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Live performances, festivals of all types and timely tradeshows fill up the Toronto events calendar this time of year. Here are just a few of the many big events you don't want to miss.

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CONTACT Photography Festival /
April 27 to May 31

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

April 27 to May 31

The largest photography event in the world covers the city for the month of May.

Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo /
May 25 to 27

Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo

May 25 to 27

Bringing together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely Canadian perspective, Lift & Co. is the premiere event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals and investors.

Doors Open Toronto /
May 26 & 27

Doors Open Toronto

May 26 & 27

Take a peek behind the doors of significant buildings across the city, many of which are normally off limits to the public.

Toronto Pride Month /
June 1 to 24

Pride Month

June 1 to 24

June is full of Pride as events populate the calendar all month and ramp up to the glitteriest party of the year June 22 to 24.

The Art of Banksy

June 13 to July 11

A first for North America, this showcase features 80 works by one of the most intriguing artists working today. This one-of-a-kind exhibition is a rare chance to see so many of Banksy’s works, gathered from various private collections, in one place.

Galleries & Museums

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors /
March 3 to May 27

Art Gallery of Ontario

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

March 3 to May 27

This groundbreaking artist’s exhibition sells out fast wherever it goes, and as a first for the AGO and Toronto it is bound to be popular. Explore time and space through Kusama’s immersive infinity rooms, mesmerizing paintings and playful sculptures. Don’t miss Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

The World of the Fatimids /
March 10 to July 2

Aga Khan Museum

The World of the Fatimids

March 10 to July 2

For the first time in North America a collection of masterpieces from this ancient and influential dynasty are on display. Monumental marble reliefs from the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo and luxury objects and metalware tell the story one of the greatest civilizations in the world. See The World of the Fatimids.

Bata Shoe Museum

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

May 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019

The only North American stop on this exhibition’s tour, Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes is a retrospective of 45 years of inventiveness.

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed /
February 22 to June 3

Gardiner Museum

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

February 22 to June 3

First mounted in New York City, The Riverbed is a 3-part installation by this forerunner of conceptual art and invites visitors to participate in the artwork through everyday action and contemplation.

Spiders: Fear and Fascination /
June 16 to January 6

Royal Ontario Museum

Spiders: Fear and Fascination

June 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Learn more about one of the most amazing animals on the planet! Spiders: Fear & Fascination will bring you face-to-face with over 200 live and preserved specimens, interactive and augmented reality experiences and even a live venom-milking lab.