Theatre and Music Venues

Canadian Opera Company
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.coc.ca/Home.aspx

[email protected]
416-363-8231  1-800-250-4653
all ages
Free Concert Series. Largest producer of operas in Canada. Programs, workshops, tours and resources for all ages. Youth Opera Lab with free dinner, free workshop and 2 free tickets! Summer Youth Intensive, Living Opera etc. After school program, March break and summer programs. Kids create their own operas. Programs for families and schools. 

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W.  Toronto  ON  M5J2G8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/festivals.cfm?festival_id=81

[email protected]
416-973-4600 
all ages
Canoe Rides on the Natrel Pond May to October. Free outdoor concerts. Free Flicks July and August – outdoors by the lake, see 6 films;  Dancing on the Pier Thursdays starting June 23 – see the boardwalk heat up!  Weekends from June 25 – Oct10, experience World Cafe. SoundClash competition – see the shortlist of Toronto’s hottest bands performing in July. Also, Colombian Colours 2 Diaspora Festival July 15 – 17, Tirgan Iranian Festival July 21 – 24, Calypso festival July 27, Island Soul Festival July 29 – August 1st, What’s Classical? August 5 – 7,  Fortune Cooking Food Festival August 12 – 14, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! August 19 – 21, TELUS TAIWANfest August 26 – 28th. See website for events September – October.

Mysteriously Yours…Mystery Dinner Theatre
2026 Yonge Street   Toronto  ON  M4S1Z9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mysteriouslyyours.com/

[email protected]
416-486-7469  1-800-668-3323
10 and up
Enjoy a fabulous dinner while watching the play. Interactive with audience participation optional. Birthdays worked into play. Students and educators nights.

The Revue
400 Roncesvalles   Toronto  ON  M6R2M9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://revuecinema.ca/dropyourshorts/

[email protected]
416-531-9959  416-531-9950
all ages
Toronto’s not-for-profit community-run movie theatre. Ongoing movies. Programs: Baby & You at the Revue, The Book Revue, Canadian Cinema in Revue, Drop Your Shorts (short-film festival), Film Noir, Great Cinematography in Revue, KinoKultura (Polish film festival) and Silent Sundays. Take your kids to see some old, but classic silent films!

Alumnae Theatre Company
70 Berkeley St.  Toronto   ON  M5A2W6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/

[email protected]
416-364-4170 
teens
Providing opportunities for women in theatre. Auditions, performances, membership, workshops, studio rental.

Annie
Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway  Orangeville  ON  l9W1K1
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.orangevillemusictheatre.com/

519-942-3423 
all ages
See Annie from June 4 – 18, 2011. A musical about a spunky girl in an orphanage finding a new home with a billionaire.  

Arabesque Academy
1 Gloucester St., Suite 107  Toronto  ON  M4L1L8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.arabesquedance.ca/

[email protected]
416-920-5593 
all ages
Promoting bellydance and all Middle Eastern dance and music. Arabesque Dance Company and Orchestra, classes and nightclub.

Band Shell Concert Series
Memorial Park  Bracebridge  ON  P1L1R6
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://www.bracebridgechamber.com/local-events/index.php?month=6/

[email protected]
705-645-3037 
all ages
Mondays and Thursdays May 26 – end of August, 2011. Enjoy free music and entertainment in the heart of Muskoka. Family Zumba Party June 11th. Donations welcome and go directly to performers. Enjoy concert bands, country, folk, rock n’ roll, gospel, pipes and drums, brass bands, dixieland, blues and children’s musical entertainment. Bring your own lawn chairs. Picnic areas, pets accepted, parking on-site. 

BEACHES ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Kew Gardens Park – Lee Ave. and Queen St. E.   Toronto  ON  -
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www.beachesartsandcraftsshow.com
[email protected]
416-690-8859  416-698-0143

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12, 10am-6pm. Over 150 crafts people from across Canada selling quality one-of-a-kinds. 

