January 2017 Events in Toronto

Find out what’s happening in Toronto during the month of January 2017.

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship

The 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship will be hosted in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre from December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017.

Ticket information and event schedule can be found at hockeycanada.ca/tickets.

LOCATION: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2 (Get Directions)

DATE & TIME: December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM


2nd Annual Something Strange Circus Sideshow Festival

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, freaks and geeks for the second installment of the Something Strange Circus Sideshow Festival, the largest congress of freaks in Canadian history.We just finished year one, and it was a SOLD OUT night of incredible stunts, history and exhibits.

Live Freak show artists from across the continent and around the globe. Featuring performers from the USA, Canada, Europe and more. Human marvels, sword swallowers, pain proof people, mentalists and a full sideshow display of oddities and freaks.

This is a 19plus event



Experience a series of mouth-watering culinary events and indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value with the very popular Winterlicious. Try something new, trying something exotic, try something traditional or try it all!


DATE & TIME: January 27 to February 10, 2017


St. Lawrence Market + Old Town Food Tour

The Culinary Adventure Company presents its food tour of the historic St. Lawrence Market and the Old Town. In 2012, the St. Lawrence Market was named the best market in the world by the National Geographic. With butchers, fishmongers, bakeries, a vast array of cheese, wine, pasta, and much more, guests will partake in a selection of the market’s vendors as they learn, eat, and enjoy the flavours of Toronto’s best market. The meet-up point is the southwest corner of Front Street and Market Street in front of the LCBO.

TICKET PRICES: Adults: $69, Children (ages 8 – 15): $49; Cost include all food and drinks.

OPERATING HOURS: Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

TIME: 16 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 7 (Saturday) 11:59 pm

LOCATION: St. Lawrence Market, 92-95 Front St E

ORGANIZER: Culinary Adventures


Exhibition of Rare Masterpieces by Monet, van Gogh and Gauguin makes world debut at the AGO on October 22

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) presents the world debut of Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more, the first exhibition of its kind to consider the intersection of art, nature and mysticism that lies behind some of the most beloved works of Western art. Presented in partnership with the renowned Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes is ground breaking in its breadth, inviting visitors to accompany 36 artists from 15 countries—including Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch, James McNeill Whistler and Georgia O’Keeffe—on their spiritual journeys through nature. To celebrate its arrival in Toronto, the Gallery is offering an exciting line-up of fall programming, including talks, menus and trips through the stars, perfect for exploring these masterpieces from a variety of perspectives. Tickets for these exhibition-inspired courses and talks are on sale now at www.ago.net.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at tickets.ago.net, in person and over the phone at 416-979-6648. Tickets are $16.50 for youth ages 17 and under, $21.50 for seniors and $25 for adults. Admission is free for children under 5 and AGO members.


Syria: A Living History

The Aga Khan Museum will open its exhibition Syria: A Living History on October 15, 2016. The exhibition brings together over 5,000 years of art highlighting the contributions that the diverse cultures within Syria — Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Ottoman, and Arab — have made to world heritage. The exhibition, which represents collaboration between seven international museums and private collections, will run through February 26, 2017. Many of these works of art are being exhibited together for the first time offering audiences a glimpse into the rich cultural traditions of both ancient and present-day Syria, thereby underscoring the dialogue between these traditions throughout the ages.

The historians and curators behind the exhibition include Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip, Curator, Aga Khan Museum; Professor Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, MIT; and Dr. Ross Burns, an architectural historian based in Sydney, Australia. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors, and $20 for adults.

For more information and to purchase tickets online visit agakhanmuseum.org.

MUSEUM HOURS: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm; Closed on Mondays; Open on Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm (FREE from 4 pm to 8 pm)


Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Magnificent Mozart

It’s Mozart in all his multi-faceted glory! This unforgettable program demonstrates his genius for composing everything from a spirited miniature for violin to a grand piano concerto performed by 14-year-old Canadian Leonid Nediak, and the most emotionally profound of all his symphonies. Tickets from $33-$100.50.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 [31']


Mozart: Rondo for Violin, K. 373 [5']

Mozart: Symphony No. 40, K. 550 [22']

LOCATION: Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON (Get Directions)

DATE & TIME: January 11, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM; January 12, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM