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Listings culture & recreation City Tours – Toronto 60 Harbour St.; 416-868-0400 www.torontotours.com Be part of Canada’s largest and most vibrant city. Travel along the lively streets with City Tours and enjoy an informative and entertaining narrated city tour. Several daily departures from all downtown Toronto hotels. Genova Tours 134 Sackville St., Ste. 100; 416-367-0380 www.genovatours.com Specializing in walking tours, executive van tours for individuals and small groups, from two hours to all day. More than 30 walking tours. Van tours visit Niagara Falls and Wine Country or Prince Edward County. Gray Line of Toronto 180 Dundas St. W., Ste. 300 800-594-3310, 416-594-3310 www.grayline.ca From famous double-decker, hop-on hop-off city tours to fully escorted Niagara Falls day and evening tours, let them show you the difference experience makes. Also available: day trips to Midland, Wonderland, overnight packages and group pricing. Harlequin Cruises Inc. 1 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-364-6999 www.harlequincruises.com Styled after a Mississippi River Boat, the River Gambler offers fun-filled, Dinner Dance and Luncheon Cruises of the Waterfront. Boasts the largest dance floor on the water. Helicopter Company Inc. Toronto City Centre Airport 888-445-8542, 416-203-3280 www.helitours.ca Incredible sightseeing over Toronto. Specialty excursions, unique touring programs, photographic extravaganzas, heli-tours, heli-sport and heli-exec packages. Operating year-round. A must-do tour in Toronto. Jubilee Queen Cruise Lines 249 Queen’s Quay W., Unit 109 416-203-7245 www.jubileequeencruises.ca Elegant corporate and private charters, public brunch and dinner dance cruises and meeting facilites. Toronto Island, skyline and harbour tours, fireworks cruises, Christmas parties, theme, casino, New Years Eve cruises and more. Klancy II/Gala Yachts Inc. 151 Queen’s Quay E.; 416-866-8489 www.klancyscharters.com Harbour boat charters aboard a beautiful 70 ft. yacht. Toronto’s favourite choice for any type of event (100 passengers max). The quality of service and food cannot be matched. Mariposa Cruises 207 Queen’s Quay W., Ste. 415 866-627-7672, 416-203-0178 www.mariposacruises.com Founded in 1987, Mariposa Cruises is North America’s premier cruiseline. 74 toronto | 2008 Seven world-class vessels docked at Toronto’s Harbourfront provide corporate and social events, harbour tours, Sunday brunch and dinner cruises. Midland Tours Inc. 10 Robert St. E., Penetanguishene 416-777-9177 www.midlandtours.com Cruise the legendary 30,000 Islands on Georgian Bay or Barrie’s beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. Runs May to Oct. Muddy York Walking Tours 416-487-9017 www.muddyyorktours.com Provides a number of themed tours, exploring contemporary and historical Toronto. Telling stories of the city in a fun and enjoyable way. Some of the more popular tours include the Haunted Walks, Crime and Punishment Tour and the 1800s History Tour. National Helicopters Inc. 11339 Albion Vaughan Rd., Kleinburg 866-361-1100 www.nationalhelicopters.com Celebrating 20 years of safe flying. Experience the ultimate view of either Toronto or Niagara Falls. Year-round scenic tours from heliports in downtown Toronto and Niagara-on-theLake. Custom packages available for any size group. Niagara Helicopters Limited 3731 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls 800-281-8034, 905-357-5672 www.niagarahelicopters.com Thrilling guests from around the world with an experience of lifetime for 45 years. Tour showcases the Whirlpool Rapids, American Falls and majestic Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Don’t forget your camera! Niagara Tours 60 Harbour St., 5th. fl.; 416-868-0400 www.torontotours.com The ultimate deluxe Niagara Falls experience all year-round. Fullynarrated tour including Maid of the Mist and lunch overlooking the falls. Day and evening excursions. Convenient downtown hotel pick-ups. Two departures daily. Rogers Centre Tour Experience 1 Blue Jays Way, between Gates 1 & 2 416-341-2770 www.rogerscentre.com A behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Rogers Centre, the world’s first domed stadium with a fully retractable roof. Tours daily, year-round (event schedule permitting). Call for schedule and rates. Segway of Ontario 55 Mill St., Bldg. 9, Ste. 105, 866-405-8687, 416-642-0008 www.segwayontario.com Step into the glorious past of the Distillery District with a guided historical walking tour or