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May 19, 2004
Toronto festivals are the perfect reason for a visit to this city
  
Toronto Special Events - The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival adds to the
perfect July getaway for visitors to the city. For those travelling from
out-of-town, the festival's partner hotels are providing great rates and
bonuses. Visitors can take advantage of fantastic hotel deals designed to keep
them close to the festival fun.

Summerlicious packages include:

Westin Harbour Castle, Summerlicious Getaway Package
~ Priced from $285, this package includes:
· one night accommodation
· breakfast for two in The Mizzen
· 3 p.m. check-out (subject to availability)
· parking credit of $17 (can be used for self parking or valet parking)
· dinner for two in The Mizzen from the Summerlicious Menu
· 3-course dinner exclusive of beverages
With 977 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, superb on-site dining and
friendly service synonymous with the Westin name, you can rest assured your
stay with us will be a memorable one. Located on Toronto's scenic waterfront at
1 Harbour Square, The Westin Harbour Castle is a 20 minutes walk to the Dundas
festival site.
Reservations: 416-869-1600 or 1-800-WESTIN-1

Delta Chelsea, Summerlicious Package
~ Priced from $199, this package includes:
· one night accommodation
· dinner for two at Bb33 Bistro & Brasserie from the Summerlicious Menu
· 3-course dinner exclusive of beverages
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Delta Chelsea is a step away from
world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. We feature
six restaurants/lounges, separate adult/family recreation facilities and an
on-site Entertainment Hotline with access to the city's hottest shows & events.
Our signature restaurant, Bb33 Bistro & Brasserie, combines two distinct
concepts, a bistro and a brasserie, into one elegant setting serving
contemporary Canadian cuisine. Delta Chelsea is located at 33 Gerrard Street
West one block from the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival's, Dundas site and a
15-minute walk to the festival's Bloor site.
Reservations: 1-800-Chelsea (243-5732)

Le Royal Meridian King Edward Hotel, Summerlicious Royal Fare Package
~ Priced from $369, this elegant package includes:
· one night accommodation in a Deluxe King guestroom
· one bottle of Domain Chandon
· Dinner for two in Café Victoria (from Summerlicious Table D'hote menu)
· 3-course dinner exclusive of beverages
· Royal Canadian Breakfast for two in Café Victoria
· 3 p.m. check-out
Opened in 1903, Le Royal Meriden King Edward is the only Toronto hotel
affiliated to the 'Leading Hotels of the World' and is a grand, traditional,
historic hotel located in the very heart of Toronto. Celebrating 100 years of
service excellence, the hotel is perfectly situated in Toronto's financial
district, close to the Toronto Eaton Centre, Harbourfront, CN Tower, Air Canada
Centre, and Toronto's theatre district. Le Royal Meridien King Edward is
Toronto's first luxury hotel and offers an impressive array of hotel guest
rooms and suites, all tastefully furnished and elegantly appointed to combine
Edwardian charm with contemporary luxury and convenience. Located at 37 King
Street East Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel is minutes away from the
Celebrate Toronto Street Festival's Dundas site.
Reservations: 416-863-0888

Windsor Arms, Summerlicious Package
~ Priced from $850 per night or $1,150 for 2 nights, this decadent package
includes:
· accommodation in a Windsor Arms luxury suite
· lunch and dinner for two in the renowned Courtyard Café (from the
Summerlicious menu)
· 3-course dinner exclusive of beverages
· a leisurely afternoon at the Spa (choice of one of the following spa
treatments for one: aromatherapy facial treatment or manicure, pedicure and
hair cut and style)
· full tea for two in our historic Tea Room
· a bottle of champagne in our Club (featuring live entertainment Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday)
In the heart of Yorkville, Toronto's most fashionable neighbourhood, this
intimate luxury hotel offers 26 suites and 2 luxury rooms including fireplaces,
bedside audio/video lighting controls, VCR, FRETTE linens and towels, 24-hour
butler service and 24-hour butler service room service. Located at 18 St.
Thomas Street, the Windsor Arms is minutes from the Celebrate Toronto Street
Festival's Bloor site.
Reservations: 416-971-9666 or 1-877-999-2767

Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel, Summerlicious Package
~ Priced from$189, this package includes:
· one-night accommodation
· dinner for two in Zachary's (from the Summerlicious menu)
· 3-course dinner exclusive of beverages
"Exceptional" is the one word you'll use to describe the Wyndham Bristol Place.
Just five minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Wyndham
Bristol Place is rated as a Four Diamond hotel by CAA and AAA. You'll feel
right at home here with exceptional personal service and a host of modern
conveniences. Tasteful, modern and fresh, our spacious suites and guest rooms
feature thoughtful amenities like pillow-top mattresses, ergonomic work chairs
and high-speed internet access. Unwind in our fitness centre and indoor pool
and enjoy outstanding continental fair at our top-rated Zachary's Dining Room.
Located at 950 Dixon Road, the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel is a 30-minute drive
to Celebrate Toronto Street Festival's Lawrence site.
Reservations: 416-674-9444

Strathcona Hotel, Celebrate Toronto Street Festival Package
~ Priced from $155, this package includes:
· one-night accommodation
· upgrade to a corporate room with king or queen bed (based on availability)
· Continental or Early Riser Breakfast in the York Street Cafe
The Strathcona Hotel is located at 60 York Street, which is a 15-minute walk to
the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival Dundas site.
Reservations: 1-800-268-8304, 416-363-3321

Prices do not include taxes or gratuities. Prices based on availability at time
of booking, double occupancy and standard rooms unless otherwise indicated.
Cannot be used with any other promotional offer. On new bookings only.

