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Neighbourhoods HearT of THe ciTy Old Chinatown www.chinatownbia.com DETAILS Always bustling with crowds of shoppers and vendors, Toronto’s Old Chinatown is home to some of Canada’s best Asian restaurants and beststocked Asian stores. Besides Chinese imports, this ever-busy area sells Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese products, with shops and sidewalks alike crammed full of food items, clothing, jewellery, home décor, electronics and toys. The restaurants are a big attraction to both visitors and locals, and the range of culinary offerings is bountiful — Chinese (Szechwan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese) regional dishes, traditional Vietnamese sandwiches and phô (soup) and Thai specialties. LOCATE Spadina Ave. to Huron St., from Queen St. to College St. TTC St. Patrick subway station, then Dundas streetcar westbound; or Spadina subway station, then Spadina streetcar southbound. DISCOVER Familiar Chinatown offerings such as jade, silk garments, woks, porcelain dishes and bamboo furniture. IDEAS Toronto has five other Chinatowns: Broadview Ave./Gerrard St., Agincourt, Richmond Hill, Markham and Mississauga. LOVE Chinese New Year. Celebrated with the Dragon Dance Parade at the end of Jan./early Feb. Garden Theatre Centre, Canon and Pantages theatres as well as the venerable Massey Hall). LOCATE Front St. West to Queen St. West, from Bay St. to Spadina Ave. TTC Subway stations Union, St. Andrew & Osgoode. DISCOVER New cuisine every time you visit. Revel in dozens of culinary explorations to be had, as the restaurant-scape here is always changing. LOVE Theatres. As the third-largest theatre district in the world, Toronto offers lavish Broadway musicals, travelling road shows, local productions and classical concerts. IDEAS The city constantly pushes the envelope in contemporary architecture, as evidenced by the world’s first fully retractable roof of the Rogers Centre, and the world’s tallest building for the past three decades (CN Tower). The Entertainment District www.thedistrict.ca DETAILS West of Yonge, each of the streets in the Entertainment District has a distinctive ambience. Queen is a funky retail strip. Theatres, a concert hall and stylish restaurants flank King. Front features the multipurpose sports stadium Rogers Centre, CN Tower and lively dining spots. Meanwhile, Richmond and Adelaide boast massive three-storey nightclubs and intimate, elegant restaurants. Think of this area as an adult playground along King (Roy Thomson Hall, grand theatres Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales), south to Front (Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) and up Yonge (the historic Elgin & Winter District capture the eye while demonstrating that Toronto is indeed a metropolis. By day, the financial heart of the country beats here. This concrete jungle benefits from artful parks, green spaces and whimsical artistry, such as Joe Fafard’s The Pasture, featuring seven bronze cows grazing in the TorontoDominion Centre courtyard. Toronto’s Financial District is compact — and walkable, even in inclement weather. Beneath its sidewalks lies PATH, the Underground City, with 27 kilometres (16 miles) of interconnecting passageways leading to 50 office towers, 20 parking garages, 1,200+ stores, hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions, as well as access to 5 subway stations and the Union train/bus terminal. Street entrances are indicated with PATH signage. LOCATE Yonge St. to University Ave., from Front St. West to Queen St. West. TTC Subway stations King, Union & St. Andrew. IDEAS Toronto is the financial hub of Canada and the fourth-largest economic Roy Thomson Hall Financial District & PATH/The Underground City www.toronto.ca/path DETAILS The spectacular glass, concrete and steel architectural monoliths of the Financial 112 toronto | 2008

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Contributors
David Miller
David Whitaker
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Around Town
Impulse Purchase
On Location
City Gastronomie
Discovery District
Tower of Strength
Crowd Surfers
The Haunting
Starchitects
Super Fans
The Creative City
Fashionable People
The Streets
After Dark
Listings
Culture & Recreation
Accomodations
Restaurants
Shopping
Tour Operators
Transportation
Neighbourhoods of Greater Toronto
Adventures Beyond Downtown
Visitor Resources
Index
2008 Event Calendar
The Lightbox
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