THE RITZ-CARLTON, TORONTO

181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7 Canada
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Calendar of Events



Let every day be an adventure while you’re with us at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Discover some of our landmarks such as the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada during the day and spend your nights fine dining with us or step into the culinary melting pot of Toronto for a taste you won’t forget. Indulge in as much or as little as you please.



2 Star Michelin Chef Oliver Glowig at TOCA
August 28 - 30 & September 3 - 7, 2014
TOCA is proud to welcome back 2-star Michelin Chef Oliver Glowig. Experience a taste of Rome in Toronto August 28th - 30th & September 3rd - 7th.

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Live DJ’s at DEQ this Summer


We will be featuring DJ Andy Capp and DJ Dali Bikish from Playlist Co. every Thursday and Friday in DEQ starting this Thursday until end of August!

They are from Toronto’s premier music entertainment consultancy, The Playlist Company who specializes in crafting custom unique soundtracks for many of Toronto’s finest establishments.

They will be performing a fun, soulful, and worldly blend of music at various energy levels.

  
Canadian National Exhibition
August 15 - September 1, 2014


Exhibition Place | Lake Shore Boulevard West

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. The National Trade Centre boasts an International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe along with innovative products. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old. Step right up and try your hand at a game of chance to win your sweetie a plush toy.

The Ex culminates with the thrilling and crowd pleasing Air Show that fills the sky with a range of exciting aircraft and planes, including the iconic Snowbirds. A terrific way to cap the summer!

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Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana)
July / August (TBA)


Various Venues

Feel de vibe at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly Caribana) – an exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. In its 45th year it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. Toronto comes alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Grand Parade takes place on August 4.

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Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

2 Star Michelin Chef Oliver Glowig at TOCA
August 28 - 30 & September 3 - 7, 2014
TOCA is proud to welcome back 2-star Michelin Chef Oliver Glowig. Experience a taste of Rome in Toronto August 28th - 30th & September 3rd - 7th.

Learn more

Watch LIVE TIFF Press Conferences at Ritz Bar Media Lounge
September 4 - 14, 2014
Ritz Bar & Cafe

Grab an espresso and watch all the TIFF Press Conferences, streaming live at Ritz Bar.

Indulge in Specialty Stations in Our Lobby
September 4 - 14, 2014
Lobby

Enjoy Espresso, Gelato, Champagnes and Candy Stations Daily in the Lobby during the Toronto International Film Festival.

  
Toronto International Film Festival
September 4 - 14, 2014


Various Venues

The Toronto International Film Festival is the most successful public film festival in the world. World premieres, galas, associated shmoozes and parties comprise this illustrious event where stars, directors and industry honchos make the rounds. If you are a cinephile or simply just love to experience new and innovative films, the Festival is the place to be.

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Tim Hortons Soutside Shuffle
September 5 - 7, 2014


Port Credit

Get the blues along with over 50,000 others at Port Credit’s Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle and also enjoy the great pick-me-upper jazz acts throughout the festival. Over 150 Canadian and international acts.

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Champagne & Caviar Brunches
Every Sunday in September


TOCA Restaurant

Featuring Individual Caviar Canapés & Unlimited Veuve Cliquot “Yellow Label” ($149++ per person).

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Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival
September (TBA)


Various Venues

Three days of 100% Canadian Entertainment!
Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival is three days of music featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers. The Festival is held at a variety of venues in downtown Toronto, most of them free.

Audiences will enjoy a broad range of events, from Canada’s most celebrated performers to exciting emerging artists breaking out onto the world stage.

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Canadian National Exhibition
August 15 - September 1, 2014


Exhibition Place | Lake Shore Boulevard West

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. The National Trade Centre boasts an International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe along with innovative products. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old. Step right up and try your hand at a game of chance to win your sweetie a plush toy.

The Ex culminates with the thrilling and crowd pleasing Air Show that fills the sky with a range of exciting aircraft and planes, including the iconic Snowbirds. A terrific way to cap the summer!

Learn more

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

  
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
October 4, 2014
7:03 p.m. to Sunrise

For one sleepless night experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of artists. One night only. All night long. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From churches and grocery stores to chimney stacks and bus stations, choose from 130 projects spread out over the 3 zones.