Festival Fun Packages and Room Rates include:

Fairmont Royal York, Celebrate Toronto Bed & Breakfast Package
~ Priced from $279, this package includes:
· one night accommodation in a Fairmont room
· full breakfast for two in either EPIC or York's Kitchen
Toronto is a city that has grown up around this grand landmark --The Fairmont
Royal York. Just steps away from our famous doors in the heart of Canada's
largest metropolis is an exciting mix of activities and attractions that will
leave you exhilarated. From the theatre, entertainment and financial districts,
to shopping, sightseeing, and world-class sports facilities, The Royal York
truly is "at the centre of it all". Located at 100 Front Street West, The
Fairmont Royal York is just a 15-minute walk to the Dundas festival site.
Reservations: 1-800-441-1414

Days Inn Toronto Downtown, Celebrate Toronto Street Festival Package
~ Priced from $133, this package includes:
· one-night accommodation
· breakfast for two
· a one-hour harbour cruise
The Days Inn Toronto Downtown features 538 newly-renovated guest rooms on 23
floors. All guest rooms are fully equipped with the amenities you will need to
make your stay a pleasant one. The Days Inn and Conference Centre - Toronto
Downtown is located at 30 Carlton Street, minutes from the Celebrate Toronto
Street Festival's Bloor site.
Reservations: 416-977-6655

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
~ Room Rates from $225
Courtyard surrounds travellers with the conveniences that make business and
pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our
spacious guest rooms. Complimentary newspaper is also provided daily and all
rooms include free high speed Internet. In the "Heart of the City", the
Courtyard is close to the theatre district, Eaton Centre Shopping Centre,
Financial District, Queens Park and subway line. The Courtyard by Marriott
Downtown Toronto is located at 375 Yonge Street, right next door to the
Celebrate Toronto Street Festival Bloor site.
Reservations: 1-800-847-5075

Transportation deals include:
VIA Rail Celebrate Toronto Fare
Travel by train to Toronto between July 2-15, 2004 and enjoy a 35% savings off
regular round trip full adult fares. Children ages 2-11 pay 50% of the
discounted full adult fare.
Reservations: 1-888-VIA RAIL (1-888-842-7245)
Ask for discount code "10344" when booking.
A $15 cancellation/exchange fee applies to all exchanges or cancellations on
adult fares. Kids 2-11 pay 50% of the discounted adult fare (i.e. 67.5% off of
full ADT fare.) Valid from anywhere in the Corridor to/from Toronto. This
promotional rate is not system wide and must be purchased directly from VIA
Rail.

Budget Car and Truck Rentals
With over 50 locations in the Greater Toronto Area, Budget Car and Truck
Rentals is pleased to be the official car rental company for Celebrate Toronto
Street Festival. Prices start at $30 per day with unlimited mileage in Ontario
for a new 2004 model Compact car.
Reservations (905) 673-3322 or 1 800-561-5212
Don't forget to mention the exclusive Celebrate Toronto rate code " V C T R ".
Drivers must be a minimum of 23 years of age with a valid driver's license and
major credit card in their own name. Vehicles are subject to availability.

Scheduled for July 9 - 11, 2004, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
transforms five intersections along the world's longest street, giving right of
way to a curb to curb celebration of tastes, talent and all that is Toronto!
Yonge Street, where it intersects with Dundas St., Bloor St., St. Clair Ave.,
Eglinton Ave. and Lawrence Ave., is converted into a stage for free
entertainment that covers the artistic spectrum. Named the "Best Festival" at
the 2004 Canadian Event Industry Association's Star Awards, this sizzling
summer festival stimulates audiences' senses with hot entertainment to see,
cool music to hear and delicious food to savour. Summerlicious, Toronto's
second annual summer restaurant program, offers special three-course prix fixe
menus at 100 participating restaurants. The Celebrate Toronto Passport offers
discounts at 20 of Toronto's thrilling destinations.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival takes place on July 9 (Yonge and Dundas
site only for Opening Ceremonies) from 8 to 10 p.m. The festival continues
throughout the weekend at all five festival sites, open 12 to 11 p.m. on
Saturday, July 10 and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. Summerlicious and the
Celebrate Toronto Passport offers are valid from July 2 to 15.

Admission to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is FREE and getting there
couldn't be easier. All five festival sites are accessible via the Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC). Festival subway stops on the Yonge line are Dundas,
Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence stations. TTC one-day Passes can be
purchased for $7.75 on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival and other events
produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or
visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca

Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@toronto.ca



 

 

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