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Sunday, February 2, 2020

We're all working for the weekend, with a special program from Tourism Toronto


   One-Tank Trip for Feb. 1/20

   (c) By Jim Fox

   Can’t wait until the weekend?
   It will be worth it as Tourism Toronto has a program of touristy options to make the most of your down time.
   Called “Spotlight Weekends,” the tourism campaign is on now for the next four weekends through March 1.
   “It puts a spotlight on winter and encourages visitors to get out and do more,” said Menisha Moses of Tourism Toronto.
   The winter experience highlights “the city's celebrated and vibrant arts and culture scene, our vast selection of culinary experiences and top attractions and tours,” she added.
Visit the Bata Shoe Museum to see Marilyn Monroe’s “sexy, red leather stiletto-heeled shoes.” (Jim Fox photo)
   The campaign includes two-for-one admissions and special offers over four Spotlight Weekends that provide “visitors and locals the opportunity to explore, discover and enjoy the city all winter long.”
   In collaboration with the program, there are special offers at some of Toronto’s top attractions, museums, theatres, tours and live performances.
   This includes the CN Tower, Canadian Stage, Casa Loma, Crow’s Theatre, Culinary Adventure Co., Go Tours, Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the Toronto Zoo among more.
One of Toronto’s most popular attractions is the CN Tower. (Jim Fox photo)
   In recent years, Toronto has seen an increase in winter activities and events with new ways to enjoy the season.

   Some of the events are the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District, Winter Light Exhibition 2020 at Ontario Place, Bloor-Yorkville Icefest and many new outdoor skating rinks.

   Yummy delicious
   A delicious treat while in town is Winterlicious, on through Feb. 13, that’s Toronto’s popular culinary event.
Step up to the plate for fine dining, including Mexican, during Winterlicious. (Jim Fox photo)
    This is where diners can step up to the plate and taste what the city has to offer.
   The program offers a three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 restaurants and features 14 special culinary events.
   The fixed price categories are $23, $28 and $33 for lunch and $33, $43 and $53 for dinner.

  
The weekend spotlight is on . . .
   - Aga Khan Museum
   - Canadian Opera Company
   - Canadian Stage
   - Casa Loma
   - Chopsticks and Forks
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square (Barbara Fox photo)
    - City Sightseeing Toronto
   - CN Tower
   - Colborne Lodge
   - Crow’s Theatre
   - Culinary Adventure Co.
   - Eating Through TO
   - Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre
   - Escape Manor
   - Famous PEOPLE Players
   - FlyGTA Airlines
   - Fort York National Historic Site
   - Gibson House Museum
   - Go Tours Canada
   - Harbourfront Centre
   - Haunted Walk of Toronto
   - Lob
   - Mackenzie House Museum
   - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
   - Montgomery’s Inn
   - Museum of Contemporary Art
   - Ontario Science Centre
   - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
   - Scarborough Museum
   - Soulpepper Theatre Company
   - Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
   - Steam Whistle Brewing
   - Tasty Tours
   - The Market Gallery
   - The Second City
   - Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
   - Toronto Bicycle Tours
   - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
   - Toronto Zoo

Come out of the dark for the Toronto Light Festival at the Distillery Historic District. (Barbara Fox photo)
   “We’re turning up the volume on winter and showcasing that Toronto is a great place to visit all year round – especially with some of the most iconic experiences happening this time of year,” said Scott Beck, president & CEO, Tourism Toronto.
   Mayor John Tory added: “This new campaign from Tourism Toronto will help us continue to establish our city as a winter destination.”
   For more information, Spotlight offers are listed at SeeTorontoNow.com/Spotlight

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Jim Fox can be reached at onetanktrips@hotmail.com
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