The Toronto Tango Experience (TTX)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are the milongas held
All the milongas (and classes) for the TTX are in the beautiful main ballroom of the SPK Polish Hall in the heart of the University of Toronto district. It is fully air-conditioned and has a wonderful wooden floor for excellent dancing. It can accommodate over 300 people and is fully licensed if you would like to have a glass of wine at the milongas or during the meals.
What are the dates for the Toronto Tango Experience
The TTX starts with the free (yes FREE, as in no cost, gratis) pre-festival milonga on Wednesday August 26, 2015 and finishes on Sunday August 30, 2015 at 3am. Have you always wanted to visit Toronto, then come earlier or stay later and explore the city.
What's so great about Toronto
Toronto was named by UNESCO as the most multicultural city in the world. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is less than a 5 minute walk from the TTX. The Royal Ontario Museum are less than a 10 minute walk. The trendy Yorkville shopping area is just a 15 minute walk. The world famous Niagara Falls is just one hour away.
Is this area safe
Toronto is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world. There are many people walking alone in this area at all times of day and night. Of course, nothing is 100% safe, so you should always be careful.
What about parking
There is free parking for approximately 80 cars from Friday 6pm August 28 until Monday August 30 at 6am. Free parking after 9pm on Beverley St (paid parking before). There is also paid public parking (underground) for over 280 cars within a 5 minute walk (213 Huron St.) for a rate of $10 per day on weekends, $20 a day on weekdays and $10 for evening parking.
Where do I eat
There are many local restaurants in the area. Just south (less than 5 minutes) on Baldwin Street there are at least 10 restaurants, and if you walk on Cecil street west to Spadina Avenue (about 5 minutes) you will arrive at Toronto's Chinatown with a huge variety of Chinese (and other) restaurants. A minute or two away is Starbucks just up the street.
For a complete listing of nearby restaurants see this link to Google Maps.
Is there access to the Internet
There is a Wi-Fi public hotspot at the SPK Polish Hall, however you need a Boingo account (www.boingo.com) to use it. The current cost for a Boingo account is $10 per month for unlimited usage and there is no contract.