A Walk to Toronto Harbour

31 Mar

A Walk to Toronto Harbour

Toronto Harbour is a bay on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a natural harbour, protected from Lake Ontario waves by the Toronto Island. It is a commercial port on the Great Lakes as well as a recreational harbour. Waterfront uses include shipping, residential, recreational and cultural.

Toronto Harbour

Toronto Harbour

Toronto Harbour

 

THE GHANA TOURISM CLUSTER

31 Mar

The Ghana Tourism Cluster project is an initiative of AMSCO (African Management Services Company) and is aimed at encouraging Stakeholders in the tourism industry to network and help promote efficiency and professionalism in the industry.

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AMSCO was established in 1989 as a joint initiative of the

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank (ADB), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Other shareholders include a number of development banks and over 50 prominent international companies.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank (ADB), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Other shareholders include a number of development banks and over 50 prominent international companies.

A Day Tour to Niagara Falls

30 Mar

A Day Tour to Niagara Falls

Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year. The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 years old! a microsecond in geological time. The Niagara Escarpment, which was created by erosion, is much older. The glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age and laid down layers of sediment, and then the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment

The mighty river plunges over a cliff of dolostone and shale. Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa One fifth of all the fresh water in the world lies in the four Upper Great Lakes-Michigan, Huron, Superior and Erie. The entire outflow empties into the Niagara river and eventually cascades over the falls.

Niagara Falls Tour Providers
Tours of Niagara Falls from Toronto are available through these online tour providers:
www.eTours.to
www.niagaratours.ca
www.torontotours.ca
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Toronto Caribana Festival

22 Mar

Toronto Caribana Festival

The Caribana festival happens annually over a spread of two weeks in August. The parade takes place downtown Toronto is a fun filled two weeks of cultural explosion, music, food and performing arts. The festival shows how open and multicultural  the city and the society is here in Toronto. Months in advance the events are planned and the costumes are made. Each year the number of attendees and participants increase dramatically and its always bigger then the last. The event brings in tourists not only looking for a good time and to experience Caribana weekend, but also to see the beautiful City.

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Scotiabank is the official partner while The Sun and CBC are the major media partners. Caribana is proudly sponsored by Tourism Toronto, RIM, Liberty Grand, and many more.

The Fairmont Royal York

20 Mar

The Fairmont Royal York

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel is located in the heart of Toronto just walking distance of the business district, which is an advantage since most their clientele are visiting Toronto for business.  They offer state of the art meeting rooms with experienced and knowledgabe event planners to help make the meeting go as smoothly and swiftly as possible. The Royal York offers a few different meeting rooms to chose from whether your company is planning a meeting, conference, conventions to celebratory dinners. The hotel also has 5 restaurants as well as 4 lounges with a variety of dinner selections.

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“Providing both an invigorating and relaxing environment, The Fairmont Royal York is the ideal hotel in Toronto for meetings, conventions, banquets, and special events.” -The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

Toronto – Four Season Hotel

18 Mar

Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Offering elegance without pretension, and boasting some of the city’s most luxurious guest rooms, Four Seasons is in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto’s fashionable shopping, dining and entertainment quarter, yet is only five minutes from the business district.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

 “The Four Seasons Toronto is one of the top business hotels in Canada’s top business city, located in trendy Yorkville just outside the central commercial district. In addition to the level of comfort and elegance that Four Seasons has helped standardize worldwide, guests will also find a 24-hour business center with computers, mobile phones and secretarial services available. The highlight here is Truffles, a spacious French contemporary restaurant among the city’s best.” ForbesTraveler.com – Canada’s 10 Best Hotels, November 2008

— Toronto Tourism —

17 Mar

Why Tourism Cluster?

 

Toronto gets over 16 million tourists per year (9 per cent of Canada’s total arrivals). Museums, galleries, sporting events, theatre, night life, festivals, live music, dance, comedy, dining, shopping, antiquing… the city never sleeps

 

 

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Toronto future Skyline

Toronto Future Skyline

 

 

 

 

 

Quick facts:

 

Toronto is Canada’s top tourist destination attracting 18 million visitors annually.

 

According to the Statistics of 2004, visitors spent $ 3.9 billion which overall contributed to Toronto’s GDP.

 

ØThere are about 87,900 tourism related jobs in Toronto

ØToronto boasts the third largest English-language theatre centre in the world behind London and New York. Theatre information

ØThe film industry supports 28,000 jobs in Toronto and annually contributes $1.5 billion to the economy

ØConsidered “Hollywood North” by film industry: 3rd in TV and film production, and 2nd as exporter of TV programming, in North America. Interesting facts.

ØOver 8,000 restaurants

ØOver 35,000 hotel rooms

ØThe Direct Energy Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre) is the 3rd largest exhibit facility in North America with over 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space

ØThe CN Tower is the world’s tallest building at 553.33 m (1,815 ft, 5 inches). It has the world’s longest metal staircase and world’s highest wine cellar as well.

ØRogers Centre (formerly Skydome) – the world’s first stadium to have a fully retractable roof (winter and summer comfort!)

ØFirst permanent IMAX projection unit was established at the Ontario Place Cinesphere (in 1971)

ØServed by seven television stations, and 27 radio stations, Toronto is also the headquarters for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation‘s (CBC) English-language services.

ØToronto has four English language dailies, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun; over 400 business periodicals, and 79 ethnic publications

ØToronto is home to five professional sports teams;
Hockey:
Toronto Maple Leafs
Football: Toronto Argonauts
Basketball: Toronto Raptors
Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays
Lacrosse: Toronto Rock
Soccer: Toronto FC

 To get more information about Toronto, visit the following link: http://www.toronto.ca/