There is so much to do in TO, I don't know where to start. Silly me, of course, THE yarn store is first!
There are many wonderful yarn shops in Toronto, but Romni can be called the largest in Toronto, and maybe in Canada.
ROMNI WOOLS, 658 Queen Street West, two blocks west of Bathurst (416) 703-0202. Open everyday, but phone to check on their hours. Located in downtown TO in the latest "in" area.
This is the one shop to visit while in Toronto, it carries every brand you can name, Rowan, AS, Patons, Collentte, mostly natural (wools and cottons) yarns. It is very large, and not overly tidy but clean. Their staff will leave you alone to touch and fondle, but if you need help, just ask. They will help you find substitutes if needed, and less expensive yarns than patterns call for. You can find some real special yarns here if you look.
The area itself has lots of small shops, second-hand junk shops, cafes, grunchy atmosphere, very ethnic, great area for people watching.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT - NON-KNIT
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (ROM), corner of Bloor Street and University. It is located in a upper scale area, has some great displays.
SKY DOME, located beside the CN TOWER on Front Street, west of University. The Sky Dome is home of the TO Blue Jays, and the CN Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the world. You can go to the top of the tower, and well worth the view on a clear day.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO (AGO), corner of Dundas Street West and McCaul, excellent displays and located on the edge of "China Town", very ethnic.
EATON CENTRE, is TO's largest in-door mall. Situated between Dundas and Queen, and Yonge and Bay.
CHAPTERS, Bloor Street West, between Avenue and Bay. Just opened, a great new book store, multi levels, lots of books and magazines. Comfortable chairs and couches all thru. Near the ROM in a very up-scale part of down-town.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST BOOK STORE, Edward Street, one block north of the Eaton's Centre, off Yonge Street. Excellent variety of books, and definitely the world's largest.
HARBOURFRONT is a strip of attractions along the harbour west from Yonge Street, along Queens Quay (pronounced key), nice shops, theatre, bike riding, antique market.
ONTARIO PLACE, located along the edge of the lake, west from Harbourfront. Park and recreation area with restaurants, children's play and water area, good for picnics, home of Cinisphere where IMAX films made their debut.
THE SCIENCE CENTRE, located in the east end, at Don Mills Road and Eglinton. Great place to visit with or without kids, lots of hands-on displays. Good for half a day.
THE METRO ZOO, located in the east end. Take the 401 highway east to Meadowvale Road North, and follow the signs. Allow for a whole day, and bring a picnic lunch. There are lots of displays, and even MacDonalds to eat at.
For more tourist info, call 1-800-363-1990 in North America. They will also send you tourist stuff by mail.