Went into a mall on Queen Street in which I could seriously get lost and never been found. And I do not mean lost like "lost shopping" but lost like a 5 year old at carnival road march. I did not buy anything at the time because they are all pretty much the same American stuff except in 2 languages French and English. I forgot to bring my coins to patronize the street performers and guys giving out free info on Islam.
Despite popular belief there are beggars and street people in Toronto. Or maybe they are just people dressed as hippies dancing in the road high on drugs or something. A large Chinese and Indian population.
I would say its well worth the 40 CAD per person for the experience alone. Lines move quickly and the boat hold alot of people without being crowd. Its pretty much a 1 hour long trip. Wear shorts because jeans will get wet.
The ship went a bit too close to the falls to the point where I had to put my camera into my pocket because the water spray was running down my face. If they did not provide the red ponchos I would be sucked down to my underwear. I really did not need to be THAT close to the fall. lol.
The tourist on the USA side wore blue and orange ponchos probably because it is a different tour companies or they dont want people jumping off into the water and swimming across. But you can tell the water is deep, vortexs everywhere and there are cliffs on bother sides - IT WOULD NOT BE AN EASY SWIM. I could barely hear the guide on the loud speaker because of the constant hum of falling water but he was not saying much apart from facts and such.
It was a 3 hour drive from where I was staying to get there so....far. Lots to do in the town, go karting, water park, casino. A real tourist trap right beside the falls.
Whenever I am at a airport I always try to get rid of all my extra coins since foreign exchange cambios wont take them when you leave the country in which they are used. Canada's smallest paper note is a 5 dollar bill which leaves me in a spot. Luckily Starbucks had a cheese croissant for exactly the coinage I had left. It was good too. Canada is really big on the recycling thing as well. French and English everywhere.
In summer there is still a chill in the air. Winter must be super fun. They say its 3 islands but its more like one big island with 3 little rivers. For such a big park I am surprised there was not a single nuts-man hustling on the grounds.
Random shops, vintage clothes, food and craft markets. Had a great time, could have spent all day just going around the streets sampling everything. Would visit again, if only to stop by the china man selling old cds; 4 for 10$. Forgot to take a picture of his stop because my camera was already dead but enjoy the cell phone shots below.