Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey has become the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. In celebration of his 90th year as a global icon, on November 20, Mickey Mouse, the “True Original”, will visit Toronto as part of his year-long birthday bash.
As soon as Mickey’s birthday wraps on November 18, he is headed North to keep the celebrations going in Toronto. Mickey has set aside a full day to explore Canada’s biggest city and is calling on Toronto to help create an itinerary for his special day that will allow him to experience the unrivalled sights the city has to offer.
Torontonians can visit TorontoLife.com/MickeyInTO or follow #MickeyinTO to vote on a list of the city’s top photo-worthy destinations for Mickey to visit on November 20. From the Heart in the Distillery District to the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square or the Chester Hill Lookout off the Danforth, Toronto gets to vote and Mickey can’t wait! Which truly original Toronto spots will the True Original visit!
Once the voting closes, the four destinations Mickey will visit will be announced publicly on November 19. Each stop on the tour will provide fans throughout the city the opportunity to celebrate alongside Mickey Mouse at one (or all!) of the select #MickeyInTO locations. Voting will be open until November 15.
Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney himself back on November 18, 1928. Now, nine decades since his first appearance, he’s still remains popular in art and pop culture, and has universal appeal that brings people from across the world together. He’s seen as one of the most iconic characters of all time.
The 90-year celebration of Mickey includes new brand and product collaborations spanning fashion, food, consumer electronics, toys, accessories and more, a star-studded special on ABC that aired on November 4, a new season of Mickey Mouse animated shorts on Disney Channel, and more.
Voting Here: TorontoLife.com/MickeyInTO