Featured Events & Exhibitions
Embrace winter! Toronto doesn’t hibernate and neither should you.
This season’s featured events and exhibitions include a two-week gastronomic romp, epic performances and the tallest athletes on the planet. For a full range of goings on, check out our calendar of Toronto events. ShareThis
January 29 to February 11.
Experience a series of mouthwatering culinary events and indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value with the ever popular Winterlicious.
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2016 Canadian International Autoshow
February 12 to 21.
There’s nothing else like it: the BIGGEST and BEST AutoShow in Canada!
February 21 & 22.
Celebrate winter in the city at Bloor-Yorkville’s 10th annual Icefest! Toronto’s premier cultural district will celebrate this landmark year by transforming into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy.
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Canada Blooms + National Home Show
March 11 to 20.
Canada’s largest flower and garden festival partners with the National Home Show to inspire your 2016. Coming this March to the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place.
March 18 to 20.
Toronto ComiCon, presented by Fan Expo Canada, has grown to become a spectacular three-day event! Located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show boasts unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests.
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Art Gallery of Ontario
Song Dong’s Communal Courtyard
Transforming the AGO’s Signy Eaton Gallery into a series of snaking walkways and small rooms reminiscent of Beijing’s traditional communal living spaces, the exhibition Song Dong’s Communal Courtyard invites visitors to lose themselves inside a unique installation of 100 vintage Chinese wardrobe doors.
Ontario Science Centre
Circus! The Exhibition
Now open! Explore the magic of “the greatest show on earth” through a scientist’s eye. What’s a human pretzel? Learn how muscles, collagen and flexibility allow contortionists to fit into tiny spaces. Juggling with science and math? Decipher the complex patterns and sequences involved in juggling.
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Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
Opens February 10. Through exciting hands-on displays, including fossils and life-sized replicas, learn how researchers use cutting-edge science and technology to excavate and analyze tusks, teeth, skin, hair and stomach contents to learn more about mammoths and mastodons, mighty creatures who roamed the northern hemisphere during the last Ice Age.
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Royal Ontario Museum
Do you know what lies beneath your feet? Toronto Underfoot takes objects from the ROM’s outstanding Ontario archaeology collection and reveals layer upon layer of the rich history of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.
ROM Friday Night Live
Toronto’s most unique social destination is back for a new season of drinks, food, and live music. Dance among the fossils and rub elbows with history at ROM Friday Night Live.
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! Panda Cubs
Er Shun, the Zoo’s female giant panda, gave birth to twins on October 13, 2015. The cubs will remain in the maternity area of the giant panda house for several months. As this area is not visible to the public, the Zoo will provide updates at #TOPandaCubs.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2016
April 8 to 24.
TIFF Kids is one of the largest children’s film festivals in the world! Presented each April, the festival offers a diverse slate of programming from Canada and around the globe, using the power of film not just to entertain children and parents but also to foster new ideas about the complex issues facing young people today.
Aga Khan Museum
Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys
Until March 27.
Prepare yourself for a journey through memory and imagination with this remarkable installation piece by acclaimed Iranian photographer, poet, and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Casa Loma: Toronto’s Majestic Castle
Escape Casa Loma!
Three incredible and immersive escape experiences.
The Casa Loma Escape Series blends fact with fiction and theatre with gaming. Experience Casa Loma like never before. Escape From the Tower and King of the Bootleggers on now. Beginning March 30: Station M.
Do you have what it takes to Escape Casa Loma?
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, Gold and Ceramics in Ancient Panama
Opens February 18.
For more than a thousand years, a cemetery on the banks of the Rio Grande Coclé in Panama lay undisturbed until the river flooded in 1927, scattering beads of gold along its banks. In 1940, a Penn Museum team excavated at the cemetery, unearthing spectacular finds—large golden plaques and pendants with animal-human motifs, precious and semi-precious stone, ivory, and animal bone ornaments, and literally tons of detail-rich painted ceramics. It was extraordinary evidence of a sophisticated Precolumbian people, the Coclé, who lived, died, and painstakingly buried their dead long ago.
See the art and artifacts at the Gardiner Museum beginning this February: Beneath the Surface.
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