Featured Events & Exhibitions

Odysseo by Cavalia

Now open.

Set under a 38-meter tall White Big Top, audiences will be transported around the world as more than 60 horses and an international cast play and demonstrate their intimate bond.

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Gertrude Kearns: The Art of Command

Until June 14.

A rare solo exhibition at the Fort York Visitor Centre by Canada’s leading active contemporary war artist showcasing 46 large-scale portraits and posters created between 2006 and 2015. Most of these works are on public display for the first time.

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Hot Docs Film Festival

April 23 to May 3.

North America’s largest documentary festival presents an outstanding selection of films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences and international delegates.

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Canadian Music Week

May 1 to 10.

Canadian Music Week is one of the premier entertainment events in North America, and features Canadian Music Fest spanning 5 nights of performances, with 1,000 bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1 to 31.

A month-long festival of photography with over 1000 local, national and international artists at more than 200 venues across the Greater Toronto Area each May.

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Mississauga Marathon

Sunday, May 3.

A beautiful run that encompasses much of Mississauga’s beauty.

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Book Hotels & Attractions


Art Gallery of Ontario

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time

Until May 10.

The first major retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.

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Ontario Science Centre

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

Now Open.

A new, permanent 10,000 square foot exhibition including more than 55 exhibits that explore the boundaries and thresholds of the human “machine.” How far can we push our own limits?

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Royal Ontario Museum

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Until April 26

Through diverse media ranging from Lego to found materials, painting to installation, Coupland explores issues which affect us all: the 21st-century condition, Canadian identity, the power of language and the pervasive presence of technology in modern life.

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Toronto Zoo

Giant Pandas

For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) are exhibited in Canada. See them now at the Zoo!

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TIFF Bell Lightbox

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen

Debuting this fall

This major exhibition surveys Warhol’s celebrity obsession and features his personal collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia, as well as early artworks, film and video works, and photographs.

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Aga Khan Museum

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route

Until April 26

A stunning array of hundreds of rare Tang dynasty (618–907 CE) artifacts from a shipwrecked dhow (an ocean-going vessel) discovered off Belitung Island in the western Java Sea in 1998.

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