Tourism Toronto Press Releases

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New Online Restaurant Hub Serves Up Toronto Delivery and Takeout Options

Download the press release: New Online Restaurant Hub Serves Up Toronto Delivery and Takeout Options. TORONTO (April 8, 2020) – In the continuous effort throughout Toronto to support the local economy, a new online restaurant hub has been created with a focus on delivery and takeout options for the city. Powered by Tourism Toronto, To Go Toronto makes it easier for residents to support local businesses while also respecting health guidelines and staying home. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused restaurants across the city to close or shift to delivery and pickup models to remain viable businesses within communities. To Go […]

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Toronto Sets New Visitor Record with 28 Million Visitors in 2019

Download the press release: Toronto Sets New Visitor Record with 28 Million Visitors in 2019. Toronto’s visitor economy drives $6.7 billion in visitor spending for Toronto businesses TORONTO (February 26, 2020) –Toronto has once again set a new visitor record with 28.1 million visitors in the city, topping 2018’s 27.5 million visitors.* Visitors to Toronto spent $6.7 billion in the destination in 2019, including restaurants, attractions, transportation, retail and accommodations – nearly $200 million more than in 2018. The new visitor numbers showcase the strength of Toronto’s visitor economy that experienced a decade of growth with more than 4 million […]

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WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING IN TORONTO, Winter 2020

Download the press release: WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING IN TORONTO, Winter 2020. TORONTO, CANADA (January 15, 2020) – There’s no better way to begin a new decade than indulging in your inner curiosities –and Toronto is just the place to inspire and excite your senses. Longer nights and colder temperatures are celebrated in Canada’s Downtown with a wide variety of art and light festivals, new exhibits, restaurants, and shows. This year we’re turning up the volume on winter with Spotlight Weekends and inviting you to get out and do more this season. Take advantage of some of the City’s best […]

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New Campaign puts a Spotlight on Winter in Toronto

Download the press release: New Campaign puts a Spotlight on Winter in Toronto. Bold new campaign introduces four “Spotlight Weekends” for the destination this winter TORONTO, January 8, 2020 – Tourism Toronto today, launched a new campaign for the destination that puts a spotlight on winter and encourages visitors to get out and do more all winter long across the city. The new winter campaign positions the city with a bold message – the truly curious-minded explorers are never stopped by the change in season. Starting this January, Toronto’s winter experience takes centre stage with the introduction of Toronto Spotlight, […]

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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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