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All the pleasures of the capital of Ontario are right outside the front door of this exceptional four-star Toronto hotel. Cambridge Suites Hotel is connected to the downtown entertainment and shopping district via the city's underground Path. Delight in the easy access to thrilling attractions. Attend a night of theatre. Enjoy a day at one of the many museums. Take pleasure in the convenient location of your restful Toronto hotel accommodation and discover the city at your leisure.

Hockey Hall of Fame (0.6 km from the hotel)
A shrine to Canada's national sport, visitors can honour the achievements of some of hockey's greatest stars.

Eaton Centre

(0.3 km from the hotel)
Located on Yonge Street between Dundas and Queen Streets, the Eaton Centre is a downtown shopping complex with more than 300 shops and restaurants under a glass ceiling.

Air Canada Centre (1.2 km from the hotel)
The $265 million Air Canada Centre houses two of Toronto's professional sports franchises, the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The state-of-the-art facility features a BOSE sound system, four Sony jumbotrons and more than 640 televisions throughout the building. The Air Canada Centre is also a great spot for numerous concerts, skating events, and family shows.

CN Tower (2.0 km from the hotel)
One of Toronto's most popular tourist attractions. With approximately two million guests a year, the CN tower is the worlds (measuring 1,815 feet, 5 inches) tallest tower according to Guinness World Records. Magnificent views of the city can be seen from the Tower's four look-out levels.

Rogers Centre (2.1 km from the hotel)
Rogers Centre, situated close to Lake Ontario and the CN Tower, was the first multi-purpose retractable domed stadium, and now a defining part of the Toronto skyline. It was originally called the Skydome. The dome also hosts various sporting events, concerts, and trade shows.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) (2.9 km from the hotel)
Generations of children and adults have visited the museum since it opened in 1914. With six million objects in its collections and 40 galleries of art, archaeology and natural science, the ROM offers a whole world to explore.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (1.6 km from the hotel)
The AGO is perhaps the best-known art gallery in Toronto. It's certainly the largest. A Henry Moore sculpture graces the northeast corner, while inside the gallery has the largest public collection of Henry Moore pieces. The permanent collection showcases pieces from the Middle Ages with 14th century Canadian works by the Group of Seven, to works of contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko.

Harbourfront (2.7 km from the hotel)
This is the real jewel of Toronto's Waterfront. Located at the base of the city it is a shopping area with arts and crafts venues. Visitors to the Centre can wander through the York Quay and watch artisans fashion clay pots and glass sculptures from fiery ovens, then take a break by stopping at one of the numerous restaurants, cafés and bars. One of the city's main shopping areas is located at Queens Quay, also the location to catch the ferry to visit the lovely Toronto Islands.

Roy Thomson Hall (1.1 km from the hotel)
Named for the late Canadian newspaper mogul, Baron Thomson of Fleet, Roy Thomson Hall is the city's world-class auditorium and home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir. Opened in 1982, Roy Thomson Hall has accommodated some of the world's greatest performers.

Sony Centre (0.6 km from the hotel)
The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is Canada's premier performance venue and a historical and cultural landmark in Toronto. This facility offers a variety of Broadway musicals, comedy, and concerts, and is a great way to take in some of Toronto's diverse culture. It is also home to the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company.

The Canon Theatre (0.5 km from the hotel)
It began as the Pantages Theatre in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture house. Designed by the great theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb, it was the largest cinema in Canada (originally having 3373 seats) and one of the most elegant.”

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres (1.0 km from the hotel)
The last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world, the pair were originally built as the centrepiece of Marcus Loew's theatre chain in 1913. Since 1981 the theatres have been at the heart of Toronto's thriving theatre scene home to major productions and musicals with Cats being the first performance at the Elgin.

Soulpepper Theatre Company (2.0 km from the hotel)
Founded in 1998, Soulpepper has become an integral part of the Toronto Theatre scene. Soulpepper has become known for its great performances of classic plays.
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Thrilling events take place throughout the year - just steps from this inviting Toronto boutique hotel. Nestled in the heart of entertainment capital of Canada, our chic property provides easy access to the vast array of entertainment options in the city. Delight in the convenient location of this intimate downtown Toronto boutique hotel - the ideal gateway to an unforgettable adventure.



January

Miss Universe Canada Pageant The annual pageant, unfolding for more than half a century, features the proverbial bevy of Canadian beauties. Call (800) 499-2514 for more information.

