Entertainment

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…
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…
Theater in Toronto

Ed Mirvish Theatre

Formerly the Canon, the Ed Mirvish Theatre was renamed in 2011 in honor of the late Ed Mirvish, Toronto's well-loved businessman, philanthropist and patron of the arts. One of four Mirvish theaters, the 1920s-era va…
Jazz in Toronto

Reservoir Lounge

Swing dancers, jazz singers and blues crooners call this cool candlelit basement lounge home, and it has hosted its fair share of musical greats over the years. Where else can you enjoy a martini while dipping straw…
Cinema in Toronto

Cineforum

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…
Theater in Toronto

CanStage

Contemporary CanStage produces top-rated Canadian and international plays by the likes of David Mamet and Tony Kushner from its own Berkeley Street Theatre. It's also behind the wonderfully accessible (pay-what-you-…
Football in Toronto

Toronto Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts crack their Canadian Football League (CFL) helmets at the Rogers Centre. The Argonauts have won the Grey Cup a record 16 times, most recently in 2012. Bring a jacket – the open-roof Rogers Cent…
Live Music in Toronto

Dakota Tavern

This basement tavern rocks with wooden-barrel stools and a small stage where you can catch some twang. You'll hear mostly country, blues and some rock. Saturday and Sunday bluegrass brunches ($15; 11am to 3pm) are a…