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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of Toronto’s newest big attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada , with underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe.   It's in a fabulous location, on the harborfront adjoining the CN Tower, Rogers Center and...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

PHeymont ·
Add Toronto to the list of cities, including New York and London, that have recently reported record new levels of tourism. In Toronto's case, it adds up to over 14 million overnight guests.   While its sports teams, the CN Tower, markets and...
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The Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger revisits the Hockey Hall of Fame and is impressed with the depth and diversity of its many displays and trophies.
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April 30, 2020: Canada's Team of the Century Monument, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
A symbol of how much Canadians love their hockey! A special monument outside of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto commemorates a great Canadian victory over the Soviet Union's hockey team in 1972.
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Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

PHeymont ·
Quebec City...one of the popular visits for new Canadians. For more, click HERE   Canada has a novel gift for its new citizens: a 50%-off railpass to get to know the country's sights and beauty spots, and a menu of over 1200 free cultural...
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Two Canadian airlines expand their reach

PHeymont ·
Two of Canada's airlines are spreading out to new destinations. WestJet, a large budget carrier, has added Boeing 767s that allow it to make a big splash in the trans-Atlantic trade, and Porter, a much smaller carrier, will add flights from Toronto to...
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Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
Canada yesterday got its first non-stop connection to India, with the launch of Air Canada's four-times-a-week flight AC70. The flight uses one of Air Canada's brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   The Toronto-to-Delhi flight will increase to a...
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Gallery: St. Lawrence Market. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
  Readers of TravelGumbo know that we've great affection for Farmers' Markets, and we visit, shop at, and feature them often.  One of the finest markets I've ever been to is the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  This market was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
During a recent visit to Toronto, I came across the interesting piece of art in the lobby of its City Hall (note:  infamous Mayor Ford was no where to be seen -- I know you all were just dying to know).  It was a fairly large piece of art,...
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Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to Lynn Miller for recognizing Rogers Center in Toronto.  The quiz focused on two pieces of art known as "The Audience" in the northeast and northwest corners of the building, executed by Michael Snow in 1989.  Both...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The CN Tower (in French: "Tour CN") is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada .  Built on the former Railway Lands, construction on the CN Tower began on...
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Canada's Westjet enters Trans-Atlantic market

PHeymont ·
Canada's Westjet, once an upstart Western Canada regional and now a major national has taken a next step by starting flights from Toronto to Dublin for the summer and into the fall. The Toronto leg makes a brief stop at St. John's, Newfoundland, which...
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Niagara gets 12-minute flight from Toronto

PHeymont ·
A small charter company re-defines itself as a (very) short-haul commercial airline between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
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August 22, 2016: Victoria University, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
A walk near Toronto's Ontario Legislative Building lead to the discovery of beautiful Victoria University, academic home of some of Canada's most famous citizens.
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April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some features of downtown as seen in the reflections of its modern skyscrapers.
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Where We Went: London, Paris, Toronto

PHeymont ·
Those were the top 3 international cities with U.S. tourists last year, according to the Hotel Price Index. Mexico City, Tokyo and Dubai showed the biggest increases. MORE
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New security changes to make travel harder and easier

PHeymont ·
At the same time that the U.S. is imposing new restrictions on the visa waiver program, it's also taking steps to provide more overseas pre-clearance to speed up arrival in the U.S. The visa waiver program—which allows residents of 38 cooperating countries, many in Europe, to visit the U.S. without having to go through time-consuming applications—is getting limts that require visas for anyone who has visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan within the past 5 years. Exceptions may be...
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Westjet makes 2 London routes year-round

PHeymont ·
Westjet announced trans-Atlantic service a few months ago, and now it's making two of its new routes to London year-round.
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JetBlue aims Buffalo-LA flight at Canadian flyers

PHeymont ·
JetBlue's new Buffalo to Los Angeles non-stop offers Canadians a lower trans-continental fare, and maybe a shorter customs line.
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Toronto's science center: Mammoths and Mastodons

PHeymont ·
Toronto, a great weekend destination from many places, has a new attraction: Mammoths and Mastodons, at the Ontario Science Center.
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Weaker 'loonie' good and bad news for Canada travel

PHeymont ·
A weaker Canadian dollar is affecting Canadians' travel plans—and that may be good news for tourism in a number of Canadian cities.
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Air Canada adds Budapest and more

PHeymont ·
Air Canada starts service to Budapest, just one of a string of international expansions for the carrier.
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Sept. 9, 2018: Toronto City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Toronto's iconic City Hall.
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5 Promising Cities in the World for Talented Young Go-Getters

Jenny Hahn Masterson ·
Young people have different perspectives about great places to live when compared with other age groups. When you’re young, you often have a somewhat ambitious and innovative mindset that is fueled by the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, find new experiences and have the chance to interact with different cultures and interesting people. Now, where are the best places to find all of that? Tokyo, Japan Japan’s capital, Tokyo is a densely populated metropolis, so huge it’s...
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Re: Old City Hall, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #86

PortMoresby ·
There's not a photograph, to my eye, that properly composed and exposed, isn't better in black & white than in color for creating atmosphere. Thanks for including a couple here, DrF.
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Re: Old City Hall, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #86

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PM. I especially like the one of the workers on the roof framed by the massive "gargoyle".
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Re: Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't think Rob Ford had anything to do with it. Toronto, like any major city in the world, has enough variety of things to see and do to entertain anyone for a week. Our best wishes to Mr. Ford who is dealing with a malignant soft tissue tumor.
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Re: Niagara gets 12-minute flight from Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
It would be an extremely dramatic flight. Views of Toronto at one end, the vaste Lake Ontario, and the Niagara peninsula at the other.
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Re: Air Canada adds Budapest and more

DrFumblefinger ·
The 787 Dreamliner has really opened up options for Air Canada and other airlines. Vancouver-Delhi is another. With older 767s some smaller cities are also finding direct travel.
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Re: April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

Travel Rob ·
Love the reflection of the other buildings! Sometimes it gives you clues on what to visit next trip. I shot one from a bus leaving Montreal that put some sights on my list.
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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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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

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

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 ·
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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Closer view of the top of the CN Tower

DrFumblefinger ·
Closer view of the top of the CN Tower
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Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant, Toronto
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Toronto's new City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Toronto's new City Hall
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Detail from Toronto's old city Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Detail from Toronto's old city Hall
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St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada
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World Cup Fever in Toronto.

DrFumblefinger ·
World Cup Fever in Toronto.
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