Featured Events & Exhibitions

Longer nights and bright lights mean more to time to revel in evenings with friends and family exploring Toronto.

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. ShareThis

DJ Skate Nights

Until February 18

Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights.

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Toronto Design Week 2017

January 16 to 22

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is a week-long event that takes design out of the studio and into the city with over 100 exhibitions and events. It culminates in The Interior Design Show, Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture and superstar designers from North America and beyond.

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Monster Jam

January 28 & 29

Monster Jam at Rogers Centre showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, Max-D and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.

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The Magic Flute

January 19 to February 24

The depth of Mozart’s genius is evidenced by his last opera, The Magic Flute. A child-like fantasy is paired with the master’s most stunningly beautiful music.

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Toronto International Boat Show

January 20 to 29

The best place to see boats and the best place to buy them. The 2017 Toronto International Boat Show happens this winter at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

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January 27 to February 9

Toronto’s favourite culinary celebration is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the city’s culinary scene through delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus served at more than 220 restaurants.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more

October 22 to January 29, 2017.

Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries. The only showing in North America, Mystical Landscapes features many works that rarely leave their home museums, as well as a series of Gaugin paintings that have been brought together for the first time and are being displayed as a tryptich, as the artist intended.

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Ontario Science Centre

Biomechanics:The Machine Inside

February 4 to May 7, 2017.

Take a fascinating look at the marvels of natural engineering in a highly interactive, specimen-rich experience that brings the science of biomechanics to life.

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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. See Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

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 a stick used by Tim Horton during game seven of the 1964 Stanley Cup final, 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.

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Aga Khan Museum

Syria: A Living History

October 15, 2016 to February 6, 2017.

For millennia, this region has witnessed great world civilizations comingling on its soil and producing art, literature and culture that constitute the country’s rich legacy. Going beyond the recent stories of conflict and turmoil that dominate our understanding, Syria: A Living History inspires new understanding of Syria’s past and present.

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