Events

Thursday, May 18

(RE)BIRTH: E. E. CUMMINGS IN SONG

An original Soulpepper collective creation based on the legendary American poet, essayist, painter, and playwright E. E. Cummings, this compelling and...

1837: The Farmers’ Revolt - Shaw Festival

A modern Canadian classic about the uprising that paved the way for nationhood.

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...

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...

COC Vocal Series:  Les Adieux: Die schöne Müllerin

Tenor Charles Sy and pianist Hyejin Kwon bid farewell to the COC Ensemble Studio in a performance of one of the greatest song cycles ever composed:...

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...

City of Toronto - Bike Month

Discover Toronto by bike; includes city-wide events. Fore more info or to get a free Toronto Bike Map, call 311 or visit toronto.ca/cycling

Cultural Hotspot

From May through October 2017, the Cultural Hotspot initiative will shine a spotlight on arts, culture and community in East York; inspiring new ideas about...

Dessert Pervert Pastry Tour

Travel with local blogger Dessert Pervert to find the best pastries in city. Walk down Queen St West- voted by Vogue as the worlds 2nd hippest neighbourhood....

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...

For Coloured Girls...

Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of...

Georgia O’Keeffe

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is set to present a major retrospective of pioneering American painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), featuring over 100...

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...

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...

Me and My Girl - Shaw Festival

Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber Book revised by Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent Music by Noel Gay Directed by Ashlie...

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...

Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In, a dance credit program solely for Indigenous youth in grades 7-12, celebrates their 10th Anniversary through a special performance of...

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...

ReelAbilities Film Festival

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) presents the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF) in Toronto, the first and largest festival of...

Saint Joan - Shaw Festival

Who was Joan of Arc? The saviour of France … or a deluded country girl? Bernard Shaw’s greatest play about the most remarkable teenage girl in history.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival marked its 20th anniversary in May 2016. To celebrate this milestone, an expanded program focused on 20 Primary...

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...

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Get ready to fall in love with STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, the dazzling new show based on the much-loved hit Australian film. This joyous musical has...

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 Boy in the Moon

Based on Ian Brown's candid and moving memoir of raising his son Walker, The Boy in the Moon captures the difficult but joyous journey of a couple raising an...

The Complete 150

It's Canada's hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, and Ottawa's throwing a party! Not just any party - a nationwide, year-long celebration of everything that makes...

The Family Camera

The Family Camera invites you to see family photographs differently. Tucked away in a box, framed on the wall, or saved to the cloud, personal photos are all...

The Gospel at Colonus

This ground-breaking Obie Award-winning work reinterprets the Greek myth of Oedipus into a Pentecostal Gospel musical, to stunning theatrical effect....

The Group of Seven Guitar Project

The Group of Seven Guitar Project will take over the length of one of McMichael’s most honourable spaces. Eight masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven...

The Haunted Walk of Toronto

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city, including haunted theatres,...

Theatre Performances - Art Battle

Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching...

Toronto's Mayors: From Muddy York to Megacity

Explore Toronto's history from its incorporation in 1834 through the eyes of 10 of our chief magistrates, starting with the first, William Lyon Mackenzie,...

Tosca

Set in Rome amid the turbulence of the Napoleonic Wars, Tosca is a tense psychological drama of passion and betrayal. Floria Tosca, a famous singer, murders...

Wildfire

Wildfire, a new play by Judith Thompson with the RARE ensemble, explores the boundaries of love for people with visible differences, and the ways in which...

Wildlife Rescue

Step into the rescue efforts with people who dedicate their lives to Wildlife Rescue. Journey to Africa and Indonesia at the Return to the Wild theatre and...

Thursday, May 18