Have an eventful winter in Toronto with Air Transat

17 October, 2017: Toronto is the ideal winter destination for British travellers with a huge choice of events taking place throughout the season. Fly direct with Air Transat from London, Manchester and Glasgow with return fares starting from just £315 per person.

Events taking place throughout the winter include:

The Toronto Chocolate Festival - chocolate-loving visitors can expect to sample all their favourites at the Festival, which takes place across the city throughout November and features events from ‘The Chocolate Ball’ to ‘The Chocolympics’. 

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - the largest indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world takes place from 3rd – 12th November 2017 at Exhibition Place. A couple of the most anticipated events are watching Olympians and best-in-class riders competing, and enjoying a host of craft beers at The Craft Beer Experience, amongst a variety of other activities.

The Cavalcade of Lights – a Toronto tradition for nearly 50 years, kick off the holiday season on 25th November in Nathan Phillips Square with the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, live performances, a DJ skating party and a spectacular fireworks display.

The Toronto Christmas Market - this annual event in Toronto’s charming Distillery Historic District, runs from 16th November – 23rd December and captures all the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.

Winterlicious – for two weeks in January / February, Winterlicious Toronto brings a series of mouth-watering culinary events to the city at over 220 restaurants at great prix fixé value.

The Toronto Light Festival - lighting up the winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists, the Festival illuminates the Distillery Historic District from 19th January to 11th March. Visitors are taken on a visual journey as the picturesque historic neighbourhood is transformed into a large open-air gallery.

Toronto is a longstanding destination for tourists from all over the world, with a huge choice of things to see and do in the city. The world-famous CN Tower offers thrill-seekers the chance to walk hands-free around the outside of tower 356m above the ground, with the EdgeWalk experience.

Christmas shoppers won’t be disappointed either with a huge choice of stores throughout the city from luxury designer items to unique vintage finds, and outlet malls a short journey from downtown.

For food lovers, the choice of cuisine is endless thanks to Toronto's multicultural diversity, with different neighbourhoods focusing on different cuisines. These include the Chinese and Vietnamese found in the city's six Chinatowns, Greek food on The Danforth and neighbourhoods such as Little India, Little Italy and Corso Italia sitting alongside numerous other world cuisines found throughout the city.

Air Transat is currently running a seat sale on flights to Toronto departing up to 31st October, 2018.  Return fares start from just £315 per person, based on travel from London Gatwick, including in-flight meals and luggage, and must be booked by 23rd October, 2017.

For information and reservations, call 00 800 872 672 83, visit www.airtransat.co.uk

Alternatively, check out Air Transat’s mobile app where bookings can be easily made from a mobile device and travel documents saved. This is downloadable from the Google Play Store and App Store now.

All Air Transat flights include the added value of a 23kg allowance for hold luggage, meals and soft drinks on board, plus in-flight entertainment.

Air Transat offers flexible Eco fares, allowing passengers to make changes for free up to the day of departure. Passengers can also book Option Plus for more economy class benefits, or upgrade to Club Class, a separate cabin Premium Economy service.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries some 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 2,500 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The airline serves the UK and Ireland with flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.

Charlie Hampton / Nicola Powell - Air Transat Press Office - Pembroke Communications - Telephone: 07884 187297 - E-Mail: charlie@pembrokecommunications.com