Cultural Events in Toronto, Canada

Discover Toronto with some of our picks.

Toronto City CN Tower
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If you are looking for fun things to do in Toronto, Canada with Toronto Escapes, we have got you covered! From museums to theater and art, Toronto has a vibrant cultural scene that everyone will enjoy. Check out our compilation of some of the best cultural happenings taking place in Toronto this April!


The Ontario Science Center: Perfect for inquisitive minds, the Ontario Science Center provides hundreds of interactive and educational exhibits for all ages. Some of the highlights currently on display include the AstraZeneca Human Edge, as well as fun science demonstrations occurring on a daily basis.

Hydraulophone at Ontario Science Centre
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Hydraulophone at Ontario Science Center
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The Royal Ontario Museum: For the art and natural history lovers, make sure to pay a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s leading international museum. Some of the current exhibits taking place in April include: Toronto Underfoot, Maps, Borders & Mobility in Africa, and Collecting Asia: The First 50 Years, 1908-1958.

The Royal Ontario Museum
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The Royal Ontario Museum
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Art & Gallery Exhibits

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time. Come to see this art exhibit featuring the famous New York artist’s work. View the first major retrospective of Basquiat’s work to be presented in Canada at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Art Gallery of Ontario, AGO
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Art & Fashion Week: From April 21st to the 25th, Fashion Art Toronto presents Fashion Week! Every year, this fashion event brings together 200 national and international designers, visual artists, and performers to showcase their work. Catch a runway show or exhibit to learn about new and emerging creative talent in and around the Toronto area.

Theater & Music

Once: The Tony-Award winning, hit musical has come to Toronto and stars an all-Canadian ensemble! Synopsis: A down on his luck Irish singer-songwriter meets a Girl that changes his life. Playing from April until May 31st in the Ed Mirvish Theater.

The Elgin Theatre
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Odysseo by Cavalia: If you like the circus and Cirque du Soleil, Odysseo is perfect for you. Enjoy a performance that includes acrobatics, horses and special effects, playing under a 38-meter Big White Top. Playing from April 8th to April 26th at Port Lands. Don’t miss this unique experience.

The Elgin Theatre
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HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival: A must for film buffs. Watch the boldest documentary films at North America’s largest documentary festival. Choose from over 180 Canadian documentaries to screen at this festival.

John Wells at the premiere of August: Osage County, Toronto Film Festival 2013
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The Culinary Adventure Tours: For the foodies visiting Toronto, enjoy culinary tours, classes, and adventures around the city with Culinary Adventure Tours. Explore Toronto’s cosmopolitan gastronomic offerings with tours that will take you through Toronto’s Greektown, Little Italy, Little India, as well as the trendiest brunch places in Toronto, and more!

Food Building Panorama, CNE, Toronto
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TIFF Bell Lightbox: Kids will love this interactive exhibit at TIFF, where they will be able to engage in the latest cutting-edge technologies, play educational games, and participate in hands-on activities.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
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We hope you enjoyed our picks of things to do in Toronto, Canada!