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Old 05-25-2015, 06:33 AM   #1
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Toronto Accomodations

My wife and I are traveling through Ontario in June and will be in the metro Toronto area for a couple days. I was wondering if anybody might know of a good place to stay near downtown attractions. I'm not too keen on bed and breakfast inns or the big chain hotels. I'm looking for something a little more unusual or unique.
Thanks for any input.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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Check out the drake hotel. Never been but I've heard good things about it
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #3
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Check out the drake hotel. Never been but I've heard good things about it
Or the Gladstone, both are a couple of blocks from each other, near dufferin & queen. Not really downtown, but close to/in the middle of hipster town. Both are considered 'art' hotels. Never stayed at them, but have drank in the bars/patios.
Definitely off beat and unique places.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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I live in Toronto so haven't stayed in all of these but useful links are:

http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_be...ls_in_toronto/

This blog is also helpful for checking out restaurants and events

and

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/HotelsList...s-zfp4894.html

although it does have more 'chain' ones listed.

Our local transit works best if you are close to a subway or streetcar line.

You also may not want to be riding during our rush hours so into downtown in the morning or out of it in the afternnon unless it is a weekend.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:16 PM   #5
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King Edward hotel
Windsor Arms Hotel
The Beverley Hotel (nice)

On the more adventurous end of the spectrum…
http://theplanettraveler.com/

I used Air B&B to find the best accommodations in the coolest places at a reasonable price and was never disappointed.

Enjoy Toronto,
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:35 AM   #6
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King Edward hotel
Windsor Arms Hotel
The Beverley Hotel (nice)

On the more adventurous end of the spectrum…
http://theplanettraveler.com/

I used Air B&B to find the best accommodations in the coolest places at a reasonable price and was never disappointed.

Enjoy Toronto,
While in Toronto. Don't drive downtown!

Leave your bike at yorkdale "or any other suburb" and take the subway.

Downtown Toronto is a PITA, to drive thru and parking is very expensive. Pretty much anything you would ever want to see is within a short walk of the subway.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:47 AM   #7
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While in Toronto. Don't drive downtown!

Leave your bike at yorkdale "or any other suburb" and take the subway.

Downtown Toronto is a PITA, to drive thru and parking is very expensive. Pretty much anything you would ever want to see is within a short walk of the subway.
Actually parking downtown for bikes is free, anywhere on the street there is metered parking. Not private lots. As for accommodations depending on the style and location if you want something interesting try Airbnb.
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The St Germain on Mercer St. Boutique Hotel with a great restaurant, steps from the Rogers Centre (Skydome) and theatre district. A lot of bikes park on the street. It's also 2 minutes from the Gardiner Expressway.
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Actually parking downtown for bikes is free, anywhere on the street there is metered parking. Not private lots. As for accommodations depending on the style and location if you want something interesting try Airbnb.
Yeah.. you just need to deal with traffic, construction, one way streets, tramway rails.. that is a good time!
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Yeah.. you just need to deal with traffic, construction, one way streets, tramway rails.. that is a good time!
Since the OP asked for accommodations in Metro Toronto, dealing with all of that is a given. If they didn't want to deal with all the issues with a major city they wouldn't be coming to Toronto. BTW I commute to downtown on my bike everyday 10 months of the year and don't have any problems. It all depends on what you are used to.
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