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December 9, 2003
WinterCity is a great time to explore Toronto
Toronto Special Events - There is no better way for people to explore Toronto
than with WinterCity Passport presented by American Express. The Passport
offers discounts at 30 of Toronto's most thrilling destinations from January 30
to February 12. From world-class attractions, galleries and museums to theatre,
music and dance - Toronto has it all!

The WinterCity Passport, available at Access Toronto locations and at, is filled with coupons that provide deals that
benefit the entire family. Discounts include:

¨ Art Gallery of Ontario is offering 20% off regular adult admission to the Art
Gallery of Ontario Permanent Collection between January 30 - February 12, 2004.
Special exhibitions or events excluded. No cash value. Not valid in
conjunction with any other offer. The AGO is located at 317 Dundas Street West,
at the corner of Dundas and McCaul streets.416-979-6648

¨ Bata Shoe Museum is offering 2 for 1 admission to North America's unique shoe
museum between January 30 - February 12, 2004. The Bata Shoe Museum is located
at 327 Bloor St. West, at the south-west corner of Bloor St. W. and St.
George. 416-979-7799

¨ Casa Loma is offering 20% off regular admission to Canada's majestic castle
between January 30 - February 12, 2004. Limit of 4 admissions per coupon. Casa
Loma is located at 1 Austin Terrace, south-east of Bathurst Street and St.
Clair West Avenue. 416-923-1171

¨ CN Tower is offering 2 for 1 Total Tower Experience to the World's Tallest
Building. Total Tower Experience admission includes access to the Look Out,
Glass Floor and Sky Pod levels, 2 motion simulator rides and movie. May not be
combined with any other offer. Offer subject to availability. Height
restrictions apply to motion simulator rides. Does not include value added
items. One coupon per person. Attractions available daily from 11 a.m. - 7
p.m. Coupon valid between January 30 - February 12, 2004. The CN Tower
entrance is located at 301 Front Street West, between the SkyDome and the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre. 416-86-TOWER

¨ The Distillery Historic District is offering 20% off regular admission for
Guided Tours of Canada's finest collection of Victorian era industrial
architecture between January 30 - February 12, 2004. Admission to The
Distillery District is free. The Distillery District is located at 55 Mill
Street, southeast of Parliament Avenue and Front Street. 416-364-1177

¨ Harbourfront Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to Taiwan's Tai-Gu Tales
Dance Theatre, at Toronto's waterfront dance centre, February 3 - 7, 2004.
Offer subject to availability. Not valid with any other discounts. Harbourfront
Centre Dance is located in the Queens Quay Terminal, 235 Queens Quay West, at
the base of York Street. 416-973-4000

¨ Toronto Historic Museums are offering 25% discount off regular admission
(maximum two). Not valid for specially ticketed events. Colborne Lodge, Gibson
House Museum, Historic Fort York, Mackenzie House, Montgomery's Inn, Spadina
Historic House & Gardens.

¨ Hockey Hall of Fame is offering kids admission free with each full adult
admission to Canada's great winter sport museum between January 30 - February
12, 2004. The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at BCE Place, at the corner of
Yonge Street at Front Street. 416-933-8212

¨ Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People is offering 2 for 1 Orchestra tickets
for the "New Canadian Kid" production. The Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young
People is located at 165 Front Street East, on Front Street east of Sherbourne
Avenue. 416-862-2222

¨ Mirvish Productions is offering 25% off ticket to Mamma Mia! playing at the
Royal Alexandra Theatre from January 30 - February 29, 2004. Only valid for
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening performances. Not valid February 14,
2003. No refunds or exchanges. Seating is subject to availability. Service
charges where applicable. Mamma Mia is performed at The Royal Alexandra
Theatre, located at 300 King Street West. 416-872-1212, quote "WN01/04"

