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CONTENTS

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3 Welcome 8 2017 events 36 Finding your feet How to get around town.

12 EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, ENJOY

16 DISCOVER TORONTO . 40 Accommodations

45 B&Bs, Residences & Campgrounds 48 Attractions 84 Restaurants 102 Retail / Shopping 110 Tour Operators / Tour Partners 112 Transportation City, regional and transit maps are located on the back cover.

10 News What’s new and notable for 2017. 12 Cultural revelations Get your arts and culture fix at the city’s top institutions. 14 Bon appétit Chow down on the city’s most appetizing food experiences. 16 Go local Don’t go home without sipping, munching and savouring these Canadian classics, old and new. 18 Shopper’s world Where to indulge in the thrill of the hunt.

20 Destination YYZ Here are a dozen ways to pack more fun into your Toronto Pearson International Airport experience. 22 Turn it up! The coolest places to catch the hottest music all year long. 24 Yo Toronto Twenty kid-approved ways to create the most awesome family vacation ever. 25 Take a hike … plus 10 other ways to work up a healthy sweat while exploring the city. 26 Winter wonders Fifteen places where Torontonians celebrate the most magical time of the year. 28 Neighbourhood watch Explore our city the way locals do.

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Shot on location at Nathan Phillips Square’s iconic TORONTO sign, the LED-illuminated installation is a must-visit, must-photograph attraction. PHOTO BY FINN O’HARA

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6 Toronto treasures Twenty-one uniquely Toronto experiences for every type of traveller.


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TORONTO TREASURES

21 uniquely Toronto experiences for every type of traveller. FOR ADRENALIN JUNKIES

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WALK THE WALK Buckle into your harness and step outside the CN Tower’s main observation pod. At 365 metres (1,198 feet) above street level, CN Tower EdgeWalk provides epic, 360-degree views of the lake and city.

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HANG WITH GORILLAS, CHILL WITH STINGRAYS Tackle the Gorilla Climb Ropes Course at the Toronto Zoo. ­Navigate 26 climbing elements 10 metres (33 feet) above ground, observing lowland gorillas from a unique vantage. Or snorkel with stingrays at ­Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

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GO SOLE SEARCHING It’s a feast for your eyes at the Bata Shoe Museum, which boasts the most comprehensive collection of footwear and related artifacts on the planet!

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TRY A MOVIE MARATHON Catch the best of Canadian and international cinema

at the Toronto International Film Festival each Sep­ tember. Or visit the TIFF Bell Lightbox for year-round film and design exhibits.

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STAY UP LATE FOR ART Immerse yourself in the otherworldly installations of Nuit Blanche Toronto. The free, all-night art extravaganza transforms the city for one night every fall.

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STRIP & DIP Dare to go bare at clothingoptional Hanlan’s Point Beach on the Toronto Islands. Or suit up and hit Centre Island beach instead. The Toronto Islands are Canada’s largest car-free urban community.


FOR URBAN ARCHITECTURE BUFFS

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EXPLORE INDUSTRIAL VICTORIANA Stroll cobblestone lanes in The Distillery Historic District, North America’s largest, best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture.

and photographed, icons. Step up for your shot!

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SNAPCHAT THAT SLAM DUNK OR HOME RUN Cheer on Canada’s only NBA and MLB teams, the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Blue Jays!

CN Tower EdgeWalk

St. Lawrence Market, considered by many to be one of the best food markets in the world.

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TASTE THE WORLD IN KENSINGTON MARKET Sample Salvadoran pupusas, Chilean empanadas and even Jamaican jerk-andpasta dishes in multicultural Kensington Market.

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SHOP CENTRE ICE Browse the upscale super­market inside legendary Maple Leaf Gardens. Scan the floor for the big red dot that marks where the Toronto Maple Leafs used to face off against NHL rivals.

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GAIN INSIGHTS INTO OUR IMMIGRANT ROOTS Tour one of the Toronto region’s five (yes, five!) Chinatowns. Make sure you visit Little Italy, Little Portugal, GreekTown, and Gerrard India Bazaar, too!

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RIDE THE RED ROCKET Board one of our iconic streetcars and commute like a local. The Toronto Transit Commission operates 11 routes across the city.

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WANDER THE UNDERGROUND CITY Explore the PATH, which links about 1,200 shops, restaurants and services along its 30 km (19 mile) underground route. Make a stop at Brookfield Place, one of the first tower complexes to blend architectural eras.

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FOR FAMILYFUN LOVERS

MEET A STAR Snap a selfie with a Canadian legend like Céline Dion, Sandra Oh, Jim Carrey or Steve Nash…  or with their stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame!

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COZY UP TO TORONTO The Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square is one of the city’s most beloved,

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PLAY IN AN AUTHENTIC CASTLE Families with teens can enjoy the ultimate escape room experience at Casa Loma Escape Series. Or skip the game and tour the grounds, with its 98 rooms, secret passageways and turrets. GET UP CLOSE TO THE STANLEY CUP Practise your slap shot, or score a photo with hockey’s biggest trophy, at the Hockey Hall of Fame, home of the world’s largest collection of hockey memorabilia.

FOR FOOD ENTHUSIASTS

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CHOW DOWN ON CANADIAN BACON Grab a peameal bacon sandwich at the 200-year-old

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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY Fly your rainbow flag at one of world’s most popular LGBTQ events: Pride Toronto. More than one million LGBTQ people and allies participate each year!

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FEEL THE BEAT Show off your dance moves while grooving to soca, calypso and reggae at Toronto Caribbean Carnival. North America’s biggest Caribbean festival celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017!

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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TAKE IN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS AND BIG CITY Experience the hustle and bustle of Yonge-Dundas Square. Catch a show, or shop, sip or dine the surrounding restaurants, bars and retail stores.

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2017 EVENTS JANUARY

TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Canada on Screen

January – December tiff.net

Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Canada Mosaic January – December tso.ca

Interior Design Show

January 19 – 22 interiordesignshow.com

Toronto International Boat Show January 20 – 29 torontoboatshow.com

Winterlicious

January 27 – February 10 toronto.ca

Toronto Light Festival

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

Bestival

Toronto Comicon

The Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival

March 17 – 19 comicontoronto.com

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale

Ontario Craft Beer Week

March 29 – April 2 oneofakindshow.com APRIL

TIFF Kids International Film Festival April 7 – 23, tiff.net

Canadian Music Week

April 18 – 22, cmw.net

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival April 27 – May 7, hotdocs.ca

FEBRUARY

Cultural Hotspot

Canadian International AutoShow February 17 – 26 autoshow.ca

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest February 25 – 26 bloor-yorkville.com MARCH

Beach Village BIA’s Family Sunday in the Beach March thebeachvillage.com

Becoming Canadian in Toronto: Snapshots Through Time March – July, toronto.ca

Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival March 10 – 19 canadablooms.com

National Home Show

March 10 – 19 nationalhomeshow.com

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June 2 – 4, breadandhoney.com

CeleBRAMPTON

March 19, stpatrickstoronto.com

Creativ Festival

February 14 – May 21 gardinermuseum.com

June, bestival.ca

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

January 27 – March 19 thedistillerydistrict.com/ events.html

Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary

JUNE

March 15 – 19 torontosportshow.ca

April 28 – 29, csnf.com MAY May – October toronto.ca/culturalhotspot

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1 – 31 scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Toronto Jewish Film Festival May 4 – 14, tjff.com

Mississauga Marathon

May 6 – 7 mississaugamarathon.com

June 10, brampton.ca June 10 – 18, ocbweek.ca

North by Northeast

June 12 – 18, nxne.com

Ideacity

June 14 – 16, ideacityonline.com

Luminato Festival

June 14 – 24, luminatofestival.com

Taste of Toronto

June 15 – 18, tasteoftoronto.com

Mississauga Waterfront Festival June 16 – 18, themwf.com

The Taste of Little Italy June 16 – 18 tasteoflittleitaly.ca

Pepsi North America Cup

June woodbineentertainment.com

Pride Toronto

June, pridetoronto.com

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

June 23 – July 2, torontojazz.com

Cavalia

June 28 – July 16, cavalia.net JULY

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon

Canada Day Nathan Phillips Square

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Bud Light Digital Dreams Music Festival

May 7, torontomarathon.com

May 25 – June 4, insideout.ca

Carassauga: Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures

May 26 – 28, carassauga.com

Doors Open Toronto

May 27 – 28, toronto.ca

Woofstock

May 27 – 28, woofstock.ca

June 30 – July 3, toronto.ca

July digitaldreamsfestival.ca

Harbourfront Centre’s Sounds of Home

July – August harbourfrontcentre.com

Redpath Waterfront Festival July 1 – July 3 towaterfrontfest.com

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Brampton Chinguacousy Park’s Canada Day

Krinos Taste of the Danforth

Mississauga Celebration Square’s Canada Day

Canadian National Exhibition

August 11 – 13 tasteofthedanforth.com

July 1, brampton.ca

July 1 mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca

Queen’s Plate

July 2 woodbineentertainment.com

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival

July 3 – 27, salsaintoronto.com

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

July 4 – August 7 torontocaribbeancarnival.com

The Toronto Fringe Festival

July 5 – 16, fringetoronto.com

Beaches International Jazz Festival

August 18 – September 4 theex.com

Fan Expo Canada

August 31 – September 3 fanexpocanada.com SEPTEMBER

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

September torontourbanrootsfest.com

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy

September 1 – 4 torontobuskerfest.com

Toronto International Film Festival

September 7 – 17, tiff.net

July 7 – 30, beachesjazz.com

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Festival

Summerlicious

July 7 – 23, toronto.ca

September 8 – 10 southsideshuffle.com

Carabram: Brampton’s Multicultural Festival

Toronto Beer Week

July 14 – 16, carabram.org

September 15 – 23 torontobeerweek.com

Honda Indy Toronto

July 14 – 16 hondaindytoronto.com

JFL42

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Invictus Games

North American Indigenous Games

The Word On The Street Toronto

September 21 – 30, jfl42.com

July 14 – 16 torontooutdoorart.org

July 16 – 23, naig2017.to

RBC Canadian Open

September 24 – 30 invictusgames2017.com September 24 thewordonthestreet.ca

Expo for Design, Innovation + Technology

July 24 – 30 rbccanadianopen.com

September 28 – October 8 editdx.com

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

July 28 – 30, beerfestival.ca

Nuit Blanche Toronto

AUGUST

Rogers Cup

September 30 nuitblancheto.ca

VELD Music Festival

Buffer Festival

August 5 – 13, rogerscup.com August 5 – 6 veldmusicfestival.com

TD Mosaic 2017: South Asian Festival of Mississauga August 9 – 10 communityart.ca

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OCTOBER October bufferfestival.com

Canada’s Walk of Fame Celebration Event

October canadaswalkoffame.com

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 15 torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival October 18 – 22 planetinfocus.org

International Festival of Authors October 19 – 29 ifoa.org

Creativ Festival

October 26 – 28 csnf.com

Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair October 27 – 30 arttoronto.ca

Halloween on Church

October 31 churchwellesleyvillage.ca NOVEMBER

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 3 – 12 royalfair.org

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

November 10 – 13, hhof.com

Toronto Christmas Market

November 17 – December 22 (closed Mondays) torontochristmasmarket.com

The Santa Claus Parade

November 19 thesantaclausparade.ca

One of a Kind Show & Sale

November 23 – December 3 oneofakindshow.com

Cavalcade of Lights

November 25, toronto.ca DECEMBER

New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square December 31, toronto.ca

PLEASE NOTE: Dates subject to change without notice. Please consult websites. For a complete calendar, visit SeeTorontoNow.com

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NEWS

What’s new and notable for 2017. BY SARAH B. HOOD

CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY! In 2017, the nation celebrates the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening in Toronto. v Canada on Screen, a free yearlong program that showcases the best in Canadian cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF.NET v Sounds of Home, Harbourfront Centre’s sesquicentennialthemed summer music program. HARBOURFRONTCENTRE.COM v Canada Mosaic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of Canadian music, from rock to classical, with performances and collaborations throughout the year. TSO.CA v Canada 150: Discovery Way, the Ontario Science Centre’s year-long installation about the

stories behind transformational Canadian inventions and innovations, from the lightbulb to the flight recorder. ONTARIOSCIENCECENTRE.CA v Shining Stars: Celebrating Canada’s Walk of Fame (May 18 to December 31, 2017), a Bata Shoe Museum exhibit featuring the famous footwear of Canada’s Walk of Fame inductees. BATASHOEMUSEUM.CA v New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, a Royal Conservatory of Music project (in partnership with Aga Khan Museum and others) bringing together musicians from different traditions who now live in Canada—culminating in a concert of new music on June 02, 2017. RCMUSIC.CA v A Canadiana–themed celebration, with nautical programs, live music, food and more, during the Redpath Waterfront Festival ( July 1 to July 3, 2017). TOWATERFRONTFEST.COM v The inaugural edition of EDIT (September 28 to October 8, 2017), a biennial expo exploring how design, innovation and technology can address today’s global issues. EDITDX.COM With new events being ­ added all the time, please visit SeeTorontoNow.com for the most recent listings.

The City of Toronto is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions, such as the following: v Two Canada-themed exhibits in the Market Gallery of the historic St. Lawrence Market: Becoming Canadian in Toronto: Snapshots Through Time (March to July, 2017) and Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto’s Take on a National Symbol ( July to November, 2017). v Cultural Hotspot (May to October, 2017), an East York arts and culture initiative that includes My City My Six (beginning January 2017), a city-wide partici­ patory public art project. v National Aboriginal Day ( June 21, 2017) festivities, including musical and cultural programming, at Fort York National Historic Site. v A four-day Canada Day ( July 1, 2017) celebration showcasing musical performers—representing each province and territory. For more events visit Toronto.ca/canada150

v From September 24 to 30, 2017, more than 600 competitors from 16 nations will compete at the third edition of the Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry—brother of Prince William and grandson of Queen Elizabeth—to showcase the heroism and athletic accomplishments of wounded service members and veterans. INVICTUSGAMES2017.COM v From July 16 to 23, 2017, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) comes to Central Canada for the first time in its 27-year history, hosted by the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Host Society. The NAIG offers 14 sport categories for indigenous youth from Canada and the U.S., along with a cultural component that throws the spotlight on local and North American indigenous arts, culture, language and entertainment. NAIG2017.TO

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MAPLE LEAFS CENTENNIAL SEASON

The 2016–17 National Hockey League season marks the 100th anniversary of Toronto’s beloved Maple Leafs. This year will be full of special moments commemorating great plays and players of the past, leading up to the club’s 100th birthday on December 19, 2017. The Hockey Hall of Fame presents the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit (ending March 6, 2017), which features unique memorabilia like Bill Barilko’s 1951 Stanley Cup–winning puck, as well as the NHL Centennial Exhibit (opens March 11, 2017), an immersive tribute to a century of the most iconic moments and players in NHL history. MAPLELEAFS.COM, HHOF.COM

CHRIS FUTCHER (NIAGARA); LINDSAY PAIGE (HOCKEY HALL OF FAME)

MUST-SEES Biomechanics: The Machine Inside Ontario Science Centre February 4 to May 7, 2017 Take a fascinating look at the marvels of natural engineering in a highly interactive, specimen-rich experience that brings the science of biomechanics to life. ONTARIOSCIENCECENTRE.CA Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians Aga Khan Museum February 4 to June 4, 2017 Twenty-five years of postRevolutionary art and intrigue is on display, with an exhibit of painting, sculpture, photography and video installation that veers between humour, spirituality and subversion. AGAKHANMUSEUM.ORG

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TORONTO TO NIAGARA IN UNDER 15 MINUTES Since September 2016, Greater Toronto Airways has been offering a unique service: two daily scheduled flights, Monday to Friday, between Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport and the Niagara District Airport in Niagaraon-the-Lake. From there, visitors can explore wine country, take in a play at the Shaw Festival, shop along the charming Victorian main street or rent a bike and ride the gently sloping Niagara Parkway toward Niagara Falls. Flights are on eight-seaters for that charter-flight vibe and take just 12 minutes from airport to airport. One-way fares are $85 (including all airport taxes and fees). FLYGTA.COM

Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary Gardiner Museum February 14 to May 21, 2017 This Canada 150 exhibit of porcelain animals by a noted Canadian ceramic artist is presented in an immersive multimedia environment. GARDINERMUSEUM.COM

the Royal Ontario Museum travelled to Newfoundland to salvage a blue whale that had washed ashore, enabling the ROM to turn a sad event into a rare opportunity to study an endangered species. The preserved and reassembled skeleton will be unveiled as an exhibit in 2017. ROM.CA

Mrs Henderson Presents Mirvish Productions March 11 to April 23, 2017 The Royal Alexandra Theatre hosts the North American première of the London musical about the widow who made a name for herself in 1937 by producing a risqué stage show. MIRVISH.COM

Georgia O’Keeffe Art Gallery of Ontario April 22 to July 30, 2017 In partnership with London’s Tate Modern, the Art Gallery of Ontario presents more than 100 paintings by the pioneering American painter in this major retrospective. AGO.NET

Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story Royal Ontario Museum March 11 to September 4, 2017 In 2014, a small team from

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Mirvish Productions June 27 to August 20, 2017 Follow the remarkable stage story of singer-songwriter Carole King, at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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CULTURAL REVELATIONS

Get your arts-and-culture fix at the city’s top institutions. FOR THE BEST IN HISTORY… v Visit the Royal Ontario Museum for its Bat Cave, dinosaurs and antiquities from Canada’s First Nations and ancient Egypt and Asia. v The Aga Khan Museum presents 11 centuries of Islamic art, housed in an architecturally striking contemporary building and expansive grounds. v Fort York National Historic Site, located right downtown, consists of Canada’s largest collection of War of 1812 buildings and an 1813 battle site. FOR THE BEST IN LIVE THEATRE… v Catch a Broadway blockbuster at one of Mirvish Productions’ four venues, which include the Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre, which anchor Toronto’s downtown theatre district. v Canadian Stage and Soulpepper champion homegrown talent, while productions from around the world headline at the Sony Centre for the

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Performing Arts, and the suburban Rose Theatre Brampton and Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. FOR THE BEST IN VISUAL ARTS… v Check out the programming at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the year-round HQ of the Toronto International Film Festival. Its multi-screen cinema hosts many smaller annual film fests (Toronto has more than 75 in total!), including the TIFF Kids International Film Festival.

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v Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is a heritage theatre dedicated to documentaries, indie films and festivals. v The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world, featuring 1,500-plus artists at galleries and other public venues. v Explore the best of international photography at the Ryerson Image Centre.

The National Ballet of Canada FOR THE BEST IN PERFORMANCE ART… v Head to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for performances by the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada. v Luminato Festival is an eclectic mix of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. v The Art Gallery of Ontario is renowned for its special exhibitions, stellar Canadian art collection and much-talked-about Frank Gehry–designed expansion. BUNDLE YOUR SIGHTSEEING TO SAVE ON ADMISSION FEES. CityPASS gets you into the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and either the Toronto Zoo or the Ontario Science Centre for just $72 per adult and $46 per child. (Valid for nine days.) Or opt for the $20 3Pass, which covers entry to the Gardiner Museum (ceramic arts), Bata Shoe Museum and Textile Museum. (Valid for 60 days.)

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Chow down on the city’s most appetizing food experiences.

BLOW UP YOUR INSTAGRAM WITH A CELEB-CHEF SELFIE If pop-culture food stars spark your appetite, book a table at one of our leading celeb-chef restos. Local Food Network regulars include Lynn Crawford (Ruby Watchco), Mark McEwan (One, Fabbrica and more) and Susur Lee (Lee, Bent, Luckee and Fring’s—a collaboration with rapper Drake). Or see if you’re

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lucky enough to be dining when an international name à la Daniel Boulud (Café Boulud), David Chang (Momofuku) or Mario Batali (Batali’s Eataly) shows up at their Toronto outpost.

are available at many farmers’ markets, too. Want to explore our microbrewery scene? Steam Whistle Brewing, Mill Street Brewery, Amsterdam Brewery, C’est What, Old Credit Brewery Co., Henderson Brewing, Bellwoods Brewery, Left Field Brewery and Brickworks Ciderhouse are great places to enjoy a pint!

TOUR A HISTORIC FOOD MARKET, ONE BITE AT A TIME Eat and browse your way through scenic, historic St. Lawrence Market, ranked the world’s top food market by National Geographic Traveler. Nibble on hot-fromthe-oven bagels or Portuguese churrasco chicken sandFidel wiches and then Gastro’s load up on gourmet goodies to bring home. SAY CHEERS TO ONTARIO WINE, MICROBREWS AND ARTISAN CIDERS Although LCBO stores remain the main liquor purveyors in Ontario, select grocery stores now carry Ontario craft beers and ciders. Local wines and ciders

CATCH OUR FOOD TRUCK FEVER Eat like a local by feasting on trendy comfort foods like poutine or pulled pork— from a truck. Try proven favourites like Caplansky’s ( Jewish deli favourites), Buster’s Sea Cove (seafood) or Fidel Gastro’s (sandwiches with attitude), or try something new from a buzzy truck like The Vegan Extremist. Whet your appetite and map out a culinary plan of attack at torontofoodtrucks.ca.

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TASTE THE WORLD, NEIGHBOURHOOD BY NEIGHBOURHOOD Thanks to Toronto’s immense cultural diversity, you can eat around the globe without leaving our city limits. Always wanted to nosh on bulgogi? Head to Korea Town. Not sure of the differences between Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Egyptian or Tibetan cuisine? Try them all in Little India (Gerrard India Bazaar). From dim sum brunch in one of several Chinatowns to late-night pasta in Little Italy or Corso Italia, there’s always a new menu—and culture—to explore!


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EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, ENJOY FIDDLEHEADS Enjoy Ontario’s native ­fiddlehead harvest. The bright green baby fern fronds usually hit farmers’ markets and restaurant menus in May.

LAKE ERIE PICKEREL Get hooked on Lake Erie pickerel. This flavourful Great Lakes whitefish pops up on locavore restaurant menus throughout the city and the Niagara Region.

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Don’t go home without sipping, munching and savouring these Canadian classics, old and new. SIP… MAPLE WATER You’ve already loaded up on maple syrup, so try maple water next! The maple tree’s refreshing spring sap is available at health food stores and is served at restaurants like Café Belong, Richmond Station, O&B Canteen and Edulis. NIAGARA ICEWINE See what all the fuss is about with a sip of worldfamous Niagara icewine. Pick it up at LCBO stores or make a day trip to Niagara for a winery tour. MUNCH… PEAMEAL BACON SANDWICH Treat your taste buds to our

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city’s official signature dish. St. Lawrence Market’s Carousel Bakery is Toronto’s best-known purveyor. BUTTER TARTS Ontario is known for ooey-gooey butter tarts. You can find them throughout town, but try local faves Mabel’s Bakery, Harbord Bakery and Bonjour Brioche for starters. BANNOCK Try Canada’s original quick flatbread at (where else?) Bannock, on the ground floor of the Hudson’s Bay flagship store at Queen West and Yonge Street.

RED FIFE WHEAT Red Fife is Canada’s oldest wheat, grown locally and prized for its nutty flavour. Red Fife by Rowe sells stone-milled flour, baked goods and pasta at the St. Lawrence Market and other farmers’ markets around town. SAVOUR… CANADIAN MUSTARD With 36 award-winning varieties, Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard passes muster with discerning sandwich lovers and marinade crafters. BIRCH SYRUP Try maple syrup’s more complex sister, with semi-sweet nuances of honey, ­c aramel and licorice, plus balsamic spice. Find it at Forbes Wild Foods, alongside other traditional preserves.

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SHOPPER’S WORLD Where to indulge in the thrill of the hunt. Toronto’s top shopping destinations range from cool indie shops to outlet malls, vintage thrift stores to luxury boutiques. There’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s in store for your next spree. VINTAGE AND INDIE SHOPS v Love vintage design, local labels, and/or bargain hunting? Head to the east-end neighbourhoods of Leslieville and The Beaches for mid-century modern and retro furnishings and accessories. Or take the 501 Queen westbound until it reaches the Parkdale

neighbourhood, where you’ll find homegrown fashion and accessories, indie labels from around the world, and mid-century-mod clothes and home furnishings. For a countercultural bohemian vibe, try Kensington Market’s antiques, vintage finds, and second-hand clothing shops. SHOPPING MALLS AND OUTLETS v Dedicated mall rats are spoiled for choice in Toronto, with quality shopping malls dotting the city. Downtown is home to the legendary

LUXURY AND DESIGNER LABELS v Cab to midtown for Yorkville and Bloor Street (Toronto’s Mink Mile), where you’ll find prestige international labels like Chanel, Tiffany, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. The strip is home to Canada’s upscale department store, Holt Renfrew, and the flagship Roots store for cottage-chic wear and quality leather goods. v Gentlemen, take note: Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew Men, Gotstyle and the Queen West area all deliver the goods, with both international and local labels.

SOUVENIR CENTRAL Don’t go home without mementoes of your visit! Toronto goodies are as prized by locals as they are by tourists, hence our renaissance in cool 416 and 647 swag.

v For ultra-cool Toronto Blue Jays tees with Japanese lettering, or tongue-in-cheek Canadiana like Mountiethemed Thermos bottles, try Drake General Store.

v For subway-station buttons and neighbourhood name toques, visit the Spacing Store.

v For locally crafted, handmade goods, Harbourfront’s The Centre Shop is tops.

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v For assorted bits and bobs that channel Toronto pride, hit Blue Banana Market (Kensington Market). v For sporty souvenirs, head to the Jays Shop (CF Toronto Eaton Centre) or RealSports Apparel (Air Canada Centre).

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CF Toronto Eaton Centre, with Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and the flagship Hudson’s Bay department store (complete with a Kleinfeld bridal boutique). Or go underground to shop your way through the PATH system, which connects some 1,200 shops and services in year-round, climatecontrolled comfort. v Midtown, shoppers will find the intimate, upscale Yorkville Village (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes). v Uptown, check out the o ­ penair CF Shops at Don Mills, the ever-expanding Yorkdale ­Shopping Centre, and the outlet-heavy Vaughan Mills farther north. v To the west are CF Sherway Gardens, Brampton’s Bramalea City Centre and Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre. Beyond them lies Toronto Premium Outlets, with more than 80 famous brand-name stores, in Halton Hills.


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On a layover or have time before you leave? Here are a dozen ways to pack more fun into your Toronto Pearson International Airport experience.

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ENJOY A CUPPA Relax with a steaming tea latte or fruity iced tisane from DAVIDs TEA. Choose from over 150 varieties to sip now or purchase as loose-leaf souvenirs.

NEAR THE AIRPORT BET ON A GOOD TIME Catch a horse race or try your luck on 3,000-plus slot machines and electronic table games at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack.

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CHECK OUT THE PONIES Gallop over to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Woodbine Racetrack, where the heroes and heroines of thoroughbred and standardbred racing are honoured.

8 INDULGE IN RETAIL THERAPY Ogle the luxury brands in Terminal 1, and pick up a gift for a loved one—or for yourself. With Gucci, Burberry, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo and more, you’ve got every excuse to shop until boarding time.

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AT THE AIRPORT BEAT YOUR 5K TIME… …at Terminal 1’s GoodLife Fitness gym. The 900-squaremetre (10,000-square-foot) facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment, plus showers and towel service. No gear? No worries: they’ll rent you a fresh outfit and shoes.

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RELAX, RECHARGE AND REFUEL Take it easy in a Plaza Premium Lounge (there are five located across Terminals 1 and 3). For a modest entry fee, you can enjoy hot food, an espresso bar, premium wine, beer and spirits, as well as flat-screen TVs, computer stations and Wi-Fi.

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CHECK OUT YYZ’S HOTTEST CHEFS Pearson hosts outposts of ­Toronto’s best chefs. Try Massimo Capra’s casual Italian at Boccone Trattoria Veloce, or Susur Lee’s modern Asian fusion at LEE Kitchen. Seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients are hot at Lynn Crawford’s The Hearth, while patty enthusiasts rave about Mark McEwan’s Nobel Burger Bar.

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GET INTO A FENDERBENDER, MIDWAY STYLE Bring the kids to blow off steam before their flight. With arcade games galore, plus 12 full-size family rides (including bumper cars and an antique carousel), Fantasy Fair is Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park.

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SAY “CIN CIN,” JAMIE OLIVER STYLE Square One Shopping Centre is home to one of Canada’s only Jamie’s Italian locations. The rustic-casual resto is an easy escape if you’re in the mood to nibble on antipasti and nurse a Negroni before your flight.

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The coolest places to catch the hottest music, all year long. IF YOU LOVE… JAZZ, BLUES AND FOLK Head to… Grossman’s Tavern, Reservoir Lounge or the legendary Rex Hotel for live jazz every night of the week. For a fancy vibe, check out the Jazz Bistro or Hugh’s Room for a dinner-club environment. IF YOU LOVE… SALSA Head to… El Rancho, Lula Lounge and Harbourfront Centre to dance to a Latin beat. Or take to the streets at the Toronto Salsa Festival, TD Salsa in Toronto Festival or the Beach Salsa Festival.

The Opera House, Lee’s Palace and The Dakota Tavern. IF YOU LOVE… HIP HOP Head to... Crawford and The Everleigh for late-night DJ sets. Wrongbar is known for its high-energy dance floor—and for a surprise Drake performance. IF YOU LOVE... DJ/EDM Head to… DJ-driven venues like Coda, Velvet Underground and The Mod Club. Party to an

IF YOU LOVE... CLASSICAL AND OPERA Head to… Roy Thomson Hall for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Or go for baroque with Tafelmusik at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre or Koerner Hall. Enjoy the Canadian Opera Company’s operatic highs at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. IF YOU LOVE... CHART-TOPPING PERFORMERS Head to... Rogers Centre or Air Canada Centre for blockbuster stadium shows. Try Massey Hall, Phoenix Concert Theatre and Sound Academy, for intimate concerts from bigname acts.

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IF YOU LOVE… INDIE ROCK Head to… Queen Street West’s iconic Cameron House, Horseshoe Tavern and Drake Underground. Other venues known for up-and-coming acts include

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20 kid-approved ways to create the most awesome family vacation ever. Budget your time wisely and see how much fun you can pack into your trip! 1. Get up close and personal with sand tiger sharks and sea turtles at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. 2. Face down Canada’s biggest and fastest roller coasters at Canada’s Wonderland (we’re looking at you, Leviathan and Behemoth!), or head to the kids’ and toddler zones for slower-paced fun! 3. Test your reaction time or have a hair-raising electrical experience at the Ontario Science Centre. Catch a nature, tech or science flick on the OMNIMAX dome screen afterwards. 4. Walk a glass floor 342 metres (1,122 feet) above street level, at the CN Tower. (Remember: photos or it didn’t happen!) 5. Play make-believe in Casa Loma, a real-life castle with towers, turrets, a stable and secret passages. 6. Cheer on our home teams: the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB), Maple Leafs (NHL),

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Raptors (NBA), Argos (CFL), Rock (National Lacrosse League), TFC (MLS) and the new rugby league team the Wolfpack. 7. Touch the Stanley Cup and try the cool interactive zone at the Hockey Hall of Fame. 8. Ride a trackless train, say “hi” to a llama, tour Colborne Lodge or play tag in an adven­ ture playground at High Park. 9. Challenge the high scorers at Miss­ issauga’s Playdium, an interactive entertainment centre with everything from video games to batting cages. 10. See the giant panda babies, Jia ­Panpan and Jia Yueyue, at the Toronto Zoo. (Parents Da Mao and Er Shun— on an extended visit from China—are pretty darn cute, too!) 11. Go back in time to the 1800s at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Try your hand at baking bread or churning butter. 12. Get your hands dirty with a hands-on children’s workshop at the Gardiner Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario.

