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Accommodation And Holds One Of The Largest Convention And Trade
Show Facilities In Canada, Encompassing 90 000 Square Feet. The Hotel
Offers You A Wide Range Of F And B Choices, The Atrium, Award-winning
Regal Chinese Restaurants, The Banyan Bar Offering Live Entertainment On
Weekends Is A Perfect Spot For A Rendezvous And The Okinawa Japanese
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Sauna Or Workout In The Fitness Centre While You Are Here And You Will
Find The Regal Constellation Is Ideal For Business And Leisure Travelers.
• Air Canada Centre
• CN Tower
• Royal Ontario Museum
• Art Gallery of Ontario
• Ontario Place
• Ontario Science Centre
The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a
communications and tourist tower standing 553.33 meters (1,815.39 ft)
tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under
construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land
in the world. On September 12, 2007, after holding the record for 32
years, the CN tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-
construction Burj Dubai. It remains the signature icon of Toronto's skyline,
attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built
the tower. Following the railway's decision to divest non-core freight
railway assets, prior to the company's privatization in 1995, they
transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company (CLC), a federal
Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since local
residents wished to retain the name CN Tower, the abbreviation is now
said to expand to Canada's National Tower rather than the original
Canadian National Tower; however, neither of these are commonly used.
Ontario Place is a multiple use entertainment and seasonal
amusement park in Toronto, Ontario and owned by the Province of
Ontario. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition
Place, it is approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto. Opening in
1971, it consists of three artificially constructed, landscaped islands.
Attractions are spread throughout the park, as well as walking trails and
food and drink concessions. Traditionally targeted at a family audience,
with emphasis on children's activities, the park has a seasonal operating
schedule and is closed from October through April, with the exception of
the Cinesphere IMAX theatre and private event space. Central to the
complex is a public marina and a major concert theatre. Historically,
Ontario Place, as a publicly subsidized provincial agency, aims to keep
costs, especially for families, lower than comparable attractions.
The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM, is
a major museum for world culture and natural history in the city of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The ROM is the fifth largest museum in
North America and contains more than six million items and over 40
galleries. It is also the largest museum in Canada. It has notable
collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian
art, European history, and Canadian history.
The museum is located at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue
Road, north of Queen's Park and on the east side of Philosopher's
Walk in the University of Toronto. Established in 1912 by the
provincial government, the Royal Ontario Museum was operated by
the University of Toronto until 1968. Now an independent
institution, the museum still maintains close relations with the
university, often sharing expertise and resources
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum on the eastern
edge of Toronto's downtown Chinatown district, on Dundas Street West
between McCaul Street and Beverley Street. With 486,000 ft² (45,000 m²)
of physical space, the AGO is one of the largest art museums in North
Its collection includes more than 68,000 works spanning the 1st century to
the present-day. It includes an extensive collection of Canadian art, which
depicts the development of Canada's heritage from pre-Confederation to
the present. Indeed, works by Canadian artists make up more than half of
the AGO's collection. The museum also has an impressive collection of
European art, such as major works by Thomas Gainsborough, Anthony van
Dyck, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, and Frans Hals (all donated to the AGO by
FP Wood), and works by other renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso,
Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. In addition to these,
the AGO also has one of the most significant collections of African art in
North America, as well as a contemporary art collection illustrating the
evolution of modern artistic movements in Canada, the United States, and
Europe, including works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Jenny
Holzer. Finally, the AGO is home to the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre,
which houses the largest public collection of works by this British sculptor.
Moore's bronze work, Two Large Forms (1966–1969) greets visitors at the
The Air Canada Centre is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay
Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. It is the home of the Toronto
Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the Toronto Raptors of
the National Basketball Association, and the Toronto Rock of the
National Lacrosse League. It was also home to the Toronto
Phantoms of the Arena Football League during their brief existence.
The arena is popularly known as "the ACC" or "the Hangar" (the
latter nickname coming from its appearance).
The arena is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the
same group that owns both the Leafs and Raptors, and is 665,000
square feet (62,000 m²) in size. Air Canada Centre is connected to
Union Station and the underground pedestrian PATH system,
providing easy access to public transportation (TTC, subway and GO
Transit) for fans attending events. There are also 13,000 parking
spaces within immediate walking distance.
