Jun 28 2017 (Wednesday), 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us for the public opening of three dynamic new exhibitions: Rita Letendre: Fire & Light; Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood; and Mark Lewis: Canada. Come celebrate with Rita Letendre, Mark Lewis, and the artists featured in Every.Now.Then.
Jun 30 2017 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Bring this #FNLROM season to a climax by celebrating Canada 150, with complimentary access to Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, and The Family Camera.
Jul 01 2017 (Saturday)
Come celebrate Canada Day presented by Honda on Saturday, July 1. Fans are encouraged to get to the ballpark early to take part in our pregame festivities that will be sure to get you in the Canadian spirit! Once inside, the Blue Jays will honour our Canadian forces with a pregame ceremony and continue to celebrate our Canadian heritage throughout the game. The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a Red Replica Blue Jays Hat presented by Honda.
Jul 01 2017 (Saturday), 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Kickstart your Canada Day at the ROM! In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re opening our doors July 1 with free admission to our permanent galleries, live performances, and much more.
Jun 30 - Jul 03 2017
This Canada Day weekend, join us in celebrating the diverse sounds and stories of the land known as Turtle Island by acknowledging the creative contributions of Indigenous and newcomer Canadians.
Jul 05 2017 (Wednesday), 08:30 PM
Join Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Andrew Hunter, in conversation with artists Michael Belmore, Lisa Hirmer, Charmaine Lurch, Syrus Marcus Ware, about their work, and the exhibition Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood. Acknowledging that Canada’s sesquicentennial represents a narrow slice of time in the larger historical record, Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood aims to address the mistakes of the past, rewrite and reclaim history, and move into the future with new insight. The exhibition features 33 new and recent projects by artists from across Canada.
Jul 06 2017 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Two of music’s most captivating live performers will share the stage this summer when multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull reunite for a co-headlining tour with CNCO as support, announced today.
Jul 07 2017 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Join Toronto-based artist, writer and musician Vivek Shraya for a performance with the Queer Songbook Orchestra, a 12-piece chamber pop collective of queer and allied musicians. This performance marks the launch of Shraya’s album PART-TIME WOMAN, which poses the question: What defines woman? Shraya sees the album as an offering to misgendered, made to feel not feminine enough, and those who struggled to find home in a language that resists complexity.
Jul 07-08 2017
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
Apr 18 - Jul 09 2017
Artists have always had an interest in the body, but their representations of the human form have changed dramatically over the last 250 years. In the 1600s and 1700s, sculptors Giovanni Battista Foggini and François Lespingola approached the body with extreme precision: in their renderings of mythological figures, muscles and tendons appear ready to burst through the bronze surfaces. The Francis Bacon painting on view shows how many 20th-century artists shifted away from anatomical exactness. His work, whose subject is ambiguous, represents the body in a more abstract and provocative way. It was once conventional for artists to present lifelike depictions of external features; many now forgo accuracy in order to explore the intangible emotions that exist below the surface.
Jul 07-09 2017
Go west! This festival features a broad array of music, multidisciplinary arts, and activities that represent the beautiful patchwork of Canada's West.
Jul 12 2017 (Wednesday), 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The first three galleries to open as part of Look:Forward feature international modern art from the permanent collection, including major works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Franz Kline, David Smith and Barbara Hepworth. Look:Forward is an exciting reinstallation of the AGO Collection. Led by the vision of the AGO’s curators, the project celebrates exceptional art by presenting the very best of our Collection; to inspire meaningful and engaging experiences for our visitors; and to be relevant to our changing audiences by reflecting and strengthening the vibrancy and possibility of Toronto.
Jul 12 2017 (Wednesday)
Originally released in 1973, Painters Painting is the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, from 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio interviews artists in their studios about their art from the period of Abstract Expressionism, through Hard Edge and Color Field painting to Pop Art. Among the featured painters are Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.
Jul 14-16 2017
Explore the music and culture of the St. Lawrence River basin through both contemporary trends and traditional genres, in a rich showcase of the kaleidoscope of styles that is Canada’s East.
Jul 16 2017 (Sunday), 06:00 PM
Metallica returns to Rogers Centre with their "Metallica - WorldWired Tour 2017". The band last performed here in 2003. The North American tour is in support of their new album Hardwired….To Self Destruct, which debuted at No.1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will join Metallica as the main support acts for the tour. We look forward to hosting another sell-out show in 2017.
Jul 14-16 2017
he Cooper Tire Mobile Tour + Food & Drink Samples + Complimentary Cotton Candy presented by Honda + Complimentary Snow Cones presented by Honda + Complimentary Popcorn presented by Honda + Live Entertainment + NHL Centennial Fan Arena + Hockey Skills Challenge Game + Toronto Blue Jays Game + Golf Game for kids + Pinty's Products + Pizza Pizza + Driver Autograph Sessions + Piloti Apparel and Merchandise + Official Verizon IndyCar Series Merchandise
Jul 18 2017 (Tuesday), 07:00 PM
After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will debut a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits, like “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions”. The high-energy concert will bring their history alive in all its passion and glory.
