INTERNeX Canada: Winter Wonderland in Toronto!

November is awesome. Why? It’s the time of the year when you are allowed to start getting excited for Christmas or whichever holiday you celebrate! You know when all the festive lights, snow and red Starbucks cups appear? Yes, this is it!

Winter in Toronto is very cold, but the holiday festivities that the city puts on make it such an exciting time and place to be.  The other good news is that it’s only November and the average temperate is about 7 degrees which is still nice enough for doing outdoor fall activities!

In downtown Toronto, Yonge Street is where all the winter activities can be seen! Looking for beautiful holiday lights? There will be a 40-foot sculptural light tree, 3D polar bears, reindeers and more! As well, the community has planned many events to celebrate the holiday season right in the heart of Toronto such as IlluminiteWindow WonderlandKidzfest, Buskertainment and Ice, Wine & Dine.

Today I will introduce you to the Winter Wonderland event that is going on until the end of this month! From November 1st you may have noticed that the window displays of about 30 businesses down Yonge Street have been a little more decorated than usual! It is because these businesses are competing with each other to create the most creative or eye-catching holiday windows.

Until the November 28th, you can vote for whichever window is your favorite at the website here! Best of all, this is completely FREE!

So grab your winter coats, walking boots and take a walk down this busy street or check out the other events going on!

Happy voting! The winner will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony on November 28th!

Cheers,

Queenie

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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Toronto: Fun Fact – Yonge Street

Have you ever asked, what is the longest street in the world? No? Well, me neither, but I was surprised to discover that this title belongs to Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada.

Yonge Street, pronounced “young”, was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km, which is approximately the length of San Diego to Seattle. Crazy, right? Also known as Highway 11, Yonge Street links Toronto, the capital of Ontario, with northern parts of the region. It was fundamental in the establishment of western Upper Canada in the 1790s as a route for communication exchange.

Today, this street is like Main, Robson, Burrard and Granville Street in Vancouver, all put together.  It combines the financial district of Toronto with every kind of shopping, services, food and entertainment you can imagine. This includes the Eaton Center, one of the biggest malls in Canada, which boasts 230 stores and restaurants with over one million visitors per week.

Also located on Yonge street is the Yonge and Dundas Square. This square is an open public space that regularly hosts free concerts, events and film viewings. When a big name such as comedian Russell Peters comes to perform, people spill out into the actual intersection. Check out their website for what’s happening daily!

What’s really interesting about this square is that it holds the first pedestrian scramble, or scramble intersection, in the city. This is a crossing system that stops all traffic allowing pedestrians to cross at any direction of the intersection at the same time. I’m not sure how that works, but it sounds a bit confusing yet effective?

Toronto is an amazing city for many reasons, but Yonge Street is another reason why you should check it out!

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Toronto Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Just a reminder that the Toronto Jazz Festival is coming up!

Late June signals not only the start of summer, but also the arrival of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it takes over the city for 10 incredible days. Local clubs, restaurants, venues and even a church or two will be playing host, creating a festival network that includes over 40 participating stages all over the city. Now, that is a lot of jazz! We don’t forget about you guys in Toronto, and really want you to experience a great Canadian event – make sure you don’t pass this up!

For the past 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has produced the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival as well as many other events and programs to further develop jazz talent and audience appreciation. Toronto Downtown Jazz is a registered charity and over the years has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Fast Facts

In 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has:

  • Presented over 20,000 artists, 85% of whom were Canadian
  • Presented over 1,500 free public events
  • Contributed over $250 million to the GTA economy
  • Been blessed with over 50,000 hours contributed by volunteers
  • Welcomed over 6 million people to the Festival

For more information on this event, artists, and venues, click here!

That’s all for now guys! Make sure you book off a few days to take in some great performances!

– Laura

Toronto Jazz Festival – June 25 to July 4

Just a reminder that the Toronto Jazz Festival is coming up!

Late June signals not only the start of summer, but also the arrival of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it takes over the city for 10 incredible days. Local clubs, restaurants, venues and even a church or two will be playing host, creating a festival network that includes over 40 participating stages all over the city. Now, that is a lot of jazz! We don’t forget about you guys in Toronto, and really want you to experience a great Canadian event – make sure you don’t pass this up!

For the past 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has produced the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival as well as many other events and programs to further develop jazz talent and audience appreciation. Toronto Downtown Jazz is a registered charity and over the years has come to be recognized as one of North Americas premier jazz festival producers, while the organization itself has been used by other arts organizations and festivals as a model for community involvement, artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Fast Facts

In 20 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has:

  • Presented over 20,000 artists, 85% of whom were Canadian
  • Presented over 1,500 free public events
  • Contributed over $250 million to the GTA economy
  • Been blessed with over 50,000 hours contributed by volunteers
  • Welcomed over 6 million people to the Festival

For more information on this event, artists, and venues, click here!

That’s all for now guys! Make sure you get the chance to take in some great performances, stay tuned for a possible meeting spot with INTERNeX!

– Laura