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InterContinental Hotel Toronto Centre

Earlier this month I stayed three nights at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. The hotel is attached to the Metro Toronto Conference Centre (MTCC) and conveniently located near the downtown Union Station transportation hub. This is one of two InterContinental Hotels in Toronto. I stayed at both properties for five nights of my Toronto stay this…

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Downtown Toronto North to South part three

Toronto is a city of hospitals, hotels and skyscraper urban renewal in the downtown district north of the harbourfront. Cranes and condominiums fill the skyline. These are simply images I saw in Toronto and not a guide to things a tourist should see. The subway ride  from the Bloor Yorkville luxury hotel area with Four…

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InterContinental Yorkville Toronto hotel review

Bloor Yorkville is the high-end shopping district of Toronto, sometimes referred to as the ‘mink mile’. Is that politically correct to say these days? I picked up that name from the district description in the Official Toronto Visitor Guide 2013. Toronto appeared to me as an environmentally conscious city with activists recruiting other ecologically minded…

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Centre Island Toronto photo essay

One of Toronto’s main attractions is a Harbour Cruise or ferry ride over to the Toronto Islands. Centre Island is the largest of the islands. Two facts highlighted on three different tours I made while in Toronto is Hanlan Point is where Babe Ruth hit his first professional baseball home run September 5, 1914 and…

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Radisson Admiral Toronto Harbourfront review

Toronto Harbourfront has been a 40-year redevelopment project of Toronto’s downtown port and warehouse district into a cultural, entertainment and residential district. A sign on a pedestrian bridge at WestJet Stage says the Radisson Admiral Hotel opened in 1985. Pedestrian Bridge at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. Radisson Admiral Hotel is upper right with glass windows. These…

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Toronto Islands Canoe Paddling Around Wildlife

Being a Californian I thought I was viewing the fattest squirrel I’d ever seen. Animal identification is a a skill I am still developing. A groundhog or woodchuck is an animal I have only seen on television despite five years living in the northeast US in Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine. Groundhog outside Toronto Metro Convention Centre.…

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High in Toronto up the CN Tower

CN Tower in Toronto was for many years the tallest tower in the world (1,815 ft.) from 1975-2007. Now it has dropped to #3. Yesterday I visited the CN Tower adjacent to the Toronto Convention Center. Blogger disclosure: One of the freebies of attending TBEX Toronto is complimentary admission to a variety of Toronto attractions…

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