Toronto, Canada’s Downtown: A Round Up of What’s New and Great!
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A Celebration of National Proportions!
There’s no better time to come to Toronto. 2017 marks the 150th year of Canadian Confederation – and the country is planning a blowout year of birthday festivities. Come celebrate in Toronto! From big-city spectacle to rustic Canadiana, Toronto’s the place to discover all the best the nation has to offer and to learn first-hand what makes Canada well, Canada!
In With the New
Toronto’s brimming with spectacular new venues, including Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, a new plaza at the CN Tower, the stunning waterfront redevelopments to name a few. Yet 2017 promises so much more! Here’s a sample of must-see offerings opening this year:
Hotel X Toronto – The only hotel property on the grounds of legendary Exhibition Place, Hotel X will be a unique lakefront urban resort bringing a cutting edge mix of hospitality, sports and entertainment.
Bisha Hotel and Residences – Bisha is the newest private-label boutique brand to originate in Toronto. Rising 44 storeys, the Bisha flagship property will be situated in the heart of the Entertainment District.
Under Gardiner “Bentway” – The urban trail located under the iconic Gardiner highway will become an evolving space for a variety of activities from performances and exhibitions to farmer’s markets and children’s gardens.
Museum of Contemporary Arts – After relocating to a 55,000-square-foot space, in a heritage-designated building, the MOCA will re-open this fall.
The Buzz is True
Ranked as a top place to visit by The New York Times, Lonely Planet, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Magazine, Toronto is a trendsetting international city of influence and an exciting cosmopolitan destination. Vogue Magazine called Toronto the country’s “cultural capital” and ranked the Queen West neighbourhood as the second-hippest district in the world. Toronto was named fourth best city in the world to experience culture by Foreign Policy magazine and ranked as “the best place to live in the world” by The Economist.
Toronto is easily accessible. 66 airlines offer easy transfers to and from 169 destinations via Toronto’s 2 international airports. And getting to and from said airports is a breeze thanks to Union Pearson Express, which speeds you from Pearson International Airport to the downtown core in 25 minutes, and a new pedestrian walkway connects mainland to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s island location. Therefore, 66+169+2+25 equals easy access to Canada’s vibrant downtown!
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