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Listings culture & recreation www.toronto.ca/parks Features colourful floral displays, rock gardens, butterfly gardens, theme gardens, secluded pathways and picturesque bridges over Wilket Creek. Home of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Franklin Garden Centre Island; 416-392-7624 www.toronto.ca/parks Inspired by Franklin the Turtle, the garden is a special place to play, learn, discover nature and enjoy the Island. High Park 1873 Bloor St. W.; 416-392-8188 www.toronto.ca/parks A pristine 400-acre wilderness park on the subway system. Enjoy miles of nature trails plus a Trackless Train, Zoo, children’s garden, adventure playground and a restored 1837 cottage. HtO Park 399 Queen’s Quay W.; 416-560-8726 www.toronto.ca/harbourfront From the downtown to the north and the islands to the south, this picturesque atmosphere is the perfect place to rest and relax by the waterfront. Music Gardens 475 Queen’s Quay W.; 416-338-0338 www.toronto.ca/parks The garden design interprets in nature Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello, with each dance movement within the suite corresponding to a different section in the garden. Open year-round. Free. Tommy Thompson Park 5 Shoreham Dr.; 416-318-2107 www.toronto.ca/waterfront The park has become well known as a significant nesting and staging area for a wide range of birds and other wildlife. More than 290 bird species have been observed on site. Toronto Blue Flag Beaches Toronto Islands 416-323-9541, 416-323-9521 www.torontobeach.ca Centre Island Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Hanlan’s Point Beach, and Ward’s Island Beach are all found on the Toronto Island, accessed by the ferry at the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. For ferry info, call 416-392-8193. June to September. Trinity Square Labyrinth Trinity Square Park; 416-392-1759 www.toronto.ca/parks Toronto’s first outdoor labyrinth in a public park. It has been created out of turf grass and is 77 ft. in diameter. Open late spring until first snow. Free. training facility and Gourmet dining. Fully-equipped conference facility, ideal for wedding receptions, charity and corporate events year round. Copper Creek Golf Club 11191 Highway 27, Kleinburg 905-893-3370 www.coppercreek.ca A championship, 18-hole golf course located in Kleinburg. The spectacular clubhouse is perfect for weddings and tournaments. Ranked Best New Golf Course in 2002, 23rd Best Course in Canada 2006. Glen Abbey Golf Club 1333 Dorval Dr., Oakville 905-844-1800 www.clublink.ca Rated Canada’s number one public golf course by Score magazine. Play where the pros play. Home of the Bell Canadian Open and designed by Jack Nicklaus. Clubhouse opens for lunch, dinner. Lionhead Golf & Country Club 8525 Mississauga Rd., Brampton 905-455-8400 www.golflionhead.com Two championship golf courses available for corporate golfing events and public play. The magnificent clubhouse offers luxurious banquet and reception areas, and locker rooms. St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club 368 St. Johns Sideroad E., Aurora 905-727-7888 www.standrewsvalley.com At 7,306 yards, it’s tough, very pretty and in great shape. Rated “excellent” by Toronto Star’s Bogey Man. Golf Digest says it’s a “must play,” and has awarded the club a four-star rating. Wooden Sticks Golf Club 40 Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge 905-852-4379 www.woodensticks.com Public golf course featuring 12 holes inspired by famous holes from the PGA. Inclusive golf package with carts, snacks, practice facilities, two meals and regular green fees. Onsite cabins available for overnight accommodations. Brands Club Inc., The 866-822-3522, 416-481-8100 www.shopdinecard.com The largest online savings club in Canada. Shop at over 400 top Brand Name merchants and earn up to 20% cash back. Log on for more information. Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace; 416-923-1171 www.casaloma.org This 98-room castle features unique architecture and beautifully decorated suites, soaring ceilings, rich wood carving and sumptuous marble. Explore secret passages, traverse an 800-ft. tunnel to luxurious stables. Open daily. See ad on page 77. CityPass Inc. 888-330-5008, 707-256-0490 citypass.com One low price, six famous attractions: CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Buy at citypass.com or at these attractions. Colborne Lodge Colborne Lodge Dr., High Park 416-392-6916 www.toronto.ca/museums This cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. Built in 1837, it contains many original furnishings, artifacts, and artwork. Design Exchange 234 Bay St., Toronto Dominion Centre 416-363-6121 www.dx.org Canada’s design museum. The DX presents public exhibitions about design as well as education programs, lectures and design competitions. Free admission to ground floor exhibits. Fort York National Historic Site 100 Garrison Rd.; 416-392-6907 www.toronto.ca/fortyork Birthplace of urban Toronto, Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Site of the U.S. attack and the Battle of York in April 1813. Open year-round. Gardiner Museum 111 Queen’s Park; 416-586-8080 www.gardinermuseum.on.ca An intimate look at one of the world’s oldest forms of art and material culture: ceramics. Award winning architecture. “Toronto’s Best Gift Shop” (Vogue). Restaurant featuring celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy. Open daily. Gibson House Museum 5172 Yonge St.; 416-395-7432 www.toronto.ca/museums Visit this 1851 living history farmhouse and discover the Gibson’s story of the rebellion and social reform, along with their working and family life on their farm in rural Willow Dale. City of Toronto Historic Museums 416-338-0435, 416-338-3888 www.toronto.ca/culture The Culture Division promotes and operates several museums and cultural centres. Enjoy guided tours and special events throughout the year. See historic houses and sites in the guide for details. Historic Zion Schoolhouse 1091 Finch Ave. E.; 416-395-7435 www.toronto.ca/museums Built in 1869 and restored to 1910, Zion Schoolhouse provided elementary education to generations of children of L’Amaroux. Today, this one-room schoolhouses offers educational programs. By appointment only. Holocaust Centre of Toronto 4600 Bathurst St.; 416-635-2883 www.holocaustcentre.com Dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered during 12 years of Nazi tyranny in Europe, 1933-1945. Free admission. Closed Fridays and Saturdays. Donations welcome. LCBO Store/Summerhill 10 Scrivener Square; 416-922-0403 www.lcbo.com Located in the fully-restored historic North Toronto station, this 30,000 sq. ft. landmark includes a 145-ft. Venetian clock tower, the great hall, marble walls and brass ticket wickets. Features include gift ideas, vintages area, tasting stations and demonstration kitchen. Mackenzie House Museum 82 Bond St.; 416-392-6915 www.toronto.ca/museums The Greek Revival row-house was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie. Explore the museum, the recreated printshop and gallery featuring changing exhibitions. Markham Museum 9350 Hwy. 48, Markham 905-294-4576 www.markhammuseum.ca Provides informative displays depicting the 19th and early 20th century in Markham. Special events, programs and tours are organized in a true family/educational outing. McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg 888-213-1121, 905-893-1121 www.mcmichael.com Experience the essence of Canada only minutes from Toronto. Rugged landscape art by the famed Group of Seven in a beautiful natural setting. Also features Inuit and First Nations art. Montgomery’s Inn 4709 Dundas St. W.; 416-394-8113 www.toronto.ca/montgomerysinn Experience the life of a traveller 150 years ago. When Thomas Montgomery managed the inn, it was a lively meeting place for the community. Events held throughout the year carry on this tradition. Tea is served Tues. to Sun. museums / HistoriCal sites Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor St. W.; 416-979-7799 www.batashoemuseum.ca Walk on down to the coolest shoebox in town for some family fun. Changing exhibitions, events and programmes make each visit unique. Charming, surprising and only in Toronto. Black Creek Pioneer Village 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.; 416-736-1733 www.blackcreek.ca Experience life in the 1860s. Explore authentic heritage homes, shops and gardens. History comes alive in this restored country village as interpreters demonstrate how Ontario’s settlers lived and worked. Golf The Club at Bond Head 4805 7th Line, Beeton 877-472-6348, 905-778-9400 www.theclubatbondhead.com Featuring 2 world-class golf courses, full service state-of-the-art golf 76 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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