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The Jewish community is broken up in to three main areas
1. "Down South" which is in the area of Bathurst and Lawrence
2. Clanton Park which is a little further north around Bathurst and Sheppard
3. Thornhill which is even further north @ Clark and Bathurst

Downtown, without any traffic is 25 from down south, 30 minutes from clanton park and 35 minutes from Thornhill. Expect those numbers to almost double during rush hour.


Places to eat
There is a ton of fast food type options in the city. There are very few (if any) nice restaurants.

Here's COR's List http://corkosher.com/restaurants.html

Marron
www.marronbistro.com
948 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2C5
Mixed reviews on DDF

Bistro Grande
http://www.bistrogrande.com/
1000 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 2C5
(416) 782-3302
Nice Dairy place- pricey

Annona Restaurant at the Park Hyatt
Very nice restaurant. Takes over the regular restaurant in the Hyatt lobby on Thursday nights, once or twice a month.
Good food but very expensive ($125/person + tax and tip)
http://parktoronto.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/KosherDining.html

Windsor Arms Hotel kosher dining
Very Nice Great Reviews on DDF
Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10PM
Also very good food and much more reasonable at $75/person
http://www.windsorarmshotel.com/dining/livingroom/kosher_dining/

There are a plethora of fast food places. Here are some highlights
Thornhill
Golden Chopsticks
Average chinese food
7000 Bathurst, Thornhill, ON L4J 7L1

Joe Boo CooKoo
Amazing wings, solid burgers and chicken sandwiches
7241 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 3W1

Bali Laffa
7117 Bathurst St, Vaughan, ON L4J 2J6
Excellent Israeli grill

Lime Taco
Authentic Mexican (don't think Carlos and Gabby's).
Complaints about speed of food- also everything on the menu is the same(chicken with beans and rice)
441 Clark Avenue West

Dr. Laffa
Shwarma joint. People in Toronto rave about it. Not sure why.
401 Magnetic Dr #39, Toronto, ON M3J 3H9

Saluf
Good shwarma. Kind of looks like a cafeteria
219 Connie Crescent #5a, Concord, ON L4K 1L4

King David
More shwarma
11 Disera Drive

D-lites
Dairy Cafe. Breakfast special is an outstanding value- also really good Sushi
441 Clark Ave W Vaughan, ON L4J 5K2

Cafe Sheli
Dairy Cafe- classic Jewish dairy place with a really large menu.  Everything is good and not pricey
7700 Bathurst St, Vaughan, ON L4J 7Y3

Pizza Stores
Tov-Li North
5982 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 1Z1

My Zaidy's Pizza
441 Clark Ave W, Vaughan, ON L4J 5K2

Yehudales
7241 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON L4J 3W1

King David Pizza
11 Disera Dr #130 Vaughan, ON

Down south
King David Pizza ( there's Three Locations)

Dr Laffa On The Go
3023 Bathurst St. ( there's one up north and one down south across from King David

Milk 'n Honey - 3457 Bathurst Street Good french onion soup, cheese blintzes...

Pizza Cafe  -  3774 Bathurst st. (north west corner of Bathurst and Wilson in plaza)
Great selection of pizza, falafel, salad bar,
Probably best tasting pizza in town! Must try the caramelized onion slice. Excellent service!!

Aroma Espresso Bar - (this is there only kosher location in Toronto)
3791-3793 Bathurst Street  (north east corner of Bathurst and Wilson in plaza)

Omni 2 - Jewels and Java
2793 Bathurst St Toronto

Bubby's Bagels
3035 Bathurst St (Bathurst & Lawrence)

Ben & Izzy's Deli
Toronto people rave about it, especially the brisket sandwich
The Smoked Jack Daniels Pulled Beef is amazing
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7821.msg845192#msg845192

Bali Laffa
Israeli Style Restaurant--  Outstanding Food
(I don't have exact address, but they opened where Dairy Treats used to be across from Ben & Izzy's)

Hotels
Park Hyatt Toronto
By no means a luxury hotel, but a good value for CC anniversary nights. Located in mid-town, around a 20 minute drive (longer during evening rush hour) to the Jewish community @ Bathurst/Lawrence


Attractions

Hockey Hall of Fame
Excellently done. Really cool to be able to touch the cup
Downtown 30 Yonge St Toronto, ON M5E 1X8

Canada's Wonderland
Theme park (think six flags)
15 minutes north of Thornhill
https://www.canadaswonderland.com/
kosher food options at the park provided by Tov-Li which are available at the Backlot Café

ROM (Royal Ontario Museum
www.rom.on.ca/

Ontario science Centre
https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/



Ripley's Aquarium
Downtown 288 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Excellent aquarium. Very expensive

CN Tower
Located right next to the aquarium. Nice views.

Centre Island and Centreville
Beautiful island a 5 minute ferry ride from downtown.
Plenty of grass and splash pads and a small amusement park for kids

Toronto zoo
25 minute drive from main areas. Very nice zoo. They have pandas on loan from China for the next few years

Woodbine (Fantasy fair)
500 Rexdale Blvd Etobicoke, ON M9W 6K5
Fun indoor amusement park for kids
Near the airport

Reptilia
What it sounds like
2501 Rutherford Rd Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6

Legoland
Don't waste your money

Bunch Of Fun Playland
Their food is Kosher

FARMS & ZOOS

BOWMANVILLE ZOO
Take Hwy 401 E, Exit at Liberty St (432), follow N to King St and turn right, this is also considered Hwy 2
1-905-623-5655
Daily: 10am-5pm, Wknds: 10am-6pm;
Regular Admission Wknds: $20.35/adult,
$15.04/3-12yrs

DOWNEY’S FARM MARKET
13682 Heart Lake Rd N of Brampton
905-838-2990
Daily: 9am-6pm; Funland: Daily: 10am-5pm;
$7/admission, charged to funland play area and farm animals

EVERDALE ORGANIC FARM AND
ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTRE
5812 6th Line, Erin Township 401 W to Trafalgar Rd, N on Trafalgar to Hwy #7, W on #7 to Trafalgar Rd N again, Trafalgar N to Hillsburgh W on Wellington Rd #22, N onto 6th Line Erin Township to #5812
519-855-4859
Visit Everdale, bring a picnic, walk around and enjoy a day in the country.

