Arts, Theatre & Culture
A unique creative spirit thrives in cosmopolitan Toronto. World-renowned festivals, events and spaces celebrate the arts, theatre and the city’s heritage, all set against a backdrop of stunning architecture and inspired by Toronto’s diversity.
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Toronto is a film town with a film fest unspooling just about every week of the year. Jesse Wente, the Director of Film Programs at TIFF Bell Lightbox, tells us why.
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Explore this dynamic and important aspect of the Canadian contemporary scene: Indigenous art.
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See Toronto in a Whole New Light
Longer nights give Toronto a chance to shine even brighter as new art and light installations are popping up in the winter months. Get out and enjoy these temporary installations before they’re gone.
Meet the Makers
Here are five local makers who prove the secret to quality rests in mantras like one-of-a-kind, small batch and custom.
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All Lit Up: Books Set in Toronto
Toronto may play the stand-in for American cities in television and film, but when it comes to literature, it takes a starring role. Here’s some great literary fiction that explores our urban roots.
Theatre Guide: What’s On
From Tony™ award winning musicals to Broadway blockbusters to knee-slapping comedy, this is a line-up worthy of a standing ovation.
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Get Cultured: Arts, Theatre & Events
Toronto is an eclectic and cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture. For a round-up of the top arts companies, events and festivals, read on. There’s always something new to discover!
If These Walls Could Talk
Legendary music venues abound in Toronto, with history and stories to match.
5 Exceptional Nights Out at Toronto’s Top Cultural Institutions
If you’re spending some time in the city with someone you want to impress, these nights out are sure to have an impact.
10 Niche Galleries & Museums
Toronto has a range of art galleries and museums devoted to specific collections, cultures and crafts. Beautiful and historic textiles, shoes, Islamic art and ceramics all have their own homes here.
Indie Theatres to Watch
Indie theatres are breaking new ground and capturing audience’s imaginations. Here are a few off-the-beaten-path production houses worth noting.
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Toronto’s Theatre Scene is Hot
Over the past few decades, Toronto has gained a reputation for high-quality theatre productions and today it boasts one of the liveliest theatre scenes in the world. Tourists flock to our city to laugh, cry and toe-tap along to the sounds and sights of the big stage.