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Toronto - The Waterfront

Toronto - The Waterfront? Toronto is truly a world within a city. Electrifying, dynamic and cosmopolitan, Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures, offering sensational festivals and performances, friendly neighborhoods, and a fantastic urban atmosphere! Toronto is Canada’s largest city, with a population of 2.4 million. (Population of the Greater Toronto Area is 4.4 million.) One-quarter of Canada’s population is located within 160 km (100 mi.) of the city. As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is the seat of government for Canada’s most populous province, and in fact is the industrial and business centre for the country. Toronto is the Huron Indian word for meeting place.

Toronto is the 3rd largest film and television production centre in North America, after New York and Los Angeles. The industry injects about $1 billion Cdn (in direct and spin-off benefits) into the local economy, and employs about 20,000 people. Architecture: The city boasts at least 22 different architectural styles. Ranging from the neoclassic elegance of Union Station and the neo-Gothic campus of the University of Toronto to the modern works of Germany’s Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Toronto Dominion Centre), Canada’s Arthur Erickson (Roy Thomson Hall) and Finland’s Viljo Revell (Toronto City Hall). For the Record Books: Two buildings stand out on the Toronto skyline: the CN Tower and the Sky Dome. The Tower (“CN” stands for “Canadian National”, one of Canada’s founding railway companies) is the tallest building in the world, standing at 553 m (1815.5”). The adjacent Sky Dome is a multi-purpose entertainment complex, best known as the world’s first stadium with a retractable roof. Yonge Street, Toronto’s main strip, is the longest street in the world at 1,900 km (1,190 mi.). It stretches from Queens Quay in Toronto to Rainy River, Ontario, near James Bay. “Place of Meeting” Toronto is a multicultural mecca, with more than 100 ethnic groups speaking approximately 100 languages. And a very Lively Place with over Over 5,000 restaurants and eateries. We all know Toronto, the home of the Blue Jays, Raptors, CN Tower, and Skydome but there is so much more to Toronto. Though there is much to do and see around Toronto a Place to visit is the Waterfront area of Toronto. Walk along the waterfront parkway. Take a boat ride to the unique Toronto Islands. A helicopter ride over Toronto is must to really experience this city Have lunch a the hottest spot “the Docks” and just walk a few blocks north of Lake Ontario to visit the Skydome, CN Tower and the Crowne Plaza Hotel To uniquely experience Toronto take a boat ride whether by sunlight or moonlight Many of the boats will accommodate wheelchair or disabled passengers. It is important to call and make reservations in advance. Tell them what your needs are and make sure they can accommodate them. Toronto Islands: The three main islands offer a quaint summer amusement park, paddleboats, and bikes for rent, in-line skating paths, and grass and beaches for picnics. Best of all, there are no cars! Summer cottages from the 1920’s are home for some 250 families, and feature charming English-style gardens. The Islands are a 10-minute ferry ride from the docks located at the foot of Bay St. This is a wonderful spot for wheelchairs and/or electric scooters. Plus a place the whole family can enjoy. Harbourfront: (Queen’s Quay, between Bathurst and Jarvis St. TTC: Union Station, then streetcar southbound) Before 1972, this was a wasteland of warehouses. Now it’s a residential and cultural neighborhood popular year-round. Highlights include specialty shops at Queens Quay Terminal, cultural facilities at Harbourfront Centre, a terrific lakeside walking trail, and the Harbourfront Antique Market. Cruises of the harbour and ferry services run from the waterfront as well. Harbourfront Centre Location: Toronto (Downtown/Midtown) Year-round recreational and cultural activities include, dance, theatre, music, arts, seasonal celebrations, children’s events and much more. This is a place to experience so many activities.. the weekends are usually the best times. Wander and enjoy. Good attitudes The Docks 11 Polson Street, Toronto Summertime party place featuring a nightclub, 41,000 square foot lakeside patio, 18 beach volleyball courts, two mini putt courses, driving range, casual dining and more. What a spot this is.. adult fun for sure but makes you feel like a kid!! Excellent attitude

Sky Dome : 1 Blue Jays Way, Home to the Blue Jays, Raptors, Argonauts, and a wide variety of other sporting spectaculars, concerts, family shows, and consumer shows. They have great wheelchair seats make sure you request them if you make reservations.. Excellent attitude. Yes, Toronto Has an Underground City as well. - 11 kms (6 miles) of interconnecting passageways under the streets that feature more than 1,200 retail stores and services. Street entrances to the subterranean walkway are indicated with “PATH” signage. The Helicopter Company What an adventure, a helicopter tour over the Skyscrapers of Toronto, past the observation tower of the CN Tower and over the Islands. This is a Must!! If you have no mobility you will have to be lifted into the the’copter’ but it is worth every second...The Helicopter Companies attitude and assistance is some of the best I have ever seen. Location: Toronto - Toronto City Centre Airport, E-Mail: Web Site: The Helicopter Company brings tourism and adventure into the THIRD DIMENSION, with an exciting variety of dynamic helicopter adventure packages. Groups and individuals will experience the unique thrill of vertical flight, Just imagine lifting off from the islands in downtown Toronto at sunset... “The Sky is the Limit!”

