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17 hours in Toronto

Hi all,

I am lucky enough to have 17 hours in Toronto in Saturday from around 11.30am onwards.

There are a few things I would really like to know if anyone would be so kind as to tell me.

Firstly, what is the best (and cheapest way to get from the airport to downtown Toronto?

Where would be good to get some lunch? I'm thinking a really good deli where I can get a huge sandwich bursting at the seams with meat!

Given the delightful weather you seem to be getting right now what would be good to do inside and cheaply/not overly busy?

I'm also after a good place for a relaxed dinner and a beer in the evening, preferably where they will be showing some hockey?

Thank you for your time in advance.

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1. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

The best place to watch hockey would be the Real Sports Bar voted by ESPN the best sports bar in North America. For lunch i would recommend walking thru the st lawrence market. http://www.stlawrencemarket.com


Edited: 29 March 2012, 19:30
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2. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Depends on what part of town you'll be in, but here are some of my favourite "large sandwich" type joints:

Black Camel

Porchetta & Co.

Schnitzel Queen (weekdays only)

Churrasco Of St. Lawrence (in the market)

Carousel Bakery (also in SLM)

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3. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Cheapest way to get downtown from the airport is to take public transport. A bus will take you to Islington Subway station. Once your on the subway it will take you right downtown. It should cost a total of around $3.10.

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4. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Taking public transportation (TTC) will be your cheapest option for getting from Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto.

"A bus will take you to Islington Subway station"

I'm not sure what bus the previous poster is referring to, but the bus that runs between the airport and the subway arrives at KIPLING station - the westmost stop on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line. The bus route is 192 Aiport Rocket. Once you arrive at Kipling subway station, you can take the subway downtown - there are various stations that service the downtown core so where you get off will depend on where exactly you are headed.

"It should cost a total of around $3.10"

A one-way cash fare for the TTC curently costs $3.

For more info, please refer to "How to get from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to downtown" under the top questions column on the right side of the page. You can also refer to the TTC website at www.ttc.ca

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5. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Take the subway and hit St. Lawrence Market or Kensington - agree!

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6. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

How far is the St. Lawrence Market from the Hockey Hall of Fame? That may be of interest.

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7. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Hi queeni_traveler;

The St. Lawrence Market is approx. 0.30 mi / 0.48 km east of the HHoF.


Best Regards

Edited: 08 April 2012, 21:12
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8. Re: 17 hours in Toronto

Or, to put it another way, they're only about four blocks apart so they'd be very convenient to visit together. Just walk east on Wellington or Front Street from the HHOF and you can't miss the St. Lawrence Market.

If you keep walking 15 minutes further east along The Esplanade (at the south end of the market), you'll reach the Distillery District.

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