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…
Theater in Prince Edward County

Regent Theatre

Built in 1830 and continually upgraded (including a Hollywood-style update in 1931), the funky Regent Theatre hosts a diverse series of plays, concerts and readings. A new projector has expanded its repertoire to in…
Theater in Ottawa

National Arts Centre

The capital's premier performing arts complex delivers opera, drama, Broadway shows, and performances by its resident symphony orchestra. Freshly renovated, the modish complex stretches along the canal in Confederat…
Theater in Gananoque

Thousand Islands Playhouse

This delightful waterfront theater has presented a quality lineup of mainly light summer plays and musicals since 1982.
Baseball in Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto's Major League Baseball team (an icon of Toronto and a source of pride) plays at the Rogers Centre. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster or at the Rogers Centre box office near Gate 9. Try for seats along the lo…
Ice Hockey in Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs

The 13-time Stanley Cup–winning Maple Leafs slap the puck around the Air Canada Centre in the National Hockey League (NHL). Every game sells out, but a limited number of same-day tickets go on sale through Ticketmas…
Live Music in Ottawa

Irene's Pub

Friendly and funky, if a little grimy in the thick of a busy weekend, Irene's is the three-decade-old spiritual home for the Glebe neighborhood's artists and musicians. It offers live music, with a good line in Celt…
Spectator Sport in Ottawa

Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa is a hard-core hockey town. It’s worth getting tickets to a game even if you’re not into hockey – the ballistic fans put on a show of their own. NHL team the Ottawa Senators play here, at their home ground, a…
Arts Center in Guelph


Forty years young, Bookshelf is the pacemaker of Guelph's cultural heartbeat: part bookstore, cinema, cafe and music venue. Swing by to read the paper, catch an art-house flick or have a bite in the eBar. Regular sa…