Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown
335 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2C2
Phone: (416) 962-4686
Fax: (416) 962-1725
Toronto Parks run the Allan Gardens, one of the oldest parks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This park area consists of a greenhouse, a playground and two fenced areas for unleashed dogs. The sections in the greenhouse are the Tropical House that has a waterwheel, rain tropical plants and exotic flowering plants. The Cool House has a waterfall, pond and citrus trees. The Palm House has bananas, bamboo, Screw Pine and the Cactus House. The garden is open all year round. Shows begin on the first Sunday of December when the garden has wagon rides, carollers, stands selling apple cider and cookies and the shows go on till end December. Spring brings in the blossoming season for several plants in the Cool House during Easter. The Fall show is held in the first weekend of November. The Allan Gardens is a favorite spot for events like weddings and other celebrations.
The Oakham House is a historic structure built and designed by renowned architect William Thomas. It was constructed in 1848 and was used as a residence by Thomas himself. Today, the house is a part of the Ryerson University and consists of a cafe and student pub. The house is available on rental basis for private events like weddings, meetings, conferences and luncheons. For rental rates and other information, please have a look at their website.
St. Luke's United Church is located at Toronto, Canada. The church strives for the betterment of the entire community and offers religious services to its neighborhood. For more details, check website.
The Alexander Wood Statue is situated at the junction of Alexander and Church streets. Alexander Wood (1772 to 1844), a magistrate and merchant, was as notorious as he was famous for his involvement in a controversial scandal of homophobic nature in 1810. However, after his death, he was merited as a distinguished citizen and given credit for his achievements. This statue depicts him standing tall and proud on a platform, donning robes, with a hat in one hand and a baton in another. A plaque captures the essence of his life in a few sentences.
Opened in November 2003 and enjoying a super location in Downtown Toronto, the Yonge-Dundas Square is an open-air public space that hosts events like weekly farmer markets, contemporary concerts, theatrical events, promotions, fireworks displays on holidays and community events. This is a great chance to experience the real spirit of Toronto. Check the website for a list of upcoming events.
With its traditional Neo-Gothic style, exquisite stained glass windows and impressive steeples and spires, this Catholic cathedral resonates as one of Toronto's architectural and spiritual landmarks. St. Michael's Catholic Cathedral is also well-known for its choirs, junior and senior, which perform at various services on Sunday morning. Extremely active in the community, the church has a strong Catholic Women's League and opens its doors for weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The Village is a cultural hub which stretches from Carlton to Bloor and is a melting pot for the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities of Toronto. The place is home to many galleries, theaters, hosts a variety of musical events and is always bustling with activity. It is the venue for Pride Week, Toronto's summer festival. The Village is also an address for many restaurants, bars and fashion stores. The symbol of The Village is a rainbow colored ribbon, which is a representation of The Village's identity. Colloquially the place is also referred to as the Gaybourhood or the Gay Ghetto.
In its belief in the Almighty and the Biblical authority, the Metrolpolitan United Church is very much like any other church. However, the interpretation of the divine teachings and God is where the church differs from others. A whole new approach to the concepts of Baptism, Sacraments and the Bible etc. sets it apart. While being involved in the betterment of the community, the church also aims at molding the future generation. Throughout the week the church holds recitals and prayer meetings. The Volunteer Lounge within the church is a venue let out for meetings.
A famous attraction in the city, the Little Glenn is a bronze statue of a working-class boy pulling a stone obelisk on his four wheel cart. The obelisk has 'To serve and protect', the motto of the police force of Toronto engraved on it. The statue is situated in front of the Metro Toronto Police Headquarters.
This local park was completely refurbished and is now transformed into a community hub. The aim in developing this green space was to create a flexible community venue that doubles up as a park. It has wet zones for kids featuring splash pads, walking paths, a performance stage and a dog park too. However, the highlight is the AIDS Memorial that has been installed in this park.
One of the oldest sections of Toronto, this historic area has grown from a lower class housing area to the largest enclave of Victorian homes in North America. With the advent of the railway business in Canada, a rail complex at the end of the Don River attracted English immigrants fleeing the Great War for the relative safety of Toronto. Much as today, the community was a strong-knit group. The only difference is that today's residents no longer grow cabbages on their front patches of dirt. Today its streets straddle a line between hip and gentrification.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is a community church that strives to bring people together. The ministry is both welcoming and modern in thought. The tall structure is distinguished and beautifully constructed. The edifice is reminiscent of classical construction. The four white pillars and tower add to its charm. But the most striking thing about it is the beautifully and uniquely carved wooden structure of Mother Mary. There is ample space around the church as well. The wooden interiors, altar, isles and huge ceilings are absolutely magnificent. Come by and see the beauty of this edifice for yourself.