Jul 19 2017 (Wednesday)
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. As a screen presence, Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw. There is no separation between her life as an artist and the memories and emotions that affect her every day. Her process is on full display in this extraordinary documentary. As an artist, Louise Bourgeois has for six decades been at the forefront of successive new developments, but always on her own powerfully inventive and disquieting terms. In 1982, at the age of 71, she became the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the decades since, she has created her most powerful and persuasive work that has been exhibited, studied and lectured on worldwide. Filmed with unparalleled access between 1993 and 2007, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a comprehensive and dramatic documentary of creativity and revelation. It is an intimate, human and educational engagement with an artist’s world.
Jul 21 2017 (Friday), 07:00 PM
This historic New York band brings together a sprawling amalgam of musicians and musical genres to Toronto. Spanning from jazz to hip-hop and back, these artists have been playing together for almost two decades. The band was originally conceived as a forum for New York improvisational musician to compose, record and perform material reflecting the breadth and depth of American diasporan music in the 21st century. In the words of founder and iconic Village Voice writer Greg Tate, “BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER is a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic.”
Jul 21-23 2017
Join this arctic-bound adventure to hear the sounds of throat singers, folk musicians, and storytellers, and see films from across Canada's vast regions of the North.
Apr 18 - Jul 23 2017
The Decades Project: 1930–1939 is the fourth in a series of installations organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The series brings together visual art and music to reveal how artists and composers expressed the exhilaration and anxiety of their times.
Apr 22 - Jul 30 2017
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is set to present a major retrospective of pioneering American painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), featuring over 100 works of art by one the 20th century’s most successful and influential modernists. The exhibition will examine O’Keeffe’s entire career, charting the progression of her practice from her early abstract experiments to her late work, in addition to her trajectory west, and her profound influence and legacy.
Jul 28-30 2017
The legendary summer sampling event is back at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Live music, over 300 types of beer, and an incredible food and chef line-up! We will also be celebrating Canada 150! 150 years calls for a beer!
Jul 27-30 2017
Explore the diversity of Iran through music, dance, theatre, art, cinema and a crafts market. Enjoy delicious Iranian food and tea and experience the richness of one of the world’s oldest cultures.
from Dec 16 2016 to Jul 31 2017
From colonies to country… Canada revealed. Canada's heritage is one of diverse cultures and deep roots. Originally influenced by English, French and Aboriginal cultures, and more recently by a mosaic of international ethnicity, the essence of Canadian-ness and its changing emblems and symbols of identity play a key role in placing context around the collections in this growing gallery.
Aug 01 2017 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Aug 05 2017 (Saturday), 10:00 AM
Go big. Really big. The Grand Parade is the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. This event continues to attract local, regional, national, and international attention by visitors and media. It is the grand highlight of the annual Festival. After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wind their way from Exhibition Place along a 3.5-kilometer stretch on Lakeshore Boulevard.
Aug 04-07 2017
Come to the waterfront to catch a little bit of that island soul and experience the rich legacy of Caribbean music heard through Canada and around the world.
Aug 11-12 2017
Due to overwhelming demand, Shawn Mendes has added a SECOND show to Toronto, as this is a hometown show for the Canadian solo artist. Shawn is touring in support of his sophomore album Illuminate (Island Records), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and features hit singles “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.” “Mercy” has been certified Platinum a - See more at: http://www.theaircanadacentre.com/events/event.asp?event_id=1681#sthash.5hlJa7oz.dpuf
Aug 11-13 2017
Habari Africa festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that displays the rich and diverse cultures of Africa. Join us for a weekend of exploration and engagement with the art, sounds and tastes of the continent. The festival will display an authentic African experience through presentations and workshops that celebrate the uniqueness, wealth and diversity of African music, dance, arts and culture.
Aug 15 2017 (Tuesday), 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Canada’s Table invites you to discover regional cuisines with tasting plates by the country’s top chefs, including Jamie Kennedy, Ted Corrado, and Ned Bell, and Canadian beverage samplings by the LCBO and Vintages. Featuring live entertainment and access to the ROM’s special exhibitions Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, The Family Camera, and Anishinaabeg: Art & Power Canada’s Table highlights our vibrant and diverse culture from coast to coast.
Aug 18-20 2017
Check the next wave of Canadian talent starting new movements in hip-hop and dance music, featuring innovators in genres like post-rap, electro-pop, and world electronica. PLUS! We're calling all DJs in the GTA to enter our SHAKE THE LAKE DJ competition for a chance to win one of three spots to perform live during Beats, Breaks & Culture.
Aug 21-22 2017, 07:00 PM
After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest British bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide
Aug 21-22 2017
We are pleased to announce Coldplay returns to Rogers Centre with their "A Head Full Of Dreams Tour". The band last played Rogers Centre in 2009 with their sold out tour "Viva La Vida". The stop at Rogers Centre is part of the band's first Canadian dates in the past five years. Since March of 2016, the "A Head Full of Dreams Tour", produced by Live Nation Entertainment, has played to over 2.5 million people across Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. The show was created by the band alongside celebrated production designers Misty Buckley and Paul Normandale.
