TOTA VISITORS INFO THREAD
Welcome TAs from near and far to the city of Toronto! Not only is Toronto the capital of the Province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada, but it's also the home and birthplace of Tranceaddict.com! Within this thread you will find all the info that you need to make your stay here as fun and enjoyable as possible. If you have any further questions or comments that are not addressed, please feel free to post in this thread and hopefully some of the other TOTAs will be able to help you.
The following are links which will provide you with comprehensive maps of Toronto.
Map24.com (North America)
Toronto is a city which features a range of varying climates throughout the year. From warm & humid summers to chilly winters, you are sure to find activities that will suit the season. Check below for more information about the current local forecast during your stay.
The Weather Network (Toronto)
Environment Canada (Toronto)
For a comprehensive guide about all general information regarding Toronto and its various attractions & events held throughout the year, please have a look through some of the links below. Many of the guides feature information on restaurants, bars, clubs, movies & theatre, hotels, etc.
Official City of Toronto visitors website
toronto.com - "All You Need To Know About T.O."
Hotels are an abundance in Toronto. Whether you are seeking something classy or merely a bed to sleep in, you will surely find something that fits your budget. Listed below are a few recommended hotels located near the entertainment & clubbing districts of the city.
Holiday Day Inn on King
Proximity: Entertainment District
The Grand Hotel
Proximity: The Guvernment Nightclub Entertainment Complex
Hotel Search Engines:
Travelling on a budget? Or maybe just a backpacker passing by? Hostels are shared living spaces for the budget conscious traveller. They are a fun and great way to make friends while meeting other travellers. Toronto features several hotels that will suit your needs.
Global Village Backpackers
460 King St West, Toronto
Proxmity: Entertainment District
The Planet Traveler's Hostel
175 Augusta Ave., Toronto
Proximity: Kensington Market, Little Italy
76 Church St., Toronto
Proximity: "The Village" (Gay/Lesbian Community)
Canadiana Backpackers Inn
42 Widmer St., Toronto
Proximity: CN Tower, SkyDome, Entertainment District
Hostel Search Engines:
HostelWorld.com (Toronto, Canada)
Hostels.com (Toronto, Canada)
Hostelling International (Canada)
Toronto offers a vast array of public transport systems whether you plan on travelling to the city by land, water, or air.
Pearson International Airport
Personal International Airport is Toronto's primary airport providing inbound and outbound domestic and international flights. It is located approximately 15-20 minutes west of the city centre by car. Unforunately, it cannot be accessed via. underground subway, but many bus and taxi services in downtown Toronto are provided for passengers travelling to and from the airport. Complete information concerning parking, travel, terminal, airlines, destinations and flight info can be found on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority website.
VIA is Canada's national rail network. Service is provided from every major city in Canada directly to Toronto. The network is also interconnected with AmTrak rail services in the United States. For more information regarding fares and service schedules, please consult the VIA Rail website.
GO Transit provides commuter rail and bus services to areas outside of Toronto's city limits and into the Greater Toronto Area. For more information regarding transit maps, fares, and service schedules, please consult the GO Transit website.
Toronto can be accessed via. coach from almost anywhere in North America. Greyhound Canada offers bus services from many destinations at a very affordable price. For more information regarding fares and service schedules, please consult the Greyhound Canada website.
TTC: Toronto Transit Commission (Subway/Metro/Underground)
The TTC is Toronto's main public transit system providing bus, streetcar (tram), and subway services throughout the city. For more information regarding transit maps, fares, and service schedules, please consult the TTC website.
Port of Toronto
Toronto like many cities, is situated along a waterfront, specifically Lake Ontario. Ferry services provide passengers travel between the Toronto Islands, as well as a shuttle service across the lake between Toronto and Rochester, New York. For more information regarding fares and service schedules, please consult the Toronto Port Authority website.
The Guvernment Entertainment Complex
132 Queen's Quay East
THURSDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: Brad Goldfinger
SATURDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: E2EK1EL
Sonic Nightclub (formally Boa-Redux)
270 Spadina Avenue
FRIDAY/SATURDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST: Floorwhore firstname.lastname@example.org
This Is London
364 Richmond Street West
SOHO FRIDAY'S GUESTLIST: John Tang email@example.com
8261 Woodbine Avenue
FRIDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: E K Wing
Pics From VIVA
261 Richmond Street West
SATURDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: itikia
Located next to the Paramount Theatres, Republik occupies more than 14,000 square fee divided into three rooms, with a dedicated sound and lighting systems. The Main room will be the largest, followed by the Vision Room and the entertainment district's largest Designated Smoking Room that can also be integrated with a VIP area.
With a two-storey colour changing waterfall and LCD televisions broadcasting video feeds from the club, inside the semi-unisex open concept washrooms, Republik is the most technically advanced nightclub this city has ever seen. It also includes one of the most powerful laser, lighting and video projection systems used in any club in North America.
Dress code in effect - please wear proper club wear and no runners are allowed.
338 Adelaide Street West
SATURDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: Eklipse
This two-story nightclub in the heart of the entertainment district caters to those who love dance, techno, house and trance. Loyal to the city, Pulse only features local DJs trying to make their mark.
The downstairs room is very cool, painted bright blue with black lounge seating around the edge of the walls. There's two bars and a main DJ booth, but little room for dancing. It's a spot for socializing, more than anything.
The second floor has a much different feel. Painted in a warm toupe colour, there's lots of lounge seating, a long bar against the front wall and a big open dance floor. The back corner hosts a VIP Room that can be rented for intimate parties complete with a personal security guard.
The Docks Entertainment Complex
11 Polson Street
SATURDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: techead
Pics from The Docks
4300 Steeles Avenue East
FRIDAY & SPECIAL EVENT GUESTLIST/REDUCED LIST: Chiclet
484 Spadina Avenue
393 Dundas West
296 Richmond Street West
117 Peter Street ., Toronto (416) 204-9200
Pics from Tonic
12 Brant, Toronto (416) 504-3222
318 Richmond W, Toronto (416) 598-1313
81 Peter St., Toronto (416) 348-9884
199 Richmond St.W., Toronto (416) 591-9000
Therapy Ultra Lounge-http://www.torontonightclub.com/therapy
203 Richmond St. W., Toronto (416) 977-3089
218 Richmond St. W., Toronto (416) 591-0009
214 & 216 Adelaide St. W Toronto Ontario (416) 979.3339
527 Yonge, Toronto (416) 962-1400
Play De Record Inc
357-A Yonge St Toronto (416) 586-0380
The Pit Records-http://www.thepitrecords.com/
439 Yonge Toronto (416) 979-9415
Eaton Centre -http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com/
220 Yonge St. Toronto (416) 598-8700
25 The West Mall, Etobicoke (416) 621-1070
Square One Shopping Centre
100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga (905) 279-SHOP (7467)
Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Dr Scarborough (416) 296-0296
there are also hundreds of great boutiques along Queen street west from University Ave to Spadina Ave
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