Toronto is known as one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. This major metropolis has a packed calendar of events throughout the year – so there’s always something fun to do. Whether you’re into art, music, dance, food or anything else, you’ll find plenty of entertainment in Toronto to enjoy.
From art gallery exhibitions to live music and much more, here are some of the entertaining events you can look forward to in Toronto throughout 2020:
2020 Entertainment in Toronto
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Royal Ontario Museum
Until March 29, 2020
Breathtaking photos capture amazing creatures from every corner of the globe. This is the most prestigious and longest running nature photography competition in the world, and it returns to the ROM in downtown Toronto for the 7th year in a row.
Every photo tells an amazing story and showcases the incredible skill and expertise required to photograph such rare animals. From lions resting on the Savannah to the diversity of life on a coral reef, this exhibit evokes the beautiful and fragile natural world. Also, be sure to check out the other exhibits at the ROM while you are there – it’s a fantastic music!
Hit the Floor Dance Competition
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
April 17-19, 2020
Watch some of Canada’s best dancers hit the floor in this impressive dance competition. You’ll be impressed by the incredible choreography and the skill of their movement. The competition includes more than 9,000 dancers from 250 schools across Canada, competing in 9 different dance styles.
Watch as these talented performers compete for nearly $50,000 in prizes and scholarships. Created in 2010, this multi-city dance event has been around for almost a decade and it is one of the most noteworthy dance-related events in Toronto.
The Toronto Maple Leafs
The Air Canada Centre
Various Dates Until April
The impressive 13 time Stanley Cup winners, the Toronto Maple Leafs, play hockey at the Air Canada Centre throughout the season. You can watch them face off against other major teams, including the Calgary Flames, the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers. The games are incredibly popular and usually sell out quickly, but you can sometimes get a last minute ticket so that you can watch the action live.
If you don’t manage to get a seat for the game, you’ll be able to see it on the TV of nearly every sports bar in the city. After all, Torontonians take their hockey very seriously!
Yonge – Dundas Square
May 22-24, 2020
Celebrate one of the most iconic Canadian dishes ever! The glorious combination of thick-cut fries, squeaky cheese curds and rich brown gravy is the star at PoutineFest. The 2nd annual festival will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square and will feature vendors serving up every variation on poutine you can imagine.
Some of the city’s best poutine peddlers will be there, including Golden Fries, Le Smoking BBQ, Fat Les’ Chip Stand and True North Eats. There will also be live music to enjoy while you munch on your fries, from the likes of The Kuah Collective, Coco Brown, Cardboard Crowns and Mr. and Mrs. Sound. Therefore, this festival is a treat for your ears and your tastebuds.
Canadian Music Week
May 19-23rd, 2020
This music festival celebrates the fantastic and diverse range of talent originating from our home and native land. Performances take part in venues across Toronto, alongside a daytime conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The city will host more than a thousand bands at over 60 live music venues – so you’re sure to find a performance you’ll love.
Above all, it brings together more than 3,000 music industry professionals for the week’s events, which include award shows and conferences. In the evenings, performers put on shows at venues throughout the city. Some of the artists featured in the past included Alice Glass, Dani Robert and Hungry Lake.
March 20 to 22, 2020
Celebrate pop culture at this huge convention of fans of sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime and video games. This three day event will be packed with exciting panel discussions, celebrity appearances, family-friendly activities and shopping.
Get an autograph from your favourite celebrity, find a t-shirt from that obscure anime you love and show off your cosplay costume. You’ll even get a chance to meet legendary comic book artists and creators. Whether you are a Whovian, a Trekkie or a Jedi, you’ll feel welcome here . In fact, you just might meet someone who shares your passion for your favourite fandom!
These are just a few of the many great events on the entertainment in Toronto calendar for this year. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
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