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May 19, 2004
New passport guides holders to all of Toronto's attributes
  
Toronto Special Events - There is no better way for people to explore Toronto
than with the brand new Celebrate Toronto Passport presented by American
Express®. From July 2 to 15 the Passport offers discounts at 20 of Toronto's
thrilling destinations including world-class attractions, galleries and
museums, theatre, music and dance - Toronto has it all!

Available at all Access Toronto locations or via the web at
www.toronto.ca/special_events, the Celebrate Toronto Passport is filled with
coupons that provide deals that benefit the entire family. Discounts include:

¨ Art Gallery of Ontario: 20% off regular adult admission price to the Art
Gallery of Ontario Permanent Collection. Special exhibits or events excluded.
No cash value. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Discount can only
be redeemed at the Art Gallery of Ontario Box Office. Limit 2 admissions per
coupon. The AGO is located at 317 Dundas Street West, at the corner of Dundas
and McCaul streets.416-979-6648 www.ago.net

¨ Casa Loma: 20% off the regular admission price to Canada's majestic castle.
Limit of 4 admissions per coupon. Casa Loma is located at 1 Austin Terrace,
southeast of Bathurst Street and St. Clair West Avenue. 416-923-1171
www.casaloma.org

¨ The Design Exchange: 50% off the regular admission price to The Design
Exchange current exhibits, "Canada House" by Douglas Coupland and "Cabin".
Limit of 4 admissions per coupon. The Design Exchange is located at 234 Bay
Street, between Wellington Street West and King Street West. 416-363-6121
www.dx.org

¨ Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art: 20% off regular priced merchandise in the
Gardiner Shop. Offer excludes publication purchases. The Gardiner Museum of
Ceramic Art is located at 60 McCaul Street, south of Dundas Street West.
416-586-8080 www.gardinermuseum.on.ca

¨ The Laugh Resort: 50% off the regular Wednesday through Friday admission
price or 20% of regular Saturday admission price. The Laugh Resort is located
at 370 King Street West, on the north west corner of Widmer Street.
416-364-5233 www.laughresort.com

¨ Mirvish Productions: 25% off the regular ticket price to Mamma Mia! playing
at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Offer valid for Tuesday through Thursday, 8
p.m. performances only. 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
"MF 07/04" www.mirvish.com

¨ Mirvish Productions: 25% off the regular ticket price to The Producers
playing at the Canon Theatre. Offer valid for Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m.
performances only. No refunds or exchanges. Seating is subject to
availability. Service charges where applicable. The Producers is performed at
the Canon Theatre, located at 244 Victoria Street. 1-800-461-3333, quote "MF
07/04" www.mirvish.com

¨ National Film Board Mediatheque: 20% off regular admission to weekend
animation workshops. The National Film Board Mediatheque is located at 150 John
Street, on the northwest corner of Richmond Street West. 416-973-3012
www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

¨ Ontario Science Centre: 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. Limit four admissions per coupon. The Ontario Science
Centre is located at 770 Don Mills Road. 416-696-3127
www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

¨ Royal Ontario Museum: 20% off the regular admission price into Canada's
leading international museum. Offer not valid on ROM Friday Nights or on
tickets already purchased. May not be combined with any other discount. No
cash value. Limit 4 admissions per coupon. 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 www.rom.ca

¨ The Second City: 2 for 1 admissions to the irreverent sketch comedy of The
Second City. The Second City is located at 56 Blue Jays Way, at the corner of
King Street and Blue Jays Way. 416-343-0011 www.secondcity.com

¨ St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts: 25% off the regular ticket price for Game
Show. Offer valid for shows running from Sunday through Friday. St. Lawrence
Centre for the Arts is located at 27 Front Street East, on the southeast corner
of Scott Street. 416-366-7723 www.stlc.com

¨ Steam Whistle Brewing Museum and Historic Roundhouse: 2 for 1 tour of the
facilities. Steam Whistle Brewing Museum and Historic Roundhouse is located at
255 Bremner Road, south of the CN Tower and Skydome. 416-362-2337
www.steamwhistle.ca

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Colbourne Lodge: 25% off regular admission price.
Colbourne Lodge is located at Colborne Lodge Drive, in the south end of High
Park. 416-392-6916 www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Historic Fork York: 25% off regular admission
price. Historic Fort York is located at 100 Garrison Road, off Fleet Street,
east of Strachan Avenue, west of Bathurst Street. 416-392-6907
www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Gibson House: 25% off regular admission price.
Gibson House is located at 5172 Yonge Street, at Park Home Avenue between
Sheppard and Finch Avenues. 416-395-7432 www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Mackenzie House: 25% off regular admission price.
Mackenzie House is located at 82 Bond Street, two blocks east of Yonge Street,
south of Dundas Street East. 416 -392-6915 www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Montgomery's Inn: 25% off regular admission price.
Montgomery's Inn is located at 4709 Dundas Street West, just east of Islington
Avenue. 416-392-6915 www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Toronto Historic Museums - Spadina Museums: Historic House & Gardens: 25% off
regular admission price. Spadina Museums: Historic House & Gardens is located
at 285 Spadina Road. 416-392-6910 www.toronto.ca/culture

¨ Yuk Yuks: 2 for 1 Sunday through Friday admission or $5 off the regular
Saturday admission price. 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
www.yukyuks.com

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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