Events

Thursday, June 8

1837: The Farmers’ Revolt - Shaw Festival

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

A Streetcar Named Desire

One of the best-known and most canonical of American stage plays – and equally esteemed as a film – Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is adapted...

Androcles and the Lion - Shaw Festival

In ancient Rome, a group of early Christians wait to be thrown to the lions in the Colosseum. Some are more eager to be martyrs than others; the Romans just...

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...

As If Sand Were Stone: Contemporary Latin American Art from the AGO Collection

For the first time ever, the AGO presents its extensive collection of Latin American contemporary art as the focus of its own exhibition. The artists,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

LULAWORLD 2017

Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Toronto world music venue Lula Lounge, Lulaworld 2017 will once again bring together artists with roots in Cuba,...

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...

Men's U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

International tournament featuring over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers. 42 games over eight days of competition at the Mattamy...

Music History on the Yonge Street Strip

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D'Or, and concert...

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; Big...

Pride Toronto

One of the premier arts and cultural events in Canada, and the largest pride celebration in North America, Pride Toronto's 10-day festival highlights...

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.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible Olivier Award winning show, each created on the spot by the acclaimed musical comedians The...

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...

Syrian Symphony

The Aga Khan Museum opens Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound, an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory portrayal of the current...

Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound

Syrian Symphony orchestrates music, painting, and media arts by some of Syria’s leading artists and musicians. Along with contributions from other...

TBSI Orchestra and Choirs

Directed by Jeanne Lamon and Ivars Taurins, featuring the Institute participants with music by Purcell, Lully, J.S. Bach, and more.

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 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,...

The Sound of Music

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Toronto. The...

The Sultan and the Saint

Merging cinematic re-enactments with interviews featuring renowned historians, religious thinkers, and other experts, this unusual film explores the...

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 Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes (PREseason)

The very best in professional Canadian Football League (CFL) action at BMO field

Uncovering Riverside

Come explore the Riverside neighbourhood with its Victorian and Edwardian homes, tree-lined streets, and quickly gentrifying streetscapes. Hear interesting...

Wilde Tales - Shaw Festival

Magical. Touching. Wildly imaginative. Four Oscar Wilde tales to delight your inner child.

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, June 8