Crowne Plaza Toronto If you want a place that has super attitude towards the disabled traveler this is the place!! Easy to get around. Large lobby, great facilities for all the family as well as business traveler. Enjoy the pool.. (must be able to walk in). The rooms and accessible and enjoyable. But best of all the staff is just great !!! located at 225 Front St. W. Toronto. The Crowne Plaza is the Winner of three consecutive Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts Torchbearer Awards for Overall Hotel Performance, Hotel of the Year for Overall Guest Satisfaction, Canadian Professional Sales Association Hotel of the Year, and a finalist for the Toronto Tourism Award. From the moment, you enter Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre; you will experience an uncommon blend of sophisticated elegance and friendly staff eager to accommodate your every need. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Business and Entertainment Districts, this luxurious hotel offers the best in accommodations and facilities. Award-Winning Restaurants For guests accustomed to the best, Crown Plaza Toronto Centre offers a variety of tastes and a plenty of choices and is proud to offer two extraordinary restaurants, as well as a comprehensive in-room dining menu.

The Accolade If you want one of the best dinning experiences from menu to wine to service the Accolade at the Crowne Plaza is the place..... Expect to spend several enjoyable hours of intimate dining. Savor this amazing dining room.. The Accolade features tantalizing menus and an impressive wine cellar created by an incredible team of Canadian culinary talents. Led by a world-class team, including award-winning Canadian chef Michael Potters, Accolade offers guests both an a la carte menu and its signature Chef Tasting Menu. This six-course sampling of regionally inspired cuisine provides an ever-changing array of the freshest local and imported ingredients available. The Accolade offers one of the most comprehensive wine selections in the city, with more than 300 wines and champagnes. Accolade features special events such as winemakers’ and co-chefs’ dinners. Now for causal dining, enjoy Trellis Bistro & Lounge An exciting all-day restaurant featuring the ambiance of an open-air bistro with lush plants and a striking solarium. Early evening jazz performances provide a wonderful backdrop for a drink and conversation. Don’t forget Le Bar Relax in one of the oversized chairs and allow the daily rush to slide away while enjoying a beverage and a I must admit I’m a “Van” person. In addition, there is only one Rental company I recommend, and that is Hertz. I have had tried others with some very sad and frustrating experiences Hertz Offers a Full Range of Services for the Physically Challenged Hertz’s wants to make the rental experience as easy and convenient as possible, Hand Controls/Spinner Knobs Hand-controlled cars are available at most major airport and downtown rental locations in Canada at no additional cost. Reservation System: To ensure that your specific needs are met, the Hertz reservation system can identify five different special needs: left-hand controls; right-hand controls; steering wheel spinner knob; a visually impaired customer; a customer or member of the traveling party with a disability. These codes automatically alert the renting location to arrange for any special services that may be required. Telephone Service for the Hearing Impaired For hearing-impaired and speech-impaired customers, the Hertz Worldwide Reservation Centre can be contacted using the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) 24 hours a day. Just call toll free: 1-800-654-2280 in Canada and the U.S. Drivers for the Visually or Physically Challenged Drivers for the visually or physically challenged, who hold a valid and acceptable driver’s license and qualify under the locations age restrictions, may be permitted to drive a Hertz car rented by the challenged person. Certain restrictions may apply. Check at time of reservation for details. As a worldwide leader since they first started renting cars in 1918, Hertz takes pride in their accomplishments and in the quality of service they provide. And they should, their attitude is excellent. Hertz is the world’s largest car rental company. In total, Hertz operates from 6,100 locations in the United States and more than 140 countries around the world. Toronto has the very beat of a very large city but still is found the kindness and carrying we expect in smaller destination. Toronto..... Contact Information: Tourism Toronto: - 1.800.363.1990 Crowne Plaza - 1.800.2.Crowne or 1.416.597.1400 Hertz Car Rentals- 1.800.263.0600 The Helicopter Company - 1.416.203.3280 The Accolade Restaurant -1.416.597.8142

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The Helicopter Company
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