A message from Toronto Newcomer’s Club
Fellow NNAC Members, we hope you are as excited to come to Toronto for the Annual NNAC Conference October 20-22 as we are to be hosting you. We want this to be a fun filled and meaningful event.
We have a great rate at a wonderfully located hotel. They have graciously extended their rate to allow those of you who want to make a visit of it to do so. We hope you will take advantage of this, as Toronto has a lot to offer.
For sure the cocktail party on Friday night will have lots of food, wine and friendship along with beautiful views of the city.
If you are coming alone and want to meet up with fellow attendees for dinner on Saturday or any other activity, we can help with that. There are so many restaurants near the hotel we will have trouble listing them.
A great city to just wander in, we will be arranging volunteers to guide tours of the major hotspots: the Distillery District, Kensington Market, Queen’s Quay, and Toronto Islands, on Sunday, October 22 in the morning, subject to demand.
There are three big theater events running in Toronto the weekend of the conference, North by Northwest, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, and Meatloaf: Bat out of Hell the musical. Check out the Mirvish Theatre website for more details.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is very close to the hotel and has a spectacular collection of Group of Seven works among others. A short train ride away are The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) which is always interesting, The Bata Shoe Museum where you will look at shoes in an entirely different way, and the Gardiner Ceramic museum. Further afield there is the stunning architecture of the Aga Khan Museum or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in nearby Kleinberg.
Toronto is a real “foodie” town. Closer to the conference we will be sending out restaurant and other recommendations for the area, as well as suggestions for places to walk or shop. The website www.blogto.com has wonderful suggestions of things to see, do, eat and drink. If you are staying for a visit consider purchasing a City Pass. They have several of the City’s top attractions such as the CN Tower, Casa Loma, ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium and other attractions. Just note that you need to see at least 3 attractions to make it worthwhile. Or try the Hop On, Hop Off tours to get a real feeling for the city
We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto Newcomers’ Club