Jul 26-29 2018
The legendary Summer sampling event returns! Toronto's Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store features hundreds of brews, seriously good eats, and plenty
Aug 17 2018 (Friday)
This social media-friendly tour is your chance to get up close and personal with a luxurious 1920s mansion. For one very special night you can go behind the ropes, sit on antique furniture, pose for shots at the billiard table, and even explore the off-limits third floor. '20s-inspired costumes are encouraged! Our experts will guide you through the history of the selfie, share tips and tricks for finding the best shot and provide fun accessories to take your look to the next level. Period refreshments are included to top off an evening of decadent fun.
Jul 20 - Aug 01 2018
We will visit Star City, just outside Moscow, the once secret site to train the pride of the Soviet Union, Russian cosmonauts. Canada’s Chris Hadfield trained in its full-sized Soyuz capsules. We will visit the great sites of Moscow too… Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin. Then on to see the greatest treasures of the Old Russian Empire in St. Petersburg with its renowned palaces, canals and a jewel of the art world – the Hermitage. Your host for this unique trip will be Bob McDonald of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks.
Aug 03-04 2018
Following her latest album drop, Taylor Swift has just announced that her reputation Stadium Tour is coming to Rogers Centre on Friday, August 3, 2018 and Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
Aug 07 2018 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
Shakira’s doctors have determined that she needs to spend the next few months working towards recovery in order for her vocal cords to be in optimal condition for touring, and as such we are obliged to postpone the U.S. leg of the “El Dorado World Tour,” previously scheduled for January 2018.
Jul 18 - Aug 12 2018
This summer the AGO celebrates the power of Inuit art by bringing together two extraordinary artists – Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak – in our major exhibition of the season. Ashevak and Pitsiulak represent two generations of Inuit artists who have challenged viewers to respond to their art and the Inuit world view in new ways. The exhibition will be the first time Inuit art is showcased in the AGO’s largest exhibition space, the Sam & Ayala Zacks Pavilion, and will be Pitsiulak’s first major gallery retrospective. The exhibition will feature key art works and sketches by each artist, enabling visitors to appreciate the strength of drawing as an expression of Inuit cultural heritage that engages everyday life at its deepest level.
Jul 14 - Aug 13 2018
Join us as we reawaken one of the largest manhunts in Canadian history: the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition, an Arctic venture that went horribly wrong 170 years ago.
Aug 27 2018 (Monday)
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States.
Aug 30 2018 (Thursday)
He is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
Aug 17 - Sep 03 2018
The President's Choice SuperDogs are back at the Canadian National Exhibition with shows daily!
Apr 29 - Sep 03 2018
The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp.
Jul 14 - Sep 09 2018
In the mid 1970s, the ROM led an exploratory expedition to the site of Saray Yazdigirdi, translated as “Yazdigird's palace,” situated on the edge of the Zagros mountains in western Iran. Artifacts discovered during the excavation contradicted earlier understanding about the site. The ROM’s study of the decorative architectural ornaments revealed this was not the palace of a king as once believed, but a fortified stronghold from 2nd century Parthia in Iran. The ruins were reinterpreted as the retreat of a Persian warlord - a robber baron that plundered goods from caravans travelling along the legendary Silk Road.
Jul 18 - Sep 16 2018
The exhibition features 14 of Terada’s large-scale text-based paintings, shown for the first time. Terada’s final chapter, “New York Dealers and Collectors”, is on view with Goldstein’s sublime photorealistic image of a lightning storm. When compared, they address the different ways we read or respond to painting.
Jul 14 - Sep 23 2018
In anticipation of the new Dawn of Life gallery, which will be home to the ROM’s world renowned collection of Burgess Shale specimens, the Museum will have a special display of spectacular pieces that will introduce how the new gallery will present, interpret, and explain fossil life.
Sep 25-26 2018
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
Jul 18 - Sep 30 2018
This past year, the AGO launched a distance learning series with schools in remote and rural parts of Ontario in collaboration with TakingITGlobal, an organization devoted to empowering youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. TakingITGlobal’s Connected North program has partnered with Indigenous artist Nyle Miigizi Johnston at Miigizi Creations to develop an Ojibwe language and education resource kit called Connecting With Our First Family. The AGO is hosting the exhibition to facilitate relationship building and future learning opportunities. This project supports students and educators in the process of understanding the Anishinaabe Nation, with the aim of strengthening Indigenous identity and culture as well as encouraging Ojibwe language revitalization and community development. Art stimulates our senses and invites us to expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Images can capture our imagination and draw us into a given moment, into particular emotions and into a deeper state of curiosity. Nyle Miigizi Johnston invites you to discover the stories that each animal reveals.
