Best Attractions absolutely in toronto – part 2

Tennis Canada, Rogers Cup
presented by National Bank
1 Shoreham Dr., Rexall Centre,
416-665-9777; 1-877-2-TENNIS
rogerscup.com
August 2 to 10, 2014. Welcoming back the best in men’s tennis to compete in the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre, York University. Visit rogerscup.com or call for details. 14274 13657

The International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
235 Queens Quay West, Harbourfront Centre
416-973-4760
ifoa.org
October 23 to November 1, 2014. IFOA includes a world-renowned annual literary festival and a weekly reading series. Presents a wide range of readings, round table discussions, onstage interviews and book signings with authors from around the world. 16076 19679

The Word on the Street
Queen’s Park Circle
416-504-7241
thewordonthestreet.ca
September 2014. A book lover’s paradise with a marketplace of over 250 book and magazine exhibitors, The Word on the Street features readings by hundreds of Canadian authors, as well as writing workshops. Check our website for more information. 14451 17497

TIFF Kids International Film Festival
350 King St. West,
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square
416-599-TIFF; 1-888-599-8433
tiff.net/tiffkids
April 8 to 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world—films that take children and parents out of the everyday and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. 16312 20547

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues &
Jazz Festival
Port Credit, ON
905-271-9449
southsideshuffle.com
September 5 to 7, 2014. The 16th annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle, Port Credit’s Blues & Jazz Festival is Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras, featuring Canadian and international musicians throughout the village. 14487 17843

Toronto Chocolate Festival
416-923-4686
torontochocolatefestival.com
October 11 to November 2, 2014. During this decadent city-wide festival, Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including the world-famous Chocolate Ball and the Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show, celebrate everything chocolate. Roy Thomson Hall, The Eglinton Grand and various Toronto locations. 14628 18943

Toronto Garlic Festival
550 Bayview Ave., Evergreen Brick Works
416-888-7829
torontogarlicfestival.ca
September 21, 2014. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evergreen Brick Works. Come for Ontario garlic, stay for delicious garlic-inspired dishes by local chefs! Pair meals with craft beer or wine and engage in talks, demos, contests. Free shuttle from Broadview Station.

Toronto International BrazilFest
1200 Lansdown Ave., Earlscourt Park
416-358-9820
brazilfest.ca
July 2014. The 11th annual Toronto International BrazilFest (AKA BrazilFest Toronto) is Canada’s largest Brazilian cultural event dedicated to showcasing Brazilian culture, including its food, dance and music. 14403 16480

Toronto International Film Festival
350 King St. West,
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square
416-599-8433; 1-888-599-8433
tiff.net
September 4 to 14, 2014. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city. Visit our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox to get into the festival spirit year-round. 14411 16811

Toronto Just for Laughs Festival
514-845-3155; 1-888-484-HAHA (4242)
hahaha.com
Including prestigious galas hosted by comedy’s biggest stars, multicultural programming, free outdoor concerts and street arts all taking place in the heart of downtown Toronto. 14452 17521

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
100 Queen St. West, Nathan Phillips Square
416-408-2754
torontooutdoorart.org
Early July. At Canada’s largest juried outdoor art exhibition, hundreds of artists exhibit and sell their work. The exhibition attracts more than 100,000 attendees. 14002 57

Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place
416-635-9889
beerlicious.ca
July 25 to 27, 2014. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring over 300 brands on site, this is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage! 19+ event, no kids, no pets, no exceptions! 15761 19624

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
100 Princes’ Blvd.,
Direct Energy Centre,
Exhibition Place
905-361-2677; 1-888-695-2677
torontosportshow.ca
February 6 to 9, 2014. For 67 years, Canada’s biggest and best outdoors show has been the
national showcase for products related to hunting, camping, boating, fishing, travel and outdoor adventure. One-stop shopping and entertainment, all under one roof. 14070 269

Waterfront Blues
1798 Queen St. East
416-698-2152
waterfrontblues.ca July 11 to 13, 2014. The 10th annual Waterfront Blues is a free Blues festival. Select Blues artists appear in a stunning open-air setting where music comes alive for three days along Toronto’s dynamic waterfront. 14650 19041

