Featured Events & Exhibitions
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July 23 to 31
The best male tennis players in the world are coming to Toronto to compete for the prestigious Rogers Cup trophy – which is the third-oldest title in tennis – and $3 million in prize money.
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Toronto Caribbean Carnival
July 5 to 31 (Grand Parade: Saturday, July 30)
An exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts.
Taste of the Danforth
August 5 to 7
Greektown hosts the annual Krinos Taste of the Danforth festival. This event brings the delectable cuisine out of local restaurants and into the streets. Listen to Greek bands while getting your fill of authentic souvlaki, stuffed grape leaves, grilled lamb and moussaka.
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Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
August 19 to September 5
This annual fair is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. The National Trade Centre boasts an International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe along with innovative products. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old.
2016 Ontario Summer Games
August 11 to 14
More than 3,500 athletes from across Ontario compete in 34 sports at venues across Mississauga. Free admission to all sports events!
World Cup of Hockey
September 17 to October 1
The most exciting names in NHL hockey are on the roster at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets and hospitality and travel packages are on sale now – get yours today!
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For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) are exhibited in Canada. See the pandas now at the Zoo!
UPDATE: Meet the Panda Cubs!
Er Shun, the Zoo’s female giant panda, gave birth to twins in the fall of 2015. The cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, are now bigger and stronger and on display daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.). Visit TorontoZoo.com for details. #TOPandaCubs.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris
July 1 to September 18, 2016.
Curated by Steve Martin, The Idea of North presents Harris’s most significant and rare northern landscapes drawn from major public and private collections across Canada. In addition, the exhibition contains a selection of his early paintings from the 1910s, many of which depict neighbourhoods in Toronto, where the artist spent his formative years.
Ontario Science Centre
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
Through exciting hands-on displays, including fossils and life-sized replicas, learn how researchers use cutting-edge science and technology to excavate and analyze tusks, teeth, skin, hair and stomach contents to learn more about mammoths and mastodons, mighty creatures who roamed the northern hemisphere during the last Ice Age.
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The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not
May 20 to September 5, 2016.
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®. Follow your natural interest and curiosity in the unusual and remarkable as you explore the real science behind the unbelievable.
Royal Ontario Museum
June 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
An exhibition of dozens of works by one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today. Created by sand, fire and human breath, these fantastic, imaginative works of art provide a uniquely sensory experience and a chance to immerse yourself in a world of colour and light. See Chihuly at the ROM
Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.
On now to September 5, 2016.
Explore the 5,000-year-old multifaceted world of tattooing at this showcase of the visual history of body art and markings. Ancint tools and specially-commissioned silicone body reproductions, inked by some of the most respected tattoo artists in the contemporary world, are all part of the exhibition. Experience Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.
The Market Gallery
When the Beatles Rocked Toronto
June 18 to November 12, 2016.
Rare photographs and memorabilia from a time of huge social and cultural transformation marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final concert in Toronto. Themed areas include “When the Beatles Rocked Us” – hundreds of rare images to remember the band and the fans from 1964 to 1966; “Were We Played” – a look at the clubs and coffee houses of the Yonge Street strip and Yorkville Village where Toronto’s music scene developed; “How We Lived” – a fully-furnished ‘rec’ room modelled on a 1960s Don Mills home.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit
July 1, 2016 to March 6, 2017.
A must-see for every hockey fan, the limited-time Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit is an immersive tribute to 100 years of pride and passion. The exhibit is an homage to those who have worn the blue and white and highlights some of the most iconic moments in the Leaf’s history. Artifacts on display include Darryl Sittler’s stick used during his 10-point game, Bill Barilko’s Stanley Cup-winning OT puck, Mats Sundin’s jersey from the final game at Maple Leaf Gardens, and many more unique treasures.
Aga Khan Museum
Álvario Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra
July 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
Spain’s iconic Moorish palace and World Heritage Site comes to life in new exhibition showcasing the designs of one of today’s greatest living architects. Through renderings, models, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza’s design of the new visitor centre at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain as well as architectural objects from the Alhambra’s own collection.
Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art
On now to September 11, 2016.
Real and mythical creatures leap off the pages of legends, tales and fables in Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Urdu in a new family-friendly exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum. Originally organized by the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art has been expanded to include key works from the Aga Khan Museum and other international private and public collections.
Casa Loma: Toronto’s Majestic Castle
Soul in the City and Symphony in the Gardens
Mondays and Tuesdays to August 30*.
Casa Loma hosts live music performances throughout the summer! On Monday evenings see Juno Award-winning artist Sean Jones with a seven–piece band plus special guests and Tuesdays the Toronto Concert Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Kerry Stratton, fills the garden with music. Enjoy stunning views of the city, a majestic castle and beautiful estate gardens while listening to music under the stars. (*Tuesday July 12 will be closed for a private performance.)
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Escape Casa Loma!
Three incredible and immersive escape experiences.
The Casa Loma Escape Series blends fact with fiction and theatre with gaming. Experience Casa Loma like never before. Escape From the Tower, King of the Bootleggers, and the new game Station M are on now and booking up fast!
Do you have what it takes to Escape Casa Loma?
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