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THEATRE

ONGOING

Mysteriously Yours

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Come and join the fun! Enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner and then participate in the solving of a hilarious New interactive whodunit?! Opening July 5th Uptown Abbey! Lord Upton, the Earl of Duke, has a lot of problems. His estate is running out of money. And, with no male heir, his American wife, Abby, is desperately trying to marry off their daughters. Things get worse when a body is discovered. Can Lieutenant Carumbo solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downtown?

Come and join the fun at this classic Drawing Room Mystery. A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama!

Medieval Times Dinner and Theatre

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A SIEGE ON THE SENSES – now playing AT MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT

Two Years in the Making.

North America’s longest running dinner attraction invites guests to travel back to the 11th Century. Guests are swept away in the excitement and encouraged to cheer for one of six "Knights of the Realm," named after historic regions of medieval Spain. Almost two years in the making, the new live production delivers audience favorites; live jousting, riveting medieval combat, pageantry, sword-clashing battles, a delicious 4- course feast, a dynamic new score and the unveiling of a unique ‘liberty’ scene where guests witness an Andalusian Stallion at liberty – performing without a rider.

Opera Atelier

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Opera Atelier is a world leader in the rediscovery and revitalization of period opera and ballet, particularly works from the Baroque era. Through their historically informed productions, Founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg seek to provide a thrilling theatrical experience for modern audiences. Opera Atelier’s productions are performed with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on period instruments, and incorporate music, dance and theatrical staging with strong production values.

Based in downtown Toronto, Opera Atelier produces twice a year at the historic Elgin Theatre in the heart of the city’s theatre district.

The Second City: Dinner and Theatre Package

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Start your night off right with a pre-dinner, cocktails or appetizers in the famous Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant. Wayne Gretzky’s provides unique access to The Second City Theatre and has reserved seating for Second City ticket holders. Special menus and pricing are available when purchased with your tickets.

Shaw Festival

www.shawfest.com

Twenty minutes from that great wonder-of-the-world, Niagara Falls, and two hours from Toronto, sits the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A haven of food, wine, history and culture, its tree-lined avenues serve as a getaway destination for visitors from the region, in-the-know urbanites and culture-lovers. Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Shaw is one of North America’s finest cultural attractions offering an eclectic array of quirky comedies, bold dramas and sweeping classics – some of the best theatre ever created. The 2014 Season will feature 10 plays on four stages including CABARET, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and THE PHILANDERER.

Famous People Players

www.fpp.org

We are at the start of our 40th year, the year of FIRE, PASSION and PURPOSE. To kick off the celebrations we are honouring Paul & Gina Godfrey who were there when the company was first founded in 1974. They welcomed and supported our mission at a time when people with disabilities were segregated from society. Other honourees in 2014 include: actress Shirley Douglas), mother of theatre, mother of Kiefer Sutherland, daughter of Tommy Douglas, and our nationally renowned journalist extraordinaire of TVO’s "The Agenda" Steve Paiken Chef Graham Pelley, Executive Chef at e11even, Chef John Higgins, personal Chef to Queen Elizabeth for 10 years and now Head of George Brown College’s Culinary Arts Department, Chef Anna Olson, celebrated pastry Chef from the television show "Sugar", Chef Lori Kirk, from the famous Ruby Watchco, along with Chefs from the Fairmont Royal York and Trump Hotels will be creating royal feasts throughout the year!

NOW PLAYING

Les Misérables (Mirvish Productions)

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Now until February 2nd, 2014, Princess of Wales Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh presents his acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and for the last two and a half years has broken box office records right across North America as well as internationally. The New York Times calls this production of Les Misérables "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful." The Star-Ledger says "a dynamically re-imagined hit. This Les Misérables has improved with age," and NY1-TV proclaims "this new production actually exceeds the original. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: ‘Les Mis’ is born again." Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of the House" and many more.

JANUARY

Così fan tutte (The Canadian Opera Company)

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January 18 – Feb 21, 2014

Atom Egoyan explores love, fidelity and the frailties of the human condition. Celebrated director Atom Egoyan returns to the COC, bringing his signature style to this wry comedy about two couples gambling with faith and desire. Featuring a cast of exciting young opera stars and distinguished, seasoned veterans, this work is full of both farce and folly. Yet Mozart’s sublime musical depiction of the honest and intimate struggles of love and temptation is truly one of the greatest pieces about relationships ever written.

Heartbeat of Home (Mirvish Productions)

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January 22 – March 2, 2014, Ed Mirvish Theatre

Composed by Bill Whelan. Directed by John McCogan. Produced by Moya Doherty

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

From the producers of the international phenomenon, Riverdance, comes a brand new show! Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular! A world-class cast of thirty-eight of the best Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and musicians will create a dream world of joyous, high-energy, heart-stopping performances. Modern, mesmerizing, emotionally satisfying and fun! Heartbeat Of Home is a crowd-pleaser for a new generation. Toronto audiences will be the first to see this exciting new show before it goes on its North American tour.

Metamorphosis (Mirvish Productions)

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January 28 – March 9, 2014, Royal Alexandra Theatre

By Franz Kafka.

Adaptation & Direction David Farr and Gisli Örn Gardarsson. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Starring Gisli Örn Gardarsson

TORONTO PREMIERE

Kafka’s terrifying but bizarrely comic story bursts onto the stage in a theatrically explosive new version. The ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsa family is turned upside down when their son, Gregor, the sole provider for the family, emerges one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a gigantic insect. His family’s feelings of revulsion turn to resentment with horrifying results. This hugely acclaimed production, which has played in major venues and festivals around the world, combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set. The production looks at Kafka’s iconic story and asks: Domestic tragedy or a metaphor for totalitarian brutality? Metamorphosis is brilliantly theatrical, surprisingly funny and powerfully poignant.

FEBRUARY

Un Ballo in Maschera (The Canadian Opera Company)

COC.ca

February 2-22, 2014

An all-star cast includes Canada’s great diva Adrianne Pieczonka and the exciting tenor Dimitri Pittas.

Composed directly after his hugely successful Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Il Trovatore, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera depicts a deeply human tale of forbidden passion between two very grown-up lovers. This stunning production sets Verdi’s abiding love triangle in the American south of the 1960s, with its undertones of Kennedy-era tensions and power plays.

Arrabal (Mirvish Productions)

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February 4 – May 11, 2014, Panasonic Theatre

Book by John Weidman. Music by Gustavo Santaolalla. Directed by Sergio Trujillo

WORLD PREMIERE

Arrabal, an exciting world premiere production from Toronto-based Sergio Trujillo, is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award® winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.

