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September 2021

Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Planet Ice

Explore more than 80,000 years of Earth’s history Grab your heaviest parka and prepare for a chilly journey through time with Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages! Learn about the important role ice has played in Earth’s history as you explore lost lands, learn about animal adaptations and uncover geographical features formed by glaciers. This exciting exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature…

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60 Works / 60 Years Art Exhibition in Market Gallery

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Monday, January 31, 2022
St. Lawrence Market, 2nd Floor Market Gallery, 95 Front St East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C2 Canada
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Free

Presented by Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and the City’s Market Gallery in celebration of TOAF’s 60th anniversary, 60 Works/60 Years showcases 60 artworks acquired by the City from the Fair over the past 40 years through the Mayor's Purchase Award. View this unique exhibition now, and see interpretations of the City’s ever-evolving geographical and cultural landscape through the eyes of its artists. The show will…

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October 2021

#mypandemicstory: Youth Create Portraits of a Pandemic at ROM

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Monday, February 21, 2022
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada

Through a variety of media—written word, song, dance, sculpture, paintings, drawings, and performance art—Ontario’s kids and teens have shared their stories of what it’s been like to live through the pandemic. With content-driven themes that speak to struggle, loss, frustration, hope, and more, this free, ROM-original exhibition will shine a light on a unique perspective and voice in these unprecedented times.

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November 2021

Seasky International Light Show Niagara Falls

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
Árpád Park Hungarian Hall Grounds, 10215 Montrose Rd,
Niagara Falls, Ontario L0S1K0 Canada
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$24.95

Seasky International Light Show arrives in Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 18th, 2021 for a limited time and is the biggest and most visually spectacular LED event ever seen in the tourist area. This outdoor lantern and light festival lets you explore over 30 magical LED light displays on an illuminated trail in a safe, socially distanced atmosphere. Get your tickets now for this wonderful…

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December 2021

Great Whales Up Close and Personal

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Sunday, March 20, 2022
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Showcasing the ROM’s commitment to Canada’s iconic North Atlantic whales, this exhibition takes the story further and features Blue alongside two new skeletons: the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and the deep diving sperm whale. With mutli-sensory interactives and immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research…

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January 2022

Visit Little Canada’s Five Cities

Saturday, January 1 - Sunday, January 30
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Monday, February 28, 2022

Little Canada, 10 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9 Canada
Little Niagara at Little Canada

The highly detailed and immersive miniature attraction offers spectacular scenery, enveloping soundscapes, animated features, and moving cars, trains, and boats that all operate on a 15-minute day cycle; upon sunset thousands of tiny lights illuminate the display. A journey 10 years in the making, the attraction has opened to the public at 10 Dundas East across from Yonge and Dundas Square. Upon opening, guests can…

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BSM Online Exhibits

Saturday, January 1 - Monday, January 31
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Ongoing
BSM ONline Exhibits

Visit the BSM from anywhere in the world! If you can’t make it to the Museum to visit us in person, here’s the next best thing: our online exhibitions will take you to all four corners of the world! Exhibits include: On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe The Perfect Pair: Wedding Shoe Stories SOCKS: Between You and Your Shoes Standing Tall: The Curious…

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All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations at Bata Shoe Museum

Saturday, January 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, January 31 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Monday, October 31, 2022

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada

Not limited to child's play, dolls have been used since time immemorial around the world for a wide range of purposes. Their removable clothes, including footwear, bring delight to people due to their diminutive size, and many of these accessories have become collectable in their own right. Playing with dolls, however, has a greater impact than simply offering a distraction. Dolls have historically promoted complex…

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BEING+

Wednesday, January 12 - Tuesday, March 1
Free

'BEING+' is an online exhibition curated by Abisola Oni with the mentorship of Flavio Belli The exhibition explores the nexus between the experience of the individual and the objective social and cultural forces that bind this experience. Simone De Beauvoir recognizes the ambiguity of the human experience which suggests we are both subjects who act, and objects who are acted upon, constrained by our physical…

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XOXO Downsview

Thursday, January 20 @ 8:00 am - Friday, September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada

XOXO Downsview is a celebration of public art, culture and local heritage, launched in coordination with ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021-2022. It involves dynamic installations, murals, multimedia works and an audio walking tour of the Downsview Lands and Downsview Park. The project highlights local artists, and aims to bring people together and highlight the history and potential of Downsview as a destination and…

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February 2022

Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights

Saturday, February 5 - Sunday, March 6
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R 2H1 Canada
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Returning to the Varley Art Gallery for the second time, the Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights are a way to connect the Indigenous cultures to the Asian tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year. These lanterns bring us Together, Stronger through art and storytelling. Come learn about the stories of these local Indigenous artists and see these beautiful artworks starting from Feb 5! Read more…

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March 2022

SpringFestTO

Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 20
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham ON Ontario Canada + Google Map
$15 – $25

SpringFest offers Greater Toronto families an indoor fun park with the latest in children’s entertainment, games and activities. We are thrilled to be back for our 17th year of quality family entertainment at the Markham Fairgrounds. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with mechanical and inflatable rides, our ALL NEW Dinosaur Exhibit, food vendors, arts and crafts, and daily music…

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Bridges Festival

Saturday, March 12 - Monday, March 14
Crane Creations Theatre Company, 210-2359 Royal Windsor Dr
Mississauga, Ontario L5J 4S9 Canada
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$35

Bridges Festival is a three day puppetry festival taking place at the beginning of March break. Filled with exciting shows, engaging workshops and panels, join us to discover the art of puppetry from its origin to today. Bridges Festival aims to connect professional puppeteers from around the world and bridge cultures through one of the oldest art forms. Bridges Festival engages in the conversation about…

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