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Review of 360 Restaurant CN Tower

Unforgettable, stunning, and definitely a must see experience.  Toronto’s iconic CN Tower and its revolving 360 Restaurant needs no introduction.  It offers a 360 degree view of Toronto as it makes a full revolution every 72 minutes at a height of 351 metres (1,151 ft.).

Boasting one of the best views in the world for a restaurant, it also has great food.  The Alberta Prime Rib of Beef is excellent.  It came perfectly medium rare, the way I asked for it.  It’s served with sour cream and horseradish mash, asparagus, and natural jus.  The dessert was also spectacular, a dark chocolate tower with Beamsille sour cherries, and Dillon’s rose gin crème Anglaise.  Skip the appetizer, and just order the main and dessert for $65.00.  However, if you’re coming with a hefty appetite, the Prix Fixe three course meal is $79.00.

The service is very good, the waiting staff are very accommodating. If I could make a suggestion, perhaps the waiting staff could be a bit friendlier and establish a stronger rapport with the customer.

My recommendation is to reserve your seat an hour to 30 minutes before sunset.  So you can experience Toronto by day and by night.  Also, by making a reservation and ordering a minimum of two courses you don’t have to pay for the elevator ride which is $35.00 Canadian.

Believe me you’ll have an unforgettable experience!  There hasn’t been a student from Greater Toronto Language School who regretted it.  It’s money well spent.

 

Food         4/5

Ambience 5*/5

Price         4/5

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Caffe Demetre – Restaurant Review

Caffe Demetre has always been a favourite amongst the teachers and students here at Greater Toronto Language School for its huge selection of desserts.  The variety of food here is awesome!  Waffles, ice creams, milkshakes and cakes, they’ve got everything sweet!

I always thoroughly enjoyed the desserts we devoured here.  Two large crepes with 2 scoops of chocolate in house made ice cream.  Topped with Belgium dark chocolate sauce, Nutella, whip cream and pralines.  My own invention!  I usually get the New York cheesecake with strawberries and strawberry coulis with a lot of fresh whip cream.  If this isn’t your cup of tea, well they have a vast selection of everything sweet.

Portions are big for sharing, I can never finish anything on my own.  This place always has fresh desserts, and always lives up to my expectations.

It’s usually really busy and loud and a little pricey, but we’ve never had a bad dessert.

Needless to say you’re always in dessert coma after eating here!

Food           5/5

Ambiance  4/5

Price            3.5/5

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5 FUN SECRETS TO LEARNING ENGLISH

1. LIVE IN ENGLISH

If you can’t study abroad (go to a school in an English speaking country), create as close to an immersion environment as possible. Listen to English music in the car or on the bus. Watch movies and shows THAT YOU LIKE. They just shouldn’t be dubbed over to your language, having it closed captioned is OK. Go on youtube watch or listen to anything in English, no matter how stupid or silly, but it has to interest you!

2. FUN, FUN, FUN
If it’s not fun, you’ll stop. So just keep it fun and enjoyable. Like cooking-look at cooking shows.

3. CONFIDENCE
Be confident and don’t worry about failure. Don’t worry about your level, just try.

4. BE SOCIAL
Hang out with people who are fluent in English. Make time for coffee, invite them over. It doesn’t matter just be with them.|

5. PERFECT?
There is no perfect! Being fluent is relative to your needs. Complete mastery of a language is achieved by only an estimated five percent of learners. So make MISTAKES!

Do these 5 steps and I promise you’ll learn! Learning English doesn’t have to be boring. Why should it be, you’re not boring! So keep it interesting and fun!

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