Optional tours at the 2016 Convention
EASA has scheduled these optional tours especially for you. Tours are available to all attendees.
Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake
Saturday, June 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm
This tour begins with an unforgettable trip to Niagara Falls, a natural wonder of the world so spectacular that 14 million people each year come to experience it. Aboard the Hornblower, you’ll cruise to the base of the Horseshoe Falls for an unforgettable sail (raincoats included). Afterwards you’ll have time to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls before enjoying a buffet lunch.
Then it’s on to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the birthplace of Ontario’s modern wine industry. Here rural pleasures blend seamlessly with sophisticated entertainment. From antique shopping to quaint boutiques to art galleries, you’ll experience a world of endless fun and flavors in this well-preserved 19th-century village. Your next stop will be a local winery, where you’ll delight in delicious wines while enjoying a private winery tour.
Price $95 ($105 after April 29)
Toronto City Tour
Saturday, June 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Financial capital, cultural center, ethnically diverse community, Toronto is a source of inspiration and imagination. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Toronto is home to more than 100 cultures, offering exciting festivals and events. Besides a guided tour of the city and its various neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy visiting historic Casa Loma. There you’ll step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor in the former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pallatt. You can also explore the upper level of the house, where history is around every corner, as well as the Library, Conservatory and gardens.
Price: $60 ($70 after April 29)
Royal Ontario Museum & Bloor-Yorkville Shopping
Monday, June 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This tour features two very special experiences, a tour of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and shopping in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville village. The ROM is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures, a combination that offers an unusual breadth of experience to visitors and scholars alike. Your visit will include a guided tour of several galleries, focusing on various points of interest in Canada’s largest museum of natural history.
Hailed as the “Mink Mile,” Bloor-Yorkville is one of Toronto’s more elegant shopping areas. Chic residents and visitors alike frequent this small stretch of Bloor Street for the finest fashions, china, and décor. Continue a few steps north of Bloor and be rewarded with Yorkville’s stunning designer boutiques, antique shops, clubs and galleries. Fans of international fashion will find all the major labels here including Prada, Gucci, Boss, Escada, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more!
(Return transportation will be available at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Lunch is on your own.)
Price: $45 ($55 after April 29)
Harbor Lunch Cruise and Waterfront
Monday, June 12, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
One of the best ways to see Toronto is to take a relaxing and scenic cruise on Lake Ontario! You’ll be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the relaxing world of life on the water. Enjoy lunch on the dining decks as panoramic windows offer spectacular views of Toronto Island, the harbor, and the city’s skyline.
Your journey will begin with a leisurely cruise along Toronto’s waterfront. After gliding into the calming waters of the Centre Island Lagoons, you’ll sail along the shoreline of the Toronto Islands and proceed into Lake Ontario. From there, you’ll enjoy memorable views of Toronto’s beautiful skyline. After the cruise, you’ll have time to explore the many shops and galleries at Queens Quay and along the lake.
Price: $120 ($130 after April 29)
Best of Toronto Food Tour
Tuesday, June 14, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
On this tour, you’ll explore Toronto one bite at a time. As Canada’s largest metropolis, Toronto is a mecca for ethnic cuisine. Your experience will start with a tour via motor coach that includes Chinatown, Kensington Market and St. Lawrence Market. Then it’s off for a leisurely stroll along Queen Street West, where you’ll discover popular local hangouts and trendy new locales.
This exploration of the city through culinary experiences will give you a glimpse into Toronto and its neighborhoods. Though lunch is not included in this tour, you will have plenty to eat along the way!
Price: $70 ($80 after April 29)
Toronto’s Historic Distillery District Tour
Tuesday, June 14, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire, Toronto’s Distillery District showcases the best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in all of North America. The Gooderham and Worts Distillery (the original name) played an important role in the growth of real estate and banking in the city and nation.
Your guided tour of this pedestrian-only village features a selection of 40 restored buildings, as well as fascinating, often humorous, tales of booze, death, and prohibition.
Included is an 85-minute walking tour, with stops for tasting some of the best chocolate and beer in the country, courtesy of Soma Chocolate and Mill St. Brewery, and time for lunch on your own.
Price: $50 ($60 after April 29)
Armstrong Fluid Technology
Tuesday, June 14, 2:15 - 4:00 pm
Armstrong Fluid Technology is known around the world as a forerunner and innovator in the design, engineering and manufacturing of intelligent fluid flow equipment. They lead the fluid systems industry, including HVAC, plumbing, and fire safety in providing the most energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions. Their manufacturing facility in Toronto produces pumps, heat exchangers, and pressurized tanks for customers across the globe.