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Listings culture & recreation Canada’s adventure transportation network. Get off the beaten path— experience amazing scenery, sites, wildlife, adventure activities and all that Canada has to offer. Ride the Moose! Northern Edge Algonquin Inc. 800-953-EDGE, 705-386-1595 www.northernedgealgonquin.com Solar-powered eco-retreat on the edge of Algonquin Park featuring organic food. Offering fully equipped/guided canoe and kayak trips, and year-round programming including yoga, skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. Transportation directly to their facility via train or bus. Sailing for You 416-276-9343 www.sailingforyou.ca Providing adventurous guests with a spectacular view of Toronto Harbourfront, islands and city skyline. Enjoy a fun-filled yet relaxing private sailboat charter, fully catered with captain and crew. 10 passengers max. Voyageur Quest and the Algonquin Log Cabin 800-794-9660, 416-486-3605 www.voyageurquest.com Toronto Island eco-adventures by voyageur canoe, bike, zodiac or kayak. Maple martini bonfire dinners for groups. Algonquin Park three day dogsled and canoe trip adventures with transportation from Toronto. www.ontarioplace.com Kids just wanna have fun at Ontario Place. Enjoy Soak City, Toronto’s only downtown waterpark, the Go Zone for kids, and the Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre. Don’t miss the Canada Dry Festival of Fire. Wild Water Kingdom 7855 Finch Ave. W., Brampton 866-794-WILD, 416-369-0123 www.wildwaterkingdom.com Canada’s largest water park, featuring 16 spectacular slides, Dolphin Bay water playground, half-acre Wave Pool, 1/4 mile Lazy River, batting cages, mini-golf, Caribbean Cove and licensed restaurants. Open Jun-Labour Day. 60,000 sq. ft. Sports Dome open Oct-May. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art 952 Queen St. W.; 416-395-0067 www.mocca.toronto.ca Exhibits and promotes innovative art by Canadian artists. Includes work by non-Canadian artists in group exhibitions, thereby creating a global context for the Canadian cultural voice. Neilson Park Creative Centre 56 Neilson Dr.; 416-622-5294 www.neilsonparkcreativecentre.com Visual arts centre and gallery featuring classes, workshops, community art group activities and gallery exhibitions with a strong emphasis on local and contemporary artists. Varley Art Gallery of Markham 216 Main St., Unionville; 905-477-9511 www.varleygallery.ca Features changing exhibitions from the permanent collection as well as historical contemporary exhibitions drawn from local, national and international sources. The gallery encompasses the historic Kathleen McKay house dating from the 1840s. and show or show only. Student/ senior discounts. group rates. StageWest All-Suite Hotel & Theatre Restaurant 5400 Dixie Rd., Mississauga 800-668-9887, 905-238-0159 www.stagewest.com A 630-seat dinner theatre renowned for its sumptuous buffet and entertaining nightly plays. Also features a 224-room all-suite hotel with indoor pool and water slide. City tours Academy of Photo Arts 238 Supertest Road 866-650-1178, 416-650-1868 www.apaworkshops.com Tour the city with a professional photographer. Expert instructors provide you with hands-on experience and the right knowledge to be a better photographer. Receive a certificate after each tour. Family tours welcome. All About Toronto 27 Clovercrest Rd.; 416-495-TOUR www.allabouttoronto.com Escorted city tours of Toronto and Niagara Falls. All tours customized for groups up to 1,000. Professional, fun, exciting, eighteen languages spoken, plus airport meet-and-greet, coach service, and harbour cruises available. brucebelltours.com 110 The Esplanade, Ste. 906 416-350-1295 www.brucebelltours.com Brings Toronto’s past alive in an informative, humourous and educated way with walking tours of this great city conducted by one of the city’s most respected historians. Bus and Boat Company 606-264 Queen’s Quay W. 416-410-0536 www.busandboat.ca Offering a complete land and water sightseeing package. See the city from their British double-decker buses and enjoy a scenic islands cruise, all for $29.95. 