Explore Toronto

There are numerous attractions near the hotel and in the downtown area. Check out some of the links below and start exploring Toronto! Most of these recommendations are within walking distance of the hotel, or a short transit or taxi ride away.

Our Twitter page lists lots of fun, upcoming and ongoing activities. Toronto.com Events is another useful resource for visitors. For concert listings, check out concertsto.com.


Upcoming and Current Events:

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale – March 25-29 – Direct Energy Centre

“Spring brings the One of a Kind Show back to Toronto. Over 800 artisans and designers present their handcrafted goods to Toronto shoppers. The spring show tends to focus on wood, ceramic and glass pieces. This show started out as a humble trade show in the mid-seventies and exploded into one of Toronto’s largest exhibitions of original arts and crafts. Everything on sale at the One of a Kind show is made by North American artists.”

Total Health Show – April 17-19 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

“The Total Health Show informs the public about the latest trends in the health industry, and how to get on track with a healthy lifestyle. This year’s show includes guest speakers discussing tips and information on how to achieve total health, workshops, panel discussions, exhibits and a film festival.

Hot Docs – April 23 to May 3, 2015 – Various Locations

“Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, presenting an outstanding selection of films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs also mounts a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.”

Canadian Music Week – May 1-10, 2015 – Various Locations

“Now in its 32nd year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. CMW combines informative, intensive conferences, cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. Canadian Music Fest spans 5 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.”

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival – May 1-31, 2015 – Various Locations

“Scotiabank CONTACT is the month-long festival of photography takes place at over 175 venues across the Greater Toronto Area from May 1 – 31. As the largest photography festival in the world, Scotiabank CONTACT has become a premiere cultural event with a broad range of international programming. Scotiabank CONTACT participants, whether acclaimed international artists or local emerging photographers, exhibit in a variety of venues, from major public museums to private galleries and many alternative spaces including billboards, Pearson International Airport and the facades of significant cultural buildings.”