15. Ride a minitrain, visit a real roundhouse, and an 1896 railway station and check out vintage rail cars and locomotives at the Toronto Railway Museum. 16. Bike, walk, or paddle the waterfront via Harbourfront Centre. (Rental kayak and canoes may have a minimum age requirement of 13.) 17. Swing, balance and crawl your way through six treetop courses, seven zip lines, and over 65 aerial games at Treetop Trekking in Brampton. 18. Meet some furry and feathery farm friends at Riverdale Farm. 19. After a crash course at Pirate School, board the Island Rogue and set sail for a treasure hunt around the Toronto Islands in A Pirate’s Life. 20. Get stoked about building your masterpiece at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre (a LEGO lover’s paradise) located inside Vaughan Mills mall.

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14. Ride a ferry across Lake Ontario to Centre Island for an amusement park surrounded by water. Drive an antique car, ride a pony or take a spin on a merry-goround from 1907.


EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, ENJOY WALK, RUN, BIKE, WHEEL OR HAND-CYCLE… …the Pan Am Path, a legacy of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, with more than 80 km (50 miles) of continuous trail across the city, to be completed in 2017. GO FOR A LONG WALK… …at the east end’s beautiful Scarborough Bluffs. DIVE INTO OPEN-WATER SWIMMING… …at Blue Flag–certified Woodbine Beach. PRACTISE YOUR ASANAS… …during destination yoga at the Art Gallery of Ontario or Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

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…plus 10 other ways to work up a healthy sweat while exploring the city. TAKE A HIKE… …in Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first national park within an urban area. Or head to one of the city’s numerous leafy ravines. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP)… …at Blue Flag–certified Cherry Beach. Rentals and lessons are available through Surf Ontario.

SKI OR SNOWBOARD… …in Centennial Park (equipment rental and lessons are available). Or snowshoe along a trail in High Park. SHOW OFF YOUR FIGURE EIGHTS… …ice skating at Harbourfront’s Natrel Rink, Nathan Phillips Square or one of the many outdoor park rinks.

RENT A CANOE  OR KAYAK… …and paddle around the Toronto Islands. You can find the boat-rental facility near the Centre Island shrubbery maze. RUN A FEW LAPS… …around High Park, or pace yourself along a stretch of the waterfront’s Martin Goodman Trail.

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TEE OFF WITH SOME BUDDIES… …at a central 18-hole course like Don Valley Golf Course, Humber Valley Golf Course, Dentonia Park or the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. Or choose a premium course like The Club at Bond Head, Glen Abbey Golf Club, Lionhead Golf Club, Wooden Sticks or Angus Glen Golf Club. Head west to Mississauga’s ­L akeview or BraeBen, north to Kleinburg’s Copper Creek or Caledon’s Osprey Valley or east to Ajax’s Deer Creek or Whitby’s Royal Ashburn.

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WINTER WONDERS

15 places where Torontonians celebrate the most magical time of the year. 1. ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR Each November, animal lovers flock here for the Royal Horse Show and the trick-happy ­President’s Choice ­SuperDogs, but the fair is also a culinary hot spot, with food and wine sampling, cooking demos and a marketplace. 2. ONE OF A KIND SHOW & SALE Featuring over 800 local designers and artisans, the “Christmas Edition” of this juried marketplace is considered one-stop gift shopping by discerning locals. 3. TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET The Distillery Historic District’s Toronto Christmas Market has been ranked among the 10 best in the world. With its beautifully decorated cobblestone laneways and European atmosphere of crafts, beer gardens and festive carollers, locals consider it a holiday tradition. 4. THE CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS This annual event kicks off the City of Toronto’s holiday celebrations. Taking place in Nathan Phillips Square, in front of City Hall, festivities include the lighting of the official Christmas tree, plus a dance party, live music and fireworks.

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5. THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE Toronto kids stake out their fave viewing spots early, but don’t worry: this 113-year-old parade winds through multiple downtown hoods, so everyone gets a chance to enjoy its floats and marching bands. 6. THE NUTCRACKER This sparkling interpretation of the classic Christmas tale The Nutcracker (choreographed by James Kudelka) has been a must-see since The National Ballet of Canada premièred it in 1995. 7. WINTER MAGIC FESTIVAL Celebrate the season at Yonge-Dundas Square, in the heart of downtown. There’s something for all ages, from free Kidzfest activities to grown-up Wine & Dine events, against a backdrop of LED light installations and sculptures. 8. HUDSON’S BAY & SAKS FIFTH AVENUE The young and young at heart make annual pilgrimages to Queen and Yonge streets, to ooh and aah over the Christmas tableaux on display in the windows of these flagship stores. 9. LOCAL ICE-SKATING RINKS… Skate-less locals flock to these three local rinks where rentals make it easy breezy to go for

a whirl: Nathan Phillips Square, the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre and Celebration Square in Mississauga. 10. …AND COMMUNITY ICE TRAILS For those eager to beat the crowds, adventure beckons at public ice-skating trails like the east end’s Greenwood Park and Brick Works Skating Trail, or the west end’s Colonel Sam Smith Skating Trail in Etobicoke and Gage Park in Brampton. 11. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME When they’re not busy playing, kids like to practise their slap shots, test their play-by-play skills and take a gander at the actual Stanley Cup at the H ­ ockey Hall of Fame. 12. PATH Many office workers forgo the chilly streets of the Financial District to shop, dine and spa underground instead. With 30 km (19 miles) of shopping and services, PATH is the world’s largest underground retail complex. 13. WINTERLICIOUS Beat the midwinter blues with prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at over 200 top restaurants. Foodies vie to get reservations at the hottest eateries during the two-week promotion. 14. BLOOR-YORKVILLE ICEFEST Each February, the Bloor-Yorkville area celebrates this picturesque product of Canada’s winter climate, via ice-carving demos, ice-sculpture contests and ice-skating performances. 15. WINTER STATIONS Intrepid art lovers venture to the waterfront for Winter Stations, an annual design competition and exhibit that transforms the lifeguard stations of Ashbridges Bay Park into awe-inspiring installations. Winter Stations’ spinoff project, Ice Breakers, brings additional winter art installations to the lakeshore, this time at Queens Quay.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Explore our city the way locals do: as a collection of dynamic neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive character. Some predate the modern city of Toronto, while others are so new their paint has barely dried. What they all have in common is a welcoming vibe, plus plenty to offer the curious and hungry traveller. So hop onto public transit, hail a cab, rent a bike or lace up your walking shoes—there’s a lot to discover!

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2 MIDTOWN Leafy streets and cultural attractions beckon in the area surrounding the University of Toronto

5 WATERFRONT & TORONTO ISLANDS Arts, culture and million-dollar views combine along the beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront

3 OLD TOWN The roots of modern Toronto start here, in the city’s historic heart

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10 SCARBOROUGH The far east is filled with surprises from the exciting zoo to the best ethnic food! 11 ETOBICOKE The quiet, park-filled region shines with natural attractions and restaurants 12 BRAMPTON Explore, discover and savour this exciting and growing city 13 MISSISSAUGA This up-and-coming region offers trendy shopping and stellar dining

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1CITY CENTRE

Located in the heart of the action, city centre includes some of Toronto’s most dynamic areas. Broker some deals or sit down for a power lunch in the downtown Financial District. Catch a Broadway-style show, then hit the dance floor in an Entertainment District nightclub or lounge. The Yonge Street corridor offers prime shopping, as well as Yonge-Dundas Square’s cultural events. Church-Wellesley Village is the unofficial headquarters of Toronto’s LGBTQ community—not to mention a great place for people of all stripes to enjoy a mean martini.

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DON’T MISS v One of the world’s biggest Pride festivals v Shopping at CF Toronto Eaton Centre v The Raptors at the Air Canada Centre or the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre v The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the revitalized Union Station v Strolling among the stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame

v A Broadway-style musical at a Mirvish Productions theatre v Film fever during the Toronto International Film Festival and year-round at the TIFF Bell Lightbox v A spectacular production by the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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Midtown contains a certifiably eclectic array of districts. There’s tony Bloor-Yorkville with its luxury boutiques, high-end spas and exclusive restaurants. Then there’s the youthful boho vibe of the University of Toronto (U of T) and Annex community, home to many of the city’s students, profs and cultural cognoscenti. Avid foodies and in-the-know shoppers head to Korea Town for its BBQ restaurants and K-beauty boutiques. Midtown is also where you'll find the Ontario Legislature, at Queen’s Park.

v Dinosaurs, a bat cave and unsurpassed collections of Asian art, architecture and artifacts at the Royal Ontario Museum v Cool ceramic art at the Gardiner Museum v A musical performance at Koerner Hall, known for its impeccable acoustics v Philosopher’s Walk or strolling through a tree-lined street on the U of T campus

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v A stroll along the Bloor Street Culture Corridor, with close to 20 arts and cultural landmarks and attractions packed on Bloor Street between Bathurst and Bay. v Casa Loma, an authentic castle, complete with turrets, secret passages and escaperoom mystery games

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The birthplace of Toronto, this central locale includes the original 10 blocks that comprised the Town of York. The historic St. Lawrence Market zone brims with beautiful architecture and an eponymous food market, considered one of the best in the world. A short walk from here is The Distillery Historic District, an artsy enclave of galleries and cafés housed within Canada’s largest complex of Victorian-era industrial architecture. Up-and-coming Corktown, also part of this community, is home to unique indie shops and cafés.

St. Lawrence Market

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DON’T MISS v Shopping the exclusive boutiques of the King East Design District v Eating a peameal bacon sandwich from St. Lawrence Market or browsing collectibles at its Sunday Antique Market v Watching a stellar performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts or St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

The Distillery Historic District

v Instagramming the iconic Gooderham “Flatiron” Building v Don’t miss ­Underpass Park: the innovative space—  for skateboarders, b-ballers and streetart enthusiasts— is located under the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide overpasses, and is a great place to wander with your takeout latte

King Street West

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This trendy part of town is home to some of the city’s hottest haunts, including Queen Street West, with its clubs, lounges, cafés, restaurants and bar scene. Trendy Ossington Village beckons with its hipster craft-cocktail bars, as does the patio-heavy L ­ iberty Village. Little Portugal combines a classic ethnic enclave with millennial revitalization, resulting in an eclectic and exciting mix of gift shops, salons, cafés, bars and restaurants. Westside is also the location of the arty, iconoclastic West Queen West, deemed by Vogue magazine to be the second-hippest district in the world, thanks to its galleries, coffee shops, dynamic food choices and indie retail scene. Finally, in a city known for having five Chinatowns, Westside is where you’ll find the best-known, most central and most Instagram-friendly one.

Fort York

DON’T MISS v The western section of the waterfront’s Martin Goodman Trail: perfect for a run or bike ride v The chic dining and nightlife scene of King Street West v The hip College Street vibe around Little Italy, where twentysomethings and families alike enjoy late-night meals and bustling street life

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v The chance to nosh on empanadas, pupusas and other international foods or shop for vintage clothing in Kensington Market v A music or food festival at Fort York National Historic Site, a War of 1812–era armament

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6 EASTSIDE

& 5 WATERFRONT TORONTO ISLANDS

The recently redesigned Queens Quay strip makes the Lake Ontario waterfront a stroller’s paradise. The Waterfront offers a dynamic mix of parks, arts and culture, shops and restaurants, all connected by the Water’s Edge Promenade. Hop a ferry over to the nearby Toronto Islands, where beaches, a family amusement park and car-free paved trails await. DON’T MISS v Sitting under an umbrella and chilling amid the urban vibe of Sugar Beach v Checking out the arts and culture festivals that light up Harbourfront Centre year-round v Renting a bike and cycling from one end of the Toronto Islands to the other

v Visiting the water sculptures at Sherbourne Common v Looking at cuttingedge international contemporary art at The Power Plant v Snapping photos at HTO Park and the Simcoe, Rees and Spadina WaveDecks on Queens Quay West

Evergreen Brick Works

DON’T MISS v Trying saganaki in GreekTown: the cheese dish comes to your table in flames v Biking, running or strolling along The Beaches boardwalk, especially at dusk or dawn v Taking photos of

the famous De Grassi Street sign in Riverside v Loading up on gorgeous saris and jewellery in Gerrard India Bazaar v Checking out a local farmers’ market or food festival in Riverside

The Beaches

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East of the City Centre, the Don Valley region is verdant and peaceful. It’s host to historic Cabbagetown, where mom-and-pop shops share the streetscape with multicultural restaurants and cafés. Bring a book and hunker down at either a cozy tea shop or a tranquil spot in a leafy park.

DON’T MISS v Quaint Riverdale Farm, with its heritage-breed hens, pigs, goats and cows v The locavore food, farmers’ market and winter skating rink at Evergreen Brick Works v Islamic artifacts and fine arts at the expansive Aga Khan

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Museum with its beautifully photogenic grounds v Hands-on scientific discovery for the kids at the Ontario Science Centre v Seasonal blooms at Edwards Gardens and the Toronto Botanical Gardens

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Toronto Islands ferry

A hip, emerging community that encompasses a dazzling array of neighbourhoods, Eastside is best explored over a couple of days. After all, you’ll want to make room for the culinary ­adventures awaiting in Little India, also known as Gerrard India Bazaar, and bustling ­GreekTown. The Beaches area is another draw, with its laid-back boutiques, casual restaurants, pubs, patios and Blue Flag–certified swimming beaches. For prime retail and brunch therapy, don’t miss Leslieville, known for its indie boutiques, cafés and restaurants.


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8 HIGH PARK

Once a pleasantly sleepy community of European immigrants, the High Park area has evolved over the past couple of decades into an enclave for educated, affluent Gen-Xers and millennials to raise their families in befittingly organic style. For visitors, that means Roncesvalles Village’s trove of foodie-approved casual restaurants, health food stores and gourmet shops. Roncy is also known for its indie gift shops, fashion boutiques and yoga studios. Farther north, The Junction is another hit with smart, young Torontonians, but with an edgier, artier vibe, and replete with small galleries, vintage shops and coffee

bars. The heart of the neighbourhood is the sprawling, leafy High Park, home to a small zoo, an extensive trail network, adventure playgrounds, a leashfree dog park and a scenic pond. DON’T MISS v The European bakeries and dessert cafés of Bloor West Village v The sunrise at Humber Bay v Instagramming the beautifully restored Jazz Age bathing pavilion at Sunnyside Beach v The cherry trees of High Park, a top city attraction during peak bloom

9 UPTOWN

Scarborough Bluffs

Spread your sightseeing wings in this sprawling region of North Toronto, which includes everything from premium shopping and fine dining along the Yonge-Eglinton strip to the Black Creek Pioneer Village site, and the grassy mid-century mod campus of York University.

DON’T MISS v Top chains and Canada’s luxury ­department store, Holt Renfrew, at Yorkdale Shopping Centre v The espresso bars and cool boutiques, sushi and burger joints along the Yonge-Eglinton strip (known colloquially as “Young and Eligible” for its young professional demographic)

Black Creek Pioneer Village

v Live theatre at North York’s Toronto Centre for the Arts v Peaceful Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the perfect spot for a mindful walk v Digging for interiordesign inspiration in the Castlefield Design District v Period Christmas programming and special events at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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Multicultural, up and coming and full of natural beauty, Scarborough is an east-end community that boasts some of the Greater Toronto Area’s best (and some of the country’s best) ethnic food, dished out in unassuming little strip mall restos. It’s also home to wildly scenic locales like the lakeside Scarborough Bluffs (great for year-round exploring and summer swimming) and Rouge National Urban Park, Canada’s first national urban park, complete with camping, hiking trails, beaches, farms and 10,000 years of human history. Scarborough’s most famous residents are probably Er Shun, Da Mao, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, the giant panda family who live at the Toronto Zoo. DON’T MISS v Sampling the worldclass ethnic food scene, with standout Filipino, Sri Lankan, Lebanese, Persian, Hakka Chinese and Chinese Muslim Uighur cuisine

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v Brushing up on your local history at the Scarborough Museum v Posing for photos at the Guild Park and Gardens sculpture park

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Roncesvalles Village


Woodbine Racetrack

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A west-end community known for its quiet charm, Etobicoke (the k is silent) packs a lot of punch into its neighbourhoods. Albion Islington Square is a unique shopping district that is home to Toronto’s highest concentration of jewellers who specialize in 22and 24-karat gold and diamond designer jewellery. You’ll also find a variety of shops, salons and multicultural restaurants, including ones that offer South Asian and Caribbean delicacies.

DON’T MISS v Horse racing or slots at Woodbine Racetrack v Trade shows and conferences at the Toronto Congress Centre v Walking or biking along the Humber River v Afternoon tea at the luxurious Old Mill Toronto v Top North American retailers at CF Sherway Gardens shopping mall

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Brampton earned its Flower City moniker with its ­ever-blossoming flower festivals, award-winning flowerbeds and gorgeous floral displays. Garden Square in the heart of the historic downtown is a cultural hub, alive with arts and cultural events, plus a weekly farmers’ market. Nearby, nature rules at the city’s picturesque Gage Park, adjacent to PAMA (Peel Art ­Gallery, Museum and ­A rchive), a vibrant new art space. ­Brampton’s diverse ethnic population, which boasts a strong South Asian community, means that restos offering authentic cuisine are worth visiting. DON’T MISS v Working out in Gage Park, home to a skating rink and running trails v Brampton’s Art Walk of Fame in the Square v Theatre, musicals and symphony performances at the Rose Theatre Brampton v Outdoor Shakespeare in Garden Square

Gage Park

Mississauga Celebration Square

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One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Mississauga ticks off all the cultural boxes: museums, festivals, theatres and a thriving food scene, while the region’s lakefront and rivers offer boating, fishing and other nature-based activities. Known as Mississauga’s Village on the Lake, the Port Credit community is situated at the mouth of the Credit River, along the shores of Lake Ontario—making it one of the most picturesque areas in the province. It recently celebrated its 180th birthday. The Saug’s more urban community of Streetsville (a.k.a. the Village in the City) sits on the banks of the Credit River, boasting fashionable boutiques, spas, cafés and restaurants, plus the largest concentration of historic buildings in Mississauga.

DON’T MISS v Hiking part of the 15 km (nine mile) section of the Waterfront Trail v Shopping the farmers’ market (Saturdays in Port Credit and Streetsville, from June to October)

v The annual Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival and Port Credit’s Mississauga Waterfront Festival

v Free public performances and activities at Mississauga Celebration Square v Shopping at Square One Shopping Centre, which has more than 300 top retailers under one roof

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FINDING YOUR FEET Navigate the city like a true Torontonian.

TTC streetcar

AIRPORT 411 v Toronto Pearson International Airport (code YYZ) is the main point of landing for most domestic and international flights. Toronto Pearson is 27 km (17 miles) west of downtown (about a half-hour drive). To get from the airport to downtown, you can:

4. Catch a shuttle bus: Many hotels offer airport shuttles, so check whether yours does.

1. Take the UP (Union Pearson) Express: The new dedicated express rail service, which departs every 15 minutes, travels between Union Station and Toronto Pearson in 25 minutes and costs as little as $9 one-way.

v Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (code YTZ), located on the Toronto Islands, serves domestic, chartered and select U.S. flights. Passengers can walk to or from Billy Bishop via a pedestrian tunnel or take a short ferry ride to Toronto’s Harbourfront district, with taxi and public transit connections from there.

2. Take public transit: Ride the Toronto Transit Commission’s 192 Airport Rocket bus to Kipling subway station or take the 52A Lawrence West bus to Lawrence West subway station. Both TTC stations are on subway lines serving the downtown core. Visit ttc.ca for fare information. 3. Hire a taxi or an airport limo: Look for the lineup signs for taxis. The average cost into the city is about $60.

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for GO Transit buses servicing inter-region travel in and around the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, call 1-800-GET-ON-GO or 416-8693200 or visit gotransit.com.

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN v All trains arrive and depart from Union Station (65 Front St. W.). VIA Rail handles most of Canada’s intercity routes and connects to the U.S. via Amtrak. The Amtrak/VIA Maple Leaf route runs between New York City and Toronto daily and takes about 12 hours, depending on the border wait. For more information: 1-888-VIA-RAIL and viarail.ca; 1-800-USA-RAIL and amtrak.com. v GO Transit services interregion travel in and around the Greater Toronto Area. GO’s green-and-white trains also operate from Union Station. For more information, call 1-800-GET-ON-GO or 416-8693200 or visit gotransit.com.

Union Station

5. Rent a car: You’ll find major car-rental outfits at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Most are open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Find detailed directions to the city at torontopearson.com.

TRAVELLING BY BUS v Toronto Coach Terminal is the main intercity bus depot, located downtown at 610 Bay St. It serves such bus companies as Greyhound, Coach Canada/Trentway-Wagar and Ontario Northland. v Union Station Bus Terminal is located at 141 Bay St. (south of Front Street and just east of Union Station). It is the hub

IMPORTANT FYIs v Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): All visa-exempt foreign fly-in visitors need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). American citizens and travellers with valid visas are exempt, as are visitors who arrive by land or sea. v The legal drinking age is 19. Licensed establishments serve alcohol between 11 a.m. and 2 a.m. v To get married in Ontario, consenting partners age 18 and older must first obtain a marriage licence. If you submit the application (available www.SeeTorontoNow.com


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online) with two pieces of valid ID, along with the $140 fee, the licence can generally be processed within a day, after which it’s valid for 90 days. Same-sex marriage has been legal here since 2003. Find more info (including the application form) at settlement.org. v General retail hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with some malls offering extended hours and some smaller boutiques closing earlier. Most shops and malls close earlier on Sundays.

EXPLORING THE CITY v By Toronto Transit Commission (TTC): With four lines and 69 stations, Toronto’s subway system is easy to navigate. Maps are displayed on all subway cars and are available at station ticket booths. Subway stops connect to streetcar or bus routes that weave throughout the city and extend to the Greater Toronto Area. In mid-2017, the TTC is switching from the use of tokens, tickets, transfers and passes to the new PRESTO card, which is also valid on GO Transit, the UP Express and numerous other transit systems throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas (GTHA). Passengers use credit or debit cards to load the cards for multiple fares. Using PRESTO, single fares are $3.00 (adults), $2.05 (seniors/ students) and free for children under 13. Until the PRESTO card replaces other methods of fare payment, single fare is $3.25 (adults), $2.10 (seniors/students) and free for children under 13. Keep in mind that drivers don’t provide change, and hold on to your paper transfer for free connections. Save money by buying multiple tokens or tickets or a daily, weekly or monthly transit pass. Visit ttc.ca or call 416-393INFO for more information. v By regional transit: Visiting Mississauga? Go to the Click n’ Ride route planner on mississauga.ca, type in your origin and destination, and the website will map out your best route. For route information in Brampton, visit Brampton Transit at brampton.ca. @SeeTorontoNow

Toronto Islands ferry v By GO Transit: For routes from Toronto to the suburbs and neighbouring regions, check GO Transit bus and train schedules at gotransit.com. v By taxi: Toronto has numerous cab companies, and all charge the same base rate of $3.25 plus $1.75 per kilometre ($1.09 per mile) or 52 cents a minute. The easiest cab number to remember is 416-TAXICAB, which connects you to all taxi and airport-limo companies. Fares from Toronto Pearson International Airport are regulated by zone and are non-negotiable. For a preapproved flat rate, please ask the driver for a rate sheet. v By bike: Renting a bike is easy. Keep your eyes peeled for automated bike stands throughout the city. Bike rentals are ideal for shorter rides and are a great alternative to taxi jaunts. Grab a bike at one stand and return it to another. Visit toronto.ca for an online Toronto cycling map, or pick

up a free paper copy at a civic or community centre, library or bicycle shop. v By foot: Toronto is a safe and walkable city. Look for trails throughout the parks, gardens and beaches; routes are outlined at toronto.ca. Explore the PATH, an easy-to-navigate system of underground walkways and shopping arcades that runs beneath the downtown core. The 30 km (19 mile) PATH connects six subway stations, major hotels and several attractions, including Union Station, Roy Thomson Hall, Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Queens Quay (on the waterfront) and City Hall. Maps are available at toronto.ca. v By water: Visit the city’s largest parkland, the Toronto Islands, just minutes from the downtown core. You can board Toronto’s ferries hourly to get to and from the islands. Buy your tickets in person or book online at toronto.ca/ferry.

GET INSIDER ADVICE The Toronto Greeters program (TAP into TO!) will send a volunteer to welcome visitors. By pairing guests and greeters with similar interests, the program offers newcomers a chance to connect with Toronto—and Torontonians—on a personal level and to tap into the pulse of the city. Call 416-33TAPTO (338-2786) or email tapto@toronto.ca for more info. MORE QUESTIONS? Call 311 Toronto at 416-392-CITY (2489), or dial 311 within city limits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TOURIST INFO + SERVICES FIND INFO: Visit the Ontario Travel Information Centre at the west end of Union Station (65 Front St. W.) in the Main Hall, near the Skywalk. Specialists at the Toronto desk can provide information to help you get the most out of your visit to Toronto.

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Ready to discover Toronto? Use the next pages to plan a magical visit to one of the world’s most dynamic—and friendliest—lakeside cities. Find detailed info on Toronto’s top attractions, restaurants and shops, plus the scoop on transit. Each section is colour coded, so you can flip to exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s go!

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Accommodations HOTELS Bond Place Hotel Downtown Eaton Centre 65 Dundas St. E. 416-362-6061; 1-800-268-9390 bondplace.ca Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at Yonge-Dundas Square, across from the Toronto Eaton Centre. Ideal for leisure and corporate travel. Easy access to concerts, shopping, dining, universities, all hospitals and major attractions. Cambridge Suites Hotel 15 Richmond St. E. 416-368-1990; 1-800-463-1990 cambridgesuitestoronto.com Recently renovated, all-suite, 4-star hotel in the shopping, dining and entertainment districts, offers suites with a large living room, separate bedroom, private bath/dressing area and complimentary Wi-Fi. Chelsea Hotel, Toronto 33 Gerrard St. W. 416-595-1975; 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) chelseatoronto.com Just steps from the city’s best shopping, theatres, nightlife & attractions; Chelsea Hotel Toronto features 1590 guestrooms, 3 restaurants and separate adult and family recreation areas. Providing travellers with essential amenities & comfortable accommodations at an exceptional value. Comfort Inn Toronto City Centre 321 Jarvis St. 416-967-6781 choicehotels.ca/cn794 Unique hotel located in downtown Toronto. Minutes’ walk from the Toronto Eaton Centre and many of the Toronto attractions. 48 guest rooms with many amenities, free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and 100% smoke-free environment. A great location for leisure and business travel. Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport 231 Carlingview Dr. 416-675-0411; 1-866-675-0411 1-800-791-9442 courtyardtorontoairport.com Close to Toronto Pearson International Airport and downtown, hotel is fully renovated and offers free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, indoor pool, exercise facility and combined 2,700 sq. ft. of meeting space. The Bistro Restaurant features Starbucks and healthy breakfast and dinner options. Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown 475 Yonge St. 416-924-0611; 1-800-847-5075 marriott.com/YYZCY Experience the newly renovated, largest

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Courtyard Marriott in the world! Located downtown next to shopping, entertainment, business and subway transit. Spacious guestrooms, concierge, valet parking, lap pool, fitness and meeting rooms for up to 400 people. Delta Toronto 75 Lower Simcoe St. 416-849-1200 1-888-890-3222 deltatoronto.com Experience Toronto’s newest hotel! Nestled between The Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre, the hotel is directly connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Union Station via the underground PATH. Visit SOCO Kitchen+ Bar Mediterranean restaurant and the unique Char No.5 whisky bar. DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown 108 Chestnut St. 416-977-5000 1-800-668-6600 torontodoubletree.com Located in Toronto’s financial, research, entertainment and shopping districts. Steps from City Hall/Nathan Phillips Square. 486 refreshed guest rooms and suites, and two world-class restaurants, Hemispheres and Lai Wah Heen. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Drake Hotel 1150 Queen St. W. 416-531-5042; 1-866-372-5386 thedrakehotel.ca As a landmark in Toronto, The Drake Hotel on West Queen West is a destination for all things art, culture & hospitality. Join us for a meal or stay the night! Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan Toronto 8 Colborne St. 416-350-2000; 1-888-388-3932 executivehotels.net/toronto-downtown-hotel Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this stylish boutique hotel offers you an intimate place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located steps from Yonge Street, the Executive Hotel Cosmopolitan is minutes from entertainment and dining and all the nightlife that Toronto has to offer. Fairmont Royal York 100 Front St. W. 416-368-2511 1-866-540-4489 fairmont.com/royalyork Fairmont Royal York is located in the centre of downtown Toronto, and is minutes away from the biggest attractions including the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Four Seasons Hotel Toronto 60 Yorkville Ave. 416-964-0411; 1-800-268-6282 fourseasons.com/toronto Fashionably situated in the heart of Yorkville, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is the location of choice for legendary service and award-winning cuisine. Experience the spectacular spa and culinary magic of international chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud. Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown 92 Peter St. 416-593-9200 torontodowntown.hgi.com Boutique-style hotel in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Entertainment District, and only steps away from the bustling financial, business and shopping districts, as well as Toronto’s most popular theatres and restaurants. On-site restaurant and meeting facilities available. Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale 6750 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga 905-821-1981; 1-800-422-8238 hiltonmeadowvale.com Experience a resort-like atmosphere. Conveniently located close to Highway 401, 30 minutes to downtown Toronto and 20 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. On-site amenities include our 40,000 sq. foot Club Meadowvale, indoor & outdoor pool, threestorey waterslide & Quest Restaurant and Bar. Hilton Toronto 145 Richmond St. W. 416-869-3456; 1-800-267-2281 toronto.hilton.com The award-winning Hilton Toronto offers an urban oasis in the heart of the city, between Canada’s Financial District and Toronto’s vibrant Entertainment District. Steps from shopping and attractions. Experience the hotel’s warm, sophisticated interiors, whether travelling for business or leisure. Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites 5875 Airport Rd., Mississauga 905-677-9900; 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) toronto-apt.hilton.com Full-service hotel located across from Toronto Pearson International Airport, away from flight paths. Features 419 guest rooms and suites, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas and business centre, complimentary airport shuttle and fitness facilities. Brand-new indoor pool. Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown 111 Lombard St. 416-367-5555 hiexpress.com/torontodtwn Offering 196 well-appointed rooms in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance to

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theatres, shopping districts and major attractions. Limited underground parking available (height 6’1”). Free deluxe hot continental breakfast buffet, high-speed Internet. Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East 600 Dixon Rd. 416-240-7511; 1-800-491-4656 hitorontoairport.ca Warm and friendly staff await you at Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East. This 191-room hotel is well known for its outstanding service and attention to detail. Minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, solarium pool, fitness facility and business centre. Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville 280 Bloor St. W. 416-968-0010; 1-877-660-8550 hitorontoblooryorkville.ca Fashionably located near the University of Toronto in the heart of the Bloor Street Culture Corridor and steps to trendy Yorkville; offering friendly service, comfortable accommodation and a wonderful location. Over 100 restaurants, pubs and event venues within a ten-minute walk of our front door. Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre 30 Carlton St. 416-977-6655; 1-800-367-9601 holidayinn.com/torontocentre Centrally located in downtown Toronto, this property offers 513 modern guest rooms, including 25 suites, and impeccable hospitality. The Carlton Restaurant and Thirty Bar & Lounge, Starbucks, parking, gift shop, spa, indoor pool and fitness facility. Steps from public transit. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport 970 Dixon Rd. 416-675-7611; 1-877-660-8550 holidayinn.com/yyz-intlapt Warm, inviting, comfortable. Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, away from flight path. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, oversized heated indoor pool, 24-hour airport shuttle every 30 minutes ($2.00 surcharge each way). Hotel Carlingview Toronto Airport 221 Carlingview Dr. 416-675-3303; 1-877-675-3303 carlingview.ca Conveniently located near Toronto Pearson International Airport and Highways 401/427, providing great value without any compromises with daily complimentary breakfast pastries and coffee, airport shuttle, high-speed Wi-Fi. A perfect location whether you are in town for business or leisure.

