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New Analysis: Toronto’s visitor economy generates $10.3 billion in economic impact

Download the press release: New Analysis: Toronto’s visitor economy generates $10.3 billion in economic impact. TORONTO, November 25, 2019 – Toronto’s visitor economy is a vital catalyst for the city and regional economy, according to new data prepared for Tourism Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade. The analysis in, Toronto’s Visitor Economy: An Economic Catalyst for the City and the Region, shows that visitors to Toronto generate an economic impact of $10.3 billion annually, from the city’s 27.5 million visitors per year. The significant impact is felt through tax revenue, job creation and growth, and overall spend in […]

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WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING IN TORONTO, HOLIDAY 2019

Download the press release: What’s New & Happening in Toronto (Holiday 2019). TORONTO, CANADA November 2019 –  From favourite holiday traditions to the city’s hottest new restaurants, here are the latest announcements across Canada’s largest city. Click through for a full list of updates on New Events, Annual Holiday Programming, New Year’s Eve, Restaurants, Exhibits and Performing Arts. NEW EVENTS Go Tours Canada is excited to announce all-new 2019 Toronto Christmas Market Walking Tours. Launching with the Christmas Market on Thursday November 14th, the walk features Go Tours’ classic Distillery District history along with limited-time winter stories. Learn about winter […]

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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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