Things To Do In Toronto

Up to 54% Off Yacht Cruise

Yankee Lady Yacht Charters

Downtown Toronto

C$64.98 C$30

Luxury yachts host brunch and lunch cruises with a buffet, cash bar, and DJ

Up to 50% Off Improv at The Cage 292

The Cage 292

Toronto

C$20 C$10

Audience suggestions, and sometimes audience volunteers, help improv performers construct short-form scenes and games

Up to 56% Off Jamaican-Dance Workshop & DVDs

In The Dance Fitness

O.I.P. Dance Centre

C$40 C$20

Dancer and model Yendi Philllipps instructs trendy Jamaican dance moves to music at one-day-only workshop; includes signed a DVD

Canada's Bridal Show – 50% Off Admission

Canada's Bridal Show

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

C$40 C$20

One-stop nuptial networking event unites newly engaged couples with bakers, caterers, and wedding planners

Up to 70% Off Stand-Up-Paddleboard Class

PSP SUP Specialists

Multiple Locations

C$100.57 C$39.99

Instructor certified by World Paddle Association organizes classes of up to eight and meets them at select locations for tailored lessons

Up to 51% Off Cruise from Jubilee Queen

Jubilee Queen

Downtown Toronto

C$54.95 C$29

Guests enjoy a buffet-style lunch or a three-course plated dinner while sailing on a luxury riverboat showcasing a live DJ and harbour views

54% Off Pioneer Cruises Toronto Boat Charters

Pioneer Cruises Toronto Boat Charters

Downtown Toronto

C$62.50 C$29

Afternoon and evening cruises sail over the lake as passengers enjoy food and tunes from a DJ

Up to 48% Off Two-Hour Sail

Tall Ship Cruises Toronto

Toronto

C$27.06 C$14

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Restored 1930s schooner affords views of skyline and Toronto Islands as well as opportunities to raise sails

"The Importance of Being Earnest" – Up to 52% Off

"The Importance of Being Earnest"

Guild Gardens

C$58.70 C$28

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First performed in 1895, comical farce has since returned to stage, been adapted into opera and radio play, and made it onto silver screen

Yanni – Up to 55% Off Adult Contemporary Concert

Yanni

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

C$66.50 C$29.99

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Globally famous composer and pianist performs classic favorites and new album tracks backed by a full orchestra

Up to 51% Off Symphony in the Gardens

Symphony in the Gardens

Casa Loma

C$50 C$25

The Toronto Concert Orchestra performs symphonies, jazz standards, and cabaret tunes in the expansive gardens of Casa Loma

Up to 51% Off Paddleboard Lessons

Toronto Island SUP

Wards Island Beach

C$80 C$48

Learn basic paddleboarding techniques from experienced instructors who hold fitness degrees and first-aid certifications

Up to 43% Off Dinner Cruise or Day Sail

Nautical Adventures

Toronto

C$86.36 C$49

Cruise passengers enjoy music and scenery along with a dinner buffet; on Canaday Day, the boat sails across Toronto Harbour for two hours

Canada Wolverines – 64% Off Rugby Match

Canada Rugby League

Lamport Stadium

C$37 C$15

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Canada's national rugby team kicks off the season with home matches against the U.S., England, and Jamaica

Up to 85% Off Outdoor Boot Camp Classes

Urban Core

Multiple Locations

C$189 C$29

The boot camp's outdoor circuit training incorporates props from picnic tables to hills

62% Off Bowling Outing for Up to Six

Planet Bowl

Eringate

C$79.81 C$30

48 computerized lanes in a spacious facility with an onsite café and bar; official bowling venue of the 2015 Pan American Games

Up to 39% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theatre

Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre

Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre

C$190 C$118

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While dining on three-course dinners, guests sift through clues to determine which notorious '20s figure committed a murder

Comedy Bar – Up to 50% Off Improv

Comedy Bar

Comedy Bar

C$40 C$20

Main stage and cabaret space host standup, sketch, and improv shows throughout the week

52% Off a 90-Minute Boat Cruise

The Island Princess

Toronto

C$27 C$13

Guests board the yacht at 11 a.m. for a scenic tour of the Toronto Islands

68% Off at Mitra Yoga

Mitra Yoga

Scarborough City Centre

C$155 C$49

Variety of hot or reduced-heat therapeutic and Hatha-flow classes in an eco-friendly studio with a bamboo floor

Up to 47% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Osha Paddle Boarding & Yoga

