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Mar 21, 2008 11:46 AM

Any places take Discover Card?

I have a friend visiting from the US, and as it turns out, his credit card is a Discover card. Is this accepted anywhere in Toronto? I've never heard of it before in this city.

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  1. I've seen the Discover logo around Toronto, but very rarely (and I can't remember where). Since these are not issued in Canada, the only places you could ever expect to take a Discover card would be those catering mainly to tourists. For example, the best odds (and they aren't great) would be at a major downtown or airport area hotel. Even a Japanese card is accepted more widely than Discover.

    1. Your friend is going to have problems using that card in Toronto...

      For what it's worth, this is what someone wrote on Wiki...

      "In Canada, Discover brand cards are accepted at few locations, usually at businesses catering to American tourists, such as car rental agencies and hotels, as well as major American merchants like Sears and Wal-Mart. Some Canadian businesses do accept Discover cards but opt to favor Visa, Mastercard and American Express"

      1. I mean, a lot of places in the US won't take that card. Tough sledding ahead, methinks.

        1. Restaurants that accept Discover according to their website don't sound very Vorpal to me. Here they are:

          Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Bennigan's, Black Angus/Cattle Company Steakhouse, Bonaza Steakhouse, Buca di Beppo, Chili's Grill & Bar, Dave & Buster's, LongHorn ® Steakhouse, Maggiano's Little Italy, Olive Garden, On the Border, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Starbucks, Steak and Ale, T.G.I. Friday's.

          On the plus side, their website does say that Hyatt takes the card. I hope you enjoy Annona and the Roof Lounge.

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          1. re: Googs

            i *think* acqua takes it, but i'm not to check...

          2. There are very very few places in Toronto that accept the Discover card (maybe used it all of once in my travelling there in the past 6 years or so). If your friend is not there in Toronto as yet - he might want to apply for a Visa / Mastercard / Amex before he gets there - he will have much better spending power with those cards in Toronto (or anywhere in Canada & even internationally) - Discover is only really accepted in the USA.