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December 9, 2003
A place to stay that will enhance any Toronto visit
Toronto Special Events - Whether visiting from out of town or looking for a
local winter escape, guests won't want to miss any of the WinterCity
excitement. Official WinterCity hotel partners are offering fantastic deals
designed to keep people close to the festival hot spots and help them discover
how cool winter in Toronto can be.

To take advantage of WinterCity weekend specials at some of the city's finest
hotels that will be available, the public can call 1-877-342-0243.

¨ The Westin Harbour Castle is WinterCity's official host hotel. The Westin
Harbour Castle will be offering several packages that make an ultimate trip.
The WinterCity Family Fun Package which includes one night room accommodation
for four, four passes to the Hockey Hall of Fame and a souvenir gift upon
check-in for $159 per night. The Romance Package includes one night
accommodation in a standard suite with VIP Treatment (use of robes, turndown
service, etc.). Other Romance Package features are Cilio Estate Lily Sparkling
Wine, Two Keepsake Champagne Flutes, Bath Beads & Massage Oils and Breakfast
for Two (Room Service or in The Mizzen). Six chocolate-dipped strawberries and
3 p.m. checkout round out this decadent offer. The Romance Package starts at
$249 per night (upgrade to Deluxe Junior Suite or Terrace King for an extra
$50). The Westin Getaway package, ideal for couples, includes one night
standard accommodation for two, Breakfast for two in The Mizzen, a parking
credit of $15 and 3 p.m. check out. The Westin Getaway starts from $179 per
night. The Westin Spa Package includes one night accommodation for two, a $100
Votre Beaute Spa Voucher and a Spa Gift. Rooms start from $249 per night (two
night package also available). To avoid disappointment, guests are encouraged
to call Votre Beaute European Day Spa directly to book an appointment
416-203-8483. Prices of all packages does not include applicable taxes and are
subject to room availability.

¨ The Holiday Inn on King is offering the WinterCity Package 2004. The package
includes one night room accommodation (one king OR two double beds), a $20 meal
voucher for the Canadian Bar & Grill, underground parking, admission for two to
CN Tower, a disposable camera and all taxes and gratuities for $199 per night
(based on double occupancy).

¨ For Winter City, the Delta Chelsea will be offering the Family Fun package.
The offer includes one night room accommodation, hotel parking, a $25 daily
food credit (with the kids eat free program), unlimited use of the Delta
Chelsea's new four story indoor waterslide, Camp Chelsea's children's
activities (available Friday night and all day Saturday) and a one-time use
camera. The Family Fun package costs $189 per night.

¨ The Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre will be offering the WinterCity Package.
For $179 per night, guests can enjoy one night room accommodation, breakfast
for two and self-parking (rate subject to availability).

¨ The Fairmont Royal York Hotel will be offering the WinterCity Bed & Breakfast
Package. For $179 per night guests can enjoy one night accommodation and buffet
breakfast for two people in York's Kitchen.

Getting to Toronto for WinterCity couldn't be easier. VIA Rail is offering a
best available fare (35% off full adult fare) for people travelling to
WinterCity from within the corridor from January 28 through February 13, 2003
(Offer for round trip travel only. Children ages 2 through 11 pay 50% of the
discounted fare. Cannot be booked on the ReserVIA online ticketing system.).

Dare to forget the weather at the party hosted by the world's coolest winter
city. Toronto's newest winter festival, WinterCity, built on the foundation of
the long-running WinterFest, creates a new tradition of winter revellry.
Running from January 30 - February 12, 2004, this 14-day celebration gives
center stage to the city's renowned culture, creativity and cuisine. With
stellar free indoor and outdoor programming, the hugely popular prix fixe
restaurant promotion Winterlicious presented by American Express plus tons of
winter programming and discounts at Toronto's attractions, WinterCity provides
the perfect opportunity to sample the lush culture and intriguing diversity
Toronto has to offer.

Getting to WinterCity events couldn't be easier! Nathan Phillips Square is
located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the TTC Queen Streetcar (501), the
Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University Line (exit Osgoode
station). Yonge-Dundas Square is located at 1 Dundas Street East. Take the TTC
Yonge Line subway (exit Dundas station). Mel Lastman Square is located at 5700
Yonge St. Take the Yonge Line subway (exit North York Centre). The Toronto
Eaton Centre is located at the corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets. Take the TTC
Yonge Line subway (exit Dundas or Queen stations). For transit routes to any
local attractions and restaurants, check out or call 416-393-INFO

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media Contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events



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