Woofstock
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
416-234-WOOF (9663)
woofstock.ca
June 2014. Woofstock is North America’s largest outdoor festival for dogs. This free admission, two-day party features entertainment, contests and a consumer showcase offering the latest in canine fashions, furnishings and food! 16088 19680

WorldPride 2014 Toronto
14 Dundonald St.
416-927-7433
worldpridetoronto.com
WorldPride 2014 Toronto is a 10 day international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA communities. It highlights Canada’s continued progress in human rights and the diversity and dynamism of Toronto. Spectacular opening and closing ceremonies, and Pride parade. Visit the website for more WorldPride2014 event highlights. 14430 17265

Gaming
Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd.,
Niagara Falls, ON
1-888-325-5788
fallsviewcasinoresort.com
Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant resort in Canada. A world-class casino with 3,000 slot machines, 180 gaming tables and a 374-room hotel. 14813 15781

OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack
555 Rexdale Blvd.
416-675-1101
olg.ca
Experience 2,000+ slot machines (from 1 cent to $5), free live entertainment on Fri. and Sat. nights, dining and horse racing. Only 20 minutes to downtown Toronto. Open 24 hrs., seven days a week. 14228 11808

Gardens & Parks
Allan Gardens Conservatory
19 Horticultural Ave.
416-392-7288
toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/
conservatories&greenhouses Open 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Allan Gardens features six greenhouses comprising more than 16,000 sq. ft. of colourful seasonal plants that supplement the permanent plant collection. 14345 15254

Ashbridge’s Bay Park
1675 Lakeshore Blvd. East
311
toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/ashbridge.htm Ashbridge’s Bay Park is a park, marina, natural habitat, softball venue and one of Toronto’s top places to be in the warmer seasons.

Centennial Park Conservatory
151 Elmcrest Rd.
416-394-8543
toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/centennialgdns.htm The Centennial Park Conservatory features 12,000 sq. ft. of interesting plant collections in three glasshouses and offers six seasonal flower shows. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking is free. 14338 15247

Charles F. Watson Family Gardens
Peel Village Pkwy. (east side of Hwy. 10),
Brampton, ON
tourismbrampton.ca
These showpiece gardens are an oasis of colour, situated along the Etobicoke Creek Trail, located at Hwy. 10, on the east side at Peel Village Parkway. 14601 18799

Claireville Conservation Area
Albion Rd (Hwy 50), north of Steeles Ave.,
Brampton, ON
416-661-6600
trcaparks.ca
A large, relatively dense forested retreat in the southeast corner of Brampton, Claireville
Conservation Area contains some significant heritage features for the city. Claireville is a passive conservation area, preserving local wildlife and natural landscape. 14599 18797

Cummer Skateboard Park
6000 Leslie St.
416-395-7803
toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/cummer.htm This 1,440 sq. m facility is designed to replicate elements of the street, including stairs, railings, benches and curbs. Open during daylight hours only; admission is free. 14339 15248

Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park
9050 Bramalea Rd., Brampton, ON
905-458-6555
tourismbrampton.ca
Escape from the winter weather in the greenhouse, or bask in the gardens under the summer sun. The gardens and greenhouse are located at the south end of the park, fronting Queen Street East. 14603 18801

Edwards Garden
755 Lawrence Ave. East
311
toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/edwardsgdns.htm Edwards Gardens features colourful floral displays, rock gardens, butterfly gardens, theme gardens, secluded pathways and picturesque bridges over Wilket Creek, which is home to geese and ducks. Edwards Gardens is also the home of the Toronto Botanical Garden. 14478 17794

Eldorado Park
8520 Creditview Rd.,
Brampton, ON
905-874-2860
tourismbrampton.ca
Eldorado Park is a popular Brampton public recreational park, offering places to fish, walk, picnic and relax along the riverbanks. Eldorado is also home to the only outdoor public pool in Brampton.