Andy Frost is the public address announcer at the ACC during
Toronto Maple Leafs home games, while Herbie Kuhn does the job
for the Toronto Raptors, and Bruce Barker is the announcer for
Toronto Rock games.
Since opening, Air Canada Centre has been recognized with more
than 25 industry awards that range from Canadian Major Facility of
the Year (multiple times), the U.S. based Facilities & Event
Management Magazine's Prime Site Award, the Wine Spectator,
VQA Restaurant and the International (Diamond Wine Award)
Awards of Excellence, and Tourism Toronto's Jeff Adams Access
Award of Excellence for the facilities accessibility.
Air Canada Centre remains the only arena in North America to
house three of its own exclusive award-winning restaurants -- The
Platinum Club, Air Canada Club and Hot Stove Club. The
restaurants, along with themed concessions stands and kiosks offer
a diversity of food and beverages that capture Toronto's
multicultural flavour. Two in-house bars, the Ice Box and Rickard's
Brewhouse (which has its own micro-brewery) are favourite spots
for fans before and during games.
Ontario Science Centre (OSC) is a science museum in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, near the Don Valley Parkway about 11 km
northeast of downtown on Don Mills Road just south of Eglinton
Avenue East. It is built down the side of a wooded ravine formed by
one branch of the Don River.
Planning for the centre started in 1961 during Toronto's massive
expansion of the late 1950s and 1960s. In 1964 the famous Toronto
architect Raymond Moriyama was hired to design the site. The
innovative design, consisting of three main buildings connected by a
series of bridges and escalators, follows the natural contours of the
Don River ravine, into which the Centre descends. Construction
started in 1966 with plans to make it a part of the city's 1967
Canadian Centennial celebrations. It was officially named the
Centennial Centre of Science and Technology. However construction
was not complete in 1967, and the OSC did not open to the public
until two years later, in September of 1969.
At the time the OSC was famous around the world for its "hands
on" approach to science, which was later duplicated in San
Francisco's Exploratorium and Detroit's Museum of Science and
Unlike the traditional museum where the exhibits are there to be
looked at, the majority of the exhibits at the OSC were interactive,
while many others were live demonstrations (metalworking for
instance). Its Communications room was particularly well-loved,
containing a number of computerized displays, including a very
popular tic-tac-toe game run on a PDP-11.
The centre was a huge attraction in the 1970s, but by the early
1980s visiting rates had dropped considerably. Most of the displays
were the originals, and were now either outdated, worn out, or in
some case broken. During the 1990s these issues were addressed
by opening the OSC to corporate funding. In 1996 the province's
first OMNIMAX theatre opened in an expanded entranceway area,
and additional changes soon followed. The most recent of these
changes is the $40 million Agents of Change project, the final phase
of which opened in June 2006.
There are interactive and passive exhibits throughout the buildings.
They feature everything in science and nature. They feature
geology, the science of nature (in the west wing), Astronomical
science, how to play music and technology in the south wing,
human anatomy, communication and bias, and some miscellaneous
artifacts of science. However, the astronomical wing had been
closed since Pluto's demotion in 2006. The OSC has a main area just
in from the entranceway that is often used to demonstrate traveling
shows, which sometimes spill out into the adjacent outdoor areas.
Well known shows from the past include a computer art exhibit,
one on the science of sport, and a popular show on history of
technology in China. Recently, Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 2:
The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies was displayed at
the OSC. It displayed organs, slices of body parts, and even entire
bodies, and has proved to be immensely popular. Additionally, there
was the Marvel Comics exhibition during the winter of 2006-2007.
There is a recent exhibit opening on June 2, 2007 on the Titanic to
The Ontario Science Centre Science School (OSCSS) offers credited
grade 12 University Preparation courses in physics, biology,
chemistry and calculus. Students from all over Ontario apply and
are selected to spend a semester at the OSCSS. The OSCSS offers
enriched learning in small and informal classes of no more than 25
students. While at the Science Centre, students earn practicum
hours through volunteering and interacting with the visitors. They
also get a unique chance to participate in the Mentorship Program,
aimed at educating the students about the various jobs and career
Sandy beaches … the Boardwalk … beautiful parks … The natural
beauty of the Beach (or The Beaches as some people call us) has
always drawn people to our community. But it's Queen Street East -
our small-town friendly Main Street - with its eclectic and vibrant
shops, services, and restaurants that keeps bringing them back.