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Program #8937RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 6 — Jul 11, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 416-924-0611
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates
Contact hotel directly for current rates and availability. Toll-free: 1-800-847-5075

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 06 - Arrival and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrivals and transfers to the program hotel in the afternoon. Check-in is 4:00 p.m.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Following dinner, you will meet for introductions, a review of the program and site orientation including detailed information regarding use of Toronto's public transportation (buses and subways), and optional sites to explore while you are in Toronto. A weekly transit pass will be provided to participants. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown)

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 416-924-0611
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates
Contact hotel directly for current rates and availability. Toll-free: 1-800-847-5075

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 07 - Toronto: Past and Present/Gooderham & Worts Disti...
Toronto: Past and Present/Gooderham & Worts Distillery/Architecture/Royal Ontario Museum

Note: Today we will use the TTC (public transit). Stairs will be encountered.

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet at the hotel. Includes fresh fruit, fresh bread, pastries & croissants, preserves and butter, cold cereal and milk, eggs scrambled, sausages and bacon, herbed breakfast potatoes, apple and orange juice, yogurt, coffee or tea.

Morning: Join Bruce Bell, a local Torontonian author and well known historian for an entertaining and enlightening presentation on the city of Toronto, past and present, and "how it went from here to there". Then we set out to explore the enchanting neighborhood of Corktown and the popular Distillery District. Learn about the fascinating history of this incredible factory complex, dating back to 1832, with its original cobblestone pathways. Walk through Corktown, now a highly sought after residential and business district of Toronto, it was once the great Irish slum of 19th Century Toronto See Toronto's oldest Cemetery, one of the finest examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture. Hear about the lives of some of Toronto's most prominent residents who are laid to rest there.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the Distillery District.

Afternoon: A guided exploration of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will provide an overview of the many galleries and exhibits followed by free time to explore on your own. Explore an exceptional array of themed galleries throughout the Museum, spanning both world cultures and natural history. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in North America and contains more than six million items and over 40 galleries. It is also the largest museum in Canada and has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history.

Afternoon: A presentation by an architect or member of the design team will explore the evolution of the ROM's architecture from the beginning of the 20th century to the June 2007 opening of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The Crystal, a structure of organically interlocking prismatic forms, turn this important corner of Toronto into a luminous beacon, a veritable showcase of people, events and objects, transforming the entire museum complex into a world-class destination.

Dinner: At a local restaurant

Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 416-924-0611
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates
Contact hotel directly for current rates and availability. Toll-free: 1-800-847-5075

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 08 - Explore Old Town Toronto and St. Lawrence Market\...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Discover Canada's largest and most ethnically diverse city with Toronto's foremost historian Bruce Bell. Bell is the official historian of St. Lawrence Market and St. Lawrence Hall and will take you to places that even locals don't even know about - the hidden gems often overlooked. Explore Old Town Toronto on foot with stops at The Farmers Market, St Lawrence Hall, Toronto's First Post Office (1834) St. James Cathedral as well as various historical sites along the way. The fusion of classic architecture and modern amenities is enhanced by the stunning view of Toronto's skyline.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at St. Lawrence Market or area restaurants.

Afternoon: History comes to life with a guided visit of Fort York National Historic Site. Built in 1793, it is the birthplace of urban Toronto. It is best known as the location where the Battle of York came to its violent climax in 1813 during the War of 1812. The Fort served as the city's primary harbour defence between the 1790s and the 1880s, and was the home of a military garrison until the 1930s.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 416-924-0611
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates
Contact hotel directly for current rates and availability. Toll-free: 1-800-847-5075

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 09 - Multicultural Toronto/University of Toronto/Queen...
Multicultural Toronto/University of Toronto/Queen's Park/Chinatown/Kensington Market/Art Gallery of Ontario

Note: Walking up to 3 miles on flat terrain on today's field trip. Stairs are encountered to access transit and in the Art Gallery.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Set off on foot to explore Queen's Park, Chinatown and Kensington Market. We begin at the University of Toronto with its architectural buildings and long history; visit some of the areas not seen by the public. We will make our way to the seat of Ontario’s Parliament. Here you will learn of the wonderful architecture of the building and hear of some activities behind closed doors. Into Chinatown and Kensington Market the very epicenter of the city - it is a combination of Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and the Meatpacking District with the culture and excitement of a great multicultural city. Continue to learn about this area's fascinating history as we work our way to our lunch destination.

