Top Choice Live Music in Toronto

Horseshoe Tavern

Well past its 65th birthday, the legendary Horseshoe still plays a crucial role in the development of local indie rock. This place just oozes a history of good times and classic performances. Come for a beer and che…
Top Choice Cinema in Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox

Home of Toronto International Film Festival, this resplendent cinema complex is the hub of all the action when the festival is in town. Throughout the year, it's used primarily for TIFF Cinematheque, screening world…
Cinema in Toronto

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

This art-deco theater with a two-tiered balcony screens a wonderfully varied schedule of new releases, art-house flicks, shorts, documentaries and vintage films and is home to the mind-expanding Hot Docs internation…
Spectator Sport in Toronto

Air Canada Centre

The 13-time Stanley Cup–winning Toronto Maple Leafs slap the puck around the Air Canada Centre in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Opera in Toronto

Canadian Opera Company

Canada's national opera company has been warbling its pipes for over 50 years. Tickets sell out fast; the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre (in the fabulous Four Seasons Centre) holds free concerts from September throug…
Cinema in Toronto


An off-the-wall experience awaits at Cineforum. Irascible Torontonian character Reg Hartt wraps posters around telephone poles advertising his cinema – the front room of his house where he showcases classic and avan…
Cinema in Toronto

Cineplex Odeon Varsity

This state-of-the-art multiplex has VIP theaters and smaller screens.
Jazz in Toronto

Dominion Pub and Kitchen

This jazzy pub has had a recent refresh but maintains a rep for sassy vocalists, trios and sextets through to full-blown swing bands. Music starts nightly around 9pm. Beers have a crafty edge, and there's plenty of …
Theater in Toronto

Factory Theatre

This innovative theater company – 'Home of the Canadian Playwright' – has been busy for over 35 years. Sunday matinees are 'Pay What You Can.'
Cinema in Toronto

Scotiabank Theatre

Managed by Cineplex, this fun gargantuan multiplex in the heart of Queen West features the latest technology, including IMAX 3D. Buy tickets downstairs then take the gigantic escalator upstairs where you can buy piz…