Budapest Park (Sunnyside Beach)

C$49 C$29

Instructors teach the essential skills for stand-up paddleboarding and lead scenic tours or yoga classes on the Humber River waters

Up to 51% Off Harbour Tour from Mariposa Cruises

Mariposa Cruises

Downtown Toronto

C$22.60 C$11

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View Toronto's skyline and cruise its Island lagoons from the comfort of a Mariposa boat; features indoor and outdoor space and a cash bar

Up to 50% Off at Textile Museum of Canada

Textile Museum of Canada

Downtown Toronto

C$15 C$8

Massive collection of textiles and related artifacts includes ancient Egyptian garments to 20th-century war rugs

59% Off from Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto

C$70 C$29

Cruises offer views of Toronto's skyline, islands, lagoons, and beaches, as guests dine and sip on drinks from the cash bar

55% Off Paddleboard Lesson and Rentals

Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

Toronto Downtown Waterfront

C$220.35 C$100

Learn basics of stand-up paddleboarding during a 90-minute lesson taught by certified instructors

Up to 47% Off Harbour and Island Boat Tour

Ste Marie 1 Cruise Lines

Harbourfront Centre

C$15 C$8

Aboard a two-level cruise boat, tour Toronto Harbour and islands adjacent to the city as a narrator describes points of interest

50% Off a Cooking Class with The Spice Lady

The Spice Lady

Toronto

C$130 C$65

Global cuisine for three-hour group cooking classes include French, Thai, Spanish Tapas, Skinny Gourmet, and more

Up to 50% Off at ICAR Toronto

ICAR Toronto

Multiple Locations

C$249 C$129

Experience includes 20-minute course, two discovery laps as a co-pilot, two laps behind the wheel, and a certificate of completion

Up to 50% Off Abracadabaret Magic Show

Abracadabaret Presents Magic@theCage

The Crimson Lounge at The Cage 292

C$40 C$20

Card tricks, mind reading, and old-fashioned illusions

55% Off Girls Nite Out Boat Cruise 55%

Girls Nite Out

Downtown Toronto

C$65 C$29

DJs spin Top 40 tunes and take requests while Chippendale-style hosts raffle off prizes on the cruise, with cocktails and pizza included

Half Off a Standup Paddleboarding Lesson and Rental at Sunnyside Beach

Toronto Adventures

King's Mill Park

C$49.95 C$25

Instructors give a half hour lesson coupled with fun skill testing games before visitors embark on a brief paddle down Sunnyside Beach

Up to 73% Off Bowling for 6 or 12 at Bowlerama West

Bowlerama West

Etobicoke

C$100.54 C$30

A nachos platter and jug of pop fuel groups of 6 or 12 through two hours of bowling

51% Off Supreme Birthday Party Package

BizzyBee Playcentre

The Beach Mall

C$365 C$179.99

For two hours kids get full, private access to the playcentre, enjoying pizzas, snacks, and a custom cake along with face paint and crafts

Up to 51% Off Symphony in the Gardens

Symphony in the Gardens

Casa Loma

C$50 C$25

The Toronto Concert Orchestra performs symphonies, jazz standards, and cabaret tunes in the expansive gardens of Casa Loma

Up to 54% Off Introductory Sailing Course

National One Design Sailing Academy

Multiple Locations

C$198 C$99

Students climb aboard at Flying Tiger 7.5 sailboat for an introduction from one of eight experienced instructors

Up to 73% Off at Bikram Yoga Centre

Bikram Yoga Centre

Downtown Toronto

C$165 C$49

Certified teachers lead students through 26 postures during 60- or 90-minute classes in a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

Up to 70% Off North York Astros Soccer

North York Astros

Esther Shiner Stadium

C$40 C$12

Celebrating their 24th season, the Astros charge onto the pitch all summer behind a roster packed with young and promising talent

50% Off Power Boat Rental

Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating

Toronto

C$178.54 C$89

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Included fuel lets explorers fully tour Toronto's waterfront and islands, including the Inner Harbor, in a boat that seats five adults

50% Off Intro to Sailing Adventure

Gone Sailing Adventures

Spadina Wave Deck

C$110 C$55

Nautical thrill seekers explore the wind and waters surrounding the Toronto Islands on an interactive voyage

Up to 77% Off Intro to Photography Class

Mango Studios

Riverdale

C$499 C$120

Intended for beginner DSLR owners, Intro to Photography classes demystify the basics of using the manual settings of these digital cameras

