Press Release:
Enjoy an Extra Night of Fun in Toronto this Summer on Tourism Toronto

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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TORONTO (July 4, 2013) – Escape your daily routine and visit Toronto this summer! Toronto’s summer sizzles with its numerous festivals, events and new attractions. Enjoy an extended weekend of great restaurants, shopping, festivals and sightseeing in Toronto on us with Tourism Toronto’s Stay 2 nights, 3rd Night Free Package available at www.SeeTorontoNow.com. The package starts at $245 (based on double occupancy) and includes:

  • Two nights’ hotel accommodations (plus an extra night on us!) at a downtown Toronto or surrounding area hotel
  • Tickets to one or more Toronto attractions, theatre productions or special exhibits such as the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Toronto Zoo, or catch a performance of Cats or The Wizard of Oz.

Attractions

  • The CN Tower’s summer offerings are never ending! From the return of its popular EdgeWalk, considered the “Highest External Walk on a Building” by the Guinness World Record, to its delicious summer menu at 360 Restaurant – one of Toronto’s finest restaurants with its outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 1,000 feet below. New this summer is the Family Pass which offers general admission access to your choice of thrills. Discover spectacular views, walk on air on the world famous Glass Floor or visit the outdoor SkyTerrace. www.cntower.ca
  • It’s Pandamonium at the Toronto Zoo as Er Shun and Da Mao, a breeding pair of Giant Chinese Pandas, make their long-awaited debut. The pandas live in the new, state-of-the-art Panda Interpretive Centre, a climate controlled centre with interpretive and interactive elements for visitors to enjoy year round. www.torontozoo.com
  • Until September 2, 2013, the Ontario Science Centre is hosting Game On 2.0, the world’s largest celebration of video games. From Pong to Guitar Hero, there are more than 150 playable games from across the history of the medium – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables. Game On 2.0 is making its first Canadian appearance and features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, and history’s most influential arcade machines. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of video game entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming. www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario has much to offer any art lover this summer, including a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring photographs, personal objects, and a short film. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a rare opportunity to experience a different side of this rock icon – best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s – through her poetic expression in the visual arts. www.ago.net
  • The Royal Ontario Museum goes BIG this summer with fashion and textiles with a wide-ranging exhibition showcasing textiles and costume that are each in their own remarkable way BIG… BIG in size, BIG in historical importance, BIG in the news, perhaps created by a BIG name, and often carrying a BIG price tag. Funky and unique, 40 objects–both historical and contemporary, range from Egyptian clothing to 18th- and 19th-century Western costumes to 20th-century Haute Couture. Also at the ROM, is Mesopotamia. This impressive exhibition showcasing an innovative society makes its North American debut this summer (until January 5, 2014) and explores over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum. These artifacts, most of which have never been seen in Canada. www.rom.on.ca
  • This summer, Casa Loma is offering its guests one of the best views in Toronto while enjoying a relaxing drink, a barbeque and some musical entertainment on their outdoor terrace. With Casa Loma as yourback drop, and the iconic Toronto skyline view before you, guests take in the fresh air and beauty of their renowned gardens while taking in the sounds of music. www.casaloma.org

Events & Performances

  • Toronto’s summer celebration of food, Summerlicious, returns July 5 to 21 with its delicious prix fixe menus at a wide variety of participating restaurants. Enjoy exclusive lunch menus from $15 to $25 and dinner menus from $25 to $45. www.toronto.ca/special_events/summerlicious
  • Until October, the Harbourfront Centre is offering a world of inspiration, including festivals from across the globe, outdoor dancing, films under the stars, concerts in a garden setting, some of the city’s best summer camps, Toronto’s tastiest menu with, of course, a gorgeous view.www.harbourfrontcentre.com
  • Toronto’s countless music, ethnic and culinary summer events and festivals offer something for everyone. Some highlights include:
    • The popular Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana), an exciting cultural festival of Caribbean music, cuisine, and visual and performing arts takes place July 9 to August 4th. torontocaribbeancarnival.com
    • All that Jazz! From the Beaches International Jazz Festival taking place July 19 to 28 and check out the 2nd annual Brampton Global Jazz and Blues Festival from August 9 to 12. All three jazz events are where jazz legends and lovers come together www.beachesjazz.com; www.torontojazz.com; www.artofjazz.org
    • Experience culture and food at the Pilaros Taste of the Danforth festival taking place August 9 to 11, as it showcases the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music, or check out the 14th Annual Corso Italia Festival featuring food and culture of Toronto’s own Corso Italia. www.tasteofthedanforth.com
    • Mirvish Productions has a full roster of hits this summer, starting with The Wizard of Oz, playing its final performance in Toronto on August 18 before embarking on a North American tour, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical masterpiece, Cats. Later in the year, the legendary musical Les Misérables will open in Toronto on September 27. www.mirvish.com

Get to Toronto on Via Rail Canada www.viarail.ca; get around on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the city’s local transit system www.ttc.ca; and see the sites with the Toronto CityPass which provides admission into five top attractions http://www.citypass.com/toronto

For further information or to book a Toronto hot deal visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com or call 1-800-499-2514.