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July 10, 2014 – August 28, 2014

Getting to Know Toronto’s Heritage in Ten Stops

Heritage Toronto brings Toronto’s heritage to life this summer with a simple and delightful walking tour called “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops.”

Passing by some of the city’s most celebrated sites, this tour gives a “big picture” overview of Toronto’s history. It visits a number of Toronto landmarks and shares inspiring stories of the people who built the city. The tour also introduces citizens and tourists to key moments of innovation and creativity that have shaped Toronto, from the people who, over 10,000 years ago, left footprints in the clay under Toronto Bay, to the rise of the city’s Financial District, to the story of stunning homegrown scientific breakthroughs that shaped our modern world.

The “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops” tours run every Thursday at 6:30pm from July 10 to August 28.

Cost is $20 per person and proceeds go directly toward the charitable agency of the City’s programming, which focuses on helping people appreciate Toronto’s rich natural, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage.

Pre-registration and pre-payment at www.heritagetoronto.org/creatingtoronto is required to secure a guaranteed spot.

The 2014 Heritage Toronto Tours season, which is in its 20th year, officially ends on October 26. Click here heritagetoronto.org/tours/ for a digital version of this season’s Heritage Toronto Tours brochure which lists all tour dates, times and descriptions.

Heritage Toronto thanks Tours Sponsor TD Bank Group for making this program possible.

Heritage Toronto is a charitable arms-length agency of the City of Toronto established in 1949 to promote a greater appreciation for the city’s rich architectural, cultural, archaeological and natural heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto provides city-wide programs and services.

 
Start: July 10, 2014
End: August 28, 2014
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August 29, 2014

Luau Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 29th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Luau Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Your summer luau aboard the Showboat includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet style dinner infused with a Hawaiian twist. Dance (or hula!) the night away with our DJ and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=939

August 30, 2014

Murder at the ROM

Saturday August 30th at 1:00-3:30 pm

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you’ll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/murder-at-the-royal-ontario-museum/.

 
Date: August 30, 2014
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August 31, 2014

Open Streets Toronto

In the last 10 years, Canada’s cultural capital has undergone an architectural renaissance. World-renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry have left their imprint on the city alongside monumental works by resident firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Diamond and Schmitt.

Explore the Bloor Street Cultural District, Philosopher’s Walk, and University of Toronto downtown campus, where we emerge in the dynamic Medical Discovery District, seeing how the city and the campus flow into and out of one another while referencing the different periods and styles of buildings along the route. Learn about the “starchitects” and their innovative designs that are hidden in plain view on Bloor Street West and on the University of Toronto downtown campus. Our excursion concludes at the Art Gallery of Ontario at Dundas and McCaul Street.

Join On the Town Tours for complimentary walking tours of the Cultural-University-Discovery District at Open Streets Toronto, Sunday, August 31. All tours begin at 10 am and are approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long.

Meet at: 135 St. George Street, in front of the York Club, at the corner of St. George and Bloor

Please visit our website: www.onthetown.ca

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Date: August 31, 2014
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August 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian National Exhibition

August 15 to September 1, 2014. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment including shows and concerts, Kids’ World, a large carnival midway, a working farm, shopping, an air show and more.

For more details: www.TheEx.com

Location: Exhibition Place

 
Start: August 15, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

August 30, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian International Air Show

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Enjoy the best seats in the house to view the Canadian Snow Birds during the Canadian International Air show 12:00-5:00pm.

Join Gone Sailing Adventures on an afternoon cruise circumnavigating the Toronto Islands. Enjoy the afternoon breeze while we watch the planes of the Canadian International Air show zoom above our heads completing arial acrobatics.

Limited Space to 10.

For more information and reservations: www.gonesailingadventures.com/#!special-sails/cgwf

 
Start: August 30, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – September 8, 2014

Full Moon Sails

Friday, June 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

Friday, July 13, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00pm

Celebrate this monthly event with Gone Sailing Adventures. Sailing from the Toronto Harbour out to Lake Ontario, we pass Tommy Thompson Park and Gibraltar Point enjoying the evening breeze. As the sun sets, we continue our voyage under the bright moonlit sky. Beverages and Hors d’ouevres included to toast the full moon each summer month.

Limited Space to 10.

For more information and reservations: www.gonesailingadventures.com/#!special-sails/cgwf

 
Start: June 11, 2014
End: September 8, 2014
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June 28, 2014 – September 13, 2014

Pick-nic in the Park

Dates: June 28, July 26, September 13. Time: 11:00 AM.

Join us on our newest food tour! What better way to enjoy the great weather than with a pick-nic? Come with us as we explore some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover a few distinct Toronto neighbourhoods on this walking tour. We will walk through 2 neighbourhoods, stopping into 5-6 food shops/restaurants, as we pick up goodies to fill our picnic basket. With a bit of nibbling along the way, as you will not be able to resist, we end the tour with a beautiful picnic in the park to enjoy the delicious creations we picked up from the best food shops and restaurants in the area.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/pick-nic-in-the-park-toronto-culinary-tour/

 
Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 13, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

May 20, 2014 – September 18, 2014

Escape the City Canoe Paddle and Beach Dining Adventure

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening (from May 20 to Sept 18).

Tickets : Adults (ages 16+) $135 Youth (ages 12 to 15) $100.

Location: Depart from Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak – 283A Queens Quay West

This event is a Canadian Signature Experience™. Join us on a leisurely paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage freighter canoe, a replica of those used by early Canadian settlers. With a professional canoe guide, we will explore a bird sanctuary, paddle past some beautiful sailboats and yacht clubs while we hear about the natural geography and evolution of the area. Watch in awe as planes take off and land from Billy Bishop airport right above our heads!
Once we hit the shore, we will feast on a gourmet dinner picnic, (no burgers and hotdogs here!) with delicious dishes featuring local Ontario products and prepared by one of Toronto’s hottest young Chefs. Relax after an amazing meal and watch the beautiful colours of the sun set over the island rivers….you will soon forget we are mere minutes away from Canada’s largest city.
As darkness falls, we will board our canoes and paddle back, taking in the magnificent skyline view from the water. You will see the city as you’ve never seen it before. You will leave with a full belly and incredible memories of an amazing voyage to the islands. What are you waiting for? Come escape the city with us!

For more details: www.culinaryadventureco.com/tour/escape-the-city-canoe-and-beach-dining-adventure/

 
Start: May 20, 2014
End: September 18, 2014
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January 12, 2014 – September 21, 2014

A Taste of Kensington Food Tour

Dates: January 12, February 15, March 15, April 13, May 25, June 22, July 20, September 21.
Start Time: 11:00 AM.

Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in the core of the city. An older neighbourhood and one of the city’s most well-known. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in November 2006. Bordering Chinatown, the indoor/outdoor market may be one of the most photographed sites in Toronto. To some, gritty and rugged, to others, a throwback of the way life once was, to foodies, heaven. Relatively untouched for years, Kensington has been undergoing a state of gentrification, without losing its character. Explore one of the last authentic markets in Toronto on our Taste of Kensington Food Tour.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/a-taste-of-kensington/

 
Start: January 12, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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Location: Foodies on Foot