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Visitor resources tasteofthedanforth.com A vibrant community that combines modern Mediterranean life and ancient Greece. Shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. Easy subway access Chester, Pape and Donlands. Enjoy the 15th Annual Taste of the Danforth, Aug. 8-10. Queen’s Quay Harbourfront 249 Queen’s Quay W., Ste. 110 416-596-9821 www.queensquayharbourfront.com Visited by 12 million annually, the Harbourfront is home to beautiful hotels, parks and gardens. Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands form a spectacular backdrop for our many shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Toronto association of Business improvement areas 2257 Bloor St. W.; 416-889-4111 www.toronto-bia.com Develops and implements policies and programs to promote strong, effective and successful Business Improvement Areas in the City of Toronto, to improve the economic and social well-being of the city’s 62 communities. Chinatown 346 Spadina Ave.; 416-979-3988 www.torontochinatownfestival.com Diverse range of shops offering baked goods, herbal medecines, books, videos, household items, and Chinese arts and crafts. Also many jewellery stores, wholesalers of watches, abric, garment, children wear and perfume stores. Toronto entertainment District 157 Adelaide St. W.; 416-926-1337 www.thedistrict.ca The Entertainment District’s mandate is to promote, support and develop the Toronto Entertainment District as North America’s most uniquely diverse entertainment destination and neighbourhood. Unionville – Historic main street 905-477-0117 www.unionvilleinfo.com An award-winning heritage village with unique shops, cafes and restaurants. Year-round festivals and events. One of Ontario’s premier tourist attractions. The Jewel of the GTA. 20 minutes from downtown. Contact for group/bus packages. Yonge-Bloor-Bay 55 Bloor St. W., Ste. 220; 416-922-4211 www.ybba.org Bloor-Yorkville area, the elegant fashion district. Magnificent shops, beautiful restaurants, art galleries and the Royal Ontario Museum. Be entertained at all times. meeting-planning industry. Promotes the professionalism of its members and provides experienced meetingplanning support. Canadian Tour Guide association of Toronto 122–250 The East Mall, Suite 1705 416-410-8621 www.ctgaoftoronto.org Established in 1991. An association of professional freelance guides and tour directors. Multiple languages for private or group tours. Fashion Design Council of Canada 171 East Liberty St., Unit 149 416-922-3322 www.lorealfashionweek.ca Promotes Canadian fashion design talent by linking designers with buyers and media, primarily through L’Oreal Fashion Week (log onto website for info). Greater Toronto airports authority 3111 Convair Dr.; 416-776-3000 www.gtaa.com The private, not-for-profit, corporation managing and operating Toronto Pearson International Airport. Dedicated to elevating the travel experience at Pearson for efficient passenger processes and superior amenities. Greater Toronto Hotel association 207 Queens Quay W., Suite 590 416-351-1276 www.gtha.com Approximately 150 hotels and 35,000 rooms in the GTA comprise this hospitality industry trade association. ontario restaurant Hotel & motel association 2600 Skymark Ave., Suite 8-201, Mississauga 800-668-8906, 905-361-0268 www.orhma.com As the voice of Ontario’s hospitality industry, ORHMA provides effective lobbying at municipal and provincial levels of government as well as money-saving benefit programs, training and education to its members. Toronto association of Business improvement areas 2257 Bloor St. W.; 416-889-4111 www.toronto-bia.com Develops and implements policies and programs promoting effective and successful Business Improvement Areas in the City of Toronto while improving the economic and social well-being of the city’s 62 communities. Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 30 Rory Rd.; 416-241-4566 www.thcc.ca The leading advocate and facilitator for the Hispanic community in Canada and the Canadian community in Spanish-speaking countries. Affiliated with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. www.toronto.ca/cycling/bikeweek May 26: Ride your bike at 9 a.m. from Yonge & Bloor to a free breakfast at City Hall. More than 100 free events citywide. City of Vaughan 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr. 905-832-8521 www.vaughan.ca Experience the city above Toronto — home to Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan Mills, Bass Pro, NASCAR Speedpark, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kortright Centre and Reptilia, plus outstanding golf facilities, dining and brand-new hotels. Green Tourism association 850 Coxwell Ave.; 416-392-1288 www.tourgreen.ca Your gateway to nature, culture and urban adventure. For a free copy of the TourGreen Map of Toronto, log onto www.torontotourism.com. ontario Gay & lesbian Chamber of Commerce 39 River St.; 416-646-1600 www.oglcoc.com A nonprofit group committed to promoting an environment in which the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered business communities in Ontario can thrive. mississauga Tourism 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. 