Hey Colpy, you say you're being sent by your employer to attend a course; how much free time do you think you're going to have? I got sent to Washington for two weeks for a course and spent the whole time in Reston VA, I never got into DC, didn't get a totally free day, and by the time I was done each day it was either too dark to venture out at or I was too friggin' bagged anyway.
I get sent to Toronto 3 times a year for training, usually for no more than 3 days at a time, (but that is more than enough, a little bit of Toronto goes a long, long way).
If you know you're going to have free time though, trust me, there are lots of things to do that can cost you plenty, I grew up there, and the hand is out everywhere. But there are also plenty of things to see and do that aren't going to cost you an arm and a leg, or anything at all. Depends on what you like. As a kid I used to love going to the St. Laurence Market or Kensington Market, just to watch people or buy some weird stuff you wouldn't find anywhere else. Or just walk up and down Yonge Street, take pictures, go to City Hall, eat in the employee cafeteria, I didn't have much money and it was cheap.
A lot also depends on where you are being put up and how much access you have to transportation and again how much free time you will have. Where we stay it is a 40 minute walk to the nearest liquor store, or a 30 minute bus ride including walking, waiting and transfers.
Dont worry though, unless you make the commitment to live there, you won't get your brains sucked out, being from there I can see how it can and does happen.
BTW, big heavy and slow, I still like the 230gr FMJ .45 ACP, 4.6 - 5gr of HP38 propellent, so do most old military folks, (the lead SWC is actually a more deadly round according to a ballistician former SAS friend of mine, but they don't always feed well in semi autos). Statistically it takes three 9mm rounds to equal one .45, (that takes into account the misses too).
Oh yes, as Tenpenny mentioned, if you're taking the early RJ, you might want to grab a Tim's beforehand, but if it is coffee, drink it enroute, you can't take liquids through security. Better yet, eat something and have your coffee before you leave the house or else be a victim of the airline. Hey, if you're leaving YSJ next Sunday I might just see you there. Have fun.