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August 22, 2014 – August 24, 2014

TAIWANfest

Taiwan is a country built on the legacy of global traditions and cultures that have marked its shores. Join us for a weekend wander down the path of music, dance, art and food that invigorates the island nation.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 22, 2014
End: August 24, 2014
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March 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014

The Forbidden City

For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning new exhibition invites you to cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.

Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor’s private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside.

For tickets: www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city

Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: March 8, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Ashkenaz Festival

North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 10th biennial celebration. Over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries will showcase the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 29, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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September 12, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival

September 12 – September 14, 2014. North America’s largest Ukrainian street festival, held in Bloor West Village, offers great food, music, children’s activities, exhibits, films, late-night entertainment and more.

For more details: www.ukrainianfestival.com

Location: Bloor West Village Neighbourhood

September 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014

Roncesvalles Polish Festival

September 13 and 14, 2014.

The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto’s best neighbourhood! Nobody throws a party like we do, with the best polka and disco polo bands, the ever-popular “Dance Under The Stars” on the Sobieski Vodka Main Stage, Polish song and dance ensembles, cultural displays, beverage gardens, kid-friendly midway areas, loads of entertainment, and the best Polish and international cuisine you can get!

Go Polish for the weekend! For more info please visit www.polishfestival.ca

Location: Roncesvalles Village

 
Start: September 13, 2014
End: September 14, 2014
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June 28, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Charles Edenshaw

This exhibition constitutes the first comprehensive survey of works by this ninetheenth century carver of wood, argillite and metal and affords a rare opportunity to consider Charles Edenshaw’s creative output as a totality. It is structured around four principal themes that expand on aspects of Edenshaw’s art and his legacy. The first section, Haida Traditions, features a number of objects the artist made for his family and for practical use that demonstrate the depth of cultural values imbedded in his work. The next section, featuring carved platters, is focused on Edenshaw’s representation of Haida stories and his development of Narrative structures. The section that follows is dedicated to Edenshaw’s celebrated Style and draws attention to defining characteristics of his aesthetic through a range of objects, including model poles and bracelets as well as the painted designs on hats and baskets. The final section centres on the artist’s incorporation of diverse cultural influences and the complex New Forms that resulted through increased contact with Europeans, such as walking sticks and silver spoons.

Charles Edenshaw is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Robin K. Wright, Professor of Art History, Curator and Director of the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum, University of Washington and Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Haida advisors James Hart and Robert Davidson. The exhibition is made possible with support from The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Mr. David Aisenstat.

Website: www.mcmichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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September 21, 2014

Francophonie en fête

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 21, 2014

Francophonie en Fête is a not for profit organization that celebrates the diversity of francophone and francophile community of the Greater Toronto through the presentation an annual musical festival. The main mission of the festival is to reinforce the identity and the feeling of belonging of the francophone community and to develop as well the pride to be francophone, especially in minority situation. We wish to support the French language in Ontario by organizing in the GTA events that value our diverse francophone cultures. This is how, in the past editions of the festival, we have welcomed more than 7,000 spectators.

Free Admission.

For more information, please visit francophonie-en-fete.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

October 4, 2014

Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Put on your lederhosen and get your polka on aboard the Showboat! The Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise includes a three hour cruise and a delicious German-inspired buffet dinner with schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut and more.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=896

October 16, 2014

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Ancient Chinese instruments lead a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture in a program including vast repertoire of Shen Yun’s original music and celebrated classics from Berlioz and Dvořák.

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 and is part of internationally acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts. With unparalleled collaborations among composers, conductors and musicians, they integrate Chinese instruments in a Western orchestra on a grand scale—an achievement requiring a command of both musical traditions—and deliver original compositions crafted exclusively for the one-of-a-kind orchestra.

Website and tickets: www.shenyunperformingarts.org/symphony

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 16, 2014
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October 25, 2014

The Wynners

A Legend in the History of Hong Kong Music…

Performing to sold-out crowds around the world…

2014 marks the year of the largest concert series in World Vision Canada’s history and of the decade! Hong Kong’s Iconic band, The Wynners, re-unites in 2014 and in full force for a concert tour like no other. The Wynners is firing up to rock the Canadian stage touring around 4 cities, ending centre stage in Toronto at the Sony Centre. All 5 members of The Wynners is set to take the crowd in, leaving it all on the stage with back to back golden melody hits! It will definitely be a once in a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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