Using a modern tango dance vocabulary never seen before, director Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) and choreographer Julio Zurita create a dramatic vision that is emotional, sexual and powerful. With a book written by Tony Award® winner John Weidman (Contact), follow "Arrabal", our heroine, in this coming of age story as she enters the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs and discovers the violent history that took her father and disrupted a nation. Arrabal is based on the true story of the political violence that threatened to destroy Argentina in the 1970s. With a live band and performers direct from Buenos Aires, experience the sensual beauty and political intrigue that is Arrabal.

Two Worlds of Charlie F (Mirvish Productions)

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February 25 – March 9, 2014, Princess of Wales Theatre

Book by John Weidman. Music by Gustavo Santaolalla. Directed by Sergio Trujillo

A soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery. From the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world of morphine induced hallucinations to the physiotherapy rooms of Headley Court, it explores the real consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others as the soldiers fight the new battle for survival at home. The play is a darkly comic, authentic and uplifting tale of survival.

MARCH

American Idiot (Mirvish Productions)

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March 11-16, 2014, Royal Alexandra Theatre

A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!"

RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles (Mirvish Productions)

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March 25-30, 2014, Royal Alexandra Theatre

DIRECT FROM BROADWAY! "As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends.

Chicago (Mirvish Productions)

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March 26-30, 2014, Princess of Wales Theatre

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

Starring Elvis Stojko as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.

Bach’s Mass in B Minor (Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)

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March 26 at Koerner Hall

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, orchestra and soloists. ConductorNoel Edison’s skill atbringing choral and orchestral forces together along with the TMC’s clarity of expressionare a great match for this monumental work. Enjoy Bach’s masterpiece in the beautifulsetting and acoustics of Koerner Hall.

APRIL

Hercules (Canadian Opera Company)

COC.ca

April 5 – 30, 2014

Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed production of Handel's timeless and poignant tragedy.

The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice.

Sacred Music for a Sacred Space (Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)

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Good Friday, April 18 at St. Paul's Basilica

Enjoy the glories of French composers Maurice Duruflé and Louis Vierne in a concert of music for chorus and organ. Duruflé’s Requiem, based on the Gregorian plainchant Mass for the Dead, focuses on the ideas of peace, faith and hope. The dramatic dialogue between chorus and organ in Vierne’s Messe Solennelle is at times majestic, prayerful and exulting. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir with Michael Bloss on organ, conducted by Noel Edison.

The Last Confession (Mirvish Productions)

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April 18 – June 1, 2014, Royal Alexandra Theatre

Starring David Suchet. Playwright Roger Crane. Music by Dominic Muldowney. Directed by Jonathan Church

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978. Found dead just 33 days after being elected, suspicions are aroused when it is revealed that, on the evening before his death, the new Pope had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced. The Vatican refuses to conduct an official investigation into the death. Cardinal Benelli is the only one to challenge the dead Pope’s enemies. Starring David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) as Cardinal Benelli. Roger Crane’s thriller comes to Toronto following sold out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

Roberto Devereux (Canadian Opera Company)

COC.ca

April 25 – May 21, 2014

The tumultuous final days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I find powerful expression in Donizetti’s Tudor drama. Queen Elizabeth I, the central character in Roberto Devereux, has always attracted the foremost divas of their day. That tradition now continues with Sondra Radvanovsky, the world’s leading interpreter of the great 19th-century Italian prima donna roles. Donizetti’s show-stopping melodies and sumptuous period costumes bring the intrigue of the Elizabethan court to life within a Shakespearean-inspired Globe Theatre setting.

We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions)

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April 28 - May 4, 2014, Ed Mirvish Theatre

From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Toronto for a limited engagement! WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as Another One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course, We Will Rock You. It's the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don't miss the party.

The Lion King (Mirvish Productions)

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April 30 – June 15, 2014, Princess of Wales Theatre

Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life byaward-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you’ll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life. Let your imagination run wild at the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls"a landmark event in entertainment." Toronto’s most eagerly awaited return will leap onto the Princess of Wales stage next April.

MAY

Don Quichotte (Canadian Opera Company)

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May 9 – 24, 2014

A romantic French take on Spain’s greatest literary hero, starring the incomparable Ferruccio Furlanetto.

Based on the same classic novel that inspired the Broadway hit Man of La Mancha, Don Quichotte is Massenet’s affectionate portrayal of literature’s ultimate dreamer, Don Quixote. Ferruccio Furlanetto, opera’s pre-eminent bass, stars in his intensely moving signature role. Lush melodies and Spanish dance rhythms conjure up medieval Spain at the end of the age of chivalry. In this enchanting production, characters spring out of giant leather-bound storybooks as windmills are fashioned from oversized quills.

Dead Metaphor (Mirvish Productions)

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May 24 – June 15, 2014, Panasonic Theatre

Written & Directed by George F. Walker

CANADIAN PREMIERE — A David Mirvish Presentation of a Canadian Rep Theatre Production

Dean returns home from the war in Afghanistan, only to discover that his remarkable military skills don’t get him very far in the working world. He readjusts to non-bunker life by moving in with his increasingly agitated parents and pregnant ex-wife, then reluctantly takes the only job he can get—as poster boy for a crusading politician on her own mission for "truth and justice." A hilarious dark comedy about the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living, Dead Metaphor showcases the imaginative audacious work of one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights.

SEPTEMBER

The Book of Mormon (Mirvish Productions)

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Returns to Toronto September 16th, 2014

Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says "It’s the best musical of the last 25 years." And The New York Times says, "It’s the best musical of this century." It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, "A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.

ATTRACTIONS

COMING SOON!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises – BRAND NEW!

NiagaraCruises.com

Spring 2014

In the spring of 2014, Hornblower Niagara Cruises introduces a whole new way to experience the mighty Niagara Falls, with brand-new and utterly thrilling boat tours that allow you to encounter the Falls like never before.

Truly revolutionizing the traditional boat tour, with expanded operating hours that feature all new Early Morning Sunrise Cruises, Evening Falls Illumination Cruises, and Falls Fireworks Cruises. You can now accompany your experience with a Souvenir Audio Guide featuring a 30-minute narrative on the evolution, history, and storied lore of Niagara Falls. Two brand new 700-passenger catamaran boats will feature plenty of onboard comforts and amenities, including comfortable seating, washrooms, and tiered viewing decks for gloriously unobstructed views of the Falls. These awe-inspiring journeys, with stunning sunrise and nighttime views, have been designed to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories that will last forever

iFLY Toronto

iFlyToronto.com

Spring 2014

Solo, with a group, with your family or with friends, discover what it feels like to fly in a safe environment! This unique activity will be accessible to everyone, for children as young as 4 years old. iFLY Toronto is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in Oakville in Spring 2014. In its first year of operation, iFLY Toronto should attract more than 60 000 people, not only from all over the province but from all over the world.

