Toronto Intl. Film Festival
Annual world-class public cinema celebration delivers 300-plus pics, red-carpet world preems and biz heat.
When: Sept. 8-18
Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival
Major global fest and toon industry confab presents more than 150 titles.
When: Sept. 21-25
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Internationally renowned event presents works by the Bard and music, literary and workshop sidebars.
When: April to November
North America’s second-largest rep theater company presents Shaw and his contemporaries.
When: April to October
Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Documentary Festival
North America’s premiere docu cinema showcase (200-plus pics), mart and confabs.
When: April 26-May 6
Stages and public spaces invaded with local, international multi-disciplinary arts events.
When: June 8-17
Canuck and global music, film and interactive innovators converge for public fest and confab.
When: June 11-17
Three-day, five-stage, island-set celebration of music & spoken word dubbed Canada’s best kept secret.
Toronto Fringe Festival
Artist-driven launchpad presents 140+ new (lottery-selected) shows in 25 venues and kids sidebar.
When: late June, early JulyWhen: late June, early July