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Accommodations Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square 75 Bremner Blvd. 416-649-7575; 1-888-940-7575 germainmapleleafsquare.com Toronto’s second Hôtel Le Germain. Located just steps from the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey) and the Toronto Raptors (basketball) and a venue for Toronto’s hottest events and shows, the hotel is at the heart of it all. Hôtel Le Germain-Toronto 30 Mercer St. 416-345-9500; 1-866-345-9501 legermainhotels.com/en/torontomercer A unique 122-room hotel featuring contemporary style with special attention to guest service. Toronto’s premier boutique hotel located in the Entertainment District, it offers convenient access to business, commerce and the arts. Hyatt Regency Toronto 370 King St. W. 416-343-1234; 1-800-233-1234 hyattregencytoronto.com Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, featuring 394 guestrooms & suites, King Street Social Kitchen Restaurant & Bar, MIX Bistro, seasonal rooftop pool, sauna, fitness centre and underground parking. Steps away from theatres, sports & entertainment venues, galleries, museums and shopping. InterContinental Toronto Centre 225 Front St. W. 416-597-1400; 1-800-422-7969 ictc.ca Full-service hotel located on Front street, attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and steps away from top attractions.

Featuring 586 exceptional guestrooms and suites with stunning city and lake views, the 4-diamond Azure Restaurant and Spa InterContinental. InterContinental Toronto Yorkville 220 Bloor St. W. 416-960-5200; 1-800-267-0010 toronto.intercontinental.com Featuring 208 guest rooms and 33 suites. Atrium-enclosed pool and fitness centre, award-winning Signatures Restaurant, SkyLounge (a seasonal outdoor patio), Proof Vodka Bar, 24-hr. in-room private dining and Wi-Fi. International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport 655 Dixon Rd. 416-244-1711; 1-800-668-3656 internationalplazahotel.com Soon to be Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre with a multi-milliondollar renovation. Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, with free shuttle service 20 minutes to downtown. 433 rooms, 4 restaurants, indoor pool, shops, fitness centre, Zen Spa, business centre and free Wi-Fi. Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto 90 Bloor St. E. 416-961-8000; 1-800-859-7180 marriottbloor.com Located in downtown’s upscale neighbourhood of Yorkville, with direct underground access to the subway system and steps from worldclass shopping. A 4-diamond deluxe 258-room property, including suites and concierge level. Valet parking, health club and Matisse Restaurant and Bar.

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Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre 525 Bay St. 416-597-9200; 1-800-905-0667 marriotteatoncentre.com A warm and intimate upscale downtown hotel located next to great shopping at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Minutes to theatres, restaurants, galleries and sports. Experience spacious guest rooms, well-appointed meeting space and attentive service. Novotel Toronto Centre 45 The Esplanade 416-367-8900; 1-800-NOVOTEL (668-6835) novoteltorontocentre.com In true European style, whether you are staying for business or pleasure, this hotel offers a variety of services to make any stay exceptional. In the historic district, conveniently located steps from all major attractions, Harbourfront Centre and an array of dining options. Park Hyatt Toronto 4 Avenue Rd. 416-925-1234; 1-800-233-1234 parkhyatttoronto.com Relax and refresh in elegant downtown Toronto hotel rooms and suites with inviting décor and a home style feel. Spacious guestrooms feature a soft feather duvet atop plush pillow top mattresses, large flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and minibar. Open the windows to your room to invite the cool breezes of the Toronto nights. Quality Suites Toronto Airport 262 Carlingview Dr. 416-674-8442; 1-877-755-4900 choicehotels.ca/cn309 Closest all-suite, full-service hotel to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Spacious 450 sq. ft. suites featuring a large living / dining area and separate king-size bedroom. Complimentary high-speed Internet. Home to Graffiti’s Italian Eatery, an area favourite. Pet friendly and offers a complimentary airport shuttle. Radisson Admiral Hotel - Toronto Harbourfront 249 Queens Quay W. 416-203-3333; 1-800-333-3333 radissonadmiral.com Stunning boutique-style hotel with spectacular unobstructed views of Lake Ontario. It is complemented by contemporary guest rooms and studios, a newly renovated restaurant and lounge, a heated outdoor pool and an on-site fitness centre. Radisson Suites Toronto Airport 640 Dixon Rd. 416-242-7400; 1-800-333-3333 radisson.com/torontoca_airport Newly renovated spacious suites equipped with the comforts and convenience of home. Adjacent

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to Toronto Congress Centre, close to highways, shopping, dining, public transit and Toronto Pearson International Airport. Wi-Fi and airport shuttle are complimentary for guests. Our “Yes I Can” team awaits your arrival. Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel 1 Blue Jays Way 416-341-7100; 1-800-237-1512 renaissancetorontodowntown.com Part of the Marriott family of brands, Renaissance provides a refreshing experience. Built into the Rogers Centre, situated in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District and right next to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, theatres, restaurants and shopping. Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport 17 Reading Court 416-798-2900; 1-888-798-2977 residenceinntorontoairport.com Perfect for extended stays, the hotel offers 137 one- and two-bedroom suites, featuring fully equipped kitchens, dining and living areas with a work desk, complimentary high-speed Internet and voice mail. Indoor pool, exercise room and whirlpool. Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/ Entertainment District 255 Wellington St. W. 416-581-1800 marriott.com/yyztd Discover the Entertainment District with an all-suite, fully furnished, extended stay hotel. Offering 256 refreshed suites, indoor pool & licensed lounge. Enjoy complimentary daily hot breakfast & Internet access. Near acclaimed theatre, iconic attractions and sport venues. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto 188 University Ave. 647-788-8888 shangri-la.com/toronto/shangrila Shangri-La is redefining Toronto’s city centre; it has become the centre of all things innovative in the luxury segment. Located steps away from Toronto’s most prestigious theatres, the Entertainment District and the Financial District of Canada. A leading luxury-provider epicentre of the Greater Toronto Area. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 123 Queen St. W. 416-361-1000; 1-800-325-3535 sheratontoronto.com Find your inspiration in the Centre of Toronto. With $120 million in renovation, the Sheraton Centre Toronto features 1,372 luxurious guest rooms, more than 130,000 square feet of meeting space, Wi-Fi, a spectacular Club Lounge, the city’s largest pool and an unparalleled location in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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Accommodations Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre 801 Dixon Rd. 416-675-6100 1-800-668-1444 sheratontorontoairport.com Featuring 249 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and club level. Convenient location near Toronto Pearson International Airport, overlooking a golf course. Now offering complimentary Wi-Fi. Enjoy free airport shuttle, indoor sky-lit domed pool, 24-hr fitness centre and delicious dining in Olio: A Mediterranean Grille. Super 8 Hotel Downtown Toronto 222 Spadina Ave. 647-426-8118 super8downtowntoronto.com Featuring 92 spacious guest rooms, offering kingor queen-size beds. Microwave, fridge and safe. Complimentary SuperStart Breakfast. Located in Chinatown/Entertainment/Fashion District, close to major Toronto attractions and shopping. Public transit at front door. Fitness centre and underground parking ($19 per day). The Omni King Edward Hotel 37 King St. E. 416-863-9700 omnihotels.com/toronto The Omni King Edward’s new guestrooms pay homage to a proud history as Toronto’s first luxury hotel. The $40 million restoration encompassed lobby, restaurant, bar and meeting spaces. The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto 181 Wellington St. W. 416-585-2500 ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/toronto Among Toronto’s finest luxury hotels, welcoming guests to the heart of the city’s financial and performing arts districts with a world-class spa, exceptional dining, impeccable service and 263 luxurious guest rooms and suites. In this downtown Toronto hotel, urban design and natural elements combine in harmony. The Strathcona Hotel 60 York St. 416-363-3321 1-800-268-8304 thestrathconahotel.com In the heart of downtown, steps to world-class entertainment venues, shopping, sports, the Financial District and the city’s must-see attractions. Newly renovated, modern guest rooms boast the latest in comfort. The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel 950 Dixon Rd. 416-675-9444; 1-800-937-8461 westintorontoairport.com Whether you are visiting for work or for play, The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel is at the very

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centre of where you want to be. We are essentially a gateway to Toronto and to the world, with easy access to the airport and downtown Toronto and several highways right at our doorstep. The Westin Harbour Castle 1 Harbour Sq. 416-869-1600; 1-800-228-3000 westinharbourcastletoronto.com On Toronto’s waterfront, steps from downtown attractions via the PATH. Relax at this CAA/AAA 4-diamond hotel and enjoy magnificent views and healthy cuisine with SuperFoodsRX and gluten-free options. Indoor pool, WestinWorkout and other amenities available. The Westin Prince Toronto 900 York Mills Rd. 416-444-2511; 1-800-WESTIN-1 (937-8461) westinprincetoronto.com The Westin Prince rests on 15 acres of stunning parkland while maintaining easy access to all Toronto has to offer. The only hotel in Ontario to have won the prestigious CAA/AAA FourDiamond Award for 40 consecutive years. Experience the continental or Japanese cuisine, as prepared by award-winning chefs in two on-site restaurants. Thompson Toronto 550 Wellington St. W. 416-640-7778 1-888-550-8368 thompsonhotels.com/hotels/ thompson-toronto Thompson Toronto is located in the eclectic art and design neighbourhood of King West Village. This luxury hotel features 105 guest rooms, rooftop lounge and pool, with exceptional views, and multiple dining options. Toronto Airport Marriott 901 Dixon Rd. 416-674-9400; 1-800-905-2811 torontoairportmarriott.com Experience warm and hospitable service at Toronto Airport Hotel by Marriott: premier airport hotel offering impeccable guest rooms, spacious meeting rooms, and indoor pool within a sunlit solarium environment. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in Bistro West by East. Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport 925 Dixon Rd. 416-674-2222 1-888-483-6887 travelodgedixon.com This award-winning hotel features 283 wellappointed guest rooms, including business class and executive guest rooms. Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Featuring complimentary 24-hr. airport shuttle, executive lounge, business centre, indoor heated pool, oversize fitness centre and free Wi-Fi.

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B&B, Residences & Campgrounds B&B HOUSES / REGISTRIES Bonnevue Manor Various locations downtown 416-536-1455 bonnevuemanor.com Bonnevue Manor: best-value bed and breakfast accommodation, including hotel-style studio condominiums; all amenities at Bloor/Yonge/ Yorkville and at Fort York, next door to Exhibition Place and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. By The Park B&B and Self Catering Suites 92 Indian Grove 416-520-6102 bythepark.ca Vegetarian/vegan B&B and vacation/business rental next door to High Park in Roncesvalles Village in Toronto. Great restaurants, and a few minutes to the city centre and all attractions. From $87 + 13% tax. Weekly rates: 15% discount. TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for 2011 to 2016.” Feathers Bed & Breakfast 132 Wells St. 416-534-1923; 416-534-2388 bbcanada.com/1115.html Single, $85 to $120; double, $110 to $130 (one with ensuite bath and kitchenette). Elegant, awardwinning Victorian downtown home. Charming rooms with many amenities. Five-minute walk from subway, cafés, cinema and antique shops. Close to Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville, U of T.

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CAMPGROUNDS Albion Hills Conservation Area/Campground 16500 Hwy. #50, 8 km north of Bolton, Caledon 1-855-811-0111(CA/US) trcacamping.ca 1,100 acres of green space. 234 scenic sites. Hydro and water hookups, showers, laundry, fishing, pool and splash pad overlooking wetland restoration, hiking/mountain bike trails, trailer rentals. Wi-Fi at the chalet. Glen Rouge Campground 7450 Kingston Rd. 1-855-811-0111 (CA/US) trcacamping.ca In the Rouge Park system, Glen Rouge is the only campground within the City of Toronto. Camping for tents, trailers and RVs. Easy highway and transit access. Serviced/unserviced sites.

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B&B, Residences & Campgrounds Indian Line Tourist Campground 7625 Finch Ave. W., Brampton 1-855-811-0111 (CA/US) trcacamping.ca Closest campground to downtown Toronto, with excellent public transit and highway access; 260 RV and tent sites; hydro and water hookups, showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool, store and playground. Yogi Bear Jellystone Park & Camp-Resort 3666 Simcoe Rd., #88 Exit 64 off Hwy. 400, Bradford 905-775-1377 jellystonetoronto.com Closest campground to Canada’s Wonderland. Direct highway access to major attractions. Fun-filled family camping, planned events, wagon rides with Yogi Bear. 150 sites, furnished rental units, 50-amp premium sites.

GUEST HOMES / FURNISHED GUEST APARTMENTS Canada Suites 736 Bay St. 416-223-2812; 1-855-SUITES CanadaSuites.com Stunning 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom 2 bathroom furnished apartments in a luxury condo building with an indoor pool located on Bay Street in the heart of downtown Toronto. Canada Suites offers exceptional value and service, free Wi-Fi, and full kitchens. Glen Grove Residences Various locations in the Greater Toronto Area 416-489-8441; 1-800-565-3024 glengrove.com Glengrove brand has been a pioneer in shortand long-term furnished accommodations for

over 30 years. Our beautifully located collection of suites in Toronto is designed to delight. Victoria’s Mansion Guest House 68 Gloucester St. 416-921-4625 victoriasmansion.com Charming rooms offer private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, phone, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, TV, A/C, daily maid service. Laundry and parking available. Close to theatres, shopping, dining, etc. $79 to $169.

RESIDENCES, DORMITORIES & HOSTELS Accommodation and Conference Services - Glendon Campus, York University 2275 Bayview Ave. 416-487-6844 glendon.yorku.ca/hospitality Located uptown in an upscale area. Accommodation for groups and individuals from May to mid-August. Rate options available. Access from major highways. TTC accessible. Plenty of parking available. Minutes from Toronto’s nightlife, offering an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment. Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre 89 Chestnut St. 416-977-0707 chestnut.utoronto.ca A centrally located residence in the heart of downtown. Breakfast included (May to August only). Single or double rooms with private ensuite bathrooms.Free Wi-Fi and walking distance to Eaton Centre. Hostelling International - Toronto 76 Church St. 416-971-4440; 1-877-848-8737 hostellingtoronto.com Located downtown with private and shared rooms available. A/C, full bath, kitchen, laundry, TV lounge, rooftop patio, tour desk, Internet and free Wi-Fi. No curfew. Also in Niagara Falls: hihostels.ca/niagarafalls. Humber Conference Services & Accommodations Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W. 416-675-5027 1-888-548-6327 humber.ca/conference Located beside Lake Ontario and accessible to downtown; affordably featuring two-bedroom suites with double beds, private bathroom and kitchenette. 24/7 front desk and campus security, daily housekeeping, and free Wi-Fi. Cable TV in floor lounges, on-site laundry ($) and fitness centre!

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humber.ca/conference Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport; affordable accommodations featuring private dorm rooms with single bed and shared washrooms. Two-bedroom suites with two double beds, private bathroom and kitchenette. 24/7 front desk and security, daily housekeeping, on-site laundry ($) and free Wi-Fi. Neill - Wycik 96 Gerrard St. E. 416-977-2320; 1-800-268-4358 neill-wycik.com Downtown Toronto. Open May to August. Traditional residence rooms (single, twin, triple, quad), continental breakfast included. Café, laundry, roof decks, 24-hr. security and front-desk services. Minutes away from city attractions. Residence & Conference Centre - Seneca - Newnham - Toronto 1760 Finch Ave. E. 416-491-8811; 1-855-STAY-RCC (782-9722) stayrcc.com Conveniently located a short 20 minutes from downtown, featuring spacious two-bedroom suites with private kitchenettes and bathrooms. Includes a 24-hr. front desk, on-site laundry facilities, restaurant and a convenience store. Competitive nightly rates include continental breakfast. Suites available from May to August. Residence & Conference Centre - Sheridan - Brampton 7897 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton 905-874-4393; 1-855-STAY-RCC (782-9722) stayrcc.com Accommodations ideal for sports teams, wedding groups, proms, extended stays and non-profit groups. All suites are two bedrooms, and rate options are available. Suites available from May to August. Ryerson University Summer Residences 240 Jarvis St. 416-979-5296; 1-866-592-8882 ryerson.ca/conference/accommodations/ index.html Offering two unique accommodations: the International Living Learning Centre and Pitman Hall. Both offer well-appointed guest rooms with free local calls, Internet and individual climate control. Available May to August. Students and discounted group rates available. Tartu College Residence 310 Bloor St. W. 416-925-9405; 1-855-STAY-RCC (782-9722) tartucollege.ca Centrally located and steps from subway/sights/ shopping in Yorkville. Student residence with private, secure rooms, (available May through August), shared kitchen/bathrooms. Cafeteria on-site; some a/c rooms.

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University of Toronto - New College Residences 40 Willcocks St. 416-946-0529; 416-946-5317 torontores.com Affordable and safe residence accommodation at University of Toronto’s downtown campus. Single or double rooms, meals, Internet, A/C, group rates and more. Walk to downtown attractions. Meeting space available. Open May to August. University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail 416-287-7369 utsc.utoronto.ca/~facilities/conference Services/accomodation.html Accommodation for conferences, groups and families in air-conditioned suites and townhouses, mid-May to mid-August. Reasonable rates. Meeting space and catering available. Near Toronto Zoo and Rouge Park. Victoria University 140 Charles St. W. 416-585-4524 vicu.utoronto.ca/hospitality.htm Downtown residence available May to midAugust. Excellent location, close to Museum subway. Affordable rooms in a beautiful setting. An excellent hostel alternative. York University - Keele Campus 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100 yorku.ca/askacs From traditional dormitory accommodation for groups and visitors to full-service conference facilities, conveniently located near Canada’s Wonderland and Toronto Pearson International Airport. York University is your one-stop shop.

SERVICES - ACCOMMODATION CSTT Sports Management International 133 Consortium Ct., London 519-433-6677 1-800-304-6346 sport-travel.com A sports travel and sports management company specializing in all aspects of team travel, tournaments, accommodations, worldwide tours and event management. Resorts of Ontario 29 Albert St. N., Orillia 705-325-9115 1-800-363-7227 resortsofontario.com Plan the vacation you’ve been dreaming of and create great memories that will last a lifetime. Check out the website for hot deals at resorts, lodges, cottages and country inns, and go resorting!

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Attractions ADVENTURE TOURISM Brampton Treetop Trekking 10818 Heart Lake Rd., Brampton 905-970-0090; 1-855-552-0090 treetoptrekking.com Take outdoor fun to the highest level! Explore the forest canopy at Heart Lake Conservation Area on six innovative zipline and aerial game courses. Get your heart pumping as you zipline across Heart Lake! The perfect adventure for families or groups of friends! 20 mins from downtown Toronto. Bruce’s Mill Treetop Trekking/ Treewalk Village 3291 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville 905-927-9397; 1-844-369-0009 treetoptrekking.com/en/stouffville Only 25 minutes from Toronto, this zip line and aerial game park in Stouffville is the perfect destination for outdoor fun. Treewalk Village is an all-new adventure activity for kids, featuring treehouses, tunnels, mini-zips, and more! Cameron Air Toronto City Centre Airport 416-233-7663 cameronair.com/index.php Cameron Air has been offering exhilarating rides 2000 ft. above the city for over 20 years. A great addition to any family vacation, our tour will let you experience a unique bird’s eye view of the beautiful Toronto skyline. Edgewalk at the CN Tower 301 Front St. W. (CN Tower) 416-601-3833; 1-855- 553-3833 edgewalkcntower.ca EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, the world’s highest adrenalin-fuelled hands-free walk on a 5-ft. (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN

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Tower’s main pod, 356 m (1168 ft., 116 storeys) over Toronto. Greater Toronto Airways Hangar 6, Ste. 100 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport 416-363-4141 flygta.com Greater Toronto Airways offers breathtaking scenic flights of Toronto and Niagara Falls, corporate charters, group package tours to all the great resort destinations and golf courses Ontario has to offer. iFLY Toronto 2007 Winston Park Drive, Oakville 289-795-4000 iflytoronto.com Defy the laws of gravity! This unique “free-fall simulation” activity is for people of all ages, starting from 4 years old. Fly solo, with a group or with your family and friends, and enjoy indoor skydiving in a safe environment. Motor Home Travel Canada 14124 Highway 50, Bolton 416-743-4155; 1-877-228-2218 motorhometravel.com We offer Canada’s most extensive range of luxurious motorhome rentals with multilingual staff, airport transfers, seven-day service, convenience kits and unsurpassed customer service with 40 years of rental experience. Niagara Parks Journey Behind the Falls Table Rock Centre, 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls 905-354-1551 niagaraparks.com Experience this year-round attraction at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. Elevators transport you to viewing decks beneath the Falls. Accessible to upper viewing deck only. Owl Rafting on the Ottawa River 40 Owl Lane, Ottawa Forester’s Falls 613-646-2263; 1-800-461-7238 owlrafting.com Owl Rafting offers exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Ottawa River from mid-May through early September. Each trip includes a BBQ meal served on a cruise back to the lakeside resort. Both High Adventure and Family Rafting trips are available in one and two-day packages. No experience necessary. Threshold Aviation 215 Carlingview Dr., Unit 110 905-673-3315; 1-888-673-3315 thresholdaviation.com Fly a jet airliner simulator! Get behind the controls of a modern airliner. Built into a real

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airplane cockpit, it’s the closest experience to being an airline pilot! Toronto Adventures Greater Toronto Area 416-536-2067 torontoadventures.ca Here at Toronto Adventures our goal is to provide adventure for everyone! Offering a wide variety of great outdoor activities that are available from beginner levels on up. Easy to access either by public transit or our TA Adventure Buses! uFly Simulator 6-1535 Meyerside Dr., Mississauga 905-565-0197 uflysimulator.ca Fly a unique 777 simulator with 180 degree HD field vision available to the general public in Canada with a real pilot. You can be a pilot! Unlock the City Around the City 416-427-7227 urbanexpeditions.com Unlockthecity is a 4 hour game that blends health and fitness with street smarts and urban adventure. Teams navigate the city and collect points for a chance to win amazing prizes. This

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game can be customized to meet corporate and educational needs and promises to be the fastest way to experience the city. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours 61 Melville St. Niagara-on-the-Lake OR 3050 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls 905-468-4800; 1-888-438-4444 whirlpooljet.com The fully guided historical tour starts on the lower Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge in a Wet Jet or Jet Dome (dry trip); Up to the Niagara Whirlpool and through the Class 5 Devil’s Hole rapids. This exhilarating whitewater experience takes place aboard 1,500-horsepower jet boats. A family adventure in Niagara for all ages 6+ (44” tall or more). Wilderness Tours Rafting Co. 503 Rafting Rd., Ottawa, Foresters Falls 613-646-2241; 1-888-723-8669 wildernesstours.com Whitewater rafting and kayaking resort with camping or cabin accommodations, with a full-service bar and restaurant on-site. Ontario’s only bungee jump tower; after rafting, you can enjoy activities and entertainment.

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Attractions WildPlay Niagara Falls 3659 Stanley Avenue, Unit 7 Niagara Falls 905-358-6886 1-800-263-7073 wildplay.com/niagara Intense? Yes. Scary? Possibly. Awesome? Absolutely. At WildPlay Niagara Falls, aerial adventures and zip lines transform a casual nature day into unforgettable outdoor recreation for adults, teens, kids and groups in the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

AMUSEMENT / THEME PARKS A Pirate’s Life 416-476-3836 piratelife.ca Family adventure theatre and boat cruise. Join Arrgh crew at Pirate Life Centre Island, with costumes, tattoos and a pirate alias! Sail aboard our 45-foot pirate ship in search of sunken treasure! Fire the water cannons and witness a sword fight! Interactive performance, ages 3 to 12. Canada’s Wonderland 9580 Jane St., Vaughan 905-832-7000 canadaswonderland.com Experience Leviathan, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada. Canada’s Wonderland features more than 200 attractions, 70 rides, including 16 roller coasters, along with Splash Works (a 20-acre water park), Planet Snoopy and KidZville play areas. Open May to October. Centreville Theme Park Centre Island Summer: 416-203-0405 Winter: 416-234-2345 centreisland.ca

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Centreville Theme Park is the Toronto Islands family destination. Open 10:30 am Weekends in May & September and Daily June - Labour Day. Centreville Admission is FREE. Ride Passes & Tickets are available for purchase. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark 5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls 905-374-4444 1-888-234-8408 fallsviewwaterpark.com Directly across from Niagara Falls, this water park is home to three acres of family fun: 16 slides, a giant wave pool, adult-only whirlpool tubs, Tiny Tots Splash Park, an outdoor sun deck and a year-round activity pool. Fantasy Fair inside Woodbine Centre 500 Rexdale Blvd., @ Hwy 27 Woodbine Shopping Centre 416-674-5437 fantasyfair.ca Fantasy Fair is Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park. Fantasy Fair offers family fun for ages 3 to 15, with Rock ‘n’ Climb climbing wall, Drop and Hop Tower, bumper cars, a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel and a train. Open year-round; parking is free. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan 905-532-0228 legolanddiscoverycentre.ca LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a LEGO®-themed family attraction designed for 3-10 year olds. Taking them into a world of endless possibilities, kids’ imaginations come to life! With LEGO®-themed rides, 4D movie experiences and a unique MINILAND® build of the city of Toronto, there is a world of colour, creativity and fun to be discovered!

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Playdium 99 Rathburn Rd. W., Mississauga 905-273-9000 playdium.com The ultimate high-tech family entertainment centre features interactive and physical games, rides and simulators, go-karts, mini-golf, nine variable-speed batting cages and Water Wars. Bonus: the new Spin Zone Bumper Cars and MaxFlight Roller Coaster Simulator. Treetop Eco-Adventure Park 53 Snow Ridge Ct. Oshawa 1-905-655-1113 1-855-655-1113 treetopeco-adventurepark.com Treetop Eco-Adventure Park is a tree-to-tree zipline park in the GTA. Channel your inner Lara Croft or Indiana Jones by ziplining down our 734-ft. Big Zip or traversing our Canyon Suspension Bridge at over 60 ft. in the air. New Combat Archery outdoors, which combines the ancient art of archery with paintball-like tag.

AQUARIUMS / ZOOS / ANIMAL PARKS African Lion Safari 1386 Cooper Rd., Hamilton (Safari Rd., between Hwy. 6 & 8, north of Hamilton), Cambridge 519-623-2620 1-800-461-WILD (9453) lionsafari.com Get closer to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large Game Reserves. Enjoy live bird and animal presentations, scenic tours, watch elephants swim, and explore our newly expanded Misumu Bay Wet Play (seasonal). Park open daily May 6-October 9, 2017.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory Butterfly Conservatory Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls 905-356-8119 niagaraparks.com At this glass-enclosed conservatory, more than 2,000 tropical butterflies float through a lush rainforest setting. Just nine kilometres north of Niagara Falls. Open year-round; fully accessible. Reptilia 2501 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan 905-761-6223 reptilia.org Canada’s largest reptile zoo houses some of the world’s largest and deadliest reptiles, including Induna, Canada’s largest Nile crocodile at 1,200 lbs. and over 14 ft. Reptilia is open 364 days per year; no appointment necessary to visit! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 288 Bremner Blvd. 647-351-3474 ripleysaquariumofcanada.com This awe-inspiring interactive attraction consists of 9 carefully curated galleries, featuring one of the world’s most extensive jellyfish exhibits, the longest moving sidewalk, stingray and bamboo shark touch pools, and daily live dive shows. Open 365! Riverdale Farm 201 Winchester St. 416-392-6794 toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/ riverdale-farm Wander through 7.5 acres of farmland and wooded areas, around ponds and into butterflyherb-vegetable-flower gardens. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. C0020

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Attractions Toronto Zoo 361A Old Finch Ave. Hwy. 401 and Meadowvale Rd. (exit 389) 416-392-5929 torontozoo.com Visit the Toronto Zoo before spring 2018 for your last chance to meet the first giant panda cubs born in Canada, Jia Panpan (Canadian Hope) and Jia Yueyue (Canadian Joy). Don’t forget to say hello to adult pair Da Mao and Er Shun from China too!* *Free with admission.

ART & SPECIAL EXHIBIT GALLERIES Alton Mill Arts Centre 1402 Queen St. W., Village of Alton, Caledon 519-941-9300 altonmill.ca An 1880s stone mill. Meet working artists in their studios, browse 4 galleries, enjoy the sculpture garden. On-site cafĂŠ. Also a unique event venue! 40 minutes northwest of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St. W. 416-979-6648 ago.net With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the redesigned Art Gallery of Ontario (by renowned architect Frank Gehry) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Visit our website for more information about the gallery, programs and special exhibitions. Bay of Spirits Gallery 156 Front St. W. 416-971-5190 bayofspirits.com One of the largest collections of Canadian First

Nations art in Toronto. Explore and celebrate the history, creativity, and diversity of the first people of Canada. Paintings and prints from artists such as Norval Morrisseau and Carl Ray, sculptures, masks, totem poles, and jewelry. Steps from Union Station and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Beaux-Arts Brampton 70-74 Main St. N. Brampton 905-454-5677 1-866-339-7779 beaux-artsbrampton.com Art exhibits change regularly in two galleries featuring contemporary work of local and distant artists. Open studios, membership and art classes are available to the public. Admission is free. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre 225 Confederation Dr. 416-396-4026 toronto.ca/culture Housed in a mansion built in 1912, the Centre includes an art gallery and studios, which provide classes, workshops and seminars. Innovative exhibitions featuring a variety of media are held in the gallery from September to June. Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery 399 The West Mall 416-394-8628 toronto.ca/culture Dedicated to the promotion of art and artists in the community, the gallery displays works from local, national and international sources. It primarily features artworks of annual juried shows of art organizations and also hosts monthly exhibits.

