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Tykeanaut
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posted 03-19-2010 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am visiting Toronto and 'around and about' to celebrate my big Five-o this summer. Can anyone recommend some space places to visit without boring my wife too much! Thanks.

jut2y
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posted 03-19-2010 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jut2y   Click Here to Email jut2y     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I lived and worked in Toronto for a couple of years back in the eighties, I cant really remember anything space related.

I do have a good friend that lives just outside the city limits I'll email him and enquire for you.

Saying that CN Tower, Skydome, Casa Loma, Air Canada centre new home of the leafs. Niagra falls China town, Greek town will you have time for space.

jut2y
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posted 03-19-2010 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jut2y   Click Here to Email jut2y     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
Can anyone recommend some space places to visit without boring my wife too much!
I have spoken to my friend Jim.

If you email me offline I will forward you to him direct, he has said he will happily put you in the right direction.

alanh_7
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posted 03-19-2010 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live just outside Toronto and work in the city. There are not too many space related places. I wish there were.

There is an excellent aviation museum about 90 minute drive from Toronto at Hamilton Mt. Hope airport called the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. It is a flying museum with historic aircraft in flying condition. They have one of only two (I believe) Avro Lancaster bombers in airworthy condition.

Also there is the Canadian Air and Space Museum located at Downsview Airbase.

Compared to some of the U.S counterparts and the CASM it may be a disappointment but is a good place spend an afternoon.

Look for the new Hubble 3d IMAX film at the Ontario Science Center Located at Don Mills.

If you want a weekend away from Toronto on a long driving trip I can recommend the U.S Air Force Museum in Dayton. It's an eight hour drive each way but well worth the weekend. I did it last September and it was great.

I hope this helps. The weather has been great and Toronto is a good place to visit. I hope you enjoy your stay.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-19-2010 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Ontario Science Center is a must see. All hands on exhibits, there is something for everyone.

Not really space related but the Royal Ontario Museum is a treasure.

Spent four years in TO at Ryerson University, those were my two favorite spots.

alanh_7
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posted 03-19-2010 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree the Royal Ontario Museum is great and the new galleries are open now. One of the best dinosaur exhibits anywhere. Its in a good location with lots of restaurants in the area. And if you have kids the new galleries are all interactive.

Not space related but the Art Gallery of Ontario has the National Georgraphic "King Tut - the Golden King and great Pharaohs" exhibit running into April 18. I have seen it and it is well worth the cost.

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-19-2010 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks all, I think that's plenty to be going on with. I'm also going to see the Blue Jays, so I think I'll be well occupied.

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