905-615-3200 www.mississaugatourism.ca Responsible for attracting and servicing visitors to Mississauga and Toronto’s west side. Expertise in booking Mississauga sporting venues. sudbury Tourism 200 Brady St. 800-708-2505, 705-673-4161 www.sudburytourism.ca Promotes outdoor adventures in Northern Ontario, unique learning experiences and an active, full-service city that’s 390 km (240 miles) north of Toronto (highways 400 to 69). Tourism Barrie 205 Lakeshore Dr. 800-668-9100, 705-739-9444 www.tourismbarrie.com Perfect for a day trip, Barrie is a 50-minute drive north of Toronto, offering a beautiful waterfront, golf, hiking, festivals, summer theatre and family activities. Tourism Brantford 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy. 800-265-6299, 519-751-9900 www.brantford.ca Corporate group tours available for festivals and tournaments. Open 7 days a week. Tourism Burlington 414 Locust St. 877-499-9989, 905-634-5594 www.tourismburlington.com Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a magnificent waterfront to the Niagara Escarpment. An hour’s drive from Toronto or Niagara Falls. Tourism Hamilton 34 James St. S. 800-263-8590, 905-546-266 www.tourismhamilton.com Just a short drive west of Toronto, Hamilton boasts numerous tourist attractions, such as historic homes, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the waterfalls of the Niagara Escarpment. Tourism oxford 580 Bruin Blvd.; 519-539-9800 www.tourismoxford.ca Stately buildings, serene gardens and nature trails, plus art centres, community theatre, farmers’ markets and plenty of fishing, golf and dining options. Tourism sault ste. marie 99 Foster Dr. 800-461-6020, 705-759-5432 www.saulttourism.com Agawa Canyon tour train and snow train packages. Lake Superior adventure trips. Log onto website for accommodations, dining and more vacation information. Town of markham 101 Town Centre Blvd.; 905-477-7000 www.markham.ca Cultural attractions include the Varley Art Gallery, Markham Theatre and the Markham Museum. York region Tourism 17250 Yonge St., 4th fl., Newmarket 888-448-0000 www.yorktourism.com Historic villages, heritage museums, hiking trails, ice fishing, wineries, studio tours, plus world-class golf courses, Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan Mills and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. North of Steeles Ave. to Lake Simcoe. FINANCIAL Global refund Canada ltd. 905-791-9099 www.globalrefund.com The world’s largest supplier of PST/ VAT refunds for visitors with 200,000+ retail and hotel affiliates. Cash refunds available at all Toronto Pearson International Airport terminals. premier Tax-Free services (Canada) inc. 168 Queen St. S., Suite 205, Mississauga; 905-542-1710 www.premiertaxfree.ca PST tax refunds for visitors on goods — $50 per receipt. Credit card refunds available at Sears (Eaton Centre), Holt Renfrew (Bloor), The Bay (Queen & Bloor locations), Peace Bridge Duty Free in Fort Erie and at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Visa 40 King St. W., Suite 3710; 416-367-8472 www.visa.com The world’s largest retail electronic payments network. Provides processing services and payment product platforms, including consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments. 119 ASSOCIATIONS Canadian society of professional event planners 52 Lowe Blvd., Newmarket 905-868-8008 www.impaccanada.com An association of entrepreneurs in the TOURISM PARTNERS City of Toronto — Bike Week 850 Coxwell Ave.; 416-392-7592 toronto | 2008

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Contributors
David Miller
David Whitaker
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Around Town
Impulse Purchase
On Location
City Gastronomie
Discovery District
Tower of Strength
Crowd Surfers
The Haunting
Starchitects
Super Fans
The Creative City
Fashionable People
The Streets
After Dark
Listings
Culture & Recreation
Accomodations
Restaurants
Shopping
Tour Operators
Transportation
Neighbourhoods of Greater Toronto
Adventures Beyond Downtown
Visitor Resources
Index
2008 Event Calendar
The Lightbox
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