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Toronto Mycelial Network

April 1 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 am

Mushrooms can be a great distance apart, but are connected to the same invisible network. Mushrooms grow invisibly, connected to an unseen latticework just beneath the surface. Mushrooms grow on the old, process nature and signify times of change. So,…

Queer Online Dance Party

May 1 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

Club Quarantine A 🎀 queer 🎀 online dance party every 👏 day 👏 of 👏 the 👏 quarantine Sun-Fri 9 p.m.-12 a.m. EST Sat 6 p.m.-12 a.m. EST Zoom code: drops at start of party!! Join us on Instagram!

Life in the time of COVID-19: A Time Capsule

May 1 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

Life in the time of COVID-19 is different than anything we’ve ever experienced as a collective before. At the Department of Imaginary Affairs, we believe that the stories we tell ourselves about this moment will shape our individual and collective…

Art in the time of Coronavirus

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - July 31 @ 12:30 am

Come and join Artery's Facebook Group: "Art in the time of Coronavirus" This is a space to support the local artists and art among us, and to come together as a community. Most of us won't be gathering in person…

Find Your Sexy! Online Dance Classes

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - June 22 @ 8:00 pm

Spring is here, and 519's Find Ur Sexy! is back for its spring chapter. Though they can't meet in person yet, FREE classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. Mondays, May 4 - June 22, 2020 6:30 to 8 p.m.…

#MGH1000Masks Challenge – WE NEED 1000 MASKS EVERY WEEK!

May 13 @ 12:30 am - July 31 @ 12:30 pm

With the current pandemic there is a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). To keep our community healthy and safe, Michael Garron Hospital is issuing a challenge to all east end sewists to collectively make 1,000 masks a week.…

Launchpad Learning Online and Launchpad Virtual Wellness

May 14 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

During COVID-19 social distancing, Artscape Daniels Launchpad is moving online, offering free daily programming through Launchpad Learning Online and Launchpad Virtual Wellness. Launchpad Learning Online offers three types of programs, including Conversations (artist talks and panels), Co-Lab (skill building sessions)…

Free Online Calligraphy Courses

May 14 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Happy Ever Crafter for free online calligraphy courses on YouTube! Check the link below for courses.

Virtual Dance Classes

May 14 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am

We are bringing the studio to you! At City Dance Corps, we want to spread the love of dance and provide a space that is encouraging, professional, and for everyone: no matter where you come from or how much dance…

Toronto Public Library from Home

May 14 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 pm

Explore and enjoy countless online options & activities with the Toronto Public Library. Since library branches are closed, and we're all staying home as much as we can, we want to make sure that you're stocked up with things to…

Hot Docs at Home

May 14 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 pm

To help make these next few weeks speed by, we’re rounding up films and podcasts that make us feel connected and reassured, and remind us of all the wonderful and enriching parts of the human experience that will endure. We…

#MuseumWithoutWalls – AGA Khan Museum

May 14 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy the splendour of the Aga Khan Museum — without having to leave your front door. Visit out website for further details.

MOCA Online Archives

May 14 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

MOCA Online Archives MOCA’s Online Archives is where you will find interviews with artists, talks and public programmes since our opening in 2018 in the Tower Automotive Building. We will be continually expanding our collection to bring you art wherever…

Myseum’s Toronto Stories

May 14 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

An online exhibit that promotes diverse historical narratives in Toronto and acknowledges the impact of people and communities often under-represented in our city’s history. Visit the link to see the current selection of stories and exhibits.

Digital Escape Rooms

May 14 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

A LIST OF DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS YOU CAN VISIT FROM YOUR COUCH We’re all likely needing an escape right now, and nothing says escape better than an escape room! Since you can’t actually go to an escape room with the…

Sing Along Tim’s House Concerts

May 14 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 10:00 am

Join us live on Facebook for Sing Along Tim’s House Concerts! We’ll sings songs, get everyone moving and show an arts & crafts activity that you can make out of stuff you’ve already got at home – all for free!…

LucSculpture Online Art Courses

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - June 27 @ 11:30 pm

These workshops and classes offered by our art school are ranging from a try-out session to advancing your skills. Whether you are a professional artist or an individual who has not done any creative work for years, it is a…


May 14 @ 12:00 pm - July 31 @ 12:00 am

Toronto’s world-renowned vitality is strengthened by its creative and diverse arts sector. In challenging times, the arts play a vital role in building personal and societal resilience. Arts@Home brings Toronto’s arts sector together for you—delivered straight to your home. Many…

Online Dance Classes with Steps Dance Studio

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - July 31 @ 12:00 pm

Let’s dance together… even while we’re apart. Toronto’s most vibrant dance community has temporarily moved online! You can also join Steps Dance Studio for free 15 minute live streams each weeknight at 6:15 p.m. and on Sundays at 1:15 p.m.…

Boomerang at Home!

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 12:00 am

The Boomerang community is made up of members who share your passions, hobbies and desire to learn new skills. Connect through online experiences With thoughtful discussion, online coaching and e-learning, Boomerang at Home enables you to connect right from where…

#CanadaPerforms by National Arts Centre

May 15 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 am

Join the National Arts Centre on their website & Facebook page for #CanadaPerforms for a continuous series of live-stream performances across the country! #CanadaPerforms is a $700,000 short-term relief fund that pays professional Canadian artists and authors for their online…

The Social Distancing Festival

May 15 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 am

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the…

Local Performances Online plus Other Events by Artery

May 15 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am

Artery provides a listing of local performances which have now transitioned to online performances! Also, they have some other art events on the list. Visit the website for upcoming virtual performances or art events in Toronto.

Living Rooms by Live TO

May 15 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 am

Living Rooms EXCITING PERFORMANCES BY TORONTO ARTISTS— FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR LIVING ROOMS, TO YOURS! The performing arts has the power to bring us together, and Toronto needs that now more than ever. Living Rooms, presented by TO Live,…

City Hall Live

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - July 3 @ 12:30 pm

City Hall Live Online will help raise money for Unison Benevolent Fund, while creating paid opportunities for local musicians during this difficult time. The series will feature two separate livestreamed sets every weekday (12:00 / 12:30), on the City Hall…

Nightly Met Opera Streams

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - June 7 @ 12:00 am

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available…

Virtual Open Mic

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - August 1 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

SING IN YOUR HOMES! Join Virtual Open Mic for a variety of free performances on Zoom (performers welcome to join as well). 8 p.m. EDT every Saturday. Visit the website for more information.

“After Covid We Will” by Toronto Public Space Committee

May 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 11:00 pm

After Covid We Will is a city-wide, collaborative art project by Toronto Public Space Committee Inspired by the rainbows of support gracing windows across the world, the Toronto Public Space Committee invites people from across the GTA to join us…

Discounted Online Workshops by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

May 22 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 11:00 pm

SUMMER 2020 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPS: IN SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY WE HAVE REDUCED THE PRICES BY 20% ON ALL OUR SUMMER WORKSHOPS. Registration opens Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. and continues until workshops are full.…

Art in Pandemic by SKETCH

May 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 11:00 pm

Art in Pandemic! is a project where SKETCH artists share their artistic practice and process in light of COVID-19. Through this series we hope to: share artwork that fosters imagination and storytelling; provide artists with valuable paid work during this…

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