Tours

Mar 08 - May 27 2018
Spanning over five decades, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective infinity mirror rooms. The exhibition provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale, whimsical installations of over 60 key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. It also marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly coloured paintings and the recently realized infinity room, All the Eternal Love I have for Pumpkins (2016), featuring dozens of her signature bright yellow, dotted pumpkins.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 09-21 2018
Group exhibition exploring themes of intimacy, fetish, gender and sexuality.
Apr 09-21 2018
Corkin Gallery is pleased to present Edge of Chaos, a solo exhibition by Sharon Switzer.
May 13 2018 (Sunday)
Experience the splendour of Casa Loma this Mother's Day. Our annual Brunch, served in the stately elegance of Toronto's famous castle, is an event your family will long remember. After brunch, explore the castle at your leisure.
Feb 10 - May 13 2018
Tukilik, an Inuktitut word defined as a “thing that has meaning”, is an apt title for this exhibition that explores the many meanings and artistic interpretations of inuksuit (plural of inukshuk) of Baffin Island. There are over 60 photographs, drawings, prints, and sculptures from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection including the Norman E. Hallendy Archive.
May 02-16 2018
From an early age photography has always been a passion of mine. The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and white, it was being able to see in colour. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart. My journey began in South Africa and through the lens I saw a divided nation. Behind the glass Photojournalism was a vehicle to the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography [Pretoria, South Africa ], a brighter future was seen in the viewfinder in Canada's uninterrupted beauty of a nation of Canada where I continue to be inspired to create.
May 26-27 2018
One weekend every year Doors Open Toronto provides an opportunity to explore some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, many of which are not usually open to the public. The event also features walking tours, a speaker series, music series and other special programs. All activities are free, but some require advance registration.
from May 02 2015 to May 31 2018, 11:00 AM
Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view. Thursdays at 5 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Jan 14 - Jun 02 2018
For the first time, the Bata Shoe Museum is excited to be hosting mukluk–making workshops with Anishinaabekwe teacher Stephanie Pangowish, as part of the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School, presented in partnership with the Bata Shoe Museum.
Mar 09 - Jun 23 2018
Guest curated by Ralph Coram, this exhibition focuses on Toronto's many jazz venues using photographs, menus, advertising, memorabilia, record sleeves, posters, correspondence and interviews. The exhibit will feature materials from the collections of important music-scene personalities like Dave Caplan, Jim Galloway, Archie Alleyne and Warwick Publishers. Taped interviews with jazz greats such as Molly Johnson and Don Vickery focus on the experiences of performers in these clubs and the politics of the jazz scene. Featured clubs include long-running venues like the Colonial Tavern, the Town Tavern, Bourbon Street and George’s Spaghetti House.
Jun 01-30 2018
Brandon Steen is a contemporary painter born in 1970 and raised in Toronto. Brandon’s contemporary paintings are deeply multi-layered and place focus on the historic qualities of his beloved Toronto. His love affair with the city where he grew up is evident in the striking and realistic compositions. He uses rich colour palettes and a pentimento cast to his under paintings that peels back the focus to bring new perspective to some rather old places in the city.
Jul 01-31 2018
Mary Ann Slater is an acrylic realism artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Mary is a self-taught artist and over the past three years she has developed her love of art into a career, focusing on realism painting with acrylics.
Aug 01-31 2018
Both are currently practicing out of his studio in his hometown of Toronto, Ontario.
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 01-30 2018
Melissa Tseng is a Toronto-based visual artist specializing in encaustic painting, an ancient art form that involves mixing coloured pigment into molten beeswax, which is then applied to an absorbent surface. When cooled, Melissa then carves and manipulates the beeswax with heated metal carving instruments, specialized irons and a blow torch.
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.
from Oct 04 2018 to Jan 13 2019
This exhibition will document an artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, bringing together more than 90 works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist.
from Nov 10 2018 to Feb 18 2019
Consciously coinciding with the David Milne exhibition and the centenary of the armistice, this exhibition will focus on surveying Stephen Andrews’ works that deal with images of war, prisoners of war, and the way in which we experience such imagery through the media. Andrews’ works, which are largely pencil crayon on paper, subtly interpret the omissions and misinterpretations of war imagery. A large component of the exhibition will feature the artist’s work from about 2003 through 2006, which deal primarily with the Iraq War. Another component of the show will display his most recent work, which grapples with Vimy Ridge. Just like Milne, Andrews’ war imagery focuses on the aftermath. Not incidentally, Andrews has been a long-time admirer of the work of David Milne.
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 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!