Family

Dec 14-16 2017
Art of Time is gathering the best holiday songs, wintery tunes, readings and more to present a broader range of sentiments and styles than you’ll find at any other holiday concert.
from Dec 22 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars. Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like "Let it Go" and "In Summer." Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an '80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally, Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast's enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle. You never know what unforgettable feats your whole family will discover when Reach For The Stars debuts in your hometown!
from Dec 31 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Enjoy waltzes, polkas and operetta excerpts, with European singers, dancers and full orchestra.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday)
Join us at Rogers Centre on January 20, 2018 for the inaugural Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest presented by TD. The brand new, one-day event will offer fans access to their home team like never before, featuring some player, prospects and alumni appearances, front office and coaching staff, interactive experiences, live entertainment, baseball-themed games and activations, exclusive ballpark tours and more! Doors Open - 10:00 a.m. Event Ends - 6:00 p.m.
from Nov 04 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings? Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, in Vikings: The Exhibition opening November 4, 2017. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, Vikings is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisians, and craftsmen. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, interactives, and immersive experiences.
Feb 17 2018 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra!
Feb 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Welcome the Year of the Dog with the TSO! This dazzling celebration for the whole family features fun-filled music from both Chinese and Western origins, plus costumes, dancing, and more. You won’t want to miss the festivities!
from Dec 16 2017 to Mar 18 2018
One hundred all-new images from across the globe reveal fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes—in ways the human eye might never see unaided.
Mar 24 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
Join the TSO and the cast from Classical Kids Live! as you learn the story of Gershwin and his music. With over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular works featured in this concert, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, and An American in Paris, this program is sure to please kids of all ages!
Apr 21 2018 (Saturday), 02:00 PM
It’s time to use your imagination and go on an adventure with the TSO! The perfect concert for the daydreamer in all of us, The Animated Orchestra introduces us to a curious and creative ferret named Ari who leads the audience on a journey through which we discover the magic of music and the orchestra. Be a part of creating the story with narrator Greg Smith and the TSO. Also, enjoy orchestral favourites with the TSO that spark your imagination, including an audience sing-along!
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.
Nov 28 - Dec 15 2017
Meredith is a singer-songwriter intent on stardom. Jay is her friend, a gifted hockey player who aspires to play in the NHL. Rosie is raising money to pay for her father’s expensive medical needs. All three are competing to get noticed… and then the lightning-fast world of social media triggers an avalanche of controversy. Would you sacrifice your true identity to achieve your ambition?
Dec 15 2017 (Friday)
A Big Band Bash Swing into the holiday spirit with choir, 20-piece Big Band, and one of Canada’s great jazz pianists, John Sherwood, as Orpheus presents Swedish composer Nils Lindberg’s hypnotic and sweetly melodious Christmas Cantata that “invigorates, inspires and swings in equal measure.” Celebrate this Yuletide season with festive carols, audience sing-alongs, and seasonal music that is sure to raise the roof. It’s Christmas with groove!
Dec 16 2017 (Saturday), 07:00 PM
Karine Vasserman are busy working on an exciting new collaboration with wonderful and talented friends, Tenor, Charles Di Raimondo and Violinist, Oleksandra Fedyshyn, for our upcoming Christmas concert, "O Holy Night", which will be taking place on Saturday, December 16th from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Richmond Hill United Church! We can't wait to share our beautiful selection of traditional Christmas songs, carols and sacred music with you! We truly hope that you will join us to celebrate the holidays together with inspiring and uplifting music!
Dec 17 2017 (Sunday), 11:00 AM
Join us for our last craft fair of the year! This fair will be featuring 65 of the best artisans. We’ll have locally made food and treats including food tucks, and of course swag bags to the first 50 people! *GIVEAWAYS* To enter our raffle giveaways be sure to going "GOING". We will be doing random draws for prizes!
Dec 15-17 2017
Guests of all ages are invited to a family concert celebrating the sounds of the season from around the globe. Featuring Mike Ross leading an all-star line-up of Toronto’s best musicians.
Dec 10-17 2017
Art is in our nature. Beyond the galleries, you can explore 100 acres of forested land in the Humber River Valley – from a ridgetop ‘wilderness garden,’ planted by the McMichaels to echo the northern forest beloved of the Group of Seven, to the heritage waterway important to indigenous peoples in this area. Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails through natural stands of maple, oak and pine, visitors can explore the Ivan Eyre Sculpture Garden, a series of installations and outdoor sculptures, the Tom Thomson shack, as well as the McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members as well as gallery founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.
