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Ignorant Yank Invades Toronto

e_bone | Apr 17, 2013 03:31 PM

I'm traveling end of month to Toronto for my first trip north of the States. I have much to learn. At this point I'm to be without a car and and staying at a hotel in Yorkville. Everything I will do will be foot / cab / public transit.

I gather that wine and spirits are only purchased at LCBO stores and judging from prices on see online I won't be buying much of anything there. I'd lose my gin and scotch habit quickly if I lived in Toronto!

Exchange rate appears to be pretty close to 1:1 (and I'll be using credit card most of the time) but does US Cash work if I need it? I would assume not?

I haven't done much reading yet so I'm wondering what's unique about Toronto? It's obviously a global city so I'm sure I can find a little bit of everything but what's uniquely "Ontarian" that I need to make sure to experience? I'll bone up on some history.

My college years enjoying the wisdom of Bob and Doug McKenzie are not going to help me much in Toronto I fear. I need better resources.

I will peruse the Ontario postings for recs already in place but if you have a couple of spots walking distance from Marriott downtown please let me know. I've already honed in on one of the oyster spots ( Rodney's, Oyster Boy, John and Son's) although none of them look real close to hotel.

Thanks in advance

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