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August 9

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

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 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

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 - 23 answers

July 2

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

September 11, 2019

Scenic Route Finder? What’s good between NYC and Toronto

I am going from New York to Toronto and back and wondering if there is a more scenic route than whatever google maps might suggest. Would love any Mefite recs on that route for easy and delightful scenic drive routes and/or rad stopping places. thanks!
posted by wowenthusiast around Toronto, ON at 7:32 PM - 9 answers

September 9, 2019

Group dinner in downtown Toronto

Looking for recommendations for a group dinner with six people on a Sunday evening in November in Downtown Toronto near or easy to get to from the Westin Harbour Castle. No major dietary restrictions, although a place with a variety of options would be best. Preferably not loud/touristy. Budget is max $75/person (CAD) although it really doesn't need to be fancy.
posted by Ufez Jones around Toronto, ON at 10:27 AM - 9 answers

August 11, 2019

Manitoulin Island recommendations?

We are going to Manitoulin Island for two days, midweek. Any recommendations for things to do, see and eat beyond the obvious stuff like Bridal Veil Falls? Would especially love recs for vegetarian-friendly restaurants that won't break the bank (a great pizza place that has a meat-free pizza would qualify).
posted by rednikki around Ontario at 7:56 AM - 6 answers has best

July 5, 2019

Toronto-Area Hotel for Family

We are stopping in Toronto during our Summer Road Trip Extravaganza (staying in TO July 24 and 25th). Our plans include a Jays game, the Ripleys Aquarium and the CN Tower. Getting a hotel in that that area seems very expensive. We are looking for hotel recommendations that are very subway/transit friendly to get to Downtown Toronto with a couple of not-tiny kids in tow (8 and 11). Or, if miracles exist, a hotel within walking distance of the area that is not a health/safety risk or terribly overpriced. Thanks!
posted by joelhunt around Toronto, ON at 6:39 AM - 12 answers

February 5, 2019

Skating the Rideau Canal this weekend (and what to do if I can't)

I have plans to be in Ottawa this weekend so that I can skate the length of the Rideau Canal. So I was very dismayed to see that the entire canal is closed today. What are the chances that I'll be ice skating this weekend? What should I do if I can't? [more inside]
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred around Ottawa, ON at 12:09 PM - 8 answers has best

September 27, 2018

Ontario road trip - what should I see/do/eat? (especially in Toronto)

I’m going to do a solo drive from New York to Minneapolis next week and since I have a little free time, I’m thinking of taking a longer route through Canada. I’ll probably head straight up to Montréal and then across southern Ontario at least as far as Toronto. From there I’ll either continue to Windsor or possibly head up to Sudbury and across to Sault Ste. Marie. What should I see, do, and eat along the way? [more inside]
posted by theory around Ontario at 8:29 AM - 23 answers has best

September 13, 2018

Accessible tourist spots in Toronto

My Dad and his wife are currently visiting and we can't think of anything to do on the weekend. His wife uses a walker and can't really navigate steps or walk for more than a block or two. They went to Niagara Falls today and are doing a half day city bus tour tomorrow, which I assume covers most of the touristy stuff downtown. Help me! [more inside]
posted by Kris10_b around Toronto, ON at 6:39 PM - 13 answers has best

April 22, 2018

One Night in Danforth

We're heading up from Buffalo to Toronto in mid-June to see a show at the Danforth Music Hall. Where's a good place to stay, and is there anything particularly fun in the area we should plan to do while we're in town? [more inside]
posted by okayokayigive around Toronto, ON at 12:00 PM - 12 answers

January 11, 2018

What to do in Toronto in February? (w/Mom, Dad, MIL, 12th & 8th graders)

Our family (mom, dad, 8th & 12th grade boys, mother-in-law) will be in Toronto Feb 19-21. We've got museums generally covered, but we're looking for wacky and entertaining stuff to do in town and nearby, plus interesting food. We like humorous theater, used bookstores, record stores, game stores, D&D, comics, sci-fi, big wacky art exhibits, hikes, funky clothes shopping, ethnic foods & lots more random fun stuff. Please suggest anything out of the ordinary or weird or beloved for us to do or eat or experience!
posted by chr1sb0y around Toronto, ON at 6:12 PM - 20 answers

December 6, 2017

Niagara Falls daytrip in December (& other TO attractions)

I'll be in Toronto from Dec 14-19, and I'm looking for things to fill an itinerary with. A friend suggested I might make a daytrip to Niagara Falls (I've never been). Is this feasible? Difficulty level: no car. [more inside]
posted by invokeuse around Toronto, ON at 11:31 AM - 13 answers

October 21, 2017

(How) can we get to St Lawrence market Sunday during Toronto Marathon?

We were planning a trip to St. Lawrence market tomorrow morning (Sunday Oct 22) for a friends' birthday, with out-of-town guests. But I just realized tomorrow is the Toronto Marathon, and it looks like there are some crazy road closures around there. Can we do this? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit around Toronto, ON at 6:47 PM - 3 answers