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A Toronto Man Got Sent A Box Of Water In A Meal Kit & He'd Like Some Answers

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A Toronto Meal Kit Came With A Plastic Box Full Of Water & We're So Confused

Meal delivery services can often make cooking a lot simpler by separating and pre-portioning each ingredient, but one Toronto man is wondering if there is such a thing as too much pre-packaging.

Taylor Rivers posted a photo of this Toronto meal kit containing water in a tweet on December 8.

Rivers, a filmmaker and comedian in Toronto, said the packaged water was provided as part of a virtual cooking class his friend had ordered, to be used for a pan-roasted artisan Cornish hen recipe. 

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Jessica Rodrigues, Director of Communications for The McEwan Group, which manufactures the meal delivery kits, told Narcity over email that the implications of the tweet were out of context.

Rodrigues explained that the package was created in partnership with a client who asked that all parts of their recipe be included in the mail-out.

"They essentially asked that we assume nothing," Rodrigues said.

"This was a one-off and our team has ensured food is packaged properly to avoid any food wastage and to ensure proper safety precautions during this time," she added.

Rivers said he did not get to taste the water before his friend used it all in the recipe.

"Plain ol' tap water for me," he said.

There is so much more to do in Prince Edward County than just drinking wine at vineyards.

The area was ranked one of the best vacation spots in Canada, according to Vacay.

Here you can find one of the largest dunes in the world, breathtaking floral fields, and incredible accommodations like the June Motel and Drake Devonshire.

Explore A Massive Sunflower Field

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Price: $8.00 per person

Address: 886 County Rd. 10, Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Sunflower Fields Ice Cream Shoppe, you can not only see a giant garden of golden flowers but enjoy a frozen dessert.

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Say Hello To Fluffy Alpacas

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Price: Free

Address: 500 Closson Rd., Hillier, ON

Why You Need To Go: When at SHED Chetwyn Farms, you can view the adorable alpacas without paying a thing.

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Watch A Movie At A Drive-In

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Price: $30.00 per vehicle

Address: 1521 Prince Edward County Rd. 1, Bloomfield, ON

Why You Need To Go: Everyone in your car can enjoy two movies under the stars at Mustang Drive-In PEC.

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Stop And Smell The Lavender

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Price: $5.00 per person

Address: 17461 Loyalist Pkwy., Wellington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Millefleurs is a dreamy spot to go for a walk next to the thousands of lavender plants.

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Dine On A Waterfront Patio

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Price: 💸💸

Address: 24 Wharf St., Wellington, ON

Why You Need To Go: The view from the Drake Devonshire's waterfront patio is hard to beat. It is the perfect spot to go for brunch or a mouthwatering dinner.

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Visit A Dune & Beaches

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Price: $10.84 per vehicle

Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: While at Sandbanks Provincial Park, you can visit the world's largest baymouth barrier dune and go for a swim at the three sandy beaches.

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Eat At A Colourful Diner

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Price: 💸

Address: 166 Picton Main St., Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: At the Vic Drive-In, you can stuff your face with comfort food like burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes.

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Go For A Swim

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Price: $25.00 per person

Address: 349 Wellington Main St., Wellington, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you are in Miami as you relax next to the swimming pool at The Lakeside Motel. Here you can pay a fee to gain pool access.

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Treat Yourself To Ice Cream

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Price: 💸

Address: 232 Picton Main St., Prince Edward, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Slickers, you can try a scoop of their delicious small-batch ice cream.

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On Wednesday, July 28, Dr. Deena Hinshaw provided an Alberta COVID-19 update to the public for the first time in over a month.

The health official noted that 194 new COVID-19 cases have been reported over the past 24 hours. "Cases have risen recently, almost entirely in those who have not been fully vaccinated," she said.

She went on to say that "we are making changes to bring COVID-19 measures in line with how we handle other respiratory illnesses." She said that the first changes will happen tomorrow.

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What's changing?

The first change is that "quarantine will no longer be universally, legally required for close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases." In addition, routine, asymptomatic testing for close contacts will also be stopping. Hinshaw said that anyone experiencing symptoms should still isolate from others and can still get tested.

Further, contact tracers will no longer be calling close contacts. Positive cases can notify their close contacts themselves, when possible.

