Arts & Culture
The synergy created by Toronto’s more than 100 cultures grants us a unique flair for the unexpected in art, theatre, architecture, music and everything in between. Be guided by your deepest curiosities: whether you’re looking for modern art, modern dance or modern rock, you’ll find it in the creative city.
On any day, Toronto teems with artistic expression, from world-renowned galleries and museums such as the ROM and the AGO, to evenings with the National Ballet and the Canadian Opera Company, both nestled into their home at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Make a date with Mozart, Mendelssohn and the Toronto Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall, rediscover a favourite folk icon in the intimacy of critically acclaimed Hugh’s Room, and there’s always Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir. Make sure to include a concert at the new Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Plus, in Toronto you can go cool off with hot jazz at Massey Hall.
Toronto’s Theatre District, London’s West End and Broadway in New York comprise the world’s most active theatre scene; Mirvish’s Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales theatres, among others, are the portals into this theatrical world. CanStage’s Bluma Appel Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times‘ edgy, gay-inspired work, or the comedy institution The Second City also provide perfect aprés dinner aperitifs. Brand new to Toronto is the five-storey film lover haven, TIFF Bell Lightbox. For a special and unique treat, join in on the 10 day Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where there are more than 300 film screenings and celebrities as far as the eye can see. Consider taking in a distinctive selection of contemporary work by Canadian and international artists at Leonardo Galleries, or visit the striking Gardiner Museum – one of North America’s pre-eminent centres for the display and study of ceramics.