Tourism Toronto Press Releases: Archive

What's New in Toronto, Canada - Spring 2013

  • March 8, 2013
  • TORONTO, CANADA (March 18, 2013) – Spring into the new year with spectacular new developments, events, festivals, restaurants, and more in Toronto. This season brings new attractions that are sure to keep Toronto a must-see destination. Visit Toronto’s Islands and see the ever-changing skyline bloom with skyscrapers, condominiums and hotels; experience the excitement happening throughout the city. Join us for our amazing and colourful festivals and events.
  • Read more

Special Ticket Packages on Sale for 100th Grey Cup Championship

  • October 17, 2012
  • TORONTO (October 17, 2012) – A special block of tickets is now available for the sold-out Grey Cup game in Toronto.
  • Read more

What's New in Toronto: Fall 2012

  • August 28, 2012
  • TORONTO, CANADA (August 28, 2012) – The leaves may be changing but Toronto remains North America’s place to be this Fall as it gears up to play host to big events like the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the 100th Grey Cup Festival.
  • Read more

It's Not Too Late to Get Out and Enjoy Toronto's Endless Summer Offerings

  • July 11, 2012
  • TORONTO (July 11, 2012) – As Toronto’s hot summer continues on, it’s not too late to get out and take advantage of the endless events and festivals taking place in Toronto this summer...
  • Read more (PDF)

Vision for Toronto Nets Award for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

  • June 26, 2012
  • TORONTO (June 26, 2012) – At their Annual General Meeting, Tourism Toronto and the Greater Hotel Association (GTHA) presented Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) with the 2012 Presidents' Award.
  • Read more

Tourism Toronto Announces Lucky NYC Couple to Wed During Toronto Pride 2012

  • June 14, 2012
  • TORONTO/NEW YORK (June 14, 2012) – Tourism Toronto hosted a New York City-based contest in early June, offering a marriage to one lucky LGBT couple during Toronto’s 2012 Pride Festival. The festival, one of the largest in the world, begins June 22nd and concludes with the marquee event, the Toronto Pride Parade, on July 1st.
  • Read more (PDF)

Tourism Toronto Seeks NYC LGBTQ Couple to Marry in Toronto's Pride Parade

  • May 29, 2012
  • TORONTO/NEW YORK (May 29, 2012) – Tourism Toronto and Pride Toronto are hosting a New York City based contest, marrying one lucky LGBTQ couple during Toronto’s 2012 Pride Festival.
  • Read more (PDF)

Digital Dreams Music Festival Powered by Rogers Packages Now Available in Torotno

  • May 8, 2012
  • TORONTO (May 8, 2012) – For the first time ever, Electronic Nation presents Digital Dreams Music Festival Powered by Rogers, a two-day outdoor electronic music festival in downtown Toronto this Canada Day weekend, June 30 and July 1, 2012. Digital Dreams will take place at The Flats at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Ontario Place).
  • Read more (PDF)

Ticket Package Deals for Oprah's LifeClass: The Tour on April 16, 2012

  • March 1, 2012
  • TORONTO (March 1, 2012) – Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour is making just one Canadian stop as she takes her series on the road in Toronto on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Presented in collaboration with The Power of Women, Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Tour is the world¹s biggest classroom - an interactive television and digital experience, showcasing Oprah’s lessons, revelations and aha moments over the last 25 years along with notable co-teachers.
  • Read more (PDF)

March Break in Toronto!

  • February 22, 2012
  • TORONTO (February 22, 2012) – As a great reminder that summer is just around the corner, March Break in Toronto is where the family should be! From March 10-26, 2012 Toronto offers an abundance of activities, events, shows and great deals for the whole family. Tourism Toronto is offering guests a chance to save and see so much more with the popular Attractions & Events Package available at
  • Read more (PDF)

Toronto Reaches Milestone in Tourism Performance

  • January 30, 2012
  • TORONTO (January 30, 2012) – 2011 was another record year for tourism in Toronto as the number of hotel room nights sold surpassed 9 million for the first time ever, Tourism Toronto announced today. Additionally, for the first time since 2006, Toronto has seen an increase in overnight visitors from the U.S., while emerging overseas markets continued to show growth.
  • Read more (PDF)

What’s New in Toronto, Canada - Winter/Spring 2012

  • January 30, 2012
  • TORONTO, CANADA (January 30, 2012) – Toronto’s beautiful winter skyline is the perfect backdrop for pampering yourself at one of the city’s luxurious spas, skating on a famous downtown outdoor rink, or taking in an exhibit at an outstanding museum. Visit Toronto to indulge in world-class dining, shopping, nightlife, and events. In spring, celebrate the flowers blooming by riding Canada’s newest and largest rollercoaster, enjoying a collection of artwork by Picasso, or by attending Canada’s largest consumer event under one roof – Canada Blooms and The National Home Show.
  • Read more (PDF)

Start planning an unforgettable Family Day weekend in Toronto!