Come August 16, "provincial mask mandates on transit, taxis, and ride-shares will be lifted," said the top doctor. Masks may still be required at vaccination sites, hospitals and continuing care facilities.

Also starting August 16, "isolation will no longer be universally, legally required if you test positive for COVID-19, although it may be required in some high-risk settings. It will, however, continue to be recommended in all settings," said Hinshaw. Though, staying home when sick is still strongly recommended.

"We will no longer recommend that all those with mild symptoms seek testing, but rather should stay home until they are feeling better. Testing will be available to Albertans where it is needed to make treatment decisions."

After August 31, testing for COVID-19 will be available for patients whose symptoms are severe enough to need care in hospitals or physician's clinics."

While cases are climbing in Alberta, more health measures have been amended. Some of these mandates will be different in high-risk settings such as continuing care facilities.

Montréal

Cet astronaute de la NASA partage des photos magnifiques de Montréal vue de l'espace

Ça fait changement de la vue du Mont-Royal sur le centre-ville! 🏙️

Peu importe l'angle, la métropole est magnifique. C'est ce que l'on découvre dans les nouvelles photos de Montréal vue de l'espace partagées par l'astronaute français de la NASA Thomas Pesquet ce 25 juillet dans une publication Instagram.

« Montréal, siège de l'Agence spatiale Canadienne et théâtre de l'exploit de Nadia Comăneci aux JO de 1976… ! » a écrit l'astronaute en description de la photographie.

Les photos de Pesquet montrent le centre-ville de Montréal et son cœur vert qu'est le parc du Mont-Royal et les arrondissements qui l'entourent. On y voit même un bout de Longueuil.

L'astronaute est connu sur les réseaux sociaux pour partager des clichés magnifiques de la terre lorsqu'il l'a survole.

Montréal semble être une ville qui lui tient à cœur, c'est sûrement pourquoi il a partagé sa vue de l'espace au grand public.

« De mon côté j'ai d'excellents souvenirs de mon année d'études là-bas. Moi aussi je reviendrai à Montréal! », est-il écrit dans la suite de la description de la photo.

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The women of Team Canada are running the show at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

As the Olympics approach the mid-way stage, all nine of Canada's medals so far have been won by the country's female athletes.

And not only are Team Canada's women winning medals, but they're also re-writing the history books at the same time.

As it stands on July 28, swimmer Penny Oleksiak has won two medals in the swimming pool – a bronze in the 200-metre freestyle event and a silver in the women's 4x100-metre relay, where she was joined by team members Kayla Sanchez, Margaret Mac Neil and Rebecca Smith. Mac Neil also won gold in the 100-metre butterfly.

More wins for the women of Team Canada

Also in the pool, Kylie Masse picked up a silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke event, posting a time of 57.72 seconds. She only narrowly missed out on the gold medal by just over two-tenths of a second.

Weightlifter Maude Charron won a gold medal in the Olympic weightlifting event with a successful lift of 131kg.

Jessica Klimkait made history as the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in judo's 57-kilogram division and then Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won bronze after defeating Venezuela's Anriquelis Barrios in the 63-kilogram division.

Canada's softball team won the country's first-ever medal, beating Mexico 3-2 to claim bronze.

Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu earned silver with their beautiful synchronized diving performance on the 3-metre springboard. This was their Olympic debut as a duo.

Penny Oleksiak won her second medal in the pool and became Team Canada's most-decorated Summer Olympics athlete. She has now amassed one gold medal, two silvers and three bronze medals throughout her career.

La saison estivale bat son plein dans la métropole, alors si tu ne sais pas quoi faire ce week-end du 30 juillet au 1 août, voici sept activités à moins de 30 $ pour passer un week-end de rêve.

Avec ce petit budget tu pourrais encore faire des activités amusants sans laisser toutes tes économies, que ce soit pour participer à des concerts, faire une balade en scooter, ou jouer au basket sur une œuvre d'art, cette liste vaut le coup d'œil.