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Gallery Indigena 46 Gristmill Lane The Distillery Historic District 416-366-3000 1-888-238-5442 inuitart.com Specializing in Canadian Aboriginal art for forty-seven years: Inuit sculptures and prints, Northwest Coast masks and totems, First Nations paintings and sculptures, jade, unique jewellery and gifts. We pack and ship anywhere in the world. Art is duty free. Market Gallery, The 95 Front St. E. South St. Lawrence Market, 2nd floor 416-392-7604 toronto.ca/culture The gallery offers changing exhibitions that focus on the art and cultural history of Toronto. Call for hours; admission is free. Power Plant, The 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4949 thepowerplant.org Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the presentation of contemporary art, through ground-breaking exhibitions, awardwinning publications, and public programs. Committed to creating an environment in which diverse audiences can access contemporary art. Ryerson Image Centre 33 Gould St. 416-979-5164 ryerson.ca/ric Explore the art and history of photography and photojournalism all year round at the new Ryerson Image Centre. Urban Gallery 400 Queen St. E. 647-460-1278 urbangallery.ca A modern art and event space in Toronto’s downtown east Corktown neighbourhood. The gallery is provided for a fee/non-commission for exhibitions by artists and photographers. The venue is available for parties, readings and launch events.

BREWERIES Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake 245 Queens Quay W. South Building 416-504-1020 amsterdambrewhouse.com Tour with brewers in this state-of-the-art brewery, then enjoy food paired with the brews that flow fresh from the tanks straight to the taps. Take your favourite brew home with you from the on-site retail store!

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Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd. 6 Queen St. W., Mississauga 905-271-9888 oldcreditbrewing.com Located in the heart of Port Credit, Old Credit Brewing Co. crafts a quality Amber Ale, Pale Pilsner and Holiday Honey. Visit the facility to experience a new taste of an old tradition, and inquire about the newly renovated upstairs facility for your next event. Steam Whistle Brewing 255 Bremner Blvd., The Roundhouse 416-362-2337; 1-866-240-2337 steamwhistle.ca Enjoy Toronto’s own craft beer-Steam Whistle Pilsner-brewed at the historic railway roundhouse. Open daily, their retail store offers fun and informative public tours, unique merchandise and fine, fresh beer. Take in the local art shows in their retail gallery. Call to inquire about private parties.

CABARET / DINNER THEATRE Famous PEOPLE Players Dine & Dream Theatre 343 Evans Ave. 416-532-1137; 1-888-453-3385 famouspeopleplayers.com A unique Canadian treasure—enjoy exquisite dining combined with vision-defying black-light theatre. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 10 Dufferin St. 416-260-1170; 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) medievaltimes.com Travel back in time to an 11th-century Spanish castle. Witness brave knights on horseback in a tournament of sword fighting and jousting while you feast on a four-course meal. Open yearround at Exhibition Place. Mysteriously Yours... Mystery Dinner Theatre 2026 Yonge St. 416-486-7469; 1-800-NOT-DEAD (668-3323) MysteriouslyYours.com The intrigue begins when you meet some colourful characters as you finish your mouth-watering

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Attractions meal. The plot thickens when somebody you’ve just met... dies! A detective leads the investigation. The suspects are spread throughout the room, sitting right at the tables with you. So, you get to participate and see if you can solve whodunit?! Second City, The 51 Mercer St. 416-343-0011; 1-800-263-4485 secondcity.com Laugh your heart out in Toronto’s Entertainment District at The Second City Theatre. Each night features members of the cutting-edge comedy troupe and concludes with an audience-inspired improv set.

CASINO & GAMING Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Blvd.; Niagara Falls 1-888-325-5788; 1-888-FALLSVU (325-5788) fallsviewcasinoresort.com Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort in Canada. A world-class casino with over 3,000 slot machines and 130 table games, a luxury hotel, award-winning restaurants, shopping, 30,000 sq.ft. of meeting/ convention space, an intimate 1,500 seat theatre, and more.

CONCERT VENUES Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St. 416-815-5500 aircanadacentre.com This multi-purpose 19,800-seat facility provides a state-of-the-art curtaining system with full telescopic and balcony seating. The grid system is readily equipped to handle the most sophisticated lighting and stage production.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-6671 fourseasonscentre.ca A multi-purpose 2,000-seat auditorium, a 100-seat amphitheatre, and multiple lounges. Inaugurated in 2006, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the first building of its kind in Canada, a theatre built specifically for opera and ballet performances, with the finest level of acoustics. John W. H. Bassett Theatre 255 Front St. W. 416-585-8118 mtccc.com The John Bassett Theatre plays host to a wide variety of events including concerts, theatrical productions, TV specials, product launches and nationally televised award shows. To find out what’s happnening visit the Calendar of Events page at www.mtccc.com. Koerner Hall 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208 performance.rcmusic.ca Take in a concert by international classical, jazz, pop and world-music stars at one of the world’s finest concert halls, Koerner Hall. Proud to be a destination on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. Massey Hall 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255 roythomson.com/mh_locationdirection The grande dame of local music halls—which has been a part of Toronto’s music history since 1894—Massey Hall offers programming that includes pop, rock, classical and contemporary music.

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Rogers Centre 1 Blue Jays Way, Ste. 3200 416-341-2222 rogerscentre.com A unique domed stadium with a retractable roof, Rogers Centre specializes in concerts, sporting events, private field events, gala dinners and corporate baseball games for attendance of up to 60,000-plus guests. Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255 roythomson.com This concert hall presents top international performers and is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto International Film Festival gala screenings.

ENTERTAINMENT & TICKET & SERVICES CityPASS - Toronto 1-888-330-5008 citypass.com/toronto Experience Toronto’s top 5 attractions with a CityPASS ticket booklet, saving 40% or more off regular combined admission. Plus, skip most ticket lines. Purchase at citypass.com or at a participating attraction: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and a choice between the Toronto Zoo OR the Ontario Science Centre. HOToronto Magazine 1235 Bay St., Suite 700, 4th Floor 416-923-4686 torontoondemand.ca Toronto’s ultimate visitor’s citywide entertainment magazine/directory for theatre, restaurants, clubs, events, exhibitions, etc.

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theGayGuideNetwork.com 2 Wellesley Pl. theGayGuideNetwork.com TheGayGuideNetwork.com (TheGGN) has been Canada’s premier LGBT website since 2002. Visit TheGGN en route to Toronto and download ’TheGGN Gold Access’ app for full event listings and special offers from LGBT-friendly businesses.

ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES / SITES Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St. 416-815-5500 theaircanadacentre.com Showcasing top professional sports and entertainment, Air Canada Centre is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Raptors (NBA). Log on to theaircanadacentre.com for up-to-date calendar information. Cineplex VIP Cinemas - CF Shops at Don Mills 12 Marie Labatte Rd. 416-644-0660 cfshopsatdonmills.com Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills features adults-only refinement, a licensed lounge featuring specialty appetizers and entrees, comfy reserved seating and premium in-theatre service. Reserve your VIP experience online. CN Tower 301 Front St. W. 416-86-TOWER (868-6937) cntower.ca National icon, award-winning dining and entertainment destination, Toronto must-see. Spectacular observation levels, casual or fine dining, film, KidZone, shopping and thrilling EdgeWalk, the world’s highest “hands-free” walk, 356 metres above Toronto.

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Attractions Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Ave. 416-596-1495; 1-800-426-3138 evergreen.ca Open daily and year-round, Evergreen Brick Works engages visitors in a full suite of attractions; weekend Farmers Market, nature trails for hiking and biking, exhibits, festivals, winter skating and a sustainable garden market and eco-store. Hershey Centre 5500 Rose Cherry Pl., Mississauga 905-502-9100; 1-855-985-5000 (tickets) hersheycentre.com Hershey Centre is the premier sports & entertainment facility in the GTA. Over 140 event days per year, welcoming 4 million guests in our 5000seat arena. We have staged high-profile events including regional, provincial, national & world hockey & figure skating events. We are home to the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads & the NBA-D’s Raptors 905. Hockey Hall of Fame 30 Yonge St. 416-360-7735 hhof.com Spread across 65,000 square feet with something for everyone: the greatest collection of hockey artifacts in the world; interactive experiences that challenge shooting, goalkeeping and broadcasting skills; theatres; a replica NHL dressing room; and, best of all, hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls 6170 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls 905-358-3611; 1-866-405-4629 imaxniagara.com Discover the Falls from a new perspective-on a screen that’s six storeys high. This 45-minute film

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tells Niagara’s fascinating true stories. Available in eight languages. Maple Leaf Square 15 York St. Nestled beside Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square is at the epicentre of Toronto’s sports and entertainment districts, and home to e11even and Real Sports Bar & Grill. Niagara’s Fury, Niagara Parks Table Rock Centre, 6650 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls 1-877-642-7275 niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/ niagaras-fury.html Experience the sights and sounds of the creation of Niagara Falls in an immersive 4-D Universal Studios-style attraction. Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Rd. 416-696-1000; 1-888-696-1110 ontariosciencecentre.ca Touch a tornado, climb a mountain, make your hair stand on end or walk through a rainforest. Stretch your imagination and discover more than 600 interactive exhibits, engaging daily programs, and mesmerizing IMAX® films in the dome theatre at the world-class Ontario Science Centre. Ontario Science Centre’s Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre 770 Don Mills Rd. 416-696-1000 ontariosciencecentre.ca/ Tour/Shoppers-Omnimax-Theatre With a screen 4,500 times bigger than an average TV screen delivering 13,000 watts of sound from 44 speakers, your senses will be overwhelmed by the biggest, most involving film experience ever.

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Paintball Nation - Brampton 7575 Kennedy Rd. S., Brampton 647-707-8476 paintballnation.ca Outdoor paintball field, open seasonally from April to November. We provide an exciting paintball experience without having to leave the GTA. 30 minutes from downtown Toronto. We’re available for walk-in play and groups on weekends. Reservations for groups of 10+ players available 24 hours/day with advance booking. Paintball Nation - Burlington 3336 Mainway Burlington 905-315-7966 paintballnation.ca Ideally located off the QEW, just 35 minutes from downtown Toronto. We’re the perfect indoor venue for an action-packed visit. Walk-in play or reserve a group as large as 130 players. Plenty of free parking for cars and buses. Contact us for group bookings or see our website. Paintball Nation - Mississauga 6200 Ordan Dr., Mississauga 905-795-8866 paintballnation.ca The perfect indoor location for your event or walk-in play with friends. Plenty of free parking and just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. We can accommodate groups as large as 130. See our website for more details or contact us for largegroup rates. Open 7 days per week. Playdium 99 Rathburn Rd. W., Mississauga 905-273-9000 playdium.com The Ultimate Place To Play with over 200 interactive games, rides & simulators. The

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11-acre outdoors includes go-karts, mini-golf & batting cages. New rides include Dark Ride XD! Real Sports Bar & Grill 15 York St., Maple Leaf Square 416-815-7325 realsports.ca At 27,000 sq. ft., Canada’s largest two-storey sports bar and restaurant offers a 39-ft. HD television screen, 36 draft beers on 124 taps and an upscale menu. Real Sports Bar & Grill is located adjacent to Air Canada Centre and is part of Maple Leaf Square. Ricoh Coliseum 100 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place 416-263-3900 ricohcoliseum.com Ricoh Coliseum, home of the Toronto Marlies, is conveniently located in downtown Toronto and offers event versatility: it can accommodate a small, intimate event or can convert to a large concert venue housing more than 8,000 fans. Rogers Centre 1 Blue Jays Way, Ste. 3200 416-341-2222 rogerscentre.com A unique domed stadium with a retractable roof, Rogers Centre specializes in concerts, sporting events, private field events, gala dinners and corporate baseball games for attendance of up to 60,000-plus guests. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - Mississauga 3636 Hawkestone Rd., Mississauga 905-306-9898 skyzone.com/mississauga Sky Zone Trampoline Park boasts 15,000 sq. ft. of all-trampoline walled playing courts. Play 3-D

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Attractions dodgeball, defy gravity in open jump, or leap into our massive foam pit! We host groups, parties and events. Our unique combination of fun and fitness is perfect for all ages! Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - Toronto 45 Esandar Dr., Unit 1A 416-421-4567 skyzone.com/Toronto Sky Zone Toronto is the Greater Toronto Area’s latest installment of the world’s first all-trampoline walled playing courts. Play 3-D dodgeball, defy gravity in open jump, leap into our massive foam pit or dunk a basketball on our new Sky Slam court! Sky Zone Toronto is active fun for all ages. Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson St., Niagara Falls 905-356-2651 1-800-814-9577 skylon.com Skylon Tower offers breathtaking views, 775 feet above Niagara Falls, from the indoor/outdoor observation decks and 2 restaurants. Featuring the city’s only revolving restaurant, Revolving Dining Room, and Summit Suite Buffet. TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St. W. Reitman Square 416-599-8433 tiff.net TIFF Bell Lightbox is home to five state-of-the-art cinemas, two exhibition spaces, the world’s largest collection of English-Canadian film artifacts in our Film Reference Library, educational programming, restaurants and much more.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS Albion Islington - Fusion of Taste Festival 925 Albion Rd., #100 416-743-3267 fusionoftaste.com July 8, 2017. Canada 150 Edition. Join the Albion Islington Square BIA in celebrating Canada turning 150 years old. This signature event is a celebration of cultures, live performances, over 50 food and craft vendors from around the world that takes place at the intersection of Albion Rd. and Islington Ave. Beaches International Jazz Festival Woodbine Ave. and Queen St. E. at Woodbine Park 416-698-2152 beachesjazz.com July 7 to 30, 2017. The Beaches International Jazz Festival features more than 100 bands. Admission is FREE for 4 weeks of entertainment in The Beach.

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Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival Bloor St. W. 416-410-9965 ukrainianfestival.com September 2017. North America’s largest Ukrainian street festival. The 20th annual 3-day, free, family-focused event offers great food, entertainment, cultural exhibits, a parade, children’s midway, sidewalk sale, beverage garden, films and more. Catch the Ukrainian spirit. Visit website for exact dates and location. Bloor-Yorkville Icefest 115 Cumberland St., Ste. 220 416-928-3553 bloor-yorkville.com February 25 and 26, 2017. Bloor-Yorkville Icefest transforms the neighbourhood into a winter wonderland with sculptures carved from a breathtaking 35,000 lbs. of ice. The Village of Yorkville Park welcomes families to come celebrate winter in Toronto. Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower and Garden Festival Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place 100 Princes’ Blvd. 416-447-8655; 1-800-730-1020 canadablooms.com March 10 to 19, 2017. Canada Blooms co-locates with the National Home Show to create North America’s largest home and garden event at the Enercare Centre. Canada’s Walk of Fame Along King St. W. (between John St. and Simcoe St.) and Simcoe St. (between King St. W. and Wellington St.) 416-367-9255 canadaswalkoffame.com Canada’s Walk of Fame is a national registered charity that celebrates Canadians who have excelled in their fields. 167 stars honouring remarkable Canadians have a permanent place of tribute in the streets of Toronto. Canadian Music Week Various venues 905-858-4747 cmw.net April 18-22, 2017. With 800 artists, 60 venues and an eclectic mix of films, Canadian Music Week is an annual international music convention featuring Canada’s largest new-music festival—Canadian Music Fest—a film festival and a comedy festival. Canadian National Exhibition Exhibition Place 416-263-3800 TheEx.com August 18 to September 4, 2017. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment, including shows and

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Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival Pavilions located throughout Brampton 416-452-4917 carabram.org July 14 to 16, 2017. Experience the world through Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival.

Eats & Beats in Riverside StreetFEST Queen St. E. (DVP and Empire Ave.) 416-466-8167 riverside-to.com Riverside will be hosting their annual StreetFEST, showcasing the neighbourhood’s family-friendly local eateries and unique small-town-in-the-bigcity atmosphere. Experience the many event destination points with tasty plates, live music, and entertainment.

Carassauga Festival Inc. Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Pl. Mississauga and various pavilions across Mississauga 905-615-3010 carassauga.com May 26 to 28, 2017. Carassauga is the largest multicultural festival in Ontario, celebrating 31 years and showcasing more than 70 countries at different pavilions throughout Mississauga. Taste exotic foods, see breathtaking performances and experience cultural diversity.

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City Of Toronto - Bike Month 850 Coxwell Ave. 416-338-5090 toronto.ca/cycling Starts the last week in May. Discover Toronto by bike; includes city-wide events. For more info or

Fan Expo Canada Metro Toronto Convention Centre 416-960-9030 fanexpocanada.com The largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America. In its 22nd year, the EXPO has grown from a small comic book convention into a 4-day citywide event attracting over 129,000 people from around the world.

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Attractions & Design Festival is a huge creative hub and a leading platform featuring the best of local & International trends. Festival of India 34 Avenue of the Island Centre Island 1-888-535-3378 festivalofindia.ca July 15-16, 2017. Festival of India is an annual South Asian spiritual festival that kicks off with an upbeat and colourful parade down Yonge Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto, and continues with two days of celebration at Centre Island. 40,000 people are expected! Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival 204 - 668 Richmond St. W. 416-966-1062 fringetoronto.com July 5 - 16, 2017. The Toronto Fringe Festival showcases 145+ stage productions from Canada and around the world, at 30+ venues in downtown Toronto. Tickets are $12 max, and programming includes dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000 harbourfrontcentre.com A popular year-round destination, Harbourfront Centre is situated along the waterfront, offering an eclectic blend of arts, culture and recreation as well as an outdoor patio and indoor cafĂŠ. Annual events include festivals, dance, theatre and musical performances. Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place 416-588-7223

hondaindytoronto.com July 14 to 16, 2017. The Honda Indy Toronto is a week-long festival of racing, live entertainment, VIP parties, charity events and interactive activities for everyone at Exhibition Place, in downtown Toronto. For more information, a full festival schedule and tickets, visit hondaindy.com. Hot Docs 333-110 Spadina Ave. 416-203-2155 hotdocs.ca April 27 to May 7, 2017. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival. Each year, the festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge docs from Canada and around the globe, reaching audiences of over 192,000. imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Various Locations. Purchase tickets at TIFF Bell Lightbox: 350 King St. W. 416-585-2333 imaginenative.org Come celebrate their 17th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media. Check website for 2017 dates. Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. West 416-977-6847 insideout.ca May 25 to June 4, 2017. Inside Out celebrates more than a quarter century of bringing unforgettable queer cinematic experiences

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to over 35,000 audience members each and every year, with screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that showcase the best LGBT cinema from around the world. Krinos Taste of the Danforth Danforth Avenue tasteofthedanforth.com August 2017. Taste of the Danforth is a signature event in Toronto, showcasing the best of Mediterranean food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer-from souvlaki to gyros, from authentic Greek music to interactive photo ops! Come enjoy the culture that makes Canada’s largest street festival a year-round destination! Lovin’ Local Food Fest Yonge-Dundas Square 416-392-9714 livegreentoronto.ca July 2017. Join us at the third annual Lovin’ Local Food Fest—a celebration of local food and drink in the heart of downtown Toronto. Check website for festival details. Admission is free! Luminato Festival Various locations downtown Toronto 416-368-3100 luminatofestival.com Luminato Festival is Toronto’s global multi-arts festival dedicated to performance, visual art, music, theatre, dance, and more. In June 2017 the Festival will present a free and ticketed program of local and international artists delivering adventurous art in adventurous places. Mississauga Waterfront Festival 20 Lakeshore Rd. E. Memorial Park, Mississauga 905-891-0002 themwf.com Held every Father’s Day weekend at Memorial Park in Port Credit, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival offers headline concerts, a kids’ stage, Family Fun Village, Heritage Stage, vendors, crafters, petting zoo, buskers, sports zone, carnival, water-ski shows and more. Music in St. James Park St. James Park- 120 King St., E. 416-861-1793 oldtowntoronto.ca/index.php/events June to August. Enjoy free concerts every Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in beautiful St. James Park, at King and Jarvis in downtown Toronto. On the last Thursday of each month, see a feature film as part of Movies in St. James Park. Nuit Blanche Toronto nbto.com Saturday, September 30, 2017, Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art returns. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise,

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Toronto is transformed by 90 art projects created by 300 local, national and international artists. Free. One of a Kind Show and Sale Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. 416-960-4513 oneofakindshow.com Spring Show dates: March 29-April 2, 2017. Christmas Show dates: November 23 to December 3, 2017. Since 1975, the One of a Kind Show has been bringing together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. One of a Kind is the place to discover the best in Canadian handmade! Pride Toronto Pride Parade Downtown Toronto 416-927-7433 pridetoronto.com One of the premier arts and cultural events in Canada, and the largest pride celebration in North America, Pride Toronto’s 10-day festival highlights Canada’s continued progress in human rights and Toronto’s diversity. Pride Toronto showcases performances and extensive cultural events to create social, cultural and political impact. Queen West Art Crawl Along Queen St. West From Trinity-Bellwords Park to Roncesvalles 647-717-0747 queenwestartcrawl.com A festival of creativity and community taking place in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen West Art Crawl celebrates and cultivates the unique character, diversity and ethos of Queen West—a natural habitat for individual artists, arts organizations, artist-run centres and businesses that promote art and culture. Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto Queens Quay from Spadina to Bay 416-461-8383 towaterfrontfest.com July 1-July 3, 2017. The Redpath Waterfront Festival presented by PortsToronto is an annual event that takes place along Toronto’s beautiful waterfront. This year, RWF celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary with the theme ‘Festival Canadiana’ and includes nautical programs, live music, food, entertainment and much more. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Aviva Centre (at York University) 1 Shoreham Dr. 416-665-9777 1-877-2-TENNIS rogerscup.com August 5-13, 2017. Welcoming back the best in women’s tennis to compete in Rogers Cup

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Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival Roundhouse Park 255 Bremner Blvd. 416-362-2337 craftbeerfest.ca February 11, 2017, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 12 and 13, 2017, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto, this festival was created to provide beer lovers the opportunity to sample Ontario’s finest craft brews and delicious eats from Toronto’s best food trucks, all in a pleasant park setting. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, The Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place 416-263-3400 royalfair.org The largest of its kind in the world, The Royal is 10 days of family entertainment with +5,000 animals, top chef competitions, the aMAZEing food journey, unique shopping and food sampling, plus, the Royal Horse Show, voted #1 indoor horse show in North America. November 3-12. Salsa in Toronto St. Clair Ave. W. (from Winona to Christie) 416-744-8200 1-800-551-8401 salsaintoronto.com July 3-23, 2017. The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is Canada’s largest Latino-themed cultural celebration showcasing mucho music, dance, food & family fun all culminating in the popular 13th annual Street Festival on July 8th & 9th. Go to salsaintoronto.com for more info.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 264 The Esplanade 416-944-2765 STWM.ca October 15, 2017. Marathon, half-marathon and 5K. Canada’s #1 big-city marathon features a flat and festive course along Lake Ontario from downtown Toronto. Join 25,000 runners from around the world. Perfect for first-timers and Boston qualifiers alike. Sound of Music Festival Burlington Downtown and Waterfront Burlington 905-333-6364 soundofmusic.ca June 10-18, 2017. For nine days, music takes over Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront. The largest local music event of the year features an eclectic combination of emerging artists, blasts from the past and current performers. Mix of free and ticketed shows. SummerWorks Performance Festival Various Locations 416-628-8216 summerworks.ca SummerWorks is home to Canada’s largest curated performance festival of innovative new Canadian theatre, dance, music, and live art running for 11 days every summer (August 3 to 13, 2017). SummerWorks also produces Progress, a new international festival of performance and ideas. Taste of Toronto Fort York National Historic Site, 100 Garrison Rd. 416-960-5312 tasteoftoronto.com June 15 to 18, 2017. The world’s greatest restaurant festival is back for its fourth year! Featuring

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Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars, foodie entertainment and a boutique food and drink market all at Fort York in the centre of downtown Toronto. TD Festival of South Asia Gerrard St. E. from Coxwell to Greenwood 416-465-8513 festivalofsouthasia.com Embracing the music and foods of all the countries in South Asia. Tastes cost $1 to $5. Live music all weekend. Fashion show Saturday night. Admission is free. Gerrard Street East, from Coxwell to Greenwood. TD Toronto Jazz Festival Various locations through the city core 416-928-2033 torontojazz.com June 23-July 2, 2017. An annual, world-class jazz festival, TD Toronto Jazz Festival showcases more than 1,500 international artists and attracts over 500,000 people. It’s recognized as one of North America’s premier musical events. The Gentlemen’s Expo Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building 222 Bremner Blvd. 416-635-9889 gentlemensexpo.com The Gentlemen’s Expo entertains and educates men and women in topics related to men’s lifestyle through brand experience areas while encouraging men to #BeBetter. Visit gentlemensexpo.com for more information. The Great Ontario Salmon Derby Canadian Waters of Lake Ontario, Mississauga 905-361-5246 1-888-695-2677 greatontariosalmonderby.ca July 1 to August 19, 2017. Sponsored by the Toronto Star, the 21st annual derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario. Visit greatontariosalmonderby.ca for full details and to purchase tickets. The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) 235 Queens Quay W. Harbourfront Centre 416-973-4760 ifoa.org October 19-29, 2017. Celebrating its 38th year, the IFOA brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events. Tickets: $18/$15 for supporters.

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The Word On The Street Harbourfront Centre 416-504-7241 thewordonthestreet.ca September 24, 2017. A book lover’s paradise with a marketplace of over 250 book and magazine exhibitors, The Word On The Street features readings by hundreds of Canadian authors, as well as writing workshops and literacy programs. Check our website for more information. TIFF Kids International Film Festival 350 King St. W., TIFF Bell Lightbox 416-599-TIFF (8433); 1-888-599-8433 tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival April 7-23, 2017. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from around the world—films that take children and parents out of the everyday and use the power of film to encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Festival Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Rd. E. Port Credit southsideshuffle.com September 8 to 10, 2017. The 19th annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle, Port Credit’s blues and BBQ festival, is Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras, featuring Canadian and international musicians throughout the village. Toronto Beer Week 89 Woodmount Ave. 647-400-7051 torontobeerweek.com September 15-23, 2017. Celebrate Toronto’s thriving craft beer scene during the 8th annual Toronto Beer Week. Featuring over 70 bars/ restaurants, 35 breweries and 150+ events. Look for the Toronto Beer Guide around town to help you explore and discover good beer in Toronto! Toronto Caribbean Carnival Along Lakeshore Blvd. 416-391-5608 torontocaribbeancarnival.com Summer 2017. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-style Carnival, now in its 50th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! Toronto Chinatown Festival Downtown Toronto in Chinatown 287 Spadina Ave. 416-260-9800 chinatowntcf.com Join the Chinatown BIA as they present the Toronto Chinatown Festival. Incredible food, fun workshops, excellent shopping and amazing entertainment! It’s packed with tons of family activities! Check the website for 2017 summer dates.

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Attractions Toronto Chocolate Festival Roy Thomson Hall and various other Toronto locations 416-923-4686 torontochocolatefestival.com From mid-October to early November 2017. Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including the world-famous Chocolate Ball and the Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show, celebrate everything chocolate. Toronto Craft Beer Festival Ontario Place 416-832-1272 tcbf.ca June 23-24, 2017. Toronto Craft Beer Festival launched in summer of 2016! Join us to celebrate independent Craft Breweries with craft beers/ ciders, delicious food, fun activities and live music for 19+ festival goers. Toronto Design Offsite Festival Events and exhibitions across the city 647-309-5494 todesignoffsite.com January 16-22, 2017. The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is the largest cultural celebration of design in Canada, with over 80 events and exhibitions taking place across the city. Toronto Garlic Festival 416-888-7829 torontogarlicfestival.ca 7th annual Toronto Garlic Festival. Sunday, September 17, 2017. Come for Ontario garlic, stay for delicious garlic-inspired dishes by local chefs! Pair meals with craft beer & wine and engage in talks, demos, and contests. Toronto International Film Festival 350 King St. W., Reitman Square 416-599-8433 tiff.net September 7 to 17, 2017. The Toronto International Film Festival is the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city. Visit our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox to get into the festival spirit year-round. Toronto Just for Laughs Festival 33 Bloor St. East 1-514-845-3155; 1-888-244-3155 hahaha.com JFL42 features the most hilarious, riveting and cool comedy-related things we could find over a 10-day period in Toronto. Including amazing headliners and 42 equally awesome comedy acts. Sept. 21-30. Toronto Sportsmen’s Show The International Centre 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga 905-361-2677 ; 1-888-695-2677

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torontosportshow.ca March 15-19, 2017. For 70 years, Canada’s Outdoors Supershow has been the national showcase for products related to fishing, hunting, camping, boating, travel and outdoor adventure. One-stop shopping and entertainment, all under one roof. Toronto Summer Music Festival Various locations in downtown Toronto 647-430-5699 torontosummermusic.com July 13-August 5, 2017. Toronto Summer Music Festival celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday with great Canadian artists, music, and more! A complete listing of concerts will be released in April 2017. Free, PWYC, and ticketed events. Concerts take place at Koerner Hall, Walter Hall at the University of Toronto, and Heliconian Hall. Toronto’s Festival of Beer Bandshell Park Exhibition Place 416-635-9889 beerfestival.ca July 28 to 30, 2017. 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 over 300 brands on-site, this is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage! 19+ event. TURF Toronto Urban Roots Fest Historic Fort York Garrison Common 416-598-0720 torontourbanrootsfest.com Three-day multi-stage alternative roots music festival in the heart of downtown Toronto at Fort York National Historic Site’s Garrison Common. Featuring 50+ artists, local food vendors, and a kids’ area. UNITY Festival Yonge-Dundas Square and other venues 647-317-3127 unitycharity.com/festival Happening in July every year. UNITY Festival is a 5-day celebration of the voices of youth and the hip-hop community. UNITY Festival has featured 300+ artists, including Talib Kweli, Biz Markie, Kardinal Offishall, DJ Kool, Maestro, Queen Godis, Rahzel, and others.

GARDENS & PARKS Allan Gardens Conservatory 19 Horticultural Ave. toronto.ca/conservatories Open 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Allan Gardens Conservatory features six greenhouses comprising more than 16,000 sq. ft. of colourful seasonal plants that supplement the permanent plant collection.

