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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.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Tuesday, March 28

See the Leafs in their final games of regular season play.

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One of a Kind Show & Sale

March 29 to April 2

Indulge your craving for creativity at One of a Kind this spring.

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World Stage Redux

April 4 to 22

Your chance to see the shows that have amazed, moved and stirred us to debate, plus inspiring conversations, all on Toronto’s waterfront for three weeks.

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TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 7 to 23

One of the world’s most important cinematic events for film lovers aged 3 to 13.

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Canadian Music Week

April 18 to 22

Part tradeshow, part conference, part festival and all music, CMW is the unofficial launch to Toronto’s busy music festival season.

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Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

April 27 to May 7

North America’s largest documentary film festival, conference and market with more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

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Art Gallery of Ontario

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Negotiation

December 8 to April 2, 2017.

Creating art that is equal parts poetic, political, beautiful and absurd, Francis Alÿs (Belgian, born 1959) engages directly with urgent social issues, from the war in Afghanistan to border politics around the world. At the centre of this exhibition are three films and each of these large-scale video works is amplified by a selection of Alÿs’ paintings and drawings.

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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!

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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

Syria: A Living History

October 15, 2016 to March 26, 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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