Daytripper 2: 50 Trips In and Around Toronto


120 pages
Contains Maps, Bibliography
ISBN 1-55046-033-1
DDC 917.13'54044




Photos by Brian Oates
Reviewed by Greg Turko

Greg Turko is a policy analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and


For Torontonians who ask “what are we going to do this weekend?” or
who entertain out-of-town visitors, and for visitors to Toronto, this is
a “must have” book. The 50 trips described in this guide cover 26
attractions in Metro Toronto (including Casa Loma and Chinatown) and
several more in nearby towns such as Milton and Bradford. Each daytrip
offers some unique draw or feature.

Trip descriptions tend to be broad, general, and short (usually one to
two-and-a-half pages), with few (at least by traditional guidebook
standards) specific addresses or establishment names provided. There is,
however, enough information for the reader to plan an interesting
outing. (Readers would be well advised to call the attractions ahead of
their visit for opening times and charges—if applicable—as this
information is usually not included.) Each description includes one or
two color photos as well as interesting trivia about the area or

It is often surprising to discover how little people know about the
communities in which they live. This guidebook is one way for
Torontonians and visitors to become more knowledgable about the city,
its special features, and its surrounding areas.


Carpenter, Donna Gibbs., “Daytripper 2: 50 Trips In and Around Toronto,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 17, 2024,