Family

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 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 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 17 - Sep 03 2018
The President's Choice SuperDogs are back at the Canadian National Exhibition with shows daily!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Jul 19 - Aug 01 2018
'Summer Exhibition' will feature captivating colourful works by Arta Gallery resident artists as well as new artists to cherish summer.
Jul 19 - Aug 01 2018
Arta Gallery is pleased to present "Women's View" Summer Group Exhibition that will feature an eclectic array of photography, painting, and sculpture by 11 incredibly talented female artists from different countries around the world. This exhibition strives to encompass the true spirit of summer, and is one of our best exhibitions of the season!
Jul 19 - Aug 01 2018
Mila Hendinejad is an Iranian-Canadian abstract painter who is based in Toronto, Canada. She has been working with colours, composition, and design for over 15 years. Her work is inspired by her roots in Persian art culture and characterized by the use of vibrant colours, textures, forms, and figures. Her work blurs the lines between creation and destruction, and only through destruction, does she discover the life in each painting.
Jul 07 - Aug 12 2018
The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America. Taking place from July 7 to August 12, 2018, this year marks the 51st anniversary of the carnival in Toronto and will feature more floats, music, celebrities and fun than ever before. The theme “Celebrating Our Heritage: From Then to Now” will infuse every aspect of the festival, from the parade route to the shows and all performers including singers, pannists and calypsonians.
Aug 22 2018 (Wednesday)
The Guitar Guys are a Toronto-based string ensemble, offering an innovative musical experience that combines the warm classical string sound with a variety of musical genres including contemporary pop, jazz, and classical music.
Jul 07 - Aug 26 2018
Bring the family to visit the last home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and let the kids get hands-on making their own crafts. Weekends in July - "Historical" fridge magnets Weekends in August - Paper folding crafts
Aug 25-26 2018
The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. This free event that brings together Canada and the 40 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the city’s cultural diversity.
Apr 29 - Aug 27 2018
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons throughout the year. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies, and enjoy a tour of this lovely 1850s farmhouse.
Aug 28 2018 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
In collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto Hailed by more than 100 critics and journalists from around the world, Yiddish Glory is an astonishing program of songs written by Jewish lyricists and composers during World War II in the Soviet Union.
Jul 07 - Aug 31 2018
Explore John and Jemima Howard's intriguing cottage and find out what Torontonians were up to in the 19th century. Take a moment to relax amidst our beautiful heritage gardens. Check out what is happening each day in the Lodge and on the grounds.
Sep 03 2018 (Monday)
Calling all fans of the Outlander series! In this hands-on workshop, Mackenzie House explores how the real-life struggles and triumphs, of Scottish rebel, William Lyon Mackenzie compare to the romantic world of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Transcribe 19th century historical documents; compare period fashion; experiment with herbalism and hygiene; and discover your own clan connections! You'll also try a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Mackenzie House was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Rebellion of 1837.
Sep 06 2018 (Thursday)
Visit the Inn for fresh corn cooked in the outdoor bake oven, live music, children's activities and displays from west-end heritage organizations. Explore the newly restored museum on a guided tour. Don't forget your lawn chairs!
Jun 02 - Sep 16 2018
J.E.H MacDonald: Up Close will celebrate the art and science of J.E.H. MacDonald’s artistic practice through an examination of his works from the McMichael collection. McMichael Conservator, Alison Douglas, will share the research results from a Canadian Conservation Institute study that created a base line for ‘what makes a MacDonald painting?’ Complete with microscopic photographs, the materials and methods of the artist will be explored in depth, especially in relation to the artist’s fondness for small studies.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
Celebrate the harvest season with your community in beautiful High Park. Activities include pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, harvest lunch at the Children's Garden, period music and dancing. Browse local vendors, artisans and makers and enjoy tasty roast potatoes and warm apple cider.
Jun 30 - Oct 01 2018
Don’t miss the return to the Aga Khan Museum of a popular work from our 2015 exhibition Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation, which highlighted the work of Arab artists examining how private life is shaped by current political events. This summer, Saudi-Arabia-born artist Manal AlDowayan is back at the Museum with a fuller version of Suspended Together – (Standing Dove, Eating Dove), the pair of porcelain birds that were visitor favourites. This summer’s installation, Suspended Together, which floats above the courtyard café in the Museum’s atrium until October, is a flock of 30 birds representing Manal alDowayan response to Saudi Arabia’s travel restrictions.
Oct 06 2018 (Saturday)
Back on popular demand, participants will make three different quick breads on the open hearth. This hands-on workshop is led by an experienced historic cook. Participants must be 12 or older.
Oct 20 2018 (Saturday), 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SERGEI NAKARIAKOV Trumpeter MARIA MEEROVICH Pianist SINFONIA TORONTO / NURHAN ARMAN Conductor “The Paganini of the Trumpet” and a superb pianist kick off our 20th Anniversary season with two brilliant favourites Program MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Kreutzer Sonata
Oct 20 2018 (Saturday)
Following the fall harvest, come to Gibson House Museum to relax and enjoy a Victorian-inspired harvest tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches and sweets in the historic 1850s farmhouse in the company of our costumed interpreters, and tour the museum at your leisure. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
May 12 - Oct 20 2018
Toronto Flower Market celebrates and supports Ontario grown flowers & plants, connecting growers and florists directly with the city. Together, we raise awareness about flower varieties grown locally in fields and greenhouses while cultivating a passionate local flower community
Mar 10 - Oct 21 2018
Amongst the algorithmic pulsations that remap informational networks at the whim of any giant tech company, hip hop culture in Canada produces ways of knowing (and being in) the world that continually disrupt the status quo. Self-styling, attitude, and linguistic ingenuity are but three ways in which the urgent spirit of hip hop culture exceeds the various mediums aimed at capturing and commodifying this highly innovative and often intangible culture.
Jun 30 - Nov 17 2018
Today, the bicycle is a mainstream mode of transportation for almost a million riders in Toronto, yet sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and city users for well over a century. Showcasing over a dozen bicycles, archival photographs, early advertisements and artifacts from private and public collections, Bike City tells the story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto, past, present and future.