Franklin Children’s Garden

Toronto.ca/Parks/Franklin

Opening spring 2014!

Located on Centre Island in Toronto Island Park, the Franklin Children's Garden is an interactive garden for children and families. This fun-filled area is inspired by Franklin the Turtle, the celebrated series of books written by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark. This accessible garden is open seven days a week and features hands- on elements where children can climb, garden, listen to storytelling and take pictures with delightful sculptures of Franklin and his friends. The newest feature of the Franklin Children's Garden is Franklin's Pollination Station, set to open in spring 2014. At Franklin's Pollination Station, children can learn the important role pollinators play in our environment. During the months of June, July and August, children can explore Franklin Children's Garden with a free Discovery Backpack! This backpack is available while supplies last and includes a map, magnifier, field guide, activity sheet, junior binoculars and more! Families can pick up their free backpack on Wednesdays after 1:00 p.m. at the Little Sprouts Garden and on Saturdays at the Island Information Booth on Centre Island.

ONGOING

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada - BRAND NEW! Opened October 16th, 2013

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is Toronto's newest attraction. The Aquarium features 13,500 exotic sea creatures, over 400 species and North America's longest underwater viewing tunnel. It will be a 12,500 square-metre (135,000 square-feet) world-class family attraction with more than 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world.

Royal Ontario Museum - New Private Experience!

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Through the Mirror of Fashion

In your own private room, get up close to Museum artifacts from our vaults and interact with ROM experts - it's the perfect complement to your group visit.

The first part of this private experience will give guests the opportunity to touch real garments from the Victorian era/ 1900's / 1910's / 1920's / 1930's / 1940's/ 1950's/ 1960s- 70's / 1980's, while discussing the roles of haute couture and fashion as reflections of society's changing aesthetics, styles and world events. These discussions will continue into the ROM's galleries where the evolution of couture, motivations for wearing clothing and fashion's assimilation of cultural influences will also be examined.

Private Experience Rates: ROM Admission plus $10 per person Minimum: 20 paid guests Duration: 1.5 hours

The Human Edge (Ontario Science Centre)

OntarioScienceCentre.ca

New Permanent Exhibition - Opened Fall 2013

The Human Edge is a new 900 square-metre exhibition, built and designed by the Ontario Science Centre, where visitors of all ages will explore limits that athletes, adventure-seekers and survivors discover through rigorous training, determination or risk- taking. What are the boundaries and thresholds of the human machine? How far can we push our own limits? The Human Edge will reveal new and exciting science through "bodies-on" activities and new perspectives on our unique artifacts. Time: Opening Fall 2013, Permanent. Price: Included with admission.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

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Canada’s first LEGO® attraction is officially open! Parents and kids can explore the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at the Vaughan Mills mall north of Toronto. The 34,000- square-foot indoor attraction includes a LEGO Studios 4D Cinema, a LEGO Master Builder Academy, a LEGO MINILAND of the city of Toronto, and so much more! Starting this Fall, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is happy to introduce Minifigure Trading! Want to change up some Minifigures in your collection? Come and swap you’re old ones for the newest and coolest Minifigures at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto on your next visit!

Sky Zone Toronto

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SkyZone Toronto opened its doors on March 1, 2013. Boasting over 15,000 square feet of patented walled trampoline playing courts, Sky Zone has something for everyone in its brand new $1.5 million facility. Leap on the main court, fly into the giant foam pit, and soar on the Sky Slam court where everyone can dunk a basketball. How about dodgeball in 3-D? Sky Zone Toronto has three all-trampoline dodgeball courts, where you can take the game to a whole new level of fun and excitement. Skyzone also offers some amazing programs including SKyRobics classes, Toddler Time, and Sky Jam. An excellent venue for birthday parties, team parties, corporate and team building events Sky Zone is all about active fun for all ages.

Brampton Treetop Trekking

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If you are looking for an authentic Canadian outdoor experience surrounded by nature, but only minutes from downtown Toronto, Brampton Treetop Trekking is just what you are looking for! Zip 1000ft over Heart Lake and climb high up into the trees! Choose between a one or three-hour tour where climbers explore the forest canopy on a network of zip lines and aerial games like wooden bridges, balance logs, hammock nets and other fun and challenging obstacles. This is an unforgettable activity for families, groups and sports teams. Group and family rates available. Ages 9 and up. Open March to November annually.

Textile Museum - New App!

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Navigate Toronto with TXTilecity – an interactive map that builds community knowledge by drawing together experiences and stories to show the significance of textiles in shaping the city’s social, cultural, economic and architectural terrain. Through this website as well as TXTilecity mobile app, encounter key locations and discover the role of textiles in defining the urban landscape fromearly garment manufacturing and the performing arts, to the rise of the fashion industry and contemporary design. Explore some of Toronto’s defining stories, meet some of the city’s greatest characters and experience its diverse history in sites brought to life in audio and video documentary accounts.

Ryerson Image Centre

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The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is a new public gallery and cultural destination in the heart ofdowntown Toronto, Canada. It opened to the public on September 29, 2012, officially establishing its role as an international centre of excellence for the exhibition, research and study of photography and related disciplines including new media, installation art and film. This summer 2013 is the first summer that the new Ryerson Image Centre is open to the public!

Casa Loma

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This summer Casa Loma will be offering some very exciting programs. Some features include: a garden school with monthly programs, a monthly evening summer music series on our garden terrace, archery classes, evening ghost tracking, "Become a Knight" programs, story time and cookie decorating for families, "Life of a Servant" tours and much more.

Other programs in the works include artist led tours, author book readings, live music and theatrical productions (day and evening).

Until early September (Wednesday - Sunday), there will be barbeque service for visitors on our garden terrace. Please check our website for program dates, times and prices.

Evergreen Brick Works

EBW.Evergreen.ca

Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen, a national charity, has transformed the former Don Valley Brick Works from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into an international showcase for urban sustainability and green design that is open year-round.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

COC.ca

Backstage Tours!!

Discover why the acoustics of the R. Fraser Elliott Hall have been rated amongst the best in the world, visit private member lounges, and take in the architecture of the magnificent Isadore & Rosalie Sharp City Room. Then step behind the curtain of Canada’s first and only purpose-built opera house and walk in the footsteps of its greatest stars. You will have the opportunity to see wardrobe and wig rooms, stars’ dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, green room, ballet rehearsal studio and much more.

PAMA (Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives)

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Recently renovated and expanded!