  • January 24, 2012
  • TORONTO (January 24, 2012) – This Family Day weekend, guests traveling to Toronto can enjoy a range of exciting and entertaining things to do and see all weekend long while in the city from Friday, February 18 to Monday, February 20, 2012.
  • Read more (PDF)

Loving it up in Toronto on Valentine’s Day

  • January 18, 2012
  • TORONTO (January 18, 2012) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Toronto for an unforgettable and unique romantic experience. Dance the night away with your Valentine, try couples yoga, shoot Cupid’s arrow, enjoy a unique bowling date, learn about love in the wild, and so much more.
  • Read more (PDF)

Seeing Toronto Just Got Easier! Tourism Toronto’s new app puts Toronto’s best in the palms of visitors’ hands

  • November 11, 2011
  • TORONTO (November 11, 2011) – Tourism Toronto has launched a new tool that helps create smarter visitors out of smart phone users. “See Toronto” is a free download, currently available for iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, that enables tourists and residents alike to find places to eat, things to do and areas to shop with a few taps of a screen.
  • Read more

Seasonal Road Trip Anyone? Break away to Toronto's boutique towns for laid-back holiday good times.

  • November 7, 2011
  • TORONTO (November 7, 2011) – It is not just the big city that draws all the holiday action this festive season. The boutique cities surrounding Greater Toronto also share in the joy with events featuring flying ghosts, parading Santas and the occasional uproarious send-up. Here, these communities offer small-town charm along with internationally acclaimed performances. They proffer homemade farm-fresh goodies and acclaimed vintage cellar selections. Whether you live in Toronto or are en route to the big city from elsewhere, make an Ontario boutiquetown stay the order of the day.
  • Read more

Gateway Getaways: Fresh travel trend sees trippers enter holiday mode before hitting the runway

  • October 31, 2011
  • TORONTO (October 31, 2011) – Reduce travel stress and streamline your vacation by taking advantage of Toronto Pearson Airport hotel specials. Packages include such extras as long-term parking, overnight deluxe suites, and shuttle service to and from the airport.
  • Read more

Get Your Glitter On In Toronto

  • October 25, 2011
  • TORONTO (October 25, 2011) – A buzzing city year-round, Toronto's best comes to light during the holiday season. Whether your idea of a merry getaway means twizzling on ice to DJ spins, watching snow maidens dance or shopping your way through well-curated Christmas markets, countless holiday opportunities to create happy memories await in Toronto.
  • Read more

Microsoft chooses Toronto for 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference

  • July 13, 2011
  • TORONTO (July 13, 2011) – One of the world’s most prestigious and advanced conferences will come to Toronto next July as Microsoft Corporation announced today that its Worldwide Partner Conference will meet in Toronto in 2012.
  • Read more

What's New in Toronto, Canada - Summer 2011

  • June 6, 2011
  • TORONTO (June 6, 2011) – Toronto's summer line-up is hotter than ever with events, festivals, theatre and dining!
  • Read more

Pump Up Pride Toronto

  • June 6, 2011
  • TORONTO (June 6, 2011) – You wouldn't want to show up to a party the size of Toronto Pride without getting into Pride shape.
  • Read more

Tourism Industry Digs In For Earth Day

  • April 21, 2011
  • TORONTO (April 21, 2011) – Tourism Toronto is rallying the tourism industry for a massive tree planting at the Toronto Zoo in celebration of Earth Day.
  • Read more

Special UFC Packages for Ultimate Fans Available at

  • April 7, 2011
  • TORONTO (April 7, 2011) – A rush of excitement has overcome Toronto as the city prepares to host The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) Event...
  • Read more

Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine Recognizes Tourism Toronto With Distinguished Service Award

  • March 23, 2011
  • TORONTO (March 23, 2011) – For the first time in its 11-year history, the Apex Distinguished Service Award is being presented to the leader of a Canadian organization.
  • Read more

Toronto To Welcome Greenbuild U.S. For First International Conference

  • March 3, 2011
  • TORONTO (March 3, 2011) – The world’s largest and most influential gathering of green building experts has chosen Toronto.
  • Read more

March Break Toronto Experiences Available at

  • Feb 28, 2011
  • TORONTO (February 28, 2011) – March Break Toronto Experiences Available at
  • Read more

Special Deals Make For A Weekend Of Family Day Fun in Toronto

  • February 10, 2011
  • TORONTO (February 10, 2011) – Family getaways to the city start from $115 a night at
  • Read more

