Featured Events & Exhibitions

Bright days and crisp nights make fall an ideal time to take in the exciting happenings in Toronto.

We’ve selected a handful for this season’s featured events and exhibitions including fabulous fashion, literary luminaries and an art party that turns night into day. For a full range of goings on, check out our calendar of Toronto events.

Featured Events

Halloween 2015

Through October.

Halloween is creeping up. What’s a ghoul to do? Check out these picks to get your haunt on in Toronto.

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 18.

Flat, fast & festive! Canada’s #1 big-city, world marathon is the Grand Finale and signature event of the Canada Running Series.

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World MasterCard Fashion Week

October 19 to 24.

Toronto Fashion Week is the place to be as some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion (and from all over the world) gather to showcase their collections.

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International Festival of Authors

October 22 to November 1.

IFOA presents the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, and provides Canadian writers with an internationally-recognized forum in which to present their work.

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Art Toronto

October 23 to 26.

Canada’s international fair for modern and contemporary art happens this fall at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Royal Winter Fair

November 6 to 15.

Once a year, the country comes to the city bringing along over 300 vendors, regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows and everything in between.

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Fall In Toronto 2015

Featured Exhibitions

Art Gallery of Ontario

J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Opens October 31.

The critically-acclaimed solo exhibition from the Tate Britain makes its only Canadian appearance in Toronto.

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Ontario Science Centre

Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space

October 10, 2015 to January 13, 2016.

Free fall into science at the Ontario Science Centre! To mark the third anniversary of the record-breaking jump by Austrian skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, the Science Centre welcomes Red Bull Stratos, an exhibit that highlights the equipment used in the mission, which includes Baumgartner’s space suit and 1,450-kilogram (3,200-pound) capsule.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano

Now open.

Over 200 objects excavated from the ancient site reveal the daily lives – public and private – of the people of Pompeii immediately prior to the great eruption, and the overwhelming toll paid by those who decided to stay.

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Toronto Zoo

Giant Pandas

For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) are exhibited in Canada. See them now at the Zoo!

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TIFF Bell Lightbox

Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen

October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016.

This major exhibition surveys Warhol’s celebrity obsession and features his personal collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia, as well as early artworks, film and video works, and photographs.

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Aga Khan Museum

Home Ground: Contemporary Art From the Barjeel Art Foundation

Until January 3, 2016.

Pushing boundaries, testing limits: this powerful exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE runs the gamut from photography to installation, sculpture to painting, and more. Experience the work of 12 Arab artists who examine how private life is shaped by current political events.

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Casa Loma: Toronto’s Majestic Castle

Escape From the Tower

Now open!

The year is 1941. You and your team have been recruited to an undercover Anti-Submarine Detection Research Center in the tower of Casa Loma. You must find the coordinates of the enemy’s U-boats and communicate their location to our allies. You have 60 minutes to complete your missions and escape the tower. Will you Escape From the Tower?

Gardiner Museum

European Porcelain Gallery Revealed, Kent Monkman, and 12 Trees

This fall & winter.

This fall brings exciting changes and special events to the Gardiner Museum, including the unveiling of the transformed European porcelain gallery, the opening of the highly anticipated show Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization, and the Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition, which this year reimagines the Christmas tree both aesthetically and conceptually.