Events

Thursday, August 31

1837: The Farmers’ Revolt - Shaw Festival

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

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 &...

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...

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 …

Dancing on the Pier

Learn to dance on Toronto’s waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands. Inspired by Harbourfront Centre’s summer festivals, styles...

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....

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...

Fan Expo Canada

The largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America. In its 22nd year, the EXPO has...

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...

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...

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...

Joseph Bloor Plaque Presentation

Join us for the plaque presentation commemorating the city-building legacy of Joseph Bloor. A well-known name to all residents and commuters, learn more...

Mariposa Cruises Hawaiian Luau Dinner Cruise

Instantly escape to the tropics this summer with Mariposa Cruises’ annual Hawaiian Luau Dinner Cruise! Say Aloha as you’re greeted with a complimentary lei,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Spirit of Canada: Art Exhibition

This Artists’ Network acknowledges Canada’s 150th year with members in a soul searching reflection upon the past, present and future of Canada as it heads...

Summer Music in the Garden

The popular Summer Music in the Garden concert series returns for its 18th season by the shores of Lake Ontario. Treat yourself to 19 free concerts this...

The Edwards Summer Music Series

Enjoy 10 concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists, set in the natural beauty of the gardens, rain or shine. (indoors in case of extreme weather)....

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...

Toronto Guided Nature Walking Tour

Urban hike to the Evergreen Brickworks through wooded trails runs every weekday morning Monday to Friday from Davisville Subway Station at 10am starting...

Toronto Wolfpack RLFC vs. Super 8

The new Toronto sports team, The Toronto Wolfpack is in town! Come out and support the newest edition to the city! Tickets available at (416)-548-9737, or...

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...

Zac Brown Band

Road warriors Zac Brown Band are hitting the highway again this summer, heading to over 40 North American cities on their Welcome Home Tour, in support of...

k.d. lang - Ingénue Redux Tour

k.d. lang has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. In 1996, she received Canada’s highest civilian...

Thursday, August 31