August 14, 2011 5:01 am at 5:01 am #598612
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?August 14, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #798727uneeqMember
I dont know but I would check mikomos.August 14, 2011 5:33 am at 5:33 am #798728HadaLXTPMember
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.August 14, 2011 7:15 am at 7:15 am #798729
im from toronto- hotel lobby/ hotel lounge for a drink and shmooze. zehuAugust 14, 2011 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #798730
Toi- would that hold true for a second date too?August 14, 2011 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #798731HadaLXTPMember
What about 2nd or 3rd date?August 14, 2011 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #798733
toronto is a regular city. im not sure if you guys expected ice fishing. regular rules applyAugust 15, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am #798734always runs with scissors fastParticipant
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.August 15, 2011 1:19 am at 1:19 am #798735
You can always go to Casa Loma.August 15, 2011 4:17 am at 4:17 am #798736
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, thanksAugust 15, 2011 7:45 am at 7:45 am #798737
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 hackAugust 15, 2011 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #798738TheGoqParticipant
Hockey Hall of Fame, come on what girl wouldn’t want to see the Stanley Cup?August 15, 2011 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #798739cshapiroMember
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!!!August 15, 2011 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #798740
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.August 15, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #798741
ah minyan gal you make me proud. wonderful place. just wonderfulAugust 16, 2011 2:02 am at 2:02 am #798742always runs with scissors fastParticipant
Kensington market, if they like hippies.August 16, 2011 6:00 am at 6:00 am #798743
im not sure thats a an appropriate venue for a date. try near harborfront. nicely designed and very cool at nightAugust 16, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #798744bein_hasdorimParticipant
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.August 16, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #798745
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.August 17, 2011 8:46 am at 8:46 am #798747
ya i think he died. nebachAugust 17, 2011 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #798748yichusdikParticipant
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.August 17, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #798749
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 yearAugust 17, 2011 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #798750zahavasdadParticipant
Make sure you dress warm , Bring some snow boots
You can go Ice Skating, Skiing or have a Curling tournamentAugust 17, 2011 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #798751yichusdikParticipant
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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