Tourism Toronto Press Releases

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What's New & Happening in Toronto (Fall/Winter 2019)

Download the press release: What’s New & Happening in Toronto (Fall/Winter 2019). TORONTO, October 2019 –  Feel the cool air rush into Canada’s Downtown as fall descends on Canada’s largest city. While the leaves begin to change colour, Toronto continues to evolve with new city changes, restaurants, exhibits and fall-focused experiences! Read through our latest “What’s New” for a list of notable updates and happenings around the city. ATTRACTIONS & EXHIBITS Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Early Rubens October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ago.ca The AGO is thrilled to showcase Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) in a new exhibition […]

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SCOTT BECK NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TOURISM TORONTO

Download the press release: SCOTT BECK NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TOURISM TORONTO. TORONTO, September 16, 2019 – Following an extensive international search, Tourism Toronto today announced the appointment of Scott Beck as President and CEO. For the past 14 years, Beck has served as the President and CEO of Visit Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, UT, and will begin his new role on October 15. A proven leader in the destination sales and marketing industry, Beck served on the Executive Committee of Destinations International for six years and served as the organization’s International Board Chair from 2014-2015. “To say […]

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TOURISM TORONTO LAUNCHES NEW DESTINATION CAMPAIGN: LET YOURSELF IN

Campaign invites travellers to go all-in and share in Toronto pride felt across the city Download the press release: LYI Press Release – final. TORONTO, June 19, 2019 – Tourism Toronto is launching a new destination marketing campaign, Let Yourself In – fresh on the heels of the Raptors capturing the NBA title and Toronto’s sense of welcome and diversity seizing the world’s attention. The campaign also arrives as Toronto celebrates another record year in visitation having welcomed 44 million travellers into the city in 2018. “Right now, Toronto’s having a real moment – you can feel the incredible sense pride […]

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TORONTO’S ENERGY ON DISPLAY FOR GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF EVENT PROFESSIONALS

Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Conference showcases Toronto for future meetings and events at a time of unprecedented global exposure Download the press release: MPI WEC 2019 media release – final. TORONTO, June 13, 2019 – Toronto is set to showcase itself as a destination for future events when the city hosts Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (MPI WEC) beginning this weekend. This signature event auditions Toronto to meeting professionals from around the globe at a time when Toronto is capturing the world’s attention thanks to the energy and excitement surrounding the Toronto Raptors and the NBA finals. MPI WEC […]

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WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING IN TORONTO

SUMMER 2019 Download the press release: What’s New Summer 2019. TORONTO, CANADA (June 3, 2019) – Canada’s Downtown caters to the curious traveller this summer with a slew of new experiences waiting to be discovered.  As temperatures rise in Toronto so do the number of events, festivals, openings and outdoor experiences. Read through the latest “What’s New in Toronto” for a full list of updates and happenings around Toronto.   HOTELS The Ritz-Carlton has unveiled new Club level guest rooms, suites and Club Lounge. The design of the rooms and lounge was inspired by the entertainment district, Toronto’s waterfront and […]

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GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY SET TO GATHER FOR SIGNATURE TOURISM EVENT

Download the press release: GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY SET TO GATHER FOR SIGNATURE TOURISM EVENT. Toronto and Ontario showcased for international visitors at Rendez-vous Canada TORONTO, May 24, 2019 – The world’s most influential travel buyers are set to meet with the Canadian tourism industry when they gather in Toronto, Ontario for Rendez-vous Canada. This annual event is Canada’s premier tourism marketplace, bringing together the Canadian tourism industry, with approximately 600 tour operators, travel buyers, agents and wholesalers, from over 30 countries around the world. The event promotes Canadian destinations directly to those that sell travel experiences in international markets.   […]

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TORONTO TAKES TOP SPOT IN TWO GLOBAL TRAVEL RANKINGS

Download the press release: Toronto takes top spot in two global travel rankings(PDF). TORONTO, May 23, 2019 – Two new tourism ranking reports further cement Toronto’s place as a top global travel destination. Toronto hosted more international delegates from meetings, conferences and events than any other city in North America in 2018; the city has also been named the number one North American travel destination preferred by students and teachers. The rankings come as Toronto continues to reach record-breaking levels with 44 million visitors to the city that spend more than $9 billion, annually. Toronto hosted more international meeting delegates […]

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TOURISM TORONTO ISSUES ‘TOURISM TEST’ FOR ONTARIO PLACE

Download the press release: Tourism Test for Ontario Place (PDF). Download the Tourism Test for Ontario Place Infographic: Tourism Test for Ontario Place Infographic (PDF). Download the Tourism Test for Ontario Place Social Graphic : Tourism Test for Ontario Place Social Graphic (JPG). Six priorities to maximize the tourism opportunity of major redevelopment of waterfront lands TORONTO, May 16, 2019 – Tourism Toronto is issuing a ‘Tourism Test’ for Ontario Place – six priorities from a tourism perspective that are essential for the redevelopment of the waterfront lands. The test aims to ensure that the tourism opportunity is a central […]

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WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING IN TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA – SPRING 2019

Download a PDF version of this press release: What’s New & Happening in Toronto, Ontario Canada – Spring 2019 (Press Release PDF). TORONTO, CANADA (April, 2019) – Spring is in the air in Toronto, Canada’s Downtown, as the ever-changing city welcomes new openings, and experiences to its spring line-up.  The season will not disappoint, with festivals, attractions, anniversaries and more! Read through our latest “What’s New” for a full list of updates and happenings around Toronto.   Hotels Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection will add Canada’s first Guerlain Spa opening late spring/early summer. Guerlain, a French perfume, cosmetics […]

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TORONTO’S TOURISM SECTOR MARKS GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY AND ECONOMIC POWER OF BUSINESS EVENTS

Download a PDF version of this press release: Toronto’s Tourism sector marks Global Meetings Industry Day and economic power of Business Events (Press Release PDF) The CN Tower, 3D TORONTO Sign and convention centres set to turn blue on April 4 to shine a light on the economic impact of business meetings, incentive travel, conventions and events Tourism Toronto, its meetings, conferences and events unit Business Events Toronto, and tourism partners are celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on April 4, 2019. The celebration comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2018 for business events that included 26 citywide conventions, […]

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