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Chihuly | Until Monday January 2 | Royal Ontario Museum | Hours | Phone 416-586-8000

Dale Chihuly, a US-American glass sculptor, has mastered the alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon, to create works of art that transform the viewer experience. Created by sand, fire, and human breath, these brilliantly coloured works of art produce a magical, sensory experience. Chihuly is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural installations in public spaces, and in exhibitions presented in museums and gardens worldwide.

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 | Until Monday May 29 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

Exploring the experimental energy of an era, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 brings together more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives to highlight an innovative period in Toronto art history. Amidst the social and political upheavals of their time, the generation of artists that emerged in Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s pushed the boundaries of conventional painting, sculpture and photography, exploring new ways of art making including video, installation and performance.

Drawing heavily from the AGO collection Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on September 29, 2016, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower. The exhibition, which runs until May, 2017, will be accompanied by a live performance series, a film and video festival, as well as satellite installations throughout the Gallery.

Nuit Blanche | Saturday October 1 | Hours

The tenth annual edition of Toronto's dusk-to-dawn celebration of contemporary arts and culture offers exhibitions and installation for one night only. More than 80 independent projects by Toronto's art community and four curated exhibitions featuring 48 projects produced by the City of Toronto are on display. An international network of Visual Arts happenings, taking place from Amsterdam to Copenhagen, Skopje to Košice, Florence to Madrid. Valetta to Riga, Nuit Blanche continues to expand around the globe.

Some works encourage an intimate encounter with art, while others wow the audience with large-scale spectacle. To check the map of events, click the pic.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show | From Saturday October 1 to Sunday October 2 | Direct Energy Centre | Hours

Fashion lovers can discover an amazing array of vintage fashion at the new Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. The show is an opportunity to discover hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and jewellery from top independent vintage fashion vendors. Exhibitors hail from Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond, and offer rare, one-of-a-kind pieces. Vendors carry everything from costume jewellery, to Chanel, Hermes, vintage scarves, hats, cocktail dresses - anything you could want at every price range. Takes place at the Heritage BUilding at Exhibition Place

World Press Photo | From Tuesday October 4 to Tuesday October 25 | Hours | Phone 416-777-6480

The powerful images of the World Press Photo contest return to Toronto where they can be viewed at the Allen Lambert Galleria, in Brookfield Place, every day from 9am to 9pm. An event which should not be missed, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, known for holding the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, as well as a separate annual contest for journalistic multimedia productions in association with Human Rights Watch and the annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year. In addition to selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in categories such as Spot News, General News, Observed Portraits of people, Staged Portraits, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Nature.

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon | Sunday October 16 | Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square | Hours

The ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a flat and fast course where many participants achieve a personal best. It is a qualifier for Boston and is open to power walkers. The course because must be completed within a 6-hour time limit. The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. Runners head out and back along the Lakeshore.

To view details of the course, click on the picture. There is also a 5K course. A post-race party is held at Nathan Phillips Square until 3:30pm on Sunday.

imagineNATIVE Film+ Media Arts Festival | From Wednesday October 19 to Sunday October 23 | Bell Lightbox | Hours

imagineNATIVE showcases, promotes, and celebrates Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists. imagineNATIVE is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions. imagineNATIVE presents new and innovative film, video, audio, and digital media works. Programming includes annual retrospectives, curated programs, community screenings, and presentations of groundbreaking and legacy works to a wide audience.

imagineNATIVE plays an important role in the dissemination and export of Indigenous works by promoting and exhibiting artists’ films, videos, audio, and digital media artworks to Canadian and international festivals, markets, distributors, and broadcasters and by facilitating sales and acquisitions.

Art Toronto | From Friday October 28 to Monday October 31 | Metro Convention Centre | Hours

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair is Canada’s only modern and contemporary fine art fair, providing unique access to the Canadian art market. An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation’s art world. A popular event attended by art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto showcases galleries and is the place to network with a diverse and well connected group of collectors and dealers. Art Toronto presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings.

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