ED-MEDIA 2010 venue: Westin Harbor Castle, Toronto (on Lake Ontario)
Air Canada Centre: The Air Canada Centre at night provides a wonderful scene of lights and colours for fans to enjoy.
City Hall: Light up with excitement at this City hall spectacle.
Toronto is a city built with and for the limitless imaginations of the people who come here to live and those who come to visit. It’s a centre of rare openness, energy and style ― an intimate metropolis showcasing world-class dining, shopping, creativity, architecture and entertainment. Its skyline includes the CN Tower, one of the Modern Wonders of the World; miles of waterfront, boardwalks and trails; and distinct neighbourhoods with inspiring surprises ― from artisans’ exhibits to cool cafés ― around every corner.
Sightseeing Bus: Visitors take a tour of Toronto on a traditional double-decker bus.
Casa Loma Garden: Colourful specialty garden areas in a unique and balanced setting.
New landmark attractions include Olympic Spirit, a unique and interactive showcase that embodies the sport, fun and spirit of the Olympic Games, and the Distillery District, a historic 1832 site that features art, cuisine and intriguing events. Toronto possesses an unparalleled combination of culture and creativity with over 100 languages and dialects being spoken and celebrated through showcases, markets and festivals. Shoppers delight in the trendy Queen Street West, Yorkville’s designer boutiques, fabulous malls like the Toronto Eaton Centre and the PATH, which features more than 1,200 shops in over 16 miles of underground concourses.
Distillery Historic District: The Distillery Historic District is home to numerous festivals throughout the year.
West Queen West: Restaurants, shops and vendors in Toronto’s distinctive West Queen West Art and Design District.
The city has over 7,000 restaurants reflecting global tastes, cultures and ingredients, all served with a dash of Torontonian innovation. With some 200 dance and theatre companies offering everything from mega-musicals to avant-garde works, there is enough live theatre here to rival New York and London. Toronto’s clubs offer enticing distractions including hot jazz, side-splitting comedy, acoustic artistry and celebrity sightings. Natives possess a friendly, welcoming attitude with a healthy dose of humour.
Queen Street West - night: Spectators spill out onto Queen Street West during a televised event.
Yonge-Dundas Square at night: Toronto's urban meeting place, is located at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
Beyond the city limits are fabulous regional attractions within a breathtaking countryside. Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls, a renowned wine region, outstanding theatres, galleries and many outdoor adventures ― all within a short drive. Toronto engages your imagination with an experience unlike any the world over. So plan to join us in Toronto Ontario Canada for ED-MEDIA 2010!
Niagara Falls Mist: A breathtaking scene through the mist of Niagara Falls.
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE): Enter the CNE, a fun-filled fair of attractions, rides and exhibitions
By air: Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport, and ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. There are over 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air carriers provide non-stop service to 26 Canadian and 42 United States (transborder) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other International cities.
Pearson Airport is located 27 kms (16 miles) from downtown and is accessible by public transit. The City Centre Airport (YTZ) is located on the Toronto Island and links to the city by shuttle.
Ontario Place Marina: Torontonians take full advantage of living on the shore of Lake Ontario.
Ontario Place - night: The Cinesphere at Ontario Place brilliantly lit at night.
© Toronto Convention & Visitors Association, adapted for use in this Call. All Photo Credits: © Tourism Toronto.