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Toronto International Film Festival

Since its inception in 1976, TIFF has grown to be the crowning jewel of the Toronto festival scene and a key player in the world film circuit. Attracting over 400,000 eager cine-philes to the red-carpet celebrity fr…
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Stratford Festival

Sir Alec Guinness played Richard III on opening night of this much-lauded festival, which began humbly in a tent at Queen's Park. With over 60 seasons under its belt, the festival has since achieved international ac…
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Pride Toronto

Toronto's most flamboyant event celebrates the diversity of sexuality and gender identity, with a whole month (it was a week) of community events, workshops and gatherings, mostly free. The exploration climaxes with…
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Toronto Fringe Festival

Celebrating over 25 years in the spotlight, Toronto’s largest theater and performance festival hosts dozens of plays on as many stages over two weeks in early July. Ranging from utterly offbeat to seriously emotive …
Cultural in Toronto

Nuit Blanche

One night. Over 130 overnight urban art experiences, all over town. Contrived 'chance encounters,' interactive dance pieces, and an all-night street market are part of the (sometimes chaotic) fun on the first Saturd…
Film in Toronto

Hot Docs

North America's largest documentary film festival screens more than 100 docos from around the globe from its home at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
Cultural in Toronto

Doors Open Toronto

Over the fourth weekend of May, over 500 public and private buildings of architectural and historical significance creak open their doors, allowing you to sneak a free peek at what's hot and what's not in other peop…
Performing Arts in Toronto

North by Northeast

Musos can safely write off an entire week in mid-June in order to sample the plethora of indie bands (around 1000), films, shows and booze to be had in all of Toronto's coolest venues. A variety of wristbands tailor…
Cultural in Toronto

National Aboriginal Day

Canada's heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures is celebrated on the summer solstice (June 21), with events leading up to it the week before.
Jazz in Toronto

Toronto Jazz Festival

Jazz, blues and world beats blaze in the city's streets, nightclubs and concert halls, alongside musical workshops, film screenings and harbor cruises.