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The Toronto Region is an exciting, vibrant, and dynamic destination featuring striking architecture and venues, terrific cultural offerings, over 9,000 restaurants, a fantastic line-up of arts and attractions, entertainment, shopping, events, festivals and neighbourhoods unlike anywhere else in the world.

Toronto will stimulate your senses, pique your curiosity and satiate your intellect. Its many attractions—architectural features, natural landscapes, museums, galleries, shops, markets and restaurants cater to visitors’ wishes, desires and must-dos.

Walk and shop along Yonge Street, the longest street in the world. Visit Harbourfront, Toronto’s cultural event venue on the waterfront. Take a seven-minute ferry ride to the Toronto Islands—a popular recreational destination with beaches, picnic areas, bike rentals and an amusement park. Tour the Rogers Centre, a domed sports/entertainment stadium with the world’s fully retractable roof. Visit the CN Tower (Edge Walk), Casa Loma, Hockey Hall of Fame, historic Distillery District, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto Zoo, St. Lawrence Market, and, just north of the city, Canada’s Wonderland.

Participate in the regions many festivals and events, exhibits and shows. From classic to contemporary, traditional to the unexpected, Toronto is home to over 140 public galleries, museums and theatres. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) of natural and cultural history, redesigned by internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind. At the Art Gallery of Ontario see the transformation by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Mirvish theatres and Roy Thomson Hall form the core of the Entertainment District, which morphs into club central after the theatres go dark.

Sample of Some of the Extraordinary Sites to see:

Royal Ontario Museum: It is one of the largest museums in North America, the largest in Canada. With more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum’s diverse collections of world culture and natural history contribute to its international reputation. The museum also contains an extensive collection of design and fine arts, including clothing, interior, and product design, especially Art Deco. (Downtown)

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Sports Games: Depending on the season, your group can watch the Leafs, Raptors, Jays, Argos, Toronto FC, Toronto Rock, Marlies or Steelheads in action. (Downtown and Toronto West)

CN Tower: National icon, award-winning entertainment destination, Toronto must-see. Spectacular observation levels, casual or fine dining, 3-D theatre, simulator ride, shopping and trilling Edge walk, the world’s highest “hand’s-free” walk, 356 meters above Toronto.

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Hockey Hall of Fame: Home of the Stanley Cup and the world’s most extensive collection of hockey memorabilia, the ultimate tribute to the fastest game on earth. (Downtown)

Real Sports Bar & Grill: It’s game time in Toronto at Canada’s largest sports bar and restaurant. With a 39-foot HD television screen, 112 beers on tap and an upscale menu. Located adjacent to the Air Canada Centre. (Downtown)

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: The aquarium features a world of 15,000 aquatic animals & an underwater viewing tunnel, more than 5.7 million liters of water, & has over 100 interactive opportunities, including 3 touch pools, featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks & rays.

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Art Gallery of Ontario: With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the redesigned Art gallery of Ontario (by renowned architect Frank Gehry) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America.

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Theatre options: Mirvish Productions, Second City, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, National Ballet of Canada and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. (Downtown)

CITY TOURS

ALL ABOUT TORONTO- CITY TOUR – http://www.allabouttoronto.com Step-on-guide service offering professional tour guides for city tours of Toronto and Niagara Falls. Their guides speak 18 different languages. All tours are customized and offer exceptional value. They also offer airport meet and greet services, bus charters for city tours, evening & dinner transfers, group meals, group attractions, private / family / spousal / shopping / subway / ethnic neighborhood tours.

CITY SIGHTSEEING TORONTO  http://www.citysightseeingtoronto.com
City Sightseeing Toronto is proud to offer you the best ticket in town! Offering Daily Double Decker City Tours and Niagara Falls Luxury Day Tours and Hop On Hop Off City Tours. Enjoy the fun and informative commentary from live guides and take in the city sights as you relax aboard our classic British double-deckers. There more than 20 official stops for you to choose from and your bus ticket is valid for multiple days, allowing you to explore Toronto at your own pace.

Niagara Falls Luxury Day Tours
No visit to Canada is complete without a visit to one of the World’s most impressive and powerful waterfall – Niagara Falls! Climb aboard one of our fully guided luxury coaches and tour the Niagara Region making stops at a local winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Table Rock, Niagara Whirlpool and more.

GRAY LINE OF TORONTO  http://www.grayline.ca
Let Gray Line Toronto show you the difference experience makes. From our famous double-decker, hop-on hop-off city tours to fully escorted Niagara Falls tours Gray Line is “Truly, The Local Expert!” Gray Line Toronto has completed a $50,000 investment on 4 stylish full-sized motor coaches to be exclusively used on our Niagara Falls Full Day Tour, Niagara Falls Freedom Tour, Niagara Falls Evening Light Tour and, Niagara-on-the-Lake with Winery & Niagara-on-the-Lake Tour. For passengers looking for a more relaxed experience while learning about the great history Toronto has to offer, Gray Line Toronto continues to offer our Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour of Toronto aboard London-Style Double Decker’s & Turn of the Century Trolley’s.