Jun 02 - Oct 08 2018
Look beyond fashion and explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Featuring original designs by Dutch designer and couturier, Iris van Herpen, this exhibition explores her 2008-2015 collections that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship.
Oct 09 2018 (Tuesday)
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child
Oct 13 2018 (Saturday)
Discover unrivaled antiquities, intrigue, "lost cities", mysterious alignments of the solar system – Peru has it all! Highlights of the tour include: Welcome dinner at the oldest continuously inhabited private family residence in the Southern Hemisphere. Behind-the-scenes tour of the artistically superb ceramics of the Moche people at the famous Larco Herrera Museum in Lima. Stroll the Bridge of Sighs in the Barranco district of Lima overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy privileged access to the recent discoveries of ancient sites in Northern Peru including the Tomb of the Lord of Sipán. Watch fishermen ride reed horses made with the centuries old skills used for the Kon-Tiki rafts departing from Peru in 1947. Refresh at a Relais & Châteaux hotel in the Sacred Valley. Private tour of Machu Picchu and lunch at the famous Sanctuary Hotel near the peak. Visit many of the great Incan Empire sites: Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac.
Jul 21 - Oct 21 2018
One of India's most visionary and celebrated pioneers in colour photography, Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was a prolific photographer whose creative style revealed the dramatic palette of India’s streets, places and peoples through a distinct lens. Tracing the full trajectory of his career from the late 1960s to his last unpublished projects of the late 1990s, this exhibition showcases the iconic depictions of Indian life and culture in vivid colour.
Jul 18 - Oct 21 2018
Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental explores the artist’s lifelong commitment to the relation of politics and beauty in art, often expressed using natural materials, and the human form.
Jul 21 - Oct 21 2018
Museums today are struggling with what to do when artists represented in their galleries are accused of sexual harassment or when artworks in their collections are viewed as problematic. #MeToo & the Arts offers audiences a series of public engagements that explore the intersection of #MeToo and the arts, with a focus of museums. Prompted by the ROM’s upcoming presentation of Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, and an allegation of sexual misconduct made against the deceased artist, #MeToo & the Arts seeks to encourage a larger conversation about how museums, and the public, are engaging with art within the context of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
Oct 28 2018 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
One of music’s most celebrated songwriters, the Australian-born Nick Cave has made a career crafting post-punk hymns complimented by his rich, baritone vocals. Formed in Melbourne in 1983, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds set themselves apart from their peers with emotionally powerful and dark, multi-layered narratives. The band’s sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, was released in 2016 to high praise from critics and fans alike.
Oct 01 - Nov 30 2018
In 1991, during his tenure as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Henry N. R. Jackman donated his historic collection of toy soldiers to the Royal Ontario Museum. While there are a few of these collectables currently on display in the J.F. Driscoll Family Stair of Wonders, this new installation will showcase almost all of the Hal Jackman Toy Soldier Collection, which traces the historic life span of Britains Ltd., one of the world’s pioneers in the manufacturing of toy soldiers. Visitors are invited to enjoy the artistry and detail of this outstanding collection, and learn about the legacy of Britains Ltd.’s years of lead toy production from 1893-1966.
Jun 16 - Dec 01 2018
From spinning webs, dancing, swimming, to even losing a limb and growing it back, spiders are one of the most amazing animals on the planet! Spiders: Fear & Fascination will bring you face-to-face with over 200 live and preserved specimens, interactive and augmented reality experiences, and even a live venom-milking lab. Ignite your curiosity, conquer your fear, and see spiders in a whole new light.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Eurodisco superstars who’s Caribbean background can be heard throughout their dance-able catalog What you’ll hear: chart toppers from the ’70s and ’80s, including “Rivers of Babylon” and “Daddy Cool” What you’ll see: a classic, high-energy show that features outrageous costumes and a live disco-funk backing band
Dec 12-16 2018
Corteo is springing back to life and marking its triumphant return to the circus arena after a two-and-a-half year hiatus. The newly built stage brings audiences closer to the circus performers and will feature 260 costumes, 51 acrobats, musicians, singers, and actors.
Mar 01-15 2019
See one of the world’s truly magnificent countries. The setting for much of this African trip is the stunning veldt where you will experience big game safaris and bush walks from our base at a private game reserve lodge. We will visit “the Cradle of Humanity”, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a renowned expert, Dr. David Evans of the ROM. We will also visit the site of his remarkable find… a dinosaur nursery! We will tour the award winning “wine district” for some fabulous food and drink and see penguins at the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. We will visit Robben Island, near Capetown, site of Nelson Mandela’s long captivity, visit the house he was arrested in, and learn about the apartheid era.
from Dec 01 2018 to Mar 31 2019
Striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and the remarkable beauty of our natural world are captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year. As the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world, this exhibition returns to the ROM for the sixth year and features one hundred extraordinary new photographs that will amaze and move viewers.