ride on the Segway, the self-balancing 2-wheel scooter. Hourly/daily bicycle and E-Bike rentals. ShopDineTour Toronto 341 Eastern Ave.; 416-463-7467 www.shopdinetourtoronto.com Jump on and jump off of our open top double-decker sightseeing buses to experience historical sights, attractions, performing arts, shops, restaurants, festivals and neighbourhoods. Live historical narration and complimentary hotel pick-up provided. Sights on Bikes 416-274-8784 www.sightsonbikes.com Take an amazing guided tour of downtown Toronto on an awesome cruiser bike. See the major attractions and diverse pockets within the city from the perspective of a local for between $25 and $60. Star Coach/Magic Bus 520 Lakeshore Blvd. E. 877-856-6610, 416-516-7433 www.magicbuscompany.com Exciting day tours. $40 Niagara tours offering Journey Behind the Falls, Maid of the Mist, helicopter rides, winery tours and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Toronto city tours, ski/snowboard and summer/winter adventure packages available. Tall Ship Kajama 249 Queen’s Quay W., Ste. 111 800-267-3866, 416-203-2322 www.tallshipcruisestoronto.com Sail aboard traditional 165-ft. threemasted schooner. Sit back, relax, enjoy a cold drink from fully-licensed bar. Six of the finest sailing and motor yachts available for private charter. TAP into TO! Greeters 100 Queen St. W., 6th fl. 416-33TAP-TO www.toronto.ca/tapto Meet a Toronto greeter and have them show you their favourite Toronto neighbourhoods and activities. A free service designed to give you a taste of Toronto. Toronto and Region Conservation 5 Shoreham Dr.; 416-661-6600 www.trcaparks.ca Specializing in the outdoors only 45 minutes or less from downtown Toronto. Cross-country skiing at Albion Hills and from early March to mid-April, the Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival and the Fall Colour Festival at Kortright and Bruce’s Mill. Toronto Harbour Tours 145 Queen’s Quay W., Pier 6 416-868-0400 www.harbourtours.com An entertaining, informative, fully commentated one-hour tour of the Toronto Harbour and Islands. Onehour evening cruises also available during the summer. Several departures daily. Stop on the Toronto Islands when conditions allow. Toronto Hippo Tours 151 Front St. W. 877-635-5510, 416-703-4476 www.torontohippotours.com May-Oct. Offering unique 90-minute land and water sightseeing tours on amphibious buses. Hourly departures from 11 a.m. University of Toronto Historical Tours 25 King’s College Circle 416-978-5000 www.utoronto.ca June-August. Historical walking tours of the downtown campus. Weekdays at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Holidays excluded. Groups of 10 or more must book in advance. ConCert venues Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St.; 416-815-5500 www.theaircanadacentre.com This multi-purpose 18,500-seat facility provides a state of the art curtaining system with full telescopic and balcony seating. The grid system is readily equipped to handle the most sophisticated lighting and stage production. Massey Hall 178 Victoria St.; 416-872-4255 www.masseyhall.com The ‘grande dame’ of local music halls has been a part of Toronto’s music history since 1894. Programming includes pop, rock, classical and contemporary music. Roy Thomson Hall 60 Simcoe St.; 416-872-4255 www.roythomson.com Canada’s premier concert hall presents top international performers and is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto International Film Festival Gala screenings. entertainment ComPleXes / sites Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St.; 416-815-5500 www.theaircanadacentre.com Showcases the finest in professional sports, full-house concerts, family and ice shows. The self-contained 5,800-seat theatre set-up is a stateof-the-art facility hosting midsize concerts and theatre presentations. Air Combat Zone Inc. 5170 Dixie Rd., Mississauga 905-602-4775 www.aircombatzone.com Experience the thrill of flying F/A-18 Hornet air combat flight simulators. PC sim practice, information briefings and the ability to do live head-to-head air combat with up to four people. City Passports 604-694-2489, 877-694-2489 www.citypassports.com A collection of the best attractions in Toronto. The City Passport provides savings of up to 50% off at over 40 top attractions, museums, sightseeing, arts, culture, entertainment, restaurants, pubs and spas.

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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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