Franklin Children’s Garden, The
Centre Island via Ferrydocks at
9 Queens Quay West
311
toronto.ca/parks/franklin/ Inspired by Franklin the Turtle, the garden is a special place to play in and learn from, to discover nature and to enjoy the great adventure of learning. 14480 17796

Gage Park
Main St. South &
Wellington St. West,
Brampton, ON
905-874-2300
tourismbrampton.ca
The landmark gazebo and skating trail mark the entrance of Gage Park, Brampton’s first municipal park. Set in Brampton’s historic downtown, Gage Park offers rollerblading, jogging, a children’s play area and splash pad. 14602 18800

Heart Lake Conservation Area
10818 Heart Lake Rd.,
Brampton, ON
416-667-6299
trcaparks.ca
Brampton’s multi-purpose recreation park, Heart Lake Conservation Area takes its name from the spring-fed kettle lake, which is roughly shaped like a heart. Located within the Etobicoke Creek watershed, the park has attracted more than 5 million visitors since it opened in 1957. 14598 18796

High Park
1873 Bloor St. West
311
toronto.ca/parks/highpark A 400-acre wilderness park right on the subway line,
High Park offers miles of nature trails plus a trackless train, zoo, children’s garden, adventure playground and a restored 1837 cottage. 14476 17792

HTO Park
399 Queens Quay West
311
toronto.ca/harbourfront/index.htm
From the urbanity to the north and the islands to the south, this picturesque atmosphere allows you to rest and relax by the waterfront. 14479 17795

Loafer’s Lake
30 Loafer’s Lake Ln.,
Brampton, ON
905-846-2370
tourismbrampton.ca
Along the Etobicoke Creek, picturesque Loafer’s Lake is a popular place for relaxing and taking photographs. Start your walk along the Etobicoke Trail here. 14642 19011

Music Garden
475 Queens Quay West
311
toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/music-garden With its garden design, the Music Garden uses nature to interpret Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each movement within the suite corresponds to a different section in the garden. Open year-round; admission is free.

Niagara Parks Commission
6650 Niagara Pkwy., Table Rock Welcome Centre,
Niagara Falls, ON
1-877-642-7275
niagaraparks.com
This Falls experience features top Niagara attractions including Niagara’s Fury, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk, Butterfly Conservatory, garden and nature areas, champtionship golf courses and War of 1812 historic sites. 14150 1065

Professor’s Lake
1660 North Park Dr., Brampton, ON
905-791-7752
tourismbrampton.ca
Professor’s Lake is a man-made, spring-fed lake spanning 65 acres. It features well groomed sandy beaches and is used extensively for windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, paddle boating and fishing. 14600 18798

Tommy Thompson Park
3 Leslie St., Leslie Street Spit
416-661-6600 x 5770
tommythompsonpark.ca
The park has become well known as a significant nesting and staging area for a wide range of birds and other wildlife. More than 290 bird species have been observed on site. 14477 17793

Toronto Blue Flag Beaches
Toronto Islands
311
blueflag.ca
Centre Island Beach, Gibraltar Point Beach, Hanlan’s Point Beach and Ward’s Island Beach are all found on the Toronto Islands. Take the ferry at the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay. For ferry info, call 416-392-8193, from June to September. 14485 17835

Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave. East
416-397-1340
torontobotanicalgarden.ca Designed to educate and inspire, Toronto Botanical Garden offers 17 award-winning themed gardens and year-round programs and events for all ages on gardening, horticulture and the greening of Toronto. 14392 16389

Toronto Ontario Temple
10060 Bramalea Rd.,
Brampton, ON
905-799-1122
ldschurchtemples.com/toronto/ Toronto Ontario Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brampton features gardens and impressive fountains. The Temple’s gardens are open to the public during the growing seasons: Sat. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun., Tues. to Fri. noon to 8 p.m. Closed Mon. The Temple respectfully requests that there be no smoking or picnicking on the grounds. 14640 19008

Trinity Public Labyrinth at Trinity Square Park
Trinity Square Park (behind 483 Bay St.)
311
labyrinthnetwork.ca/toronto.htm
Toronto’s first outdoor labyrinth in a public park, the
Trinity Public Labryinth was created out of turf grass
and is 77 feet in diameter. Open late spring until the
snow comes. Admission is free. 14344 15253