Aug 24 2017 (Thursday), 07:00 PM
A pop music force of nature, Lionel Richie has been making sweet music for over 50 years, both with the funk outfit The Commodores and as a solo artist. He has an Oscar, five Grammys and 16 American Music Awards to his name, with his songwriting talents matched only by his megawatt charisma and old-time showman stage persona. 2017 see Richie heading out on a nationwide tour, with a very special guest in tow - none other than pop diva Mariah Carey, taking a break from her Vegas residency.
Aug 25-27 2017
Ingenuity is the tale of human history. From humble paper to elegant crafts, classical music to contemporary pastry; whether it’s Taiwan or Japan, chiyogami or even Van Gogh, discover how these are all connected in the showcase of cultures at the 2017 TAIWANfest: “Kanpai, Japan!”
Jun 22 - Aug 31 2017, 07:00 PM
Dance is for everyone and is the most inclusive sport there is! Harbourfront Centre’s summer-long series
Sep 02 2017 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
The legendary American pianist Garrick Ohlsson focuses all his insight and strength on Beethoven’s broadest, most regal concerto. Conductor Jirí Belohlávek brings matchless authority to a fascinating symphony by his fellow Czech, Martinu, and TSO Principal Clarinet Joaquin Valdepeñas shines in Debussy’s fanciful rhapsody.
Jul 17 - Sep 03 2017
Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries.
Mar 11 - Sep 03 2017
Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story retells the story of nine blue whales that died tragically in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2014, and the unprecedented opportunity for research and conservation that has resulted. In this amazing ROM original exhibition, see the enormous skeleton of one of the recovered blue whales and discover how they evolved, the size of their heart, how they communicate, and more of the mind-blowing biology of Earth’s largest animal…ever. Gain insight into the decline of blue whales, what's being done to protect them, and how the ROM is using DNA to unlock some of the secrets of these elusive creatures.
Sep 03 2017 (Sunday), 07:30 PM
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band that formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher.
Aug 18 - Sep 04 2017
A popular end-of-summer ritual, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a wide variety of colourful interactive experiences. Indulge in classic fair foods and kooky culinary concoctions. Flip inside out and upside down on a kaleidoscope of midway rides. Try your luck at vintage CNE games and the casino, then shop ’til you drop as you scoop up bargains galore. Take in all the attractions including concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, international performances plus comedy and animal shows. Interact with park entertainers, farm animals, colourful characters in Kids World and so much more.
Sep 02-04 2017
The 68th annual Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend (September 2 to 4, 2017) for another awe-inspiring show featuring thrilling performances.
Sep 05-06 2017
We are pleased to announce Justin Bieber return to Rogers Centre with his "Purpose World Tour". Justin Bieber last played Rogers Centre in 2012 with his Believe Tour. Since the North American launch of the world tour in March 2016, Bieber has sold out multiple U.S. and international tour dates, thrilling fans around the world with his dynamic, must-see live show.
Jun 11 - Sep 10 2017
Walking tours of Toronto. ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free. For additional information regarding scheduled walks, download a copy of the ROMWalks brochure (PDF). Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time.
Sep 19 2017 (Tuesday), 07:00 PM
Canadian composer Mychael Danna’s Academy Award–winning film score to Life of Pi, based on the novel of the same title by Canadian author Yann Martel, makes its world première on the TSO stage as a new orchestral suite. Canadian violinist James Ehnes demonstrates versatile mastery in Chausson’s dreamy Poème and Saint-Saëns’s dynamic Rondo Capriccioso.
Sep 22-23 2017
Genius. Innovator. International superstar. The TSO pays tribute to the life and legacy of legendary pianist Glenn Gould in a must-see concert including music that defined his career. Plus, witness the world première of Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s new orchestral work inspired by Gould. Jan Lisiecki marshals all the nobility and turbulent drama of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, a piece that Gould made uniquely his own. (Pictured: Glenn Gould, piano)
May 25 - Sep 23 2017
Bring your family to the ballpark every Saturday home game for Jr. Jays Saturdays presented by Boston Pizza! Every Saturday Home Game at the Ballpark, with the exception of Canada Day, is a Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza. Kids 14 and under can visit our Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels to take part in many fun activities that will keep them entertained up until the eighth inning! Don't forget - kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game. Line ups open beginning in the eighth inning at sections 108, 208 and 508. Kids 14 and under can enjoy a special kids' priced ticket (500 level and 200 level outfield)
Sep 24 2017 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
The Royal Canadian Military Institute, in conjunction with Roy Thomson Hall are delighted to present UNCONQUERED, an afternoon of military band music in celebration of Prince Harry's Invictus Games Toronto 2017. This Massed Military Band Spectacular, will feature some of the best Canadian military bands joined in an afternoon of musical celebration with Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott. The Invictus Games, to be held in Toronto from September 23 – 30, 2017, are the only international, adaptive, sporting event for wounded, ill and injured, active duty and veteran, military members.