Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF 2021 returns this year from September 9–18 for in-person and digital festival events featuring exciting films, special events, talks, tributes, and interactive experiences.
The 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival features 10 days of exceptional international and Canadian cinema with close to 200 films in its Official Selection, unparalleled events featuring acclaimed industry guests, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. Recognized as the world’s largest public film festival, TIFF is bringing the theatrical experience back to life and continues its reputation as both a leader in amplifying under-represented cinematic voices and a bellwether for programming award-winning films from around the globe.
Seeing the Invisible: Royal Botanical Gardens
Seeing the Invisible is an unprecedented augmented reality exhibition set to premiere at 12 gardens across six countries in September 2021.
The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at Royal Botanical Gardens in September 2021.
Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ firsts works in AR.
The first exhibition of its kind to be developed in collaboration between botanical gardens and arts institutions from around the world, Seeing the Invisible is initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Wake the Giant Music Festival
Wake the Giant Music Festival is back! The world-class event that celebrates inclusivity and Indigenous culture will make a loud return to the stage in Thunder Bay on Saturday, September 18th. The-lineup is stacked with artists from all genres, promising a parade of hits, including headliners Jessie Reyez, Third Eye Blind and Loud Luxury, joined by William Prince, iskwē, DJ Shub, Northern Cree, Nick Sherman, and Jingle Dress Dancers.
The Festival will also include celebrity appearances, a live art installation, cultural performances, and an Indigenous Craft Market.
Wake the Giant is a cultural awareness project in Thunder Bay aimed at building understanding and showing Indigenous people that they are valued members of the Thunder Bay community. The music festival is a celebration of all cultures with a specific focus on Indigenous people and promoting Indigenous musicians.
Events On This Fall
This fall promises to be full of fantastic events throughout the province that feature artists connecting with audiences virtually and in person. There is lots to rediscover in Ontario and we are thrilled to support a number of festivals, theatre seasons and other events!
- Bollywood Monster Mashup: One of the largest South East Asian festivals is going virtual this year! Check out their just released schedule.
- Beaches Jazz Fest East York Jamfest: Great music and late summer vibes are on for this virtual jazz festival!
- Fall for Dance North 2021: The 2021 festival offers a hybrid mix of in-person performances and original digital content for our Toronto and global audience. Tickets are on sale now!
- Festival Franco-Ontarien 2021: Virtual and in-person events this September in the centre of Ottawa.
- Cultivate Festival 2021: Live music, local food and fun for the whole family in beautiful Port Hope.
- 2021 Vintage Film Festival: Vintage Film Festival is back for 2021, for three amazing days, with twelve terrific films all “based on a true story”.