Free Events

    11 Nov

    Toronto Reference Library (TD Gallery), 789 Yonge St., Toronto

    November 11, 2017 To January 21, 2018



    Children’s picture books tell many stories about what it is like to grow up in Canada. This exhibit celebrates the work of best-loved Canadian illustrators who bring these stories to life. Read More >>

    18 Nov

    Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland Street, Toronto

    November 18, 2017 To December 31, 2017

    416-928-3553 x24


    The Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community  concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR). Read More >>

    23 Nov

    Woodbine Beach, Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto

    November 23, 2017 To March 31, 2018


    ICEWAVE for SickKids – Winter Green Beach Holiday Market and Festival has many popular feature attractions to offer sponsors exclusivity and branding opportunities.   Magical Lighting and décor displays create an incredible traditional and romantic setting for visitors to enjoy. Read More >>

    02 Dec

    Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

    December 2, 2017 To December 31, 2017

    416-596-1495 x 495


    Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at Evergreen Brick Works as you enjoy fun wintry activities, shop for unique local gifts at the holiday Etsy Market and sample tasty eats in Toronto’s winter playground. Read More >>

    03 Dec

    Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto

    December 3, 2017 To January 7, 2018


    The entire conservatory is decorated and filled with thousands of flowering plants, over 30 varieties of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary masterpieces made entirely of plant material. Join us for the kickoff of the Annual Christmas Flower Show at Allan Gardens. Read More >>

    08 Dec

    The West Island of Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

    December 8, 2017 To March 18, 2018


    The West Island of Ontario Place is Toronto’s new destination for all your favorite winter activities. Take a stroll through the West Island to experience our beautiful winter setting and enjoy activities and attractions along the way. Read More >>

    Centennial Park Conservatory Christmas Flower Show
    10 Dec

    Centennial Park and Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Road, Toronto

    December 10, 2017 To January 7, 2018


    The entire conservatory is decorated and filled with thousands of flowering plants, over 30 varieties of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary masterpieces made entirely of plant material. Join us for the kickoff of the Annual Christmas Flower Show on December 10. Read More >>

    12 Dec

    #Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West, Toronto

    December 12, 2017 To December 31, 2017


    The Officially Unofficial Fan Art Show is a group of talented local and international artists celebrating a movie franchise that changed us all and influenced pop culture and the ways movies are made forever. Proceeds to the MS Society of Canada, care of F.U.MS. 12 Artists celebrating 8 Episodes. Read More >>

    Christmas at the Carousel
    15 Dec

    Downtown Markham, 8080 Birchmount Road, Markham

    December 15, 2017 To December 22, 2017


    Skate and Sing with Santa, enjoy live music, free Carousel rides, skating, hot chocolate and more as we celebrate the holiday season at the Pride of Canada Carousel. Friday, Dec. Read More >>

    16 Dec

    Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

    December 16, 2017 To February 17, 2018


    Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights. Read More >>

    17 Dec

    Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

    December 17, 2017


    Families will be bringing their own menorahs to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre on December 17 for a candle lighting celebration. Following the lighting, there will be a pool party with Chanukah music, treats and tons of family fun in Toronto’s only accessible salt-water pool. Read More >>

    21 Dec

    Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

    December 21, 2017



      Come celebrate the return to warmth and light in the heart of Kensington Market over the Winter Solstice. Support our local merchants and unique culture of Toronto’s beloved neighbourhood over the holidays This event beckons the return to light on the eve of the winter solstice, every December 21st. Read More >>

    23 Dec

    Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough

    December 23, 2017 To December 24, 2017



    Artists and Artisans Development and Network (AADN) in collaboration with community organizations will host two days festival on theme of inclusion and empowerment for immigrants, newcomers, individuals with disabilities and LGBTQ communities. Read More >>

    31 Dec

    Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

    December 31, 2017



    Countdown to 2018 at Celebration Square! Ring in the New Year with high energy performances by international recording artists, grab a bite to eat from one of the many delicious food trucks, and enjoy an explosive fireworks show at midnight. Read More >>

    04 Jan

    Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto

    January 4, 2018



    Twist Gallery proudly unveils a new exhibition that elegantly explores encaustic and cold wax paintings created by a collection of brilliant local artists working in the mediums. Both techniques create sensational pieces that demonstrate the mediums’ ability to  create luminous colour, superb dimension and the beautiful aroma that accompanies wax. Read More >>

    05 Jan

    Cre8ery Gallery & Studio, 125 Adelaide St, Toronto 

    January 5, 2018 To January 16, 2018



    The different mediums showcased include acrylics, mixed media, drawings, digital paintings, photography, watercolour, pencil, monoprints, pen and ink, & ceramics. Pieces range in size from 5″ x 7″ to 20″x20″. As the song goes, there are 99 them to start. Read More >>

    06 Jan

    Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

    January 6, 2018 To January 7, 2018


    The Bentway is a unique and innovative public space that transforms 1.75km underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street, into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population.. Read More >>

    10 Jan

    OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, Rm 190, Toronto

    January 10, 2018

    (416) 977 6000 Ext. 265


    Join esteemed international artists Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson for a free public talk to kick off the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, The Sunshine Eaters. Moderated by curator Lisa Deanne Smith. Read More >>

    18 Jan

    University of Toronto Mississauga (Blind Duck Pub) 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga

    January 18, 2018


    Catch entrepreneurship in action UofT Mississauga’s top innovators pitch their businesses / ideas for a chance to win $10k cash. Network with top entrepreneurs, sponsors and businesses. Read More >>

    19 Jan

    The Historic Distillery District 55 Mill Street, Toronto

    January 19, 2018 To March 4, 2018



    The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is returning for the second year to the Distillery Historic District! Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. Read More >>

    Toronto Storytelling Festival
    02 Mar

    Various Venues, Downtown, Toronto

    March 2, 2018 To March 25, 2018

    Free and ticketed events

    Founded in 1979, the TORONTO STORYTELLING FESTIVAL has grown into one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the arts of voice and story. Over ten days of concerts, storytalks, and workshops, the finest storytellers from Canada and around the world make Toronto the centre of the storytelling renaissance. Read More >>

    02 Jul

    Toronto, ON

    July 2, 2018 To July 22, 2018


    The biggest fiesta north of the border,TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is a week-long celebration of Latin music, dance, food and culture which takes place. TD Salsa in Toronto features the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival. Read More >>