Morning: Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and celebrates over 100 different cultures with over 180 languages spoken. A local expert will provide an in-depth talk on Toronto's vibrant multicultural landscape.

Lunch: Enjoy an authentic Dim Sum lunch in Chinatown.

Afternoon: Uncover the treasures of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with a local expert. Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America. The AGO expanded its facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Canadian collection vividly documents the development of the nation's art heritage since pre-Confederation, including one of the largest and finest Inuit art collections in the world. The AGO also houses the world's largest public collection of works by internationally renowned British sculptor Henry Moore.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to sample from the array of dining options - there's a restaurant to suit every taste. Or join the group leader for dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 416-924-0611
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for rates
Contact hotel directly for current rates and availability. Toll-free: 1-800-847-5075

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 10 - Elgin Winter Garden Theatre/Free Afternoon/Farewe...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning visit the historical Elgin Winter Garden Theatre, a National Historic Site and hailed as one of the most beautiful theatre complexes in the world. It is the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – containing two completely separate and restored Edwardian theatres. With its history of vaudevillian roots, the Elgin is now a sumptuous affair with royal boxes. Magic casts a spell in the Wintergarden so named for its lovely trompe l'oeil paintings and pastoral ambiance. Only open to organized groups when the theatre is not booked for specific special performances.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to enjoy the many culinary venues the city has to offer. Or join the group leader at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: The afternoon is free for independent exploration. Some options: Performing Arts (Sony Centre, Young Peoples Theatre, Canadian Stage Theatre); Gardens & Historic Homes (Toronto Sculpture Garden, Mackenzie House, Allan Gardens Conservatory, Casa Loma); Museums (Art Gallery of Ontario, Bata Shoe Museum, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Tatar Gallery, University of Toronto Art Centre, Gardiner Museum);Other (Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings, University of Toronto).

Dinner: Farewell dinner at Bodega Restaurant. The ambiance in this elegant Victorian Manor provides for a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere while offering a meal that is luxurious and classically French with a cooking style that is fresh and health conscious.

Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 11 - Departure/Program Concludes
Breakfast: Breakfast is served starting at 6:30 a.m.

Morning: Departures after breakfast according to individual travel plans. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Toronto, Ontario
Performing ArtsToronto is home to a number of theatres and other performing arts venues. Mirvish Productions owns and operates four magnificent theatres in downtown Toronto - the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish (formerly the Canon) and the Panasonic - each offering its patrons a unique theatre-going experience. Visit mirvish.com/theatres. Other venues include: Sony Centre for Performing Arts, Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, Young Peoples Theatre, Canadian Stage Theatre, Peoples Theatre, Canadian Stage Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, Four Seasons Centre, Massey Hall and many more.
For additional information, visit: www.torontolivetheatre.com/index.cfm
Gardens & Historic HomesToronto is home to an array of gardens, green spaces and historic homes. Casa Loma, Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Kew Gardens, Toronto Music Garden, Mackenzie House, Allan Gardens Conservatory.
For additional information, visit: www.toronto.worldweb.com/SightsAttractions/ParksGardens/
Arts, Culture, HistoryToronto has a number of world-class museums and historic sites including the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Bata Shoe Museum, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Museum of Inuit Art, Gardiner Museum, Tatar Gallery, University of Toronto Art Centre, Textile Museum, Queen's Park and the Parliament Buildings and historic Fort York. www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/locations.htm
For additional information, visit: www.toronto.worldweb.com/SightsAttractions/Museums/
OtherOther sites of interest: St. Lawrence Market, CN Tower, Canadian Air & Space Museum, Hockey Hall of Fame, Air Canada Centre, Toronto Islands, City Hall, University of Toronto, The Distillery District, Chinatown and P.A.T.H. the underground city.
For additional information, visit: www.toronto.com

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