Coronavirus: the list of Toronto closures and cancelled events

Now that COVID-19 has hit global pandemic status, events in the city are being postponed or cancelled.



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Music

March 13

Soft Matter EP Release at Grand Canyon. Postponed.

TSO: Pictures At An Exhibition at Roy Thomson Hall. Cancelled.

Dan Managan at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed to June 26.

March 14

Theo Katzman at Opera House. Postponed to August 22.

Tafelmusik’s Close Encounters: Café Paris at the Temerty Theatre, TELUS Centre. Cancelled.

Best Coast at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Postponed. Refunds available at point of purchase.

Tall Heights at Longboat Hall. Postponed to May 30.

Sanction at Sneaky Dee’s. Cancelled.

March 15

Celebrating JS Bach’s Birthday at Hugh’s Room. Cancelled.

Mdou Moctar at Velvet Underground. Cancelled.

Yoshi Flower at the Drake Hotel. Cancelled.

March 16

Blood Orange at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Postponed. Ticket holders can request a refund once the new date has been announced.

Joyfultalk at Burdock. Cancelled.

Dotan at the Drake Hotel. Cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Wire at the Great Hall. Cancelled.

The Districts at Horseshoe Tavern. Cancelled.

Glen Matlock at Lee’s Palace. Cancelled.

March 17

Colony House at Mod Club. Postponed.

Caribou at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

All live shows at Horseshoe Tavern. Postponed or Cancelled until further notice.

March 18

Caribou at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

Insomnium, Seven Spires at Mod Club. Cancelled.

Pearl Jam at Scotiabank Arena. Postponed. Tickets will be honoured for the new date when it is announced.

Sturgill Simpson at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Thundercat at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Postponed.

March 19

Vundabar, Boyscott, The Ophelias at the Garrison. Postponed.

Caribou at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

Alan Licht w/ Brodie West and Mani Manzinani at Array Space. Cancelled.

March 20

Oso Oso, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Just Friends, Sincere Engineer at Hard Luck Bar. Postponed.

Bruno Major at Danforth Music Hall (Mar 20 & 21). Postponed.

March 21

Long Winter at Workman Arts. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

March 22

Leslie Odom Jr at Mod Club. Postponed

March 23

Umi at Velvet Underground. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

Poliça, Wilsen at the Horsehoe. Cancelled.

Keane at Danforth Music Hall. Cancelled.

March 25

Murder Capital at Velvet Underground. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

Monster Magnet at Opera House. Postponed.

March 26

Se So Neon at Lee’s Palace. Cancelled. Tickets will be automatically refunded.

Jay Electronica at Mod Club. Postponed.

March 26 to 29

Tafelmusik Presents: Bach’s St John Passion at Koerner Hall. Cancelled.

March 27

Deafheaven at Lee’s Palace. . Refunds at point of purchase.

Horse Meat Disco at Nest. Postponed.

Dallas at Mod Club. Postponed

March 28

Avi Kaplan at the Great Hall. Postponed.

Vérité at Velvet Underground. Postponed.

Might Oaks at the Garrison. Cancelled.

Elton John at Scotiabank Arena. Postponed, to be rescheduled in 2021. 

Andy C w/ MC Tonn Piper, Marcus Visionary, Hydee, Mr Brown at Opera House. Postponed.

grandson at Danforth Music Hall (Mar 28 & 29). Postponed.

Taiko X Turntables -Nagata Shachu -DJ Dopey at Al Green Theatre. Rescheduled to Sept 26.

Evan Giia at Drake Hotel. Rescheduled to Aug 15.

March 29

MC Hotdog at Phoenix Concert Theatre. Cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

For Pete tribute show at Monarch Tavern. Postponed.

Elton John at Scotiabank Arena. Postponed, to be rescheduled in 2021. 

Vetiver at Drake Hotel. Postponed.

March 30

SOCAN Awards. Cancelled.

Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Crowbar, Art of Shock at Opera House. Postponed.

March 31

Shopping at Monarch Tavern. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

Devastation of the Nation at Mod Club. Postponed to 2021Refunds at point of purchase.

Sarah Harmer at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

L’Impératrice at Opera House. Postponed.

Caspian at Lee’s Palace. Postponed.

April 1

Witch Prophet at the Drake Hotel. Postponed.

Efterklang at the Garrison. Postponed.

Carnifex, 3Teeth at Opera House. Cancelled.

John Moreland at Horseshow.  Rescheduled (Aug 15 at Lee’s Palace).

April 2

Allie X at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Postponed.

April 3 & 4

Alan Doyle at Danforth Music Hall. Rescheduled to June 24 & 25.

April 4

Charlotte Cornfield at the Drake Hotel. Postponed. 

April 5

Soulstew at Revival. Cancelled.

April 7

Dance Gavin Dance at Rebel. Postponed.

Stick Men at the Garrison. Postponed.

April 8

Kash Doll at Opera House. Cancelled.

April 10

Squirrel Flower at Drake Hotel. Cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

April 11

Silverstein at Danforth Music Hall. Rescheduled to July 24.

April 12

Thy Art Is Murder at Opera House. Cancelled.

April 13

The Glitch Mob at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

Great Grandpa at The Garrison. Postponed.

Katie Pruitt at Drake Hotel. Postponed.

April 17

Stephen Malkmus at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

April 17-18

New Wave Festival w/ Esprit Orchestra at Trinity St Paul’s. Postponed.

