The next stop on our adventure was Toronto.
We then caught the ferry over to Toronto Island which cost $7.50 for adults and $3.65 for children under 14.
The island was lovely. It’s about 5km long, full of gardens, parks and a boardwalk. There’s also a children’s amusement park, a maze and a pier. We just wandered around, enjoying the sunshine.
The next day, we had every intention of doing the City Sightseeing Toronto hop-on-hop-off bus tour. However, after waiting for over an hour after the scheduled pick up time, which included calling the company and being told we had at least another forty five minute wait, we decided to give it a miss.
We took a cab to Casa Loma, a castle in the middle of Toronto. It was very impressive, with beautiful rooms, furniture and gardens.
It had a great deal of history and we spent a few hours wandering around. Entry was a bit expensive, adults were $25 and children under 14 were $15. You get your own audio tour device, and it’s all self guided. We highly recommend a visit.
Next we took the subway back into the city and walked over to the Distillery district. There were a lot of very funky shops and great places to eat (and drink). We had lunch at the Mill St. Brewery and it was delicious.
We then took a cable car into the city. Our cable car driver was incredibly nice; he was the quintessential Canadian. Eh!
We split up from our travelling companions and Poopsie and I headed down to Yonge-Dundas Square, nicknamed Toronto’s Times Square.
As our friends live in America, they continued using their mobile phones in Canada and had been using them to navigate us around. However, we’d separated from them a few hours earlier and we did not have functioning mobile phones…
We got lost.
But, as we wandered around while it was starting to get dark, we stumbled across the CN Tower again, but this time it was lit up. Silver linings.
Have you ever been to Toronto? What did you think?
* All prices listed are in Canadian dollars.