TOUR GUYS  http://www.tourguys.ca
Experience Toronto with an engaging tour guide on our scheduled public tours themed around beer, bacon, graffiti, ghosts, death and disasters, or stroll popular neighbourhoods like Kensington Market, the downtown core with the Financial District and City Hall, the beautiful waterfront, or historic Old Town Toronto. We are also available for private and custom group tours. In summer, take advantage of our many free public walking tours!

URBAN EXPEDITIONS  http://www.urbanexpeditions.com
Urban Expeditions is local travel company that curates private city tours and games for sophisticated business and leisure travelers. We offer exciting cultural experiences for groups up to 6 people.

ONTARIO GROUP OF TOURING COMPANIES http://www.ontariogroupoftouringcompanies.com

Ontario Group of Touring Companies is one of Ontario’s premier tour companies serving individuals, groups and corporate clients with a wide variety of elite and distinctive tours. Ontario Craft Brewery Tours, featuring its Ultimate Craft Beer Experience as Ontario’s only such Canadian Signature Experience also offers a variety of other Day and Afternoon “behind-the-scene craft brewery tours” to some of Toronto’s award winning breweries. Ontario Wine and Culinary Tours provide unique daily wine tours from Toronto to Niagara-on-the-Lake and other Niagara Wine Regions by rail or passenger vehicle. Tours include return transportation, knowledgeable guides, and visits to award winning wineries and meals at some of the finest local restaurants.

ART/HISTORIC/ARCHITECTURE TOURS

Art InSite Tours

http://www.artinsite.com Toronto Architecture Tours – http://www.torontoarchitecturetours.com Heritage Toronto – http://www.heritagetoronto.org

BOAT CRUISES/HARBOUR TOURS

MARIPOSA CRUISES

http://www.mariposacruises.com Mariposa Cruises offers the full range of cruise experiences to enjoy Toronto’s spectacular skyline. Mariposa’s Harbour Tours offer lively and informative narration, indoor/outdoor seating, ability to move freely as the scenery dictates, a fully licensed bar, snacks and restrooms. Mariposa’s Scenic Dining Excursions include Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Cruises. Reserved seating, delicious buffet menus prepared by our Executive Chef, licensed bars and DJ for dancing. Mariposa Cruises is an award winning cruise operator and takes pride in their friendly hospitable service. The Mariposa Cruise fleet is also available for private events with boats suitable for groups from 15 to 565 guests.

TALL SHIP KAJAMA, THE

http://www.tallshipcruisestoronto.com This is your chance to sail aboard a traditional 165′ three masted schooner. Only in the Caribbean can this experience be duplicated. Sit back and relax for a sail, while enjoying a full meal cooked fresh on-board or a cold drink from our fully licensed bar. Built in 1930 this vessel is a real piece of history, working under sail for over 80 years. You can help raise the sails, we fire one of our cannons of on every sail, blanks of course.

TORONTO HARBOUR TOURS INC.

http://www.harbourtourstoronto.ca Discover the other side of Toronto – cruising through the scenic Harbour and Islands. This one hour narrated sightseeing cruise includes breathtaking views of Canada’s most dynamic city. An optional stop on the islands allows you to enjoy the gardens, walking paths, beaches, amusement park, bike rentals, and restaurants of the islands.

WALKING TOURS

Bruce Bell Tours – http://www.brucebelltours.ca City of Toronto Parks – Discovery Walks – http://www.toronto.ca/parks/

Mississauga Heritage Foundation – http://www.heritagemississauga.com Culture & Nature Discovery Walk – http://www.redwinginstitute.com Toronto On Foot http://www.torontoonfoot.com

FOOD TOURS

CHOWBELLA TASTE & TRAVEL

http://www.chowbella.ca Chowbella specializes in Toronto food tours, as well as food-and-wine focused excursions to charming destinations in Southern Ontario, including Niagara and Prince Edward County wine regions.

CULINARY ADVENTURE COMPANY, THE

http://www.culinaryadventureco.com As Canada’s largest and best reviewed Culinary Tourism operator, the Culinary Adventure Co. has a Food Tour, Culinary Adventure or Cooking Class for everyone’s palate. Our walking and cultural Food Tours are offered in 11 iconic Toronto neighbourhoods. Food Tours range from an afternoon of strolling and sampling to evening dinner tours.

FOODIES ON FOOT

http://www.foodiesonfoot.ca Experience Toronto’s largest variety of food events with Foodies on Foot™; an award winning food events company. From the signature, award-winning 501 Streetcar Food Tour, to exclusive classes and social dining experiences with the top Chefs and the most creative people in the food industry, to the Ultimate Foodie Experience, which provides couples or groups with a night out that only a food industry insider can provide, Foodies on Foot™ is dedicated to creating the most unique events with a heartwarming approach of connecting people through their passion for food.

