Toronto Entertainment District BIA launches G20 promotions in partnership
with local restaurants and The Second City

TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ - The Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area today announced the launch of two limited time special promotions showcasing establishments that are open for business in the area during G20 week, June 21-27.

The Entertainment District is home to 10,000 residents while more than 30,000 international delegates, journalists and security staff will be visiting Toronto and its downtown core over the next two weeks. Participating Entertainment District BIA promotional partners are very optimistic that the two special offers available will meet with great success.

The first promotion is a $35 dinner theatre package that includes a ticket to The Second City's hit show Second City for Mayor: The G-20 Edition and a $15 two-course dinner at a local restaurant. Second City for Mayor is a fast-paced, hilarious revue that the Toronto Star calls "smart, sassy, sexy and spectacularly funny!"

Restaurants participating in the Second City dinner theatre package are: Cayo Coco, Red Tomato, and Yuzu Sushi & Sake Bar.

"Through these special promotions, we have an opportunity to announce to the area residents plus the visiting delegates that they can all come out for dinner, theatre, nightlife and other options during this weekend," said Janice Solomon, Executive Director of the Entertainment District BIA. "After all, we are a neighbourhood and the residents and businesses of this area are here because they want to be part of this diverse and exciting part of the city. So regardless of the fact that the community will be facing some extraordinary circumstances, there are even more wonderful opportunities available."

"While Toronto welcomes the world, we welcome our community -- residents and businesses alike -- to take full advantage of the features and attractions open in the Entertainment District," said Second City's Klaus Schuller. "We have a great show and look forward to entertaining our neighbours and visitors over G20 week."

The other promotion taking place over G20 week offers 15% off your dinner at participating restaurants with proof of same-day purchase at any business within the Entertainment District. Participating restaurants in the 15% off promotion are: 309 Dhaba, Yuzu Sushi and Sake Bar, Big Daddy's, Lone Star, Grace O'Malley's, Swiss Chalet, Ame, Mix Bistro, Fred's Not Here, Red Tomato and The Fifth Social Club.

"Many residents will not be leaving the city over G20 week. We have an opportunity to invite our residential neighbours to spend time in their local community and at the same time let visiting delegates know we're open for business," said Fred Luk, owner of the Red Tomato and Fred's Not Here.

About the Entertainment District Business Improvement Area

Established in 2008, the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area's (BIA) mandate is to promote, improve, and preserve this dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental, and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working, and entertainment.

SOURCE Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area

For further information: For further information: Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Entertainment District BIA, 416-926-1337,,,

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