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February 28, 2015

Upcoming Events/Consumer Shows


Festivals Toronto website is in the midst of getting a facelift and hopes to be live early 2015 with a new look.

In the meantime, festivals for the period January-March of this year are listed. Listings for the remainder of the year will be found on the new version of the site.

Listings will also be mentioned on our Facebook page and via Twitter.

Gallery City

Jan - March 25, 2015

Gallery City is a collaboration between the York-Eglinton Business Improvement Area and Hogtown Mascots. Under the artistic direction of John Kernaghan, Gallery City harnesses the talents of local artists in order to beautify the windows of neighbourhood storefronts.

gallery city poster

This year we invite you to “CELEBRATE UNITY IN TORONTO” with another exciting exhibition of themed window installations showcasing several locations in the area. An opportunity to showcase the work of local artists as a unique walking tour attraction.

Winter Stations

Feb 16 - Mar 20, 2015

Monday blues may be sinking in but this may cheer you up somewhat - Winter Stations - a totally unique initiative set to transform the city’s east beaches this winter from desolate to vibrant.

This February, Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood will be infused with colour and vibrancy by a series of one-off art installations for the inaugural Winter Stations competition. Artists, designers and architects will transform the utilitarian lifeguard stations along the east beaches into wintertime public art, aiming to celebrate one of the city’s most underappreciated and underused winterscapes.

lifeguard station on Toronto's Beaches in east end of the city

Launched by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio, Toronto’s Winter Stations design competition received over 200 submissions from around the world. The winning submissions will be built along Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches in the heart of the Beach community, broadly located south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues.

Location: The Beaches, Queen St East (between Woodbine & Victoria Park)

Recipe For Change

Feb 26, 2015

This is definitely one for the Foodie in you. Details of this event can be found Here

China Carnival

Mar 2, 2015: 7:30pm

To celebrate the coming Chinese New Year, the Year of the Sheep, a one-of-a-kind spectacular performance of the renowned Legend of China Production Group from Beijing is bringing Chinese New Year Carnival China 2015 again to Toronto.

This is the fifth year that this world-class performance has toured Canada and has become the most anticipated cultural show of Chinese Canadians during Chinese New Year.
Ticket Prices: $28, $38, $48, $68, $88, $128

Happy Birthday Toronto – Celebrating 181 Years

Mar 6, 2015: 8:30 pm - 2:00 am

Toronto celebrating 181 years logoJoin the party - looking back and celebrating Toronto’s past, and down the track to our promising future together! Entertainment will include:

  • 8:30pm: Gallery Reception, Hors D'oeuvres, Silent Auction
  • 9:30pm: Live Band, The Digs
  • 10:30pm: ElectroSwing
  • 12:00am: Galactic Scoundrels
  • Complimentary Vodka Sampling courtesy of Slava Vodka
  • Photography Presentation by Thank You Toronto
  • Live Body Painting by Liquid Imprints

Dress code in effect: Cocktail Attire, Dancing Shoes! Tickets can also be purchased at Soundscapes, 572 College St West, Toronto

Toronto International Bicycle Show

Mar 6-8, 2015

The largest bicycle consumer show in the world continues to be popular.

This year’s show includes a line-up of thrilling, world-class competitions and hands-on activities. Plus, the most up-to-date displays of new bicycles, accessories and apparel from over 150 of the top cycling manufacturers, distributors, retailers, touring companies and cycling clubs.

Music Matters

Mar 12, 2015 [Doors open: 7pm / Live Show: 8:30pm]

Poster thumbnail - link to download pdf of posterThis charity event supporting MusiCounts and Humber College will include a wide range of live musical acts.

From disco, to rock & roll, to the 90s one hit wonders. Enjoy a night of singing and dancing along to your favourite tunes! This is a 19+ event.

Canadian DJ Show

Mar 13-15, 2015

Canada’s only professional DJ, nightlife & music industry trade show, the Canadian DJ Show presented by Pioneer DJ, announces its 2015 Toronto show dates.


Hosted in Toronto, The CDJ Show focuses on professional development, unique training opportunities and exclusive product releases for DJs, producers and music enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels. This show caters to the entire music industry!

Kings Court: Casa Loma

Mar 14-22, 2015: 9:30am-5:00pm

This March Break travel to a medieval fairytale castle and explore the King’s Court at Casa Loma!

Casa Loma's Kings Court poster

Have you ever wanted to be a knight, a prince or princess? Discover your inner hero on an adventure that includes challenging gallant games, solving princely puzzles, interactive medieval theatre, making creative crafts and more! Meet Cinderella and sing along to her favourite songs! Complete the Hero’s quest and receive your regal reward from the King’s Court!!

Adults (18-59): $27  ||  Youth (14-17) & Seniors (60+): $21
Children (4-12): $17  ||  Ages 3 & under: Free

Disney on Ice: Frozen

Mar 18-22, 2015

Thumbnail of poster of Disney's FrozenThe heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into Toronto. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go."

Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Toronto ComiCon

Mar 20-22, 2015

Fan Expo Canada presents Toronto ComiCon. This is a 3-day event where you line-up to meet your favourite artists, writers & illustrators, attend workshops and Q&As and lots more. This show is very popular so expect long queues and go prepared for such.


  • Wear comfortable footwear
  • CASH wins - ATMs always have huge line-ups
  • If allowed - take Water
  • Pack food if you can
  • Plan who you want to see and where they are
  • If you can, take something to sit on when in line
  • And... most of all, take lots of patience.

With Google searches, you can get a lot more tips from those who have braved the crowds and enjoy going to this kind of show. If you go... good luck and enjoy!