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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by Martijn » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:47 pm

Joe wrote:You must nearly be here now, so I'll say welcome to Ottawa! If you want tips on stuff to do and places to hang out, let me know. Whereabouts are you staying?
I stayed at the Westin hotel, which I would recommend to anyone, except that it's probably dead expensive. But I didn't have to pay it myself.

I had a great time, both the work bit (for which I didn't leave the hotel, the conference was there as well) and the weekend off, which I spent seeing a friend in Montreal.

And now I'll have to read through tons of unread Anorak posts and blogs from my RSS feed. It's tempting to just give up on both and find a new hobby...

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:09 pm

Hee.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by sarahluv » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:34 pm

can anyone recommend restaurants in Toronto which cater for vegans? ta

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Post by stolenwine » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 am

'juice for life/fresh' is vegetarian/vegan and has a few branches around the city. same with fressen (although i'm not sure if there is just one on queen or more. maybe it's not even open anymore!). sushi on bloor has vegetarian sushi and i think their bento box is also vegan (from what i remember anyway - although maybe the tempura has egg in the batter?) i'd recommend checking out the korean and japanese food in the city anyway, because it's amazing and i'm sure there will be vegan options on the menu.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by yubo » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:21 am

I think Korean might be a little hard to do vegan. Not impossible, but it wouldn't be on my list of vegan choices in the city. Not that I have such a list. I haven't been in ages. Aw. I want to go now.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by Madgerbeinhof » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:46 pm

I am visiting Toronto in May, and very much looking forward to it. I don't think I need to ask much seeing as there are veggie eating options listed above (thanks). I think it'll be a few of the day times when I'll be on my lonesome exploring, so I might ask about record shops and nice places to visit etc later.

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by Gordon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:23 pm

My best thing to do is walk for miles down Queen Street, until you find the Japanese shop. Buy 6 million boxes of those rice-paper wrapped candies. Stick 6 million of the included stickers on your possessions. Sit in a darkened room to recover from your sugar high.

In terms of good veggie meals in Toronto, my mom is a good cook, but she may be busy apprehending people's children.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by Madgerbeinhof » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:37 pm

Your Mother is the child catcher?

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Post by Gordon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:23 pm

More or less, yes. But without the anti-Semitic stereotypes.
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Post by stolenwine » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:04 am

Gordon wrote:My best thing to do is walk for miles down Queen Street, until you find the Japanese shop. Buy 6 million boxes of those rice-paper wrapped candies. Stick 6 million of the included stickers on your possessions. Sit in a darkened room to recover from your sugar high.

In terms of good veggie meals in Toronto, my mom is a good cook, but she may be busy apprehending people's children.
i second the wandering up and down queen street w. suggestion (i'd rather go to the japanese paper store than the above though, and get high on stationery instead) if you keep going west there are all these cool little art galleries too. other places i like(d?) having a wander around are kensington market and also bloor and bathurst/the annex. and college street too, although i know not everyone likes that. there are some nice places to eat though and good gelato.

oh, i kind of miss toronto now.
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Post by Gordon » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:30 am

Other winning memories include finding very cheap gigs. Do you need any young person entertainment? I'm trying to think of exciting things that we did but they mostly revolve around getting my parents to take me to dinner and buy me too much wine, so I think you should probably try to meet my parents.

The CN tower is kind of obvious, but it's always seemed fun and exciting to me.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by yubo » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:58 pm

Gordon wrote:Do you need any young person entertainment?
this makes you sound about 80 years old.
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Post by Gordon » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:03 am

I am 80, you ageist.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by yubo » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:55 pm

I am an ageist. Old people smell and young people annoy me.
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Post by alongwaltz » Mon May 11, 2009 8:13 pm

I don't know if there's anyone else on here still living in the Toronto area, but I am and I've got ties with record labels and other fun things.

If anyone's coming in to town, let me know and I'd be happy to show you around.

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by mkgleeds » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 pm

Going to California in September and the cheapest flights seem to be with Air Canada, with options of a stopover in Calgary, Montreal or Toronto.

Any opinion of which city is the most interesting, not particularly from an indiepop perspective, just more scenic etc

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by stolenwine » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:13 pm

my heart is saying toronto, but i'd say go for montreal. (although i haven't been to calgary so i have no idea about it...)

toronto is beautiful and i love it but i think montreal is more fun. having said that though, toronto does have lake ontario and that's pretty scenic, or you could go to northern ontario and be at one with nature if that's what you're looking for.

oh, i don't know now! montreal is a more fun city but toronto has both fun and scenery. how helpful.

(edit: wtf type of reply IS this? i apologize. i haven't eaten in about 12 hours)
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Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:01 am

I liked it, and I agree.
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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by mkgleeds » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:36 am

Which city were your agreeing with !

Oh it seems Vancouver is an option as well

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Re: (You can't take that stuff to) Canada

Post by stolenwine » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:51 am

vancouver is a billion times more scenic than toronto. and it has fun as well. go with vancouver!

(yes, i'm congratulating myself for being so decisive)
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