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Ashbridges Bay Park 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. E. toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1/ index.htm Ashbridges Bay Park is a park, marina, natural habitat, softball venue and one of Toronto’s top places to be in the warmer seasons. Centennial Park Conservatory 151 Elmcrest Rd. toronto.ca/conservatories The Centennial Park Conservatory features 12,000 sq. ft. of interesting plant collections in three glass houses, and offers six seasonal flower shows. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Charles F. Watson Family Gardens 398 Main St. S., Brampton tourismbrampton.ca These showpiece gardens are an oasis of colour, situated along the Etobicoke Creek Trail, located at Highway 10, on the east side at Peel Village Parkway. Claireville Conservation Area 8180 Hwy 50, Brampton 416-661-6600 trca.ca/parks A large, relatively dense forested retreat in the southeast corner of Brampton, Claireville Conservation Area contains some significant heritage features for the city. Claireville is a passive conservation area, preserving local wildlife and natural landscape. Cummer Skateboard Park 6000 Leslie St. toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/cummer.htm This 1,440-square-metre facility is designed to replicate elements of the street, including stairs,

railings, benches and curbs. Open during daylight hours only; admission is free. Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park 9050 Bramalea Rd., Brampton 905-458-6555 brampton.ca/parks Experience Brampton’s destination park. Something for everyone all year round. Summer: paddle boats, mini-putt, petting zoo, pony rides, splash pad, playground, skateboard park, beach volleyball, gardens and greenhouse. Winter: ski, snowboard and tube. Edwards Gardens 755 Lawrence Avenue E. toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/ edwardsgdns.htm Edwards Gardens features colourful floral displays, rock gardens, butterfly gardens, theme gardens, secluded pathways and picturesque bridges over Wilket Creek, which is home to geese and ducks. Edwards Gardens is also the home of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Eldorado Park 8520 Creditview Rd., Brampton 905-874-2860 tourismbrampton.ca Eldorado Park is a popular Brampton public recreational park, offering places to fish, walk, picnic and relax along the riverbanks. Eldorado is also home to the only outdoor public pool in Brampton. Franklin Children’s Garden Centre Island toronto.ca/parks Inspired by Franklin the Turtle, the garden is a special place to play in and learn from, to discover nature and to enjoy the great adventure of learning.

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Attractions Gage Park 45 Main St. S., Brampton 905-874-3601 tourismbrampton.ca The landmark gazebo and skating trail mark the entrance of Gage Park, Brampton’s first municipal park. Set in Brampton’s historic downtown, Gage Park offers in-line skating, jogging, a children’s play area and splash pad.

Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington 905-527-1158 rbg.ca Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and a part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Five gardens, 2,700 acres, 27 km of trails.

Heart Lake Conservation Area 10818 Heart Lake Rd., Brampton 416-667-6295 trcaparks.ca Brampton’s multi-purpose recreation park, Heart Lake Conservation Area takes its name from the spring-fed kettle lake, which is roughly shaped like a heart. Located within the Etobicoke Creek watershed, the park has attracted more than 5 million visitors since it opened in 1957.

Tommy Thompson Park 1 Leslie St. 416-661-6600 tommythompsonpark.ca The park has become well-known as a significant nesting and staging area for a wide range of birds and other wildlife. More than 290 bird species have been observed on-site.

High Park 1873 Bloor St. W. toronto.ca/highpark A 400-acre wilderness park right on the subway line, High Park offers miles of nature trails, plus a trackless train, zoo, children’s garden, adventure playground and a restored 1837 cottage. HtO Park 339 Queens Quay W. toronto.ca/harbourfront/index.htm From the urbanity to the north and the islands to the south, this picturesque atmosphere allows you to rest and relax by the waterfront. Loafer’s Lake 30 Loafer’s Lake Lane, Brampton 905-846-2370 tourismbrampton.ca Along the Etobicoke Creek, picturesque Loafer’s Lake is a popular place for relaxing and taking photographs. Start your walk along the Etobicoke Creek Trail here. Niagara Parks Commission Table Rock Welcome Centre 6650 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls 1-877-642-7275 (NIA-PARK) niagaraparks.com Experience top Niagara attractions, including Niagara’s Fury, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk, Butterfly Conservatory, garden and nature areas, championship golf courses and War of 1812 historic sites. Professor’s Lake 1660 North Park Dr., Brampton 905-791-7751 tourismbrampton.ca Professor’s Lake is a man-made, spring-fed lake spanning 65 acres. It features well-groomed sandy beaches and is used extensively for windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, paddle boating and fishing.

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Toronto Beaches Toronto Waterfront toronto.ca/parks/beaches Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy. Centre Island Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Hanlan’s Point Beach and Ward’s Island Beach are all found on the Toronto Islands. Take the ferry at Bay Street and Queens Quay. For ferry info, call 416-3928193, from June to September. Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Ave. E. 416-397-1340 torontobotanicalgarden.ca Designed to educate and inspire, Toronto Botanical Garden offers 17 themed gardens on a compact four-acre site adjacent to one of the city’s most beautiful parks, Edwards Gardens. Toronto Music Garden 479 Queens Quay W. 416-338-0338 toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/ music-garden With its garden design, the Music Garden uses nature to interpret Bach’s “First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello.” Each movement within the suite corresponds to a different section in the garden. Open year-round; admission is free. Toronto Ontario Temple 10060 Bramalea Rd., Brampton 905-799-1122 lds.org/church/temples/toronto ontario?lang=eng&_r=1 Toronto Ontario Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints features gardens and impressive fountains. The gardens are open to the public during the growing seasons: Sat. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun., Tues.-Fri. noon-8 p.m. Closed Mon. The Temple respectfully requests that there be no smoking or picnicking on the grounds.

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Trinity Public Labyrinth 24 Trinity Square, Trinity Square Park Behind 483 Bay St. labyrinthnetwork.ca The age-old experience of walking a labyrinth is meditative and promotes personal, psychological and spiritual well-being. Located near the Eaton Centre, it’s free, open daily and wheelchair accessible. Walking in to the centre and out again takes about 20 minutes and is a great way to unwind.

GOLF Angus Glen Golf Club 10080 Kennedy Rd., Markham 905-887-0090 AngusGlen.com Angus Glen Golf Club is a public golf course known internationally for hosting PGA Tour events on both of its courses. The club also offers meeting and banquet facilities that overlook the grounds to create the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social gathering. Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility 2700 Audley Rd. North, Ajax 905-427-7737 deercreekgolfclubs.com Discover some of the most challenging, enjoyable and pristine holes in the Durham region. Deer Creek features a 45-hole golf course, manicured fairways, immaculate greens and lush conditions. Dentonia Park Golf Course 781 Victoria Park Ave. 416-392-2558 toronto.ca/golf Without a doubt, this is one of the finest and most challenging par-3 facilities in Ontario. It’s perfect for beginners, or advanced players sharpening their short shots. Don Valley Golf Course 4200 Yonge St. 416-392-2465 toronto.ca/golf The city’s premier course is well-known for its lush landscape and spectacular golfing. Don Valley is a fairly challenging course that will interest and appeal to more experienced golfers.

Two championship golf courses are available for corporate golfing events and public play. The clubhouse offers newly renovated luxurious banquet and reception areas and locker rooms. Niagara Parks Golf 9561 Niagara River Pkwy., Niagara Falls 905-295-9595; 1-866-465-3642 niagaraparksgolf.com Dramatically situated next to the mighty Niagara Whirlpool or bordering the historic grounds of the 1814 Battle of Chippewa, Niagara Parks Golf courses feature challenging designs by renowned golf architects. This incredible public golf experience in North America, Legends on the Niagara features 45 holes of golf. Osprey Valley Golf 18821 Main St., Caledon 519-927-9034; 1-800-833-1561 ospreyvalleygolf.com Osprey Valley boasts three world-class 18-hole courses of different architectural styling. Located just northwest of Toronto, in the peaceful Caledon Hills. Golf the world without a passport: play Osprey! Peel Village Golf Club 29A Hartford Trail, Brampton 905-874-2995 brampton.ca/EN/residents/CommunityCentres/Peel-Village/Pages/welcome.aspx Located in the heart of Brampton and constructed upon a 67-acre flood plain surrounding the Etobicoke Creek. The course offers golfers nine challenging holes in a natural wildlife sanctuary. Call for opening hours and rates. Scarlett Woods Golf Course 1000 Jane St. 416-392-2484 toronto.ca/golf This executive-length course is popular with both novice and expert golfers. It’s great for players

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Humber Valley Golf Course 40 Beattie Ave. 416-392-2488 toronto.ca/golf A unique course suitable for all ages and skill levels, it challenges golfers with its combination of links and valley lands. Players need to focus on precision, accuracy and patience. Lionhead Golf & Country Club 8525 Mississauga Rd., Brampton 905-455-8400 kaneffgolf.com

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Attractions who are short on time but not willing to sacrifice a quality experience. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 2481 Birchmount Rd. 416-392-2547 toronto.ca/golf Nestled beside Highland Creek, this course provides a serene setting for golfers to try both patience and concentration. The links, holes and water hazards require focus and attention.

MUSEUMS / HISTORIC HOUSES / EDUCATION Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677 agakhanmuseum.org Discover the connections between cultures and across time at the Aga Khan Museum, North America’s first museum dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilizations. The Museum is a stunning home to historical and contemporary exhibitions, live arts and film programming, an exquisite permanent collection, and a vibrant educational program. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Heritage Museum 61 Claireville Dr. 416-798-2277 bit.ly/1UUF0qL This unique-to-Canada architectural monument is hand-carved with 24,000 pieces of marble and stone. Discover the more than 10,000-year-old heritage of India. Admission is free to the Mandir. Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor St. W. 416-979-7799 batashoemuseum.ca With over 13,000 shoes in the collection, as well as changing exhibitions, family-friendly programming and a unique gift shop, each visit to the Bata Shoe Museum is a new experience! Benares Historic House - Museums of Mississauga 1507 Clarkson Rd. N., Mississauga 905-615-4860 culture.mississauga.ca/museums Step into the past and capture a taste of life in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Shed light on the past with the Museums of Mississauga. Black Creek Pioneer Village 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. 416-736-1733 blackcreek.ca Visiting Black Creek Pioneer Village is like walking into a movie—only better! Step into an 1860s village with pioneers, farm animals and even a working brewery. Visit today!

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Bovaird House 563 Bovaird Drive E., Brampton 905-874-2804 bovairdhouse.ca A significant Brampton heritage landmark, the Historic Bovaird House property features heritage gardens typical of 19th-century plantings, including a rose garden, herb garden and orchard. Bradley Museum - Museums of Mississauga 1620 Orr Rd., Mississauga 905-615-4860 culture.mississauga.ca/museums Step into the past and capture a taste of life in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Shed light on the past with the Museums of Mississauga. Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace 416-923-1171 casaloma.org Experience Casa Loma, Toronto’s premier heritage attraction, brought to you by Liberty Entertainment Group. Explore secret passageways, elaborately decorated rooms, castle towers, automotive display and “Toronto’s Dark Side” exhibit. Colborne Lodge 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., High Park 416-392-6916 toronto.ca This cottage is a monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. Built in 1837, it contains many original furnishings, artifacts and artwork. Design Exchange 234 Bay St., Toronto Dominion Centre 416-363-6121 dx.org Design Exchange, Canada’s design museum, presents exhibitions, lectures, education programs and more that highlight the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. Free admission to first-floor exhibits. Fort York National Historic Site 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-392-6907 toronto.ca/fortyork The birthplace of urban Toronto, Fort York features Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and was the site of the U.S. attack and the Battle of York in April 1813. Open year-round. Gardiner Museum 111 Queen’s Park 416-586-8080 gardinermuseum.on.ca The Gardiner Museum offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest forms: ceramics. It also features award-winning architecture, “Toronto’s

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best gift shop” (Vogue), clay classes for the whole family, and a bistro. Gibson House Museum, The 5172 Yonge St., at North York Subway 416-395-7432 toronto.ca/museums Step back in time and visit the elegant farmhouse built for the Gibson family in 1851. Its Georgian exterior is a testament to the dramatic lives the household pursued long ago. Historic Museums, City of Toronto Various location across Toronto 416-338-0435 toronto.ca/culture/museums/locations.htm 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto work collectively to inspire passion for our city. Our museum professionals have researched the history of Toronto, and present this knowledge in ways that engage residents, visitors and community groups alike.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg 905-893-1121 1-888-213-1121 mcmichael.com Experience the art of Canada, just minutes north of Toronto. View works by Group of Seven, First Nations, Inuit and contemporary Canadian artists in a 100-acre woodland setting. Montgomery’s Inn 4709 Dundas St. W. 416-394-8113 toronto.ca/montgomerysinn Experience the life of a traveller seeking comfort at the inn 150 years ago. When Thomas Montgomery managed the inn, it was a lively meeting place for the community. Events held throughout the year carry on this tradition. Tea is served Sundays.

Historic Zion Schoolhouse 1091 Finch Ave. E. 416-395-7435 toronto.ca/museums Built in 1869 and restored in 1910, Zion Schoolhouse provided elementary education to generations of children of L’Amaroux. Today, this one-room schoolhouse offers educational programs for booked groups. Pre-arranged visits only.

Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Rd. 416-696-1000 1-888-696-1110 ontariosciencecentre.ca Stretch your imagination, learn about energy & electricity, and discover 150 years of Canadian innovations. With more than 400 interactive exhibits, daily programs, & films in Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre, there’s something for everyone. Your curious belongs here!

Mackenzie House Museum 82 Bond St. 416-392-6915 toronto.ca/museums This Greek Revival row house was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Explore the museum, recreated print shop, and gallery featuring changing exhibitions.

Ontario’s Parliament Building Queen’s Park 111 Wellesley St. W. 416-325-0061 discoveryportal.ontla.on.ca/en Meeting place of Ontario’s legislature since its 1893 opening, the historic provincial parliament building welcomes visitors year-round. Drop by

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Attractions for a free 30-minute tour, browse our gift shop for Ontario-made products, or join one of our more in-depth visitation programs. Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton 905-791-4055 pama.peelregion.ca The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) serves the region of Peel, with a population of over one million individuals from diverse backgrounds. PAMA partners with communitybased cultural, social services, health, arts and heritage organizations. Purina PawsWay 245 Queens Quay W. 416-360-7297; 1-888-608-7297 pawsway.ca Located by Harbourfront Centre, Purina PawsWay celebrates dogs and cats, and their owners. Admission is free and pets are always welcome. Redpath Sugar Museum 95 Queens Quay E., 416-933-8341 redpathsugar.com The Redpath Sugar Museum features a collection of memorabilia relating to the Canadian sugar industry and the Redpath family. A free film about sugar is shown in the theatre. Group tours available by appointment. Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park Museum Subway Station Bloor St. W. at Avenue Rd. 416-586-8000 rom.on.ca Explore Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Discover dinosaurs,

ancient Egypt, Canada’s First Peoples, gems and minerals and more. Scarborough Museum 1007 Brimley Rd., Scarborough 416-338-8807 toronto.ca/museums Located in Thomson Memorial Park, the Scarborough Museum features buildings and collections depicting life in Scarborough, from a settler’s log house to the turn-of-the-century Cornell House. Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens 285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910 toronto.ca/spadina Spadina, the elegant home of the Austin family, was built in 1866. The museum’s interior has recently been restored to reflect how Torontonians and the Austin family lived during the 1920s and 1930s. St. Lawrence Market Complex 92 Front St. E. 416-392-7219 stlawrencemarket.com A historic site, gallery and unique modern marketplace in Old Town Toronto, the St. Lawrence Market complex features more than 120 specialty vendors in the South Market, a Saturday farmers’ market, Sunday antiques market and historic St. Lawrence Hall. Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Ave. 416-599-5321 textilemuseum.ca The TMC offers a variety of exhibitions and programs based on their permanent collection of over 13,000 artifacts, and

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contemporary works of Canadian and international artists. Open year-round: Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. after 5 p.m. is pay what you can. Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre 67 Pottery Rd. 416-396-2819 toronto.ca/todmorden Explore 19th-century settlement and industrial development in the Don Valley. Visit the Papermill Theatre and Gallery for rotating art exhibits from local artists or stroll through its 9.2-hectare wildflower preserve. Toronto Railway Museum 255 Bremner Blvd.Unit 15 416-214-9229 torontorailwaymuseum.com The Museum is located in a 1929 Railway Roundhouse. We are open year round Wed-Sun 12-5 and during the summer months 7 days a week. York-Durham Heritage Railway 19 Railway St. Uxbridge 905-852-3696 ydhr.ca The York-Durham Heritage Railway invites you for a scenic tour in our heated/air-conditioned 1950s coaches (or dining car) through the Oak Ridges Moraine, between Stouffville and Uxbridge, Ont. York Museum 2694 Eglinton Ave. W. in the Centennial Recreation Centre 416-394-2759 toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/ complex/474/ The museum collects and displays photographs and objects that represent the economic, political and social history of the former city of York, from its early beginnings to the present day.

NEIGHBOURHOODS / SHOPPING DISTRICTS Albion Islington Square BIA 925 Albion Rd., Ste. 100 416-743-3267 A unique shopping district, the Square showcases gold and diamond jewellery, clothing and textiles, salons, skin care and laser centres, medical and professional services alongside international cuisine. Check out the Fusion of Taste Festival in summer. Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area 1200 Bay St., Suite 310 416-928-3553 bloor-yorkville.com A top shopping, dining and tourist district, this

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area features high-fashion retailers, unique boutiques, sidewalk cafés, haute cuisine, galleries, museums, spas and salons. Home to the Royal Ontario Museum, Gardiner Museum and BloorYorkville Icefest. Cabbagetown Preservation Association 467 Parliament St. 416-964-8004 cabbagetownpa.ca The CPA was founded in 1988 to preserve the architectural integrity and historic character of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto. Cabbagetown is one of the largest areas of continuously preserved housing in North America. Chinatown Business Improvement Area 287 Spadina Ave. Unit D-2nd Floor 416-260-9800 chinatownbia.com Home to a diverse range of restaurants and shops offering baked goods, herbal medicines, household items and Chinese arts and crafts, this area also features jewellery stores, watch wholesalers, fabric, garment, children’s wear and perfume stores. Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) 519 Church St., Office 302 416-355-6778 churchwellesleyvillage.ca Centrally located in the heart of downtown, Church-Wellesley Village (or Church Street) is the entertainment and social hub of Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered and queer community. The village is a safe and diversified community, which hosts annual festivals and events and offers unique restaurants, bars, shopping and services. Distillery Historic District, The 9 Trinity St., Suite 200 416-364-1177 thedistillerydistrict.com A centre for arts, culture, food and entertainment, this national historic site includes 44 heritage buildings and numerous brick-lined courtyards. Explore the district’s many restaurants, art galleries, artisan boutiques, specialty retail stores and more. Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area 40 Dundas St. W., Suite 300 416-597-0255 downtownyonge.com If there’s something happening in Toronto, it will be happening on Yonge. The iconic Yonge Street has something for everyone: an extensive range of events, shops, restaurants and entertainment.

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Attractions Gerrard India Bazaar 1426 Gerrard St. E. 416-465-8513 gerrardindiabazaar.com Open year-round, the Bazaar is the largest ethnic market of Indian goods, fashions, fabrics, jewellery and food in North America. Rediscover the richness of the Orient. Gerrard India Bazaar celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights. GreekTown on the Danforth B.I.A. 699 Danforth Ave., Suite 201 416-469-5634 greektowntoronto.com A vibrant community that combines modern Mediterranean life and ancient Greece. Shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs located along Danforth Avenue. Easy subway access: Chester, Pape and Donlands. Enjoy the Krinos Taste of the Danforth in August. Port Credit BIA 161 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga 905-278-7742 portcredit.com Welcome to Port Credit! Mississauga’s entertainment hub for shopping, events, music and dining on the waterfront. Our beautiful community offers something for everyone, with a wide array of restaurants, retail stores, services and cafés, all within easy walking distance from each other. Queen St. West BIA Queen St. West (from Simcoe to Bathurst Street) 416-384-2946 queenstwestbia.ca Queen Street West is home to a thriving fashion district with an array of clothing and fabric stores, renowned live music venues showcasing

a wide spectrum of artists from rock to jazz, and food from around the world. Riverside B.I.A. 761 Queen St. E. 416-466-8167 riverside-to.com Explore Toronto’s Riverside district. Historic Queen Street East, between the DVP and De Grassi Street. With a foodie hot-spot reputation, experience Riverside’s heritage buildings, walkable streets, award-winning restaurants, eclectic shops, and vibrant public art. Enjoy Riverside’s free events year-round. Roncesvalles Village BIA #233 - 412 Roncesvalles Ave. 416-537-2701 roncesvallesvillage.ca Old-world charm meets a fresh new attitude in Roncesvalles Village, one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets. Home of Roncy Rocks! and the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA 258 Adelaide St. East. Ste. 403 416-410-9242 stlawrencemarketbia.ca Located in Old Town Toronto and a short walk from Union Station, the ACC and Distillery District, this area is home to the world-famous St. Lawrence Market, over 150 restaurants, bistros and pubs, 9 theatres and free events including music and movies in St. James Park, Feast of St. Lawrence and Bard in Berczy. Streetsville BIA 280 Queen St. S., Streetsville 905-858-5974 villageofstreetsville.com In the Village in the City of Mississauga, parking

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is free. Relax in a restaurant or pub, and plan a shopping spree in Streetsville. The Beach Village 1971 Queen St. E., Suite 203 416-693-2242 beachbia.com The Beach is well known as a destination for anyone looking for a place for a great meal and fantastic shopping experience. With over twenty blocks and friendly people, there is always something to do. Plus it’s only a 5-minute walk from Toronto’s blue flag beaches. The Junction B.I.A. Anchored by Dundas St. West & Keele St. 416-767-9068 thejunctionbia.ca Toronto’s small town in the city! Where old meets new. The Junction has a great mix of mostly independent-run businesses catering to all budgets and tastes. Next stop, the Junction. The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) The Quay, 370 Queens Quay West, (east of Spadina), Ste. 114 416-596-9821 waterfrontbia.com The Waterfront is one of Toronto’s premier tourist destinations, including shopping, culture and entertainment. For 5 weeks starting this January, enjoy Ice Breakers, a public art installation. In 2017, visit the Waterfront Artisan Market, bringing together a curated mix of over 75 crafters, chefs and bakers. Toronto Entertainment District B.I.A. 119 Spadina Ave., Ste. 200 416-926-1337 torontoed.com Toronto’s dynamic Entertainment District is home to theatre, nightlife, dining, live music, performing arts, comedy, film, festivals and professional sports. Follow us on Twitter @toronto_ed or facebook.com/TorontoED. Toronto Financial District BIA 100 King St. West, Suite 5700 416-849-3856 TorontoFinancialDistrict.com The Toronto Financial District BIA represents 15 blocks, making up Canada’s premier business centre. Visit mytofd.com and follow @MyTOFD on Twitter for daily updates about what’s going on in our district. West Queen West BIA 789 Queen Street West 416-820-2727 westqueenwest.ca Unique restaurants, boutiques and a diverse collection of galleries make West Queen West a vibrant, dynamic neighbourhood.

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PERFORMING ARTS Canadian Opera Company 227 Front St. E. 416-363-8231; 1-800-250-4653 coc.ca The largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America, with an international reputation for artistic excellence. The COC performs in its opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Crow’s Theatre 345 Carlaw Ave. 647-341-7390 crowstheatre.com Founded in 1983, Crow’s Theatre is recognized in the Canadian theatre landscape as a provocative, daring, award-winning theatre company. Visit the website for a schedule of their 2017 season performances. Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, The 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga 905-306-6000 1-888-805-8888 livingartscentre.ca A multi-use facility, the Living Arts Centre houses performance theatres, an exhibition gallery, eight professional art studios, and sophisticated meeting facilities, offering performances, courses, birthday parties, camps, artist residency and more. Parking free, evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Mirvish Productions 284 King St. W., Suite 300 416-593-4142 mirvish.com Mirvish Productions owns and operates four magnificent theatres in the heart of downtown Toronto—the Royal Alexandra, Princess of Wales, Ed Mirvish (formerly the Canon) and Panasonic. Presenting hit musicals and plays from Broadway, London’s West End and beyond. Mississauga Symphony Orchestra 4141 Living Arts Dr. Mississauga, 2nd Floor 905-615-4405 mississaugasymphony.ca The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra presents numerous entertaining concerts each season in the comfort and wonderful acoustics of the Living Arts Centre. With over 80 enthusiastic and talented musicians onstage for each concert, you’re sure to enjoy the experience! National Ballet of Canada, The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen Street W. 416-345-9595; 1-866-345-9595 national.ballet.ca One of the top international ballet companies, The

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Attractions National Ballet of Canada is led by Artistic Director Karen Kain. A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet performs November to June at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Soulpepper Theatre Company The Distillery Historic District 50 Tank House Lane 416-866-8666 (Box Office) Soulpepper.ca Toronto’s largest theatre company, with over 600 events throughout the year. Presenting classic and contemporary plays, signature productions, comedies, concerts, cabarets, and festivals. Located in the beautiful Distillery Historic District, Soulpepper is the cultural destination for a great night at the theatre. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337 tafelmusik.org Hailed as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras” by Gramophone magazine, Tafelmusik performs over 50 concerts each year in Toronto. Season highlights: Handel’s Water Music and Messiah, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and guest soloist, soprano Karina Gauvin. The Hogtown Experience Campbell House Museum 160 Queen St. W. (at Osgoode Subway Station) 416-597-0227 hogtownexperience.com HOGTOWN is a new and exciting immersive theatrical experience coming to Toronto’s Historic Campbell House Museum. Incorporating drama, music and dance, HOGTOWN aims to create a completely immersive environment where the audience has the power to create their own adventure and discover the dark secrets of our city’s past. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 720 Bathurst St., Suite 404 416-598-0422 tmchoir.org Grand symphonic sound is the trademark of the TMC, Canada’s world-renowned large vocal ensemble. The 120-voice choir performs classical choral masterworks-music that expresses hope, joy, desolation and faith, the drama of the human condition told through music and word.

SPAS Elmwood Spa 18 Elm St. 416-977-6751; 1-877-284-6348 elmwoodspa.com An urban oasis in the heart of downtown Toronto, with four floors of treatment and

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renewal options, water therapies, two restaurants and a juice bar. Nouvelle Maria Spa & Salon 37 King St. E. 416-363-4333 nouvellemariaspa.com For over 25 years, in the finest European tradition, our spa facility has offered skin care and body treatments for men and women, with all-natural products. Love and care awaits you! Spa at Four Seasons 60 Yorkville Ave. 416-964-0411 fourseasons.com/toronto/spa The spa is one of the largest luxury-hotel day spas in Toronto and offers 17 spacious treatment rooms, two steam rooms, and a salon with hair, manicure and pedicure stations. Spa My Blend by Clarins 181 Wellington St. W. 416-572-8000 spamyblendtoronto.com Combining incomparable service with the revolutionary face-and-body treatment concepts from Spa My Blend by Clarins, we have created a one-of-a-kind spa oasis in the heart of downtown Toronto. Stillwater Spa 4 Avenue Rd. 416-926-2389 stillwaterspatoronto.com Award-winning Stillwater Spa at the Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville is an indulgent escape from urban demands, where once you descend the stairs, the sounds of flowing water lead you to a place calm, clear and pure. The Spa at the Windsor Arms Hotel 18 St. Thomas St. 416-934-6031; 1-877-999-2767 windsorarmshotel.com The Windsor Arms Hotel, one of Toronto’s top-ranked hotels, located in the fashionable Bloor Street/Yorkville neighborhood, includes a full-service health and wellness spa, featuring an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor tanning and dining areas as well as countless health and beauty services. Our special couple’s room features a relaxing waterfall, making it an ideal oasis in the heart of Toronto.

SPECTATOR SPORTS Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 3233 Concession Rd., #10 Clarington, Bowmanville 905-983-9141; 1-800-866-1072 mosport.com Our schedule features Canada’s biggest sports car race, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix and

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The Chevrolet Silverado 250 featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. These are the only Canadian visits for these series. Other major events include the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and Mopar Superbike Series. Mattamy Athletic Centre 50 Carlton St. 416-598-5966 mattamyathleticcentre.ca Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and a few blocks away from Ryerson University. Browse our calendar of upcoming events and plan your visit with us. Toronto Argonauts Football Club BMO Field, Exhibition Place 170 Princes’ Blvd. 416-341-ARGO (2746) argonauts.ca Join us at BMO Field, one of Toronto’s landmarks, for Toronto Argonauts football games throughout the 2017 CFL season. The Argos season kicks off in June. For more info visit Argonauts.ca. Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club 1 Blue Jays Way, Rogers Centre 416-341-1234 (Tkts) 1-888-OK-GO-JAY (654-6529) bluejays.com The Toronto Blue Jays play 81 home games at Rogers Centre from April to September. For general ticket inquiries, call or visit the website.

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Canada’s first Major League Soccer team plays in BMO Field at Exhibition Place. MLS is the top professional soccer league in North America. Toronto Lynx Soccer Club/Lady Lynx Soccer Club 2040-14 Marine Dr. Oakville torontolynxpremiersoccer.com The Toronto Lynx (PDL) and the Toronto Lady Lynx (W-League) represent the highest level of amateur soccer in Canada—as well as fun, family-friendly entertainment. Catch both teams at Centennial Park Stadium and throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. Tickets: 416-703-LEAF (5323) mapleleafs.com Check out classic National Hockey League action with the Toronto Maple Leafs live at Air Canada Centre. Toronto Marlies Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place 100 Princes’ Blvd. 416-263-3926 marlies.ca Catch the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, live at Ricoh Coliseum. Affordable, family friendly; visit the website for more information. Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. 416-366-DUNK (3685) raptors.com Catch NBA action at Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Raptors.

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Attractions Woodbine Racetrack 555 Rexdale Blvd. 416-675-RACE (7223); 1-888-675-RACE (7223) WoodbineEntertainment.com Feel the thrill at Woodbine Racetrack, with world-class horse racing, exceptional dining and the excitement of the OLG slot floor. Both private and semi-private event spaces available. Open year-round and admission and parking are always free.

STAGE THEATRE Ed Mirvish Theatre 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212; 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com The Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon/Pantages) is a lavish, historical venue in the heart of the Yonge-Dundas area, presenting big Broadway musicals. Named in the honour of “Honest” Ed Mirvish. See mirvish.com for show schedules. Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787 heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre hosts a variety of live performances, including concerts, musicals and stand-up comics. It is

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home to Ross Petty’s annual holiday musicals and Opera Atelier baroque operas performed in April and October. It is also a venue every September for TIFF, with galas and film premiéres in both theatres. Famous PEOPLE Players Dine & Dream Theatre 343 Evans Ave. 416-532-1137; 1-888-453-3385 famouspeopleplayers.com Unique Canadian treasure: enjoy exquisite dining combined with vision-defying black-light theatre. Panasonic Theatre 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1212 mirvish.com The Panasonic Theatre is a modern 700-seat theatre, located close to the Bloor-Yorkville shopping district. The theatre presents a variety of shows, including plays, musicals and comedy acts. See mirvish.com for show schedules. Princess of Wales Theatre 300 King St. W. (Mirvish Productions) 416-872-1212; 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com The Princess of Wales Theatre is one of Toronto’s

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newest and largest theatres located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, presenting large-scale musicals and plays. See mirvish.com for show schedules.

District at The Second City Theatre. Each night features members of the cutting-edge comedy troupe and concludes with an audience-inspired improv set.

Rose Theatre Brampton 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton 905-874-2800 rosetheatre.ca Rose Theatre is a beautiful and intimate 860-seat venue located a short drive from Toronto in historic downtown Brampton. Enjoy Broadway, theatre, concerts, dance and fantastic family entertainment year-round. Parking is always free on show nights.

Young People’s Theatre 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222 youngpeoplestheatre.ca Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre for young audiences produces award-winning, professional plays and musicals, and offers exceptional theatre experiences for all ages. Housed in a heritage building, Young People’s Theatre is near family-friendly restaurants and attractions.