Toronto Rises in North American Tourism Rankings

  • Jan 27, 2011
  • TORONTO (January 27, 2011) – 2010 was a record year for tourism in Toronto as the number of hotel room nights sold reached over 8.93 million. Toronto moved up to sixth place.
  • Read more

Exclusive Pre-Sale of The 2011 JUNO Awards in Toronto available only at

  • January 26, 2011
  • TORONTO (January 26, 2011) – An exclusive pre-sale of a special block of tickets to The 2011 JUNO Awards broadcast is available for advance purchase starting January 26.
  • Read more

What’s New in Toronto, Canada - Fall 2011

  • September 13, 2011
  • Toronto, ON - The Holiday season is around the corner so Fall in love with Toronto this season as the city transforms into an abundance of colours with festivals, events, wining and dining. The fall season brings spectacular new developments for discovering and experiencing Toronto. As temperatures go down, Toronto’s tourist offerings heat up. Whether gliding across ice rinks or dance floors, Toronto is the perfect place to party and this season will see even greater enhancements to the city's already superior festivals and events. Dramatic renovations and fresh venue spaces provide the perfect backdrop for thrilling activities and inspiring exhibits that invite all to continue their love affair with Toronto.
  • Read more

Tourism Toronto names new marketing agency to carry the Toronto story to the world

  • December 16, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto announced today that it has named Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) as its new lead marketing agency. In making its selection.
  • Read more

Toronto’s Exceptional Shopping Districts are a top Holiday Draw for Visitors

  • November 29, 2010
  • Retail therapy is one of the leading prescriptions this season in Toronto, with unique and one-of-a-kind shopping districts, international designer boutiques and local designer showcases.
  • Read more

Make The Dreaded "Night Before" Less Dreaded And Part Of Your Holiday Travel From Toronto This Holiday Season

  • November 15, 2010
  • Forget that late night of packing and early morning of scraping the ice off the car and driving to Toronto for that vacation flight south. Travelling out of Toronto.
  • Read more

Experience Toronto’s Boutique Towns for a Warm Start to the Holiday Season

  • November 4, 2010
  • Holiday excitement extends well beyond the downtown core this season to Toronto’s surrounding communities. Visitors will be surprised to discover the old-world charm, one-of-a-kind shops and intimate holiday events that exist.
  • Read more

Toronto Invites Visitors to Discover its Urban Winter Wonderland

  • October 14, 2010
  • With spectacular shows, countless shopping opportunities, outdoor skating rinks and top-notch restaurants, Toronto transforms into an urban winter wonderland and a great getaway during the holiday season.
  • Read more

Tourism Toronto uses innovative technology to lure urban visitors

  • July 23, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto’s tourism industry got a little hipper this summer as it introduced a new way to tap into the power of social networks to reach connected, urban travellers.
  • Read more

Toronto program wins international award for social responsibility

  • May 27, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - A prestigious awards program that recognizes organizations for outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility efforts announced Tourism Toronto’s Relax, Recharge, Renew (“RRR”) program as its 2010 winner.
  • Read more

Toronto jumps up in North American rankings as top convention city

  • May 18, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto's convention industry got another shot in the arm as meeting planners from across North America rated Toronto tops in several categories.
  • Read more

Toronto teems with culture, creativity and character in summer

  • March 29, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - This summer, visitors to Toronto will enjoy a multitude of festivals, events, and new attractions. Whether it's hiking through Toronto's scenic trails or shopping districts, Toronto is the perfect place to visit this summer.
  • Read more

Toronto beckons with bolder, brighter buildings

  • March 17, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto is undergoing a profound transformation. The city skyline is alive with 53 new corporate towers, two major arts and entertainment centres, luxury hotels and gleaming condos.
  • Read more

Toronto chosen again for major meeting convention

  • March 11, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Hot on the heels of its successful event in Toronto in August 2009, the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE & The Center) has decided to bring its Annual Meeting & Exposition back to Toronto in 2017.
  • Read more

Experience March Break in Toronto with Hot Deals Available at Starting from $69 a Night

  • February 25, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - This March Break families travelling to Toronto will stay intrigued and entertained with special exhibits, live theatre, sporting events and family-friendly attractions all week long from March 13-21, 2010.
  • Read more

Toronto program wins North American award for CSR

  • February 25, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - A prestigious awards program that recognizes organizations for outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility efforts recently chose Tourism Toronto’s Relax, Recharge & Renew program.
  • Read more

Toronto's Black Heritage Draws Recognition and Visitors

  • February 9, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto and the Ontario Science Centre have come together to stage a celebration of African-Canadian heritage in Toronto.
  • Read more

