Lifestyle

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’.
Sep 28 2018 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Celebrate the fabulous world of Fashion! Enjoy complimentary access to Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and Philip Beesley: Transforming Space.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday), 06:00 PM
Nitro Circus’ biggest moments, and some of its most notorious crashes, have come from the mind of Travis Pastrana. For the action sports icon, pushing the envelope is just another day at the office. But Pastrana also has the uncanny ability to encourage his fellow riders to go big or go home as well… In some cases despite their better judgment!
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.
Oct 14 2018 (Sunday), 08:00 PM
The Concept: Accompanied by visual effects, an orchestra, choir, and soloists perform a stirring live adaptation of the critically acclaimed soundtrack for the Emmy Award-winning HBO show Game of Thrones. Where the Music Takes You: Described by the New York Times as an “epic musical journey,” the symphonic performance shepherds listeners through the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where they’ll recall grand battle sequences and key moments between characters. The Composer: Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, whose other credits include the scores for Westworld and Iron Man Highlights: the show’s instantly recognizable main-title theme, as well as the themes for the seven great houses
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.
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday), 08:00 PM
Chris Botti is one of the best selling American instrumental artists, counting four number one jazz albums as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards as a few of his many accomplishments.
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.
Mar 09 - Sep 02 2019
From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
Sep 26 2018 (Wednesday), 08:00 PM
10 years after his last sold out tour - the king of Russian stage presents his new show "Ya" in North America. This production created for Philip by the world famous director Franco Dragone, surprises with its encompassing range of emotions, dazzling special effects, unique choreography and, of course, the main hero on stage!
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
Georgian Women’s Action Group in partnership with Georgian Community Association in Canada and Georgian Embassy is organizing its very first cultural event “Discover Georgia – Cradle of Wine” at Mel Lastman Square on September 30, 2018. The festival will showcase Georgian music, dance, artists, craft makers and cuisine.
Oct 10 2018 (Wednesday)
On World Mental Health Day, the Social Impact Series brings together two iconic Canadians and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness and to inspire change. Canadian hero, Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d) and former Barenaked Ladies frontman, musician Steven Page, passionately discuss their personal struggles with mental illness and the importance of reducing stigma, while award-winning psychiatrist Dr Shimi Kang gives practical tools to effectively manage stress, promote workplace mental health, and create a healthy and profitable work environment. This unforgettable afternoon will educate, entertain, and inspire you to champion mental health initiatives in your workplace or community.
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
Oct 26 2018 (Friday)
Join a medium at Gibson House Museum to connect with spirits from the past in this Victorian-style séance. Light refreshments served. Recommended for adults 18 years of age and older.
Nov 01 2018 (Thursday)
Bring your carved pumpkin to Gibson House Museum to showcase your design. Pumpkins will be lit up and displayed through the evening. The Pumpkin Party includes cooking demonstrations in the historic kitchen, hot apple cider and treats. Discover what your future holds with a fun Victorian-style divination.
Nov 03 2018 (Saturday)
Help create an authentic midday meal in Mrs. Gibson's kitchen using all parts of the open hearth. This hands-on workshop is led by an experienced historic cook. Participants must be 12 years of age or older.
Nov 05 2018 (Monday), 08:00 PM
Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. He grew up playing jazz in the city’s storied Leimert Park neighborhood, forming his first band, the Young Jazz Giants, with Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Ronald Bruner, Jr. and Cameron Graves in high school. Washington went on to study ethnomusicology at UCLA and play with Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq and more. His debut album, The Epic, was released in 2015 to rapturous critical reception, universally embraced as one of the best of the year and awarded the inaugural American Music Prize. His highly anticipated second album, Heaven and Earth, will be released in June 2018 and is set to build on the success of The Epic as well as Washington’s acclaimed 2017 Harmony of Difference EP.
Nov 06-11 2018
FOREVER TANGO features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage eleven piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneon, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody – but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.
