Events

Saturday, April 8

Anthony Caro: Sculpture Laid Bare

Sir Anthony Caro (British, 1924–2013) revolutionized the medium of sculpture in the 1960s when he moved away from making elaborately modelled, figurative...

Art and Innovation:  Traditional Footwear

At the top of the world, the Arctic spans over fourteen million square kilometers and includes eight countries. While its landscape seems harsh and...

Bach: Keeping it in the Family

The father/daughter team of oboist Alfredo Bernardini and violinist Cecilia Bernardini co-lead this concert exploring the family genius of J.S. Bach and his...

Becoming Canadian in Toronto: Snapshots Through Time

This exhibition looks at Toronto’s changing demographics and key events in the city's history in relation to the development of Canadian identity. It...

Biomechanics:  The Machine Inside

Take a fascinating look at the marvels of natural engineering in a highly interactive, specimen-rich experience that brings the science of biomechanics to life.

Bleeding Blue

Steam Whistle Gallery APRIL ART SHOW, exhibiting April 3-30, 2017 The Bleeding Blue series captures the likenesses of our iconic Toronto Blue Jays players...

Casa Loma Escape Series

Escape from the Tower, the first installation of the Casa Loma Escape Series, blending fact with fiction and theatre with gaming. Escape the Tower is a...

Coffee & Tea Expo

Starting on Saturday April 8th, Toronto coffee and tea lovers will come together to experience Toronto’s top brews at the first annual two-day Coffee & Tea...

Cold Climate Wine Tour of Niagara

Avoid big bus tours and get cozy with our intimate Niagara wine experience. Your sommelier guide will pick you up from downtown and take you to learn about...

Crawl Space

A perfect little coach house turns into a real life nightmare in Karen Hines’ comic, Kafkaesque tale about the darker side of home ownership. Inspired by...

Everything is Great Again

Trump is in the White House and O'Leary is on the rise. Are we reaching the era of peak a$$hole? We're still trying to figure this all out, but we know...

Fort York National Historic Site

Among many Canada 150 initiatives being developed for 2017, Fort York marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a two-day commemorative...

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Negotiation

Creating art that is equal parts poetic, political, beautiful and absurd, Francis Alÿs (Belgian, born 1959) engages directly with urgent social issues, from...

Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries

Lawren Harris sought greater and greater heights as his career progressed; from mountains to states of mind, he aimed to go higher. This iconic Canadian...

Huicholes– A People Walking Towards The Light

Huicholes – A People Walking Towards the Light showcases the art and lives of the Huicholes, an Indigenous group from western Mexico whose history dates back...

Idea Lab: Research at the AGO Investigating the Works of Benjamin Cheverton

Benjamin Cheverton (British, 1794–1876) was a man of many talents: he excelled in invention, science and craftsmanship. In the 1820s, he perfected a...

Isaac Julien: Other Destinies

A rare opportunity to see two remarkable and relevant film installations by acclaimed British contemporary artist Isaac Julien. His work addresses issues of...

Janet Macpherson:  A Canadian Bestiary

Canadian ceramist Janet Macpherson is widely acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. Some...

Katherine Knight: Portraits and Collections

Portraits and Collections is the culmination of an ongoing project by Toronto artist Katherine Knight. Her multi-dimensional documentation of Jane Webster’s...

Kind Words Can Never Die: A Personal Collection of Victorian Needlework

Kind Words Can Never Die is the first public exhibition of Jane Webster’s comprehensive collection of Victorian stitched mottos. These textiles represent a...

LEAR: A Retrospective

Between 2011 and 2014, Canadian theatre legend Clare Coulter performed the role of Shakespeare’s King Lear three times. Each time she was directed by Philip...

Live at Massey Hall: Joel Plaskett & Bill Plaskett Solidarity Tour

Many Canadian music fans know Joel Plaskett. The JUNO-Award winning songwriter and Polaris Music Prize Short List nominee has sold out clubs and concert...

Luxury Prince Edward County Wine Tour

Everyone goes to Niagara, why not try The County? This region has been garnering fame and recognition locally and worldwide over the past decade for their...

Matthew Israel: The Big Picture

Join Art Gallery of Ontario for a talk with art historian Matthew Israel to launch his new book, The Big Picture. Exploring ten of today’s most exciting...

Mrs. Henderson Presents

It’s London, 1937, and a recently widowed eccentric is looking for a way of spending her time and money. Hiring a feisty impresario to look after her newly...

Once Upon a Time, Deep in the Dark Forest

In the landscape art of the Group of Seven, the viewer has been conditioned to recognize the picturesque beauty of the Canadian forest. Fierce, strong, and...

Ontario Science Centre presents Canada 150: Discovery Way

Canada 150: Discovery Way, the Ontario Science Centre’s year-long installation about the stories behind transformational Canadian inventions and innovations,...

Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

Share in the journey of the ROM scientists, who worked with the local communities of Trout River and Rocky Harbour Newfoundland, to recover two rare blue...

Parviz Tanavoli

Experience the work of Parviz Tanavoli, acclaimed Iranian-Canadian artist at the Aga Khan Museum. Three of Tanavoli’s sculptures — Poet in Love, 2009,...

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

The most significant pieces of contemporary Persian art from the Afkhami Foundation — one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art in...

Shaolin Warriors

In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to...

Snapshots Through Time & Maple Leaf Forever

The Market Gallery in St. Lawrence Market presents Becoming Canadian In Toronto: Snapshots Through Time and Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto’s Take on a National...

Sousatzka

Based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, and set in London, England in 1982, SOUSATZKA tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between...

Spoon River

In Soulpepper’s award-winning adaptation of Spoon River, Edgar Lee Masters’ poems of the dead are brought to vibrant life. The residents of a sleepy mid-west...

Steer

This solo work from the groundbreaking Zata Omm imagines a human trajectory where the boundary between flesh and technology becomes indistinct. What will our...

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from around the world - films that take children and parents out of the everyday and use the power of film to...

The Artful City: Mapping Toronto’s Public Art Landscape 1967–2015

This map, created by The Artful City in collaboration with the Martin Prosperity Institute and presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, is...

The Bodyguard

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge...

The Book of Mormon

Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards®, THE BOOK OF MORMON is the blockbuster Broadway smash...

The Butcher

Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling...

The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely

Ms. Lovely is searching for love. In this hilarious and evocative tale we meet Lovely at different stages in her life as she struggles with her understanding...

The Final Clue?

Welcome to Bawdy Manor! A surprise birthday party has been planned for the wealthy matriarch Lady Lucille Bawdy, but the biggest surprise comes when she is...

The Foursome

This play is a comedy about Rick, Ted, Donnie, and Cameron who are home for their 15th college reunion. During the weekend, the men go out for a game of...

The Green Living Show

Green Living Enterprises is Canada's leading cause-marketing agency focused on social and environmental program development. Visitors can shop the wide...

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations

Many of the wilderness landscapes depicted in artworks by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were interpretations serving as symbols or metaphors of place....

Toronto's Ultimate Chocolate Tour

This is every chocoholic's dream tour. You can't call yourself a real chocolate lover if you haven't been on the only chocolate tour in Toronto that divulges...

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989

Exploring the experimental energy of an era, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 brings together more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives to...

True Crime

Clark Rockefeller is a real life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison. And iconic musician and...

Weekend Family Fun

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag...

World Stage Redux

Your chance to see the shows that have amazed, moved and stirred us to debate, plus inspiring conversations, all on Toronto’s waterfront for three weeks.

Saturday, April 8