SAVOUR TORONTO

http://www.savourtoronto.com
Savour Toronto focuses exclusively on providing tailor-made culinary excursions and activities for locals and visitors, year-round. We offer neighbourhood food tours, social dining experiences, and culinary events. Our tours focus on Toronto’s amazing local cuisine and along the way you’ll learn about the history, architecture and culture of the city’s diverse food scene. Each tour is uniquely tailored to the neighbourhood and theme.

TASTY TOURS

http://www.tastytourstoronto.com Sweet! You’ve just stumbled on Toronto’s award-winning sweets tour – the only experience of its kind in Toronto. Tasty Tours takes you on a walk around different Toronto neighbourhoods, sampling delicious chocolates, cupcakes, churros & more.

THE OLD TORONTO BEER TOUR™

http://www.beerloverstour.com Awarded 2014 and 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence™ awards, The Old Toronto Beer Tour™ is a fascinating all-day experience that explores the thirst-quenching history of Toronto against the back drop of our rich brewing heritage, both past and present. On this fully guided tour you’ll enjoy VIP brewery tours and special ‘tutored tastings’ at Toronto’s best-loved craft breweries: Steam Whistle, Amsterdam and Mill Street Breweries and the newly introduced, Izumi Sake brewery. On the way you’ll also visit historic Fort York, “Corktown” and the Distillery District bringing to life the rich 233 year history of Toronto. This all-day guided tour runs most Saturdays and includes: transportation, lunch, all beer samples, VIP brewery tours, and the services of our engaging beer and history expert host.

HELICOPTER TOURS

National Helicopters Inc. – http://www.nationalhelicopters.com
Niagara Helicopters Limited – http://www.niagarahelicopters.com
Toronto Heli Tours http://www.HeliTours.ca

OUT-OF-TOWN / NIAGARA FALLS TOURS

CHARIOTS OF FIRE LTD.

http://www.tourniagarafalls.com Day tours of Niagara Falls, departing from Toronto. Tours include free time at the Falls and the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Niagara Parkway with picture stops at the Whirlpool Rapids, hydro-electric dams, Floral Clock, and Queenston Heights. Complimentary wine tasting at an estate winery; including Icewine. Travel in comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicles. Visitors from over 200 countries have experienced our award winning, affordable quality tours. Call 905-877-0855.

TRUEXPERIENCES TOURS

http://www.tetours.com TruExperiences Tours features luxury day tours to Niagara Falls (Toronto city tour starts May 2016). Tours feature transportation by deluxe Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, expert tour guides with a maximum of just 15 guests.

NIAGARA VINTAGE WINE TOURS

http://niagaravintagewinetours.com Niagara Vintage Wine Tours provides professional and educational wine experiences in Niagara wine country. Our packages include: Full day with gourmet lunch, Half day with cheese & charcuterie platter, Evening Dinner Tour paired with wine, and private tours in a luxury vehicle. We specialize in custom, group, special events and corporate tours. GTA limo tours also available. We have over 25 years of experience with the wine/culinary/event planning industry. Rated as #1 Wine Tour experience on Tripadvisor since 2010.

St. Jacobs Country

http://www.stjacobs.com Discover St. Jacobs Country, Ontario’s favourite rural destination! Explore the charming village of St. Jacobs boasting fine shops and arts & craft studios. See fascinating exhibits such as The Mennonite Story, a 3,000 sq.ft Model Railway panorama, Quilt Gallery, and Maple Syrup Museum. Relax with great food and drink at The Stone Crock Restaurant, Jacob’s Grill, DH Food & Lodging, the Village Bakery, and Block Three Brewery. Nearby, experience Canada’s largest Farmers’ Market (Thurs & Sat all year, plus Tuesday’s mid-June – August). You’ll find a staggering array of local and imported foods and crafts from 100s of vendors indoors and outdoors. You can even enjoy a horsedrawn trolley tour to a nearby farm (in season). Or enjoy professional theatre by Drayton Entertainment. St. Jacobs Country is located only 80 minutes west of Toronto.

OTHER TYPES OF TOURS

Segway of Ontario – http://www.segwayofontario.com
Toronto Bicycle Tours http://www.torontobicycletours.com

NIAGARA FALLS ATTRACTIONS

A short 1 ½ drive to Niagara Falls, Ontario to see one of the Wonders of the World – Niagara Falls. So many attractions and Ontario Wine tours to select during your visit.

Fallsview Casino Resort – http://www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – http://www.fallsviewwaterpark.com

Niagara Parks Journey Behind the Falls
http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/journey-behind-the-falls.html

Hornblower Niagara Cruises – http://www.niagaracruises.com

IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls – http://www.imaxniagara.com

Niagara Falls Zoom Tours and Bus Charters –http://www.niagarafallsbustours.ca

Niagara’s Fury, Niagara Parks –http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/niagaras-fury.html

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory –http://www.niagaraparks.com

Niagara Parks Commission –http://www.niagaraparks.com

Niagara Parks Golf –http://www.niagaraparksgolf.com

Skylon Tower –http://www.skylon.com

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours –http://www.whirlpooljet.com

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