Travel Deal for September 18, 2013
TIFF may be finished, but the entertainment doesn’t stop in Toronto.
Before it became a film industry capital of the world, Canada’s largest city was one of the globe’s top theatre towns. That’s still the case as some of the hottest productions are always on stage.
The Sheraton Centre Toronto celebrates the city’s ties to the world of musicals and drama with its Spend a Night at the Theatre package. The offer is for ticket holders with seats to Les Misérables at the Princess of Wales Theatre, a 12-minute walk from the hotel.
The package starts at $159 per night and guests must show their theatre tickets when they check in in order to receive the special rate.
Les Misérables tickets can be purchased online through Mirvish productions.
There are a range of ticketing options depending on seat location and date. Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Mis runs from September 27-December 22, 2013 in Toronto.
Vacay.ca Goes to the Museum
Your cultural stay in the city isn’t done yet. Be sure to check out the Ai Weiwei: According to What? exhibition that is on at the Art Gallery of Ontario until October 27, 2013. Vacay.ca Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi visited the exhibit prior to its opening to the public in a recent article.
Brijbassi writes: “An earthquake thundered in Sichuan five years ago, unleashing devastation, a gush of tears, and one man’s torrid imagination. Ninety-thousand people died in the Sichuan disaster; 5,212 of them were children, almost all of whom perished in dilapidated schools built by the government. A few weeks after the earthquake, Ai Weiwei travelled approximately 1,500 kilometres from Beijing to the razed province in south-central China. ‘I write every day, sometimes two articles a day,’ Ai has said. ‘In Sichuan, I couldn’t write for a week. It was devasting. I was speechless.’
“He was far from powerless, however. Ai took photographs and videos of the ruined towns. Most poignantly, he collected hundreds of knapsacks, which had been left strewn in rubble, the most awful kind of litter you could imagine. The knapsacks belonged to the children whose deaths have inspired Ai to change his world through relentless attempts to make the Chinese government more transparent and accountable.”