VISITING TORONTO!!!!

  • Brando

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    Jun 03, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Hey Guys!

    So I am currently on a bus in CANADA! WHUT WHUT!?!
    Im here with some friends for 10 days (we leave late on the 12th), and we are volunteering on an organic farm in Hamilton, for a few days, then we have two or three days to sightsee.

    So heres my question... Whats there to see? We have a few "under 21's" with us, so we do plan on hitting a bar or two, or maybe even a club. Any around?

    Ive also heard theres a gay side to Toronto? Wheres that?
    ....and whats this about a nude beach?!


    Obviously, we are interested in partying and having a blast.
    Please give us some places to see.



    ..(Also I would not be opposed to a hot young muscled tour guide to possibly meet us one day)
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    Jun 03, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    You are all going to die. There has been serial gun attacks in downtown Toronto and just yesterday shots were fired in Eaton Center.
  • Brando

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    Jun 03, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    Also, anyone know a cheap place to stay for two nights? We booked a hostle, but for 7 of us it was pretty expensive for just two nights.

    Any cheap hotels?
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    Jun 03, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    You can read about the Toronto's gayborhood here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_and_Wellesley

    The CN tower is Toronto's must see attraction, but it is a huge city and basically the untitled-capital of Canada, so there is a multitudes of things to see or do in the city.

    "Under 21s"? The Canadian legal age is 18, so as long as they are over 18 there are no problems and you can spend a great deal of time clubbing.

    I cant really help besides that, I'm stuck at the opposite side of Canuckland icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    The cheapest Motel 6 I could find was in Brampton, at roughly 75.00 a night for 2 to a room.

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    Jun 03, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    dontknowwhy saidYou are all going to die. There has been serial gun attacks in downtown Toronto and just yesterday shots were fired in Eaton Center.



    Hush you.

    Yes there seems to increase in shootings but Toronto is still a pretty safe city to visit!
  • Brando

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    Jun 03, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Well, at least those attacks werent caused from bathsalts.

    Any specific restaurants or clubs?
    We want to try to see niagra falls, but not quite such how much bus tickets would be.
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    Jun 03, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Niagara is expensive, even the b&bs. Toronto is not a place for the poor sry
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    Maybe you could see Niagara Falls on the way back, since it's at the border. Doesn't the greyhound go past there anywya? Or did you fly in?

    Apparently downtown got flooded yesterday! There was even a meme about it.
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    I don't get out much so I can't give many tips. But for the gay neighbourhood in TO, I've heard nothing but good things about Woody's, which is a gay pub.

    P.S. What's the difference between a bar and a club?
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    Welcome to the land of Beaver Tails, maple syrup and Poutine!! Oh and Canadian guys. Can't forgot about that, eh ;)
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Legal drinking age here is 19.

    The Village at Church and Wellesley is where the gay scene is, you'll find much to do there (I think)...

    Yonge and Dundas is where I find most of the tourists to go - I always see people taking pictures and shit so apparently that's a good spot to go. The Eaton Centre is closed today (there was a shooting last night), but the mall and its vicinity is full of stuff to do!

    Sorry about the weather! You just missed a solid week of blistering heat icon_biggrin.gif
  • metatextual

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    Jun 03, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    If the weather's nice this week, get on the Island ferries and head to Hanlon's Point for the clothing-optional beach.
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    metatextual saidIf the weather's nice this week, get on the Island ferries and head to Hanlon's Point for the clothing-optional beach.


    Ah, now we're talking. Deffo want to hit that up if I can make it this summer.
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    Jun 03, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidP.S. What's the difference between a bar and a club?


    The lines between the two are blurred, but generally speaking:

    Bars are more laid back, sometimes but not always catering to a particular theme. Usually open to anyone wiling to hang out for a few drinks.

    Clubs are often exclusive, and may have tiered admission to who purchase VIP memberships with additional features that the general public won't have. Sometimes clubs will have a very narrow focus or theme, and in some jurisdictions may have strippers who will privately entertain you for a fee.

    A loose test of a club vs. a bar will be the surface area devoted to actual drinking bar service to dance floors and their associated lighting and sound systems (whereas a bar may have a few speakers wired up in the corners, a club will have space for a DJ and shitloads of speakers, smoke and foam generators, etc).

    Also, clubs tend to be quicker to have guys going shirtless (body temperatures due to dancing, and showing off) whereas bars are more about playing pool and socializing while not becoming functionally deaf.
  • ac416

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    Jun 03, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Lol, so funny that there actually was a mall shooting and a flood at the train station this weekend. And that sadistic cannibal killer guy was from here too. Been an eventful week in toronto ! Whatever gets us in the news around the world I guess, and even better in memes icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    are all of you going to sleep in the same bed icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    ^Thx for the lesson, Mr. Triggericon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    http://toronto.gaycities.com/bars/
    http://toronto.gaycities.com/bathhouses/
    http://toronto.gaycities.com/arts/
    http://toronto.gaycities.com/beaches/50041-hanlans-point

    This inn looks nice and affordable
    http://torontogardeninn.ca

    Maybe they would cut a deal for a group

    Have been to Toronto a few times and really enjoyed it. Don't be afraid to ask for advice from strangers...especially cute ones! Once you figure out the public transportation, its pretty good.
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    Jun 03, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    You will have an awesome time! it's an awesome city with good energy and a variety of things to do.

    Most amount of construction in North America (more so than NYC, Chicago, Miami combined) - you will see a lot of very interesting modern architecture.

    If you are into that check out the Royal Ontario Museum (Libeskind), Art Gallery of Ontario (Gehry), the National ballet School, Gardiner Ceramic Museum...

    Walk on Bloor Street (our 5th/madison) the whole area was beautified to resemble Chicago Mag mile... then stroll through Yorkville

    These areas are close to the main Gayberhood - Church and Wellesley are its epicentre - do check out Woodys (any night of the week, but most go to predrink there)
    Byzantium, Smith, Boutique all are busy bars on the weekend, which have dancing areas..
    Fly is a club busy on Friday nd Sat night.
    patios are everywhere on the strip but mostly pub-food

    The east end has a great bar Called Wayla (Queen St East) Make sure to pick up Fab Mag to find out if there is something going on there that weekend

    The west end also nicknamed West Queer West is a very cool bo-ho trendy area of bars, gallery, restos, coffee shops where many of younger gays go to hang... Ossington street is a great street to go for dinner (TRY PIZZA LIBRETTO)

    Check out Queen West for shopping, Olde Toronto (St Lawrence Market area), Diatillery District (pedestrian arts precinct)

    Hanlan's point is a ferry ride away and you will find the nude/gay beach...It has become much more gay in last few years and less nude-y

    Have a great time!!!
  • Fritter

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    Jun 03, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Brando said
    We want to try to see niagra falls, but not quite such how much bus tickets would be.


    GO Transit offers cheap bus fare from Stony Creek(Hamilton) or from Toronto