Andrea Reynolds'
Romantic & Playful Toronto: 750 Things to Do


Electronic edition (PDF), 80 pages: $9.95
Print report, 80 pages: Price includes mailing in US/Canada: $24.95


Visiting Toronto? Get this 90 page insider's guide to romantic and playful things to do in "T. O." or "T-dot".

Romantic & Playful Toronto, by Toronto writer Andrea Reynolds, starts where tour books end.

An Insider's Activity Ideabook for Residents and Visitors that goes beyond travel guidebooks

A compilation of more than 750 creative activity ideas and tips whether you live in or near Toronto, when visiting Toronto; whether you're alone, with a group, with a companion or with your beloved. As seen on Canadian television.

Read what the media and readers say about Romantic & Playful Toronto
"An interesting, valuable book... some wonderful ideas. I was quite fascinated." Dini Petty, "The Dini Petty Show", CTV Network, Canada

"Funny, enlightening, honest, and inexpensive.. just the way a date should be!"
Ann Rohmer, "Breakfast Television" CityTv, Toronto

(Slap on forehead) "Gee, I wish I'd thought of that!"
Arthur Black, "Basic Black" CBC Radio, Canada

"I think it's a great investment"
Judy Webb, "Toronto at Noon" CJEZ Radio, Toronto

"It was wonderful; it was inspiring. I came away thinking... I can do that!
Bill Carr, "Metro Morning" CBC Radio, Toronto

"I love it. Lots of free things to do."
Marion Wright, Toronto Ontario

"Many good ideas, for all types of personalities, from the conservative to the not-so-weak at heart. Some pretty outrageous ones thrown in there. Well worth the cost."
Marc Tremblay, Estevan Saskatchewan

Tells where in Toronto you'll find . . .

• a museum and a beer factory that serve Sunday Brunch
• places that offer an afternoon or evening lecture
• a restaurant where adults are given crayons to draw on their place mats
• a champagne hot air balloon ride, or a helicopter ride
• places to fly a kite or enter a paper airplane contest
• the best place to watch fireworks during "The Ex"
• an authentic Venetian gondola on the lake with a gourmet picnic and mandolin music included
• a canoe class, pedal boats to rent, or a jet ski test ride
• two places downtown where you can ice skate for free
• a park and a zoo where you can cross country ski
• a romantic sleigh ride in the country
• places to see film stars, celebrities, and rock stars
• outdoor murals, subway station art, sidewalk chalk artists, and a sculpture carrying graffiti by celebrities and world leaders
• posh places where you can have afternoon High Tea (with silver service, dainty sandwiches, scones, and Devonshire cream)
• a private box at SkyDome you can rent, for up to 20 friends, to watch a game or major event
• a Porsche or a Mercedes to rent for a day
• 13 little ethnic villages to explore throughout the city
• an historic mansion where you can have afternoon tea and play croquet
• free noon-hour concerts and pipe organ recitals
• two places where authors read from their works
• free classic movies in the afternoon
• free audience tickets for TV game and talk shows
• belly dancing classes, barn dances, flamenco dancing
• trendy outdoor cafes to watch the parade of passersby.

Whether you're alone, with a partner, or in a group, Romantic & Playful Toronto has creative activity and date ideas to inspire and amuse you.

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Some themes:

• On the Water
• In the Sky
• In the Snow
• Seeing the Rich & Famous
• City Tours by Land
• Things to Make You Laugh
• Be a Kid Again
• Villages & Neighborhoods
• Luxury & Elegance
• Quiet & Contemplative
• Literature & Culture
• Unusual Classes
• Fairs & Festival
• History Revisited
• Science & Space
• Dance the Night Away
• Classy Picnics
• Outdoor Cafes
• Games & Contests
• Adventures
• Mystery & Magic
• Art & Sculpture in Unusual Places
Andrea Reynolds, known for her creative and often offbeat ideas (she teaches seminars on creative thinking), says many orders come from Toronto residents. "They like the way I add a twist to ordinary date and weekend activities . . . such as a subway station tour of the art on display."

