Fall In Toronto 2015
As summer winds down, Toronto continues to heat things up with celebrities, culture and culinary excitement around every corner. And with the return of pro basketball, football and hockey, plus the Blue Jays’ run for a pennant, sports enthusiasts will be in their element.
Start planning your trip now. New packages and offers are available all the time so check back often to find accommodations that are just right for you.
Splashworks, Stingrays & Slapshots
All the hockey fans in the family will have to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, where you can try out your slapshot and take a selfie with the legendary Stanley Cup.
It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is one of Canada’s premiere amusement parks with over 200 attractions, 69 thrilling rides and a 20-acre water park, it’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, G-Forces.
Free fall into science at the Ontario Science Centre! To mark the third anniversary of the record-breaking jump by Austrian skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, the Science Centre welcomes Red Bull Stratos, an exhibit that highlights the equipment used in the mission, which includes Baumgartner’s space suit and 1,450-kilogram (3,200-pound) capsule. The Red Bull Stratos exhibit opens October 10, 2015 and runs to January 13, 2016. For more information visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
New This Fall: Exhibitions, Escapes & Eats
This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England putting his royal seal on the Magna Carta (meaning “The Great Charter”) in 1215. See these remarkable historical documents and a fascinating exhibition at Fort York Historic Site Visitor Centre. Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy is on from October 4 to November 7, 2015.
A critically-acclaimed solo exhibition from the Tate Britain makes its only Canadian appearance this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Celebrating the experimental and contemplative works of a giant of British art, J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free, opens October 31, 2015.
TIFF Bell Lightbox presents Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen. Running from October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016 the exhibition will include photographs and artifacts from Warhol’s personal collection and related artworks from The Andy Warhol Museum that explore his fascination with fame and stardom.
Casa Loma Escape: The year is 1941. You and your team have been recruited to an undercover Anti-Submarine Detection Research Center in the tower of Casa Loma. You must find the coordinates of the enemy’s U-boats and communicate their location to our allies. You have 60 minutes to complete your missions and escape the tower. Will you Escape the Tower? Tickets available now!
Over the course of three delectable days, the 2015 Toronto Food & Wine Festival showcases the expertise and creativity of the best culinary talents in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. In Toronto for the first time ever September 18 to 20, the event features the Grand Tasting Pavilion highlighting local restaurants, wineries and breweries and programming including fan-favourite, local and international celebrity chefs such as Tyler Florence, Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking, Daniel Boulud and more.
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano is on now at the ROM until January 3, 2015. Almost two thousand years ago, a volcano in southern Italy erupted with tremendous force and little warning. Within 24 hours, the nearby Roman city of Pompeii was buried under a rain of hot ash, lying undiscovered for over 1,600 years. Discover over 200 objects excavated from the ancient site, revealing the daily lives of the people of Pompeii immediately prior to the great eruption of the volcano Vesuvius.
Featuring some of the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the Middle East and North Africa today, the works in this exhibition are united by an awareness of struggle — the struggle to cross geopolitical borders; the struggle to forge an identity in an ever-shifting world; and the inherent struggle of being an artist. Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation is on now to January 3, 2016 at the Aga Khan Museum.
High Heels, Happiness & Hits
EXTENDED! Broadway’s high-heeled hit Kinky Boots – EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 20, 2015 at Royal Alexandra Theatre – tells the story of Charlie, who has inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to save his family business, he finds inspiration—and much more—in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.
Soulpepper Theatre presents Happy Place, the second play of Dora Award-winning playwright Pamela Mala Sinha, which explores and celebrates the courage, compassion and humour of seven women living amidst each other in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
When a child’s suitcase arrives at the tiny Children’s Holocaust Centre in Tokyo, the curator embarks on an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of Hana and her fate at the hands of the Nazis. See Hana’s Suitcase October 5 to 30, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. On September 22 to October 25, 2015 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
See more fall Toronto theatre in our Theatre Guide.
Discover great events throughout the season from star-studded red carpets to an all-night art party.
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival
- Toronto Oktoberfest
- Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
- International Festival of Authors
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Save up to 40% and skip the lines at 5 of Toronto’s top attractions. Toronto CityPASS includes admission to: CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo and Ontario Science Centre. Valid 9 consecutive days beginning with the first day of use.
Video Playlist: Toronto Attractions
From exciting theme parks and incredible zoos to spectacular gardens and attractions Toronto has so much to offer no matter what time of year you decide to visit.
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Featured Video: A Home Away from Home: Celebrities at TIFF Talk Toronto
TIFF 2015 is coming to Toronto in September – and so are the Hollywood stars. Find out what your favourite TIFF celebrities love about Toronto. Video produced by Crucial Pictures in association with Rogers Radio.ShareThis