Par-Tee like it’s 1989! Toronto’s latest experiential venue is an interactive adventure fittingly called Par-Tee Putt. An indoor mini-putt with 27-themed holes, it’s as fun as it’s Instagrammable with scenes right out of the 80s and 90s. Most holes are replicas of pop-culture icons like E.T., Seinfeld, and even The Price is Right, while local attractions like the CN Tower and Exhibition Place are also featured. Serving food, beverages and upbeat tunes, Par-Tee Putt has all the ingredients for a unique event filled with laughs (capacity: up to 200 people).
Save room for dessert. The KitKat Chocolatory, a make-your-own chocolate store, is coming to Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall. Later on in 2019, Eataly is opening its first Canadian location with a 50,000 sq. ft. food hall that sells everything from Italian eats to high-end Italian clothing. Parlour, an upscale multi-level pub that seats over 300, recently opened its doors in a historical piano factory. Finally, Real Sports Bar & Grill’s renovations are completed with a new pedestrian bridge that connects to Scotiabank Arena and the PATH.
The latest in hotel news. Opening in 2020, the Drake Hotel’s expansion includes 32 added guestrooms. The Park Hyatt Toronto is reopening with 220 guestrooms, 9 meeting rooms and over 14,000 sq. ft. of space, by late summer 2020. Also for next summer, the former Thompson Toronto is transforming into Canada’s first 1 Hotel, a one-of-kind eco-friendly, luxury property. Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre Hotel is independently operating as Mississauga Centre Hotel until its conversion and re-flagging to Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Mississauga.
Honey, they shrunk Canada! Sort of. Arriving in 2020, Little Canada is the latest attraction that’s set to open at Yonge-Dundas Square. Explore 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space that showcases the nation, on a miniature scale. Canada’s the 2nd largest country in the world, and now you can easily experience it in its entirety! The attraction will be opening with 5 major Canadian destinations: Little Niagara, Little Toronto, Little Ottawa, Little Quebec, and Little Golden Horseshoe. Other major Canadian destinations are planned to follow.
Here to stay. Since the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Toronto Sign has become one of the city’s most photographed attractions. Originally, it was created solely for the Pan Am Games and wasn’t made for durability. Due to its popularity, it’ll be replaced with a more durable, weather-resistant version of itself by end-of-year. Toronto wouldn’t be the same without the sign’s iconic glow, so it’s staying for good.
It’s the season of change for Toronto’s greenery, but also for some of the city’s venues. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is now called Meridian Hall (Main Stage capacity: up to 3,191). Likewise, The Toronto Centre for the Arts has also been renamed Meridian Arts Centre. It includes 4 stages, with largest being able to hold 1,036 people at capacity.