Écoute un concert au Club Balattou

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Coût : 10 $

Quand : Vendredi, samedi et dimanche à 21h, ouverture de la billetterie à la porte à 20 h

Adresse : 4372, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Les Productions Nuits d'Afrique organisent l'événement Cabaret acoustique Nuits d'Afrique au Club Balattou ce week-end. C'est donc l'occasion d'aller voir des artistes en concerts comme Ndaka Yo WIñi, un talent reconnu de la scène musicale angolaise, qui fera son show ce vendredi.

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Fais une visite guidée des murales

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Coût : 25 $

Quand : Samedi, départ à 13 h 30

Adresse : Rendez-vous à la place de la Paix au 1182, boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Si tu as envie d'en apprendre plus sur la naissance des murales à Montréal, sache que tu peux faire une visite de deux heures avec un.e guide, en passant par le boulevard St-Laurent, la zone du Festival MURAL et le Quartier des spectacles. C'est la sortie culturelle parfaite pour prendre une marche!

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Mange une « crotte de licorne »

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Prix : 5,75 $ hors taxes

Adresse : 1320, rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Iconoglace propose des crèmes glacées véganes qui sortent de l'ordinaire, va donc tester l'option « Crotte de Licorne » pour ajouter un peu de magie à ton week-end.

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Participe a un concert en plein air de Chorus Trio

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Coût : 5 $

Quand : Samedi de 18h30 à 20h

Adresse : Pavillon du Parcours Gouin, 10905, rue Basile Routhier, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Le groupe de musique montréalais Chorus Trio organise un concert en plein air au pavillon du Parcours Gouin, ce qui est parfait pour prendre un bain d'air frais et chouchouter tes oreilles les pieds dans l'herbe.

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Sens toi comme à Moscou dans ce nouveau bar russe

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Prix : Tous les mets sont à 15 $ maximum, 12 $ maximum le cocktail, 29 $ le pichet

Adresse : 1228, rue Stanley, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : C'est l'occasion unique de découvrir la gastronomie russe dans un décor atypique, sans parler des pichets de cocktails décadents et du bar dédié au Moscow Mule.

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Va faire un basket sur une œuvre d'art

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Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Vendredi, samedi et dimanche

Adresse : Au parc Sœur-Madeleine-Gagnon sur la rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : L'artiste Franco a réalisé une œuvre d'art en partenariat avec MURALfestival sur le terrain de basket du parc Sœur-Madeleine-Gagnon, alors amène ta gang et ton ballon et va vivre une expérience sportive hors-du-commun.

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Offre toi une virée en scooter électrique

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Coût : 30 $ pour 2 h

Quand : Vendredi, samedi et dimanche

Adresse : 80 Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC ou 18 Beaubien E, Montréal, QC ou 625 Saint-Maurice, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Tu peux arpenter les rues de ta ville d'une tout autre manière en louant des scooters électriques pour deux heures. Alors, amène ta personne préférée faire une virée en deux roues!

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If you love ice cream and Hennessy but can't take a shot for the life of you, Reign Dessert Cafe may have the perfect pregame solution.

Their boozy scoops come in five in-house-made flavours, including Hennything For You made with Hennesy, Déjà Brew made with Baileys, Rum Forest Rum made with Bacardi and matcha, Too Fire made with Fireball and Whiskey Business made with Jack Daniels and honey.

Each litre of ice cream only has about one shot worth of alcohol in it, so you don't need to worry about getting too tipsy while you indulge unless you plan on eating a few pints.

A single scoop costs $6, and if you're looking to feast, you can get a double for $9. Since each signature flavour is made with alcohol, you must be 19 years old or older to order.

The new dessert cafe opened on July 24 in Markham, with a host of delicious treats and ice cream flavours, both boozy and regular.

Their most popular non-boozed-infused flavours are Monster Cookie, Unicorn, and Strawberry Shortcake. A single scoop of each will only run your $4 or $5.50 for a double scoop.

They also serve waffles in over nine flavours and signature drinks like Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade, Strawberry Milk Latte, and classic coffee drinks like espressos and teas.

The cafe itself is filled with Instagramable corners, including a flower wall and neon signs so you can grab the perfect pic with your dessert.

Reign Dessert Cafe

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Cuisine: Ice Cream

Address: 302 Copper Creek Dr., Markham, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This new dessert cafe has original in-house boozy ice cream flavours, oreo waffles and signature drinks.

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Whether you're indoors or outside under the blazing hot sun, there's a way to prevent overheating during your workout.

Unlike a regular bath towel, a cooling towel can help regulate your body temperature and even protect you from the sun if you're out hiking, biking or jogging (but we still recommend lathering on sunscreen).

You can get the IDEATECH Cooling Towel 4 Pack on Amazon Canada for just $12.99.

They come in four different colours: pink, orange, blue and green. They're made out of polyester and polyamide which is a soft, quick-drying material that can soak up all your sweat.

Even famous athletes use cooling towels. Serena Williams endorses the MISSION Athletecare Enduracool Towel that you can get for $22.35 on Amazon Canada.

The next time you're at the gym, just soak the cooling towel under cold water for one minute. Then, wring the excess water out and snap it a few times for a refreshing cool-down. You'll be so relieved.

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Details: These aren't your average towels! They're designed to bring your body temperature down so you don't overheat during a sweat-filled workout this summer. You can bring one on your next hike or bike trip, too.

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25 Unforgettable Tours You Can Book If You're Looking For Something To Do In & Around Toronto

Fly over the city in a helicopter or check out the light show at Niagara Falls!

Warmer weather is here and travel restrictions are finally easing up across Canada. If you've been planning to visit Toronto for a while now, then this summer's a good time as restaurants and attractions begin to open.

We teamed up with our friends at Get Your Guide to get you a 10% discount when you book a guided tour between now and September 21. Just use the promo code NARCITY10 at checkout (and you can only use it once).

Here are 25 of the most popular tours you can book if you're looking for something fun to do in The Six.

Harbour And Islands Sightseeing Cruise

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Price: $26.55 per person

Details: Cruise along the Toronto harbour and snap some gorgeous pics of the city skyline with this one-hour boat tour. You'll also get a chance to see some of the top spots on the Toronto Islands like Hanlan's Point, the Island Yacht Club and the wildlife sanctuary.

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Niagara Falls Classic Full-Day Tour By Bus

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Price: $99 per person

Details: Spend a full day in Niagara (with transportation from Toronto and back) and take in the beauty of the Falls. This tour comes with three options: lunch with a boat cruise, just the boat cruise, or a ticket to the Niagara Skywheel. You'll also have some free time during the day to check out the souvenir shops and observation decks.

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Niagara Falls Day Trip

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Price: $109 per person

Details: This day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto is great for early birds and will get you back in Toronto in time for dinner. It includes a structured wine tasting at an award-winning winery with some time to explore a nearby country market and other vineyards. Then you'll hop back on the bus and check out a bunch of fun spots like the Floral Clock and Whirlpool Rapids before getting to the Falls (with plenty of million-dollar homes to drool over along the way).

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City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

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Price: $158.20 per person

Details: See the big city from the sky with a helicopter tour that'll bring you eye-to-eye with the CN Tower. The helicopter has floor-to-ceiling glass, so you won't miss a thing even at a thrilling speed of 100 miles an hour!

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Haunted Night Walking Tours

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Price: $28.24 per person

Details: If you're into ghost stories and unsolved mysteries, learn more about the dark side of Toronto with four haunted walking tour options. Your cloaked guide will fill you in on the haunting histories of all the different buildings and locations, all at night, of course.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

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Price: $26.13 ($29.04)

Details: Take the stress out of planning how you're going to get around with a flexible hop-on hop-off ticket that costs less than an Uber ride. You can tag along with a guide or explore places like the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum and St Lawrence Market on your own.

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Taste of Niagara-On-The-Lake Day Trip

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Price: $150 per person

Details: This one's for all the foodies out there that take wining and dining very seriously. The tour includes a visit to a chocolate factory, wine tastings at two wineries, a Tuscany-style lunch, and a stop at Niagara Falls.

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Morning Or Twilight 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

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Price: $79.10 per person

Details: The Toronto Islands have some of the best views of both the skyline and Lake Ontario. This package includes ferry rides to and from the Islands plus a bike (with snacks and water) you can use once you're there. You'll be able to explore the stunning beaches, charming cottages and lush parks that make up the Islands.

