What to do in Toronto – Culture Days

This coming weekend, September 29-October 1 is Culture Days, which aim to increase awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in arts and culture across Canada. Community groups, organizations, artists, musicians and volunteers will be providing amazing activities to get the public excited about Canadian arts and culture.

What to do in Toronto: Culture Days

Bloor Culture Corridor – the Bloor Culture Corridor covers the stretch of Bloor Street from Bay to Bathurst Streets.  This weekend the corridor will be buzzing with special events. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be holding special screenings, The Gardiner Museum will be offering free admission and hosting a free quartet performance in the museum. Alliance Francais de Toronto will be opening their doors with free screening of children’s films, in French, along with an art exhibition. The Bata Shoe Musuem will be allowing visitor access to their new hands on collection. Along with many more fabulous events taking place along this stretch.


The Royal Conservatory – Themagestic doors of the Royal Conservatory will be open for Culture Days, welcoming guest inside the beautiful Koerner Hall for the Koerner Hall Free For All. Through out the day visitor will enjoy watching performers of all ages, genres, and backgrounds, each with 5 minutes to showcase their band, best song, spoken word piece, or other talent on the Koerner Hall stage!


Toronto Public Library – All across the city our Toronto Public Libraries will be hosting family friendly activities. Visitors can learn how to belly dance, make an origami book or witness a poetry slam.


Canadian Opera Company – Visitors will experience an exclusive insider’s glimpse at the rehearsal process of  the Canadian Opera Comany’s new production of Verdi’s Falstaff. Watch a working rehearsal and gain behind-the-scenes insight into the process of bringing an operatic production to the stage. This performance will have limited tickets available, limited to one per patron, and the tickets will be distributed at the main doors of the Four Seasons Centre starting at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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