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Old March 26th, 2004, 08:30 AM
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I am right now sitting at the office, 46th floor, in Toronto, overlooking Lake Ontario, with rain pouring down. The weather will be much nicer in May, I promise.

I am so happy to hear that people are coming back to Toronto for a visit. Unfortunately, due to the media hysteria last year (SARS), our tourism really suffered. The last two weeks, I've seen more and more tourists downtown, which is a good omen. Where are you coming from? How long are you staying?

There are so many things to do in this city that a week is not enough? Are you staying at a downtown hotel? If yes, most attractions are within walking distance. If you are a baseball fan, the Blue Jays will be playing at the Skydome. The Hockey Hall of Fame, which is very popular with hockey fans, is located downtown. There are, of course, lots of great restaurants and shopping is fantastic at the Eaton Centre or Yorkvilelle. Do you have time to go the theatre? If yes, I would heartily recommend Mammia Mia or the Producers. I've seen Mammia Mia twice and the Producers is excellent. Again, both theatres are within walking distance of major downtown hotels. There are also some wonderful dinner cruises that take you around the Toronto Island and if get an amazing view of the Toronto skyline at night; or you can just take the ferry to the island and get an amazing view.

If you enjoy museaums, The Royal Ontario Museaum and the Art Gallery are within a short subway ride of downtown. If you have a shoe fan in the family, there is the Bata Shoe Museum which is quite interesting. There are also all kinds of smaller museaums.

If you have the time and love good wine, rent a car and drive down to Niagara-on-the-Lake (1.5 hr. drive) and take a tour of our great wineries. The hotels also can arrange a bus tour to Niagara Falls.

I could go on forever. As you can tell, I love Toronto. I am off on a two-week Caribbean cruise tomorrow (Noordam) but if you e-mail me directly at dorothyja@rogers.com and tell me what you are interested in, I will be happy to provide you with the information you require or I can or direct you to the relevant website when I get back from holidays. Bye for now.
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