Featured Events & Exhibitions
This is an exciting time of year in Toronto as arts productions move into high gear and the NBA and NHL start their seasons.
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
Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival
Thursday, October 6
The annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival features a stellar line-up of celebrated Canadian talent at landmark Toronto venues.
October 19 to 23
The imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content.
International Festival of Authors
October 20 to 30
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.
Halloween on Church
Monday, October 31
Church Street celebrates Halloween like no place else – becoming known as the biggest Halloween party in North America.
The Royal Winter Fair
November 4 to 13
Once a year, the country comes to the city bringing along regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows, food demos and everything in between.
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Grey Cup Festival
November 24 to 27
This November, Toronto shows that we know how to throw a football party.
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Book Hotels & Attractions
“Cash Cab Guy” Trivia
Casa Loma is perfect for “Escapes” because of its hidden entrances and tunnels. But, it also is the home of the first what in Canada?
You could WIN cash prizes playing this question interactively online now: The Adam Growe Quiz Show Online
For only the second time ever, two giant pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) are exhibited in Canada. See the pandas now at the Zoo!
UPDATE: Meet the Panda Cubs!
Er Shun, the Zoo’s female giant panda, gave birth to twins in the fall of 2015. The cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, are getting bigger every day and can be seen daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last admission at 3:30 p.m.). Visit TorontoZoo.com for details. #TOPandaCubs.
Art Gallery of Ontario
Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more
Opens October 22.
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, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
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Ontario Science Centre
October 5, 2016 to January 7, 2017.
Delve into severe weather science, discover cutting edge technology and investigate the stories of scientists, forecasters and wild weather enthusiasts. Get “struck” by lightning in slow motion and discover how lightning forms. Dance up a storm; the more energy you put in, the bigger the storm!
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Royal Ontario Museum
June 25, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
An exhibition of dozens of works by one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today. Created by sand, fire and human breath, these fantastic, imaginative works of art provide a uniquely sensory experience and a chance to immerse yourself in a world of colour and light. See Chihuly at the ROM
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 Darryl Sittler’s stick used during his 10-point game, 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.
Aga Khan Museum
Álvario Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra
July 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
Spain’s iconic Moorish palace and World Heritage Site comes to life in new exhibition showcasing the designs of one of today’s greatest living architects. Through renderings, models, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza’s design of the new visitor centre at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain as well as architectural objects from the Alhambra’s own collection.
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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The Market Gallery
When the Beatles Rocked Toronto
June 18 to November 12, 2016.
Rare photographs and memorabilia from a time of huge social and cultural transformation marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final concert in Toronto. Themed areas include “When the Beatles Rocked Us” – hundreds of rare images to remember the band and the fans from 1964 to 1966; “Were We Played” – a look at the clubs and coffee houses of the Yonge Street strip and Yorkville Village where Toronto’s music scene developed; “How We Lived” – a fully-furnished ‘rec’ room modelled on a 1960s Don Mills home.
Casa Loma: Toronto’s Majestic Castle
Legends of Horror
Expect the unexpected.
Throughout the month of October, Toronto’s castle is transformed into a house of horror. Join in this immersive theatrical interpretation of the classic horror figures as the audience goes on a one-hour, 1.5 km self-guided walk through the bowels of the historic castle.
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