Beaches International Jazz Festival
Beach neighbourhood – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.beachesjazz.com/

[email protected]
416-698-2152 
all ages
July 15th to 24th, 2011. This free annual festival happens at Woodbine Park, KEW Gardens, Latin Square and Big Band stages and along a 2km stretch of Queen St. East for the Streetfest. The streetfest closes off a section of Queen St. East to foot traffic only from 7pm to 11pm on July 21st to 23rd to showcase 50 bands playing everything from big band, swing, dixieland, to funk, R & B, soul, Afro-Cuban etc.  

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com/

[email protected]
416-975-9130 
15 to 25
Theatre company. Queer Youth Arts Program provides an artistic meeting space for queer youth aged 15 to 25 to network. Young Creators Unit, Pride Cab to create, produce and perform a cabaret-style show etc.

Canadian Stage 
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.canadianstage.com/

[email protected]
416-367-8243  1-877-399-2651 x 229
under 21
School group discounted tickets. Youth Nights – See behind the scenes, attend a workshop, have pizza and enjoy complimentary tickets to the show. Young artist programs. Youth advisory committee, Young Company for ages 14 to 16 to develop performance skills is free and no acting experience necessary. Design and Production program etc. 

Canadian Stage Dream in High Park
1873 Bloor St W., High Park Amphitheatre, just east of Grenadier Restaurant  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.canadianstage.com/dream

[email protected]
416-368-3110  416-367-8243
all ages
Performing Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale set in fairytale worlds of Bohemia and Sicilia. June 28 – September 4, 2011. Tuesdays through Sundays, 8pm. Gates open at 6pm, recommended minimum donation for adults is $20., free for kids 14 and under. Family Day Sundays offer a free all-ages program and advanced registration is advised. See website for directions and Q & As.

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East  Scarborough  ON  M1B5Z5
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.cccgt.org/

[email protected]
416-292-9293 
all ages
The largest Chinese cultural centre in North America! Art gallery. State-of-the-art 600-seat theatre and 8500 square foot multi-purpose hall for sports, recreational activities, trade shows and banquets. Resource centre, boardroom, studios and classrooms. Family Connections Programme, Youth Chapter, Friendship Programme, Group Tours, Cultural and Educational Services. Events almost every day! Green Summer Camp for ages 4 to 12 – children trained in both Cantonese and Mandarin. Youth Orchestra, Chinese School. Classes in Chinese Opera, music-strings, table tennis, board games, cartooning… So much to do – you must see the website!

Cirque du Soleil
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home.aspx#/en/home/americas/canada.aspx

[email protected]
 

Touring live theatre company performing many different adventurous and imaginative shows around the world. Art galleries, fitness programs for women and private, corporate and public events. 

City Playhouse Theatre
1000 New Westminster Dr.   Thornhill  ON  -
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http://www.cityplayhouse.ca

[email protected]
905-326-7469  905-882-7469
all ages
All ages. Professional, community based and youth theatre, performances in dance, music, educational programming for all kids with focus on curriculum.  

CNE
Press Building, Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Boulevard  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.theex.com/

[email protected]
416-263-3800 
all ages
Concerts and events, rides and games, horse and ice shows, exhibits like sand sculptures, midway rides, kids’ world and farm, cat and dog shows, garden show, shopping and food. 

Cottage Country Comedy Festival
Multiple locations – see website map    ON  P1L1R6
Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region

http://cottagecomedy.com/

705-645-5264 
16 and up
June 23 – Aug.12, 2011. See website for minimum age requirements, venues and performers. 

Distillery District Farmers’ Market
55 Mill St., Building #58, Suite 200  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.distilleryfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

[email protected]
416-364-1177  416-507-3454
all ages
In addition to the farmers’ market on Sundays, you’ll find distinctive shops, excellent restaurants, jaw-dropping art galleries and fabulous performances. The distillery district comprises 10 streets with over 40 heritage buildings as this is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America. The Distillery is a trendy hot spot for residents an tourists alike offering numerous arts and entertainment festivals throughout the year like the famous Luminato night-time arts festival and TD Jazz Festival. The cobblestone streets are for people only and The Distillery District is listed as a top pick for travellers by National Geographic magazine. 

Distillery Historic District
55 Mill Street, Building #58 Suite 200  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/

[email protected]
416-364-1177  416-507-3454
all ages
Internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of restored Victorian Industrial buildings. It’s home to live theatres, art galleries, fashion, design and jewelry boutiques, unique cafes and award-winning restaurants. It’s completely closed to traffic and one of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions. So many exiting events throughout the year! Truly a place for everyone. MEC Bikefest June 25, 2011, Artisans at the Distillery Mid Summer Craft Show July 30 – August 1, 2011 – Free admission. open daily 11-6. ArtFest at the Distillery Outdoor Art Show Sept 2-5, 2011.  

Driftwood Theatre Group, The
75 Browning Avenue  Toronto  ON  M4K1W1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/

[email protected]
416-466-3843  905-576-2396
all ages
Ontario’s beloved outdoor summer-touring theatre company, sharing the works of William Shakespeare since 1995. Their philosophy that all audiences should have access to high quality, professional theatre is demonstrated by pay-what-you-can admission. Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s Shorts – 70 minute workshops come to your classroom; and the great getaway experience Trafalgar 24 – a juried festival involving the audience at Trafalgar Castle in Whitby. The Bard’s Bus Tour performs MACBETH and will visit 27 locations across Ontario July 7 – August 14, 2011 (no Mondays). All performances begin at 7:30pm. 100% performance guarantee – moved to nearby indoor location in the event of rain.

Elora Festival
33 Henderson St.  Elora  ON  N0B1S0
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.elorafestival.com/

[email protected]
1-888-747-7550  519-846-5947
all ages
Fridays and Saturdays in July beginning July 8, plus July 31, 2011. ( July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31) A summer festival of classical and contemporary music, with an emphasis on choral works, featuring internationally renowned Canadian artists. Over 30 performances in unique venues. Also Elora Festival Kids Camp runs July 11-15 from 9-4 for 8-13 years old. Registration package due May 17th. They’ll perform Disney’s Sleeping Beauty July 15th.  

Etobicoke Musical Productions
Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall  Etobicoke  ON  -
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http://www.e-m-p.net/

[email protected]
416-248-0410 
all ages
Not-for-profit theatre company produces and performs 2 musicals a year. Families encouraged to join. Members sing, dance, act, build sets, make props and costumes, prepare publicity and everything needed to produce a show. New scholarship presented annually to a student majoring in Music Theatre who demonstrates leadership, ability and community involvement. 

Factory Theatre
125 Bathurst St.  Toronto  ON  M5V2R2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.factorytheatre.ca/

[email protected]
416-504-4473  416-504-9971
14 to 18
Youth Ensemble Playbuilding Workshop, no experience necessary. Workshops and education packages for teachers. 

Famous People Players Dine and Dream Theatre
343 Evans Ave.  Toronto  ON  M8Z1K2
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.fpp.org/

[email protected]
416-532-1137  1-888-453-3385
all ages
Canada’s internatioanlly renowned black light theatre company. Savour fabulous food that received rave reviews in the Financial Post and Toronto Star, prepared in Newman’s Own Kitchen, then relax in the Phil Collins Theatre for an hour-long performance that will captivate all 5 senses. Enjoy your dessert and drinks and after the show. Shows are suitable for all ages. 

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.fringetoronto.com/

[email protected]
416-966-1062 
All ages
150 productions at about 30 venues over 12 days from July 6 to 17th, 2011. Dramas to musical extravaganzas to improv take place in local theatres, playgrounds, parking lots and more. FringeKids! Venue hosts 8 plays exclusively for kids and families. Outreach programs for artists and youth include free tickets. The Toronto Fringe also produces another annual festival called The Next Stage Festival. See that listing. 