Nov 12 2018 (Monday)
The 1920s saw a rise in leisure time and an increase in the popularity of parlour games and newly available board games.These amusements included games of logic, word play, creativity and just plain silliness using household items. Try classic games like "Throwing the Smile", "Consequences", "The Talking Board", "Spoons" and more! Following the fun and games, enjoy period inspired refreshments. Recommended for ages 18 and up.
Nov 23 2018 (Friday)
Get ready for the holiday season at this hands-on workshop, where you will create your own greeting cards. Light refreshments will be served.
Nov 24 2018 (Saturday)
Get into the spirit of the season with a Victorian-inspired afternoon tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, seasonal sweets and home baked scones served with steaming cups of tea by costumed interpreters. Tour the charming, mid-19th century historic house and enjoy the authentic seasonal decorations. Recommended for children six years of age and older.
Nov 24 2018 (Saturday)
Sondra RADVANOVSKY, Soprano with Anthony MANOLI, piano From Bel Canto to Verismo A Rare Intimate Evening with One of the Great Voices of Our Time
Jul 26 - Nov 29 2018
The last Thursday of every month is Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night at the Inn. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine in our restored 1847 barroom accompanied by live traditional music.
Jul 13 - Dec 14 2018
Friday Night Jazz is included with our current Sharks After Dark or Express Anytime general admission.
Jun 30 - Dec 30 2018
Join us for a spot of tea and a taste of history in the Tea Room of Montgomery's Inn. Tea Time at the Inn includes a sweet and savory combo plate, with a seasonal feature and unlimited tea service (black and herbal varieties available). Tea served and goods baked by Montgomery's Inn dedicated volunteers.
Nov 14 - Dec 30 2018
Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery on a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.
from Nov 20 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Festive holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe adorn the house. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider.
Feb 01-03 2019
Direct from Elcho Island, Australia, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning “Chooky” with a Yongu accent and Mala meaning “mob”) perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and storytelling. Toronto audiences will experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped Djuki Mala and a rare and insightful view into Aboriginal Australia. If there is one show this year that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then Djuki Mala is it!
Jun 01-02 2019
Breakin' Convention is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage. In addition, spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin' Convention an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Breakin’ Convention is curated and hosted by U.K. hip hop pioneer Jonzi D.
from Jan 18 2015 to Jan 17 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Sunday Walking Tours take place every first and third Sunday of the month, including holidays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet at the benches across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park. Walks may go on wooded trails, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Walks are led by volunteer scientists, historians, and local naturalists who will help you to understand and explore High Park’s many significant features. Walking Tours are volunteer-led with the support of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
from Jan 29 2015 to Feb 01 2021
Gift Circle’s are an ancient practice that’s weaving its way into our modern world – and it’s about creating an alternative economy based on sharing. The distinctive feature of a gift economy is that people give of their possessions and services with no expectation of return.
from Feb 10 2015 to Feb 28 2021, 11:45 AM - 02:00 PM
There are many ways to learn about Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Visit us or explore our site to find out more about this nearly 200-year-old architectural gem. Osgoode Hall Restaurant features the cuisine of Executive Chef Adam Foley.
from Feb 04 2018 to Sep 29 2019
Join us and discover the "upstairs and downstairs" stories of the Harris and Sayers families and their domestic staff. Tour the house with guides who will highlight the lives of the family during the war years. Enjoy a traditional cream tea with tasty treats and a variety of teas while discussing the love interests of the Crawley women and the goings on below stairs. Don't forget to wear your best hat and gloves, historic or contemporary!
from Sep 01 2019 to May 31 2020
Made with novel cotton, vivid colours and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India changed human history; they revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went around the globe. Featuring pieces from the Museum’s world-renowned collection, this ROM original exhibition explores how over thousands of years India’s artisans have created, perfected and innovated these printed and painted multicoloured cotton fabrics to fashion the body, honour divinities, and beautify palaces and homes.