Royal Alexandra Theatre 260 King St. W. (Mirvish Productions) 416-872-1212; 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com This jewel in the crown of Toronto’s Entertainment District is the oldest theatre in the city, and has been home to over 3,000 shows and countless theatrical stars. See mirvish.com for show schedules. Shaw Festival 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-2172; 1-800-511-7429 shawfest.com Great theatre in the heart of Niagara wine country. Nestled in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Shaw Festival features 10 plays in 4 theatres running from April to October. The 2017 Season includes the musical Me and My Girl, George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, and the gothic classic Dracula.

TOURS (CITY & BEYOND) All About Toronto - City Tour 27 Clovercrest Rd. 416-495-TOUR (8687) allabouttoronto.com All About Toronto offers private and fully customized tours in 18 different languages for both Toronto and Niagara Falls. Airport meetand-greet services, transportation and harbour cruises are also available. Groups welcome. Art InSite Tours Various locations between Queen St. West to The Junction 416-979-5704 artinsite.com

Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 1 Front St. E. 416-368-6161 sonycentre.ca Canada’s largest soft-seat theatre, the Sony Centre hosts a variety of entertainment, including dance, musical concerts, spectacles and popular children’s shows.

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Attractions Culture and food tours of Toronto, led by arts journalist Betty Ann Jordan, year-round, in trending cultural neighborhoods, highlighting hidden treasures and local heroes; multiple meeting places. Beer Lovers’ Tour Co. Various downtown Toronto locations 416-662-6312 beerloverstour.com Award-winning Toronto beer tours. Choose from our classic all-day “Old Toronto Beer Tour”; our Sunday afternoon “Rail & Ale Tour” or our weekday Distillery District “Beer & Chocolate Tour.” All tours are professionally guided and combine our passion for Toronto history, culture and craft beer. Bruce Bell Tours St. Lawrence Market, 91 Front St. E. 647-393-8687 brucebelltours.ca The Bruce Bell Tours bring Toronto’s past alive in an informative and humorous way by offering walking tours by one of the city’s most respected historians. Canadian Tour Guide Association of Toronto 69 Yonge St. 647-235-7910 ctgaoftoronto.org An association of professional freelance tour guides and tour directors in Canada, established in 1991. Your door to finding the guide you need. Canadian Tour Guide Association of Toronto— connecting you to tour guides for private or group tours in a variety of languages. Chariots of Fire Ltd. Pickup at Dundas Square 905-877-0855 tourniagarafalls.com Chariots of Fire offers Christian day tours to Niagara Falls, Whirlpool Rapids, Floral Clock, hydroelectric dams, Queenston Heights, a winery and Niagara-on-the-Lake. $77 per person, tax extra (ages 3 and under are free). City of Toronto Parks Discovery Walks City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. toronto.ca/parks The Discovery Walks are a series of free self-guided walks that link the city’s ravines, parks, gardens, beaches and neighbourhoods. Informative signage helps you experience an area’s heritage and environment. City Sightseeing Toronto Various pickup locations in the downtown core 416-410-0536 1-877-721-TOUR (8687) 1-877-371-8747 citysightseeingtoronto.com

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With professional and experienced staff, City Sightseeing Toronto provides hop-on, hop-off double-decker city tours (including a free boat tour) and luxury Niagara Falls day tours. Culinary Adventure Co. Unique food tours throughout the city 647-955-8357 culinaryadventureco.com Toronto’s #1 rated Food Tour & Culinary Adventure company by TripAdvisor. Join a walking food tour of Toronto’s dynamic neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Leslieville, St. Lawrence Market, Little India and more. Or canoe paddle to the Toronto Islands for a local sustainable picnic. Your Culinary Adventure Starts Here. Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787 heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg Visit the last operating double-decker theatre in the world. A National Historic Site, with yearround weekly guided tours available, Thursday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., no reservation required. Check website for cancellations. Foodies on Foot Various locations in the city 416-826-1997 foodiesonfoot.ca Experience Toronto’s most creative food tours & events with this award-winning food company. Founded by food media personality Steven Hellmann, partnering with top chefs & restaurants in the city, foodies united over Toronto’s dynamic food scene for the most unique food experiences in the city. Genova Tours 230 Rose Park Dr. 416-367-0380 genovatours.com Specializing in walking tours and executive van tours for individuals and small groups, Genova Tours offers 30 Toronto walking tours, from twohour to all-day tours. Van tours visit Niagara Falls, Kitchener-Waterloo or Prince Edward County. Go Tours Canada 30 Gristmill Lane 416-642-0008 1-866-405-8687 gotourscanada.com Join one of Canada’s favourite tour companies for a Walking or Segway tour through Toronto’s beautiful Distillery District. Make this your most memorable Toronto visit ever with Go Tours Canada. Gray Line of Toronto 610 Bay St., 2nd Floor 647-789-5267; 1-800-594-3310 grayline.ca Gray Line Toronto offers a fully escorted and

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narrated Niagara Falls Day Tour, Freedom Tour and Evening Light Tour. We also offer a hop-on, hop-off city tour of Toronto, aboard London-style double-deckers. Gray Line is, truly, the local expert! Haunted Walk of Toronto Various locations in the city 416-238-1473 hauntedwalk.com The Haunted Walk offers guided walking tours year-round, focusing on the city’s ghost stories and darker history. Tours take place in the evening by lantern-light: the perfect atmosphere for a good ghost story. Guides are hand-picked from the best of local storytellers, dramatists and amateur historians. Heritage Toronto 157 King St. E., 3rd Floor 416-338-3886 heritagetoronto.org From April to October, Heritage Toronto offers tours (walking, bike, bus and boutique) exploring Toronto’s heritage. To register or for additional information on their plaques and awards programs, please check their website. Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5920 River Rd., Niagara Falls 1-855-2NIAGARA (642-4272) niagaracruises.com Experience Canada’s ultimate visitor attraction in Niagara Falls. Journey into the heart of the mighty Horseshoe Falls aboard Hornblower’s Voyage to the Falls boat tour for the thrill of a lifetime. Mariposa Cruises 207 Queens Quay W., Ste. 425 416-203-0178; 1-866-627-7672 mariposacruises.com Mariposa Cruises is the leader in hospitality on the Toronto Harbour with the most beautiful fleet of ships, offering narrated harbour tours, dinner, brunch, lunch and cocktail cruises, private charters and unforgettable experiences on Toronto’s harbour. Mississauga Heritage Foundation 1921 Dundas St. W., Mississauga 905-828-8411 heritagemississauga.com The Mississauga Heritage Foundation provides self-guided or guided walking tours, heritage-themed exhibits, local historical research, books and information. Visitors are welcome to explore the historic Robinson-Adamson Grange. See website for more details. National Helicopters Inc. 11339 Albion Vaughan Rd., Vaughan, Kleinburg 1-866-361-1100 nationalhelicopters.com Celebrating more than 30 years of safe flying,

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National Helicopters Inc. offers year-round scenic tours from heliports in downtown Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Experience the ultimate view of either Toronto or Niagara Falls. Custom packages are available for any-size group. Niagara Falls Zoom Tours and Bus Charters 215 Carlingview Dr., Ste. 206 Etobicoke 416-990-2144; 1-888-786-7906 niagarafallsbustours.ca Niagara Falls Tours from Toronto. Daily Day Tour and Evening Lights Tours from Toronto. Niagara Helicopters Limited 3731 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls 905-357-5672 1-800-281-8034 niagarahelicopters.com For more than 53 years, Niagara Helicopters has been transporting guests around the world. The tour showcases the Whirlpool Rapids, American Falls and majestic Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Open 365 days a year. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours 2205 Mewburn Rd. Niagara Falls 905-357-5525 1-866-628-5428 niagaravintagewinetours.com “Must Do Wine Tour” as listed by Dream Vacations magazine. Inducted to TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, for excellence in service. Providing professional & educational wine experiences in Niagara wine country. Rated “#1 Tour Experience” on TripAdvisor. Daily full/half and evening culinary tour programs. On The Town Various gathering points around the city 416-890-3022 onthetown.ca On The Town offers an insightful and illuminating perspective of Toronto’s history, architecture and distinctive neighbourhoods. Choose from one of our exciting itineraries, or let us create a unique tour to suit your group’s time, interests and transportation requirements. Ontario Group of Touring Companies 36 Castle Frank Rd., Ste. 205 416-527-2362 1-855-277-5757 ontariogroupoftouringcompanies.com Daily Toronto, Niagara and Guelph area craft brewery tours, including a Canadian Signature Experience (Ultimate Canadian Craft Beer Experience), and Toronto to Niagara wine tours visiting four wineries and a three-course lunch at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Visit our website for a list of tours.

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Attractions Savour Toronto Downtown core 1-855-4-SAVOUR (472-8687) savourtoronto.com Savour Toronto focuses exclusively on providing tailor-made culinary excursions and activities for locals and tourists. We offer neighbourhood food tours, social dining experiences and culinary workshops.

Tasty Tours Various locations in the city 416-871-7133 tastytourstoronto.com Sweet and savoury, oh yum! On our award-winning food tours and chocolate tours, you’ll eat like a local, discover hidden gems and indulge in tour-exclusive visits or samples. Leave with a smile, or your money back (seriously!).

See Our City Tour Services Exploring Toronto and area 1-877-688-2921 seeourcity.com See Our City provides a variety of services that welcome visitors to Toronto. These services include step-on guides for city tours, historical walking tours, customized sightseeing tours and destination representatives.

Toronto Architecture Tours c/o Toronto Society of Architects 234 Bay St. torontoarchitecturetours.com Join Toronto Society of Architects’ guided walking tours to see and learn about some of Toronto’s best contemporary architecture. View buildings by outstanding local and international architects that have transformed our city. Tours offered May to October.

St. Jacobs Country 1386 King St. N., St. Jacobs 519-664-1133; 1-800-265-3353 stjacobs.com Discover fine boutiques and restaurants (open daily), The Mennonite Story, model railways, and craft brewery in St. Jacobs. Nearby, enjoy professional theatre, outlets, superb hotels, a heritage railway, and St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market (Thurs & Sat all year). Tall Ship Kajama, The 235 Queens Quay W. (at the foot of Lower Simcoe Street on the water) 416-203-2322; 1-800-267-3866 tallshipcruisestoronto.com Sail aboard a traditional 165-ft., three-masted schooner. Sit back and relax while enjoying a cold drink from the fully licensed bar on deck. A number of the finest sailing and motor yachts are available for private charter.

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Toronto Bicycle Tours 275 Dundas St. W., starting location 416-477-2184 torontobicycletours.com Roll through Toronto’s many neighbourhoods, parks and iconic sites to experience Toronto’s culture, history, people and food! Ride at an easy pace with expert local guides. We welcome guests and groups of all ages and abilities, including young children. Bicycles, helmets and water are provided. Toronto Food Tours Culinary & cultural tours throughout the city 416-699-7784 1-866-989-7990 tofoodtours.com Toronto Food Tours Inc. is dedicated to featuring the culinary & cultural diversity of the city though

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Toronto Greeters City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 416-33TAP-TO (416-338-2786) toronto.ca/tapto Meet a Toronto greeter and have them show you their favourite Toronto neighbourhoods and activities with this free service designed to give you a taste of Toronto. Toronto Harbour Tours Inc. 145 Queens Quay W., Pier 6 416-203-7786 harbourtourstoronto.ca Toronto Harbour Tours offers an entertaining, fully narrated one-hour tour of the Toronto Harbour and Toronto Islands. One-hour evening cruises are also available during the summer, and there are several departures daily. Stop on the Toronto Islands when conditions allow. Toronto Heli Tours Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Hangar 6, Suite 214 416-203-3280 1-888-445-8542 helitours.ca Toronto Helicopter tours are an experience of a lifetime. Board from the downtown Billy Bishop

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Airport for exciting breathtaking views of Canada’s largest city through the head-to-toe touring windows. Operating year-round till sunset. Flights are safe and smooth! Toronto Photo Safari Various downtown locations in the city 647-685-5670 1-888-987-7724 torontophotosafari.com Walking Tours with a SNAP! Explore Toronto’s most interesting places. Learn the controls and buttons of your camera. Shoot that perfect picture using your new knowledge of composition and exposure. Toronto Private Tours (a Division of Wine Region Rentals) Pick-up at Toronto Pearson International Airport or at your hotel 416-358-0932 torontoprivatetours.com Toronto Private Tours (a division of Wine Region Rentals) offers friendly, private city tours for corporate and private clients. The visitors can book one of the four pre-arranged itineraries or a custom-tailored tour. tour + pic Touring areas of downtown Toronto 416-792-0492 tourpic-to.com Private walking tours with photo sessions. Tours are 1.5-2 hours each with photos of yourself

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Attractions uploaded after the tour. Learn about the city you are visiting with a choice of 5 tours, all easily accessible. Forget the selfie and let us do the picture taking! Tour Guys Various pickup locations 647-557-3249; 1-800-691-9320 tourguys.ca Experience Toronto on our scheduled public tours themed around beer, bacon, graffiti, ghosts, death and disasters, or stroll popular neighbourhoods like Kensington Market, the waterfront or Old Town Toronto. Also available for private and custom group tours. In summer, take advantage of the many free public walking tours! TruExperiences Tours 2 Bloor St. W., Ste. 1902 416-915-2516; 1-800-228-6902 tetours.com Award-winning small-group Toronto city tours and Niagara Falls day tours limited to 15 guests. Tours feature expert guides, complimentary pick-up/ drop-off and transportation by Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. Private tours also available. Urban Expeditions Around The City 416-427-7227 urbanexpeditions.com Urban Expeditions is a local travel company that helps small groups engage the city, explore culture and connect to the environment. Our private city tours include refreshments, transportation and a guide.

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including Canadian VQA Icewine. We grow some of the oldest plantings in the region, dating back to 1973. Open daily from 10AM-6PM. Magnotta Winery 271 Chrislea Rd., Vaughan 905-738-9463; 1-800-461-9463 magnotta.com Magnotta offers complimentary tours starting daily at 2 p.m., which include tips on winemaking, bottling techniques, wine tasting and fine art. Enjoy winery-direct prices on more than 180 world-class VQA and international wines, spirits and beers. Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant 290 John St. E., Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-4678; 1-888-673-5537 peller.com Awaken your palate and learn about wine with unique tours and tastings. Enjoy Winery Restaurant, where Chef Jason Parsons prepares locally-inspired menus paired with Peller wines. Taste rare vintages in The Estate Room or explore the 10Below Icewine Lounge and underground barrel cellar. Trius Winery & Restaurant 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-7123; 1-800-582-8412 triuswines.com A wine and culinary journey that lets you taste, feel and discover. These iconic wines & inspired menus showcase the seasonal evolution of the vines and local produce. Crafting VQA wines from grapes grown in Niagara, and home to Canada’s largest underground sparkling wine cellar.

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Inniskillin Wines 1499 Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-2187; 1-888-466-4754 inniskillin.com Visit Inniskillin Winery. Experience the historic Brae Burn Barn built in the 1920s, and the new interactive hospitality centre boasting wine and food experiences that highlight the versatility of icewine. Open daily year-round. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 2145 Regional Rd. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-4637; 1-866-589-4637 jacksontriggswinery.com Experience a state-of-the-art winery, open daily year-round. Enjoy guided tours, tastings, wine and food pairings in the tasting gallery, and monthly special events. Host your next corporate event in one of Niagara’s most contemporary wineries. Lailey Winery Niagara On The Lake 905-468-8188 laileywinery.com Lailey Winery crafts a variety of exceptional wines

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Restaurants CAJUN Southern Accent Cajun, Creole and Soul Restaurant 839 College St. W. 416-536-3211 southernaccent.com The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans await you! Gumbo and jambalaya reign supreme, along with fresh oysters, cracker catfish and blackened lamb. Every day is Mardi Gras at Southern Accent!

CANADIAN / AMERICAN 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower 301 Front St. W. 416-362-5411 cntower.ca/360 Offers award-winning Canadian regional cuisine, impeccable service and an extensive array of Canadian and international wines from its innovative cellar in the sky. 360 revolves once every 72 minutes, with spectacular views overlooking Toronto over 350 m/1,000 ft below. Allen’s 143 Danforth Ave. 416-463-3086 allens.to A Toronto institution, noted for naturally raised

meats and fresh salads, an all-Canadian wine list and more than 330 whiskys. Lunch and dinner daily. America Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto 325 Bay St., 31st Floor 416-637-5550 americarestaurant.ca Located on the 31st floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto, America delivers a contemporary, lavish take on classic American cuisine, and a sophisticated fine-dining and entertainment experience. Bannock 401 Bay St. 416-861-6996 bannockrestaurant.com Everyday classics are revitalized as the chefs pay homage to traditional Canadian comfort foods, putting cultural favourites front and centre. Bannock breads are integrated throughout the entire menu. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. and open for brunch on Sundays. Bier Markt - Esplanade 58 The Esplanade 416-862-7575 thebiermarkt.com

360 Restaurant is one of Canada’s finest dining destinations, located atop the iconic CN Tower. Featuring spectacular 360-degree views of the city and an inventive, Canadian-sourced, seasonal menu, 360 is an inspiring gastronomic experience in an unsurpassed setting. 360 boasts an extensive array of wines from Canada and around the world, from its innovative cellar in the sky.

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At Bier Markt, we pride ourselves in offering an unparalleled dining experience. We boast an extensive bier selection of over 150 European biers and craft offerings from 30 different countries. Bier Markt is the perfect destination for any occasion. Bistro West by East 901 Dixon Rd., Etobicoke Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel 416-674-8868 marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/yyzot-toronto-airport-marriott-hotel This hotel’s Bistro West by East Lounge features a light, healthy restaurant menu and an extensive selection of craft cocktails. Providing the perfect place to unwind with friends and family after a busy day in Toronto. Canoe Restaurant & Bar 66 Wellington St. W., TD Bank Tower, 54th fl. 416-364-0054 canoerestaurant.com Featuring regional Canadian artisanal cuisine, a 54th-floor fine-dining restaurant and bar with spectacular views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. Lunch and dinner Mon. to Fri. Private dining rooms available. Carousel Bakery 93 Front St. E., St. Lawrence Market 416-863-6764 stlawrencemarket.com/vendors/ vendor_detail/56 Home of the internationally acclaimed Canadian peameal bacon sandwich. Chefs Chuck Hughes, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Andrew Zimmern and Guy Fieri have eaten here! Varied selection of other delicious sandwiches, veal and chicken parmigiana, smoked salmon and international breads. Carousel Cafe and Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Co. Centre Island Summer: 416-203-0405 Winter: 416-234-2345 centreisland.ca/food-and-drink When hunger strikes on Centre Island, choose from two licensed dining options. Enjoy a lakeside lunch at the family-friendly Carousel Café. Or relax while taking in the cityscape view on the deck at Toronto Island BBQ and Beer Co. Experience the Island. Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch 277 Wellington St. W. 416-598-CORA (2672) chezcora.com Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, Cora’s serves a delicious range of freshly prepared breakfast and amazing fruit and lunch dishes. Liquor licensed. Ideal for sit-down, also takeout. Catering available.

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East Thirty-Six 36 Wellington St. E. 647-350-3636 eastthirtysix.com The restaurant and bar concept at East Thirty-Six focuses on house-made ingredients for craft cocktails and an inventive menu of shareable dishes. Open for drinks and dinner til late— 7 days a week. Fox Bistro 640 Dixon Rd. Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport 416-243-7912 radisson.com/hotels/ontorair/dinings Savour all-day dining in the casual elegance of the Fox Bistro, or unwind by the fireplace and enjoy some of the fine menu options offered.

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FRANK 317 Dundas St. W. 416-979-6688 ago.net/frank Chef de cuisine Ryan Wilson-Lall brings a dynamic perspective and has combined his passion for bold flavours and rustic presentation with his love of global cuisine: food that is warm and inviting, prepared with honesty and integrity. Globe Bistro 124 Danforth Ave. 416-466-2000 globebistro.com One of Toronto’s favourite restaurants, whether you visit for a romantic dinner or business meeting. Its modern Canadian menu features local and seasonal ingredients alongside a thoughtful wine and champagne list. Hard Rock Cafe Toronto 279 Yonge St. 416-362-3636 hardrock.com/cafes/toronto Located directly across from the Toronto Eaton

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Restaurants Centre and steps away from the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Great American food, legendary rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and cool merchandise. Jazz Bistro 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299 jazzbistro.ca Toronto’s finest Jazz Supper Club & Event Space. Steps to the Ed Mirvish & Elgin Winter Garden Theatres—dinner reservations available from 5:30 p.m. and matinees from 11:30 a.m. Dinner & show reservation for our musical performances from 7 p.m., with performances starting at 9 p.m.-7 p.m. for Sunday Cabaret. Jump 18 Wellington St. W., Commerce Court East 416-363-3400 jumprestaurant.com Jump combines classic style with sleek modern eclecticism. The signature New York–style bar and courtyard patio provide the perfect backdrop for our world-inspired cuisine. With 90 types of whiskey, bourbon and scotch, the bar buzzes with excitement. Lola’s Kitchen 634 Church St. 416-966-3991 lolaskitchen.ca Steps away from Yorkville and the Church-Wellesley Village, Lola’s boasts a fresh-from-scratch menu, using naturally raised meats and organic products, and serves only local craft beer. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free entrées available. Matisse Restaurant & Bar 90 Bloor St. E., Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel 416-920-6500 matisserestaurant.ca The menu reflects international influences on Canadian cuisine, with fresh local ingredients designed and prepared by their award-winning chef. Each plate is presented as a work of art. O&B Canteen 330 King St. W., TIFF Bell Lightbox 647-288-4710 obcanteen.com O&B Canteen is a casual, fresh-ingredients market café and bakery, as well as a “grab and go” counter located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District in the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Enjoy the large outdoor patio during the summer months. A perfect destination morning, noon and night. Pickle Barrel Grand - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-785-8881 yorkdale.com Throughout our 40+ years in business, The Pickle Barrel restaurant’s philosophy has

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remained unchanged. We offer a comfortable, fun atmosphere with quick, efficient and friendly service, fantastic food and unbelievable value. And with over 300 menu items, they always have something for everyone! Shopsy’s Deli, Restaurant & Catering 96 Richmond St. W. Sheraton Centre 416-365-3333 shopsys.ca A Toronto institution for over 75 years. Deli favourites include corned beef on rye and Reuben sandwiches. Catering, takeout, breakfast, lunch, dinner, large patio open during summer. Ideal venue for large groups. Casual. Amex, MasterCard, Visa accepted. Smoke’s Poutinerie - Adelaide 218 Adelaide St. W. 416-599-CURD (2873) smokespoutinerie.com Smoke’s Poutinerie is a cool restaurant offering over 30 types of Poutine. Located in the heart of the Entertainment District. Come in and try the true Canadian Traditional Poutine! Smoke’s Poutinerie - Dundas 203 Dundas St. E. 416-603-CURD (2873) smokespoutinerie.com Smoke’s Poutinerie is a unique restaurant offering over 30 types of Poutine. Located a few minutes east of Yonge & Dundas Square. Come in and try Queen West Local Special Poutine! Smoke’s Poutinerie - Queen West 578 Queen St. W. 416-366-CURD (2873) smokespoutinerie.com Smoke’s Poutinerie is a hip restaurant offering over 30 types of Poutine. Located in the heart of the Fashion District. Come in and try Queen West Local Special Poutine! Snug Harbour Seafood Bar & Grill 14 Stavebank Rd. South Mississauga 905-274-5000 snugharbourrestaurant.com The wraparound, heated patio overlooks Lake Ontario and the Credit Village Marina. The varied menu includes seafood, steak, pasta, pizza and oyster bar. Open year-round. The Carbon Bar 99 Queen St. E. 416-947-7000 thecarbonbar.ca Where fun-loving aficionados, gourmands, and bon vivants meet to share unpretentious snacks, plates, and platters delivered with impeccable hospitality in a space inspired by a storied past.

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Wahlburgers 46 Blue Jays Way 416-489-8922 wahlburgers.ca Wahlburgers is an award-winning burger concept from Wahlberg brothers Paul, Mark and Donnie. With made-to-order burgers, fries and frappers, the menu includes classic burgers, sides and Wahlberg childhood favourites. Wayne Gretzky’s 99 Blue Jays Way 416-979-7825 gretzkys.com A dynamic space layered with hockey artifacts from The Great One’s own collection. A new menu features wood-oven-baked pizzas, grilled steaks, pastas and ribs as well as healthy eating options. Rooftop patio/lounge. Lunch, dinner daily. Casual.

Mandarin Restaurant - Brampton West 165 Fletchers Creek Blvd. 905-450-3000 Mandarin Restaurant - Erin Mills 3105 Dundas St. W. Mississauga 905-569-7000 Mandarin Restaurant - Midtown 2200 Yonge St. 416-486-2222 Mandarin Restaurant - Mississauga 87 Matheson Blvd. E. Mississauga 905-502-8000

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Whistler’s & The McNeil Room 995 Broadview Ave. 416-421-1344 whistlers.ca Celebrating over 30 years in business, Whistler’s Grille and The McNeil Room is a very popular dining destination minutes from downtown. With a delicious grill menu and newly remodelled facilities, live jazz and blues, casual dining and special-event capabilities for up to 500 guests. Woods Restaurant & Bar 45 Colborne St. 416-214-9918 woodsrestaurant.ca A truly Canadian experience showcasing superb Canadian wines, food and hospitality. Bring the beauty of the Canadian woods to your dinner table.

CHINESE Luckee Restaurant and Bar 328 Wellington St. West 416-935-0400 Luckeerestaurant.com Luckee Restaurant and Bar serves authentic, refined Chinese cuisine and all-day weekend dim sum. Luckee is headed by celebrity chef Susur Lee and is located in Toronto’s SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. Mandarin Restaurant - Brampton 238 Biscayne Cres. Brampton 905-451-2222 mandarinrestaurant.com Mandarin’s award-winning all-you-can-eat Chinese-Canadian buffet has something for everyone! Choose from over 150 freshly prepared items daily, including a variety of salads, soups, sushi, grilled items, mouth-watering entrées and delectable desserts!

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Mandarin Restaurant - North York 1027 Finch Ave. W. 416-736-6000 Mandarin Restaurant - Queensway 1255 The Queensway Etobicoke 416-252-5000 Mandarin Restaurant - Scarborough 2206 Eglinton Ave. E., Scarborough 416-288-1177 Mandarin Restaurant- Rexdale 200 Queen’s Plate Dr., Etobicoke 416-746-6000 Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine 207 Queens Quay W. 416-203-1233 pearlharbourfront.ca Unique waterfront view with floor-to-ceiling windows of the Toronto harbour. Cantonese and

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Restaurants Szechwan cuisine, dim sum lunch. Casual. Lunch and dinner daily. Rosewood Chinese Cuisine 463 Dundas St. W. 416-593-9998 rosewoodchinesecuisine.ca Rosewood aspires to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere in the heart of Chinatown. Offering authentic all-you-can-eat dim sum, dinner and banquet service. Taste of China 338 Spadina Ave. 416-348-8828 tasteofchinarestaurant.ca Since 1998, Taste of China has been winning acclaim for its traditional Chinese cuisine and fresh seafood fare. Vegetarian options available. Open daily, 11:30am until late, in downtown Chinatown.

FILIPINO Casa Manila 879 York Mills Rd. 416-443-9654 casamanila.ca Discover Authentic, home-style Filipino Cuisine at CASA Manila and why we are the first Filipino restaurant featured on Food Network

Canada! We cook the natural way without MSG. Vegetarian & gluten-free options. Kamayan dining also available.

FRENCH Biff’s Bistro 4 Front St. E. 416-860-0086 biffsbistro.com This modern French bistro offers warm, casual dining and robust bistro cuisine. Biff’s Bar buzzes with lunchtime and after-work crowds. In summer, savour the Parisian charm of Biff Bistro’s large street-side terrace. Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie 35 Tank House Lane 416-203-2632 clunybistro.com Historic Distillery District Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie offers modern French fare with updated classics, and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine program. The expansive space, ornate detailing from floor to ceiling and lavish furnishings with a room for private functions. LAVELLE 627 King St. W. 647-347-9353 chezlavelle.com LAVELLE is an unparalleled rooftop experience in the King West neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. The sophisticated lifestyle space is inclusive of a seated dining room, outdoor pool, bar and lounge.

GREEK Estiatorio VOLOS 133 Richmond St. W. 416-861-1211 volos.ca A fine-dining contemporary Greek restaurant. Offering fresh, authentic flavours synonymous with the best Hellenic cooking found outside of Greece. Hence, named one of Toronto’s “Top Ten Best New Restaurants” by Toronto Life and the National Post. Reservations recommended.

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INDIAN Bindia Indian Bistro 16 Market St. 416-863-0000 bindia.ca Bindia brings a nouveau approach to Indian cuisine—focusing on fresh, quality ingredients— without compromising the sumptuous flavours that are the essence of Indian food. Located directly across from the St. Lawrence Market. Open Monday-Sunday for lunch and dinner.