Greektown Taste of the Danforth
Greektown on the Danforth BIA, #201 – 699 Danforth Ave.   Toronto  ON  M4J1L2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://tasteofthedanforth.com/

[email protected]
416-469-5634  416-402-4948

August 5th to 7th, 2011. Sponsored by Pilaros. This is Canada’s largest street festival and has won many awards. Showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture and music, plus interactive children’s games. The Celbrity Stage has events going on from Second City, Stage West, Toronto Symphony, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Jesse Labelle, Arkadia and many more. There’s also a Greek Stage, Sports Zone, Kids’ Fun Zone and many freebies. 

High Park
1873 Bloor St W.  Toronto  ON  M6R2Z3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.highpark.org/

[email protected]
416-397-2628  416-338-0338
all ages
So many fun things! Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, High Park Animal Paddocks, Colborne Lodge, CanStage TD Dream In High Park and High Park Organic Market. Shakespeare in the park is live theatre for the whole family. Also walking trails, fishing, sports venues, chess club, allotment Gardens, swimming pool and Grenadier Restaurant and Teahouse. You can book picnic shelter areas too. Also seasonal trackless train for a 9-stop, 25 minute ride around the Park. see also www.highparktoronto.com 

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333  Toronto  ON  M5V2K4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.hotdocs.ca/

[email protected]
416-203-2155 
all ages
North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market running April 26 – May 6, 2012. Over 150 cutting-edge documentaries selected from around the globe. The Forum is an event for industry professionals.  Doc Soup is a monthly screening and discussion series for the public throughout the fall and winter. Hot Docs offers programs during the festival and throughout the year for youth and educators like Docs For Schools, Doc IT!, Doc Camp – a free, week-long introduction to documentary filmmaking for ages 14 – 18, no experience necessary, and the Doc Library. 

Huronia Historical Parks and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
16164, Highway 12 East  Midland  ON  L4R4K8
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.hhp.on.ca/

705-526-7838 
all ages
Sainte-Marie was the ancestral homeland of the Huron Wendat Nation, a branch of the Iroquoian family. Learn how their history changed over time and experience the many events that are held here and nearby. 

International Indian Film Academy
Multiple locations – see website  GTA  ON  -
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http://www.iifa.com/toronto2011/

[email protected]
 

June 23 – 25, 2011. Celebrating the glitz and spectacle of Bollywood: fashion, events, a business forum, film festivals, buzz events and of course, the Awards Ceremony. Celebrations take place in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Markham.

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC)
6 Garamond Court  Toronto  ON  M3C1Z5
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.jccc.on.ca/

[email protected]
416-441-2345 
all ages
Open to everyone to showcase Japanese artistic and athletic talents; social and intellectual events, the history and future of Japanese-Canadian community. Many Japanese cultural programs. Almost half of members are of non-Japanese ancestry, and over a third are seniors. See and learn from artisans, musicians, dancers and martial arts practitioners. Coordinates community events and programs with other ethnic organizations to build harmony among cultures.

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Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive  Woodbridge  ON  L4L1A6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.kortright.org/

[email protected]
905-832-2289 
all ages
Maple syrup sugarbush, solar energy marketplace, energy workshops, solar car race, March break, Easter, magic show, music show, tech workshops. 

Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive  Mississauga  ON  L5B4B8
Mississauga, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/homepage/

[email protected]
1-88-805-8888  905-306-6000
all ages
Plays and music performances for kids and adults.

Lorin Maazel, Castleton Festival Orchestra, Dame Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons
Rexall Centre, York University, 1 Shoreham Dr.  Toronto  ON  M3N3A6
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.blackcreekfestival.com/concert/castleton-festival-orchestra/

[email protected]
416-927-7007  1-888-860-7888
all ages
June 29, 2011. Hear “Music Inspired By Shakespeare” performed by the Castleton Festival Orchestra with the Castleton Festival Chorus, conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel. Shakespeare’s verses performed by the famous award winners Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. Part of the Blackcreek Summer Music Festival. 

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People
165 Front St. E.  Toronto  ON  M5A3Z4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://youngpeoplestheatre.ca/

[email protected]
416-363-5131  416-862-2222
JK to Gr. 12
Year-round classes, personal coaching, jr. ensemble, March break and summer drama camps. Theatre and drama school for kids. Performances.Class trips, workshops and professional development, teacher resources.