In addition to activities specific to Toronto, you'll find some clever and practical ideas for romantic gift giving and sparking or rekindling romance. The author even suggests unusual ways to invite a friend or date for a Toronto event or activity.

The story behind Romantic & Playful Toronto

I actually published two books:
Let's Do Something Besides Dinner and a Movie, and Romantic and Playful Toronto, which had the same content but contained places and contact information specific to Toronto. It was ideal for both Toronto residents and visitors to Toronto. It was perfect for guests who stayed at my Author's Bed & Breakfast which was in downtown Toronto.

Originally, the Learning Annex asked me to conduct a class called 50 Romantic and Playful Things to Do in Toronto. I said, "What, only fifty?" The list wasn't just a list of places: I added a twist ... something to make your time at the location more memorable.

When my students asked for it, I published a little booklet of 101 Romantic and Playful Things to Do. Then it became 401, and then 501. I stopped at 1001 which includes other ideas like gifts and resources, which became Great Dates and Romantic and Playful Toronto.

How to use this Resource
• Refer to it when someone says, "What do you want to do?"
• Check the boxes next to the items that appeal to you and give the page or book to your partner to see
• Give your partner a pencil and this book and request that it be returned to you with items checked that appeal to him or her.
• Use the ideas to inspire your own creativity: Combine items from different sections depending on your mood, preferences and budget
• Take charge of your social life if your partner doesn't
• Find exciting activities that are free or low cost
• Become more creative, spontaneous, playful and romantic
• Get in touch with that "inner child" who didn't get to play earlier in life
• Try more interesting activities that use local resources
• Experience the anticipation of upcoming events

Read the news release below.

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News Release: May 5, 2003

Author promotes Toronto tourism to boost the economy shattered by SARS outbreak Romantic & Playful Toronto book makes an unexpected comeback.


[Erie, PA] An out-of-print book, Romantic & Playful Toronto is suddenly starting to sell again after 5 years...even while SARS continues to be a threat to Toronto's tourism industry. Hidden on a speaker agency web site, Andrea Reynolds' activity guidebook is suddenly receiving orders.

Romantic and Playful Toronto is not available on nor in any book store because it looks more like a report than a book, but individuals are sending $US 29 by Paypal ($39 from outside North America) to get a 98 page copy which comes with two copies of her booklet, 365 Critical Questions You Need to Ask Each Other Before You Marry. Update: The e-book is now available at a $19 savings.

"I posted it on a secret page just for meeting planners who may be organizing conferences and conventions in Toronto and could hire some of my Toronto based speakers, says former Toronto freelance broadcaster and Bed & Breakfast owner, Andrea Reynolds. "How people found the page is a mystery to me, but that they want to visit Toronto now delights me. I'm not put off by concerns of SARS. I want to others to see not only how romantic and playful Toronto is but how safe it now is."

Toronto is one of the greatest cities in the world. Where else could you find a hospital community that is working beyond human comprehension to save lives and contain this virus," contends Reynolds, "and a government that helps its citizens financially to voluntarily isolate themselves so they don't have to make a choice between feeding their families and doing the right thing by not putting others at possible risk of infection?"

Having herself booked Toronto speakers for upcoming Toronto conferences,
Reynolds offers a free copy to meeting planners who book her to speak at a Toronto event. She is planning to return to professional speaking on the subject of solutions to crises and building an advice empire. Some of the orders are coming from Toronto and others are coming from other countries.

Information about
Romantic & Playful can be seen here: The author can be reached by writing to:

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Print Handbook: $24.95 Includes mailing to US and Canadian addresses

PDF edition: $9.95

You may also send a check or money order to Andrea Reynolds, 1411 Leland Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573.

For quantity orders please contact Andrea.

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