Female-friendly Toronto -- 32 Fabulous
hostel rated tops by Let's Go series...
Backpackers (460 King St West, Toronto) is Toronto's largest
international backpackers hostel. Located downtown in the entertainment
district, close to major tourist attractions and sites of interest. Shared
rooms (four beds) from $22 Cnd per night. Large common area, in-house bar,
outdoor patio, kitchen, laundry and more. Guaranteed safe, clean and comfortable.
Rated top youth hostel in Canada by Let's Go USA/Canada.Reservations 1-888-844-7875,
or visit http://www.globalbackpackers.com.
Ed. note: Global Village backbackers
has been a member of the JW Network of classified advertisers for a very
A gallery worth travelling for ...
recommend visiting the McMichael Gallery
at 10365 Islington Ave just north of Toronto in the Village of Kleinburg.
You can drive there or get there on the city buses (but that takes a while).
This is an art gallery unlike most you have been in -- a rural styed building
in a 100 acre park showcasing the largest collection of the Group of Seven
painters of Canada. This unique group of artists set a definitive painting
style for many in Canada and this collection is displayed against the natural
compliment of rural Ontario. McMichael is well worth a day of gazing and
then walking outside. Each season offers a new perspective. Website: www.mcmichael.com
Ed. note: I love the small
village of Kleinburg. My girlfriends and I schedule extra time so we can
poke around the shops and have lunch in one of the tiny tearooms.
enjoy the Distillery District...
I've just discovered the Distillery
Historic District. What a wonderful spot during the warm
weather -- outdoor cafes, trendy restaurants, art galleries, concerts, markets
and more. Many budding artists have their studios here and you can pop in,
watch them creating, discuss their work and perhaps purchase something to
take back home with you. Check it out! Website: http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com
Maureen, Sarnia, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario is my favorite...
One of the best things about
Toronto is collection and special exhibits on view at the Art
Gallery of Ontario (the eighth largest art museum in North
America). I always look forward to the cafe's restaurant which is strategically
situated beside the wonderful gift shop. (you must travel through the shop
to get to the cafe); the menu selection is limited but the chef is gifted.
Their hot pastry meals and pastry desserts are so very good which makes
the whole trip to the Gallery complete: art, shopping and dining under one
roof. Website: http://www.ago.net
Margaret, Hamilton, Canada
Indian food to suit a student budget...
fave restaurant is Red Rose
on Bathurst, a two second walk south from Bloor Street and the Bathurst
subway station. The small storefront and stark decoration may not reveal
much about the place but the second you taste any of the delicious Indian
dishes all is revealed. The prices are great especially for the portions
one receives. I survive quite well there on my student budget. While the
decor may not be the most welcoming, the staff and the food keep me coming
back again and again. Actually, I'm hesitant to reveal Red Rose as a diamond
in the rough because I don't ever want to have to wait for a table once
the word gets out.
Leasa, Toronto, Canada
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