A must-see for visitors, PAMA is the place to go to explore and learn about the art, culture and heritage of Peel Region. PAMA consists of three facilities in one – an art gallery, museum and archives and is one of only three facilities of its kind in Canada. Formerly known as the "Peel Heritage Complex", PAMA represents a community investment in, and major commitment to, the promotion and preservation of arts, culture and heritage. Stories come alive in the art, documents and objects of PAMA’s extensive collections, in travelling exhibitions and programs.

PAMA is a must see for groups visiting Brampton.

Chinguacousy Ski Hill

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When the snow falls it’s time to have some fun at DMG Chinguacousy Park’s ski hill in Brampton, where you can ski, snowboard, or tube down the park’s popular hill, and then relax in the brand-new chalet.

Ski, snowboard and tube rentals on site.

GAGE PARK, Brampton

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Ice skate through the trees of this historic park in downtown Brampton on a temperature controlled skating trail that attracts families and skating enthusiasts from far and wide. This is a wonderful Canadian experience.

Skate rentals, food concession, and washrooms on site.

Location: Main St. S. & Wellington St. W., Brampton, Ontario



CURRENTLY ON NOW…

GIANT PANDAS (Toronto Zoo)

TorontoZoo.com

Now until 2018

Two lovable black and white giant pandas have arrived at the Toronto Zoo. The Toronto Zoo welcomed the arrival of the two five-year old giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao. Giant panda Er Shun came to the Toronto Zoo from Chongqing Zoo, China. The male giant panda Da Mao came from Chengdu. The new Giant Panda Exhibit is situated at the former Amur tiger exhibit in the Zoo's Eurasia section. In addition to the Giant Panda Exhibit, which opened May 2013, there will be a new Panda Interpretive Centre that will engage visitors and educate them about the giant panda as well as the importance of the world wide effort in the conservation of this important species.

Hockey Hall of Fame

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Stanley's Game Seven (3D), the Hockey Hall of Fame’s latest film, is now playing! This combines a stunning mix of original live-action, computer generated 3D animation, and classic archival footage of some of the most renowned moments in playoff Stanley Cup history. The 22 minute film plays at the top and half past the hour in the Hockey Hall of Fame's new TSN Theatre and is included in the price of admission.

Mesopotamia (Royal Ontario Museum)

ROM.on.ca

Opened June 22

Westin Exhibition Hall, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Level 2B

More than 170 priceless objects from the eminent collections of the British Museum provide the lens through which we explore over 3,000 years of accomplishments in the area, and discover the relevance many still have on our daily lives today.

Museum and Community Exhibitions (PAMA)

PAMA.PeelRegion.ca

 

Tattoos and the stories they tell

Until March 30, 2014

Interest in tattooing has exploded in the past decade. PAMA has invited local tattoo enthusiasts and artists to reveal their inked and henna work. And behind every tattoo there’s a fascinating story. This exhibition explores the contemporary art of tattooing and the indelible mark tattoos are making.

The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection (Art Gallery of Ontario)

AGO.net

Until March 2, 2014

The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection showcases the dynamism, creativity and innovation of art produced in Europe in the years leading up to and during the First World War. Featuring paintings and sculpture from the collection of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by artists such Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, among others, the exhibition chronologically traces the achievements of these tumultuous years as artists experimented with new ways to create art. The exhibition’s focus on the years 1910 to 1918 represents an intense chapter in European and world history, marked by sweeping social change, technological developments and scientific advances.

Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography (Art Gallery of Ontario)

AGO.net

Until May 2014

Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography celebrates the AGO's collection of more than 50,000 photographs, how it came into being and how it has evolved since 1977. Presented as five propositions in two parts over the course of a year, the exhibition will celebrate the creative possibilities of portraiture in photography and feature more than 200 photographs from the collection, including works by Richard Avedon, Liz Magor, Arnaud Maggs, Irving Penn, Edward Steichen and Christopher Wahl, among others.

JANUARY

Sesame Street Presents: The Body (Ontario Science Centre)

OntarioScienceCentre.ca

January 24 to May 5, 2014

Get to know what’s under your skin at Sesame Street Presents: The Body, an amazing educational attraction featuring Elmo, Oscar, Grover and the rest of your Sesame Street friends. This interactive exhibition teaches children how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy as they hop, jump, run and play their way through this hands-on Sesame Street adventure.

Created and Produced by Sesame Workshop and Thinkwell Group, Inc. Sesame Workshop ®, Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2013 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

MARCH

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors (Royal Ontario Museum)

ROM.on.ca

March 8 to September 1, 2014

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors ushers you into the City's most private quarters, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the people who lived within the very imposing, very private, imperial enclave. Through intimate encounters with the luxurious objects they used each day and official accounts of their lives, you will meet the emperors, their families, court officials, concubines, and eunuchs - all those who paid a price to live within the Forbidden City's walls.

Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered (Ontario Science Centre)

OntarioScienceCentre.ca

March 9 to June 7, 2014

Celebrate important scientific and technological advancements and discoveries made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (8th to 18th centuries). This exhibition highlights the multi-cultural roots of modern science and technology. Learn how these scholars developed the decimal point, flew the first successful glider and navigated the seas without a magnetic compass. Ten exhibition areas cover disciplines including astronomy, mathematics, optics and medicine. Organized by MTE Studios.

MAY

Canada’s Wonderland

www.CanadasWonderland.com

May – October, 2014

2014 will see the unveiling of a thrilling new interactive 4-D dark ride inside the depths of Wonder Mountain, with the introduction of Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. Riders will experience stunning 3D effects overlaid with 4-D elements, encountering mythical creatures on a quest that will culminate in an ultimate battle with a heart stopping finale that will shock thrill seekers of all ages!

JUNE

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll (Ontario Science Centre)

OntarioScienceCentre.ca

June 11 to October 26, 2014

An interactive experience that tells the story of rock 'n' roll: how technology shaped the music–and how music changed the technology. The Science of Rock 'N' Roll is an immersive exhibition that features seven rooms that consist of musical listening and playing stations, historical artifacts, information walls, original animations and more! The exhibition tells the story of the birth and evolution of rock music from the viewpoint of science and technology. Rock would not exist in the form it does today without developments in various fields of science and technology. Experience science in the key of rock!

Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock 'n' roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? How can performers bring hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to their feet? What physiological effects does rock have on our brain and body? The Science of Rock 'N' Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock–and how those tools have changed the music. Experience science in the key of rock!

Beach BBQ & Brews Festival

www.BeachBBQAndBrews.com

June 13th-15th, 2014

The Beach BBQ & Brews Festival is an annual festival taking place on Father’s Day weekend at Woodbine Park. Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations, Craft Vendors and of course the Beer and Beverage vendors. It’s a community favourite and has something for everyone!

