I spent 4 days in Toronto, Canada for work last week. Thankfully, I got a few hours to have some fun! I got to visit the CN Tower (above), which is 1815 ft. tall. (The Empire State building is 1250 ft.) It has this really cool “glass floor,” where you can look straight down, 1815 ft. Cool idea. Felt like I was going to puke.
I also took a tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery. It was quick and fun, and TripAdvisor had listed it as one of the top things to do in Toronto. I don’t know if it was a top sight… but I had a nice time. At the end, I sampled some beer. They make a premium pilsner. They talked a lot about it using a lot of the European techniques, and about using natural ingredients. It was fine… nothing to write home about, but a decent way to spend an hour in a different city. It makes me want to check out the Brooklyn Brewery, with one of my favorite beers, finally.
We also ate at Wayne Gretsky’s — how awesome is that? It had a revolving Wayne Gretsky figurine playing hockey at the top of the restaurant. Food was sub-par, as you could imagine, but it was fun to see all of his all sports paraphernalia and all the hockey glory. It felt very Canadian! And, the restaurant was connected to the famous comedy troupe: The Second City, so we popped in for a show before going back to our hotels.
All in all, I found Toronto to be really pretty… until the G8/G20 protesters destroyed it.