April 18

Record Store Day. Postponed to June 20.

Watsky at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

May 1

Arca at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Postponed. Refunds at point of purchase.

May 13

Mika at Meridian Hall. Cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Hitsune Miku at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Postponed.

May 19-23

Canadian Music Week (CMW). Postponed until September 8-13.

June 12

Zac Brown Band at Budweiser Stage. Postponed. Tickets will be honoured for the new date when it is announced.

August 13

Tegan & Sara at Rebel. Ticket on sale postponed.

St Patrick's Day Parade

R. Jeanette Martin

Community 

  • CN Tower. Closed until April 14.
  • High Park Nature Centre. All events cancelled to April 6.
  • Ontario Science Centre. Closed until April 5.
  • Toronto Zoo. Closed until April 5.
  • The 519 Community Centre. Closed to the public, with COVID-19 outreach programs offered.
  • Downsview Park. Educational facilities closed to April 14. Outdoor park remains open.
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame. Closed to April 6.
  • Casa Loma. Temporarily closed. Blueblood Steakhouse remains open.
  • Ontario Science Centre. Closed until April 6.
  • Miles Nadal JCC. Temporarily closed.
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto. Health and fitness centres closed and programs cancelled.
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is temporarily closing casinos.
  • Shevchenko Museum. Closed temporarily.

March 13

Green Living Show at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Cancelled. Tickets will be refunded.

Home Show at Enercare Centre. Cancelled

Canada Blooms at Enercare Centre. Cancelled.

March 14

Sugar Shack TO at Sugar Beach. Cancelled.

March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Cancelled.

March 18

Smart Cities & Technology at Rogers Centre. Postponed. To be rescheduled to the fall.

March 19

Artscape Daniels Launchpad Night Market. Cancelled.

March 20

Breakout Con at Sheraton Hotel. Postponed.

March 20-22

Toronto Comicon at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Cancelled.

March 21

Sweet Spot at David Pecaut Square. Cancelled

March 25-29

One of a Kind Show at Enercare Centre. Rescheduled to June 18-21.

March 26

Brendan Schaub at Danforth Music Hall. Postponed.

March 28

Interior Provocations at Ryerson School of Interior Design. Cancelled.

March 29

March for Music Therapy. Tranzac. Postponed.

April 20

420 Toronto. Postponed.

April 23-25

O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo. Postponed to October 27-29.

May 3

Toronto Marathon. Cancelled.

May 8-10

Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Cancelled.

June 22

Collision tech conference at Exhibition Grounds. Cancelled.

Hamilton

John Marcus

Mirvish has cancelled performances of Hamilton through April 12.

Stage

March 11-22

Romeo And Juliet at the Four Seasons Centre. Cancelled.

March 14-21 

Jungle Book at Young People’s Theatre. Cancelled.

March 18

The Curious Voyage at various locations in Toronto and Barrie. Postponed to April 1-11.

March 20

Dara Ó Briain at Winter Garden Theatre. Postponed.

March 26-29

Bin Chicken. First week of performances cancelled. March 27 performance to livestream instead. Link TBA.

April 11

My Dad Wrote A Porno at Meridian Hall. Postponed.

April 11 to May 2

Stratford Festival shows in preview (Chicago, Hamlet, Wendy & Peter Pan). Cancelled.

April 14 to May 10

Jack And The Magic Bean at Young People’s Theatre. Cancelled.

May 5 to 14

Cartography at Young People’s Theatre. Cancelled.

Film

March 17

Goethe Films: The End of Truth at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Last two screenings cancelled.

March 19

YETI Film Tour at Ontario Place Cinesphere. Cancelled.

March 20

Rebel Films – Parasite at OISE. Postponed.

March 24

Canadian Film Fest. Postponed. Refunds will be available.

March 25

Standing On The Line at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Postponed.

March 25

Water Docs Film Festival. Postponed.

March 27

Rebel Films – The Edge of Democracy at OISE. Postponed.

April 30 to May 10

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Postponed.

Art Gallery of Ontario

Samuel Engelking

The Art Gallery of Ontario is closed until April 5.

Art

March 13

Hilton Als on Diane Arbus at AGO. Rescheduled to May 2.

March 27

Bernie Taupin Art Exhibition at Liss Gallery. Postponed.

April 29

Grad Ex at OCAD University. Cancelled.

Books

March 17

Yuval Taylor author talk at Toronto Reference Library. Postponed.

March 19 

BOOKends Book Sale at Toronto Reference Library. Cancelled.

Bojana Videkanic book launch at Another Story Bookshop. Postponed.

Linda McQuaig book talk at Toronto Reference Library. Postponed.

March 21

Andrea Freeman book launch at Another Story Bookshop. Postponed.

March 23

Kathy Reichs author talk at Toronto Reference Library. Postponed.

March 26

Nandita Sharma book launch at Ryerson International Learning Centre. Postponed.

March 25

Brodie Ramin book talk on opioid crisis at Parkdale Library. Postponed.

March 31

Bernardine Evaristo author talk at Toronto Reference Library. Postponed.

April 2

Shani Mootoo author talk at Coffer Centre Postponed.

Festivals

March 13

Tirgan Nowruz Festival at Meridian Arts Centre. Cancelled.

March 25

Canadian Screen Week. Cancelled.

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