Today marks the first day the Canadian Land Border opens to Americans for almost a year and a half. Many Americans welcomed the opening as they finally had access to their properties, friends and families. Apart from that, many will be crossing the border for tourism which is badly needed by the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry has been decimated, for the past year and a half, and now there is finally some relief.
With that said, here are some places to visit in Toronto and some venues which are once again closed due to the never-ending COVID restrictions.
Kensington Market is an area well worth visiting for those touring Toronto. It has a long history of ethnic small businesses including eateries, bars and a variety of unique shops.
CNE (Canadian National Exhibition)
The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) is once again closed this year due to the incompetence and ineptitude of the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, and his brain-dead councillors at city hall. This is the second year the CNE was closed. Last year, it was closed as everything was, by government officials (except for big box stores).
An alternative to the CNE is Canada’s Wonderland. If you want to visit a great amusement park, check out Canada’s Wonderland.
Queen Street West
Queen Street West is definitely a go to place to visit when in Toronto. This is a a photo of the Drake Hotel. It is an example of enginuity and competence by a small business person who transformed an old relic and the area around it.
Just down the street from the Drake Hotel is the Gladstone Hotel. This is another trendy place to visit for dinner and drinks.
Some things to keep in mind for Americans crossing the land border to Canada. You must be fully vaccinated with proof uploaded to the ArriveCAn app. Hope you have a great time!