Luminato Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.luminato.com/

[email protected]
416-368-3100  
all ages
June 10th to 19th, 2011. For 10 days, Toronto’s stages, streets and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity. An annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, magic and more. See website for daily schedules and free and ticketed events.  

Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
12 Nelson St. E.  Meaford  ON  N4L1N6
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://visitmeaford.com/meaford-hall-home.html/

[email protected]
1-877-538-0463 

Formerly known as the Opera House, it’s a beautifully restored and renovated century-old landmark. Hosting many performances including live theatre, music, films, dance, entertainment, community, corporate and social events. June 18, 2011 is when you can hear Grammy award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony and Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Medieval Times and Tournament
10 Dufferin St., Exhibition Place  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.medievaltimes.com/

1-866-543-9637 
all ages
Medieval dinner and tournament where knights compete on horseback.Birthday parties, educational partner information and group tickets.

Mirvish Productions
284 King St. W., Suite 300  Toronto  ON  M5V1J2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mirvish.com/

[email protected]
416-872-1212  1-800-461-3333
all ages
Productions like Billy Elliot The Musical, Ghost Stories, Disney’s The Lion King, Mary Poppins and more. 

Mooredale
146 Crescent Rd.  Toronto  ON  M4W1V2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mooredale.org

[email protected]
416-922-3714  416-587-9411
2.5 to 14
Ages 2.5 to 14. Preschool, clubs, camps, concerts, sports, recreational programs. Music, dance, fitness, art, sports, theatre, certification programs.

Nathaniel Dett Chorale
40 Baycrest Avenue  Toronto  ON  M6A1W1
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.nathanieldettchorale.org/

[email protected]
416-340-7000 

The Training Choir is a pilot project for Toronto-area TDSB high school students of Aftrican Heritage. Training in choral and vocal technique, music theory and Afrocentric history. Students chosen based on musical ability and potential to benefit from the experience of working in a professional environment. Regular rehersals. Opportunity to perform with and be mentored by they members of the professional Chorale. The TDSB works with the Chorale to provide opportunities for the Training Choir members to act as mentors and role models themselves in their own schools.  

National Ballet of Canada
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5H4G1
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://national.ballet.ca/

[email protected]
416-345-9595  1-866-345-9595
all ages
Canada’s premier dance company. School programs, family events

Native Earth Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building #74, Suite 300  Toronto  ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.nativeearth.ca/

416-531-1402 
all ages
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to the expression of the Aboriginal Experience in Canada through theatre arts. Made-to-order theatre program for schools. 

Next Stage Theatre Festival
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 208  Toronto  ON  M5S3A7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.fringetoronto.com/nstf/

[email protected]
416-966-1062 
all ages
A variety of theatre performances for kids through to adults held in the winter. The festival is produced by The Toronto Fringe Festival.

North By Northeast Festival and Conference
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://nxne.com/

[email protected]
416-863-6963 
all ages
June 13th to 19th, 2011. A music and film festival bring new and emerging talent – unsigned bands, indie favourites and major-label headlining artists alike. Last year, over 625 international, national and local acts showed their talents at 50 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s famous club district. Over 280,000 music fans attended with thousands of industry professionals scouted and took part in conference sessions. NXNE Film screens 40 of the year’s best music-themed features, documentaries, shorts and experimental films from around the world.  

Ontario Place
955 Lakeshore Blvd. W.  Toronto  ON  M6K3B9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontarioplace.com/ 

[email protected]
416-314-9900  1–866-663-4386
all ages
See IMAX films at the Cinesphere. New water slide and expanded water park for 2011. Canada Day fireworks. Treehouse Live! At the Waterfall Stage. See performances at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tons of rides and activity areas for the kids. Education programs for schools including the Performing Arts Festival. 

