Looking for something fun to do this week? There are always cool events and exhibitions going on in Toronto, but sometimes all that choice can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we put together a weekly list of the most interesting art and design events going on in the city. Here’s what we’re checking out this week.

The Notman Studio: 1858-1915

Guest curator Emily McGibbon will be giving a special guided tour of the Ryerson Image Centre’s exhibit on Canadian photographer William Notman. Notman’s selection of photographic works represent an interesting time in Canadian history and were quite popular before and after Confederation.

November 1, 2017

Parametric Design: Maria Mingallon

Structural engineer Maria Mingallon will be giving a free lecture a OCAD this week, exploring her 11 year career and her expertise in parametric design, advanced computation and digital fabrication of complex geometric structures.

November 1, 2017


This week at Harbourfront Centre, contemporary ballet company ProArteDanza will present their latest program, which includes two world premieres from choreographers Matjash Mrozewski and Kevin O’Day.

November 1–4, 2017

LALAYA Design Launch Party

Join LALAYA Design, one of Toronto’s newest hand-made furniture companies for the unveiling of their 2018 collection of modern concrete, steel and wood creations.

November 2, 2017

Brazil Film Festival at TIFF

The Brazil Film Festival is back for its 11th year, with 12 films. The festival will feature both fictional works as well as documentaries all of which will be having their Toronto premieres. Many of this year’s selection were well received at film festivals around the world, from Cannes to Tribeca.

November 3–5, 2017