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Old 07-10-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
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If I were thinking about going to Canada, where should I go? Toronto looks cool, but then I hear Vancover is great, as well as Quebec (please forgive the spelling my Canadian friends). Any great hostels up there?
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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Wel,Well, Well I think I can help ya there.....

This will all depend on time...

Toronto:

Is a city of almost 3 million people, the largest city in Canada, the social and culteral diversity in this city makes it one hell of a place to visit.

If your fly in, you will land at Person International Airport terminal 1, 2 or 3

To DownTown:

Taxi: from 40$-45$ pretty much anywhere in the down town core

Public Transit: $2.25 ( Always take a transfer from the driver) Take the Malton 58 bus from Terminal 2 to Lawrence West Stn, take the train south and If you get off the train anywhere south of St.Patrick Stn you will be in the down town area.
You can also take the 192 Airport Rocket ($2.25) from terminal 2 or 3 that will take you to Kipling Stn, take the train eastbund to St.George Stn then transfer to the south bound train there into down town.
( There are free inter-terminal shuttles at the airport)

Toronto Transit Commision Info

Hostels:

The most popular hostel in the city is:
Global Village BackPackers

Some others are
College Hostel
Life In The Beach

Use this link to check for others around Toronto and Vancouver ( And anywhere else in the world for that matter!)

I have never stayed at any of these so I can not give an opinion on how things are.


Here is a link for the Top 10 Best Of in TorontoToronto Top 10 of Everything

These are a few Toronto web site that will show you alot of different thingsToronto.com

NOW Magazine

Places to go:

Queen St. West is a very cool, kind trendy area with shops galor, and interesting head shops and Hemp stores as well. It goes west from University Ave to Spadina Ave, if you go north on Spadina you will be in China Town, and dam the food is good. Keep walking north or take the Streetcar (2.25$) up to Harbor St. and you will be in the University of Toronto area, with pubs, pizza, and nuff hotties, you can walk around there anywhere and there are people to meet and things to see.

Walk up to Bloor and jump on the Subway take it East over to Broadview Stn and you will be in Greek Town, again the food is amazing and the culture is wicked..( and hot chicks)...you can walk alon Danforth all the way to Coxwell Ave and experience Greek life in Toronto. If you get onto the south 72 Bus from Coxwell Stn get off at Gerard and you will think your in India, this is Little India with all the food and culture of Calcutta. Spend some time there and enjoy the sights...(hot chicks!!)

When your done walk south to the Queen St. East and head into the Beaches area, very classy with cafes and dog owners milling about, there are about 4 StarBucks on that streach of road just to give you an idea. Still fun to check out though.

There is so much more to see, and different areas like Little Italy, Little Jamaca, Little Korea..this is the second most diverse city in the world, next to NYC.

Some Tips:

Use day passes for the transit, $8.00 lets you hop on and off all day from after 9:00am

Streetcars stop in the middle of the road, when the doors open cars are suppose to stop, LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE YOU EXIT THE VEHICLE cars do not stop some times.

People will help you out, just ask!!!

When you are walking through a door, be polite and hold the door for the next person, its just something we do ( most of the time)

All ways take a transfer from the transit driver in the city, it is your proof of payment, you must show it when asked.

Try not to jay walk, city drivers are nuts!!!!

If your using US Dollars you get some serious bang for your buck!!!

( All prices I mention are in Canadian Funds)

Quebec

I do not know alot about the Province it self, but I do know Montreal is a wicked party town, pubs, clubs and bars O'Plenty, and Old Montreal is just like being in Europe. you can get a train return to Toronto for about 200$, GreyHound for about 130$ ( If you have a Student Identity Card (ISIC) ) you save 25% on that.

I think I will leave Vancouver up to Dio or Crio to tell ya about!!!!



Email me and I will meet you for a pint!!!!!!!

I hope this has been of some help to ya, and if you have any more questions, let me know brotha, always glad to help!!!
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CD, you always go the extra mile.....I think I may check out Toronto, and Quebec, they are both closer to my neck of the woods. (and I can drink legally anywhere in Canada, haha)thanks dude! ^_^
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Dude, no worries, if you could make it for July 30, you could catch the all day concert in the north end of the city, 21.00$ CDN gets you in to see the Rolling Stones, Rush, ACDC, And like 10 other bands. Its going to be a frik'n blast..SARS-A-PALOOZA....its to try and help bring life back to the city!!!

Caribana is another wicked party on the same weekend. FYI


Drinking age in Ontario is 19, in Quebec its 18, so party hard brotha!!!!!
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Wish I could make that concert, but I dont think I'll have the cash....SUM41 my fav band of all time comes from canada too

18 in Quebec? Awesome, you Canadians arent so bad after all!!
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Dude, we roc, the chicks are hot, and the brew is flow'n all the time!!!!! Our American Brotha's and Sisita's are always welcome here!!!!!
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My uncle just got engaged to a Canadian chick, and she is fine!!!!!!!
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Ye-Ye!!! nuff Props to the Canadain hotties ( Ya i am talking to you Crio and Dio!!!)
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(ladies cover your eyes)
I dunno, maybe Im crossing the line but are Canadian girls any better in the sac than American girls?
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Please refer to American vs Canadian Women
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I think you would really enjoy it, there is alot to see, and the dollar exchange is sweet, there are the cities but small towns aswell...how much time do you have, you can drive from Montreal to Vancouver, stopping along the way where ever you want in about 2 1/2 weeks or so, or 4 days straight there. So its all a mtter of time.
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Hey dude. your ignoring my hood! Come to vancity. It's awesome. Very laidback life here. You have the mountains and the ocean right at your doorstep. We have thirteen beaches (including a nude one that cd likes talking about!) surrounding the city and lots of outdoor things to do. Hiking, biking, kayaking, windsurfing, rollerblading blah blah blah list goes onnnnnn......

The best independent hostel in the city is global village backpackers (same chain as in TO>) and we have three HI hostels all which are recommended. Global is on granville street which is the funky part of the city. Most tourists come here and think it's the slums (cuz there are lots of XXX shops on the street) but really it's kinda just the alternative street.

anyways my city rocks. if you do decide to come here and have any questions just ask. And as a canadian I am good in bed But please don't come here just to get laid and to get pissed drunk and to get high off our good pot. Don't be a stereotypical you know what. ( since we are so close to the border we get an influx of americans who are so giddy about being able to drink that they act like friggin retards ) But come to enjoy a slice of paradise. later gator B)
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i'll be perfectly honest. don't come to winnipeg. it sucks so much ass, i can barely take it. it's the murder capital of canada. seriously.
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Thanks Dio, and Crio....BC sounds like a blast (and I'll try not to act to stupid if I go Dio) but all Ive heard about it is the pot, and I'm not really into the drug scene, but everything else sounds great, thanks!

And Crio, thanks for telling me that because Winnipeg is really close, so I'll keep that in mind!!
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I will have to agree that Van-City is very roc'n, I used to go snowboarding out there 3 or 4 time a season, and I always had fun, full props to Van!!!
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Originally posted by Diorama@Jul 10 2003, 09:33 PM
And as a canadian I am good in bed*
Are you aloud to say that??? My virgin ears!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

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Hey is that to say all Canucks are good in the sack? Well I guess I lucked out with my nationality. ^_^
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hmmm...is that so? Any single Canadian chicks want to meet up this weekend :D ?
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