Toronto's major tourism wins set the stage for growth year

  • February 2, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto welcomed 10 million overnight visitors in 2009 according to Tourism Toronto’s initial estimates for the year. In what was a challenging period for the tourism sector worldwide, Toronto kept pace with other top destinations and ended the year with the momentum of a series of major wins.
  • Read more

Toronto, Ontario will host the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Juno Awards in 2011

  • January 25, 2010
  • Toronto, ON - Landmark year, landmark city: Canada’s Music Awards returns home to celebrate in grand style. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with broadcast partner CTV, are pleased to announce Toronto, Ontario, as the Host City for the 2011 JUNO Awards.
  • Read more

Escape to Toronto this holiday season with weekend getaways starting from $99 a night

  • November 24, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - This season, the magic of the holidays begins in Toronto with hot deals and great packages at more than 80 hotels in the Greater Toronto Area starting from just $99 a night. Visitors to Toronto can build their own Toronto Weekend Getaway package featuring the best of accommodations, admission to the season’s must-see exhibitions, and tickets.
  • Read more

NFL action in Toronto heats up with New York Jets Packages on sale - Book two nights and two tickets to game day and get the third night free

  • November 23, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Fans looking to jet up to Toronto, Canada to see the New York Jets battle their divisional rivals, the Buffalo Bills, can now book tickets through specially priced packages starting from $169 USD per night.
  • Read more

Olympic-themed exhibits in Toronto capture a winning spirit

  • October 22, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - New exhibits at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame and Bata Shoe Museum capture the moments of high drama and emotion experienced by Olympians past and present.
  • Read more

Toronto expects great tourism benefits as 2015 Pan Am Games host

  • October 22, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto and the Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) are hopeful that Toronto will be awarded the Pan / Parapan Am Games in 2015.
  • Read more

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Toronto and be a part of hockey history

  • October 20, 2009
  • Toronto, ON – Plan a weekend drive to Toronto and celebrate the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2009 Induction Ceremony from November 6-9 with friends, family and hockey fans.
  • Read more

Toronto named Host City for World Pride 2014

  • October 18, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto has been named the host city for World Pride 2014. The announcement was made today in St. Petersburg, Florida at the annual InterPride 2009 Conference.
  • Read more

Tourism Toronto and Metro Toronto Convention Centre suit up for the "Super Bowl of Conventions"

  • August 14, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - The much-anticipated ASAE & The Center's 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition convenes in Toronto, August 15-18, bringing an estimated $7 million in revenue for the city.
  • Read more

Summertime is the Right Time to Visit Toronto

  • August 5, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto’s summer season is far from over and traveling to the city has never been easier thanks to special promotional packages available throughout August.
  • Read more

Global Travel Show hits Maple Leaf Gardens this weekend

  • May 7, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - EXPLORATIONS, a travel consumer show for travelers gay or straight, will be held at Maple Leaf Gardens and is part of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s (IGLTA) 26th annual conference to be hosted in Toronto from May 7-9. Travelers looking for the next trend in travel and wanting to learn about more than 100 exciting international destinations should attend this travel show in the Village.
  • Read more

Toronto Wins Major Convention - 97th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention takes place in Toronto in 2014

  • April 2, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto announced today that Toronto has won the 97th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention for 2014. The convention to be held from June 27–July 10, 2014 is expected to draw 15,000 attendees from around the world.
  • Read more

Tourism Toronto Wins Internet Advertising Award - Online holiday campaign nets award from Marketing Association

  • April 1, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto received the 2009 award for "Best Travel Online Campaign" from the Web Marketing Association, an international, U.S.-based association.
  • Read more

Toronto's Black Heritage Draws Recognition and Visitors - Two Major U.S. Professional Associations Choose Toronto for Upcoming Conventions

  • February 11, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - Tourism Toronto and Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson brought together community leaders at a special Black History Month event yesterday to build momentum for Toronto as a leading global destination.
  • Read more

Toronto's Leadership Recognized Through Professional Conference Management Association Chairman's Award

  • January 20, 2009
  • Toronto, ON - In recognition of the city's exemplary leadership and spirit of partnership, Tourism Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) have been honoured with the Professional Conference Management Association's (PCMA) 2009 Chairman's Award.
  • Read more

Travel Media Assistance

Interested in covering Toronto? Fill out our form and let us know how we can help.
More »

B-Roll Request

We are pleased to provide B-Roll to members of the media. Provide a few details so that we may process your request.
More »

We're here to help! Have
any questions?
Contact Us »

Our partners:

City of Toronto VIA Rail Air Canada City of Mississauga Brampton Ontario Tourism Porter Airlines

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

Ontario Trillium

Privacy Policy | Legal | Employees | Copyright © 2013 The Toronto Convention and Visitors Association. All rights reserved.