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World Press Photo | Until Tuesday October 24 | 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.

International Festival of Authors | Until Sunday October 29 | Fleck Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4000

Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize

The IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus.

Mark Lewis | Until Sunday December 10 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

What's in a name, especially when that name is Canada? What images come to mind? What histories? And above all, who gets to shape and tell these histories? With his new series of works, Mark Lewis engages in a filmic meditation on the idea that is Canada, staging encounters between the camera and the built and natural environments, where the latter becomes the subject of the films as well as the background against which human presence is placed.

As always with Lewis's moving image work, the camera is a character itself, guiding the viewer's inquisitive gaze while creating dynamic relationships revelatory of the subject under consideration.

Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters | Until Sunday January 7 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

From the fantastic to the frightful, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, At Home with Monsters reveals his creative process through his personal collection of art, artefacts, books, and props, all culled from Bleak House, del Toro’s creative haven located in Los Angeles.

“The exhibition explores the creative mind behind one of the most inventive filmmakers of our generation revealing his influences, from the Medieval era to contemporary culture, and his particular obsession with horror, fantasy and the rich heritage of the Victorian era.

Art Toronto | From Friday October 27 to Monday October 30 | 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.

Gourmet Food and Wine Expo | From Thursday November 16 to Sunday November 19 | Metro Convention Centre | Hours

The annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is held in November at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Each year the Expo offers 42,000 guests an great opportunitiey to sample over 1,500 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the globe.

The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with unprecedented educational opportunities and compelling feature areas.

One of Kind Show | From Thursday November 23 to Sunday December 3 | Exhibition Place

The One of a Kind Show attracts upwards of 200,000 visitors annually. The Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, the handcrafted and the fantastic.

The One of a Kind Show offers an interactive experience in which artisans have the opportunity to showcase their talents and connect with their consumers. Everything sold at the Show is handmade by artisans from across Canada and the U.S. The One of a Kind Shows are constantly transforming and gener

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