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  • #598612
    nnuts
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    I’ve set up this shidduch where the guy’s traveling to date a girl in Toronto. What’s typically done on first and second dates there? I know here it’s lounges, coffeehouses, boardwalks or restaurants- depending on your circles. What’s expected there?

    #798727
    uneeq
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    I dont know but I would check mikomos.

    #798728
    HadaLXTP
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    I think nnuts is trying to find out what is appropriate for a first date in Toronto, as opposed to what’s done in Brooklyn, etc.

    #798729
    Toi
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    im from toronto- hotel lobby/ hotel lounge for a drink and shmooze. zehu

    #798730
    nnuts
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    Toi- would that hold true for a second date too?

    #798731
    HadaLXTP
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    What about 2nd or 3rd date?

    #798733
    Toi
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    toronto is a regular city. im not sure if you guys expected ice fishing. regular rules apply

    #798734

    I think doing fun nice enjoyable things together is smart. There is Toronto Island. A ferry takes you across Lake Ontario and then when you get to the Island, there is a beautiful scene to see, swan rides, gardens etc.

    The ride to the top of the CN tower is cool. Or check out the Royal Ontario Museum. Unless he’s a cohen cause they have a real Mummy from Egypt in there.

    Umm…what about the art museum? What about the lake front just going for a walk ? Its not like NY. Its so clean, and a pleasure to walk around. If the shidduch is in late august then you can go to the Exibition, which comes once a year.

    #798735
    minyan gal
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    You can always go to Casa Loma.

    #798736
    nnuts
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    Going to direct the boy to this page…

    Thanks arwsf! You’ve wonderful, different suggestions. I’m even tempted to visit, haha.

    minyan gal- what’s Casa Loma?

    toi- ice fishing, that made me guffaw, thanks

    #798737
    Toi
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    casa loma is an old castle built by an important british dude. very coo. for some reason it was never finished dont remember why. nice to know theres a toronto community here. i was getting a little sick of brooklyn hack

    #798738
    TheGoq
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    Hockey Hall of Fame, come on what girl wouldn’t want to see the Stanley Cup?

    #798739
    cshapiro
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    Idk what type they r but center island is nice kinda like the equivelant to central park u could walk around, rent bikes or canoes…theres the eX which is kinda like a state fair but its just the last two weeks of the summer…there r many kosher resturants and cafes along and odd bathurst st…down town is cool also but idk how appropriate for a first date…make sure he has a GPS!!!

    #798740
    minyan gal
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    Then of course, they can always take a trip to Honest Ed’s and look for bargains – just beware of the sloped floor. Now, Honest Ed’s is a true “Toronto only” kind of place, steeped in history.

    #798741
    Toi
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    ah minyan gal you make me proud. wonderful place. just wonderful

    #798742

    Kensington market, if they like hippies.

    #798743
    Toi
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    im not sure thats a an appropriate venue for a date. try near harborfront. nicely designed and very cool at night

    #798744
    bein_hasdorim
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    nnuts; out of brooklyn, the girl comes in her car, meets the parents of boy, picks up the boy in her car, goes to a fancy restaurant

    on first date, she pays of course. She asks the boy if he has any experience cooking, baking, cleaning, and shopping.

    It a whole different ball game dude! u know i’m j/k.

    youre the boss, do what u want as long as its fun and appropriate.

    #798745
    minyan gal
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    Toi: I visit TO quite often as my kids live there. Once when I was there in late December, there was a picture in the paper of people lined up for at least 2 blocks because Honest Ed’s was giving away free turkeys. They always seem to have some gimmick to attract crowds. I must admit that I haven’t actually been there in many years. Ed and his family have done a lot for Toronto.

    #798747
    Toi
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    ya i think he died. nebach

    #798748
    yichusdik
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    Ed Mirvish passed away in 2007. What some may not know is that he was a big baal tzedakah, and was friendly with many in the frum community in Toronto.

    Depending on the time of year, Yorkville at Bay and Bloor is a nice place for a walk, as is the area known as “The Beaches” east of downtown along Queen St. and the boardwalk.

    There are a number of nice kosher restaurants in the city, but unfortunately, the classiest one, 398 West, recently closed its doors. Try Marron or Bistro Grande on Eglinton.

    #798749
    Toi
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    yichusdik im impressed.i was at all those places w my wife. the beaches arent so well known and are gorgeous. modesty, or lack thereof, is a problem both at the beaches and yorkville, and for sure at this time of year

    #798750
    zahavasdad
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    Make sure you dress warm , Bring some snow boots

    You can go Ice Skating, Skiing or have a Curling tournament

    #798751
    yichusdik
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    ZD, maybe you would have liked our July. temperatures hovered around 100 Farenheit, little rain, and not a polar bear in sight. Yesterday was about 88 F.

    TOI, I suppose the modesty issue is the same as it is anywhere in the summertime. Unfortunately that is today’s reality.

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