FAR ENOUGH FARM
Toronto Island Park, near Centreville on Centre Island
416-392-2628
9am-3pm daily; Free, Ferry: $7/adult, $.3.50/child

FORSYTHE FAMILY FARMS
10539 Kennedy Rd, Unionville 1km N of Major
Mackenzie Dr
905-887-1087
9am-5pm; Summer Fun on The Farm:
$7/2hrs, $8/3hrs (booking required)
Pick-your-own crops, visit The Enchanted Forest and summer fun on the farm.

HIGH PARK ZOO
High Park, Deer Pen Rd, Near Grenadier Café
905-887-1087
Dawn-Dusk;

PUCK’S FARM
16540 11th Concession W on Hwy 9 to King
Con 11; turn left, heading S drive 15 miles
905-939-7036
Weekends & Holidays: 10am-5pm, call for weekday schedule; $10, under 2 free: includes pony & hayrides & activities

RIVERDALE FARM
201 Winchester St (E off Parliament)
416-392-6794
riverdale-farm
Daily: 9am-5pm; Free

SPRINGRIDGE FARM
7256 Bell School Line in Milton
905-878-4908
Daily: 9am-6pm; Fun Farm Yard: $5, weekend pony rides $3 Wagon rides, farm animals. giant sandbox, and straw bale jumping.

TORONTO ZOO
Hwy 401 on Meadowvale Rd N
416-392-5900
9am-7pm; $28/adults, $18/3-12yrs, Free/2yrs-, $10/parking

WHITTAMORE’S BERRY FARM
8100 Steeles Ave E, 6km E of Markham Rd
(Highway 48)
905-294-3275
9am-5pm; $8, $35/Season Pass
Farm yard activities, playhouses, farm animals, wagon rides and pick-your-own-crops.

BROOKS FARMS
122 Ashworth Rd, Mt Albert
905-473-3246
9am-4pm; $8/Barnyard Playland
Barnyard Playland, Farmer’s Market, Pickyour-own.
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Re: Toronto Master Thread
« Reply #1710 on: August 10, 2017, 12:21:31 PM »
When I went chol hamoed Succos two years ago the weather was nice but chilly. Ben and Izzy's was closed which was unfortunate. Tons of schwarma was open though. We took a schooner on the lake which was very affordable and really great experience. I'd highly recommend doing that.

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« Reply #1711 on: August 10, 2017, 08:45:11 PM »
Any place to eat Motzoei Shabbos?
I think Jacobs Deli is open motzash

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« Reply #1712 on: August 14, 2017, 02:15:30 AM »
I have a New Jersey license and I got a speeding ticket in Ontario about 2 to 3 years ago and never took care of it or followed up. How do I find out if I could still drive there or am I banned from driving  there ?

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« Reply #1713 on: August 14, 2017, 10:26:47 AM »
I have a New Jersey license and I got a speeding ticket in Ontario about 2 to 3 years ago and never took care of it or followed up. How do I find out if I could still drive there or am I banned from driving  there ?
Call a Ontario Driving Lawyer?
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« Reply #1714 on: August 14, 2017, 02:44:58 PM »
I have a New Jersey license and I got a speeding ticket in Ontario about 2 to 3 years ago and never took care of it or followed up. How do I find out if I could still drive there or am I banned from driving  there ?
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« Reply #1715 on: September 10, 2017, 12:11:59 PM »
What's the closest restaurant near the airport ?
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« Reply #1716 on: September 10, 2017, 01:29:57 PM »
What's the closest restaurant near the airport ?
All of the places down-south are about 15-25 minute ride from the airport depends on the traffic.

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« Reply #1717 on: September 10, 2017, 02:15:32 PM »
What's the closest restaurant near the airport ?
If you are looking to get out and back maybe Uber/Eats will work better
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Re: Toronto Master Thread
« Reply #1718 on: September 10, 2017, 09:55:43 PM »
If you are looking to get out and back maybe Uber/Eats will work better
There is nothing close but there's  kosher sandwiches throughout the airport from Grodzinsky's Bakery


What's the closest restaurant near the airport ?
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Re: Toronto Master Thread
« Reply #1719 on: September 15, 2017, 11:29:22 AM »
Does any have a body shop, reliable, trustworthy, who wont charge an arm and a leg?

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Does any have a body shop, reliable, trustworthy, who wont charge an arm and a leg?
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« Reply #1721 on: September 17, 2017, 01:38:08 PM »
My flight got delayed for a few hours, I checked in online but was told in the email that I have to pass security 60 min prior to ORIGINAL departure time. Is that correct and is there any way around it?
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« Reply #1722 on: September 17, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
That's made up
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« Reply #1723 on: September 17, 2017, 02:39:27 PM »
My flight got delayed for a few hours, I checked in online but was told in the email that I have to pass security 60 min prior to ORIGINAL departure time. Is that correct and is there any way around it?
It is a recommendation and a protection so you don't get to blame them in case of long security lines
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« Reply #1724 on: September 17, 2017, 02:53:30 PM »
Thanks so much!