Up to 55% Play Passes at Kids Fun Town

Kids Fun Town

Toronto

C$20 C$10

Kids 6 and under romp through bouncy castles, create art projects, and build social skills, all under the watchful eye of adult staffers

Up to 55% Off Movies and Popcorn at Revue Cinema

Revue Cinema

Roncesvalles Village

C$32 C$15

Non-profit theatre screens blockbuster films, cult classics, and silent films with piano accompaniment; organic juices and vintage soda

Up to 50% Off at Mosaic Beach Studio

Mosaic Beach Studio

Toronto

C$150 C$75

Over the course of four sessions, students arrange colorful pieces of glass into one-of-a-kind, usable items

Up to 54% Off Kids' Playtime or Camp at Kidnetix

Kidnetix

Kidnetix Yorkdale

C$130 C$65

Children play in two indoor playgrounds and arcades; week of camp includes Zumba, baseball, soccer, and yoga

C$11 for Boat Tour from Toronto Harbour Tours

Toronto Harbour Tours

Downtown Toronto

C$28.20 C$11

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The one-hour tour cruises the harbourfront and stops at islands as guests snap photos of scenic vistas while listening to crew's narration

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Curves – 81% Off Membership

Curves

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$29

Women-only gym schedules 30-minute circuit-training sessions that employ cardio, toning, and Zumba exercises

Up to 54% Off Nightclub Entry and Drinks

Gravity Soundbar

Toronto

$54 $27

The DJs spin everything from hip-hop and house music to Top 40 and EDM and '90s hits in 3 different rooms with 3 different sounds

Up to 80% Off at Chopra Yoga Center Toronto

Chopra Yoga Center Toronto

Downtown Toronto

C$400 C$79

Instructors inspire unity of body and breath through power vinyasa classes, barre yoga, and restorative candlelight sessions

Up to 57% Off Painting Classes

Art Factory

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$19

Individuals receive supplies and step-by-step instructions to create their own works of art during social painting sessions

Up to 45% Off Social Painting Workshop and Drinks

Paintlounge

Multiple Locations

C$44.50 C$25

Art studio & café offers painters of all skills the tools, materials & guidance to create a canvas painting while unwinding with beverages

Up to 77% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Badass Button Training

Toronto

C$180 C$79

Competitive boxer Lita Mae “Badass” Button helps men and women optimize their fitness levels health through custom workouts

68% Off Boat Rental

Exotic Lifestyle

Toronto

C$2,000 C$650

Explore the open water for four hours on a boat from a company that specializes in yachts and exotic cars

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 60% Off Toronto Chocolate Tour

Great Food Tours

Toronto

C$50 C$25

Two-hour tours whisk participants through the Toronto Fashion District and provide them with six tastings

55% Off Chocolate Making at Local Toronto Bars

Chocolate Tales

Multiple Locations

C$65 C$29

Students nibble sweets, learn to pair chocolate with alcohol, make artistic truffles, and enjoy drink specials

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp or Mom-&-Baby Classes

Fitness 4 You

Scarborough City Centre

C$119 C$49

Founder Pat Nettos is a former fitness competitor with more than 10 years of experience in the industry

Up to 85% Off at Bikram Yoga Forest Hill

Bikram Yoga Forest Hill

Humewood - Cedarvale

C$165 C$29

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Instructors lead Bikram yoga classes, keeping the room at 40 degrees Celsius

Up to 86% Off Group Training Classes at Fly Girl Fitness

Fly Girl Fitness

Woodbine Corridor

C$249 C$39

Express metabolic workouts lead men and women through 45 minutes of body-weight exercises and resistance-band and TRX training

82% Off at Bikram Yoga Beaches

Bikram Yoga Beaches

The Beaches

C$159 C$29

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Students of all skill levels cycle through 26 postures as temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit increase flexibility and blood flow

Up to 71% Off Classes at DanceLife Studio

DanceLife Studio

Downtown Toronto

C$75 C$29

Dance instructors impart the techniques of dance styles such as salsa and Argentine tango in 45- to 60-minute group lessons

Up to 76% Off Group Boxing and Fitness Classes

Daniel Nisker Personal Training

Lawrence Heights

C$100 C$25

Certified personal trainer Daniel Nisker whips customers into shape with his boxing and conditioning classes

Up to 61% Off MMA Classes at REAL MMA and Fitness

REAL MMA & Fitness

York University Heights

C$75 C$35

Champion instructors at state-of-the-art facility motivate students in a range of MMA classes, including taeknowdo, judo, and jiu-jitsu