7-day pass $39.95. Chariots of Fire Ltd. 9815 Fourth Line, Milton 866-833-0460, 905-693-8761 www.chariots-of-fire.com Day sightseeing tours of Niagara Falls including Maid of the Mist boat or Skylon Tower observation level, Whirlpool Rapids, Floral Clock, Hydroelectric dams, Queenston Heights, Winery and Niagara-on-the-Lake. $60/ person (tax incl. 3 yrs and under free). City of Toronto Parks – Discovery Walks 100 Queen St. W., 8th floor 416-392-1111 www.toronto.ca/parks A series of free self-guided walks that link the city ravines, parks, gardens, beaches and neighbourhoods. Informative signage will help you experience an area’s heritage and environment. toronto | 2008 73 art & sPeCial eXHiBit Galleries Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St. W.; 416-979-6648 www.ago.net Poised to reopen fully in fall 2008, art classes, online shopping and more are still available while the galleries are closed for construction. Find out more about Transformation AGO at www.ago.net. Bay of Spirits Gallery 156 Front St. W.; 416-971-5190 www.bayofspirits.com Toronto’s finest selection of native art and crafts. Specializing in artwork of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Inuit art and Six Nations’, collectors can choose from totem poles, original paintings and jewellery. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre 225 Confederation Dr.; 416-396-4026 www.toronto.ca/culture/cedar_ridge Built in 1912, this mansion is home to an art gallery and studios, providing classes, workshops and seminars. Innovative exhibitions featuring a variety of media are held from Sep-Jun. Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery 399 The West Mall; 416-394-8628 www.toronto.ca/culture Dedicated to the promotion of art and artists in the community. Displays works from local, national and international sources. Primarily feature artworks of annual shows of art organizations. Monthly exhibits. Gallery 260 260 Richmond St. E., Ste. 100 416-777-0260 www.gallery260.com Fine art and classic cars. Some of the best Canadian artists. Paintings from Norval Morrisseau, Bruno Cote, Albert Rousseau and a spectacular collection of Group of Seven work. The Market Gallery 95 Front St. E.; 416-392-7604 www.toronto.ca/culture Changing exhibitions focus on the art and cultural history of Toronto. Call for hours. Complimentary. BreWeries / Wineries Magnotta Winery 271 Chrislea Rd., Vaughan 800-461-9463, 905-738-9463 www.magnotta.com An exceptional winery experience. Complimentary tours daily at 2:00 p.m. include winemaking, bottling techniques, wine tasting and fine art. Enjoy winery direct prices, over 180 world class VQA and international wines, spirits and beer. Steam Whistle Brewing 255 Bremner Blvd. 866-240-2337, 416-362-2337 www.steamwhistle.ca Come and enjoy Toronto’s own Steam Whistle Pilsner, brewed at the historic railway roundhouse. Open daily. Onsite retail store offers unique merchandise along with fine, fresh beer. Public tours. Private parties. amusement / tHeme ParKs Canada’s Wonderland 9580 Jane St., Vaughan 905-832-7000 www.canadaswonderland.com Home of Canada’s biggest, fastest and tallest roller coaster—Behemoth debuts May, 2008. The park features 200 attractions, 65 rides and 14 coasters along with Splash Works and Kidzville play areas. Open until October 31. Centreville Amusement Park Toronto Islands 416-203-0405, 416-234-2345 www.centreisland.ca Two New Family rides in 2008. Over 30 rides and attractions, restaurants, shops, games, and parkland only a short Ferry ride to Toronto Island. Open May 3 to Sep 28. NASCAR SpeedPark 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., Vaughan 905-669-7373 www.nascarspeedpark.com An exciting race-themed amusement park featuring five racetracks, state-ofthe-art arcade, kiddie rides, laser tag, slot car track, NASCAR simulators, the hottest driver merchandise and more. Group, team building and corporate programs available. Ontario Place Corporation 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W. 866-ONE-4-FUN, 416-314-9900 CaBaret / dinner tHeatre Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 10 Dufferin St. 888-WE-JOUST, 416-260-1234 www.medievaltimes.com Dinner theatre the whole family can enjoy. Cheer your Knight onto victory while enjoying a medieval feast. Open year-round at Exhibition Place. Show days and times vary, reservations required. Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre 2026 Yonge St. 800-NOT DEAD, 416-486-7469 www.mysteriouslyyours.com Participate in the solving of a hiliarious, interactive “whodunit?!” every Friday and Saturday. (Some Thurs. shows, Wed. matinées at Toronto’s Historic Old Mill). Dinner

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Contents
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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