Golf Dentonia Park Golf Course
781 Victoria Park Ave.
416-392-2558
toronto.ca/parks/golf/dentonia Without a doubt, this is one of the finest and most challenging par 3 facilities in Ontario. It’s perfect for beginners or advanced players sharpening their short shots. 15869 19643

Don Valley Golf Course
4200 Yonge St.
416-392-2465
toronto.ca/parks/golf/don The city’s premier course is well known for its lush landscape and spectacular golfing. Don Valley is a fairly challenging course that will interest and appeal to more experienced golfers. 15865 19642

Glen Abbey Golf Club
1333 Dorval Dr.,
Oakville, ON
905-844-1800
glenabbey.clublink.ca
Canada’s most famous golf course, which is open to the public. The iconic clubhouse features exquisite dining at Eighteen at Glen Abbey restaurant. Visit our website for more information about our Club Link Academy. 14814 423

Humber Valley Golf Course
40 Beattie Ave.
416-392-2488
toronto.ca/parks/golf/humber A unique course suitable for all ages and skill levels, it challenges golfers with its combination of links and valley lands. Players need to focus on precision, accuracy and patience. 15857 19640

Lionhead Golf & Country Club
8525 Mississauga Rd., Brampton, ON
905-455-8400
golflionhead.com
Two championship golf courses are available for corporate golfing events and public play. The clubhouse offers luxurious banquet and reception areas and locker rooms. 14093 421

Scarlett Woods Golf Course
1000 Jane St.
416-392-2484
toronto.ca/parks/golf/scarlett
This executive-length course is popular with both novice and expert golfers. It’s great for players who are short on time but not willing to sacrifice a quality experience. 15861 19641

Tam O’Shanter Golf Course
2481 Birchmount Rd.
416-392-2547
toronto.ca/parks/golf/tam
Nestled beside the Highland Creek, this course provides a serene setting for golfers to try both patience and concentration. The links, holes and water hazards require focus and attention. 15853 19639

The Club at Bond Head
4805 7th Line,
Bond Head, ON
905-778-9400
bondhead.clublink.ca
One breathtaking location, two magnificent award-winning courses, both open to the public. The stunning clubhouse can accommodate up to 350 and is perfect for meetings, conferences, tournaments and weddings. 14417 16918

Wooden Sticks Golf Club
40 Elgin Park Dr., Uxbridge, ON
905-852-4379
woodensticks.com
Wooden Sticks is a public golf course featuring 12 of 18 golf holes inspired by famous holes from the PGA. The inclusive golf package includes carts, snacks, practice facilities and two meals with regular green fees. Accommodations are available in the on-site cabins. 14815 14814

Museums / Historic Houses /
Education
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan
Mandir & Heritage Museum
61 Claireville Dr.
416-798-2277
toronto.baps.org
This unique-to-Canada architectural monument is hand-carved with 24,000 pieces of marble and stone. Discover the more than 10,000-year-old heritage of India. Admission is free to the Mandir. 14517 18124

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St. West
416-979-7799
batashoemuseum.ca
With over 13,000 shoes in the collection, as well as changing exhibitions, family-friendly programming and a unique gift shop, each visit to the Bata Shoe Museum is a new experience! 14034 124

Benares Historic House –
Museums of Mississauga
1507 Clarkson Rd. North,
Mississauga, ON
905-615-4860
museumsofmississauga.com
Step into the past and capture a taste of life in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Shed light on the past with the Museums of Mississauga. 14154 1178

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.
416-736-1733
blackcreek.ca
Step into Canada’s past and explore an authentically recreated 1860s Ontario country village. Enjoy more than 40 restored homes, trade shops, public and farm buildings, interpreters and artisans in period dress. Open daily, May 1 to December 23. Call for hours. 14012 78

Bradley Museum –
Museums of Mississauga
1620 Orr Rd.,
Mississauga, ON
905-615-4860
museumsofmississauga.com
Step into the past and capture a taste of life in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Shed light on the past with the Museums of Mississauga. 14526 18205

Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St. West
416-597-0227
campbellhousemuseum.ca
Built in 1822, Campbell House is the oldest surviving building from the Town of York. The museum celebrates contemporary responses to its unique heritage setting through cultural activities focusing on food, wine, art, theatre, music, history and community.

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