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08-22-2008, 01:42 AM
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OT- I'm going to Toronto for a few days: Any advice?

On Monday, my family and I are going to Toronto to see some of my mom's close friends.

Since I am a Habs fan and I know how Toronto fans feel about the Habs, do you have any advice for me?

I'll post on here to get some tips, and I'll ask some Leaf fans on some of the things I'd like to do.

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I live in Toronto and people pretty much don't care. I've worn my jersey all over the place and it's not like people will stop and make some sort of remark/try to start something. I've been to my share of Leafs-Habs games at the ACC and at sports bars as well and Toronto fans are pretty relaxed towards the Montreal faithful.

Then again, it's not like Leaf fans have had much to brag about recently.

But that's just me.

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Go to a Tim Horton's and order a double-double. Then yell at the cashier that you didn't ask for cream. Explain that double-double means something different in Quebec - make something random up, like it means a coffee with 2 sugars and 2 donuts on the side.





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slap on a habs tshirt and cap and walk around proudly!

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Head over to the Hockey Hall of Fame. As a hockey fan it is pretty much a must see. It's located at the corner of Yonge Street and Front Street West. Feel free to wear your Habs jersey. Too bad your not coming down later in the year as their is going to be a huge chunk of the Hall dedicated to the Habs turning 100.

If you've never been to the CN Tower its pretty much a must do to. Be prepared to fork out a small fortune though. I think it's about $24 or so.

If you need any other advice please feel free to IM me.

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Head over to the Hockey Hall of Fame. As a hockey fan it is pretty much a must see. It's located at the corner of Yonge Street and Front Street West. Feel free to wear your Habs jersey. Too bad your not coming down later in the year as their is going to be a huge chunk of the Hall dedicated to the Habs turning 100.
Agreed. The only real attraction for a hockey fan to see in Toronto.

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Go to a Tim Horton's and order a double-double. Then yell at the cashier that you didn't ask for cream. Explain that double-double means something different in Quebec - make something random up, like it means a coffee with 2 sugars and 2 donuts on the side.





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Just go around and ask people why exactly the Stanley Cup hasnt been won in 41 years by a town who has the Hockey Hall of Fame in it?

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Just go around and ask people why exactly the Stanley Cup hasnt been won in 41 years by a town who has the Hockey Hall of Fame in it?


Even better.. disguise yourself as a reporter and start interviewing people about what they think about the news that the Hall of fame will be transferred to Montreal because the Maple Leafs organisation has become too much of a disgrace.

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goto hockey hall of fame its cool! i went twice, its good fun

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Bring bottled water.

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goto hockey hall of fame its cool! i went twice, its good fun
The only place Leafs fan can get close to the cup.

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go to the acc, and ask fletch where mats is?

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Change your families mind and go somehwere else

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Go to Forest Hill and throw rocks at Mats Sundin's old house. I've been doing that lately, it makes me feel good about myself.

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Bring some lecture, Toronto is boring.

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Bring bottled water.
Or Holy water.









And by Holy water.. I mean ice from the Bell Centre that has melted.









Edit: Ahhh... cross thread humour at its best!

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LOL at the double double, rocks at Mats house, bottled water and holy water jokes.

The Hall of Fame is a must see with the re-creation of the old Habs dressing room. You get a little heckling from the locals wearing a Habs jersey but as soon as you mention 67 that shuts them up real quick.

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Actually there are many Habs fans in Toronto. I wear Habs jerseys all the time and it only attracts praise from other Habs fans here.

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I just got back from there, went for 3 days. Very nice city, don't let other Montrealers fool you!

Hockey Hall of Fame is obviously a must. (use the side parking on the roads.. we didn't and we paid 16 freakin bucks for parking)
Niagara Falls too.
Toronto Zoo is very nice.
Chinatown is impressive.
Casa Loma is a good visit.
CN Tower, meh, didn't bother.

I walked around with a Habs cap but got no comments.

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Hockey Hall of Fame is obviously a must. (use the side parking on the roads.. we didn't and we paid 16 freakin bucks for parking)
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Park on The Esplanade at the Green P parking lot. It'll cost you $9.00 I believe for the entire day. You can leave your car there for the day and hit up other places downtown. For lunch I recommend Shopsey's or the Old Spaghetti Factory.

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- The CN Tower is expensive, but worth doing once in your life.
- The HHOF. They have a replica of the old Forum dressing room which is a must see.
- Take a walk around Chinatown and Kensington Market
- The ROM and AGO are both great museums. Check their websites to see when it's cheaper to go
- The Toronto Zoo is one of the best in the world. It could make a good stop on the way out of town, but you'll need at least a half-day to see it properly
- Nachos at Sneaky Dees - they are a cut above anything else.

If you're driving down on a weekday, make sure you don't arrive between 3 and 7 p.m. Traffic on the 401 and Don Valley Parkway is brutal at those times.

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