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August 26, 2013

Category: Sightseeing

Canadian National Exhibition

August 16 – September 2, 2013. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a unique variety of experiences. Highlights include the President’s Choice Superdogs, international exhibits & shopping, shows and concerts, agricultural exhibits, Kids’ World, live entertainment, parades, a Casino, a three-day air show and more. Let’s Go To The EX!

For more details: www.TheEx.com

Location: Exhibition Place

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Start: August 16, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

The Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town

Tuesdays to Saturdays (and holiday Sundays) until September 1st; Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 2nd
This tour will be departing from the office of our partner, Segway of Ontario, located at 30 Gristmill Lane in The Distillery Historic District.

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Stroll along the haunted cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and the St. Lawrence Market area by lantern light. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city.

Buy tickets here: www.attractionscanada.com/HauntedWalks-Toronto/ShowCalendar.asp

 
Start: August 20, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Haunted Walk of Toronto

Toronto’s Haunted Walk

Daily until September 1st; Tuesdays to Saturdays beginning September 2nd.

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto’s ghost stories and darker history. Hear of the city’s haunted theaters, public hangings and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. You will never look at the city the same again. This tour will be departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street.

Buy tickets here: www.attractionscanada.com/HauntedWalks-Toronto/ShowCalendar.asp

 
Start: August 20, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Haunted Walk of Toronto

EdgeWalk

Season 3 starts April 15, 2013

Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?

EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.

Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!

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Start: April 15, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: CN Tower

ROM Walks

One of the greatest ways to explore the city is walking at street level through Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Guided walking tours are offered for free by ROMwalks every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon from May through October. Tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.

All ROMwalks are free and no reservations are needed, with the exception for ROMwalk Plus walks.
See www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/bus-walks-travel for more details.

 
Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Mesopotamia

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts Mesopotamia in its premiere North American engagement from June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The internationally touring exhibition of the ancient civilization is presented in Toronto by the British Museum in collaboration with the ROM.

More than 3,000 years of accomplishments by the civilization are explored in the exhibition. Widely credited with the invention or development of writing, long-distance communication, law, trade networks, and the first empires, Mesopotamian society also launched and advanced literature and sophisticated art, concurrently with great intellectual, spiritual, and scientific advances. These achievements still influence us today.

Mesopotamia showcases more than 170 priceless objects from the eminent collections of the British Museum. These artifacts, most never before seen in Canada, are augmented by those from the ROM’s own renowned collections and other leading institutions, including the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum, Philadelphia), and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Presented in a series of well-defined themes, the exhibition features an outstanding selection of artifacts: stunning jewellery, dramatic stone sculptures, and impressive wall reliefs.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/mesopotamia

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

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Start: June 22, 2013
End: January 5, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum