Featured Events & Exhibitions

Live performances, major league sports and more film festivals than you can envisage fill up the Toronto events calendar this time of year.

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.

VOLTA

September 7 to November 12

Cirque du Soleil’s spellbinding new show, VOLTA, takes place under the Big Top in the Port Lands.

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JFL42

September 21 to 30

See the funniest people on the planet, all with one pass.

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Invictus Games

September 23 to 30

Witness the unconquerable character of servicemen and women as they take part in edge-of-your-seat athletic competitions.

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EDIT

September 28 to October 8

An abandoned factory will be turned into a hive of technology and world-changing ideas when the Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology (EDIT) moves in for 10 mind-opening days.

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Culture Days

September 29 to October 1

A celebration of Canadian culture that takes place coast-to-coast, with many free activities across the Toronto region.

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Nuit Blanche

September 30

Stay up all night for this contemporary art party that lights up the city from sunset to sunrise.

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Book Hotels & Attractions

Art Gallery of Ontario

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

September 30, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

From the fantastic to the frightful, don’t miss this rare glimpse into the world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, At Home with Monsters reveals his creative process through his personal collection of art, artefacts, books, props, and ephemera, all culled from Bleak House, del Toro’s creative haven located in Los Angeles.

This unique exhibition explores the creative mind behind one of the most inventive filmmakers of our generation revealing his influences, from the Medieval era to contemporary culture, and his particular obsession with horror, fantasy and the rich heritage of the Victorian era.

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McMichael Gallery

Group of Seven Guitar Project

May 6 to October 29, 2017.

Eight masterwork guitars will take over the length of McMichael’s most honourable spaces. Commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers, including Toronto luthier, Linda Manzer, each guitar pays homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Presented in the round, viewers will be able to walk around and explore the beautiful landscapes rendered in wood and inlay, hosted by the musical instruments.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Anishinaabeg: Art & Power

June 17 to November 19, 2017.

Explore the life, traditions and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Anishinaabeg: Art & Power takes you on a journey through the artistic evolution of one of the most populous and diverse Indigenous communities in North America.

With their homeland in Ontario, and communities stretching from Quebec to Alberta and Michigan to Montana, the Anishinaabeg have communicated and expressed their knowledge and cultural traditions through art for centuries.

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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

Here: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists

July 22, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

In celebration of Canada’s 150 years as a nation, encounter Museum-wide installations of video, textiles, painting and sculpture that convey the diverse identities of more than 20 artists. Whether Canadian-born or naturalized, permanent residents or ex-pats, these artists carry experiences from multiple geographies and generations, from neighbours old and new.

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