Sue V.United States
The guide, while low keyed, was very knowledgeable about the history of downtown Toronto. Enjoyed riding the streetcars, especially the newer ones, & the subway. Loved the city center where the city office buildings are & the big colorful TORONTO sign was still up from the Pan Am Games. Also, loved the architecture of the original city building. Reminds me of the one in Cincinnati.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have taken full advantage and reaped the rewards of this unique style of exploration --- using trams to access a wide body of attractions. The experience worked beautifully!
Lory HeronUnited States
Although we found Barry quite knowledgeable about Toronto history, we are not convinced we saw the best spots in the city for example city hall with the diorama. Too much time there. Some of his comments were condescending, i.e. Taxi drivers riding camels yesterday. He was enthusiastic about the politics but his comments were very slanted based on his opinions. We were hoping for a more neutral experience with more of the best of Toronto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and I will take these comments into consideration for my future tours. It should be noted that the travellers did not make it easy in terms of the coverage area by being more than an hour late for the start of the program.
Toronto does not offer the same highlights as other cities we've visited, but Barry managed well to give us an impression what the city has to offer. The tour is well balanced between walking, subway and tram. St Laurence Market was a real charm.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed and appreciated my unique approach to a city tour. Our "feet-on-the-street" combined with the use of "public transit" to access various venues obviously surpasses the impact of the "quick drive-by" offered by large volume coach operators.