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Michael Graves
4-Mar-2015, 08:01
Going to be there with my 4x5 Chamonix, three or four lenses, a bunch of film and my wife. Any "do not miss" things I should look for?

Ari
4-Mar-2015, 08:06
Some good ideas here: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?101950-Toronto

cowanw
4-Mar-2015, 08:11
What time of year will you be coming.
The Contact festival in May is always interesting
http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/

sanking
4-Mar-2015, 08:26
Do you know Bob Carnie? bob@bobcarnieprintmaking.ca

He has a new place called Bob Carnie Printmaking, on 1840 Danforth Avenue.

Sandy

Michael Graves
4-Mar-2015, 08:30
Sorry. Very unspecific request. My bad. I'm going this weekend. My understanding is that it will be overcast Saturday with a possibility of the sun peeking out on Sunday. I'm mostly interested in the historical aspects of the city and not in seeing exhibitions. If I had one more day...I'd want to spend it visiting exhibitions.

vinny
4-Mar-2015, 08:33
sneak up on bob carnie.

cowanw
4-Mar-2015, 09:01
Well there is Fort York
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=b59c2271635af310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

bob carnie
4-Mar-2015, 09:05
We are having a talk and opening of Dave Hunsbergers work. talk starts at 930 am and some Mennonite nibblys afterword.. $20 per person for the talk and food.

open on sunday too. 1840 Danforth .. on the main subway line so easy to get too.
If you meet a guy by the name of Dinesh he will try to sell you a very large tower here, Ignore him.

Sorry. Very unspecific request. My bad. I'm going this weekend. My understanding is that it will be overcast Saturday with a possibility of the sun peeking out on Sunday. I'm mostly interested in the historical aspects of the city and not in seeing exhibitions. If I had one more day...I'd want to spend it visiting exhibitions.

jnanian
4-Mar-2015, 09:06
at the roundhouse they used to do the RPS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
not sure if they do that over the top, event still, but the bierre is pretty good.
if you aren't quite sure what rochambeau is .. this wasn't in toronto but vegas ..


https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIQUKvdUXUEAuRL7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTByZ2N0cmxpBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMg--?p=%22RPS+WORLD+CHAMPIONSHIP%22&vid=b045ee3fb211c86baf3656bb7f8a706e&l=2%3A14&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DVN.608054686841636961%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhRIXXCe0Hi0&tit=Rock+Paper+Scissors+RPS+Championship+%2450%2C000+Las+Vegas+Event&c=1&sigr=11bj1maeh&sigt=11s92jajl&sigi=11rohkj4b&age=1220846811&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&fr=yfp-t-901&tt=b

Fred L
4-Mar-2015, 10:22
The Distillery District has some interesting buildings but it will probably be over run with tourists etc. (no offence ha ha). Although if you do find yourself there, go to Soma chocolates, you won't be disappointed.

Unfortunately, Toronto razed much of it's historical architecture so it won't have the same appeal as Montreal or Chicago kind of thing. I personally like the Financial District (King and Bay Sts.), lots of lines and contrast to play with. Some very good restaurants and pubs in the area as well.

Mat5121
4-Mar-2015, 10:43
I always enjoy visiting Toronto Island and find it very interesting in the Winter. If you head to Harborfront, which has some interesting features of it's own, you will find the ferry docks but you will also be in proximity to the Distillery District as well as the Financial District. I'd start there and see where your mood takes you.

cowanw
4-Mar-2015, 11:00
PS it's cold up here now.

Ari
4-Mar-2015, 13:16
Or, if you'd like to visit an institution that's about to crumble and self-destruct, you can go to a Maple Leafs game. :)
Sorry, Leaf fans; it's been a tough year for you.
Again.

Michael Graves
4-Mar-2015, 13:33
Or, if you'd like to visit an institution that's about to crumble and self-destruct, you can go to a Maple Leafs game. :)
Sorry, Leaf fans; it's been a tough year for you.
Again.

That's actually pretty funny. I remember the Montreal Expos. Used to hit one of their games three or four times a year. Buy the cheap seats and sit anywhere you want. Get to know the other guy that came.

Andrew O'Neill
4-Mar-2015, 13:41
For pure entertainment... and a good laugh, check out a Leafs' game....;)

Ari
4-Mar-2015, 14:59
That's actually pretty funny. I remember the Montreal Expos. Used to hit one of their games three or four times a year. Buy the cheap seats and sit anywhere you want. Get to know the other guy that came.

I used to love going to Expos games, and the team will always have a soft spot for me; in 1994, we had the best team and the best record in baseball. Then Bud Selig called a strike.
The rest is...maddening.

Two23
9-Mar-2015, 19:08
I'd go for the shop windows of China Town


Kent in SD

trev2401
6-Apr-2015, 02:59
Going to be there with my 4x5 Chamonix, three or four lenses, a bunch of film and my wife. Any "do not miss" things I should look for?

Your wife..... :D

Geoffrey Poulton
6-Apr-2015, 05:27
This is my first post on this forum and I suspect it's too late to be of any use.
I'm from Gt Britain and spent 10 days in Toronto following my son's wedding. I was able to walk for 8 to 9 hours every day for 10 days.
I think St James' Park may be of interest, it is the older part of the city. I think there are photo opportunities there. Then there is Kensington Market, which is colourful (you may stick out like a sore thumb with a LF camera!). When I was there I had a 35mm with me and Kensington Market offered some interesting reportage type photographs.
I've just looked back up the list and see that I'm about four weeks too late, but I'll leave this information on here for anyone else who might find it useful.