Jan 12 - Apr 22 2019
Gods in My Home examines a combination of Chinese ancestral paintings and traditional popular prints, with a focus on the fascinating connection between these two seemingly separate genres in the context of Chinese Lunar New Year. These images reflect a unique Chinese view of spirituality and the belief that these portraits and prints were capable of blessing and protecting the prosperity of family lines.
from Dec 15 2018 to May 20 2019
Come face to face with Zuul crurivastator (Zool CRUR-uh-vass-TATE-or), an exciting new species of armoured dinosaur recently unveiled by ROM scientists! Aptly named after the fictional monster Zuul in the 1984 film Ghostbusters, crurivastator means ‘destroyer of shins’, for its extraordinary weapon-like tail. From Zuul’s skull to its menacing tail club, this 75-million-year-old, plant-eating dinosaur skeleton is the most complete of its kind, and was found with a diversity of fossilized plants and animals from the same period.
Jul 20 2018 (Friday), 09:00 PM
“Surfer Girl”, “I Get Around”, Surfin’ U.S.A.”, “Good Vibrations” & “Kokomo”.
Jul 21 2018 (Saturday)
On Saturday July 21, 2018 the Taste of Jesus in the City Kick-off Concert-Festival will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square. There will be Worship, Music, Drama, Dance, Food & Prizes. Bring the entire family as we Celebrate our Love for God and Love for People in the public square.
Jul 22 2018 (Sunday)
The Starlight Orchestra keeps the tradition of Ballroom Dance alive, interpreting the most recognizable favorites which include the Tango, the Vienna Waltz, the Cha-Cha, Rumba, Meringue, Samba, Salsa, Swing, Jump, the Jitterbug and the Polka.
Jul 21-22 2018
The theme of this year's event is Hello Africa! / Bonjour l'Afrique! A drumming tribute to the music and cultures of Africa/Un hommage tambourinant à la musique et aux cultures de l'Afrique. We are excited to have CLUB ''KW' IRIBA RY' AKARANGA'' a very talented group of Burundian drummers and dancers as our special guests from the Continent of Africa. Muhtadi International Drumming Festival is a two-day multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums from a beautiful mix of nations. Drumbeats at this Festival connect the heartbeats of Canada's enviable, harmonious combination of cultures.
Jul 22 2018 (Sunday), 07:00 PM
Jul 25 2018 (Wednesday)
ALINE HOMZY (violinist) is a violinist and composer who was born and raised in Montreal. Equally adept in the musical worlds of classical and jazz.
Jul 25 2018 (Wednesday)
L7 is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They were active from 1985 to 2001, and reunited in 2014. Due to their sound and image, they are often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Jul 26 2018 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
“Proud Mary” “Fortunate Son” “Born on the Bayou” “Bad Moon Rising”
Jul 27 2018 (Friday)
Transcendent, two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band EVANESCENCE and acclaimed Billboard Award-winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling have announced their co-headlining 2018 summer amphitheater tour across North America.
Jul 07-27 2018
Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars. Co-presented by Councillor John Fillion and North York Arts, Cultura also serves to benefit the local community, with proceeds of busker performances donated to support local charities.
Jun 30 - Jul 28 2018
Barbara Clarke, Tyler King, Vienna Pighin, Vitina Pighin, Linda Plater, and Iris Zachmann present an exhibition of painting, photography, and sculpture.
Jul 27-28 2018
Best known for hits “Turn on the Radio”, “Because of You” and her signature tune, “Fancy”.
Jul 29 2018 (Sunday)
Metro Metro Big Band is one of the areas most popular dance bands based on a versatile repertoire performed by a group of gifted international musicians & polished vocalists – Rick Levine & Lisa Levy. Thrill to a memorable evening of listening & dancing under glittering stars to the most famous dance band musical blockbuster ‘hits’ of the decades, played the way you remember them.
Jun 07 - Jul 29 2018
Humble little Charlie Bucket lives in a dilapidated old house with his extended, mostly bedridden, family—but a golden ticket grants him (and four other children) access to the magical factory of the mysteriously reclusive Willy Wonka. There, amid a chocolate river and Oompa Loompas, Charlie learns the real reason for Wonka’s tour. Songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder mix with original tunes from Leslie Bricusse of Jekyll & Hyde fame and Anthony Newley.
Jul 07-29 2018
This exhibit builds on archival research, story-telling, and photography to explore the meanings of urban memory through the parallel between human lives and the ebbs and flows of the physical urban scape. Looking at the imprints of past buildings on the walls that remain, the exhibit considers what it means to have memory — as people and as buildings.