Whether it’s wandering some of the world’s greatest museums, exploring cutting-edge galleries and traditional artisan houses, or watching the latest blockbuster at a film festival, we have our finger on the pulse of all the hottest cultural happenings.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one the of the largest art museums in North America, containing an impressive collection of 95,000 works; from classic masterpiece paintings to contemporary sculptures and photographs. Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, The AGO expanded its facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
Royal Ontario Museum
One of the largest museums in North America, the Royal Ontario Museum has 40 permanent galleries and more than 13 million objects and specimens in its collection, visitors can explore art, artifacts, and cultures from around the world. Featured subjects include dinosaurs, Ancient China, medieval Europe, art deco, ancient Egypt, textiles, India, and Pacific islanders.
The Distillery District
Founded in 1832, the Godderham & Worts Distillery started as a small windmill and grew into one of the largest distilleries in the British Empire. Now, it is a national historical site and hub for the city's arts and culture scene, serving as the home for artists, shops, and restaurants. Walk the cobblestone streets of this pedestrian-only space and see beautiful Victorian buildings, which speak to the history of Toronto and why The Distillery is one of the most filmed locations in the country.
This modular family and pet-friendly market space transforms a vacant city plot into a vibrant and impressive 100,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor complex. Operating 364 days a year, reclaimed and new shipping containers are used to create spaces for retail stores, food and beverage outlets, community and service experiences run by local and international vendors.