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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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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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Toronto Outdoor Art Fair- 60 Works/60 Years

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Sunday, April 17, 2022
2nd Floor, St. Lawrence Market, 2nd Floor, St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1C3 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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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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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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Free Public Skating at Evergreen Brickworks

Sunday, January 2 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Free Skate at Evergreen Brickworks

Visit our picturesque skating rink in Koerner Gardens for our free public skate hours. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours. Public skating is available in hour-long timeslots. In order to secure your spot, you must register ahead of time (no payment required). Please note that walk-ins will not be accepted for public skating. Rentals ($5) and skate sharpening ($10) are available…

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Skate at Harbourfront Centre Rink

Friday, January 14 - Sunday, March 6
Harbourfront Centre Rink, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
Harbourfront Rink

Nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, Harbourfront Centre’s rink is one of Toronto’s most scenic spaces. Its stunning and unique location is for visitors and tourists alike to enjoy our upcoming skating programs. Provided by Synerglace Canada, our new skating rink will be at our Concert Stage with an ice loop at Harboufront’s South Orchard. We are proud to offer real ice skating…

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Nordic Lights at Harbourfront

Thursday, January 20 - Sunday, February 13
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
Nordic Lights

Join us on campus as we celebrate the opening of Nordic Bridges. Nordic Lights is a cross-campus series of public light art installations from Nordic and Canadian artists. Supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Waterfront Business Improvement Area, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, NEXT Magazine, Icelandair and Nordic Culture Point.

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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

WINTER GLOW

Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 27
Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, ON M3J 2P3 Canada
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$12.99 – $40
Winter Glow

Experience a family-friendly outdoor winter festival as you celebrate the magic of winter with ice and snow sculptures, illuminated structures, life size snow globes, light show and more! Choose between a walk thru experience or drive thru in the comfort and safety of your car.

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WillowWood School In-Person Open House

Saturday, February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WillowWood School, 55 Scarsdale Road
Toronto, On M3B2R3 Canada
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Join us at our upcoming open house on February 12th, 2022. Speak with our high school and lower school principals, our staff, and go on a tour of our school! RSVP at https://www.willowwoodschool.ca/lets-connect or email stevet@willowwoodschool.ca

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March 2022

Virtual Open House and Tour

Tuesday, March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WillowWood School, 55 Scarsdale Road
Toronto, On M3B2R3 Canada
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Free

Join us at our virtual open house on March 1st, 2022. Speak with our high school and lower school principals, our staff, and go on a virtual tour of our school! RSVP at https://willowwoodschool.ca/lets-connect or email stevet@wilowwoodschool.ca

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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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Mini Pop Kids

Tuesday, March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln
Brampton, Ontario L6V 0A3 Canada
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$29 – $69

Canada’s #1 music brand for kids is coming back to Brampton due to POPular demand! A concert experience packed full of family-friendly versions of the year’s biggest hits plus throwback favourites for fans of all ages to enjoy. Sing along, dance along and POP at a show designed for kids and parents too!

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April 2022

Cirque du Soleil KURIOS

Thursday, April 14 - Monday, May 23
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Cirque du Soleil Kurios

Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Toronto in 2022 with its most critically acclaimed touring show KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. Hailed as an “enthralling, over-the-top magical show”, KURIOS will open under the iconic Big Top at Ontario Place on April 14, 2022, for a limited series of performances. A “KURIOS” EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER Critically acclaimed the world over, KURIOS—Cabinet…

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May 2022

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Tuesday, May 31 - Sunday, June 5
Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8 Canada
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

It's Time to Believe in Magic A newly staged, one show magical experience will arrive at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre on May 31, 2022. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child originally cast a spell over the world as an epic two-part event. Now, the show has been boldly restaged as one singular performance by the award-winning creative team. With just one ticket in hand,…

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August 2022

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate

Tuesday, August 30 - Friday, September 2
Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2 Canada
Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for non-stop fun when 50 of your favorite Disney friends come to life through world-class ice skating. Help Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the Toy Story 4 gang help Forky realize what it means to be a toy. Sing-along with Elsa at the coolest adventure in town! Join the adventure when 50 unforgettable Disney characters skate into your hometown,…

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