Toronto Celebrates Lunar New Year Each year, towards the end of January, the largest Lunar New Year festival in Canada is held in the Automotive Building and Exhibition Place, and features acrobats, lion dancing, fengshui predictions, magic shows, Asian foods, and much more. Call (416) 483-8218 for more information.

Asian Lunar New Year Tours Toronto's Chinatown celebrates in style with behind-the-scenes Asian Lunar New Year Tours, and other goodies, literally throughout the year. Call (416) 923-6813 for more information.

WinterCity Festival From late January into February, a blaze of free entertainment offsets winter's chill in this city-wide celebration of culinary culture and diversity in the arts. Call (416) 395-0490 for more information.


February

WinterCity Festival From late January into February, a blaze of free entertainment offsets winter's chill in this city-wide celebration of culinary culture and diversity in the arts. Call (416) 395-0490 for more information.

Many Rivers to Cross During Black History Month, in early to mid-February, the collaboration of St. Christopher House Music School (SCHMS) and the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund, called Such a Melodious Racket, performs a musical inspired by Multicultural History Society of Ontario's exhibit of the Underground Railroad chronicling the African Canadian experience, in different venues each year. Call (416) 690-4726 for more information.

Urban Freeze - The Big Chill Board games and Karaoke, hottub parties, snowball fights, skiing, snowboarding, tubing and hiking trips are all featured at Sir Sam's Inn and Spa in Haliburton during this weekend rented cabin getaway in mid-February, arranged by the Urban Recreation Association. Call (416) 330-8004 for more information.

Love at the Zoo Children age 12 and younger bringing a valentine for their favorite animal get in free when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission, with a maximum of two kids per adult. Call (416) 392-5900 for more information.

Couples Valentine's Day Ball In mid-February, the Paradise Banquet Hall in Vaughan hosts a party to benefit the North York Women Abuse Center which features a deluxe 4-course meal and open bar, live entertainment and ambient lighting. Call (647) 281-7057 for more information.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Tickets In anticipation of spring, Toronto Blue Jays baseball tickets go on sale in February. Call (416) 341-1234 for more information.


March

Antiques Canada More than 100 exhibitors from across Canada gather to display furniture, collectibles, art and more, including an antiquarian book fare. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower & Garden Show The prestigious Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower & Garden Show, typically draws more than 100,000 enthusiasts to check out hot garden gadgets, plants and accessories, along with opportunity to tour more than 30 gardens in bloom in March. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Holistic World Expo Holistic health professionals from around the world, including healing music and other practitioners of alternative medicine, meet at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in mid-March. Call (416) 966-2626 for more information.

The Most Races Show on Earth In mid-March, the Panasonic Theatre hosts several stand-up comedians with different ethnic backgrounds who present an edgy, hilarious show. Call (416) 619-0614 for more information.

Enbridge Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival Celebrating the art of turning sap into sweet maple syrup, samples of the season's yield are at either the Kortright Centre for Conservation or Bruce's Mill Conservation Area. Horsedrawn wagon rides, dog sled racing and more are part of the fun. Call (416) 661-6600 for more information.

Kolam Wedding Show Among North America's largest South Asian wedding showcases, the Kolam Wedding Show for the public promotes trends in East/West fusion fashion for wedding wear, jewelry, make-up, and includes top-notch Asian musicians and dancers. Call (416) 496-5059 for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Walking Tours A parade and tours of Old Towne Toronto, including Corktown, home of the Toronto Irish from County Cork, are part of festivities. Call (416) 923-1171 for more information.


April

Toronto Blue Jays Nothing signals advent of spring more than baseball with a capital B, tightly meshed into American culture with historic firsts, icon performances, record-setting events, and traditions from hot dogs slathered in mustard to unexpected curveballs, and seventh-inning stretches. Books and movies about baseball are fine and dandy, but nothing beats Major League Baseball action, playing out each season from April through the World Series. Book seats to root for your Toronto Blue Jays.

Creative Sewing & Needlework Festival Enthusiasts gather for clinics and demos, shopping , and tips for all sorts of sewing and crafts projects. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale Hundreds of inspired crafts people and artisans offer great decorating finds, fashions, food, art and more in “one of a kind” mode. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Markland Wood Environmental Cleanup The Markland Homes Association stages an annual community cleanup for streets, parks, and ravines. Call (416) 622-9630 for more information.

Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada In late April each year, the World Wildlife Fund-Canada (known internationally as the World Wide Fund for Nature) sponsors a climb of downtown Toronto's CN Tower to benefit programs that fight global warming and protect the environment. Call (416) 484-7700 for more information.


May

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs screens more than 100 leading documentaries from around the world. Call (416) 203-2155 for more information.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival The annual TJFF, North America's largest Jewish film festival, presents global features, documentaries and shorts. Call (416) 324-9121 for more information.

Sporting Life 10K Over 8,000 runners compete in this annual event celebrating fitness, commencing at Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge Street Call (416) 944-2765, ext. 502 for more information.

Anime North Fun and educational for children and adults with assorted screenings, Anime North highlights art, history and influence of Japanese animation -- commonly referred to as anime. Anime North raises funds for The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation through its celebrity charity auction.

Bloor-Yorkville Wine Festival Restaurants and shops host wine tastings, special dinners, seminars, and other events during this week-long festival. Call (416) 205-2600 for more information.

Adventa Job Fair & Career Expo The Adventa Job Fair & Career Expo, staged in May and September, ranks among Toronto's biggest diversity expos, attracting more than 50 employers and thousands of job seekers. Call (416) 264-5133 for more information.


June

Zareinu Moveathon Pro Tour On the first Sunday in June, Milton Sports Centre is the start and end point for 162km, 100km and 50km runs through the Niagara Escarpment, with restrooms, refreshments, support vehicles and ride marshalls along the way, and finishing with a barbeque to support efforts of the Zareinu Educational Centre to benefit children with special needs. Call (416) 661-1800 for more information.

ZooDo: A Beastly Affair Animals throw a wild party in appreciation of more than 30 years of care at the Toronto Zoo. Call (416) 392-5900 for more information.

Pride Week Toronto A week of gay and lesbian pride events leads up to the Dyke March on Saturday and the Pride Parade on Sunday, attracting more than a million people. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival More than 2,000 international and Canadian musicians gather at several dozen venues. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Rose Festival The Royal Botanical Gardens displays thousands of rose blooms, celebrating with an outdoor festival of music, garden tours and a children's day. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Rose Festival In mid to late June, Kalev Estienne Rhythmic Gymnastics RG Club and Ritmika RG Club present the Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) World Championships, at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, where over 400 international athletes will represent 14 countries. Call (905) 284-0131 for more information.

Natural Hair and Beauty Show In mid to late June, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre hosts interactive workshops, a vendor marketplace, live entertainment and more. Call (888) 418-6376 for more information.

Zareinu Moveathon Festival In mid to late June, Downsview Park hosts an all day festival of athletic events, a midway with rides and a petting zoo, food and live entertainment to support efforts of the Zareinu Educational Centre to benefit children with special needs. Call (416) 661-1800 for more information.

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival From late June through early July, small yet innovative productions take over dozens of stages, in a vast festival of new and classic theatrical works at various locations. Call (416) 966-1062 for more information.


July

Summerlicious Early in July, over 130 fine dining establishments all over the city offer 3-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner at special prices to showcase Toronto's restaurant community, for most of the month, in connection with Toronto's Summerfest. Call (416) 338-0338 for more information.

TD Centre Annual Summer Concert Series From early July through early September, the TD Centre's free concert series takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the TD Canada Trust Stage in the courtyard. Programs range from classic rock to Celtic. Call (416) 864-6444 for more information.

Taste of Lawrence Festival In early July, the Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area sponsors three days of live entertainment, food supplied by local vendors, a beer garden, and family activities including lots of special activities for children. Call (416) 288-1718 for more information.

Beaches International Jazz Festival Live jazz along Queen Street and east of Woodbine indoors and outside creates a classic summer event. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Corso Italian Festival Toronto's Italian district hails summer in Italian style with bands, rides, face painting, clowns and more. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Drinks Show Fulcrum Events and the Martini Club sponsor a weekend of cocktail crafting, recipe sharing and sampling of the newest creations by professional mixologists, in the Queen Elizabeth Building of Exhibition Place. Call (416) 263-3600 for more information.

Torino Winter Party Showcasing Canada's greatest amateur athletes headed out to compete against the world, Torino Winter Party supports Canadian athletes in need with a silent auction and more. Call (416) 656-4964 for more information.

