Lifestyle

Dec 31 2017 (Sunday), 09:00 PM
New this year! Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner in the ROM’s stylish c5 Lounge. Guests will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, wine service with dinner, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and access to an exclusive cash bar in c5 all night long. Plus, receive early entry at 7 pm to see our new spectacular exhibition Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew, until 9 pm.
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!
Jan 18 2018 (Thursday)
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model.
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.
Feb 09 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
With its complex vocals and defining harmonies, the Eagles’ chart topping album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) became the first album ever certified platinum. Over 40 years after its release, the album is now one of the most influential albums in music history with hits like “Take it Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “Desperado.”
from Nov 25 2017 to Mar 18 2018
Explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War in ROM’s original exhibition, Christian Dior, presented by Holt Renfrew. Senior Curator, Dr. Alexandra Palmer, draws from the ROM’s extensive collection from the first ten years of Christian Dior haute couture, 1947 to 1957, to offer captivating insights into the creative process and mechanics of the fashion industry in Paris during a pivotal time. Celebrating the House of Christian Dior’s 70th anniversary, Christian Dior features a selection of breathtaking designs from daytime to evening wear for grand occasions, and explores how and why Christian Dior’s iconic lines, luxury textiles, and romantic embroideries laid the foundation for the global success of the fashion house.
May 25 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
One of the world’s greatest living pianists, Evgeny Kissin, returns to Toronto this spring, three years after his critically acclaimed, sold-out performance at Roy Thomson Hall in 2015. For this performance, Kissin brings an exciting programme which includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier,” considered one of the composer’s greatest and most challenging pieces, as well as a selection of 12 preludes by Rachmaninoff, including the famous Prelude in C-sharp minor.
Jun 21 - Jul 01 2018
Our Viking-inspired voyage will feast upon both historic and natural splendours as we journey from Scotland to Iceland. Highlights of the tour include: Explore the Celtic archaeological treasures of the Neolithic standing stones at Stenness and Brogar and the amazingly preserved prehistoric villages of Skara Brae and Jarslof. Learn about the famous Fair Isle weaving and pick up a piece of this highly sought after textile. Visit the bird watchers’ paradise of the Faroe islands where gannets, puffins, skuas and fulmars soar above their rugged homes amid the dramatic seascapes, cliffs and waterfalls. Spend time in Torshavn, “Thor’s Harbour”, capital of the Faroe Islands, whose old town features wooden houses covered with turf roofs.
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.
Dec 15 2017 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Superkick’d champion Kris Chambers, Jake Something, Judas Osbourne, Brent Banks, and more
Dec 15 2017 (Friday), 08:00 PM
A vibrant dance homage to poet, artist and musician Leonard Cohen, “Dance Me/Leonard Cohen” is a new and exclusive dance program from BJM that will deliver its world premiere in Montreal from December 5 - 9 followed by the Toronto premiere on December 15. Inspired by Cohen’s inimitable music, and using a selection of his most beloved songs, stage director Eric Jean and renowned choreographers Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Ihsan Rustem create a spectacular new video conception work commissioned especially by BJM.
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!
May 25 - Dec 17 2017, 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Travel the world in one lunch as we chow down a variety of multicultural dishes in the colourful streets of Kensington Market, including a stop in Chinatown. Indulge in the sights, sounds and tastes of this National Historic Site neighbourhood as we treat ourselves to sweet and savoury delights from Chinese and Belgian kitchens, among others!
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.
May 25 - Dec 17 2017, 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Jul 08 - Dec 20 2017
Your choice of a sweet or savoury plate with a pot of tea or glass of cider.
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 22 2017 (Friday), 10:00 PM
Join thousands of Party Goers from across Canada for THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS PARTY IN TORONTO ! Show off your Ugliest, Craziest, Funniest and Most Ridiculous Christmas Sweaters to WIN CASH PRIZES
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 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.
Nov 19 - Dec 27 2017
This year Arta Gallery will be featuring an exquisite collection of Canadian and International artists, beginning November 15th to December 27th, 2017. This show is not to be missed as it will have something for almost everyone, including a stunning collection of small-scale works that are set to make the perfect gift for everyone on your list this holiday season. The exhibition will feature beautiful works by resident artists as well as introduce new and local talent to be discovered.
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!
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 05-07 2018
Canada's Bridal Show is the most renowned Bridal Show, established in 1984 always prospering and showcasing all the latest trends in the Bridal Industry.
from Dec 18 2017 to Jan 07 2018
Explore the holiday magic of Casa Loma.. at night! Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and witness famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick’s holiday themed magic show. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall, designed by Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers.
from Nov 18 2017 to Jan 07 2018
Trains are taking over at RBG this holiday season! Visit RBG Centre and Rock Garden to see these amazing displays in action, and learn a bit more about the history of local railways. - NEW Escarpment Train Exhibit - Botanical Train Display - RBG Express
from Dec 02 2017 to Jan 07 2018
This December join us to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma, by celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Christmas. We are excited to host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy new shows by famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick and ice skating performers Glisse on Ice. These spectacles of illusions and wonder will amaze audiences young and old alike. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall, designed by Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers. As always kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop and, participate in arts and crafts, visit with wintery holiday mascots, decorate tasty treats and much more.
from Nov 25 2017 to Jan 12 2018
The winter season in Niagara brings not just the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, but also a calendar full of events including everything from music to magic shows, Falls fireworks to family fun. After you’ve been dazzled by the millions of lights along Festival’s 8km Illumination route, visit one of the many famous Niagara Falls attractions.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 09:00 PM
Iranian-born Seyyed Hamed Mahmoodzadeh, known as Hamed Homayoun, started music lessons at an early age, and quickly mastered the guitar and piano. A dedicated musician, he continued his musical instruction throughout university and after graduation taught guitar and piano at various institutions and music academies in Shiraz for eight years. An introduction to a small broadcasting company in Shiraz led to a record deal with major label “Taraneh Sharghi”.
Jan 20 2018 (Saturday), 12:00 PM
Women's March Toronto Committee invites you to SAVE THE DATE. We will gather, one year on to discuss what kind of future we (committee, speakers and you) want.
Jan 26 2018 (Friday), 08:00 PM
Join us for a party to kick off the new year and celebrate the launch of The Power Plant's Winter 2018 Exhibition Season! Be amongst the first to experience exhibitions by Kader Attia and Emeka Ogboh, and view the progression of Michael Landy's continually evolving Fleck Clerestory Commission Project.
Jan 24-27 2018
Based on the poems of Joseph Brodsky Directed by Alvis Hermanis Performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is a one-man theatrical performance that gives voice and verse to the poetry of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV is a synthesis of word and action, an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis’ reverent imagining of Brodsky’s interior world.
Jan 12-28 2018
For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into wintery wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. From the Xerox Icewine Gala, to wine and culinary pairings, outdoor activities along the famed Wine Route, the 23rd Niagara Icewine Festival is the perfect place to celebrate the upcoming winter season and the incredible Icewine harvest in Niagara.
Jan 28 2018 (Sunday), 02:00 PM
Come celebrate everything Scottish at Robbie Burns Tea. Enjoy Scottish tea and sweets, Robbie Burns and Scottish trivia and live music. Take part in a tour of the Benares Historic House with a focus on the Harris family Scottish connections. Come dressed in your best tartan!