Events Near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Travel Hotel Toronto Airport

For everything from hockey tournaments to corporate conferences, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Travel Hotel Toronto Airport is a preferred hotel for visitors attending local events. If you’re travelling with a team or group, our hotel is pleased to offer competitive group rate packages— contact us to learn more. Have a look at our event listing below and check this page often to find out about what’s happening in and around our local area.

Toronto Area Local Events

Etobicoke Pentathlon

Event Name: Etobicoke Pentathlon
Date: April 8-10, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium

A LC age group meet which includes the four 100 meter races and the 200 I.M. A total time award is presented to swimmers in each age category. Bring your swimmers for Friday or Saturday/Sunday morning/afternoon.

For More info please visit: www.eswim.ca


Event Name: TOP Cup SC
Date: May 13-15, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium

The only 10 & Under meet in Canada!

For more info please visit: www.eswim.ca


Event Name: TOP Cup LC
Date: May 14-15, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium

 The only 10 & Under meet in Canada!

For more info please visit: www.eswim.ca

Age Group International LC

Event Name: Age Group International LC
Date: June 2-5, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olympium

LC Age Group meet for Canadian and International competitors. Ontario "B" standard qualifying times.

For more info please visit: www.eswim.ca

Ontario Summer LC

Event Name: Ontario Summer LC Champs
Date: Jun 30-Jul 3, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium

Swim Ontario's new Summer LC Championships. Co-host with NYAC.

For more info please visit: www.eswim.ca

Lisa A. C/N/W & Provincial Qualifier

Event Name: Lisa A. C/N/W & Provincial Qualifier
Date: January 22-24, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium

2016 Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships

Event Name: 2016 Leslie Taylor Provincial Championships
Date: February 20-21, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olympium


Date: April 14- 17, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olypium


Trillium 12&Under Championships

Event Name: Trillium 12&Under Championships
Event Date: May 6-8, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olympium

Ontario Summer Festival

Event Name: Ontario Summer Festival
Date: June 18 - 20, 2016
Location: Etobicoke Olympium

Ontario Summer LC Championships

Event name: Ontario Summer LC Championships
Date:  June 30 - July 3, 2016
Location:  Etobicoke Olympium


Date: July 28- July 31, 2016

The 48th annual Caribana Toronto Festival is just around the corner and hundreds of Caribbean inspired events, classes and parties have been planned to mark to this year's festival. Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration, absorbing most of the city with its infectious feel-good vibes.

Over a million tourists are expected in Toronto during the first weekend of August to experience everything Caribana has to offer. The beauty of Caribana in Toronto is the varied audience it attracts: everyone from families across Canada and the U.S, young singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana themed parties in clubs across Toronto.

TIFF 2016

Date: Sep 8 - Sep 18, 2016



Date: June 24- July 3, 2016

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts an annual festival in downtown Toronto, which takes place each year during the last week of June.

Pride Week celebrates our diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, creativities, families, friends and lives. It includes a three-day street festival with over eight stages of live entertainment, an extensive street fair (including community booths, vendors, food stalls), a special Family Pride program, a politically charged Dyke March, a Trans March and the famous Pride Parade.

A ten day event, Pride Week is one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over 1.2 million people. An award winning festival, Pride Week is one of only eight officially designated City of Toronto “Signature Events”, is recognized as one of the “Top 50 Festivals in Ontario” by Festivals and Events Ontario, was awarded the “Best Festival in Canada” award by the Canadian Special Event Industry two years in a row and received the “Best Arts & Culture Event” award for 2011.



Date: June 17- June 19, 2016



Date: June 10- June 19, 2016

For ten days each June, the Luminato Festival transforms theatres, parks and public spaces across the city and creates a home for artists to come play, share and create.

Canadian International AutoShow 2016

Date: Feb 12- Feb 21, 2016

Experience the Total Automotive Experience with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits! - See more at: http://www.seetorontonow.com/annual-events/#sthash.oa1Hb8My.dpuf

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2016

Date: May 1- May 31, 2016

A month-long festival of photography with over 1,000 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across the Greater Toronto Area each May. - See more at: http://www.seetorontonow.com/annual-events/#sthash.oa1Hb8My.dpuf

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2016

Date: June 2016 (dates to be announced)

Brought to you by North America’s premiere jazz festival producers, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival delivers the sounds of the world’s greatest jazz musicians from the quaint and most intimate of venues to the large concert halls. Be sure to schedule this smooth festival into your summer calendar.

Honda Indy Toronto 2016

Date: July 15, July 17, 2016

Honda Indy Toronto is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.

Beaches International Jazz Festival 2016

Date: July 2016 (dates to be announced)

Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, this celebration of music features a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages, and even an enticing line-up of gourmet food trucks.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2016

Date: July 2016 (dates to be announced)

Toronto’s Festival of Beer celebrates Canada’s rich brewing history by featuring more than 120 brands around the world and many Ontario craft brewers.

Toronto Summer Music Festival 2016

Date: July 2016 (dates to be announced)

The Toronto Summer Music Festival brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts, guest lectures and Masterclasses.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank 2016

Date: August 2016 (dates to be announced)

Organized by Tennis Canada since 1892 and offering over $3 million in prize money, the best male tennis players in the world will be coming to Toronto to compete for the prestigious Rogers Cup trophy, which is the third-oldest title in tennis.

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Date: August/September 2016 (dates to be announced)

This annual fair 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.

Toronto Oktoberfest 2016

Date: September 2016 (dates to be announced)

Experience an authentic Oktoberfest Festhalle in Toronto!

Small World Music Festival 2016

Date: September/October 2016 (dates to be announced)

Capturing the world in a ten-day festival, Small World’s signature annual program returns in 2016 for its 15th year, bringing the sounds of Mali, Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia, Palestine, Spain, Estonia and more to Toronto stages.

International Festival of Authors 2016

Date: October/November 2016 (dates to be announced)

IFOA presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally-recognized forum in which to present their work.