Events

Friday, August 18

1837: The Farmers’ Revolt - Shaw Festival

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

2017 World Driving Championship

Standardbred Canada is proud to present the 2017 World Driving Championship. Eleven drivers from around the world will compete in 20-25 races at five...

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...

Anishinaabeg: Art & Power

Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Anishinaabeg: Art &...

ArtWalk in the Square

For 19 years the Artists' Network has been showcasing ArtWalks in Toronto featuring local artists in fine art outdoor festivals. We are pleased to announce...

Beats, Breaks & Culture

Check the next wave of Canadian talent starting new movements in hip-hop and dance music, featuring innovators in genres like post-rap, electro-pop, and...

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her...

CONFEDERATION PART I: CONFEDERATION & RIEL

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Confederation – John A. Macdonald...

CONFEDERATION PART II: SCANDAL & REBELLION

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Scandal – Business barons compete to...

Canada: The Thinking Man's America

On stage every Monday & select Fridays now until October 2017 Join The Second City Touring Company for a comedic look at Canada’s 150th birthday! We’ve...

Canadian National Exhibition

One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment, including shows and concerts, Kids' World, a large carnival...

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...

DRACULA - Shaw Festival

What if your darkest fear was your deepest desire? Sexy, funny and scary, Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic will leave your senses on fire. Tighten your corsets …

Day out with Thomas the Friendship Tour 2017

Get up and close with Thomas the Tank Engine™ at the 3rd Annual Day Out With Thomas™ in Uxbridge, Ontario What is Day Out With Thomas™? Day Out With Thomas™...

Detective escape game at the historic George Brown House!

The Secret of Station House No. 4 is a theatrical escape game set inside the historic George Brown House. Detective Murdoch is missing and as Toronto’s...

Diligence and Elegance: The Nature Of Japanese Textiles

Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles presents over 50 textiles and garments from the Textile Museum of Canada’s collection of 19th and...

Every. Now. Then:  Reframing Nationhood

This summer the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) marks Canada’s 150th birthday with an ambitious contemporary exhibition that critically explores three urgent...

FAITH AMOUR & FRIENDS- ELLA BY REQUEST – IN THE 3rd FLOOR JAZZ CELLAR

Faith Amour- Vocals Eric St.Laurent – Guitar Pat Collins – Bass The timeless music of the one and only Ella Fitzgerald will be presented by award-winning...

Free Black North

Drawn from collections at Brock University and the Archives of Ontario, these photographs are of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late...

Gallery City

Gallery City is Toronto’s first Crosstown art crawl! From July 3 to August 25, Eglinton is transformed into an art gallery along the avenue. Rediscover...

Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery

With tales of gruesome accidents, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you'll quickly see why this is area is known as one of...

Grandstand Social

Woodbine Racetrack launches its first ever Grandstand Social taking place every Friday and Saturday from July 7 to September 2. This brand-new event series...

Green Day & Catfish the Bottlemen

Known for its commitment to providing outstanding entertainment from the world's top talent, Molson Amphitheatre is outdoing itself this time, as it brings...

HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists

In celebration of Canada’s 150 years as a nation, encounter Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting and sculpture that convey the diverse...

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...

Hockey Hall of Fame Celebrates Canada 150

Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary this summer at the Hockey Hall of Fame. On display from June 30 – September 4, 2017, enjoy access to the boards that...

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...

Inventorium

Where can you make a circuit, create a critter and spin a giant climbable web? The Ontario Science Centre of course! There are few things more powerful than...

KALABASH

The rich Latin Jazz genre evolved as the result of a fusion of the folk and popular music traditions of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, particularly 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...

Oakville Farmers' Market

"George Street is closed to traffic to provide a true market experience,” says Blyleven. “"The inventory is always changing at the Oakville Farmers’ Market...

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...

Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland

Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson & Joyce Wieland pays tribute to two groundbreaking Ontario-born artists. The title of the exhibition is a deliberate...

Port Credit Busker Fest

Port Credit Busker Fest is an international street performer festival, beginning in 2006 put on by the Business Improvement Association to complement Port...

Rita Letendre: Fire & Light

Critically acclaimed, Rita Letendre is one of the most eminent living abstract artists. Her painting career began in Montreal in the 1950s, when she...

Sail-In Cinema™

PortsToronto is thrilled to announce that Sail-In Cinema ™ – Toronto’s only outdoor floating film event – is back, returning to Sugar Beach August 17-19. The...

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.

Sherway Farmers’ Market

“For over 20 years, Etobicoke residents have been coming to the Sherway Farmers’ Market,” adds Blyleven. “We will continue our tradition of providing 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...

Something New Grows Here

Something New Grows Here is a community-arts project that’s inviting community members to join together to create a new pebble mosaic artwork for Bell Manor...

TPFF 2017 Party in the Pits Outdoor Screening: Slingshot Hip Hop

We're so excited to kick off our 10th year with a special edition of TPFF's most popular summer event: TPFF Party in the Pits. We will screen our very...

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 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 Great Ontario Salmon Derby

Sponsored by the Toronto Star, the 21st annual derby is North America's largest freshwater fishing derby is North America's largest freshwater fishing derby...

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 Original 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,...

Time Travel Trail Adventure - Toronto

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Now you have your chance as you explore the The Time Travel Trail with your very own time-traveling tour guide!...

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...

Friday, August 18