Detail of Jenny Stead’s piece Reflection

SPARK Disability Art Festival

One of Canada’s largest and longest running visual arts festivals for artists with disabilities, SPARK Disability Art Festival celebrates creative self-expression by artists pan-disability with 85 pieces of juried art.

A photo of Stephen Groo and Jack Black on set


Celebrating real life that’s worth watching, this festival has curated 13 international feature films in a variety of genres, subjects, and documentary styles. Don’t miss the sixth annual edition of CUFF.Docs.

Poster for the 2018 GIRAF Animation Festival

GIRAF Animation Festival

Join Quickdraw Animation Society for its annual festival showcasing the best of independent animation from around the globe. The week includes an incredible shorts lineup, a retrospective, and more.

A banner image for Femme Wave 2018

Femme Wave

With the goal of creating an integrated, encouraging arts scene with opportunities for women and non-binary artists, Femme Wave returns with nearly 30 musical acts and a stellar selection of visual arts, comedy, and film.

TONTO co-creator Malcolm Cecil demostraits how the machine


After years of careful restoration, join the National Music Centre as it commissions one of the crown jewels of its music and technology collection, The Original New Timbral Orchestra (TONTO).

Poster for the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

A festival all about film with a social edge, the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival returns for its 13th year with a lineup of free socially conscious documentary screenings and post-show discussions.

A poster for Diwali Dhamaaka

Diwali Dhamaaka

Diwali, the East Indian festival of lights, signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Join Sparq Productions for this open and welcoming event.

Poster for the 2018 Canadian Jazz Festival

Canadian Jazz Festival

Back with its Canadian focused fall festival, join JazzYYC for a lineup of exciting collaborations and all-ages events including a free jazz walk featuring local musicians. The festival even has a number of workshops to check out.

Heather Hockley models designs from Sage Paul in Inglewood

Otahpiaaki Fashion Week

With the theme of Pride and Protest, join over 30 fashion designers, artists, performers, and creatives to celebrate Indigenous beauty in all of its forms as a gesture of reconciliation. Otahpiaaki Fashion Week returns.