Toronto: The Highs & the Low-Down

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    Note: this is mostly taken from an article I wrote for Viator after travelling to Toronto in 2009. The original article is here.  So you’re planning a city break. The flights and hotel are booked, you’ve bought a guidebook …

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A Tale of 2 Players – #2

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Wayne Gretzky, on the other hand, needs no introduction. OK, that’s such a lie. Of course I’d never heard of him. What do you think I am, some sort of sports freak? The first time the name ever passed into …

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A Tale of 2 Players – #1

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You know how sometimes you get to a new place, switch on the TV and there’s an advert that just keeps on popping up? So it was with us in Toronto. We’d only been there a few hours and we’d …

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The Plaza

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Most hotels that I stay in are only worth writing about for comedy value, in an “If my mother could see me now” kind of way. So staying in a hotel like the Plaza? A little bit out of my …

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South Street Seaport

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Now this is my kind of place. Great views (check), urban culture (check), water (check), wooden boardwalk (OK, I’d never considered that but check seeing as it’s there). The South Street Seaport is way down on the Lower East Side …

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Central Park Part Deux

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I thought (curse of Hollywood and Nephews) that the Central Park Zoo was a figment of the imagination of Madagascar. Imagine my surprise upon finding that it isn’t. (There’s a zoo in Regent’s Park, so why not in Central Park?). …

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