Sep 28 - Dec 21 2017
From lavish textiles and intricately patterned carpets to colourful paintings, polychrome Iznik wares, and precious inlaid metalwork: the world premiere of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection introduces Canadian and international audiences to a choice selection from one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic art.
Jul 13 - Dec 21 2017, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. You'll explore both historic and contemporary quilting techniques in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in.
Dec 01-23 2017
Back for its 2nd amazing year, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square celebrates the season with an enchanting artisan market, delicious food, festive drinks at the Jackson Triggs Polar Point Bar, live entertainment, and a winter midway, bringing excitement and charm to the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, all in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
Dec 23 2017 (Saturday)
The classic charm and pageantry of The Nutcracker hits the stage in Toronto for its 10th annual performance. This year will be featuring guest artists from the world-renowned Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, principal dancers Vyacheslav Lopatin and Anastasia Stashkevich.Based on the classical version of the Nutcracker, which is performed by the world’s top ballet companies. Artistic Director Tatiana Stepanova has retained the ballet’s traditional beauty, enhancing it with her innovative vision and unique choreography.
Nov 16 - Dec 23 2017
Ranked one of the best holiday Markets in the world by Fodor’s Travel, USA Today, and Mashable among many others, the Toronto Christmas Market features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, non-stop entertainment, heated beer and mulled wine gardens, Santa and the elves, and an atmosphere so charming you can’t help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again.
Nov 18 - Dec 23 2017
Explore Holiday customs on the Tour of Traditions Marvel at old-fashioned Christmas feasts and taste flaming puddings of yesteryear Make a decoration to trim your tree Tap your toes and try Victorian dancing Savour chestnuts roasted on an open fire Laugh along with Black Creek’s history actors Mincemeat tarts and apple cider for purchase Visit with Santa Claus and view the Village from a horse-drawn wagon Relax, wander, and visit our many homes and workshops, decorated to celebrate the season
Nov 30 - Dec 24 2017
Yugen Artists is a group of six artists from multi-cultural backgrounds involved in the practice of Sumi-e in Toronto. Led by Hiroshi Yamamoto, a renowned Japanese Canadian artist and mentor to the other 5 members of the group, Mr. Yamamoto has held over 20 exhibitions in Toronto and Japan. The other members are Elizabeth Rittinger, Nicole Tamir, Neli Iordanova, Kate Cherney and Azra Rashid, each with over 15 years of Sumi-e study and practice, and participation in several exhibitions around Toronto. A part of Yugen Artists’ mission is to promote this ancient form of brush painting to a wider audience locally and to demonstrate the diversity of interpretation while still adhering to the aesthetics and philosophy embodied in Sumi-e. This exhibition will showcase both classic and contemporary forms, sources of inspiration, and cross-cultural practice of Sumi-e by non-Japanese artists. It is also hoped to inspire greater interest in learning and appreciation among a multi-cultural community. The theme for this exhibition will be nature-oriented, as befits both the traditional subjects of sumi-e and the proposed location, with emphasis on plants, flowers, seasons etc.
Dec 08-24 2017
The Christmas Story is a traditional Nativity pageant based on Gospel passages from the King James Version of the Bible. The story unfolds through a series of narrated scenes linked by beautiful organ music and carols from an unseen choir. Close to 100 volunteers, including babies who take turns playing the role of baby Jesus, perform in one of two casts. ​ Tradition, community, innocence, trembling nerves, miracles and soaring choral music: this not-to-be-missed Nativity play is a calming antidote to a hectic season and a troubled world. It is a beautiful reminder that this is a season of blessings and new beginnings that we should all share with each other.
Dec 29 2017 (Friday)
Featuring the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen before.
Jul 16 - Dec 30 2017
This is every chocoholic's dream tour. You can't call yourself a real chocolate lover if you haven't been on the only chocolate tour in Toronto that divulges the art of chocolate tasting and samples chocolate from bean to bar. Come join us as we walk the trendy streets of King West, Queen West & Dundas West, enjoying chocolates & chocolatey sweets while chatting with chocolatiers and store owners. Along the way, you'll discover where chocolate comes from, how some chocolate can be good for you, and why we crave it so - while satisfying those cravings!
Nov 17 - Dec 30 2017
Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and activities that make us quintessentially Canadian are rooted in natural phenomena that change the seasons. Immerse yourself in a story of celebrations and adaptations.