JULY

Toronto's Festival of Beer

www.BeerFestival.ca

July 25 - 27, 2014

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring 300+ brands onsite, this is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage! 19+ event, no kids, no pets, no exceptions!

HOTELS

Fairmont Royal York - Introducing their newest category Fairmont Luxury

Fairmont.com/RoyalYork

Setting the standard for elegance and sophistication, our newly renovated Fairmont Luxury rooms exude timeless style. Honouring our storied past while embracing the exciting, dynamic future of both The Fairmont Royal York and the City itself, we are pleased to offer these luxurious guest rooms on our 7th and 8th floors. Featuring One King, One Queen or Two Double Beds with an upgraded sleep experience, sleek furnishings, a work desk with extra outlets and media hub, bedside device charging hub, and a Keurig coffee machine. Windows open to allow fresh air, and wired or wireless high-speed internet is available.

The Eaton Chelsea - Renovations

Chelsea.EatonHotels.com

Canada’s largest hotel was officially rebranded the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto on July 1, 2013. The Langham Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Great Holdings Limited, assumed management of the property they have owned for almost two decades. First of its kind in Canada, the Eaton Chelsea has a contemporary and vibrant environment delivering Balanced Living at exceptional value that is full of comfort, convenience and connection. The hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, upgrading the lobby, Market Garden restaurant and all banquet and meeting spaces.

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport - Renovations

atlific.com

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport completed full renovation of public spaces and guest rooms refresh with open concepts, vibrant contemporary colours and designs. Significant changes include The Bistro, specializing in healthy menu choices at reasonable prices, the addition of Starbucks Coffee and fibre optics HSIA. The open concept lobby presents a “mix and mingle” atmosphere with pockets of areas for peace and quiet. A “Go Board”, essentially a giant 50” touch screen e-concierge is featured front and centre.

All guestrooms were refreshed with new paint, new mattresses and linens, and Paul Mitchell amenities.

InterContinental Toronto Centre – Renovations

ICTC.ca

InterContinental Toronto Centre celebrated its 10th year with a fresh new look and same welcoming attitude. When commissioned to design and update the InterContinental Toronto Centre 166 guest rooms and suites Chapi Chapo, a Toronto- based boutique design firm, wanted the feel of the guest rooms and suites to have a “local sense” of place, to incorporate the signature style, understated luxury of InterContinental Hotel Group and create a residential experience with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Two principal influences inspired the design team – the hotel’s proximity to the Fashion District and the backdrop of Lake Ontario. Low profile furnishings were smartly used to afford uninterrupted lake and city views. The newly renovated 166 feature rooms and suites integrate classic design and textures with glamorous accents.

The Ritz Carlton Toronto – New Suites

RitzCarlton.com

The new Simcoe Suites at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto feature over 900 square feet of living space and include luxury amenities such as hand-dyed panel wallcoverings with black lacquer trim, floor to ceiling windows, custom stained herringbone patterned hardwood floors, marble bathrooms with standalone soaker tubs, banquette-style dining areas, walk-in closets and access to the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level on the 20th floor.

Bonnevue Manor – New Suite

BonnevueManor.com

Best value accommodations, from historic bed and breakfast to tastefully furnished studio condominiums located at Bloor and Yonge, Exhibition Place, Direct Energy Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre. All units are supplied with clean linens, toiletries and maid service. NEW – our designer studio condo near exhibition place offers access to a large salt water pool, fitness centre and jaccuzzi!

TOURS

The Culinary Adventure Company

CulinaryAdventureCo.com

As Toronto’s only Chef owned and operated, award winning food tour and gourmet experience company, we pride ourselves exceeding all guest expectations. We now offer food tours in seven of Toronto’s fabulous neighbourhoods, including this summer's ‘Gaybourhood Gourmet’ in the Church Wellesley Village. We are very proud to announce that our Escape the Beach Canoe Paddle and Beach Dining Adventure is now designated a ‘Canadian Signature Experience’ by the Canadian Tourism Commission. All of our tours combine incredible food with engaging storytelling to showcase the very best that our city has to offer.

Savour Toronto

SavourToronto.com

Savour Toronto presents several new and exciting food tours in the city. The list includes tours like "Kensington Krawl", which is an exciting excursion through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood and features a variety of delicious and flavourful foods that will tantalize your taste buds. There’s also the "Best of the West!" tour which takes you to the best restaurants and bars for dining and drinking along Dundas West and Ossington for an unforgettable experience. And there’s "Vegecursion", Toronto’s first food tour dedicated exclusively to vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Tasty Tours

TastyTours.com

Tasty Tours is Toronto's only sweets tour, and starting this fall, we are also the only tour operator in Ontario to offer a FREE birthday tour! Come on either our Kensington Market Sweets Tour or our Trinity Bellwoods Chocolate Tour for free during your birthday month. Tasty Tours is all about celebrating the sweeter things in life, from chocolates to pastries. We love all kind of celebrations, so contact us to plan a birthday bash, bachelorette, children’s party, anniversary date, or even just a fun day out with friends or coworkers. We’ll make sure you’re in for a treat!

Ryerson Image Centre - Docent-led Tours

Ryerson.ca

Also new to the Ryerson Image Centre is that we are now offering docent-led tours. Docent-led exhibition tours of the summer exhibitions will offered daily at 2:30pm. Docents begin in the Great Hall, offer a guided walk-through of current exhibitions, including a Q & A period. Each tour is approximately 30-45mins.

Tours are free and no registration is required.

TIFF Bell Lightbox Tours

TIFF.net

Explore the architecture, history and functionality of our state-of-the-art building with a free guided tour. These 45-minute tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday 1pm. Please meet next to the elevators on the main floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOODIES

Milk Bar Toronto – New Opening!

Momofuku.com

Momofuku Milk Bar is the home of compost cookies® and crack pie®. Located on the second floor of Momofuku Toronto, Milk Bar Toronto opened in July of 2013. Originally established in New York City in 2008, Milk Bar’s menu includes pies and cookies from pastry chef, owner and founder of Milk Bar, Christina Tosi. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award and recently published the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook to much critical acclaim (The Guardian called it one of the best cookbooks of 2012).

The Hot House Restaurant & Bar - Renovations

HotHouseCafe.com

A culinary landmark in the trendy Old Town Toronto neighborhood, HotHouse Restaurant & Bar is delighted to be celebrating 20 years. The Hot House Restaurant & Bar offers great food and wine, service, and a comfortable atmosphere at a reasonable price.

