Events

Friday, May 5

AGO Friday Nights

Every week until 9 pm join us for a social and sophisticated night out. This past March, the AGO presented All Together Now: Performance Across Disciplines...

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...

Banana Boys

Factory is proud to present the triumphant return of BANANA BOYS, adapted from Terry Woo’s game-changing novel by Leon Aureus, and one of the hit shows from...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

Father John Misty

Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his...

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...

Friday Night Jazz

JOIN RIPLEYS AQUARIUM FOR FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ! THE SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Explore the Waters of the World while grooving to jazz music and sipping on a...

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...

Havana7 comes to the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival this spring

Havana Club Canada presents #Havana7, an exhibition showcasing the work of 12 emergent Canadian photographers who have captured the essence, culture and...

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...

Hot Docs

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary festival. Each year, the festival presents a selection of...

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...

I'm Doing This For You

Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, I’m Doing This for You is a big romantic gesture made by a woman for a man. He’s an aspiring stand-up...

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...

Louis Riel

Hero, martyr, or traitor? The story of the polarizing Métis leader and Canada’s westward expansion is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers...

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...

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...

Mississauga Marathon

The Start Line for the Full Marathon, Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Relay Challenge and Half Marathon will be moving to Celebration Square for 2017! The first kilometre...

Mozart Mass in C Minor

Mozart’s transcendent Mass in C Minor, considered to be one of his greatest choral works, closes our 2016/17 season. A celebration of the composer’s marriage...

Munschtime!

Munschtime! Based on the stories of Robert Munsch Adapted by Stephen Colella and Allen MacInnis Directed by Herbie Barnes World Premiere! On the YPT...

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...

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...

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...

Splash! - 90's Night (19+)

This 5-part themed series will transport you into another world. Whether you splash back to the 90’s or splash into Oktoberfest, this NEW series will...

Spring to the Beach

The Beach Village BIA is excited to announce a brand new event! Spring to the Beach May 5 and 6! Come on out to Queen Street East in the Beach Village for...

Stars on Ice

The three greatest Canadian Men’s figure skaters ever will tour together for the first time when Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt brings its...

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...

Ten Years as Creators and Accelerators

Why Not Theatre presents RISER Project 2017, a collaborative producing model for local emerging and indie artists, April 17-May 13 at The Theatre Centre....

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 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 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 Halal Guys Toronto Grand Opening!

The day is finally here! The Halal Guys opens its first Toronto location! Food will be served all day based on availability. Doors open at 11 am - we're...

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival presents the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and...

Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Playoffs

The very best in fast-paced professional National Basketball Association (NBA) action!

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...

We're Funny That Way Festival!

After a 5-year hiatus, the WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY Festival returns by popular demand! The legendary LGBTQ+ comedy festival and fundraiser will make its...

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...

Friday, May 5