Canada’s Wonderland set to re-open July 7: After more than a year of being closed, Wonderland will reopen with limited capacity for season passholders on July 5 and 6, followed by a grand public reopening on July 7. The attraction's adjacent water park, Splash Works is set to reopen on July 12.
Toronto Zoo to re-open June 19: The Toronto Zoo is also set to re-open. Only outdoor spaces will be open during the first stage with mandatory masks onsite when in washrooms, food services areas, giftshops, and outdoors when 2 metres cannot be maintained and when in close proximity to animal viewing spaces. The Zoo opens to the public tomorrow.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto introduces D|azur: The acclaimed property invites guests to experience the South of France with the opening of d|azur, an all-new patio inspired by the romance and elegance of the French Riviera. Open now, guests will experience fresh fare in a chic atmosphere the evokes the glamour, warmth and "je ne sais quoi" of the Côte d'Azur.
Massey Hall to open after 3 years: In celebration of its 127th birthday, Massey Hall has announced that after a three-year closure for an extensive revitalization, it will reopen its red doors and welcome back music fans in November 2021. Massey announced the first listing of artists who will perform in the newly dedicated Allan Slaight Auditorium including Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Mare, City and Colour, Broken Social Scene and the Glorious Sons.
TSO’s Return to In-Person Performances: The long-awaited reunion between the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its patrons is scheduled for November 10, 2021, with 30 dynamic programs running through June of 2022. The return to live performances will be defined by the leadership of Music Director Gustavo Gimeno, who will mark his first complete season on the podium, conducting 11 subscription programs.
Luminato announces 2021 lineup: Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, filmmaker Director X and theatre artist Christine Brubaker are among the artists set to present original works at the Luminato Festival Toronto this fall. The three will headline the annual arts and culture event, which will feature free film and digital experiences and a drive-in concert Oct. 13 to 17.
2021 Dora Ancillary Awards Announced: The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has announced the recipients of the 2021 Dora Ancillary Awards which were presented in a virtual broadcast in Toronto this week and streamed on TAPA's YouTube channel. With no live performances throughout the pandemic, the Ancillary Awards are not based on a specific performance season, but on a body of work. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
RendezViews – Toronto’s largest outdoor patio opens: With Step 1 of reopening, comes the return of Toronto’s largest outdoor patio. RendezViews saw more than 100,000 patrons last year and has returned to John and Richmond.
African Lion Safari reopens to visitors: Nearby African Lion Safari has also reopened to visitors as of June 12. The attraction now has online timed ticketing and mandatory face masks when inside all buildings, washrooms and when speaking to employees.