The restaurant has recently undergone renovations, featuring a brand new 20ft bar which boasts an extensive selection of fine International wines and an impressive selection of premium beers and cocktails.

GREEN/ECO FRIENDLY

Bike Train Initiative

WelcomeCyclists.ca/Toronto

Toronto is great city to explore by bike, and there are now more options than ever to do so. The new Downtown Explorer loop and suggested 18km cycling route, published on the 2013 Toronto Cycling Map, provides visitors with a self guided option to connect with numerous attractions and neighbourhoods, all by bike. Visitors can easily hop on a rental bike, try a BIXI bike or sign up for a guided tour. Bicycle friendly accommodations are also available for visitors bringing their own bike or renting a bike for multiple days.

Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

TEAP.ca

Open year round, the Fall and Winter season is the perfect time to get out and climb at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park, a zipline aerial treetop park in the GTA. Take your outdoor experience to a whole new level of extreme with our 734' Big Zip and the Canyon Suspension Bridge at close to 40' in the air. Treetop Eco-Adventure Park has over 60 different elements and games in the trees on 130 acre's of pristine forest. As a Licensed TREEGO Park, Canada's original aerial and zipline park designer you will experience the quality and safety standards that surpass all others. At Treetop Eco-Adventure Park you can now earn 1 AIR MILES® reward mile for every $20 spent! We are excited to have been able add a special zipline for the little ones on our children's course and opening in the spring of 2014 a handicap accessible Jr. Big Zip for those with special needs.

LGBT

GetOut! Canada

GetOut! Canada is a leisure and recreation club with activities and events for Toronto’s active and socially-minded LGBQT community. Explore the city and try unique interactive experiences with an LBGT twist! This gay, lesbian, and trans-friendly event club hosts fun sightseeing tours, sports and games tournaments, and how- to’s/introduction classes specifically for the LGBT community in Toronto.

Some tours being offered are:

  • Craft Brewery Tours: GetOutCanada.com/events/wine-and-beer-tastings Leave the driving to us as we visit three award winning craft breweries, including a tour of one and plenty of samples at each. We'll visit Black Oak Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery and finish our tour at the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto's historic Distillery District in this incredible three hour super fun and informative experience. During an informative and entertaining afternoon, visit three award winning craft breweries for a tour of one and plentiful samples at each.
  • Niagara Winery Tours: GetOutCanada.com/events/wine-and-beer-tastings Visit four of the finest boutique, estate wineries for a tour of one and tastings at each. Relax over lunch with spectacular vineyard views. Our shuttle meets guests in the heart of the Church-Wellesley village and in just one hour you'll be in another world of rolling vineyards and magnificent wineries in Niagara-on-the- Lake! Take the stress out of driving to Niagara-On-The-Lake Wine Country and leave the driving to us! GrayLine.ca

Rainbow High Vacations

RainbowHighVacations.com

Rainbow High Vacations, based in Toronto, is recognized throughout North America as the premiere LGBT travel operator who creates unique, customized programs and packages that promote exploration, shared discovery and safe travel. Recently, Pride Toronto named Rainbow High as the Official Travel + Tour Partner for Toronto Pride and most importantly, WorldPride 2014. In early July 2013, WorldPride 2014 packages will be available for gay and lesbian travellers; Bear and Leathermen; Same Sex Couples and Dream Gay Weddings + Honeymoons. **Are you a travel agent that wants to increase revenue from the one of the fastest growing markets in the world? And, do you have LGBT clients that want safe but innovative travel packages? If you do, then become a Rainbow High LGBT Travel Agent Affiliate... AND MAKE COMMISSION WITH EVERY BOOKING! We are your one-stop solution to the lucrative LGBT travel market.

SPECIAL SERVICES/SHOPPING

Insider Shopping Toronto Ltd.

InsiderShoppingToronto.com

Specializing in customized up-scale shopping excursions for visitors or locals who don’t have the time or interest to shop alone. Guests are picked up in a licensed Limousine and treated to a full or half-day of shopping, lunching tea-ing, and sightseeing with their own personal guide and stylist. The whole day is about you and showing you some of the city’s insider shops and areas you may not easily discover on your own. Groups up to 7 are welcome (women and men) and are customized to fit your wishes.

ShowTimeTickets.com

ShowTimeTickets.com

#102 - 36 Charlotte Street (by King & Spadina).Toronto, ON, Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 12-5

New Downtown Toronto location

Conveniently located in the entertainment district - just a short walk to major live entertainment venues.

New Ticket Deals through our 'Last Minute Club'

Get priority access to exclusive offers & ticket blowouts at ShowTimeTickets.com/Subscribe ShowTimeTickets.com is Canada's leading full service ticket agency. We have been providing our customers and hospitality industry partners with unlimited access to the world's best sports, concert and theatre since 1985....... We're Never Sold Out!

You simply choose your event (here in Toronto or around the world), your budget and your seat preference and our Entertainment Consultants will help create a unique memorable experience just for you. Take in a Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey game or NBA Toronto Raptors game at Air Canada Centre or catch the MLB's Toronto Blue Jays just down the street at Rogers Centre.

View a current event schedule at ShowTimeTickets.com/Toronto

T.O. TIX

TOTix.ca

T.O.TIX - Toronto’s Official One Stop Ticket Shop, located on Yonge-Dundas Square, now sells the Toronto CityPASS! Discover Toronto’s must-see attractions with this deep-discount pass. Visitors skip lines and save nearly half off regular admission prices to the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo. You receive 40% savings and is valid for up to 9 days!

Urban Nirvana

Urban-Nirvana.ca

Urban Nirvana helps you cozy up to fall with our new features:

In October, receive Free Heat Therapy with every 90 minute Thai massage.

Pamper yourself with Organic Skin Essence beauty products, now 20% off.

Or plan a treat for the coming cooler months with an 8-pass of 90 minute Thai Massage, on special for $849 ($960 value).

Complimentary tea and soothing foot soak with each visit. Warm up this fall at Urban Nirvana.

sweetgrass spa

SweetgrassSpa.ca

Sweetgrass spa is Toronto’s premier women’s only luxury spa. With an extensive list of day spa services and amenities, enjoy a relaxing urban escape located in the heart of the city. The following NEW treatments are available:

Water Therapies and Maintenance Oxygen Facial.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Yorkdale.com

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian shopping centre to accept China’s UnionPay Card Yorkdale is pleased to announce that UnionPay is now an accepted method of payment at Guest Services for the purchase of Yorkdale Gift Cards.

UnionPay has become the leading card brand that visitors from China and other Asia- Pacific countries use while travelling abroad and this program now makes it easier for visitors to make purchases at Yorkdale’s 250 stores.

