THE GEEK EXPERIENCE
Want a different kind of adventure? Immerse yourself into a mystery (usually up to an hour), one that you’ll want to escape as soon as possible! These games are not easy, with an average completion rate of roughly 20% overall.
- Escape Games (North York & Mississauga)
- Lost Canada Rooms (685 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor)
- Mayze (2210 Markham Rd, Unit #3)
- Mysterious Minds (322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor)
Toronto has some fabulous art galleries/museums, such as the AGO and Bata Shoe Museum, but it’s also home to some incredibly talented graffiti artists. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll find some gorgeous art to admire around nearly every corner. Here is a (growing) list of great places to view street art, primarily in downtown Toronto.
This vibrant art was found while shopping in the Kensington Market, just off of Spadina Ave (and Nassau St I think.)
I don’t have any pics (yet), but if you’ve ever seen the Rick Mercer Report and always wondered what street/alley is he walking through during his rants, that would be Graffiti Alley just south of Queen Street West/Spadina Avenue.
One thing to remember about graffiti art is that it’s always changing. There are some gorgeous bits to view while riding the subway between Dundas West and Runnymede stations, and you never know what will be there next, and/or what will be gone forever.
FOOD & DRINKS
What is a geek adventure without the right hotel? Here are some of the best places to stay in Toronto.
POP CULTURE EVENTS, COMIC CONS and EXPOS
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor St. E.
(coming soon) Free
The Toronto Comic Book Show
Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson Avenue
Five or six shows throughout the year!
Adults $5, Kids 12 and under Free
This directory of all the fun & geeky ways to experience Toronto will grow when I’ve found more to share. Have a location you’d like me to share? Give me a shout!