Nov 06 - Dec 31 2017
What is there to learn from this beloved musical – this tale as old as time? Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world is to be who you authentically are. And sometimes it takes someone else to bring that out in you. This is a story of hope. Despite appearances, the pretty Belle and the cursed Beast are not what everyone assumes them to be. But their true selves could be revealed – if they can find each other in time.
Dec 02-31 2017
Experience the magic of winter at Evergreen’s Winter Village. Celebrate the holidays with friends and family as you enjoy fun wintry activities, shop for unique local gifts and sample tasty eats in Toronto’s winter playground. Entry is free! Try your hand at street curling or ski biking, take a walk through the nature trails, join a fat bike ride or get your hands dirty in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy your holiday shopping experience as you browse unique crafts at the Holiday Etsy Market on Sundays. Plus, don’t forget to pick up your Christmas tree from Evergreen Garden Market!
Jan 01 - Dec 31 2017
For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and c across the country!
Feb 04 - Dec 31 2017
This collaborative project by Toronto artist Xenia Gonzalez acknowledges our presence on Indigenous land and enables you to discover the stories and artworks of several members of Canada’s First Nations communities, and also the members of Spadina’s Austin family. Share your stories and contribute to this collaborative art project that celebrates Canada’s rich multicultural society. This TO Canada with Love exhibit begins February 4 and runs until the end of the year.
Jul 22 - Dec 31 2017
At the top of the world, the Arctic seems harsh and inhospitable, yet over forty distinct culture groups have thrived there for centuries. Among the most beautiful and innovative is the diverse footwear and clothing created to meet environmental challenges and express culture meanings. Drawing from the BSM's extensive circumpolar holdings and building upon information gathered during the Museum-sponsored field research trips to all Arctic nations, Art and Innovation showcases a vast variety of footwear, garments and tools, highlighting the artistry and ingenuity of the makers, and revealing different cultural identities, crafting techniques and spiritual meanings.
Sep 21 - Dec 31 2017
The First World War transformed Canada. During that war, 3,327 Eaton's employees enlisted to fight. Each time one of them was shipped overseas, a photo was displayed prominently in the Toronto store just steps from Mackenzie House. 2,000 of these portraits survived and have become part of the T. Eaton Company records at the Archives of Ontario. In commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday, Mackenzie House staff have been actively searching out accounts of the lives of these men and urging the public to come forward to share their stories of the soldiers with us. Who were these men? Come to our exhibit and find out. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.
Nov 24 - Dec 31 2017
After 22 years, the elves in Ross Petty’s holiday extravaganza factory are jumping for joy. Finally, they can begin creating audience delights for a family musical that’s actually about Christmas! And they’re really excited about the return of Dan Chameroy as Plumbum … an elf icon! Eddie Glen, an honourary elf, is back to star in his 15th production with AJ Bridel (an elf-ette in training). Get ready for a show to delight children and adults alike with songs, dances, jokes, ad libs and a generous helping of audience participation. Look out Mr. Scrooge … your boos are waiting!
Jul 08 - Dec 31 2017, 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in Gibson House Museum's historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons throughout the year. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of the lovely, 1850s farmhouse.
from Dec 31 2017 to Jan 01 2018
Celebrate New Year's Eve on Dec 31, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Canada's largest FREE New Year Eve Extravaganza, is indeed a great event to ring in. The New Year's Party on December 31, 2017 begins at 8:00pm at Queen Victoria Park featuring exciting musical entertainment by renowned bands and artists. Highlights include two spectacular fireworks displays, food and beverage vendors and a licensed area. Each year as many as 40,000 people pack the park just steps from the mighty Falls to celebrate New Years Eve with a huge outdoor concert. Past performers have included Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Jan 03 2018 (Wednesday), 12:30 PM
After another long day, as always filled with things to do, meetings, deadlines to be met, Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic in a special colourful, happy place called Bubblelandia. Bubblelandia is a place in which to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor, and to marvel but, above all a place to daydream. And it is here, on this planet, it is inside us…it is the ocean of our soul.
from Dec 16 2017 to Jan 05 2018
Featuring The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, Miracle on Mercer St. tells the story of a 13 year old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. But the town is being torn apart as the residents clash over their different traditions, and by a dastardly mayor’s plan to chop down the town’s oldest tree. Can the townspeople come together to save the tree, and enjoy the holidays in peace?