looking for good sailboat charters, Hiking/Camping, City activities and, oh ya, now we need a place to stay... [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Due North

Toronto! So MeFites helped make my vacations to London and San Francisco amazing, maybe I can score a hat trick? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jul 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Please share advice regarding Toronto outdoor concert in mid-August.

Toronto Mefites; We are considering a trip to see a concert on Olympic Island in mid-August. Please share your thoughts pro or con... [more inside]
posted by cows of industry on Jun 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

What to do in Niagara/Buffalo for a day?

We're driving down to Niagara Falls tomorrow--other than the falls, what should we do there or in Buffalo? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Sep 2, 2009 - 16 answers

What's a stranded girl to do?

Albertan, in Ontario for a family get together in Durham- I long to visit friends for a day in Toronto - So far I have a way INTO To., early Wednesday morning...getting BACK to Durham is the problem. The other hitch is, I will be getting into To. at around 5am...what on earth can I do to pass the time between then and say...brunch with friends at a reasonable hour? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Aug 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What to do with six hours in the Toronto airport?

What should I do with a six-hour layover in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by angab on Aug 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Surprise?

How can I get my mother from Pearson (Toronto) airport area to Barrie, Ontario on a Saturday? Two catches -- neither of us drives, and she's not actually flying in or out of the airport. [more inside]
posted by aclevername on Jul 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Dropping like birds.

Given the current economic state in Iceland and of the air travel industry in general, how risky is it to be buying cheap tickets on Icelandair a couple months in advance? [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Feb 11, 2009 - 10 answers

What should I do in Toronto on New Years Eve?

What's going on in Toronto on New Year's Eve and is there any possibility I'll be able to get a last minute reservation at a nice restaurant? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Dec 28, 2008 - 4 answers

help my wife and cats get home

Looking for one way car rental, ride share, or other transport east from Toronto. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Oct 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Good Toronto travel agent for Australia?

Can anyone recommend a good travel agent in Toronto specializing in travel to Australia? (Someone with access to cheap flights is particularly valuable.) [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Where should I travel to if I don't want to sightsee?

I really want to get away from my house to finish up some screenplays for a May 1 deadline. So where can a not-so-rich person go for the last two weeks of April that will allow much peace and quiet while being both safe and warm enough to wander around in short sleeves night and day. Suppose a cost of around $1500--the cheaper the better--including return airfare to Toronto. Note that I like seclusion but I also don't drive so it needs to be someplace close to the necessities.
posted by dobbs on Feb 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Can I get a cheap flight by purchasing a ticket connecting in my actual destination?

Flying from Edmonton to Toronto: $285 on flight AC172. Flying Edmonton to Newark via Toronto(AC172): $258. I only have carry-on luggage. Is there any reason why I can't buy the ticket to Newark and just get off in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by newatom on Feb 20, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I get to Toronto from Rochester, NY?

What's the best way to get from Rochester, NY to Toronto? [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Nov 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Hotel/Motel/B&B recommendations for Toronto/Markham area, please

Greetings, my Canadian brethren! I am travelling to the Toronto area (specifically Markham) this November for some business. Do you have any hotel/motel/b&b recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Not for Tourists Toronto

I'm visiting Toronto this weekend (Virgin Festival), and I want to see stuff that's cool for the locals, not just the stuff that everyone does - I'm in it for the local, the weird, the off-beat, and the unique. [more inside]
posted by beezy on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I get my tipis from Canada to England?

Wondering how to: Travel with 26 foot (cured black spruce) tipi poles, canvas and various assorted camping gear from Toronto Canada to England / Wales. Alternatively: How do I rent a tipi or a yurt (or other rustic / gypsy style camping caravans) in the UK? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Is one hour enough to make connectons at O'Hare and LAX?

Flying from Toronto to Melbourne, via Chicago and LAX. The "via" is worryingly short! [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Mar 21, 2007 - 23 answers

Start my engine

Looking for (preferably) short-term auto insurance in Ontario . . . [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Aug 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Looking for events in Toronto this week

I will be in Toronto over the next week for work, and I want to make the most of any spare time I have. Are there any interesting events going on? Where should I go to get some good photos? [more inside]
posted by clord on Jul 4, 2006 - 24 answers

Travel tips for visiting Toronto/Burlington ON

Traveling alone to Toronto/Burlington ON for the first time in late July. I've never been to Canada at all. Tips please for a slightly nervous traveler. [more inside]
posted by yoga on Apr 14, 2006 - 29 answers

very short stay apartments in Chicago and Toronto

I take a lot of short business trips and I don't really like hotels that much. I would prefer to stay in an apartment. Does anyone know of a nationwide group which rents apartments for just a few days? Failing that, such a group in Chicago or Toronto would be great. In Montreal I found a hotel that had some apartments in a building around the corner, and that was a pretty good solution.
posted by shothotbot on Jan 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Staying in Toronto on the cheap?

Need help on cheap travel to and accomodations in Toronto. [inside, more] [more inside]
posted by armage on Jan 14, 2005 - 15 answers

Exploring Toronto

Going to Toronto next weekend for the first time, for three days and staying at the Canadiana Backpackers Hostel in downtown Toronto. We are three college students - can anyone recommend free/cheap things to do and explore? We'd prefer to avoid touristy spots, have a high interest in walking everywhere, exploring ethnic neighborhoods (where'd the best place for good, authentic dim sum in Toronto?)
posted by jare2003 on Dec 11, 2004 - 21 answers

Where to stay in Toronto?

What's the best (nicest or most fun) hotel in Toronto? I'm thinking of going later this summer. Any suggestions for fun things to do there would also be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on May 7, 2004 - 12 answers

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