Featured Events & Exhibitions

Celebrate spring as Toronto warms up, days get longer and music festival season begins.

Here are just a few of the many big events coming up and for a full range of goings on, check out our calendar of Toronto events.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1 to 31

A month-long festival of photography with over 1,000 local, national and international artists at venues across the Toronto area.

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May 24 to 28

The Twenty-First Century Music Festival brings fresh sounds and ideas to Toronto.

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May 26 to 28

Travel the world without leaving the city as pavilions throughout Mississauga showcase over 70 countries.

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CBC Music Festival

Saturday, May 27

An all-Canadian lineup including Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth and more.

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Great Gulf Doors Open

May 27 & 28

Take a peek behind the doors of over 130 architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings across the city, many of which are normally off-limits to the public.

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Pride Month

June 1 to 25

Toronto Pride means days of food, fun and fab.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

Georgia O’Keeffe

April 22 to July 30, 2017.

Making its only stop in North America, Georgia O’Keeffe is the largest retrospective of this pioneering American artist ever mounted in Canada. Featuring over 80 works, this revealing exhibition charts six decades in the career of one of America’s most celebrated painters.

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Ontario Science Centre

Wildlife Rescue: Stories of Survival

May 18 to September 4, 2017.

Witness the rescue and recovery efforts of people who dedicate their lives to saving animals. This wildly interactive exhibition showcases the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered animals – from seabirds to turtles and orangutans to pandas – and send them back to the wild.

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Toronto Zoo

Giant Pandas

For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) came to Canada to be exhibited. With the birth of the panda cubs (Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue) in Toronto in the fall of 2015, there are now 4 Giant Pandas to visit! See the pandas now at the Zoo!


Royal Ontario Museum

Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

March 11 to September 4, 2017.

Get up close to one of the world’s most mysterious – and largest – animals on the planet in this ROM original exhibition. Follow the 2014 story of the blue whales that captured the hearts of a nation.

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Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Centennial Exhibit

March 10 to December 31, 2017.

A must-see for every hockey fan, the NHL Centennial Exhibit is an immersive tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey, highlighting some of the most memorable players and moments in league history.

Artifacts on display include the stick used by Wayne Gretzky to score his NHL single-season record 92nd goal, the gloves worn by Sidney Crosby to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup and Gordie Howe’s 700th-goal puck. Plus, on display for the first time in the last quarter century, is the original Minute Book of the National Hockey League – the only behind-the-scenes account of hockey’s forefathers and their task in shaping the NHL from its inception in 1917.

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Aga Khan Museum

Here: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists

July 22, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

In celebration of Canada’s 150 years as a nation, encounter Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting and sculpture that convey the diverse identities of more than 20 artists. Whether Canadian-born or naturalized, permanent residents or ex-pats, these artists carry experiences from multiple geographies and generations, from neighbours old and new.

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