Updated: August 25th, 2017

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Thurs., November 23 - Niagara Fallsview Casino   
Includes: a 5 hour stay at the Casino and buffet meal coupon
Tour departs:  Orillia (with 10 or more passengers)  at 8:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:30a.m. & Tour Office at 9:00a.m.           
Cost: $25.00 (includes HST)  Gov’t issued ID required for Casino Entrance

December – Owen Sound Festival of Northern Lights & Dinner

We have tentative plans for a guided tour of the Christmas Light displays in Owen

Sound including dinner. There are over 200 displays and 18 kilometers of light

strings that decorate the trees and sparkle along the riverbanks in downtown Owen

Sound and Harrison Park.

Tour departs: Tour Office at 1:30p.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire

Store at 2:00a.m. & Wasaga Beach, Rec Plex at 2:45p.m.

If you would be interested in joining us, please give the office a call.

Fri., December 1 – Shuttle to Casino Rama including buffet lunch

Includes: shuttle by motor coach to Casino Rama, 5 hour stay and buffet lunch coupon 

Tour departs: Newmarket at 9:00a.m., Tour Office at 9:30a.m. & Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 10:00a.m.

Cost: $15.00 (includes HST)  Gov’t issued ID required for Casino Entrance

Tues., December 5 - St. Lawrence Market & the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District   
A Christmas market is a street market which celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and is staged during the weeks leading up to Christmas. These markets originated in Germany, beginning in the early 1400's, and are now being held in countries all over the world.
Includes:shopping and exploring the St. Lawrence Market in the morning, lunch will be enjoyed at the “HotHouse Restaurant” followed by 2 hours at the Toronto Christmas Market. 
Coach # 1 departs:  Wasaga Beach, Rec Plex at 7:15a.m., Elmvale at 7:45a.m. & Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:15a.m.
Coach # 2 departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m., Tour Office at 8:30a.m. &  Newmarket at 9:00a.m.                  
Cost: $88.00 (includes HST)

Thurs., December 7 - One Day Mid-Week Shopping to Buffalo, N.Y.  

Includes: Walden Galleria, Target and Tops (meals at individual’s own expense)

Tour departs: Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m. & Tour Office at 8:30a.m.
Cost: $65.00 (includes HST)  **a minimum of 35 passengers required to run this trip

** Valid Canadian Passport required for border crossing

Wed., December 13 – Christmas Winter Mystery Tour

Everyone enjoys a great Mystery, a sense of adventure, the unknown. Why not join us for a great day away!  

Includes:   Noon luncheon and mystery activities.

Tour departs:  Elmvale at 8:30a.m., (with a minimum of 10 passengers), Barrie Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 9:00a.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 9:20a.m. & Tour Office at 10:00a.m.                       Cost: $155.00 (includes HST)

Thurs., December 14 - Shaw Festival presents A Christmas Carol at the Royal George Theatre**just added

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable old miser. But when three Ghosts decide to swoop in overnight, he gets the wake-up call of a lifetime. This charming Christmas classic by Charles Dickens has one of life’s most inspiring questions at its heart: what — and who — will really matter in the end? See it brought to life in the historic Royal George Theatre by the Shaw Festival’s world-class Ensemble. Plus, enjoy a Victorian winter wonderland in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fun for everyone (even Scrooge).

Includes:  11:00a.m. buffet lunch at the “Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course Clubhouse”  followed by the afternoon performance at 1:00p.m. and free time on Main Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tour departs:  Elmvale (with a minimum of 10 people) at 7:30a.m.,  Barrie Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:00a.m. & Tour Office at 8:30a.m. 

Cost: $175.00 (includes HST)

Sat., December 23 – Handel’s Messiah by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall

Hallelujah! Experience Handel's Messiah, Toronto's must-see holiday classic, performed with matchless spirit by the TSO.  Acclaimed Conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival conducts  the Orchestra and a stellar lineup of vocalists along with the  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.  Concert running time is approximately three hours.

Includes: 12:30p.m. table service dinner at “HotHouse Restaurant” followed by the 3:00p.m. performance.  (orchestra level seating allocation to be confirmed in August by TSO.)

Tour departs: Elmvale Community Hall at 9:30a.m., (with a minimum of 10 passengers), Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 10:10a.m., Barrie, Tollendale Village at 10:30a.m., Tour Office at 11:00a.m.  & Newmarket at 11:30a.m.    

