As a city rich in culture, there is always something abuzz in Toronto when it comes to entertaining events and news, tourist attractions and notorious landscaping sites. With so many activities to choose from, both locals and visitors should keep an eye on the city’s festivals and tourist attractions to come about in 2019. Here are some of the highlights the New Year has to offer. You can mark these off your bucket list as part of your holiday calendar to perhaps revisit on a yearly basis.
The Toronto International Boat Show
Being a massive success, the Toronto International Boat Show is an annual event held from the 12th of January until the 21st of January. Dazzling onlookers with the majestic prowess of all water based machinery; the event draws viewers from all across the world to attend seminars and shows.
Toronto boasts the world’s largest lake and as a result the event is ideal for water fanatics with a passion for motorized water vehicles. Being labelled ‘The World’s Biggest’ is already a massive hit to tourists looking to fill their photo albums.
Woodbine Racetrack Casino Expansion
Earlier in 2018, the City Council approved some plans to expand the already successful gambling attraction, Woodbine Racetrack, in order to spur economic development and to bring in additional cash. Located in Etobicoke, visitors can enjoy all the facilities 24 hours a day. No one can be certain when the doors will open, but if you aren’t lucky enough to see it by the end of 2019, you can play 888 poker online during a visit to any of the famous Canada tourist destinations.
Doors Open Toronto
Toronto was the first of three cities in North America to host one of the biggest annual events ever heard of. The city opens its doors for one weekend only in May 2019 and allows visitors to explore the buildings architecture, culture and learn about the history of the city all for free.
An American fast food take-out brand looks to open a chain of fully operational restaurants throughout Canada. The next location is forward bound to Toronto and tourists can experience the best of America on Canadian soil. Canada is set to source their own meat to the franchise and the grand opening is bound to make any tourist’s mouth water.
The Toronto Light Festival
Travelling to Toronto anytime from January to March? If so, you are in luck. One of the most artistic displays of retro lighting reveals the evening beauty of the Distillery Historic District, a tourism landmark for the city of Canada. Artists all across the world use the evening sky as their portrait and amaze onlookers through colourful and bright lights which have been artfully crafted to grab attention. The buildings are used as a blank canvas, designs are on display and viewers have the privilege to see the beauty a camera lens cannot capture.
Family Day in Toronto
For the tourist planning a family vacation, the best time to do so is within the month of February, paying special attention to the 19th of February 2019. Family Day is one of the biggest family events hosted in Toronto and includes a number of activities such as pony rides, free skating lessons on the frozen lake, an outdoor lounge offering the comfort of fires, hot chocolate along the way, as well as many other Family Day activities. Throughout the weekend there is a number of Family Day options to choose from, something for every member of the family.
Toronto tourism begs visitors to make a stop at the Royal Ontario Museum. The majestic museum offers a slew of events fit for the entire family. There are speakers, shows, clubs and walking tours available through the events section of 2019 – definitely a must see for all.
Toronto is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Canada or if you like, the world! Considering the millions of tourists these successful businesses and tourists destinations attract, there are bound to be more events coming your way in 2019. With the excitement of not knowing what will come next, make sure you place Toronto on your map of places to see in the New Year.