¨ Ontario Science Centre is offering 20% off Regular Admission and 10% off
Combo Admission (Ontario Science Centre & Shoppers Drug Mart OMNIMAX Theatre)
to discover how much fun science can be between January 30 & February 12, 2004.
The Ontario Science Centre is located at 770 Don Mills Road. 416-696-3127,
quote "account # 83144"

¨ Royal Ontario Museum is offering $2 off regular admission into Canada's
leading international museum between January 30 - February 15, 2004. Offer not
valid on ROM Friday Nights or on tickets already purchased. May not be
combined with any other discount. No cash value. Limit one per admission. The
Royal Ontario Museum is located at 100 Queen's Park, on the southwest corner of
Bloor Street and Queen's Park.416-586-8000

¨ The Second City is offering 20% off the irreverent sketch comedy of The
Second City's latest hit show, Armaget-It-On dinner/theatre packages playing
until March only. The Second City is located at 56 Blue Jays Way, at the corner
of King Street and Blue Jays Way. 416-343-0011

¨ Centennial Park Snow Centre is offering Double up your 1,2,& 4 hour snow
passes (equipment rental not included). Centennial Park Snow Centre is located
at 256 Centennial Park Road.

¨ North York Ski Centre is offering Double up your 1,2,& 4 hour snow passes
(equipment rental not included). North York Ski Centre is located at 4169
Bathurst Street.

¨ Steam Whistle Brewing Museum and Historic Roundhouse is offering 2 for 1 tour
of the facilities between January 30 - February 12, 2004. 416-362-2337

¨ Tarragon Theatre is offering 2 for 1 tickets for playwright Judith Thompson's
newest story "Capture Me" at the Tarragon Theatre. Tickets subject to
availability. Valid Tuesday - Friday. Not valid for Sunday Pay-What-You-Can or
Saturday performances. Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Reserve
in advance. The Tarragon Theatre is located at 30 Bridgman Ave, the
intersection of Howland Avenue and Bridgman Avenue (one block north of Dupont
Street and two blocks east of Bathurst Street). 416-531-1827

¨ Textile Museum of Canada is offering 2 for 1 admission to Canada's only
museum dedicated to textile art from around the world between January 30 -
February 12, 2004. Not valid with any other coupon offer. The Textile Museum
is located at 55 Centre Avenue, one block east of University Avenue and south
of Dundas Street. 416-599-5321

¨ Theatre Passe Muraille is offering a discounted ticket for their "One Good
Marriage" Show. Theatre Passe Muraille is located at 16 Ryerson Avenue.

¨ Toronto Symphony Orchestra is offering 2 for 1 balcony tickets to February 4,
5, 7, 11 or 12 concerts by Canada's foremost symphonic ensemble. Coupon must be
redeemed in person at the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. Offer not available by
phone or internet. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is located at 212 King Street
West, south-west of King Street and University Avenue. 416-593-7769

¨ The Toronto Zoo is offering 1 Free C-Admission (4-12years) when accompanied
by adult paying regular G-Admission. Valid between January 30 - March 12, 2004.
Not to be used in conjunction with other offers.No cash value & not valid for
groups. One coupon per child. The Toronto Zoo is located at 361A Old Finch
Avenue, North of Hwy 401 on Meadowvale Road, Scarborough. 416-392-5900

¨ Winterfolk II is offering a 25% discount on Day Passes or Weekend Passes
purchased at the door of any Winterfolk Club between January 30 - February 1,
2004. Not valid for advance sales. Winterfolk II features concerts at five
downtown Toronto venues. Visit for locations.

¨ Yuk Yuks is offering a 2 for 1 discount on admission to Wednesday, Thursday &
Friday shows and $5.00 off admission to Saturday shows between January 30 and
February 12, 2004. Discounts also apply to dinner shows. Reservations required.
Subject to capacity. Yuk Yuks Toronto is located at 224 Richmond Street West,
West of University Avenue, between Simcoe and Duncan. 416-967-6425

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.

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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