I am travelling to Toronto on the 12th of June.
It is a city I have never been too, and so, as a member of Gen Y and someone who basically cannot live without the internet, I headed online to do some researching.
Having grown up in places where there is a HUGE tourism industry (Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore) I (stupidly) assumed that tourist attractions were obvious.
So this is what I typed into google:
‘Tourist Attractions in Toronto’
and this is the list I got:
-Historic For York
-Musee des beaux-arts de l’Ontario
-Hockey Hall of Fame
-Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
-Roger’s Centre Tour Experience
-The Bata Shoe Museum
Now… I don’t want to be mean to the Canadians… and I’m sure that the blame for the first 7 suggestions of tourist attractions in Toronto has more to do with google’s word search than the tourism board….
A Hockey hall of fame and a shoe museum?
Sigh. They make it too easy.
No wonder South Park rips into them.
Now it occurs to me, that as I know people in Toronto, I can probably just ask them what is fun to do and I don’t need to rely on stupid google.
I will be in the city for ten days before I head up to the Summer Camp which is the reason for drawing me there. I’m sure there are fun bars and clubs to go hang out in, and i’m sure I will have a great time.
But really? REALLY? A shoe museum.
Oh Canada. You worry me.