At last, winter is finally waning and Torontonians can look forward to welcoming spring! What better way to celebrate the new season’s arrival than by adding a few exciting upcoming events to your calendar. The options gathered here are a mix of virtual, hybrid, and immersive—formats that are often just as creative as the events themselves! Read on to discover our list of Toronto events to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Illusionarium Magic Show
Escape the everyday with a good, transporting magic show. Jamie Allan’s Illusionarium runs until April 11 and promises live magicians, 3D projections, and life-size holograms. You’ll explore a labyrinthe of mysterious rooms and learn about the history of illusions. The event is held in the former Toronto Star printing press room, a cavernous space that allows you to become fully absorbed in the enchanting experience, all while being able to safely practice physical distancing.
C-O-N-T-A-C-T Immersive Live Outdoor Theatre Experience
And now for something completely different: theatre on the go! The C-O-N-T-A-C-T Immersive Live Outdoor Theatre Experience is on until April 18. Each show is 50 minutes long and involves audience members using an app, their smartphones, and headphones to follow the performers along the streets of downtown Toronto. The cast does not actually speak—audio is synced with the action and played through a mobile app, which lets the audience feel as if they are reading the actors’ minds and hearing their inner thoughts. The show is offered at two locations: Yonge-Dundas Square and College Park, and is available in nine different languages in 3D sound.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition
Back for another run, catch the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition now until April 25. This amazing exhibit includes massive projections of the artist’s most famous works, which you can drive through starting March 10, or walk through beginning March 24. Feel like you are actually inside one of Van Gogh’s paintings and see the brushstrokes, detail, and colours like never before. They have even introduced Barre Flow and Yoga classes in this impressive space, which would certainly make for a one-of-a-kind experience.
2021 Hot Docs Festival
If you’re a documentary-lover and want to keep up with the latest releases, you can’t afford to miss the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, on from April 29 to May 9. This hybrid event will offer audiences online streaming as well as live screenings and events, in accordance with public health guidelines. Ticket packages come in three sizes: 5-pack, 12-pack, and the Unlimited Festival Pass. If you’re interested, book your tickets soon; it’ll get you coveted early booking access. Expect this year’s lineup of films to be announced shortly.
Canadian Music Week Conference
Music lovers, performers, industry insiders, and hopefuls alike can get their fill May 18-21, when the Canadian Music Week conference will stream an impressive array of offerings. There will be keynotes, speakers, panels, workshops, master classes, and receptions all happening online. This 4-day music summit will also include musical performances in every genre and multiple awards ceremonies. Register for free to stream the festival or sign up and purchase a pass to participate in the music, tech, and business conference itself.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of Toronto events to look forward to this spring. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Medallion blog for more great ideas on how to enjoy the city.