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival From late June through early July, small yet innovative productions take over dozens of stages, in a vast festival of new and classic theatrical works at various locations. Call (416) 966-1062 for more information.

Toronto Street Festival Five sites along Yonge Street offer free activities and attractions including concerts sales, kid rides, face painting and more. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Caribana North America's largest Caribbean festival, going strong for some four decades, attracts more than one million celebrants for the King and Queen of the Bands competition, concerts, and the big Caribana parade. Call (800) 499-2514 for more information. Tennis Masters Canada From late July into August, top seeds of the men's pro tennis tour play at Rexall Centre. Former champs include Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi. Call (416) 665-9777 for more information.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition As an open-air alternative to conventional galleries and museums, TOAE attracts more than 100,000 each year to view works of some 500 artists and crafts artisans exhibiting in 14 categories from ceramics and photography to jewelry and computer-generated work. Call (416) 408-2754 for more information.


August

Tennis Masters Canada From late July into August, top seeds of the men's pro tennis tour play at Rexall Centre. Former champs include Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi. Call (416) 665-9777 for more information.

Toronto Blue Jays Alumni Weekend Many Blue Jays alumni flock back for assorted baseball-related activities late in August. Call (416) 341-1234 for more information.

Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival As the largest celebration of Philippine culture in Canada, the Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival features non-stop entertainment, some 200 vendors, and native foods from the “Pearl of the Orient.” Call (416) 621-4985 for more information.

West Village Ukrainian Festival Some 250,000 folks flock to Bloor Street at the Runnymede and Jane subway station for family-oriented food, entertainment and more, all with a Ukrainian twist. Call (416) 410-9965 for more information.

Markland Family Fun Day Markland Wood's Family Fun Day, at Millwood Junior Schoo, is designed to bolster community spirit and awareness. Call (416) 622-9630 for more information.


September

FamilyFest Parc Downsview Park Inc. in association with Family Channel presents the largest Toronto-area family festival of the year, all day on Labour Day Weekend Sunday at Downsview Park, featuring live music, games, food vendors, exhibits and autograph sessions. Call (416) 952-2222 for more information.

Taste of the Entertainment District Hosted by the Toronto Entertainment District Association, events offer a taste of culture and fine cuisine available year-around. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Vegetarian Food Fair Early in September, a festival of all things vegetarian is held in the York Quay Centre at Harbourfront Centre, featuring cooking demonstrations and workshops on the healthy, green lifestyle, where over 100 businesses and organizations exhibit their products and services. Call (416) 544-9800 for more information.

Kismet Wedding Show North America's largest South Asian Wedding Show features Kismet Bridal Magazine, more than 200 vendor booths, fashion shows, workshops, with free giveaways and more. Call (416) 451-7530 for more information.

Toronto Waterfront Marathon Over 9,000 runners choose among the Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5 km in a fast, flat, traffic-free course. Call (416) 944-2765, ext. 502 for more information.

Easter Seals Gala Ball Celebrating with a chocolate extravaganza like no other with everything from chocolate gifts to chocolate martinis, BMO Financial Group Easter Seals Gala Ball provides a sweet, decadent start to the fall season. Call (800) 668-6252 for more information.

National Women in Business Expo Designed for advancement of women entrepreneurs and female professionals, Canada's premier Women in Business Expo features quality keynotes, great workshops and aisles of exhibitors at the Exhibition Place - - Queen Elizabeth Building. Call (905) 814-0423 for more information.

The Clothing Show With more than 250 vendors including independent designers, jewelry makers, vintage collectors and more at the Automotive Building, The Clothing Show is a shopping extravaganza for fashionistas. Call (416) 516-9859 for more information.

>Annual Pioneer Festival A farmers market, old-fashioned entertainment and a Mennonite Quilt Auction are part of the fun at Toronto's Mennonite and Pennsylvania / German-style festival. Call (416) 736-1733 for more information.

Adventa Job Fair & Career Expo The Adventa Job Fair & Career Expo, staged in May and September, ranks among Toronto's biggest diversity expos, attracting more than 50 employers and thousands of job seekers. Call (416) 264-5133 for more information.

Gourmet Safari Staged at the WaterStone Estate and Farms, Breakfast for Learning presents a Gourmet Safari focusing on a different destination each year (Morocco in 2006, for example), featuring a silent auction, food, culture, and community in support of child nutrition programs. Call (416) 218-3540 for more information.