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street  Vaughan  ON  L6A1S6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.canadas-wonderland.com

[email protected]
905-832-8131 
all ages
Roller coasters and thrill rides, family rides, splash works, live shows, kids section.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre
6 – 302 Bridge St.  Port Stanley  ON  N5L1C3
Southwest Ontario Region

http://www.portstanleytheatre.ca/youth.htm/

1-855-782-4353  519-782-4353
8 and up
33 years of plays by the lake. See website for descriptions. Also Youth Theatre Camps in July for children 8 to 11. Each one-week session includes communication and concentration activities, drama, Games, improvisation, character work and expression through movement, dance, singing, voice work and storytelling techniques. Also March Break Youth Camp. 

Rainbow Cinemas Birthday Parties
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.rainbowcinemas.ca/birthday_parties.php?theatre=Woodbine&b=Rainbow_Cinemas&/

[email protected]
416-214-7006  416-213-9048
all ages
Movies for kids and adults. Children’s birthday parties. Annual Midnight Movie Marathon on June 25th, 2011. Watch movies all night and help send kids to summer camp. 

Randolph Academy Performing Arts for Kids
736 Bathurst St.   Toronto  ON  M5S2R4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.randolphacademy.com

[email protected]
416-924-2243 x 225 
3 and up
Performances, college program, fall and winter kids programs like glee choir, dance, acting, summer camp, group workshops

Red, White & Vinyl Festival
Woodbine Park  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.vinyl953.com/Events/RedWhiteVinyl.aspx

[email protected]
905-521-9900  1-800-953-2464
all ages
Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. Free admission! Performers: Dan Hill, Brass Transit, Alannah Myles, Andy Kim and Lighthouse. Family Fun Zone, Disco Dance Party, Licensed Brava Area. Toronto’s largest fireworks display at dusk. 

Rose Theatre’s Free Concerts and Free Movies
1 Theatre Lane  Brampton  ON  L6V0A3
Brampton, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre/en/Events-And-Tickets/Pages/All-Events-Calendar.aspx

[email protected]
905-874-2844  905-874-2800

Summer in Garden Square is host to the Flower City Festival – a celebration of arts culture and theatre. Enjoy performances, films and events in Garden Square during July and August, weather permitting. Thursday Lunch Hour Concert Series, Friday Night Concert Series, Saturday Farmers’ Market Entertainment, Movies under the stars Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9pm – see website for schedule. Shakespeare in the Square: Twelfth Night – July 12 – 28 and Romeo and Juliet – August 2 – 27. Also the Brampton Latin Festival is August 21, 12 – 8pm. Art of Jazz Festival is August 11 – 14, 2011 – VIP passes available, but limited. 4 days of major concerts, workshops, jam sessions, film debuts and more. 

Royal Conservatory of Music
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.rcmusic.ca/

[email protected]
416-408-2825 
all ages
The finest music and arts education for over a century. Learning programs for people at all stages of their lives and learning. Also a first-rate performance centre with the launch of Koerner Hall and the Performing Arts division. 

SCHOOL OF COBA COLLECTIVE OF BLACK ARTISTS
2444 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.cobainc.com/

[email protected]
416-658-3111 
3 and up
Along with performances, COBA offers a children’s dance and drumming program for ages 3 and up. Also teen and adult open dance and drumming classes. Professional Training Apprenticeship Program is a 3 year program for emerging artists looking for in-depth training in dance and/or music. Also a 1-year intesive for dancers and teachers.  

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto – Parade and Junior Carnival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com/

416-391-5608 

July 12 – August 12, 2011. (Previously named Scotiabank Caribana Festival.) Every summer, Toronto celebrates with elaborate and brilliantly costumed masqueraders and dozens of trucks carrying live calypso, steel pan, soca, reggae and salsa artists. It is the largest Caribbean festival in North America and includes the music, dance, food and costumes of Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, Brazil and other cultures. 

Screamfest – Halloween Haunt Attraction
White Rock Ostrich Farm, 13085 – Nassagaweya 4th Line, R.R. # 2   Rockwood (near Acton)  ON  N0B2K0
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.screamfest.info/

[email protected]
905-820-3274 
8 and up
Halloween haunted trek. 