Currently, UnionPay is accepted in-store at ten Yorkdale retailers, or shoppers can simply visit Guest Services to purchase a Yorkdale gift card in a desired amount, using their UnionPay card and return to the store to make their purchase.

Toronto Premium Outlets™ Brand New Shuttle Service

TorontoPremiumOutlets.ca

Shoppers now have a brand new option to get to Toronto Premium Outlets TM with King Tours’ brand new regularly scheduled shuttle service from Downtown. Shuttles will depart from Union Station five times daily beginning at 9 am with the last bus leaving Toronto Premium OutletsTM at 9 pm King Tours will offer four round trips on Sundays.

Round trip tickets cost just $30 and includes a $5 VIP Coupon Book worth hundreds of dollars redeemable at participating stores. Fares are commissionable. Since opening in August, Toronto Premium OutletsTM has attracted thousands of visitors from throughout Canada.

Financial District - New twitter account

MyTOFD.com

Twitter: @MyTOFD

Find out what’s going on each day in the Toronto Financial District. From news and events to sales and promotions, there’s so much going on in the Financial District for the 200,000 who work or visit each day.

TRANSPORTATION

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) – Launching in Spring 2015

UPExpress.com

Union Pearson Express (UP Express) will connect Toronto Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto’s Union Station in just 25 minutes with departures every 15 minutes. On board, guests are offered an array of amenities including Wi-Fi, luggage racks and a wheelchair-accessible washroom. Airline check-in kiosks and a relaxing upstairs mezzanine are available at the UP Express Union Station. This station is conveniently located close by Toronto’s many downtown hotels, tourist attractions and business centres. For a quick and comfortable journey to or from Toronto Pearson, the only way is UP!

Royal Taxi NEW and FREE Royal Taxi App

www.RoyalTaxi.ca

Get the app in iTunes

Say goodbye to your days of trying to flag a cab while getting bombarded by snow or jams or simply unearthly hours! At the touch of a finger tip, you can now order a Royal Taxi from anywhere and within seconds. This special App is available on all Apple Operating Systems and its enhanced GPS technology enables you to locate the closest ride, book it, and receive confirmation and the estimated time of arrival. The App allows you to get quotes, lock in frequent destinations, payment options and monitor the scheduled ride. And if that wasn’t good enough, the App is available on iTunes for Free! We’d love to receive feedback.

Coach Canada

CoachCanada.com

Coach Canada’s low-cost, intercity travel brand "Megabus" has grown exponentially over the past year, with increased trips between Toronto and Montreal, as well as the addition of Cornwall, Belleville, Buffalo and Buffalo Airport stops with routes starting from as low as $1.

Motor Home Travel Canada

MotorHomeTravel.com

Motor Home Travel Canada has been providing motorhome rentals in Southern Ontario for 13 years. We have made it a priority to move with the interests of our clients to ensure we can provide a motorhome for every purpose or need. Though family camping is our primary market there is significant demand in the commercial and movie production markets as well. We have launched our new MHLUX category to fill the need for a very high end gas or diesel motorhome for the consumer or commercial client looking for the ultimate in comfort in their home away from home.

Pacific Western Transportation / Toronto Airport Express

TorontoAirportExpress.com

Airport Express "CONNECT" service is our new van service connecting passengers between Lester B. Pearson International Airport and downtown Hotels that are off the route of our regular Airport Express buses. Van passengers transfer from our luxury Coach service at the Downtown Connection Location. Airport to Downtown Service: 7:15 am to 10:25 pm. Downtown to Airport service 8:10 am to 10:30 pm.

Reservations for Airport Express Connect can made online at www.TorontoAirportExpress.com or by calling 1-855-595-5559. Online reservations for transportation between your hotel and the airport must be made at least 24 hours prior to your desired pick-up (phone reservations may be made 2 hours prior).

Pacific Western also provides charter coaches for groups! Options include 56 passenger highway coaches, 29 passenger mini’s or 44 passenger school buses.

Royal Limousine Services

RoyalLimousineServices.com

Royal Limousine Services has purchased a brand new fleet of vehicles. These vehicles include: Lincoln Town cars, SUV’s, Stretch Limos, Mini Coach Buses and Executive Coach Buses. Royal Limousine takes pride in servicing our clients with comfort and safety. We are available for corporate events, meet and greet, and also affiliate work in cities across Canada, Europe and the United States. We welcome you to sit back, relax and enjoy your journey!

Stratford Direct Bus

StratfordFestival.ca

Visitors from the GTA can take our new transportation service, the Stratford Direct Bus, on any performance day this season. Our luxury coach picks up passengers in downtown Toronto and provides non-stop service to the theatre of their choice in Stratford. Visitors can choose to return right after the show, or extend their stay in our beautiful city. A round-trip ticket is only $20!

VIA Rail

VIARail.ca

VIA Rail currently offers more departures and more flexibility in and out of Toronto than ever before. Downtown to downtown service provides stress-free travel and new exclusive on-line Escape fares provide a very affordable option. Passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi in both economy and business classes. VIA is increasing their connectivity with other transportation modes as well, making your travel experience seamless while providing greater accessibility to the VIA network. Look for the launch of a New Business Class this summer. More information is available at viarail.ca.

ADDED VALUE

CityPass Toronto

CityPass.com/Toronto

Five famous attractions, save 45%, avoid most ticket lines. Includes tickets to CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo and Casa Loma. On sale at any of the participating attractions, www.citypass.com or for additional information info@citypass.com.

TOUR PLANNING RESOURCES AT TOURISM TORONTO

International Tourism Toronto Sites

Chinese - SeeTorontoNow.com/zh

Japanese - SeeTorontoNow.com/ja

Korean - SeeTorontoNow.com/ko

Spanish - SeeTorontoNow.com/es

Portuguese -SeeTorontoNow.com/br-pt

French - SeeTorontoNow.com/fr

German - SeeTorontoNow.com/de

Italian - SeeTorontoNow.com/it

Student and Youth Website - upcoming for 2014/15!

www.SeeTorontoNow.com/StudentTravel

Toronto will inspire creativity as your student groups explore the excitement that abounds in our energetic city! From record breaking thrill rides, wonders of the world and interactive science to rockin’ stage productions, medieval battles of courage and more, student’s imaginations will be unleashed as they discover Toronto, our living classroom.

Tourism Toronto's APP!

Make sure you download our APP which is now live and ready to download on itunes for FREE. It’s called "See Toronto" and is the official visitors guide for Toronto, Mississauga & Brampton. Android, Blackberry and Microsoft versions also available.

