Tagged With "Toronto"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

Jonathan L ·
Of course anyone who watch Hockey Night Knows Don Cherry and his wonderful outfits. https://doncherryjacketwatch.f...erryhnic20110615.jpg
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Jonathan, Mr. Cherry is well known as a colorful character in just about every connotation of the word. His commentary was usually very entertaining and spot on in its accuracy of analysis.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

GarryRF ·
All that wonderful wholesome food ! Then....." Death by Chocolate " I think you have to be raised on Hockey to feel a need to watch it. Like Football ( that's non-US ) Cricket or Rugby !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Dark chocolate is good for you Garry I actually don't watch hockey much anymore, although from time to time I'll try to catch a game in person. As with many sports, watching it on the tube doesn't do it justice. You need to see a game in person to appreciate the action, the speed of the sport, the skill in passing and stick handling. Done properly, I think it's one of the world's greatest spectator sports.
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PortMoresby ·
What's also interesting about the information is that it's from hotels.com which says in the first line it's helping us find "the best cities around the world". I'm not sure I buy the premise that popular is best. Another index I also find VERY interesting, in the quest to locate interesting places for longer stays on a budget, is the cost of living index for places around the world. While visitor costs and resident costs are not the same, still, it's an interesting tool and also gives us...
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Re: Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
That's a great point! I never like "best" lists, anyway...and like to stray into any place that looks good and take a chance on whether it's "Zagat-quality." The cost of living is interesting, too, especially for travelers on tight budgets; my experience in Portugal last summer (see BLOG here on TravelGumbo) has sent a couple of younger colleagues off to plan Portugal trips instead of more expensive parts of Europe.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

NonstopFromJFK ·
Being compared to NY is always a good thing! But I am biased. =P I do want to go to Toronto sometime, I've been there as a kid but I would like to actually explore the city as an adult.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for stopping by, Nonstop! And welcome to TravelGumbo. I know you'd love to visit Toronto. It's actually just a LONG day's drive from NYC , and there's lots to see and do. I'd combine it with a visit to the Niagara peninsula and you'd have a lovely time.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

GarryRF ·
Enjoyable walk around Toronto DrF. Love your "Victorian" attitude to some stores as "smutty" Looks like a very enjoyable city and worth visiting. I fear that all my relatives would discover my plans if I went. I would spend most of the week drinking tea and hearing stories of Aunty Ethel's bad leg. Oh ...and the twins....let me get the photo album...
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

rbciao ·
Nice selection of pics and thanks for the post. Toronto is truly a great Canadian city. We are hoping to spend a long weekend there at the end of February or beginning of March. Your comment concerning the smutty being clean is a cogent observation.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

IslandMan ·
very colorful collection of pictures Dr F.....thanks
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Islandman! Canada has a reputation for being "clean", generally true. As you can see from the gallery, even the "smutty" places are very clean-looking.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry and Rbcia! Garry, you mentioned twins!? Are you a grandpa again? Rbciao, if you can postpone your trip to spring, when everything is blooming, I think you'll have an even better time in Toronto. But there's lots to see and do, even in the winter.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

Dr.Y ·
Hi Karl, just back from USCAP trip. The one in Ontario Place actually happens in summer and the exhibition lasts several weeks each year (I noticed this year, Ontario Place is undergoing a major renovation). The festival also happens in other North America cities like this year's "Arizona Chinese Lantern Festival - February 19-22 and February 26-March 1 ~ 5PM to 10PM Each Night".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful colorful display! Do you happen to know how long they leave it up, DrY?
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Re: Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great idea. The country is so large and varies so much fro region to region, it takes a long time to explore all it has to offer.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

DrFumblefinger ·
Don't know if it's a problem for Brits, Garry. But it is not a problems for Canadians and Americans, some of whom cross the border every day. Perhaps it was your dry sense of British humor?!?......which I like, but which a border guard might not.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

GarryRF ·
Is driving from Canada into the US a problem for Brits ? Last time I was held up for some time having to go into the office and complete forms. I was in the US 48 hours earlier but they had do it all again.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

GarryRF ·
Perhaps he didn't enjoy being reminded that our Queen Elizabeth II still owns Canada ! We had to complete another Visa Waiver Form. But they were extremely polite.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

DrFumblefinger ·
Most every Canadian city has this pre-clearance, which really is formal immigration and customs inspection. Once through, you're in the USA, even though still in Canada. The lines move quickly and it certainly beats the zoo you find on arrival at immigration and customs at major US airports.
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Re: New security changes to make travel harder and easier

Travel Rob ·
I've been through pre clearance in Canada and it does save time when entering the States.
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World Cup Fever in Toronto.

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World Cup Fever in Toronto.
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World Cup Fever in Toronto.

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World Cup Fever in Toronto.
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Closer view of the top of the CN Tower

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Closer view of the top of the CN Tower
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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada
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Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, Canada

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Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, Canada
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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada
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Flatiron building, Toronto, Canada

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Flatiron building, Toronto, Canada
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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada
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Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant, Toronto
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Eaton Center, Toronto, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Eaton Center, Toronto, Canada
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