Arts & Cultural Experiences

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. 

Some things to do may not be available due to COVID-19.

Many tourism experiences require advance bookings or have restrictions in place due to COVID 19. It is important to check directly with the business operator before you travel. Get the most up-to-date information now.

A Quick Guide to Arts & 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.

Get Inspired

Find inspiration with stories all about arts and cultural experiences in Ontario.

Arts & 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? Click here 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.

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