Second City Training Centres
70 Peter Street, Lower Level   Toronto  ON  M5V2G5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://secondcity.com/?id=training-education/training/toronto/course_descriptions/

416-343-0011  1-800-263-4485
5 to 18
Classes for all ages and levels of experience. Summer camps and March break camps for ages 10 to 18, teen conservatory for ages 15 to 18, school programs kindergarten to grade 12, and performances. Drop-in improv classes, adult classes. Improvisational comedy performances.

Shakespeare in Actions – Shakespeare for Kids Summer Arts Camp
Central Commerce Collegiate Institute, 385 Roxton Rd.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://shakespeareinaction.org/

[email protected]
416-703-4881 
all ages
Performances to audiences of all ages. Programs for schools and summer camps for kids ages 7 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 16.

Solar Stage Children’s Theatre
4950 Yonge St., box 115, The Madison Centre  Toronto  ON  M2N6K1
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.solarstage.on.ca/

[email protected]
416-368-8031  416-368-4715
3 to 10
Plays for kids aged 3 to 10 and their families. Music concerts, music theatre, birthday parties , school shows and summer theatre camps for ages 4 to 9. 

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
ONE FRONT STREET EAST  Toronto  ON  M5E1B2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.sonycentre.ca/

[email protected]
416-393-7463 
all ages
See a variety of performances from Max and Ruby to Elvis Costello, Alicia Keys, the Russian Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ensemble etc. Under 30 club gets tickets for them and a guest for 15 dollars each. Art gallery on site. 

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front St. East  Toronto  ON  M5E1B2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.sonycentre.ca/

[email protected]
855-872-7669 
all ages
Performances like Max and Ruby, singers, musicians, bands etc. 

Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  Sept.10-19  ON  -
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http://tiff.net/sprockets

416-599-8433  1-888-599-8433
3 amd up
Sprockets includes 2 public weekends for ages 3 and up and two weeks of school programs. There are programme guides for elementary and high school students. There are a selection of films and short films on diverse subjects in a variety of genres and styles. Running April 5 – 17, 2011.

Stratford Symphony Orchestra
Multiple locations – see website map  Stratford  ON  N5A6W4
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.stratfordsymphonyorchestra.ca/

519-271-0990 
all ages
June 18, 2011 attend A Classic Weekend and finish off the season July 9th with Baroque and Beyond. See website for concert series information and venues. 

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Box 14  Toronto  ON  M5S1X7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tafelmusik.org/

[email protected]
416-964-9562 
all ages
Special offers for people 30 and under including pay-what-you-can Fridays. Some performances at Massey Hall and Koerner Hall. Educational programs include free afternoon concerts for student audiences, downloadable preparatory materials for teachers and parents, musician visits to schools and a Juno Award-winning children’s recording. In-depth workshops, Baroque music adventure webgame and special ticket prices for teachers wishing to introduce their students to Tafelmusik concerts. Family concerts too.

TD Irie Music Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://iriemusicfestival.com/

[email protected]
905-799-1630 x 28 
all ages
The 10th annual festival held July 29th to August 1st, 2011 is a free family friendly celebration of music at Queen’s Park and Yonge-Dundas Square. Music from reggae to salsa, soul to African. Dance from the African Diaspora. Also a visual arts exhibition, spoken word/literature, film screenings, food and drinks. There’ll be a children’s area for face painting, colouring contests with prizes, giveaways and TD Mural Wall. 

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontojazz.com/

[email protected]
416-928-2033 
all ages
June 24th to July 3rd, 2011. This annual, 10-day festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals! Over 350 performances with more than 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto. Metro Square, in the hear of the Entertainment District seats 1,200 at the fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public. See some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world! 

Theatre Scarborough
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road  Scarborough  ON  M1M1R9
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.theatrescarborough.com/

[email protected]
416-439-1104 

Auditions June 1,2,,5, 2011 for Josheph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – children’s chorus for ages 7 to 14 and adult roles too. Auditions and job postings throughout the year. Many plays and music theatre performances throughout the year.