Markland Wood Social The Markland Homes Association promotes a night out with music in a cocktail party format for Markland Wood community residents. 2006 marked debut of the Marklandtini. Call (416) 622-9630 for ticket information.


October

National Hockey League The National Hockey League's rough and tumble world packs a motherlode of milestones, from 1917's NHL opener, to when Maurice Richard was first to score 50 goals in one season in 1944-45, to when Clint Benedict was the first goalie to put on a mask after a shot knocked him unconscious, to when Manon Rheaume made headlines in 1992 as the first woman playing in one of the four major sports leagues, goaltending for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the St. Louis Blues. From October on, it's non-stop action in the world of hat tricks -- three goals in a game by a player -- and sudden death overtime. Book for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Over the first weekend in October, art installations appear in unlikely public places all over the city, neighbourhood art communities stage events, and many museums and galleries remain open all night long, in an overnight celebration of contemporary art. Call (416) 338-0338 for more information.

The Toronto Marathon As Toronto's largest annual athletic event, the Toronto Marathon and Half Marathon draw some 12,000 participants from more than 30 countries. Proceeds go to Princess Margaret Hospital. Call (416) 972-1062 for more information.

Harbourfront Centre Harbourfront Centre, a non-profit organization providing programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation at distinctive venues on the 10-acre site, manages festive events throughout the year at Toronto's downtown waterfront. Call (416) 973-4000 for more information.


November

National Basketball Association Toronto, Canada was the site of the National Basketball League's first game on Nov. 1, 1946, with the Huskies hosting the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens. Thirteen original rules were drafted by Dr. James Naismith, creator of basketball. Pro basketball suffered in popularity in the early 1950's, but one rule change -- that of the 24-second clock -- transformed the sport from a dull, stalling game to an exciting, offensive showcase. Icons along the way, from Bob Cousy and Wilt Chamberlain to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, have immortalized what's now the National Basketball Association's game, creating long-standing rivalries from coast to coast. Book seats to root for your Toronto Raptors.

The National Women's Show During the first weekend in November, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosts hundreds of vendors in a festival of fashion and beauty, wine and food, free makeovers, home decor and health tips, career advice and more. Call (905) 477-2677 for more information.

Fireball During the first weekend in November, the Capitol Event Theatre in downtown Toronto hosts Fireball, a party to benefit Sheena's Place, which provides assistance and support to those affected by eating disorders in the greater Toronto area. Call (905) 477-2677 for more information.

HogTown Comedy Festival Staged at assorted Toronto venues, the HogTown Comedy Festival packs in the laughs over several days of events to tickle the funnybone. Call (416) 893-5243 for more information.

Santa Claus Parade Toronto's Christmas season officially begins as Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph parade through downtown. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

Seasons Christmas Show In mid-November, the International Centre in Mississauga hosts over 150 specialty Ontario vendors for one of the better selections of decorating, holiday gift and entertainment merchandise in the area. Call (905) 939-0693 for more information.

Cavalcade of Lights Free for all ages from late November throughout December, Cavalcade of Lights turns up holiday wattage with dazzling light displays, live performances, fireworks, and carved ice artistry. Call (416) 395-0490 for more information.

Christmas Show & Sale Craftspeople and artisans present decorating finds, fashions, art and more. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.


December

THQ Supercross

The Rogers Centre is the site for this annual motorcycle competition held in December.

Cavalcade of Lights Free for all ages from late November throughout December, Cavalcade of Lights turns up holiday wattage with dazzling light displays, live performances, fireworks, and carved ice artistry. Call (416) 395-0490 for more information.

Christmas Caravan & Food Drive With proceeds going to the Salvation Army, Brothers of the Good Shepherd, the Scott Mission, and the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, the caravan consists of a police sound vehicle, bright red fire truck, another truck to sort and pack food, dozens of cheery elves, plus Santa. The parade starts at Markland Wood Plaza winding up and down streets visiting every home in Markland Wood. In 2004, more than 15,000 pounds of food, a truckload of clothes, and more than $500 was collected. Call (416) 622-9630 for more information.

First Night Toronto This family-oriented, alcohol-free multicultural New Year's festival has children's rides, a petting zoo and dozens of performances in dance, music, theater, magic and comedy, all under warmth of the SkyDome. Call (416) 203-2600 for more information.

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