Infinity is a difficult concept to grasp, but it is easy to contemplate when you step inside one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms in the exhibition of her Infinity Mirrors. The exhibition of this contemporary Japanese artist’s significant 65-year career shows the evolution of her immersive, multi-reflective installations, in which she invites you to share in her unique vision. Visitors can immerse themselves in six of these kaleidoscopic environments where they are endlessly reflected within fantastic landscapes. The 88-year-old artist continues to work at a brisk pace in her Tokyo studio.
The show also makes room for Kusama’s mesmerizing and intimate drawings, her early Infinity Net paintings in which nets organically expand along the surface of a canvas like cell formations, and her surreal sculptural objects. These key works join more than 90 works on view, including large and vibrant paintings, sculptures, works on paper, as well as rare archival materials.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is held every month of May and features some 1,500 Canadian and international artists and photographers. They exhibit at more than 175 venues throughout the GTA. The Festival is devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and the profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.
The Festival is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
The annual Doors Open offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of nearly 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits in nearly 600 unique locations across the city. It is Canada's largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world.
The Becel Heart & Stroke’s Ride for Heart starts at the Exhibition Place Gate at 8:00am and brings together 14,000 riders of all ages and levels. Ride up and down the Don Valley Parkway without a motorized vehicle in sight. Riders are asked to get at least $100 in sponsorship for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Three loops are offered: 25kms, 50, and 75. It’s a popular event and last year’s Ride sold out.
An annual two-and-a-half week extravaganza of music, dance, visual arts, theatre, literature, film and performance, in which one can view hard-to-see shows. The Festival transforms theatres, parks and public spaces across the city and creates a home for artists to come play, share and create. Check the programme!
North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual music and arts festival held each June in Toronto. The festival’s main focus has always been live music, but it also includes a film festival, a comedy festival, art components, and a digital interactive media conference.
Each year, NXNE Music presents hundreds of bands from Canada, the United States and all over the world at over 50 Toronto music venues. Most venues host six bands a night (from 9 p.m. onward). The festival takes over Toronto’s downtown core, with many venues grouped along Queen Street West, College Street, and the Bloor Street Annex.
Pride Parade starts at 2:00pm on Sunday June 25. Ten days of celebration are turning streets into parades, parks into parties and strangers into friends. Over 1.2 million people from around the world. The Festival ends with the Parade starting at the corner of Church St and Bloor, and going down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square.
It's big. 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto. The heart of the Festival is now located at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many events are offered free to the public.