Toronto Buildings
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_building.htm

[email protected]
416-392-2489 
all ages
Trinity Square, Eaton Centre, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, BCE Place, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Convocation Hall, Pearson International Airport, Chum Building, Canon Theatre, Bata Shoe Museum, Massey Hall, Old City Hall, Metro Hall, Scarborough, East York, North York and York Civic Centres, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto City Hall, Rogers Centre, Roy Thompson Hall, Direct Energy Centre, Ontario College of Arts and Design, CN Tower, Ontario Place, Hockey Hall of Fame, Sony Centre, Royal Alex Theatre etc. see website for pictures and info. 

Toronto City Roots Festival
Distillery District  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontocityroots.com/

[email protected]
 

Annual free music festival with folk artists presenting songs of protest, conscience and hope. (On hiatus in 2011.) Memberships available (15. for students) to support and attend their year-round concert series. 

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
Toronto’s Centre Island  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontodragonboat.com/

[email protected]
416-595-0313 
all ages
June 25th to 26th, 2011, sponsored by President’s Choice. See 180 to 200 teams from across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia with over 5,000 athletes. New to the festivities is the Pan Am Village where booths with cultural artifacts, displays and food from the Latin American and Caribbean backgrounds will be set up. Hear their music on the main stage throughout the 2-day event. 

Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W.  Toronto  ON  M5V3X5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://tiff.net/

[email protected]
416-599-8433  1-888-599-8433
all ages
Sept. 8 – 18, 2011. Dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. The film festival has grown to offer programming year-round and its permanent home opened in October, 2010, is the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. There are school programs for elementary, secondary and post secondary students such as Tim Burton and Mary Pickford exhibits and of course, the Sprockets Film Festival. 

Toronto Italian Film Festival
Multiple locations – see website.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.italianfilmfest.com/

[email protected]
416-657-0100 

The festival of Italian world cinema comes annually to welcome everyone to an excellent line-up of dramas, comedies, documentaries and short films by both new and established artists. Many question and answer sessions with producers. Lots of parties. All tickets are $10.

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
    ON  -
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http://www.tso.ca/ 

[email protected]
416-593-7769 x 373 
all ages
Both the Young People’s Concert series and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra offer opportunities for musical development beyond school hours. There are also many programs for schools to choose from including the Adopt-a-Player programme. Auditions, open call, competitions too. 

Waterfront Blues -Free Admission
1798 Queen St. E.  Toronto  ON  M4L1G8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.waterfrontblues.ca/

[email protected]
416-698-2152  416-423-3224
all ages
June 3rd to 5th, 2011.  Many blues performers at Woodbine Park. Free admission. Waterfront Blues After Party, great food, contest, children’s amusement area and more. 

West End Studio Theatre
1109 North Service Road East  Oakville  ON  L6H1A6
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region
www.the-west.ca 
[email protected]
905-845-9378 
3 and up
Ages 3 to adult. March break, half day and full day summer camps, seasonal sessions. 
Wonderful World of Circus
2600 John Street, Unit 115  Thornhill  ON  L3R3W3
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.wonderfulworldofcircus.com/

[email protected]
905-479-2411  1-905-479-2411

March, winter, Halloween, spring, gymnastics, circus arts classes, acrobats, trampoline, dance, fitness, moms and tots, kindergym. 

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Multiple locations – see website  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com/

[email protected]
 
all ages
May 31st to June 5th, 2011. See the world’s best short films throughout the city at cinemas and interesting places, like the Royal Ontario Museum and CN Tower! A variety of festival passes and prices. See website programs for film descriptions and length. Participate in the Screenplay Giveaway. Short Scripts Win Big Prizes like filmmaking package worth over 70,000 dollars! See Resource Centre for submission details and help.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building 49  Toronto   ON  M5A3C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.youngcentre.ca/

[email protected]
416-866-8666  416-504-1666
all ages
Home of Soulpepper’s year-round classical repertory and George Brown College’s Theatre School. Resident artists have it bursting at the seams with music, theatre, dance and the spoken word. Situated in the Distillery District.