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artificialard's avatar

Cool stuff to do with my niece, a new immigrant?

Asked by artificialard (2273points) April 29th, 2008

So I have a niece who grew up in Hong Kong but is coming to Toronto, Canada (where I live) and staying with relatives to finish high school and university. She’s 16-ish (I’m mid-20s), the horrible age of anti-everything and I want to do cool big-cousin stuff with her.

I know she’s been into fashion and athletics (track and field) in middle school but that’s all I know. What is some cool young-ish stuff that the ‘adults’ wouldn’t necessarily think that we both wouldn’t hate doing? General or Toronto-specific ideas both appreciated.

i.e. She likes that weird boy from High School Musical but I’d rather swallow his DVD than bring her to one of his appearances.

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Breefield's avatar

Shows, and lots of them. Take her to shows, find out what kind of music she likes and tell her you’ll take her to shows at a local venue. That’ll make you a really cool big cousin in my opinion.

But you’re on the right track with music.

dithibodeaux's avatar

Take her to NYC. Take in the sites AND the shows.

PupnTaco's avatar

Take a “Real World” tour of downtown Detroit.


zaid's avatar

NIAGRA FALLS!!! j/k. mos def. nyc.

btw….“swallow is DVD”???

artificialard's avatar

Thanks for the first few answers but when I wrote “general or specific…” I meant that specific Toronto-destinations are especially welcome but general ideas like “take her to a concert” are also good.

She’s not even been in Toronto yet, I’m not going to take her to another city! Besides Toronto is cool… yo.

jrpowell's avatar

Dundas Square.. People watch and have a nice lunch. Take her shopping if you can. Really, just taking her out to see the town is going to awesome enough.

Spend a day dorking around and you will have a better idea of what to do in the future. It will be a good way to gauge her interest.

chill_out's avatar

Just take to her a bar, sneek her in somewhere that she wouldn’t normally be able to go because of age. Of course watch her back and do go overboard, but a little indulgement and a taste of adult-hood should be fun

chill_out's avatar

* don’t go overboard *

kruger_d's avatar

Take her to hear a band at a family friendly pub. Get fake tattoes to make her parents flip. Learn something new together. Skateboarding, cooking classes. . .

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