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International Festival of Authors
October 23 - November 2, 2014
Harbourfront Centre

Approaching its 35th year in 2014, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literacy Awards and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

The 2013 lineup featured over 60 authors, including Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Joseph Boyden, Anne Carson, Douglas Coupland and Canada Reads 2013 winner, Lisa Moore

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Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade
October (TBA)
The zombie walk started one gloomy Sunday, a week before hallows eve in 2003. A handful of the living dead rose from their graves to wander the streets of Toronto in search of brains.

The plague returned every year, and the zombie count grew into a large and dedicated legion of the undead. Not only did the plague hit Toronto, it hit New York, Vancouver, Ottawa, Melbourne and numerous other cities around the world. In 2006 The Toronto Zombie Walk joined forces with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, to ensure zombies have an enjoyable evening of flicks to see after their flesh eating endeavors.

2012 marked the ten-year anniversary with over 10,000 people!

The Toronto Zombie Walk is pleased to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation as their charity of choice to help raise public awareness about the importance of learning the three simple steps to hands-only CPR™ through their CPR Makes You Undead campaign to educate and save lives.

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Toronto Oktoberfest
October (TBA)
Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls! Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City as it captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic food, drink and merriment. Experience a genuine Festhalle filled with traditional Bavarian dancers, polka bands, German and European biers, authentic Bavarian fare, singing and dancing and so much more!

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Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

  
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
November 7 - 16, 2014
Exhibition Place | Lake Shore Boulevard West

Since its inception in November 1922, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has become the largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition in the world. The Royal combines everything agriculture and draws more than 340,000 visitors annually to see over 300 vendors, regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows and everything in between. Celebrating its 90th year and promising to be the biggest year ever, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest of its kind and truly is part of Canadian tradition.

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Winter Festival of Lights
November 9, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Niagara Falls

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland, with over three million sparkling lights along a 6km route, Niagara Falls ice skating at the TD RINK at the Brink, grand holiday displays throughout the city, and unique Niagara Falls events like the Christmas Concert Series. With weekly fireworks, waterparks and casinos, this wintertime Niagara Falls festival offers plenty to experience.

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Learn more

  
International Festival of Authors
October 23 - November 2, 2014
Harbourfront Centre

Approaching its 35th year in 2014, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literacy Awards and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

The 2013 lineup featured over 60 authors, including Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Joseph Boyden, Anne Carson, Douglas Coupland and Canada Reads 2013 winner, Lisa Moore

Learn more

  
Cavalcade of Lights
November 29, 2014
Nathan Phillips Square | 100 Queen Street West

This festive event, a 48-year holiday tradition in Toronto, will feature the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a skating party at Nathan Phillips Square.

The evening begins at 7:00pm with performances followed by a breathtaking fireworks display at 8 p.m.

The celebration will continue at 8:15pm with a live concert followed by an open-air skating party with DJ Dopey under the glow of thousands of lights in Nathan Phillips Square.

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Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

  
Winter Festival of Lights
November 9, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Niagara Falls

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland, with over three million sparkling lights along a 6km route, Niagara Falls ice skating at the TD RINK at the Brink, grand holiday displays throughout the city, and unique Niagara Falls events like the Christmas Concert Series. With weekly fireworks, waterparks and casinos, this wintertime Niagara Falls festival offers plenty to experience.

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Learn more

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

  
Winter Festival of Lights
November 9, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Niagara Falls

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights turns Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland, with over three million sparkling lights along a 6km route, Niagara Falls ice skating at the TD RINK at the Brink, grand holiday displays throughout the city, and unique Niagara Falls events like the Christmas Concert Series. With weekly fireworks, waterparks and casinos, this wintertime Niagara Falls festival offers plenty to experience.

The CAA Winter Festival of Lights is the most enchanting of Niagara attractions and has become a tradition for over one million people from around the globe on winter getaways.

Learn more

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.

Exclusive Club Lounge Experiences

  • Personalized Private Shopping experiences from the most exclusive retailers in Toronto, such as Burberry and Harry Rosen.
  • Indulge in the different tastes of our restaurants with Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Tastings twice a week.
  • Go behind the scenes of the Legendary Ritz-Carlton Service with our intimate Heart of House Tours.