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 – Christmas Show and Sale – November 27 to December 7, 2014 – Direct Energy Centre

Started in 1975, the One of a Kind Show is the largest consumer craft show in North America, with over 800 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople selling handmade gifts, clothes, art, apparel, and more.

The Toronto Christmas Market – November 28 to December 21, 2014 – Distillery District

“This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.”

Winterlicious – January 30 to February 12, 2015 – Various: Over 200 Restaurants

“Winterlicious Toronto brings a series of mouth-watering culinary events and gives you a chance to indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value.”

Toronto Sportsman’s Show – February 5-8, 2015 – Direct Energy Centre

“The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show has introduced many generations to Canada’s outdoor heritage during its 66-year history. Many youth and adults alike had their first fishing, archery and outdoor experiences at the show. That tradition continues with parents bringing their children to experience the same, while outdoor enthusiasts gather to learn about the latest tips and techniques from the pros while experiencing the latest in new products.”

Canadian International AutoShow – February 12 to 22, 2015 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

With over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits, the Canadian International AutoShow offers a fascinating and enlightening experience for motorcar fans.

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.”