Up to 61% Off at Flirty Girl Fitness

Flirty Girl Fitness

Flirty Girl Fitness

C$50.85 C$25

Sensual movements tone bodies during empowering striptease, pole-dancing, and burlesque classes held in a strictly female environment

The Wine Butler – 57% Off Wine Making

Wine Butler

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$39

Staffers work with customers over two scheduled visits to ferment, bottle, and cork 14 bottles of craft wine

69% Off at PRO Martial Arts

PRO Martial Arts

Toronto Beaches

C$126 C$39

Instructors teach techniques from tang soo do, tae kwon do, and hapkido, while also instilling self-confidence and a passion for fitness

Up to 78% Off Yoga Classes

Urban Nirvana

Rosedale

C$145 C$35

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Choose from yoga classes that include Vinyasa, Yin, and Vin-Yin methods

Up to 84% Off Irish Dance Classes

Devoy Academy of Irish Dance.

Toronto

C$100 C$19

Irish dance lessons for children cover a mix of traditional and contemporary dances using hard and soft shoes

Up to 82% Off at Serendipity Yoga & Pilates

Serendipity Yoga & Pilates

Leaside

C$170 C$30

Up to eight students of all skill levels increase flexibility in yoga classes and tone cores in Pilates and Reformer classes

Half Off Winemaking at Sheppard Wine Works

Sheppard Wine Works

Willowdale

C$159 C$79

Select a wine to make, from chardonnay to sangria, before staffers ferment & help bottle up to 23 litres of wine to receive 4–6 weeks later

Up to 51% Off Sewing Class

The Make Den

Multiple Locations

C$160 C$79

Learn sewing basics, such as installing a zipper and hemming; create a tote in a more advanced class; or make moccasins from deer leather

Up to 68% Off at AfroLatino Dance Company

AfroLatino Dance Company

The Annex

C$125 C$43

Seasoned dancers with professional training teach you how to shimmy and shake with Latin dance styles including salsa, bachata, or kizomba

Up to 51% Off at Go SUP Yourself

Go SUP Yourself

Beaches Park

C$40 C$20

Guests explore the shoreline atop stand up paddleboards, or practice yoga on the open water for a doubly serene experience

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Southside Muay Thai

Toronto

C$100 C$25

Gym with 20+ professional and amateur muay Thai champions offers kickboxing classes to improve self-defense skills, strength, and confidence

Up to 84% Off Yoga or Pilates

Cardio-Go Toronto

Multiple Locations

C$90 C$18

Yoga and Pilates classes help students improve their balance, strengthen muscles, and improve flexibility

55% Off Services

YourFit

Silverthorn

C$220 C$99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off at Whole Tone Guitar Studio

Whole Tone Guitar Studio

Riverdale

C$100 C$50

Individuals or groups of three to five learn chords and techniques for the guitar during two-hour courses

Up to 85% Off Classes at Paul Brown Boxfit

Paul Brown Boxfit

Toronto

C$125 C$20

Instructors with a wealth of knowledge break down basic skills for boxing and Muay Thai in an accessible, non-intimidating way

Up to 64% Off Boot Camp at Leveled Fitness

Leveled Fitness

Thomson Memorial Park

C$125 C$59

Two-hour boot-camp sessions led by experienced instructors help campers get toned and healthy

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Canadian financier, industrialist, and business visionary Sir Henry Pellatt modeled the Casa Loma castle on the style of art and architecture he came to admire when touring similar castles throughout Europe. Today, the structure endures mainly as a testament to the culture and lifestyle of the Toronto elite during early 20th Century. Visitors can tour the grounds on their own or with a group while learning about the family, the Edwardian heritage, and—most importantly—the architecture and history of the landmark castle atop the hill.


The History of Casa Loma

  • 1859: Henry Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario

  • 1882–1902: Pellatt became a millionaire by investing in various mining, insurance, land, and electricity prospects

  • 1905: Pellatt was knighted for his military service by the Queen's Own Rifles

  • 1911: Working with Canadian architect E.J. Lennox, Pellatt helped design his dream home—a Medieval-inspired castle

  • 1914–1924: Economic hardships eventually forced Sir Henry and Lady Mary Pellatt to sell Casa Loma

  • 2014: After failed attempts to transform the residence into a hotel, a school, a museum, and an art gallery over the years, Liberty Entertainment Group chose to preserve the historic structure


The Sights of Casa Loma

Self-guided tours of Casa Loma and the surrounding area are available throughout the year. Here are some highlights worth seeing:

  • Great hall on the main floor: This room serves as a focal point within the castle, complete with 60-foot ceilings and sculpted figures adorning the pillars.

