Arts and culture

Ontario is home to artists, creators, crafters and world famous musicians. 

The birthplace of current mega stars like Drake, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, our creative spirit knows no bounds. From full-scale orchestra symphonies, world-renowned galleries and international film festivals to a burgeoning music and arts scene with intimate indie shows and one-of-kind boutique studios, explore our passion for performing and visual arts.

Celebrate Ontario’s greatest asset, our natural and cultural diversity, at a festival, heritage site, museum, gallery or theatre. 

Quick guide to arts and cultural experiences in Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open is an annual province-wide event hosted by the Ontario Heritage Trust between April and October that invites you to discover some of Ontario’s most fascinating heritage and cultural sites and buildings that are usually closed to the public.

Find out what’s on

There’s a lot to celebrate in Ontario. Use the handy Festivals and Events Ontario guide to find out what’s happening both virtually and in person.

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Arts and cultural highlights

Know before you go

Call ahead

Be sure to call ahead and ensure everything on your wish list is open. Book ahead as many attractions, museums, galleries and experiences require reservations.

Public health updates

Looking for public health updates for Ontario? Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.

Visiting Indigenous heritage sites

Numerous sacred Indigenous sites are located within Ontario. Appropriate respect and appreciation are essential as you visit spiritual and culturally significant places.

Last updated: March 20, 2023

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