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January 17

Pearson to US destination: how early to arrive?

We're flying from Pearson to a US destination on Friday morning at 8am. How early do we need to arrive at the airport? There are two adults and a child. We do not plan to check a bag and intend to use the Mobile Passport Control app. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche around Toronto, ON at 10:20 AM - 14 answers

October 11, 2023

Looking for an amazing gluten-free (plus) brunch venue in Toronto

A couple of us will be in Toronto on a Sunday in November and we would like to have brunch. The challenge: we need somewhere that has a decent range of gluten-free options that are also nut-free and coconut-free. Please share your recommendations! [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc around Old Toronto, ON at 6:18 PM - 9 answers

September 14, 2023

Where to park near Scotiabank Arena in Toronto?

I'm driving up to Toronto (from Buffalo) on tuesday to see Duran Duran at the Scotiabank arena. I know there are a bunch of lots and ramps nearby, but does anyone have any recommendations for a specific one? [more inside]
posted by jonathanhughes around Toronto, ON at 6:52 AM - 4 answers

August 15, 2023

Fun and funky Toronto for a first time visitor!

My bestie will be flying in from DC in late October to Toronto. I usually just go to Toronto for concerts or art exhibits or family stuff. What can I show her that is off the beaten path? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh around Toronto, ON at 8:57 AM - 8 answers

June 3, 2023

Toronto Beach/Park Conservation Area With Beach and Picnic Within View

So this weekend didn't work out. But i can go to the beach next saturday. Is there a beach (park/conservation area etc.) within a 2-hour-not-on-the-highway drive of Toronto where the picnic/barbecuing area is within view of the beach? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... around Old Toronto, ON at 6:50 AM - 5 answers

June 2, 2023

I need a break. Difficulty Level: 6 year old and Dog Highway-Phobic

I'm in Toronto. I really want to go away this weekend. I have a 6 year old and a dog. Where can we go? Oh, and I'm scared of driving on highways if we're anywhere near Toronto (like two lanes of divided highway with no traffic, fine...but traffic or trucks...no way, no how). My son's passport is expired. We do not have camping equipment here (we own some, but not a tent and it's stored at my friend's house and she's out of town). Is there somewhere my kid, my dog, and I could go? I can drive for maybe 2 hours. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... around Ontario at 10:34 AM - 14 answers has best

November 15, 2022

Ground Transportation Drop Off at Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Looking to help a relative who will be arriving at Pearson (YYZ) by coach bus from London, ON. She will get dropped off at Terminal 1 and needs to get to Terminal 3 for her flight. [more inside]
posted by gursky around Old Toronto, ON at 2:52 AM - 6 answers has best

November 4, 2022

Toronto Tourism

I’ll be spending Veteran’s Day weekend in Toronto visiting my undergrad son — what’s fun touristy Toronto stuff? Is the CN Tower a reasonably entertaining experience, or are the lines and so on too long? This time of year, will the islands be worth going to? Assuming that we are willing to walk any distance imaginable, what would you do for fun in Toronto?
posted by LizardBreath around Old Toronto, ON at 1:03 PM - 9 answers

October 30, 2022

First time Toronto visit

What should I see in Toronto Nov. 17-23? [more inside]
posted by klausman around Old Toronto, ON at 3:15 PM - 20 answers

September 18, 2022

Visiting Toronto, this time in November

Me, my spouse, and our kiddo, all Chicagoland-based, will be spending the Thanksgiving break in Toronto visiting our favorite cousins and their bouncing preschooler. We will have some chances to peel off and do things solo and we may all go out together a few times as well. Difficulty level: we've been there four or five times already, so a lot of the classic Toronto tourist stuff is long-since checked off our list. Outside of our regular trip to St. Laurence Market, the goal is to see new stuff. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown around Toronto, ON at 10:01 AM - 16 answers

September 3, 2022

Toronto and GTA lakeshore cycling paths

While on the cycling path in front of Ontario Place, I can head west and get all the way to Oakville. Heading east, I can go about 5 minutes. How can I go further east and further west? [more inside]
posted by dobbs around Lakeshore, ON at 10:11 AM - 4 answers has best

August 9, 2022

Live like a local in Ottawa

Will likely relocate to Ottawa at the end of the year. Give me the low down. What are fun year round activities for a family of two adults two kids 3&7. Food, outdoor, indoor, and schools. How would you spend a low key weekend when you’re not a tourist? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg around Ottawa, ON at 10:00 AM - 5 answers has best

August 3, 2022

I live in Toronto. I want to see the Northern Lights tonight. Cheap.

I understand there will be a magnetic storm tonight. I (and my elderly relatives and my 5 year old son) wish to see the northern lights. I understand they will be this far south tonight, but light pollution and...thunderstorms...is there anywhere I can drive within say 3 hours of Toronto check into a motel for one night and see the northern lights and drive home tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... around Ontario at 5:10 AM - 5 answers has best

July 26, 2022

Bring Canadian money for five days in Quebec City?

I am taking the family from New England to visit Quebec City for five days. Should I get some Canadian money here and bring it with? How much? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt around Guelph, ON at 6:49 PM - 24 answers

July 2, 2022

Recommendations for affordable places to stay in Toronto?

So I want to stay in Toronto from December 23rd to January 1st. The cheapest I've found is about $900 CAD. I can afford it but I would prefer to pay less. I really don't want to stay in Kingston (where I live) this Christmas. I did it last year and it was quite frankly depressing. [more inside]
posted by Tarsonis10 around Toronto, ON at 2:34 PM - 6 answers

October 18, 2021

How to store some stuff for a couple hours in downtown Toronto

I have an appointment in downtown Toronto next week, and for security reasons I can't bring my phone, a backpack or other bag larger than a small purse, any food, etc. I am coming on the train from out of town with a six-year-old child, and I would like to try to find a way to store some belongings for a couple of hours. [more inside]
posted by number9dream around Toronto, ON at 10:45 AM - 14 answers has best

June 27, 2021

How should I go about planning my arrival to Canada?

So, I'm finally arriving into Canada on August 8th. Fortunately, the government has announced that if you're fully vaccinated you don't have to do quarantine. However, it's not that simple and it is the border officer that will determine this based on whether you meet certain requirements. [more inside]
posted by Tarsonis10 around Toronto, ON at 6:17 AM - 12 answers has best

June 27, 2020

pandemic border crossing

Have you crossed a land border from the US into Canada recently? How'd it go, and what did you need to show them as far as a self-isolation plan? [more inside]
posted by robot inside a grid around Ontario at 6:12 PM - 9 answers has best

June 14, 2020

What is the [Chicago neighborhood] of Toronto?

My spouse and I are planning a move to Toronto from Chicago. I've been to Toronto a few times (family from Ontario) and my spouse has been there once, but we're feeling overwhelmed looking at all the different neighborhoods (and...suburbs? absorbed suburbs?) Can you help us find a place to live? [more inside]
posted by robot inside a grid around Toronto, ON at 2:22 PM - 13 answers has best

October 21, 2019

Things to see/do in London, Ontario?

My husband and I will be in London, Ontario, for a few days. MeFites in the know: what sights/experiences should we definitely not miss while we're there?
posted by ClaireBear around London, ON at 12:57 PM - 15 answers has best