Cost: $TBC (includes HST)


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Sat., December 30 - The Nutcracker by the National Ballet of Canada at the Four Season Centre, Toronto

**just added

Created in 1995 by the National Ballet’s former Artistic Director James Kudelka, this stunningly designed and richly choreographed version of the perennial Christmas classic is a holiday gem, traditional and touchingly affectionate, yet imbued with the vigour, wit and briskness of a contemporary sensibility. The dreams and imaginative powers of childhood, the lure of fantasy and the sheer appeal of spectacle all form part of Kudelka’s vision, which comprises virtuosic dance, inspired comedy and the unbridled visual extravagance that one has come to expect from The Nutcracker.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Includes: table service lunch at “HotHouse Restaurant” followed by the 2:00 p.m. performance.  (seating allocation to be confirmed in late September by The National Ballet.)

Tour departs: Orillia at 8:45a.m. (with a minimum of 10 passengers), Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 9:15a.m., Tour Office at 9:45a.m.  & Newmarket at 10:15a.m.    

Cost: $TBC for adults & $TBC for children (12 and under) (includes HST)




Thurs., January 4, 2018 - Shen Yun at the Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

Experience a divine culture where ancient legends come to life through the universal language of dance and music.  Shen Yun weaves a tapestry of heavenly realms and enchanting scenes. It takes us on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Its stunning beauty and energy will leave you uplifted and inspired.

Includes: buffet lunch at “Tucker’s Marketplace” followed by the 2:00p.m. performance, orchestra level seating.

Tour departs:  Wasaga Beach Rec Plex at 8:45a.m. (with a minimum of 10 passengers), Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 9:30a.m., Tour Office at 10:00a.m. & Newmarket at 10:30a.m.     Cost: $236.00 (includes HST) 



Fri., March 9, 2018 - Canada Blooms! The Toronto Flower & Garden Show, Toronto

Join us on the opening day of Canada Blooms.  The theme for 2018 is “Let's go to the Movies”.  Canada’s largest flower and garden festival – 22nd Annual celebration - now with the National Home Show.

Includes: 6 hours at the Show (10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.)

Tour departs: Wasaga Beach, Rec Plex (with a minimum of 10 passengers) at 7:45a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 8:30a.m. & Tour Office at 9:00a.m.     

Cost: $74.00 (includes HST)



Come from Away Returns to Toronto in February 2018 & YES we will be going to this FANTASTIC SHOW!

Nominated for 7 Tony Awards and Winner of Best Director

After a sold-out, standing-room only Toronto engagement before heading to Broadway, COME FROM AWAY returns due to overwhelming demand!

It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that Toronto embraced with open arms and had audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they were “proud to be Canadian!”

In February of 2017 we put in advance requests for 10 bus groups to attend Come From Away.  We chose to begin our tours in April 2018 when the weather has improved and the season ticket holder orders have been filled in the first 8 weeks. 

In speaking with Mirvish Group Sales in mid June, they hope to start processing the group advance orders in late July 2017.

We hope to have our tours put together, priced and ready to sell by mid August, offering a wide variety of Departure points. 

We are already taking advance requests from individuals and groups.  Two groups have taken entire buses. 

You are welcome to call the office if you wish to put your name on this list. 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra 2018 Upcoming Performances

Advance requests have been made for the following programs and will be confirmed in August 2017.  Please give our office a call to have your name added to the passenger lists.  We will call you when we have complete details.


Sun., February 18 - The Wizard of Oz Classic Film with Live Orchestra at Roy Thomason Hall - 3 p.m. concert

Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra!  Performed with intermission.


Wed., April 11 - TSO Pops Orchestra with Conductor Steven Reineke presents On Broadway at Roy Thomson Hall

Join Steven Reineke and two of Broadway’s brightest stars for an unforgettable tribute to the Great White Way! The program draws together the crème de la crème of American musical theatre, presenting favourite, toe-tapping songs from such vintage classic shows as Carousel, Funny Girl, The King and I, and Gypsy, and from more recent hit productions including Wicked, Company, and Into the Woods.


Wed., May 30 - TSO Pops Orchestra with Conductor Steven Reineke  presents Love, Lust and Rock & Roll at Roy Thomson Hall

From Frank Sinatra to Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, experience  your favourite hits from the 1930s to today! Guest vocalist Storm Large will lend her pitch-perfect chops to I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Somebody to Love, and more.



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