  • Sir Henry Pellatt's master suite on the second floor: Mahogany and walnut walls keep with the home's luxuriant spirit. This room also features a hidden compartment beside the fireplace where Sir Henry Pellatt would conceal secret documents.

  • Carriage House and Stables: Connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto’s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s.

  • Estate gardens: The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers, ferns, rhododendrons, and decorative grasses.


The Pellatt Newsreel

To deliver more insight into the Pellatt family's optimistic construction and tragic loss of Casa Loma, the castle screens a 22-minute docudrama on the rise and fall of the estate. Narrated by Colin Mochrie, this docudrama adopts the tone of a 1939 newsreel as it tracks Sir Henry's resounding business successes, followed by his gradual financial undoing.

1 Austin Terrace
Toronto,
ON
CA

Toronto Dance Salsa's roster of instructors and more than 70 dance volunteers spin, twirl, and dip more than 5,000 students each year, from both its 1,600-square-foot main studio atop the North York Civic Centre subway and three other area locations. During lessons, instructors concentrate on teaching pairs and singles leading-following skills, as well as basic body movement and styling. While all instructors have their speciality, they all share a passion for dance that kicked-started their careers, and—for many of them—led to performing as well as teaching. An even male-female ratio is emphasized during classes, with experienced volunteers able to jump in and exude a level of comfort and knowledge usually reserved for sweatsuit-clad professors.

To complement the artistic side of the studio, Toronto Dance Salsa also features a full roster of strengthening, conditioning, calorie-burning fitness classes. With a flexible schedule that includes morning, lunchtime, and evening classes, the DayFit program grants students of any schedule with energizing workouts. Power yoga and hatha yoga classes boost flexibility while centering the mind, and Core Fusion melds the ancient art of yoga with the core benefits of Pilates. True to its dance roots, the studio also offers Zumba, a Latin-dance infused class designed to burn calories through invigorating music.

5095 Yonge St
Toronto,
ON
CA

In 2004, Warren Lee was a high-school teacher by day and a muay thai kick-boxing private trainer on the side. But demand for his private lessons grew, and eventually the one-man business blossomed into a full-time combat fitness business. Today, Lee runs Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy at three locations, all of which provide friendly atmospheres for students to work up a sweat, shed stress, and learn self-defense. The staff credits its unintimidating and professional attitude with helping to draw an almost even split of male and female students—a rarity in martial-arts gyms.

All three locations feature pristine facilities and include men's and women's changing rooms and individual showers, as well as a boxing ring, grappling mats, thai pads, heavy bags, and an assortment of training equipment. The staff of committed instructors includes Ajahn Amnat Yodkwain, a former professional fighter and muay thai master who has trained in Thailand's combative arts since the age of 7. All of the academy's instructors possess CPR and first-aid certification and participate regularly in professional development. In order to join the team, they must also pass a series of rigorous tests designed to challenge their skills in muay thai, general fitness, and kicking cookie jars off the top shelf.

610 Queen St W
Toronto,
ON
CA

The Kajama's white masts billow in the wind as its sharp prow cleaves the waters of Lake Ontario. The three-masted, gaff-rigged 164-foot schooner casts the same striking silhouette as it did 80 years ago during its first incarnation as a trade ship that sailed from Spain to Norway. Today, Great Lakes Schooner Company has restored the German-built schooner to its maiden-voyage splendour. Though they've preserved the boat's 1930s charm, they also retrofitted the Kajama for its daily tours with such amenities as a licensed bar and galley where cooks bring selections from their menu of pub fare to life.

Though it serves as the crown jewel of the fleet, the Kajama is flanked by four other large and small ships. Panoramic lake views and a retractable top-deck roof characterize the Obsession III, whereas the Challenge boasts two LCD TVs and a full-service bar. Tall Ship Cruises Toronto rents out their fleet for corporate cruises, charter tours, weddings, and pirate-school reunions, all of which launch from the scenic downtown harbourfront.

249 Queen's Quay W
Toronto,
ON
CA

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

90 Bloor Street East
Toronto,
ON
CA

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

909 Lake Shore Blvd. W
Toronto,
ON
CA