Red Sox: On the road in American League East
By Rick McNair
Queen City or Hog Town depending on how you wish to insult or compliment the locals. The fact is Toronto is arguably one of the two or three most cosmopolitan cities in North America. This is a great place to visit and it is a relatively easy to ride from Boston. The exchange rate has also been favorable in recent years so you do save a few loonies.
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The ballpark is a spectacular place when filled. The fan base is Boston type passionate so you will feel the park’s energy. The park has a retractable roof so weather is no worry. Seats are excellent and I have especially enjoyed the upper deck. The field had great sight lines so that is no real issue no matter where you sit. The ticket prices are reasonable compared to Boston and New York. Check out suite options if you have a group.
Back to the park. As with all stadiums with a retractable roof the quality of the game improves when they pop the top. What I have personally noticed is that despite the size of the ballpark it is not overpowering and actually does manage to have a bit of a cozy feel to it. The 500 section (Upper and Lower) is very affordable with a good view. The only real knock is the field’s symmetrical qualities. Minute Maid in Houston got it right.
Travel Tip: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Distillery District, a run on Toronto Islands.
RATING – A-