To download visit: www.SeeTorontoNow.com/MobileApp

Toronto Motorcoach Parking Information

Please visit our website to learn more about motorcoach parking in the city.

To download visit: www.SeeTorontoNow.com/Leisure-Trade/MotorCoachParking.aspx

SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS 2014

Please note: dates are subject to change without notice. Please consult websites.

JANUARY

Next Stage Theatre Festival – January 8 – 19 -www.fringetoronto.com

Toronto International Boat Show – January 11 – 19 - www.torontoboatshow.com

Interior Design Show – January 23 - 26 -www.interiordesignshow.com

National Bridal Show – January 24 – 26 -www.nationalbridalshow.com

Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show - January 25 & 26 - TOTravelShow.com

Winterlicious – Jan 31 – Feb 13 - www.toronto.ca/special_events/winterlicious

FEBRUARY

Toronto Sportsmen's Show – February 6-9 - www.sportsshows.ca/Toronto/

Canadian International Auto Show– February 14 – 23 - wwww.autoshow.ca

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest – February 22 & 23 - wwww.bloor-yorkville.com

Toronto's Golf & Travel Show – February 28 – March 2 - wwww.autoshow.ca

International Bicycle Show – February 28 – March 2 - wwww.bicycleshowtoronto.com

MARCH

Canada Blooms - March 14-23 - www.canadablooms.com

National Home Show – March 14 - 23 -www.nationalhomeshow.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 16 - www.topatrick.com

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale – TBA -www.oneofakindshow.com

APRIL

Toronto’s Wine & Cheese Show – April 4-6 - www.towineandcheeseshow.com

Good Food Festival & Market – April 4-6 - www.goodfoodfestival.com

TIFF Kids International Film Festival - April 8 to April 20 - www.sprockets.ca

The Ultimate Women’s Show – April 12-13 - www.ultimatewomenshow.com

Hot Docs Film Festival – April 24 - May 4 - www.hotdocs.ca

Creativ Festival – April 25-26 - www.csnf.com

MAY

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – May 1 - May 31 - www.contactphoto.com

Toronto Jewish Film Festival – May 1-11 -www.tjff.com

Canadian Music Week – May 6-10 - www.toronto.ca/special_events

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival - May 22 to June 1 - InsideOut.ca

Doors Open Toronto – May 24-25 -www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

40th Anniversary Streetsville Founders Bread & Honey Festival - June 6 - 8 BreadAndHoney.com

JUNE

Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series - June 1 to August 31 BramptonDowntown.com

Luminato – June 6– 15, 2014 - www.luminatofestival.com

Muhtadi International Drumming Festival - June 7 to 8 - MuhtadiDrumFest.com

North by Northeast Music Festival - June 13 to 22 NXNE.com

Toronto Tango Festival - June 12 to 15 TorontoTangoFestival.com

Mississauga Waterfront Festival – June 13-15 - www.mississaugawaterfrontfestival.com

La Franco-Fete de Toronto – June 20 – 22, 2014 - www.franco-fete.ca

Woofstock – TBA - www.woofstock.ca

Pride Toronto (WorldPride) – June 20-29 - www.pridetoronto.com

TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival – June 19 - 28 www.torontojazz.com

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race – June 21 & 22 - www.dragonboats.com

Taste of Little Italy – TBA - www.tasteoflittleitaly.ca

JULY

Canada Day – July 1 - www.toronto.ca/special_events

Canada Day in Mississauga – July 1 - Mississauga.ca

Toronto Fringe Festival – July 2-13 - www.fringetoronto.com

Toronto Outdoor Art Exposition – July 4-6 - www.torontooutdoorart.org

Summerlicious –TBA - www.toronto.ca/special_events

The Great Ontario Salmon Derby – July 5 to August 23 - GreatOntarioSalmonDerby.ca

Taste of Lawrence Festival –TBA -www.tasteoflawrence.com

Afrofest (Woodbine Park) – TBA -www.musicafrica.org/uc.html

Waterfront Blues Festival – July 11 - 13 - www.waterfrontblues.ca

Festival of India – July 12 - 13 - FestivalOfIndia.ca

IRIE Music Festival –TBA - www.iriemusicfestival.com

Honda Indy Toronto –TBA -www.hondaindytoronto.com

Beaches International Jazz Festival – July 18-27 - www.beachesjazz.com

Albion Islington - Fusion of Taste Festival – July 19 - AlbionIslingtonSquare.com

Toronto's Festival of Beer – July 25 - 27 - Beerlicious.ca

AUGUST

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto - August 3 TorontoCaribbeanCarnival.com

Tennis Canada's Roger's Cup - August 2 to 10 RogersCup.com

Jambana - August 3 to 4, 2014 Jambana.com

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth - August 8 to 10 TasteOfTheDanforth.com

JerkFest - Jerk Food Festival - August 9 & 10 JerkFestival.ca

Canadian National Exhibition - August 15 to September 1 TheEx.com

Scotiabank BuskerFest - August 21 to 24 TorontoBuskerFest.com

Hispanic Fiesta - August 29 to September 1 HispanicFiesta.com

SEPTEMBER

Cabbagetown Festival - 2nd weekend of September CabbagetownPA.ca

Toronto International Film Festival - September 4 to 14 TIFF.net

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Jazz & Blues Festival - September 5 to 7 SouthsideShuffle.com

National Bridal Show - September 5 to 7 NationalBridalShow.com

Taste of the Kingsway Festival - September 5 to 7 TasteOfTheKingsway.ca

Tarantella Festival - TBA LittleItalyInToronto.com

Toronto In-Water Boat Show - TBA TorontoBoatShow.com

Bloor West Village Toronto Ukranian Festival - September 12 to 14 UkranianFestival.com

Queen West Art Crawl - September 12 to 14 QueenWestArtCrawl.com

OCTOBER

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche - October 4 ScotiabankNuitBlanche.ca

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival - TBA PlanetInFocus.org

Toronto International Flamenco Festival - TBA TorontoFlamencoFestival.com

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - October 19 TorontoWaterfrontMarathon.com

Art Toronto - October 24 to 27 TIAFair.com

Halloweek - October 27 to November 3 ChurchWellesleyVillage.ca

NOVEMBER

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - November 7 to 16 RoyalFair.org

Santa Claus Parade - November 22 TheSantaClausParade.ca

One of a Kind Craft Show & Sale - TBA OneOfAKindShow.com

Winter Woofstock - TBA TorontoWaterfrontMarathon.com

Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District - TBA TorontoChristmasMarket.com

Cavalcade of Lights - TBA Toronto.ca

DECEMBER

New Year's Eve - December 31 Toronto.ca

 

 

 



 

 



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