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Hot Docs Podcast Festival: Plan Your Visit

Hot Docs is home to Canada’s premiere podcast festival, featuring live performances of award-winning, chart-topping shows from around the world and a three-day conference for industry professionals.

Visiting the Festival from outside the Greater Toronto Area? Here are some handy tricks and tips to plan your trip and make the most of your stay in Toronto.

The Hot Docs Podcast Festival and Creators Forum takes place from November 6 - 10, 2019.

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Stay tuned for local hotel recommendations!

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Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Podcast Festival. Discounted fares are available for booking from July 24 to Nov 11 and available for travel:

From anywhere in Canada or US to Toronto
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019
From Toronto to anywhere in Canada or US
Nov 06, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019

Via Rail (Train travel within Canada)
Make sure to check here for Via Rail’s Discount Tuesdays deals!

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Annex Food Hall $
A variety of eateries hawking their wares in a warehouse-like space with picnic seating. 384 Bloor St W, Toronto

Insomnia $$
Spot known for brunch & late-night eats mixes global comfort food & 50 martinis, plus nightly DJs. 563 Bloor St W, Toronto

Trattoria Fieramosca $$$
Intimate, upscale restaurant with plush seating & Southern Italian cuisine, including pizza & pasta. 36 A Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto

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Things To Do

Visit the CN Tower

Discover the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Take in art at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Explore the St. Lawrence Market

Visit the Toronto Islands

Stroll through Kensington Market

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Timeout: "10 Things to Do in Toronto"

The Travel: "48 hours in Toronto"

See Toronto Now

Lonely Planet: Toronto

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Early-Bird passes now on sale!

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The Hot Docs Podcast Festival's industry conference, November 6-8.

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Purchasing a Podcast Festival pass? Here's what you need to know.


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