Toronto Festivals & Events
Next week sees the start of March Break for some lucky school kids. With that in mind, many venues will be offering activities for those families deciding to stay in the city. There are a couple listed in our Events section.
The Toronto ComiCon is on this weekend down at Exhibition Place.
Coronation Street's Men at Work
Calling all Corrie fans ... Owen Armstrong and Gary Windass are coming to TO in April for one night only to share stories and chat with the audience.
Tickets are still available and if you're interested, you can read more about the evening HERE.
LEGOLAND® - Adult Nights
LEGOLAND® is, of course, a fantastic place to take your kids! But, you gotta know that if you're an adult, you MUST be accompanied by a child otherwise you will NOT be allowed to enter. For this reason, they hold "Adult Nights" - always on a Wednesday. More information
Country 'n' Western Bars in Toronto
Yep, you read that right.. Toronto is now home to not just one, but TWO 'saloons'. They not only serve up excellent eats but are bringing some good up-and-coming Country artists to Toronto.
If you want to pull out and dust off your boots, just head on down to either the Rock íní Horse Saloon (250 Adelaide St. W., above Adelaide Hall) in the Entertainment District Downtown OR over to the Boots & Bourbon Saloon (725 Queen St E) in Riverside (East Toronto).
Both have those infamous Mechanical Bulls and will not disappoint even the hardcore country guy or gal... Yeee Hawww!!
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada
The newest addition to Toronto's tourist attractions is open for business! The aquarium finally opened its doors to the public on Oct 16 and already has been experiencing an overwhelming demand for its tickets online. It's open 365 days of the year and the times vary during the week.
The 135,000 sq. foot (12,500 sq. metre) interactive attraction will showcase more than 16,000 marine animals and over 450 species. Features:
- Jelly Fish Exhibit
- Planet Jellies
- Dangerous Lagoonís underwater tunnel showcasing Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, and Sawfish
- Touch pools with Horseshoe Crabs, Stingrays, and Bamboo Sharks
- Rare and unique lobsters, daily live dive shows and more!
It's situated right at the bottom of the CN Tower at 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto. You can purchase your tickets online or at the door. They also offer passes but these aren't available online. Prices are as follows:
Youth (ages 6- 13): $19.98
Child (ages 3-5): $9.98 Senior (+ 65): $19.98
*Kids under 3 yrs: complimentary with adult guardian.
Yonge & Dundas Square is a place where you can experience Free live music, Free movies (during the summer), many FREE events. Or you can just hang out in one of the central spots for people to gather as there is outdoor seating available.
Better still, if you're from out of town, need quick access to online info, especially to help you find your way quickly around Toronto, you will appreciate the FREE Wi-Fi offered by Yonge & Dundas Square, compliments of Wireless Toronto. You can also pick up your concert or show tickets from the "TO Tix" booth which is partly covered from the 'elements'.
I am keeping this information on the front page as I believe it's definitely worth checking out, especially when weather's not so good. Now in the Guiness World Record book, this underground heaven is busy throughout the year.
During the summer, using the PATH is a great way to keep cool whilst checking out the numerous stores hidden under the downtown core of Toronto and during the winter, you stay warm and dry. And if you're in the downtown core (financial district at King/Bay area) and it appears to be kinda quiet on the streets during the week, just head underground and you'll find everyone there.
Remember, if you feel lost (and it's so easy to do on the PATH! - just ask, hopefully you'll ask a local!!
Updated: Mar 5