INTERNATIONAL &company Resto Bar 295 Enfield Pl. Mississauga 905-808-2112 andcompany.ca &company Resto Bar is the premium hosting venue located in the heart of Mississauga. Our beautiful 15,000 square foot space, exceptional cuisine and impeccable service are sure to impress. Annona 4 Avenue Rd., Park Hyatt 416-324-1567 parkhyatttoronto.com Annona restaurant offers a vibrant culinary culture and sumptuous international cuisine. An intimate setting with floor-to-ceiling windows, in the 65-seat Yorkville restaurant and bar. Executive Chef Joan Monfaredi serves up local, seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday brunch. Bloor Street Diner 55 Bloor St. W. Manulife Centre 416-928-3105 bloorstreetdiner.com A blend of American diner and French brasserie, popularized by its fresh selection of salads, wraps, savoury burgers and daily rotisserie specials. Features a café, bi-level patio and billiards area. Chefs’ House, The 215 King St. E. 416-415-2260 thechefshouse.com A unique dining experience! This restaurant serves as a real-time learning experience for culinary and hospitality students at George Brown College and as a destination of choice for the dining public. Dish Cooking Studio 587 College St. 416-920-5559 dishcookingstudio.com At Dish, we’re creating a holistic food experience—one that is thoughtful, helpful and flavourful. By giving people the opportunity to cook, eat and shop under one roof, Dish is a distinctly different neighbourhood culinary destination. Enjoy this curated collection of hand-picked ingredients. E11even Maple Leaf Square, 15 York St. 416-815-1111 e11even.ca Enjoy a twist on North American classics in the heart of the city. Enjoy indulgent platters of double-cut bacon, Nova Scotia lobster rolls and

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E11even mushroom gnocchi beneath warm overhead lights and ambient tunes. EPIC at Fairmont Royal York 100 Front St. W. 416-860-6949 1-800-441-1414 epicrestaurant.ca EPIC takes a reputation for innovation and quality and infuses it with premium regional ingredients. The fluid, contemporary design is an effective backdrop for a menu that feature the best of Ontario’s growers. Restaurant Chef Graeme Little offers local, seasonable and sustainable ingredients with a new menu each week. JOEY - Eaton Centre 1 Dundas St. W. 647-352-5639 joeyrestaurants.com Upscale casual, located in downtown Toronto Eaton Centre. Characterized by exposed brick walls, open-air dining and brand-new private dining. We could go on, but you should come see for yourself. JOEY - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-783-5639 yorkdale.com JOEY Yorkdale offers elevated casual dining and brings two levels of modern, industrial

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Restaurants sophistication to our guests. Choose from a globally inspired menu, and cocktails made with fresh pressed juice. Le Café 301 Front St. W. cntower.ca Located at the base of the CN Tower, Le Café serves a delicious range of freshly prepared hot and cold international food and beverages. Fully licensed. Ideal for sit-down and takeout. Entrees: $4.95 to $8.95. Luma 350 King St. W., TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square 647-288-4715 lumarestaurant.com Experience Luma’s menu, featuring global and Canadian artisanal cuisine made with the finest local and regional ingredients. Luma is open for lunch on weekdays and dinner from Mon. to Sat. Drinks and light dining are also available in the lounge. Marché Restaurant 181 Bay St., Brookfield Place 647-350-6999, ext. 4 marche-restaurants.com Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Marché will impress you with an extraordinary open atrium atmosphere and its open-market setup, which offers a wide range of fresh products, all of which are prepared right before your watchful eyes. Mizzen, The 1 Harbour Square Westin Harbour Castle 416-361-7454 westin.com/harbourcastle The Mizzen offers tasty à la carte dishes and an expansive buffet for breakfast or lunch-all highlighting our wholesome SuperFoodsRx items. Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill 33 Yonge St. 647-260-2070 oliverbonacini.com A stylish “see and be seen” bar, lounge and a wraparound patio facing both Front and Yonge streets, it has become the new destination for the city’s tastemakers and Bay Street’s movers and shakers. Quest Restaurant & Bar 6750 Mississauga Rd. Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale 905-542-6741; 1-800- 422-8238 hiltonmeadowvale.com Quest Restaurant and Bar at the Hilton Meadowvale hotel is the dining destination in Mississauga. The executive chef prepares menu items with a global cuisine focus. Great

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flavours and warm, attentive service await your dining experience. Rectory Cafe, The 102 Lakeshore Ave., Wards Island (Toronto Island) 416-203-2152 therectorycafe.com A cozy and unique Toronto experience. A short 10-minute ferry ride to historic Ward’s Island community and park. Fully licensed restaurant and art gallery offer privacy, romance and unparalleled views. Reds Midtown Tavern 382 Yonge St., Unit 6 416-598-3535 redsmidtowntavern.com Reds Midtown Tavern specializes in daily fresh fish and curry features, select cuts of steak, sharable appetizers and a beverage program focused on gin and tonic, craft beer and wine. Restaurants at the Windsor Arms Hotel 18 St. Thomas St. 416-971-9666 windsorarmshotel.com/dining/livingroom The Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto’s top-ranked hotel; located in the fashionable Bloor Street/Yorkville neighbourhood, features luxurious yet relaxed all-day event, dining and lounge options, including the world-renowned Tea Room. 70+ craft beers and a 20,000+ bottle wine vault help deliver an exceptional dining and relaxing environment. Rosewater 19 Toronto St. 416-214-5888 rosewaterroom.com Minutes from Toronto’s financial and entertainment districts, the Rosewater offers a fresh and unique dining experience. This historic building lends an air of casual decadence while you’re dining on modern classics. Sassafraz Restaurant 100 Cumberland St. 416-964-2222 sassafraz.ca Providing an elegant atmosphere ideal for individual, corporate or social gatherings. For a unique dining experience, inquire about its private balcony overlooking the indoor garden with waterfall and 20-ft. vertical garden. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine. Signs Restaurant - Wine & Cocktail Bar 558 Yonge St. 647-350-7446 SignsRestaurant.ca Signs Restaurant and Bar is a unique dining experience. The food is made fresh and healthy

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from scratch with exquisite taste. The guests try to order their food using American Sign Language. Meals are designed for guests to communicate with their deaf staff. Spice Route Asian Bistro Bar 499 King St. W. 416-849-1808 spiceroute.ca The experience at Spice Route is sheer bliss. The design is relaxing and indulgent; the mixture of eclectic Asian décor, mesmerizing music and distinctive cuisine is the soul of this spot. T|Bar 33 Gerrard St. W. within the Chelsea Hotel 416-585-4961 chelseatoronto.com/en/eat-drink T|Bar is the venue of choice for a pre-dinner beverage or late-night cocktail including signature homemade Caesars. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner T|bar offers a full-service dining experience featuring an à la carte breakfast and an Indian curry lunch buffet. TOCA Restaurant 181 Wellington St. W. 416-572-8008 tocarestaurant.com TOCA offers handcrafted Italian cuisine complemented by seasonal flavours and locally sourced produce. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Performing Arts & Theatre District, TOCA is proud to collaborate with Chef Oliver Glowig, one of Rome’s most celebrated culinary leaders.

ITALIAN Amadio’s Pizza 360 Revus Ave., Unit 6, Mississauga 905-891-5500 amadiospizza.com This Award-winning pizza is rated one of the top pizzerias in the Greater Toronto Area, celebrating 26 years in the independently family-run takeout and delivery business. Stone baked, handmade, using the finest ingredients available. Order online or by phone. Archeo Trattoria 31 Trinity St. 416-815-9898 archeo.ca Archeo functions as a contemporary-styled Italian restaurant with a unique historic setting and as a private event space! With exposed ceilings, brick walls and a beautiful patio in the summer, Archeo is great for a social event or a fun evening out. Experience the highest quality of food and service at Archeo! Badali Cucina & Bar 156 Front St. W. 416-977-3064 joebadalis.com Badali Cucina & Bar serves fresh pastas, hand-stretched pizzas, sustainable seafood and outstanding desserts. Join us at our lively bar and enjoy artisanal cocktails year round. Families welcome. Enzo’s Two Guys From Italy 128 Queen St. S., Mississauga 905-826-5100

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Restaurants enzostwoguysfromitaly.com Casual, family owned and operated restaurant and bar for over 25 years, situated in the heart of Streetsville. It offers a wide selection of fresh Italian food, including homemade pizza.

Based on internationally renowned Chef Jamie Oliver’s own recipes, Jamie’s Italian delivers an exceptional dining experience. Using only the freshest of local ingredients, mouth watering creations and prepared for each guest.

Fabbrica - CF Shops at Don Mills 49 Karl Fraser Rd. 416-391-0307 fabbrica.mcewangroup.ca Fabbrica is a casual and highly authentic Italian restaurant that offers guests a contemporary atmosphere and attitude coupled with a kitchen steeped in centuries-old tradition, from locally sourced ingredients to its old-style, woodburning brick oven from Naples.

Jamie’s Italian - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-238-7450 yorkdale.com Jamie’s Italian is all about simple, freshly made Italian-inspired dishes with a Jamie twist. The first North American location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre features a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere to make it feel like a neighborhood gathering place.

The HotHouse Restaurant & Bar 35 Church St. 416-366-7800 hothouserestaurant.com Extensive menu features pastas, gourmet pizza, steaks, salads and vegetarian dishes. Eclectic wine list, martinis and scotch whiskies. Lunch and dinner daily. Dinner buffet Wed. Awardwinning Sun. brunch with live jazz. IL FORNELLO 214 King St. W. 416-977-2855 ilfornello.com IL FORNELLO is ZAGAT rated as one of “Toronto’s Top Ten” restaurants, offering classic Italian cuisine. Located only steps to all the attractions of the entertainment district and only a 5-10 min walk to many downtown attractions. Jamie’s Italian - Square One 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga 905-766-9090 shopsquareone.com/jamiesitalian

La Fenice Ristorante 319 King St. W. 416-585-2377 lafenice.ca Pure, classic Italian flavours. Its specialty is Mediterranean-style grilled fresh fish dressed with extra-virgin olive oil. Lunch, Mon. to Fri.; dinner, Mon. to Sat. Smart casual. Little Anthony’s 121 Richmond St. W. 416-368-2223 littleanthonys.ca Little Anthony’s is a casual, energetic and affordable downtown Toronto osteria serving soul-satisfying twists on Italian cooking, with a wide-ranging and reasonably priced wine list. Private rooms available. Lunch, Mon. to Fri.; dinner, Mon. to Sat. Reservations recommended. Locale Mercatto 330 Bay St. 416-306-0467 localemercatto.ca A modern take on a ‘local’ place of habit. Rosticceria,

modern japanese. Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street at Bay & Wellington 416 308 5888 | www.kijapanese.com

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bracceria, paste + piccolo piatti are key menu elements, including 35 wines offered by the half and full bottle. Mercatto - College & Elizabeth 101 College St. 416-595-5625 mercatto.ca Tucked away in the MaRS Discovery District, the menu offers comforting and traditional Italian meals made from fresh seasonal ingredients and an extensive wine Spectator Awarded wine list. Mercatto - Toronto Street 15 Toronto St. 416-366-4567 mercatto.ca Presenting a comforting Italian menu made with fresh seasonal ingredients accompanied by a Spectator Awarded wine list. Toronto Street Mercatto is an experience that transcends tradition Italian cuisine. Mistura 265 Davenport Rd. 416-515-0009 mistura.ca Mistura uses fresh, quality ingredients to create the delectable dishes on their contemporary Italian menu such as fall off the bone lamb ribs and handmade pastas. Ambiance is relaxed and inviting; perfect for both social and corporate occasions. Modus Ristorante 145 King St. W. 416-861-9977 modusristorante.com Modus Ristorante, a new restaurant in the Financial District, might serve Italian food, but refreshingly, no one’s anxious to label it “rustic.” Owner Sam Genkov reimagines recognizable Italian classics as fine-dining creations. ORO Restaurant & Private Dining 45 Elm St. 416-597-0155 ororestaurant.com Located on beautiful Elm Street, in downtown Toronto’s shopping, theatre, financial and hotel districts, ORO is truly an expression of elegance, comfort and sophistication. Innovative Italian food at affordable prices. Sopra Upper Lounge 265 Davenport Rd. 416-929-9006 sopra.ca Sopra—Mistura’s private event venue—is perfect for your social occasions, corporate dinners and private parties. Let our expert event coordinator help you plan your menu from our selection of delectable Italian dishes and refreshing list of cocktails.

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Taverna Mercatto 120 Bremner Blvd. 416-795-3796 mercatto.ca A perfect spot for a patio drink and snack before a game or concert, this beautifully designed space is close to both the ACC and Rogers Centre. Toula Ristorante & Bar Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, 38th Floor 416-777-2002 toularestaurant.com Toronto’s premier waterfront restaurant. Featuring a spectacular 360° panoramic view of Toronto’s downtown core. Authentic superb Italian cuisine by Chef Andrea Boccherini direct from Emilia-Romagna Italy, the heartland of Italian culinary delights. Trattoria Mercatto - CF Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge St. 647-352-3390 trattoria.mercatto.ca Boasting a relaxed atmosphere in Toronto’s famous Eaton Center, Trattoria invites friends and family to enjoy food and wine on their spacious patio nestled in the beautiful Trinity Square.

JAPANESE Benihana Japanese Steakhouse, at Fairmont Royal York 100 Front St. W., The Fairmont Royal York Hotel 416-860-5002; 1-800-441-1414 fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto/dining/ benihanajapanesesteakhouse Enjoy the excitement of teppanyaki cooking right at your table with Benihana’s highly skilled and trained chefs. Winner of Where magazine’s “Most Memorable Meal” award for two consecutive years. Blowfish Restaurant & Sake Bar 668 King St. W. 416-860-0606 blowfishrestaurant.com Located in Toronto’s stylish King West district. Featuring a brilliant combination of innovative gourmet sushi complemented by a menu of hot and cold plates for sharing. ki modern japanese + bar 181 Bay St., Brookfield Place 416-308-5888 kijapanese.com Combining the essence of traditional Japanese cuisine with the latest modern influences, ki is designed to inspire indulgence. Featuring innovative creations from the sushi bar, delicious hot plates, and Ontario’s most extensive list of premium sake. Private dining options and valet available.

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Restaurants Miku Toronto 105-10 Bay St. 647-347-7347 mikutoronto.com Miku specializes in Aburi Sushi, combining traditional Japanese flavours and techniques with local, east Coast elements to create a truly unique upscale dining experience.

MEDITERRANEAN 70 Down Yorkville 70 Yorkville Ave. 416-323-3696 70down.ca Yorkville’s only charcoal barbeque! Experience the flavours of the east in a chic venue in the heart of downtown Toronto. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10PM the lights go down, the DJ comes out, and our venue transforms into a high end, sophisticated lounge. Magic Oven 1450 Danforth Ave. 416-462-0333 magicoven.com For 18 years we have been making uniquely delicious California-style pizzas, salads, pasta and wings in our award winning restaurants. Stay nourished with our local, organic and fair trade dishes to suit any diet. Olio Mediterranean Grille 801 Dixon Rd. 416-213-7504 olio.ca At Olio, the inspired cuisine is created with seasonal local and organic ingredients. Savour the foods of Italy, Spain, Greece, France and Morocco in an atmosphere that’s both vibrant and intimate.

MEXICAN El Caballito 220 King St. W. 416-628-9838 elcaballito.ca Located a short walk from Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, El Caballito serves street-style Mexican and a robust selection of tequilas and margaritas in downtown Toronto. Perfect for group events and private dining. El Catrin Destileria 18 Tank House Lane The Distillery Historic District 416-203-2121 elcatrin.ca Awarded Best Mexican 2014 by Dine.TO, El Catrin has shined vibrantly since 2013. Featuring a tapas-style menu that allows you to sample a variety of different items, Canada’s largest mescal

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and tequila bar with over 120 different labels and one of Mexico City’s top chefs, El Catrin is the go-to spot for a fun and flavourful dining experience! Los Colibris 220 King St. W. 416-979-7717 loscolibris.ca One of Toronto’s first upscale Mexican restaurants, Los Colibris features exceptional hospitality, service and world-class authentic Mexican cuisine.

MIDDLE EASTERN Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine 2009 Yonge St. 416-483-3747 tabule.ca Located in midtown Toronto, Tabülè is known as one of the finest Middle Eastern eateries. The chef’s interpretation of traditional dishes has created a menu that will delight your senses. A warm interior and professional staff contribute to a truly unforgettable dining experience.

MOROCCAN Sultan’s Tent & Cafe Moroc, The 49 Front St. E. 416-961-0601 thesultanstent.com Experience a four-course French Moroccan sultan’s feast while dining on plush divans under shimmering lantern-lit tents, sipping cocktails and mint tea, admiring the charms of the belly dancers.

NIGHTLIFE / LOUNGES / BARS BerBer Social 49 Front St. E. 416-860-9000 berbersocial.com BerBer takes you back to magical times. Indulge in tantalizing cuisine, mingle over delectable specialty cocktails, and dance the night away. Located directly below The Sultan’s Tent. CC Lounge & Whisky Bar 45 Front St. E. 416-362-4777 cconfront.com A unique restaurant and cocktail bar themed on the 1920s prohibition era, specializing in over 300 whiskies and customized tastings. Take a tour of the whisky tunnel with the resident whisky aficionado and historian, bringing you back to the roaring ’20s and the rum-running days in Toronto. Drake Hotel - Dining 1150 Queen St. W. 416-531-5042; 1-866-372-5386 thedrakehotel.ca/dining

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With nightly live entertainment and innovative art salons, The Drake has come to be known as an energetic hub for visual and performance art, dining and hospitality and Toronto’s cultural, entertainment and culinary landmark. LAVELLE 627 King St. W. 647-347-9353 chezlavelle.com LAVELLE is an unparalleled rooftop experience in the King West neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. The sophisticated lifestyle space is inclusive of a seated dining room, outdoor pool, bar and lounge. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W. 416-588-0307 lula.ca Toronto’s home to live Cuban, Brazilian and world music, Lula is also a fully equipped event venue, boasting a fabulous tropical menu and private meeting/party room. Dinner-anddancing packages available every weekend. Muzik 15 Saskatchewan Rd., Exhibition Place 416-595-9998 muzikclubs.com Providing guests with an unprecedented degree of luxury and service, from the sumptuous design and private VIP suites to specially trained staff and attentive hostesses. Located on the grounds of Exhibition Place.

Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto Pearson International Airport 416-776-2655 plaza-network.com Plaza Premium Lounge offers travellers the utmost convenience and comfort in a quiet oasis away from the airport crowds at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Visit plaza-network.com for more information. Pravda Vodka Bar 44 Wellington St. E. 416-366-0303 pravdavodkabar.com A unique vodka experience in an amazing Kremlinlike environment. Join us in the vodka revolution. Velvet Underground 510 Queen St. W. 416-504-6688 thevelvet.ca Toronto’s choice for Alternative Rock in an intimate environment. This eclectic spot has presented a vast and diverse array of events. Catering to a wide range of alternative types, from nouveau goths to university preps, a nice change from the ordinary.

PUBS Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake 245 Queens Quay W. South Building 416-504-1020 amsterdambrewhouse.com

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Restaurants Where locally crafted beer meets fresh artisan food. Voted one of Toronto’s best lakefront patio, this beautifully restored 1930s shipping warehouse has a working brewery onsite, over 12 beers on tap and a seasonally inspired menu. Free brewery tours are offered daily.

dukepubs.ca The cornerstone of the world-famous Toronto Eaton Centre, offering great food, fine draught beer and wine, and warm, friendly service; an ideal place for shoppers and theatre patrons alike.

Brazen Head Irish Pub 165 East Liberty St. 416-535-8787; 1-888-743-8368 fabrestaurants.ca/restaurant/brazen-head Brazen Head Irish Pub is the heart of Liberty Village! Great food, friendly service and 22 draught beers, including local and craft brews. Come enjoy the rooftop patios and inviting bar. Close to Exhibition Place, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and King West Village.

Duke of Somerset 655 Bay St. 416-640-0921 dukepubs.ca An enjoyable atmosphere, welcoming hospitality and, of course, great food, the Duke of Somerset offers a variety of beverages, from fresh draught to terrific wines and specialty cocktails.

Duke of Devon 66 Wellington St. West TD Tower/Toronto Dominion Centre 416-642-3853 dukepubs.ca Five minutes from the Air Canada Centre. Come in before or after the game for premium service, a refreshing pint and excellent pub fare, or stay and watch the game. Duke of Kent 2315 Yonge St. 416-485-9507 dukepubs.ca Located on Yonge Street, just north of Eglinton. Take a step back in time to a truly authentic British pub. Offering excellent food, friendly service and great fun. Duke of Richmond 20 Queen St. W. CF Toronto Eaton Centre 416-340-7887

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Duke of Westminster First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W. 416-368-2761 dukepubs.ca The place to meet in Toronto’s Financial District. Located in First Canadian Place, this British-style pub is an after-work favourite and a popular lunch spot, especially for watching English and international football matches. Duke of York 39 Prince Arthur Ave. 416-964-2441 dukepubs.ca Three floors of beautifully handcrafted interiors, warm, friendly service and a track record of more than 30 years add up to Toronto’s premium pub experience. A great place for wooing clients, colleagues and friends. Fionn MacCool’s 310 Front St. W. 416-340-1917 fionnmaccools.com/locations/front-street Fionn MacCool’s is known for its craic, the unique combination of great food, good cheer and fun times. Enjoy authentic, freshly prepared Irish favourites and a selection of appetizers and entrées that leave typical pub food behind. Irish Embassy Pub & Grill 49 Yonge St. 416-866-8282 irishembassypub.com Award-winning pub and grill. Close to major attractions. Excellent food, lunch, dinner and snacks. Award-winning weekend brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All games shown on 50” TVs. Wide selection of draught beers and extensive whisky list. Open daily until 2 a.m. Mill Street Brew Pub 21 Tank House Lane 416-681-0338 1-888-743-8368 millstreetbrewery.com/toronto-brew-pub Located in The Distillery Historic District, the brewpub features an open-concept brewery,

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Mill Street Brew Pub sampling bar, retail store and full-service restaurant and event space. Bookings are available for groups of 15 to 200. P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant 39 Colborne St. 416-815-7562 pjobrien.com Close to major attractions, an authentic Irish pub that offers traditional Irish hospitality, a premium selection of beer, wine and whiskys. Live music Fri. and Sat. nights. Lunch/dinner Mon. to Sat. Watermark Irish Pub and Restaurant, The 207 Queens Quay West 416-214-2772 fabrestaurants.ca/restaurant/watermark Bringing the luck and charm of the Irish to the Harbourfront district. Located in the Queen’s Quay Terminal, Watermark features a panoramic view of Toronto’s harbourfront. Seating for 240 inside the pub, and patio space for up to 220.

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RESTAURANTS / ENTERAINMENT SERVICES Restaurant Events 485 Rushton Rd. 416-516-2994 1-866-796-2994 restaurantevents.ca If you’re travelling with a group of 10 or more, Restaurant Events will find the perfect restaurant for your group-dining experience. They work with over 75 restaurants in Toronto, or can also customize a culinary event for you. Their services are complimentary, and they are compensated by the establishments they work for.

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Toronto Key To The City by Streets.TO 416-603-4404 streets.to Toronto Key To The City by Streets.TO is Toronto’s first instant loyalty rewards program where key holders buy and show their city key for exclusive perks at Toronto restaurants, spas, entertainment, shops and more. Details: torontocitykey.com.

SEAFOOD Copa by Sea 230 Adelaide St. West 647-748-3211 copacabanabysea.com Offering the first authentic hot-charcoal robata experience, Copa by Sea is an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant delivering original flavours and methods, which can only be found here. Seafood lovers, sit back, relax and let us bring to the table a variety of mouthwatering fish, oysters, sushi, and delicious side dishes. ONE Restaurant 116 Yorkville Ave. 416-961-9600 one.mcewangroup.ca ONE Restaurant is chef and restaurateur Mark McEwan’s North American contemporary Yorkville hotspot. With a variety of beautiful dining spaces to choose from, and dishes that will delight the palate, ONE is sure to impress. Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill 17 Tank House Lane 416-361-5859 purespirits.ca

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Restaurants Awarded Best Seafood 2013 and 2014 by Dine. TO. This laid-back spot flies in the freshest fish and oysters from across North America and abroad every day! With ever-changing market day specials, a 200 person patio and a variety of non-seafood dishes to pick from, Pure Spirits serves electrifying, unique cuisine with a creative modern flair.

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STEAK HOUSES Bardi’s Steak House 56 York St. 416-366-9211 bardis.com Small, intimate, owner-operated since 1966. Bardi’s has an international reputation for quality food and exceptional service. Serving Certified Angus Beef© exclusively, cut and trimmed on the premises. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” since 1994.

Real Sports Bar & Grill 15 York St. Maple Leaf Square 416-815-7325 realsports.ca At 25,000 sq. ft., Canada’s largest two-storey sports bar and restaurant offers a 39-ft. HD television screen, 124 beers on tap and an upscale menu. Real Sports Bar & Grill is located adjacent to Air Canada Centre and is part of Maple Leaf Square.

Canyon Creek Restaurant 156 Front St. W. 416-596-2240 canyoncreekrestaurant.ca Exceptional service in a casual yet elegant atmosphere for lunch, dinner or late-night dining. Specializing in signature steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Classic cocktails and a very large selection of wines by the glass.

Smash! Ping Pong Lounge 672 Queen St. E. 647-748-7664 smashpingpong.ca Enjoy Toronto’s newest Ping Pong lounge and event space. Tasty noms, cool sips and, of course, PING PONG! Let us plan your next awesome social or corporate event.

CopaCabana Brazilian Steakhouse 230 Adelaide St. West 647-748-3211 thecopa.ca Authentic Brazilian rodizio. Immerse yourself in the culture through delectable eats, incredible cocktails and the best in live entertainment. There are no average nights at Copacabana.

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Harbour Sixty Steakhouse 60 Harbour St. 416-777-2111 harboursixty.com Over fifteen successful years as one of Toronto’s premier steakhouses and restaurants, they are proud to continually offer an exceptional experience. It is a pleasure to impress, whether you are tourists, corporate business diners or convention travellers. Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar Toronto 101-120 Adelaide St. W. 416-364-6600 hyssteakhouse.com Hy’s is Canada’s premier steakhouse, located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District. Featuring perfectly grilled Canadian prime steaks, tableside dinner menu specialties and craft cocktails. Private dining spaces and upscale cocktail bar. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Michael’s on Simcoe 100 Simcoe St. 416-260-5100 michaelsonsimcoe.com Conveniently located in the heart of the financial and entertainment districts, Michael’s on Simcoe playfully combines the best of contemporary cuisine, featuring USDA prime steak, fresh seafood and authentic modern Italian. Morton’s The Steakhouse 4 Avenue Rd. 416-925-0648 mortons.com The signature menu features perfectly grilled prime-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood, and delectable entrées accented by à la carte selections. Open for dinner nightly. Reservations recommended.

kegsteakhouse.com/en/locations/ON/toronto/ esplanade-keg Specialties include the finest cuts of steak, mouthwatering prime rib, delicious seafood and decadent desserts. Contemporary atmosphere with warm and friendly service. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Keg Mansion 515 Jarvis St. 416-964-6609 kegsteakhouse.com/en/locations/ON/toronto/ mansion-keg The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Yonge & Eglinton 2201 Yonge St. 416-484-4646 kegsteakhouse.com/en/locations/ON/toronto/ yonge-eglinton-keg The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - York Street 165 York St. 416-703-1773 kegsteakhouse.com/en/locations/ON/toronto/ york-street The Shore Club 155 Wellington St. W. 416-351-3311 theshoreclub.ca Located in Toronto’s theatre district, The Shore Club sets out to define your evening, complementing the luxury of the restaurant and cocktail lounge with a decadent menu focused on classic surf-and-turf fare, only serving the freshest fish, seafood and most tender steaks in town. Tom Jones Steak House 17 Leader Lane 416-366-6583 1-800-263-1671

Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar 96 Richmond St. W., Sheraton Centre 416-367-8466 quinnssteakhouse.com Located in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Quinn’s Steakhouse and Irish Bar is a casual, mid-priced restaurant featuring excellent steaks, seafood and pasta, and extensive wine and whisky lists. Private rooms available. Large groups accommodated. Bar open late. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto Hilton Hotel 416-955-1455 ruthschris.ca Specializing in aged, USDA prime beef that is served fresh. Large portions. Fresh seafood available. Dinner daily. Smart casual.

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Restaurants tomjonessteakhouse.com One of the city’s oldest steak houses, located in the financial/theatre districts. Intimate and elegant. USDA prime steaks, fresh fish and award-winning wine list. Piano bar upstairs. Lunch, Mon. to Fri. Dinner daily. Smart casual.

TAIWANESE Kanpai Snack Bar 252 Carlton St. 416-968-6888 kanpaisnackbar.com Authentic Taiwanese-inspired street food delights with hand-crafted Canadian cocktails and a hip vibe. Eat often, eat well, and wash it down with something good. Rated for everything from Best Fried Chicken, Best Street Food, to Best Playlists and Best New Restaurant.

TEX MEX Lone Star Texas Grill 212 King St. W. 416-408-4064 lonestartexasgrill.com Offering authentic Texas inspired food while serving up genuine southern hospitality. Come enjoy the BIG BOLD tastes of Texas.

THAI Bangkok Garden 18 Elm St. 416-977-6748 bangkokgarden.ca Located just two blocks from Yonge-Dundas Square, Bangkok Garden has been serving authentic Thai food for over 30 years. Open for buffet lunch Monday to Friday, dinner Monday to Sunday.

WINE BAR Cibo Wine Bar - King Street 522 King St. W. 416-504-3939 cibowinebar.com Cibo Wine Bar brings authentic, rustic Italian flair blended with a vibrant nightlife, and has become the new hot spot in the stylish King West neighbourhood of Toronto. Cibo Wine Bar - Yonge Street 2472 Yonge St. 416-925-0016 cibowinebar.com Cibo is the biggest and newest Italian eatery in the uptown Yonge Street area. This bold and beautiful 10,000 sq. ft. space is a blend of old-world rustic and modern industrial chic. Cibo Wine Bar - Yorkville 133 Yorkville Ave. 416-925-2143 cibowinebar.com Cibo Wine Bar brings authentic rustic Italian flare blended with a vibrant nightlife and is sure to become a new hot spot in the stylish Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto. Orchid Café and Wine Bar 655 Dixon Rd. / International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport 416-244-1711 internationalplazahotel.com/dining/onsite Set in a light-filled atrium with garden accents, the Orchid Café and Wine Bar is a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an evening drink. All complemented by a comprehensive wine list.

Golden Thai Restaurant 105 Church St. 416-868-6668 goldenthai.ca Golden Thai has been in business for more than 20 years. Serving authentic Thai food in Toronto, a premium member of Thai Select and recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Phone for reservations.

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Linda Modern Thai CF Shops at Don Mills 11 Karl Fraser Rd. 416-642-3866 lindamodernthai.com Come and try Canada’s first Thai Select Premium restaurant, awarded by the Thai government for authentic Thai food, outstanding service and great atmosphere.

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Retail / Shopping ANTIQUES Toronto Antiques on King and The Cynthia Findlay Collection 284 King St. W. 416-260-9057 1-855-260-9057 cynthiafindlay.com Located in the theatre district, Toronto Antiques features 6,000 sq. ft. of antique finds and vintage living, offering a diverse selection of vintage and estate jewellery, porcelain, silver, curios, antique maps, art glass and more.

APPAREL / ACCESSORIES AllSaints - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 647-775-8960 yorkdale.com AllSaints is a British fashion label that captures the creative attitude and independent spirit of East London through its menswear, womenswear, menswear and accessories including their “Capital Collection” handbag line. Andrews - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-969-9991 yorkvillevillage.com Andrews, a Toronto fashion destination for over 20 years, represents the best in style, quality, and selection. From sportswear, to eveningwear and accessories, experience the joy of shopping at Andrews. Anthropologie - CF Shops at Don Mills 19 Clock Tower Rd. 416-449-6666 cfshopsatdonmills.com A destination for women wanting a curated mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home decor

that reflects their personal style and fuels their lives’ passions. Barbuti Fine Men’s Clothing - CF Shops at Don Mills 19 Aggie Hogg Gardens 416-730-9944 cfshopsatdonmills.com Offering the best in business attire, weekend wear, formal wear and made to measure, Barbuti is helping Toronto’s fashion-conscious men look their best. Featuring Hugo Boss, Coppley, Paul and Shark. Canada Goose - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-5002 yorkdale.com Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto nearly 60 years ago, Canada Goose has grown into the world’s leading maker of Arctic luxury apparel. cop.copine - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-483-0495 yorkvillevillage.com COP COPINE of PARIS is: A blend of astonishing materials, innovative fabrics with an original dynamic style. These creators have a simple recipe and magical motto: “we strive to be unique”! Frank and Oak - CF Shops at Don Mills Karl Fraser Rd. 647-558-6582 cfshopsatdonmills.com Shop the latest collections with the help of in-store Style Advisors. This handsome shop features its own label of menswear and accessories, plus a barber shop. Come in get a haircut, and pick up the latest in men’s fall fashion. A store not to be missed! Gotstyle - Distillery 21 Trinity St. 416-260-9696 shop.gotstyle.ca The innovative leader in global fashion committed to providing the most inclusive shopping experience, fulfilling every one of our clients unique requirements in terms of style, tailoring and grooming. Harry Rosen 82 Bloor St. W. 416-972-0556 1-800-917-6736 harryrosen.com Top labels. Unrivalled service. Offering extensive collections from top designer labels, including Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, Etro, Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace Collection, Prada and more.

