Exploring Ontario’s tourism hot spots!

An international group of Trinity College School students enjoyed Thanksgiving in true Canadian style as they toured some of Ontario’s best attractions from October 9th to 13th. As part of the Capture Canada long weekend travel program, the students visited sites in Toronto and Niagara Falls during their journey.

The trip began under the leadership of faculty intern Melissa Papp and her husband, Matt Robson, with 14 students departing TCS on Thursday, bound for Toronto. Students got to explore the city all day Friday, including riding up the famous CN Tower, touring the Royal Ontario Museum and visiting Ripley’s Aquarium. Following long walks up and down Yonge Street, the students were ready for dinner, with many of them eager to try out a Vietnamese restaurant.

Then on Saturday, Ms. Papp handed over chaperone duties to Bill Conley, the School’s director of property, and his wife, Liz. They and the students took the subway and streetcar to the Exhibition Place for Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Students loved the show, and were thrilled when their knight won the tournament.

Early the next morning, the group was back on the road, headed to Niagara Falls. They experienced the “Behind the Falls” tour and rode the Maid of the Mist; students were excited to get so close to the falls, despite getting a good soaking in the process. There was time for students to see the sights on Clifton Hill and also get some much-needed rest and relaxation back at the hotel. For Mr. Conley, the trip was a great opportunity to connect with students, and he adds, it gave him a great appreciation for all the hard work the School’s residential staff must do to keep track of a lively group of teenagers!

On Monday, there was a chance to sleep in before visiting the nearby outlet mall for a few hours. On the way home, everyone enjoyed stopping at Swiss Chalet for one last meal together before returning to TCS.

Thank you to all of the chaperones for helping students to learn more about two of our province’s most exciting tourist destinations!