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One of Kind Show | Until Sunday December 4 | Direct Energy Centre

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

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.

Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more | Until Sunday January 29 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.

The exhibition features close to 90 paintings and 20 works on paper, many of which seldom leave their home museum.

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.

Handel's Messiah on period instruments | From Wednesday December 14 to Saturday December 17 | Koerner Hall | Hours | Phone 416-964-6337

Tafelmusik, the Baroque ensemble which means table music” or “music for the feast” in German returns to Koerner Hall with Handel's Messiah, an uplifting and moving performance which starts at 2:00pm. Tafelmusik is world renowned for its interpretation of Baroque music on period instruments.

Sing-Along Messiah | Sunday December 18 | Massey Hall | Hours | Phone 416-872-4255

A perennial Christmas celebration with the Baroque ensemble Tafelmusik and its musicians playing on period instruments. This is a fun, family event in which the public is invited to sing-along. For those who wish to sing (and you don’t have to!) it’s best to have a musical score to follow. Bring your own, or buy one when you get to the concert.

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