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Hefter Collection Luxe Hair Accessories - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-923-4263 yorkvillevillage.com A destination for unique and fashionable hair accessories for over 20 years. From fascinators to hair bands and pins, you’ll find an array of bridal, evening, kids and handmade pieces. Heidi Ho2 - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-323-0555 yorkvillevillage.com With a following of women who really appreciated her eclectic style. In addition to her unique concept, a mix of urban clothing and unusual fashion accessories, you can also find a funky line of colourful sunglasses, yoga line Be Present and Canadian made Brave leather belts. Jacadi - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-923-1717 yorkvillevillage.com Jacadi Paris provides the world with authentic and timeless children’s fashion in the French tradition. From clothing and footwear; to nursery, strollers, and toys for children 0-12 years old. Jeanne Lottie Handbags 32 Scollard St. 416-975-5115 jeannelottie.com Created in 1985, this Canadian handbag design house is located in Yorkville. The vintage Pink House boutique is like a candy store, with over 100 fun and affordable styles, and most of them are available only in Canada. Great memories or gifts to bring back home. John Varvatos - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 647-933-4540 yorkdale.com A brand that occupies a unique place in the landscape of American design. Uniting old world craftsmanship and refined tailoring with modern innovations in textiles and a rebel spirit. Rock is Dead, Long Live Rock. Judith & Charles - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-483-0495 yorkvillevillage.com Womenswear Tailored with Love in Canada; each Judith & Charles collection is a deliberate fusion and contrast of feminine softness and strength, integrated with the inspirations of well-structured menswear. kate spade New York - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-781-6026

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yorkdale.com Crisp colour, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the brand’s hallmarks. From handbags and clothing to accessories and more, the brand encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. Lacoste - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 647-748-1212 yorkdale.com One of the major premium casual wear brands. The Flagship at Yorkdale Shopping Centre features: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s apparel; Watches, Shoes, Fragrances, Belts, Sunglasses, Leather Goods and a L!VE shop. Longchamp - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-782-2424 yorkdale.com French luxury house Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948, and is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family today. Longchamp has a worldwide reputation for craftsmanship and quality, and epitomizes French flair and creativity. Maska - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-966-2752 yorkvillevillage.com Maska provides you with a palette that is beautiful to behold. The finest Italian clothing, artistic masterpieces, the latest trends, and a fashion experience that will leave you breathless. Oak & Fort - CF Shops at Don Mills 12 Karl Fraser Rd. 647-341-9199 cfshopsatdonmills.com Oak + Fort has a simple philosophy when it comes to fashion: make it uncomplicated. The base of all good fashion is some timeless, simple pieces that you can accessorize. Ofélia - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-929-0009 yorkvillevillage.com Ofélia aims to be a shop where European style, inspiration, and self reflection evolve. Their team will assist you in finding the exclusive look that reflects your personality. Pellini Milano Paris Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-927-8222 yorkvillevillage.com A small piece of Europe in the heart of Toronto. Offering unique collections from Italy, France, Germany and Denmark. One-on-one consultants will ensure you are impeccably dressed and stylish.

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Retail / Shopping philip - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-944-8771 yorkvillevillage.com philip is a fashion forward menswear boutique in Toronto’s fashion hotspot, Yorkville. With a passion for style, fit, and luxury; offering quality brands from Europe and North America. Real Sports Apparel 40 Bay St., Gate 1 Air Canada Centre 416-815-5746 realsports.ca Offering 8,500 square feet of authentic sports gear for sports lovers everywhere. It’s the largest team-licensed apparel store in the city and offers the broadest selection of jerseys, exclusive collections and game-worn gear. Located outside Air Canada Centre and minutes away from Union Station. Rent Frock Repeat 35 Golden Ave., Ste. 104 416-269-6374 1-855-376-2548 rentfrockrepeat.com We shop the best designer dresses from around the world, visiting top fashion shows and showrooms. Then, we make the dresses available to rent for a fraction of the retail price. Roots - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 417-783-3371 yorkdale.com Roots is an iconic Canadian brand with over 43 years experience. Selling women’s, men’s, children’s, and baby’s apparel; active athletic wear; small leather goods; and home furnishings. Leather bags and footwear, are designed and made in Canada. Salvatore Ferragamo - Square One 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 905-949-4884 shopsquareone.com/ferragamo Founded on excellence in the art of footwear, Salvatore Ferragamo offers a range of high quality prestigious products. Manufactured with attention to detail and offered by means of impeccable service, shop Salvatore Ferragamo Square One. Sarah Pacini - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 647-748-0811 yorkvillevillage.com Sarah Pacini is a complete collection: a unique blend of knitwear, prêt-à porter and accessories. Pieces worn separately or together provide clean and precise lines to open imagination and individuality.

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Simons - Square One 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 289-777-3630 shopsquareone.com/simons Delivering quality and value, complemented by service, Simons Square One builds strong customer relationships by offering a unique selection of merchandise. Proudly Canadian with 176 years of fashion history, Simons offers 8 private brands, 48 world-class designers. TNT Man/Woman - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-975-1960 yorkvillevillage.com TNT was founded in 1992, with stores in Toronto and Montreal, representing over 350 global designers. A go-to fashion destination for men & women’s fashions, creating a full shopping experience. Topshop - Yorkdale (Inside Hudson’s Bay) 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-8011 yorkvillevillage.com Since 1964, Topshop has become a major style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. With 300+ stores in the UK this is the first store to launch in Canada. Tory Burch - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-783-0698 yorkdale.com Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its CEO and designer, Tory Burch. Launched in 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty. Twice is Nice 233 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga 905-274-5569 twiceisniceresale.ca Twice is Nice is a ladies’ consignment store selling nearly new, brand-name clothing, jewellery, shoes, purses and accessories. Stock is added daily; 50%- to 75%-off sales year-round. UNIQLO - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-855-9497 yorkdale.com UNIQLO makes clothes for life; clothes that fill your day with comfort, colour and possibility. Simple apparel with a not-so-simple purpose: to make your life better. Welcome to a new way of apparel. Via Cavour - Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-925-1866

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yorkvillevillage.com Via Cavour fosters a culture of exclusivity and personalization—transcending the shopping experience to ensure each customer feels special. For unique flavour and fit, we take you to your destination. Vince Camuto - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 905-270-0003 yorkdale.com A trend-driven lifestyle brand built upon the principles of quality, innovation and style, catering to a modern woman and man who seek versatility in their wardrobe. Key elements of the collection include fashion-focused details, modern fits and consumer accessibility. Yorkdale Style Experience 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-3261 yorkdale.com The Yorkdale Style Experience is a one-on-one consultation—a two hour private shopping session with style advice, wardrobe ideas and insider knowledge on the latest trends. To book an appointment: style@yorkdale.com.

ART GALLERIES Gallery Indigena 46 Grismill Lane The Distillery Historic District 416-366-3000; 1-888-238-5442 inuitart.com Specializing in Canadian Aboriginal art for forty-seven years: Inuit sculptures and prints, Northwest Coast masks and totems, First Nations paintings and sculptures, jade, unique jewellery and gifts. We pack and ship anywhere in the world. Mayberry Fine Art 110 Yorkville Ave. 416-923-9275 1-877-871-9261 mayberryfineart.com Located in Yorkville, Mayberry Fine Art specializes in historical and contemporary Canadian artworks. For over 40 years, Mayberry has helped clients build significant and valuable art collections. Online auctions at consignor.ca.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Microsoft - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 647-777-4580 yorkdale.com Visit the Microsoft retail store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, your destination to see and experience everything Microsoft has to offer. Here you’ll find Surface, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs and more. Samsung Experience Store - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-784-0819 yorkdale.com Offering a premium retail experience immersing visitors in the GALAXY life, get up close and personal with the Samsung GALAXY ecosystem’s latest innovations at the Samsung Yorkdale Experience Store.

DEPARTMENT STORES Holt Renfrew 50 Bloor St. W. 416-922-2333 holtrenfrew.com Holt Renfrew is Canada’s leading luxury shopping experience with premier designers for women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, and beauty. Holt Renfrew - Square One 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 905-897-1044 shopsquareone.com/holtrenfrew Holt Renfrew now in residence at Square One. Clothing, accessories, shoes, and beauty, find coveted brands along with an array of luxury services. Boutiques within include Tiffany & Co., Pink Tartan, Gucci, Links of London.

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Northern Expressions The Atrium (Concourse Level, Dundas & Yonge) 595 Bay St. 416-621-1208 northernexpressionsart.ca Aboriginal gallery specializing in authentic, hand-crafted First Nations and Inuit art: carvings, drawings and limited edition prints, jewelry, souvenirs and gifts. Experience the richness of Inuit culture in the core of downtown Toronto, steps from the Eaton Centre on Toronto’s PATH. Free Standard Shipping!

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Retail / Shopping Holt Renfrew - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-5377 yorkdale.com Celebrating a 179-year heritage; Holt Renfrew is Canada’s luxury specialty store, recognized worldwide for an inspired shopping experience. Customers enjoy a wide selection of exclusive men’s and women’s designer fashions, accessories, cosmetics, jewellery and more. Hudson’s Bay - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-8011 yorkdale.com Hudson’s Bay Yorkdale is focused on high fashion merchandise in apparel, accessories, footwear, jewellery, home, cosmetic and fragrance. Also offering: Personal Shopping, a Nespresso Shop, an Optical Department, Altered Image Alterations, Watch Repair and Gift Registry. Nordstrom - CF Toronto Eaton Centre 260 Yonge St. 416-552-2900 shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstromtoronto-eaton-centre Nordstrom is a leading fashion retailer offering a well-curated mix of timeless and cutting-edge brands for women, men and kids. The goal is to create the best possible shopping experience for every customer. Nordstrom - Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin St. 416-780-6630 shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstromyorkdale-shopping-centre

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Saks Fifth Avenue - Queen Street 176 Yonge St. 416-507-3100 saks.ca Discover cutting-edge fashion at Saks Fifth Avenue with emerging designer brands, the latest trends and exceptional service, and offering a world of fine foods and chef-inspired pairings at Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s. Saks Fifth Avenue - CF Sherway Gardens 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke 416-621-4625 saks.ca

FINE FOODS Dolce & Gourmando - The Store 1493 Bayview Ave. 416-915-8840 dolcegourmando.com Located just north of downtown Toronto, this specialty food store offers a unique blend of interesting products from around the world. They prepare gift baskets and event gifts with amazing quality, creativity and originality. Lindt Chocolate Boutique - CF Shops at Don Mills 14 Aggie Hogg Gardens 416-384-1234 cfshopsatdonmills.com The Lindt Boutiques are the perfect destinations to experience the decadent Lindt chocolate masterpieces. Enjoy the distinctive Lindt chocolate experience. McEwan Fine Foods - CF Shops at Don Mills 38 Karl Fraser Rd. 416-444-6262 cfshopsatdonmills.com Meeting the needs of all foodies, McEwan caters to all your cooking and entertaining needs. Offering a personal shopper, delivery and a full line of prepared meals, they are a haven of food help and passion.

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Nugateau 717 Queen St. W. 647-748-7001 nugateau.com Nugateau is Toronto’s first all-eclair pastry shop using authentic French baking techniques and high quality products with no artificial flavourings that truly showcases the ingredients. Each hand-crafted pastry promotes their valued aesthete lifestyle to be shared with our patrons and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you at Nugateau.


416-594-6600 bluebananamarket.com Blue Banana Market is filled with one-of-a-kind gift ideas, for her, for him, or any occasion. Bringing the freshest, funkiest and most unique gifts into one space. Holiday shopping or just on that hunt for that perfect greeting card, no matter your wish list, a must-stop for all visitors to Toronto. Montblanc - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-783-5670 yorkdale.com Montblanc, creator of timeless masterpieces including watches, jewelry, leather goods, eyewear, fragrance, and iconic writing instruments in the tradition of fine craftsmanship.

HEALTH & BEAUTY Donato Salon and Spa - CF Shops at Don Mills 39 Clock Tower Rd. 416-390-9996 cfshopsatdonmills.com Donato Salon + Spa is the destination for pampering and aesthetic services. From spa facilities for couples to hair colouring and cutting, manicures and pedicures and skin consultation, Donato has it all.

JEWELLERY Cynthia Findlay Antique & Estate Jeweller 284 King St. W. (beside the Princess of Wales Theatre) 416-260-9057 1-855-260-9057 cynthiafindlay.com Established in 1978. Toronto’s finest collection of estate, vintage and antique jewellery, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, art deco, retro and art moderne. Visit the store at Toronto Antiques on King. David Yurman - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-780-9598 yorkdale.com For more than 30 years, David Yurman creations have been at the forefront of American fashion, bridging classic and modern style with unconventional artistry. Serli & Siroan Fine Jewellers Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. 416-944-3863 yorkvillevillage.com Providing exceptional artisanship for over three generations, with extraordinary care and workmanship. Exquisite designs using platinum, yellow and white gold are made by the finest craftsmen in our studios.

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OUTLET SHOPPING Dixie Outlet Mall 1250 South Service Rd., Mississauga 905-278-3494 dixieoutletmall.com As one of Canada’s largest enclosed outlet shopping centres, Dixie Outlet Mall is home to over 120 retailers delivering what any great shopping experience should – a great selection at fantastic prices with plenty of, “back away, I found it first” moments. Tanger Outlets Cookstown RR#1, 3311 Simcoe Rd. 89 Cookstown 705-458-1371 tangeroutlet.com/cookstown Under Armour, Coach, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Fossil, Nike, Reebok, Paderno, and Royal Doulton are just some of the brand-name outlets you’ll discover at Tanger Outlets Cookstown. Located just 40 minutes north of Toronto.

SHOPPING CENTRES Brookfield Place 181 Bay St. 416-777-6480 brookfieldplacenewsandevents.com Visited by millions of people each year, Brookfield Place is home to some of Toronto’s most popular dining, shopping and lifestyle destinations. As a prized example of Toronto’s cultural spirit, this commercial public space has received acclaim for architectural excellence. CF Shops at Don Mills 1090 Don Mills Rd. 416-447-6087 cfshopsatdonmills.com Just minutes from downtown, experience Shops at Don Mills, Toronto’s finest outdoor lifestyle destination. Designer shopping, gourmet dining and exciting nightlife in a unique European-inspired village setting. CF Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge St. 416-598-8560 torontoeatoncentre.com With a striking glass galleria and iconic Flight Stop geese, CF Toronto Eaton Centre is a celebrated Canadian landmark. Home to over 235 best-in-class retailers, restaurants and services in the heart of downtown, TEC is the city’s premier urban shopping location. Queen’s Quay Terminal 207 Queens Quay W. 416-203-3269 mybrookfield.ca/properties/qqt Explore specialty stores and restaurants, all in a unique lakeside setting. Also featuring a Sobeys Urban Fresh and ATM on-site.

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Retail / Shopping Square One Shopping Centre 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga 905-279-7467 shopsquareone.com An international shopping destination. Open 362 days a year, experience 330+ retail, dining, & entertainment options. Holt Renfrew, Salvatore Ferragamo, Micheal Kors, Simons, Urban Outfitters, MUJI, Jamie’s Italian, and more. A 15 min. drive from Toronto Pearson International Airport, a 30 min. drive from downtown Toronto.

Vaughan Mills 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., Vaughan 905-879-2110 vaughanmills.com Canada’s premier outlet destination, with over 250 designer outlets and stores, plus world-class attractions, such as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. The thrill of the find makes this a top destination for savvy shoppers from around the globe. FREE seasonal daily shuttle service from downtown Toronto. FREE Savings Booklet for tourists.

Toronto Premium Outlets 13850 Steeles Ave. W., Halton Hills 647-497-8270 torontopremiumoutlets.ca Toronto Premium Outlets. Exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of up to 65% off. Shop over 80 stores including Burberry, Kate Spade, Under Armour, Saks OFF 5TH, Ted Baker, Tory Burch and more.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin St. 416-789-3261 yorkdale.com With 250+ stores, Yorkdale Shopping Centre is Canada’s premier shopping destination—a 20-minute direct subway ride from Toronto’s Union Station. Exclusive visitor amenities include our VIP Travel Card and UnionPay acceptance— ensuring a world-class experience. Yorkville Village 55 Avenue Rd. (new entrance located at 136 Yorkville Avenue) 416-968-8680 yorkvillevillage.com Yorkville Village provides shoppers with a distinguished variety of contemporary brands, unique

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TorontoPATH.com One King St. W. torontopath.com torontoPATH.com is an online and mobile directory of all shops and services in the PATH. The PATH is over 28 kilometres of underground walkway connecting Toronto’s main attractions, hotels, restaurants and over 1,200 unique retail shops and services.

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boutiques and gourmet foods in a vibrant setting, anchored by a state-of-the-art Equinox Health Club and Whole Foods.

SOUVENIRS/CANADIANA Duty Free Americas - Buffalo 1 Peace Bridge Plaza, Buffalo, NY 716-886-5000 dutyfreeamericas.com Stop, shop and save before visiting Canada. Enjoy savings on wine, beer, tobacco, designer fragrances, cosmetics, fashion watches and more. Located at all the major border crossings going into Canada. Duty Free Americas - Lewiston Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Plaza, Lewiston, NY 716-284-8409 Duty Free Americas - Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge Plaza, Niagara Falls, NY 716-284-8168

SPECIALTY SHOPS Arc’teryx - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-787-6978 yorkdale.com Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical highperformance outerwear and equipment company. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing centre creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in moments of extreme need. La Casa del Habano 111 Yorkville Ave. 416-926-9066 lacasadelhabanotoronto.com La Casa del Habano features the largest range of Cuban cigars in the city, plus a variety of pipes, smoking accessories and men’s gifts. New Yorkville location with outdoor patio, large cedar humidor and a full bar. MUJI - Square One 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 905-276-2737 shopsquareone.com/muji Committed to streamlining processes, selection of quality materials and simplification of packaging, MUJI sells a variety of home, office, apparel and food products at reasonable prices. The Square One location offers packaged food and children’s clothing. MUJI - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-783-5670 yorkdale.com

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MUJI, founded in Japan in 1980, offers a wide variety of good quality products including household goods, apparel and food. This Yorkdale store is Canada’s third and biggest MUJI store. Mulberry - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-785-9206 yorkdale.com Mulberry is an iconic British fashion brand led by Creative Director Johnny Coca with a strong heritage in leather goods and creates stylish, functional products for modern lives. Salomon - CF Shops at Don Mills 10 Aggie Hogg Gardens 416-384-1661 cfshopsatdonmills.com Salomon, the mountain-sports company, opened its first branded store in North America at CF Shops at Don Mills. Ski and snowboard equipment, apparel and footwear are arranged by sport and gender, while events will include trail-running clinics and athlete visits. The LEGO Store - Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St. 416-781-9572 yorkdale.com The LEGO Store raises the bar in kid-chic design, innovative displays, in-store family events and consumer-friendly play areas to deliver an engaging, entertaining and fun experience for families. The Umbra Store 165 John St. 416-599-0088 umbra.com This Toronto landmark is the only retail location of the iconic design brand. With its award-winning space, Umbra is uniquely engaging, offering innovative, fresh, and functional products for the home. Urban Decay - Square One 100 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 905-272-6277 shopsquareone.com/urbandecay Urban Decay Square One is beauty with an edge. From velvety eyeshadows—including bestselling Naked Palettes—to award-winning eye liners, mascaras and setting sprays, Urban Decay has been shaking up the industry for 15+ years. Wilcorp Ceiling Fans 117 Tycos Dr. 416-789-1164 1-800-465-3267 wilcorp.com Wilcorp is the world’s largest ceiling fan store with 250 fans of the newest designs on display throughout seven showrooms, featuring a 1500 ft. long “G” scale miniature railway and metropolis.

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Tour Operators TOUR OPERATORS All About Toronto 27 Clovercrest Rd. 416-495-TOUR (8687) allabouttoronto.com All About Toronto offers step-on guide service and professional escorted city tours of Toronto and the Niagara Falls area. All tours customized for groups up to 1,000. Eighteen languages spoken, plus airport meet-and-greet, coach service and harbour cruises available. Aoyee Royal International 7130 Warden Ave., Ste. 603 Markham 905-604-3810; 1-888-986-9688 aoyee.ca Aoyee Royal International provides services in the tour managment and event design and production areas. Providing professional, high quality customized services to our clients. Services include tour reception & management, air tickets, transportation and event production. BAMtravels 34 Britain St. (UNIGLOBE Enterprise Travel Ltd.) 416-797-2766 bamtravels.com/toronto-walking-tours We believe in highlighting Toronto as a cultural, trendy and diverse city. Go off the beaten path, immerse yourself in the culture, and experience the true taste of Toronto. Canadian Receptive Tours 1564 Chemin Herron, Ste. 208 Dorval, Que. 514-636-8778 1-866-636-8959 canadianreceptivetours.com Serving Europe and Latin America, Canadian Receptive Tours is a Destination Market Company, offering programs across Canada; year-round guaranteed departures, private tours, group tours, incentive programs. Online reservation system, experienced multilingual staff. Ellison Travel & Tours 311 Main St., Exeter 519-235-2000; 1-800-265-7022 ettravel.com A Canadian independent inbound/outbound tour operator specializing in personalized tours and special-interest groups to Canada and abroad. Ellison emphasizes an educational and cultural experience for vacation travellers, groups and corporate clients. Great Adventure Tours 498 Blanchard Dr. Tecumseh 519-727-3661; 1-800-638-3945 greatadventuretours.com

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Serving Toronto, Montreal, Niagara, Detroit, Windsor and Chicago. Complete destination management for groups and conventions. Multilingual step-on guides, wholesale accommodations, discounted attractions, transportation for every need, “one call does it all.” Jonview Canada Inc 191 The West Mall, Suite 800 416-323-9090 jonview.com Jonview Canada is the country’s leading incoming tour operator. It offers a range of products, including guided holidays, individual packages that combine air and train travel, adventure packages and customized group packages, which are distributed in over 50 countries. JTB International (Canada) Ltd. 2 Carlton St., Ste. 1510 416-367-5824 1-800-268-5942 jtb.ca JTB specializes in Toronto/Niagara Falls and custom organized tours in the Japanese language. Fully appointed travel agency, online with Sabre; professional planners for travel to Japan. Receptour Canada 400 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 803 Montreal, Que. 514-987-0022 receptourcanada.com Founded in 1977, specializes into creating and operating unique tour packages throughout Canada for international wholesalers and incentive companies. Offering more than 100 annual guaranteed departure tours, escorted in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, original stay packages, FIT itineraries, ski programs, and more. Tian Bao Travel 60 West Wilmot St., Unit 1 Richmond Hill 905-695-7770 1-855-695-7770 tianbaotravel.com Design and implement a customized trip only catering to your needs. You can also experience the culture and history with our pre-packaged tours, FITs and cruise programs all over the world. TPI Silkway 8899 Odlin Cres. Richmond, B.C. 604-276-2221 tpi-silkway.com A full service, Canada-wide receptive tour operator, TPI Silkway draws on its exceptional record, tremendous resources and global expertise to deliver a comprehensive suite of packages, supported by a dedicated service ethic.

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Zen Travel 550 Highway 7 East, Ste. 309A Richmond Hill 905-709-7777 1-888-977-9797 zentravel.ca Proud to be one of the RTOs accredited by TIAC, offering charter services, tour packages, flight tickets, hotel reservations, etc. You name it, they work on it. It’s going to be an exceptional experience like no other!

TOURISM PARTNERS City of Mississauga 300 City Centre Dr. Mississauga 311 discovermississauga.ca Welcome to Mississauga. Canada’s 6th largest city, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Diversity and innate beauty make Mississauga a preferred destination. Whether you choose an activity-packed weekend or a relaxing getaway, your stay will be memorable here. Ports Toronto 60 Harbour St., 416-863-2000 portstoronto.com

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PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomes 2.4 million passengers each year; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada’s largest freshwater marinas; and, Terminals 51 and 52 at the Port of Toronto. Tourism Brampton Brampton City Hall 2 Wellington St. W. 2nd Floor, Brampton, ON 905-874-3601 tourismbrampton.ca Located next door to Toronto’s international airport, Brampton offers natural retreats, state-of-the-art cultural facilities, quality accommodations and more. Contact Tourism Brampton or visit the website for your personal guide.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS Roam Mobile 1-844-338-8880 roammobile.com Roam Mobile rents travel Wi-Fi to business and leisure travellers around the world. Provides secure and affordable mobile Wi-Fi connections, allowing travellers to stay connected, surf the web and SAVE on roaming charges.

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Transportation AIRLINES Air Canada 1-888-247-2262 aircanada.com Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network, and offers travel to 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. Cameron Air 416-233-7663 cameronair.com Cameron Air has been offering exhilarating rides 2,000 ft. above the city for over 20 years. A great addition to any family vacation, our tour will let you experience a unique bird’s eye view of the beautiful Toronto skyline. Greater Toronto Airways 416-363-4141; 1-844-363-4141 flygta.com Greater Toronto Airways offers breathtaking scenic flights of Toronto and Niagara Falls, corporate charters, group package tours to all the great resort destinations and golf courses Ontario has to offer. Porter Airlines 416-619-8622; 1-888-619-8622 flyporter.com Porter, an airline based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, serves regional Canadian and U.S. markets, providing a premium passenger experience based on speed, convenience and service. Westjet 1-888-937-8538 westjet.com Proud to be Canada’s highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country’s top employers. Scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America , the Caribbean and Europe, offering guests destinations in more than 20 countries.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS Francesco’s Limousine Inc. 416-893-2641; 1-866-271-1679 francescoslimousine.ca Francesco’s Limousine and Coach Services can help make even your most complex events a success. We are experienced with group tours, all aspects of event-based logistics management, and a variety of sporting-and cultural-events transportation needs. Luxury Coach 416-746-5466 luxury.to This modern fleet of sedans, limousines, mini shuttle and custom VIP motorcoach offer a distinctive mode for all your transportation needs.

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Call for airport transportation, casino runs, leisure and corporate travel. Niagara Airbus 905-374-8111; 1-800-268-8111 niagaraairbus.com Niagara Airbus offers scheduled and charter transportation between Toronto and Buffalo airports, and Toronto and Niagara regions, as well as sightseeing tours of Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, wineries and casino. Royal Limousine Services Inc. 416-777-2255; 1-800-267-3326 royallimousineservices.com Royal is experienced in servicing local airports, including meet-and-greets. Their chauffeurs are professional, providing reliable, prompt and safe service to and from the airport. Also operating a strong affiliate network and catering to all airport pickups and drops within Canada and abroad. Union Pearson Express (UP Express) 1-844-GET-ON-UP (1-844-438-6687) upexpress.com UP Express is the dedicated air-rail link connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes. UP trains depart every 15 minutes with first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27AM and last train at 12:57AM. Departing Union Station at 5:30AM and last train at 1:00AM.

BUS SERVICES Bus Company of Toronto 416-945-3414 torontobusco.com Toronto Bus Company offers ground transportation services with minivans, SUVs, executive mini-coaches, highway coaches, luxury sedans and limousines. Can-Ar Coach Service 905-738-2290; 1-800-387-7097 can-arcoach.com Offering well-equipped, 32-, 47- and 55-passenger luxury motorcoaches, this service specializes in group charters and airport and local transfers. Sightseeing and North America-wide touring. Itinerary planning assistance available. Special 49-passenger activity coach rates available. Coach Canada - A Stagecoach Group Company 416-961-9666; 1-800-461-7661 coachcanada.com Quality passenger transportation since 1956, operating one of the largest, most modern fleets of highway coaches in Ontario. 56-passenger motocoaches are available with air conditioning, washrooms, DVD player and wheelchair accessibility. 33-passenger mini-coaches, with the same amenities.

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Dignity Transportation Inc. 416-398-2222; 1-866-398-2109 dignitytransportation.com Ontario’s oldest and largest service providers for those with special needs, Dignity Transportation offers over 50 accessible vehicles, such as vans, buses, a coach, plus North America’s only wheelchair-accessible limousine. Transportation provider for 2015 Parapan Am Games. First Student Canada 1-866-652-4352 firstcharterbus.com First Student Charter Bus Rental provides customized solutions for your group transportation needs. With the most advanced driver safety training in the industry, we ensure your safe and timely arrival. Francesco’s Limousine Inc. 416-893-2641 1-844-893-2641 francescoslimousine.ca Francesco’s Limousine Services can help make even your most complex events a success. We are experienced with group tours, all aspects of event-based logistics management, and a variety of sporting-and cultural-events transportation needs.

Greyhound Canada Transportation 416-594-1404; 1-866-313-0339 greyhound.ca Specializing in group tours, sightseeing, conventions, airport transfers, meetings and incentive transportation. Buses seat up to 50 passengers, fully equipped with restrooms and reclining seats, and are climate controlled for year-round comfort. Offering wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Sit back and leave the driving to us. Luxury Coach 416-746-5466 luxury-coach.com A modern fleet of sedans, limousines, club vans, mini-coaches, luxury coaches, executive coaches and 48- to 56-passenger highway coaches. Call for airport transportation, casino runs, leisure and corporate travel. Niagara Airbus 905-374-8111; 1-800-268-8111 niagaraairbus.com Niagara Airbus services conferences and special events, offering airport transfers, Niagara Falls tours, Toronto city tours, Buffalo airport service and custom winery tours. The fleet includes mini-coaches, coaches and town cars. Service is 24 hrs.

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Transportation Pacific Western Transportation Ltd. 905-564-3232; 1-800-387-6787 PacificWesternToronto.com Pacific Western provides luxury charter coach services for corporate, sports or group events. Featuring day trips, shuttle services, airport transfers and more. Our entire fleet is equipped with seat belts. Our ultimate promise to you: safely home! Star Coach Services 416-516-7433 starcoachservices.ca Recognized as one of Toronto’s safest, most reliable & affordable charter operator, we have built our success on a unique brand of service, dependability & economical rates. We offer Toronto’s most diverse range of buses including school buses, coaches, mini-coaches, trolleys & double-decker buses.

LIMOUSINES Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation 905-670-5466 1-800-313-7262 benningtonlimo.com With more than 40 years’ experience, Bennington is a full-service transportation company offering transportation services to the corporate and VIP market in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Community Transport Group 1-877-967-0888 ctgcanada.ca Proud to offer Canada’s most complete and premium ground transportation fleet. Including vintage Rolls-Royce models and other classic vehicles for leisure and corporate experiences. It is our mandate to provide top quality unprecedented services with a local touch, in a global region. Dignity Transportation Inc. 416-398-2222; 1-866-398-2109 dignitytransportation.com One of Ontario’s oldest and largest service providers for those with special needs, Dignity offers 50 accessible vehicles, such as vans and buses, plus North America’s only wheelchairaccessible limousine. Francesco’s Limousine Inc. 416-893-2641; 1-844-893-2641 francescoslimousine.ca Francesco’s Limousine provides comfortable and elegant airport transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport and surrounding private airports. Our highly trained and friendly chauffeurs will ensure you arrive at your terminal on time for your flight.

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