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Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by sailandfly » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:39 pm

The Doctor who did my physical in Toronto was telling me about some place that pilots go to for breakfast on Sunday mornings in Muskoka. I did try and google it but I didnt find much..

If I am in Toronto,, can I know some of more interesting places to fly to ... day trips sort of thing. I am a student pilot...
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by PilotDAR » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:03 pm

Muskoka is a very nice airport, but eating at the airport is poor. You can walk up to the Skyways Motel on the highway, there's a truck stop there with good food. 20 minute walk from the terminal.

Also consider Lindsay, good restaurant at the airport, Collingwood, very nice snack bar in the terminal. Parry Sound, snack bar in the terminal. Wiarton used to be very nice, but I hear it has closed.

In the summer, Lake St John Orillia usually has burgers on the weekend. For a longer trip, Killarney is great, but plan well for a flight over less populated territory for that. At Tobermory, there are usually bikes for loan at the airport. It's a long ride to town, but enjoyable.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by cap41 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:12 pm

Rockcliffe Ottawa, great to goto and see the museum.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by slam525i » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:15 pm

Edenvale has a fantastic restaurant and it's only a 30 minute flight at 100 knots. (Just don't bust the MF that surrounds Borden. It's separate from the CYR there and it's usually not displayed on the GPS database.

http://www.edenflight.com/
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by CanadianEh » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:18 pm

Katana Kafé in London, ON (CYXU) is a great place, right beside the runway and reasonable prices for what you get. Usually you can park across at the Esso.

http://www.katanakafe.ca/
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by DanWEC » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:34 pm

Killarney for fish n chips.

Lindsay for butter tarts.

Oh, but more importantly, Killarney for fish n chips!!! Delish.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by MIQ » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:25 pm

Goderich has something off the threshold of runway 28. You can even park your plane basically right next to it. It's more of a diner style. Cash only. Not amazing but good enough. But then again, frankly, the majority of the places listed so far are not outstanding (except for fish & chips in Killarney).
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by xchox » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:32 am

THE BUTTERTARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! At Lindsay!!!!!

Kitchener/Waterloo has an ok Restaurant.

Killarney for Fish n Chips - But it's closed for the season.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by cgzro » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:51 am

Day trip, pop up and see Vintage Wings at CYND gatineau. p51' spitfire, hurricane, restorations, coarsir, F86, finch chipmunk harvard, foxmoth.. etc.etc... Most all are airworthy or being made that way. great restaurant - try the pea soup. Then pop over to rockliffe see the Canada aviation museum then home.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Joe Blow Schmo » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:14 am

Considering you're leaving from Toronto, wouldn't anywhere you go be an improvement? :P
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Broken Slinky » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:17 am

My top vote is for Edenvale. Fantastic restaurant, tons of parking, quiet airfield. In the summer time you can fly along the Wasaga Beach coast and get an eyeful of bikinis.
Next would be Killarney for the fish and chips. Not sure if they are open during the winter months though. If you go to Rockcliffe, take a taxi (or walk) to The Works. It's a really good burger place. You can check out the museum too.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by golden hawk » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:38 am

Brantford has a great restaurant!
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by photofly » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:51 am

And you can go and shop at Aircraft Spruce, too.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by DanWEC » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:27 am

I'm with cgzro, The eats at the little CYND greasy spoon are actually pretty good. I had to bring students there for flight tests for a few months when we were short examiners. With 2 hours to kill each time, I think I gained 10 lbs. Vintage Wings and the museum at Rockliffe are great- that would make a terrific day trip!
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by ctmorawetz » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Don't forget about Peterborough or Elmhirst Resort (CPS2) if you are looking to go east of Toronto. Oshawa also has a little cafe in the terminal but I think it is only open during the week.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by pdw » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:13 am

The airport in Niagara on the Lake. CYSN
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by WhiskeyWhiskey » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:22 am

Joe Blow Schmo wrote:Considering you're leaving from Toronto, wouldn't anywhere you go be an improvement? :P
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by pelmet » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:52 am

America....Western New York has plenty to see.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Pratt X 3 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:26 am

Oshawa has a Mandarin. Just make sure to do a new weight and balance before departing. :D
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Pop n Fresh » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:05 pm

WhiskeyWhiskey wrote:
Joe Blow Schmo wrote:Considering you're leaving from Toronto, wouldn't anywhere you go be an improvement? :P
X2
You guys are not from Toronto.

I would recommend sticking to places it's really easy to get back from. Then you will never be stuck living here for fifty years wistfully telling "back home" stories.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by xchox » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:26 am

Pop n Fresh wrote:
WhiskeyWhiskey wrote:
Joe Blow Schmo wrote:Considering you're leaving from Toronto, wouldn't anywhere you go be an improvement? :P
X2
You guys are not from Toronto.
I am and I have to say X3! :lol:
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Pop n Fresh » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:12 am

Sorry you have been unable to escape xchox.

Maybe all the wonderfull things these former residents talk about are all gone now. "Oh, the [insert almost anything] back home are way better!"
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by H Christensen » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:19 pm

Don't forget Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton and Hanover. All are terrific spots, easy to get to and good food.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by white_knuckle_flyer » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:20 pm

Isn't Edenvale the one with the funky circuit pattern ?

Newbie is scared.

I second the Brampton recommendation. Had nothing but good meals there. Hanover however, has not been kind to my digestive tract.
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Re: Great Places to fly to from Toronto

Post by Driving Rain » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:37 am

Really "the" doctor Who did your physical! Wow how much did he charge LOL

Seriously Owen Sound Billy Bishop airport. You'll be able to flight plan Billy Bishop to Billy Bishop and at the other end do the same thing only in reverse. Careful, it's confusing I know.

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And then a culinary treat awaits you at the airport.q
http://www.tillyscafebakery.com
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