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  • Escape to Toronto with that special someone and enjoy the best of what the city has to offer. From romantic dinners in the city’s hottest restaurants, to luxurious hotel accommodations, to some of Canada’s best museums and galleries.

    Dinner with a view

    Who needs dessert when you’ve got a view like this? Watch the city shimmer from the spectacular views at some of Toronto’s top restaurants. Be it from the perch of the Royal Ontario Museum at c5 Restaurant and Lounge, looking over the Entertainment District at Luma, or from the top of the world at the 360 Restaurant located within the CN Tower.

    Entertainment City

    Toronto is a living city, and music is its heartbeat. Home to countless talented musicians and a mainstay for touring acts, the venues big and small pack crowds in on a nightly basis. And when fall comes, so do the stars. From the Toronto International Film Festival to the Canada Walk of Fame Festival, you and your sweetheart will never be far from the spotlight.

    Romantic strolls

    Toronto is a city enjoyed on two feet, that boasts a large and varied number of architectural wonders. From the Victorian era Distillery District, to modern marvels by masters like Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, a romantic nighttime stroll may be the perfect way to cap off your escape.

     
  • Date Night

    Looking for something more than dinner and a movie? Look no further than this package.

     

    Included In Your Package

    1. Hotel accommodation
    2. Tickets to one or more of the following:
      • Royal Ontario Museum
      • Art Gallery of Ontario
      • CN Tower
      • One-hour Harbor Tour from Mariposa Cruise Lines
      • Segway Tour at the Distillery District
      • Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
      • War Horse at the Princess of Wales Theatre
      • Backbeat at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
      • The Second City!
      • Toronto FC
      • Or choose a show from our Live Nation concert series
     
  • Third Night Free

    You won’t feel bad about splurging on a romantic dinner when you book two nights and receive your third for free.

     

    Included In Your Package

    1. Hotel accommodation
    2. Tickets to one or more attractions, theatre productions or special exhibits

    For even more savings, get the Toronto CityPASS and save on admission to five of the city's biggest attractions.

     
  • Hotels From $109

    When the weather heats up, the prices go down, with amazing rates on hotels all across the city.

     
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JULY +

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

July 3 – 22

Toronto Fringe Festival

July 4 – 15

Honda Indy Toronto

July 6 – 8

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 6 – 8

Summerlicious

July 6 – 22

Salsa on St. Clair

July 7 – 8

Scotiabank Caribbean Festival

July 10 – August 6

Million Dollar Quartet at Toronto Centre for the Arts

July 10 – 29

60 Years of Designing the Ballet Exhibition @ Design Exchange

July 11 – September 2

The Tutu Project Exhibition @ Design Exchange

July 11 – September 2

Carabram – 30th Anniversary Festival

Brampton

July 13 – 15

Beaches International Jazz Festival

July 20 – 29

Flashdance: The Musical @ Ed Mirvish Theatre

July 31 – Aug 19

CN Tower Edgewalk

Open until October 31

Canada’s Wonderland

Open until October 28

Picasso Exhibition at the AGO

Open until August 8

War Horse @ Princess of Wales Theatre

Open all summer long

ROM Ultimate Dinosaurs:
Giants from Gomdwana

Open all summer long

Circus! The Exhibition @ Ontario Science Centre

until Sept 3

White Lions Exhibition at the Zoo

Open all summer long
AUGUST +

60 Years of Designing the Ballet Exhibition @ Design Exchange

July 11 – September 2

A behind-the-scenes look at the fantasy of ballet with costumes, props, sets and, lighting on display.


The Tutu Project Exhibition @ Design Exchange

July 11 – September 2


Scotiabank Caribbean Festival

August 10 – August 6, Parade August 4

Formerly Caribana, this festival is an exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts. The grand parade takes place on August 4th.


Tennis Canada Rogers Cup

August 4 – 12

See the world’s best tennis players as they strive for glory in Toronto this summer.


Pillaros Taste of the Danforth

August 10 – 12

Greektown hosts this annual festival. Listen to Greek bands while getting your fill of authentic souvlaki, stuffed grape leaves, grilled lamb and moussaka.


The Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Festival

August 11 – 14

With 4 days of major concerts, themed programs, workshops, jam sessions, film debuts and more, this unique community celebration will be a meeting point for international jazz greats and music lovers alike.


Bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812

By Sea, By Land, By Air

August 17 – September 3

Toronto events and programs will make the War of 1812 and bicentennial commemoration unforgettable. They will help us to honour those who died and to understand the impact and outcomes of the war from historical and contemporary perspectives.


Canadian National Exhibition

August 17 – September 3

This annual fair is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. An International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe satisfy shoppers. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old.


Scotiabank Buskerfest

August 23 – 26

The Scotiabank BuskerFest is Toronto’s wildly successful international street performer festival - a showcase for hundreds of the most spectacular street performers on earth!


CN Tower Edgewalk

Open until October 31

EdgeWalk is Toronto's newest and tallest urban adventure and the world's highest full circle hands-free walk around the CN Tower.


Canada’s Wonderland

Open until October 28

Check out the two new attractions - Canada’s largest roller coaster Leviathan and Dinosaurs Alive!


Picasso Exhibition at the AGO

Open until August 8

The AGO is the sole Canadian and final venue on an international tour. This exhibition features works from Picasso’s private collection, now in the holdings of the Musée National Picasso in Paris.


War Horse @ Princess of Wales Theatre

Open all summer long

WAR HORSE is an award-winning international hit in a new all-Canadian production. The play features life-sized puppets that bring horses to life.


ROM Ultimate Dinosaurs:
Giants from Gondwana

Open all summer long

Mark your calendars for the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada! Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you've never seen before, displayed in ways you've never seen before.


Circus! The Exhibition @ Ontario Science Centre

until Sept 3

Become immersed in learning the science behind famous circus tricks such as walking the High Wire, juggling and sword swallowing, with this interactive exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre.


White Lions Exhibition at the Zoo

Open all summer long

Visit the Toronto Zoo, featuring the White Lions this summer.


SEPTEMBER +

Bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812:
By Sea, By Land, By Air

Until Sept 3

Toronto events and programs will make the War of 1812 and bicentennial commemoration unforgettable. They will help us to honour those who died and to understand the impact and outcomes of the war from historical and contemporary perspectives.


Canadian National Exhibition

Until Sept 3

This annual fair is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. An International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe satisfy shoppers. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old.


Circus! The Exhibition @ Ontario Science Centre

Until Sept 3

Become immersed in learning the science behind famous circus tricks such as walking the High Wire, juggling and sword swallowing, with this interactive exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre.


Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil

Sept 6 – 30

Cirque du Soleil brings its latest production to Toronto under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Port Lands.


Toronto International Film Festival

Sept 6 – 16

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the most successful public film festival in the world. World premieres, screenings, galas, associated shmoozes and parties comprise this illustrious event where stars, directors and industry honchos make the rounds.


Tim Horton's Southside Shuffle Jazz & Blues Festival

Sept 7 – 9

Get the blues along with over 50,000 others at Port Credit’s Southside Shuffle and also enjoy the great pick-me-upper jazz acts throughout the festival.


Canada's Walk of Fame

Sept 20

Five days of music, comedy and film featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers. The Festival is held at a variety of venues in downtown Toronto and features over 100 performances, most of them free.


Just for Laughs Toronto

Sept 21 – 30

JFL42 will feature 42 of the most hilarious, riveting, and awesome things we could find over an 8-day period in Toronto. We’re trying something really new – by interacting in real-time with pass-holders, JFL42 will be a Festival that can grow, adapt and take on a life of its own.


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Sept 29 – 30

One night only. All night long. Nuit Blanche is a contemporary art event that magically transforms Toronto’s streets and parks into an artistic playground with exhibitions, live performances and creative programs.


CN Tower Edgewalk

Open until October 31

EdgeWalk is Toronto's newest and tallest urban adventure and the world's highest full circle hands-free walk around the CN Tower.


Canada’s Wonderland

Open until October 28

Check out the two new attractions - Canada’s largest roller coaster Leviathan and Dinosaurs Alive!


War Horse @ Princess of Wales Theatre

Open all summer long

WAR HORSE is an award-winning international hit in a new all-Canadian production. The play features life-sized puppets that bring horses to life.


ROM Ultimate Dinosaurs:
Giants from Gondwana

Open all summer long

Mark your calendars for the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada! Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you've never seen before, displayed in ways you've never seen before.


White Lions Exhibition at the Zoo

Open all summer long

Visit the Toronto Zoo, featuring the White Lions this summer.


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