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30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour

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Price: $44.07 per person

Details: If you've ever wanted to try riding a Segway, you can finally try it in Toronto's Distillery District—and grab a nice cold one after. It's not just known for beer though; the district is full of colourful art, industrial architecture, and mouthwatering restaurants.

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Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

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Price: $179 per person

Details: The only thing more beautiful than seeing Niagara Falls during the day is seeing it at night illuminated in lights. This nine-hour day trip is jam-packed with fun activities from a wine tasting to a boat cruise where you can see the cascades up close and personal.

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Niagara Falls, Canada: Evening Lights Bus Tour From Toronto

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Price: $99 per person

Details: This is another evening tour that includes a wine tasting during the day and a boat cruise at night with options to add a buffet dinner or Ferris wheel ride, too If you book on a Friday, you'll be able to enjoy some awesome fireworks!

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Private Helicopter Tour Package For Two

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Price: $384.20

Details: Level up your date night with a private helicopter tour over the bustling city. Catch some seriously beautiful sunset views with the twilight option. The package also includes a printed photo of you and your partner as a memento!

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Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Walking Tour

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Price: $25.99 per person

Details: Enjoy the flexibility of walking around Toronto on your own accord or with guided routes. All you have to do is use the app which has both guided and self-guided circuits with all the information you'll need.

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Scenic 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour

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Price: $90 per person

Details: If you hate dealing with traffic, why not hop on a bike instead? You can choose between a morning tour that covers three lively areas of Toronto: Midtown, Brickworks and Distillery Tour, or spend your afternoon riding around the Islands (ferry ride included).

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Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

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Price: $79.10 per person

Details: If it's the energy of the city that excites you, then try zipping around the heart of downtown on a bike and seeing 24 different Toronto landmarks. A lot of these areas are hard to reach by foot or car, so you'll get up close and personal with some amazing spots.

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Distillery District Walking Tour

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Price: $23.73 per person

Details: The Distillery District is an architecture lover's paradise with cobblestone streets and Victorian buildings. Your guide will let you in a few of the areas' best kept secrets plus some awesome food and drink recommendations.

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Niagara Falls Day Tour With Boat Cruise

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Price: $149 per person

Details: This day trip to Niagara Falls has stops at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and a local winery. After the activities, you'll get onboard your boat and head for the Falls.

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Bata Shoe Museum Entrance Ticket

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Price: $14 per person

Details: Footwear fanatics can geek out at the Bata Shoe Museum that is literally all about shoes. There is so much history behind all your favourite styles and you'll definitely come out learning something new.

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Small-Group Day Tour To Niagara Falls With Guide

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Price: $99 per person

Details: Beat the crowds with this small tour to Niagara Falls that leaves nice and early from a bunch of different pick-up locations. You'll have lots of time to explore the Falls, enjoy a wine tasting, and check the surrounding neighbourhood of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

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Price: $35 per person

Details: Kensington Market and Chinatown are two of the most colourful and culturally rich areas in Toronto. It's so jam-packed that you might not even know where to start. This walking tour curates the experience for you with the help of an expert guide.

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Private Tour With A Local

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Price: $35 per person

Details: See the city through the eyes of a local! Unlike other tours, this one can be completely customized to your interests and feels more like you're just hanging out with a new friend.

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Toronto Market And Food Tour

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Price: $93 per person

Details: Forget wasting time trying to decide where to eat because this tour will organize everything for you. You can try some Canadian staples like peameal bacon, poutine, and maple candy in both Old Town Toronto and St. Lawrence Market.

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Immersive 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Price: $35 per person

Details: If you prefer just walking around but need a little bit of guidance, this two-hour walking tour with a local guide will group you with other curious visitors for a trip around the downtown core or artsy Queen Street West.

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Toronto Pearson Airport: Transfer to/from Niagara Falls

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Price: $84.75 per person

Details: If the last thing you want to worry about when you land is transportation, then this door-to-door Pearson to Niagara Falls shuttle is for you. It's a 24-hour service and you can bring your bags with you on the air-conditioned ride.

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Shuttle Transfer Between Downtown and Niagara Falls

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Price: $84.75 per person

Details: Got plans in Niagara already? This shuttle-only service will pick you up from downtown Toronto and drop you off wherever you need to go in Niagara. Don't worry if it's your next stop, you can bring your luggage with you.

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