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Christmas time in Toronto - up to new years eve

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Christmas time in Toronto - up to new years eve

Want to read about Christmas time in Toronto. I intent to visit from the 23 of December to the 28th. Recomendations?

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Two sites to read about events are toronto.ca and toronto.com

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Hi.

When you come to Toronto,hope you mean the whole area of South Western Ontario.

For the holiday season, don't miss going to Niagara Falls. Have you been?

There is a casino.,a rain forest restuarant, but of course there are the falls and all the lights for the season.Around teh same area go see a small town : called Niagara-on -the lake.

In Toronto itself,at teh nathan Philips square which is teh Toornto city hall, you can rent skates and enjoy some fun on ice..

What else to say about Torono: what about Yonge Street.It's the longest street..i think in North America..where people don't seem to go to sleep..

There are shopping malls : It's used to be the Eaton Centre..I think it's kept its name.. Quite a shopping experience.

There is the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science center...There are theatres and restauarnts from different ethnics and cultures..Good luck.

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is bashar going to be going with you maya?

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On Dec. 26, two great things happen:

1) The great Canadian shopping event known as `Boxing Day’, and:

2) The official opening of the Royal Ontario Museum’s new wing for its Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections and its long-anticipated gallery of Native Canadian art and artifacts.

Boxing Day --- the day after Christmas --- is a national holiday that Canada adopted from the Brits. Its roots go back to medieval times and have nothing to do with fighting or returning boxes of unwanted gifts ,but might refer to the opening of alms boxes in churches to distribute to the poor.

In modern-day Canada, Boxing Day means `door crasher’ sales (especially at electronics and music stores) and mobs of shoppers loaded up with Christmas money, followed by a `Boxing Week’ of less frenzied sales.

But I’m fascinated to read from TripAdvisor writing from England that Toronto is getting a reputation over the pond for great pre-Christmas shopping. This is surely because of a kind of retail `mission creep’ that’s been developing over the last few years, where some shops offer `Boxing Day prices now’ (ie., pre-Christmas). Great for consumers, obviously.

The Royal Ontario Museum continues its ambitious renovation with the opening on Dec. 26, 2005, of this new must-see for tourists, as described on the ROM website:

`The vibrant 10,000 square-foot (900 square-metres) Gallery of Canada: First Peoples explores themes ranging from 19th century notions that Native cultures were vanishing from North America, to professional museum collecting and the development of contemporary First Peoples’ art. More than 1,000 diverse artifacts provide a cultural context for Canada's earliest societies, revealing the economic and social forces that influenced Native art and artifacts. Some of the collections, such as that started by David Boyle in the late 19th century, are among the oldest museum collections in Canada, with many of the artifacts on display for the first time. Highlights include objects chosen by the gallery’s six Native advisors, a theatre devoted to film screenings, interactive programs, and live performances by Canada’s First Peoples, a large changing exhibition space for contemporary Native artworks, and an area dedicated to the works and life of pioneer painter Paul Kane.’

Have a great visit!

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"But I’m fascinated to read from TripAdvisor writing from England that Toronto is getting a reputation over the pond for great pre-Christmas shopping. This is surely because of a kind of retail `mission creep’ that’s been developing over the last few years, where some shops offer `Boxing Day prices now’ (ie., pre-Christmas). Great for consumers, obviously"

The exchange rate between Pounds and Canadian currency really puts retail items on sale for our friends in the UK.