Press Release:
Take Your Love to New Heights on Valentine’s Day 2013

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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TORONTO (January 28, 2013) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Toronto for an unforgettable and unique romantic experience. Skate the night away with your Valentine, experience an incredible show, shoot Cupid’s arrow, or enjoy a revolving view of Toronto from 1,151 feet up. There’s so much for you and your Valentine to enjoy in Toronto, you’ll want to do it all.

Couples coming to Toronto can also take advantage of the popular Attractions & Events Package starting from $105 per night, which includes hotel accommodation for up to six nights and tickets to one or more of Toronto’s popular attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Segway Tours, Casa Loma, and more. For more information, visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com or call 1-800-499-2514.

Valentine’s Day activities in Toronto include:

Attractions & Events

Try something unique with your sweetheart and join NCCP trained archery coach Shawn Adams at Casa Loma on February 16th for an opportunity to learn the sport of archery. After the initial training, couples will take part in paired-themed games! $45.00 + HST/person www.casaloma.org

Take your love to new heights by visiting the CN Tower for a romantic adventure. Love is always in the air at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto’s most romantic restaurants, where award- winning cuisine and ambiance set hearts spinning. While Valentines continues to be a popular sold out occasion at the CN Tower, many romantics visit all year round and also return to celebrate weddings and anniversaries www.cntower.ca

On February 16th skate the night away with your Valentine on the Natrel rink at the Harbourfront Centre and join DJ Lissa Monet as you remember your first dance, reminisce good times, rehash sweet memories and above all revive love with this special skating experience. www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Cuddle with your sweetheart at Ed Mirvish Theatre on February 14th and enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz, an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. This new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. www.mirvish.com/shows/thewizardofoz

Impress your Valentine on February 14th with one of music history’s most influential works, Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Presented by The Canadian Opera Company, legendary director Peter Sellars brings the fully-staged version of his original, awe-inspiring production to North America for the first time. COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through this rapturous, landmark score. Single tickets for Tristan und Isolde are $12 – $390 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30). www.coc.ca

Love is in the air this February, as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra celebrates the Valentine’s month with a collection of rich orchestral concerts. Treat your sweetheart to the early gift of music, as the Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 alongside Peter Lieberson’s song-cycle, inspired by Pablo Neruda’s Nobel Prize-winning love poems (January 31 & February 2). Audiences can indulge in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (February 13, 15 & 16). Love Will Keep Us Together is certain to get hearts racing, as TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the TSO in a sampling of classic romantic melodies and love songs from popular Hollywood films (February 19 & 20). www.tso.ca

Food & Tours

Mysteriously Yours will be featuring a mystery dinner theatre show called “Once Upon a Murder” February 14 ($66 per person) and February 16. The dinner theatre show will also include dancing ($80 per person). www.mysteriouslyyours.com

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s Valentine’s Day Couple’s Package is available from February 8 to 17th, and priced at $99. It includes admission for two, split of champagne and glasses, framed-photo, and much more. www.medievaltimes.com

The Sultan’s Tent & Cafe Moroc is celebrating Valentine’s Day from February 13th to 17th with a 4-course specially designed premium menu & belly dancing performance! www.thesultanstent.com

In addition to a special Valentine’s Day menu, Paese Ristorante on King Street has a Valentine’s promotion, Want to put your Love on Display? Three lucky couples will get exclusive seating in the warm Winter Wonderland room for 2, and everyone passing by will be able to see them, therefore putting their love on display for all to see! Winners receive a complimentary bottle of rosé champagne and bouquet of a dozen roses. Lucky couples will be drawn February 13th. www.paeseristorante.com

Le Dolci is offering the following hands-on, fun, foodie classes before Cupid’s day of love: Le Dolci’s Valentines Chocolate Truffle Making Evening where each student leaves with a box of chocolate truffles made in class on Friday 8th February 7-9pm $80pp/Couple $130. There is also Valentines’ Weekend Afternoon Tea, where you will join them for traditional afternoon tea filled with heart cookies, eclairs, heart shaped brownies, chocolate truffles, heart-shaped finger sandwiches and more delectable treats for lovers on Sunday February 10th from 3.30-5.30pm $35pp/Couple $65. Check out Cookie Decorating for Lovers on Tuesday February 12th. 7-9pm. $80pp – Couple $130 or Valentine’s Day Cupcake and Champagne afternoon where you can treat your loved one to an afternoon of champagne and cupcakes with each guest leaving with a dozen cupcakes. $80pp – Couples $130. www.ledolci.com

Foodies on Foot will educate and thrill foodies for Valentine’s Day with a variety of events. On February 9 & 10, they will host the Sweets & Treats Food Tour, which is a tour filled with sweet surprises as we visit several Valentine’s Day themed food stops. On February 14th they will hold a special tour, Bubbles & Bliss, which will be a playful and interactive tasting experience showcasing local and international champagne. On February 16, Foodies on Foot are offering the Share the Love Food Tour with car2go. Prices vary. www.foodiesonfoot.ca

Tasty Tours is offering two Valentine’s Day Sweets & Chocolates Tours on Sunday, February 10 at 11:30am and 2pm. For only $30 per adult, participants will take a leisurely stroll through the lovely Kensington Market while sampling a smorgasbord of sweets, from Valentine’s Day favourites to everyday goodies. At the same time, learn more about the fascinating history of sweets and the sweetest season of the year. www.tastytourstoronto.com

Shopping

Shop the awesome selection of your favourite stores at Erin Mills Town Centre and treat your Valentine to the perfect gift! Choose from over 180 stores offering Fashion, Beauty, Spa, Jewellery, Electronics, Stationery and more, all conveniently located at Erin Mills Parkway & Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga. Check out their Valentine’s Day gift with purchase on February 9th to 14th. www.erinmills.ca

Hotels

From February 1st to 28th, invite your Valentine for a pillow fight at The Drake Hotel. The Drake’s Pillow Fight hotel package includes accommodations for two, a special sexy surprise gift and treats upon arrival, a complimentary late check-out, a goose down pillow, custom Drake Hotel pillowcase, along with a Valentine pillow fight invitation shipped to the guest’s sweetheart in advance. The room rates start at 249$ per night plus tax. www.thedrakehotel.com

Unleash your love at Le Germain Maple Leaf Square with the hotel’s amazing Valentine’s Day Getaway package. The package, which starts at $354, includes one night’s accommodation, one bottle of wine, chocolate covered strawberries, breakfast in bed, high speed wireless Internet access, indoor valet parking and late check-out (2 pm). www.germainmapleleafsquare.com/en/home

The Quality Inn Airport West is offering a Romance Package that features an Executive Jacuzzi Suite, wine, chocolates, one dozen roses, bath salts and bubble bath, all for $239 based on the 1 room Jacuzzi suite and $290 based on the 2 room Jacuzzi suite. www.qualityinnairportwest.com

The Westin Prince, Toronto is offering a Valentine’s Package valid weekends in February. It includes an upgrade to a deluxe room, breakfast for two in Seasons, chocolate dipped strawberries & sparkling wine, self-parking and includes gratuities for $169. They also are offering a Valentine’s Dinner Package, valid February 14 to 17th, which includes an upgrade to a deluxe room, breakfast for two in Seasons, chocolate dipped strawberries, self-parking and Valentines dinner in Seasons and includes gratuities for $249. www.westin.com/prince.

Niagara & Wine Country

Sweep your Valentine off her (or his) feet on February 14th, 15th or 16th and experience the romantic setting of the Peller Estates Winery Restaurant while enjoying a sumptuous menu inspired by this special time of year. Choose between a 5-course Tasting Menu for $95 per person or from the 7-course Tasting Menu for $115 per person. Price is exclusive of wine, taxes and gratuities. www.peller.com

Fall in love with Chef Frank Dodd’s 5-course Valentine’s Dinner Tasting Menu at Trius Winery at Hillebrand February 14th, 15th and 16th. Enjoy the ultimate food and wine experience and at the end of the meal, cozy up with that special someone to share delectable chocolate fondue. 5 courses are $90, and wine pairings $35 = $125 plus taxes and gratuities. Wine pairings can be optional for those looking to make their own wine selections. www.hillebrand.com

Visitors can do this and more in Toronto! Visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com or call 1-800-499-2514 for more information.