The next year promises to be one of the most exciting yet for Canada’s Downtown. With new places to stay, visit, eat, and celebrate, here are some of the must-sees and cant misses for 2017!


Hotel X Toronto, Opening 2017
The only hotel property in Exhibition Place, Hotel X will be a unique lakefront urban resort bringing a cutting edge mix of hospitality, sports and entertainment.

X MARKS THE SPOT: The Skybar at Hotel X

Bisha Hotel and Residences, February 2017
Bisha is the newest private-label boutique brand to originate in Toronto since the 60’s. Rising 44 storeys, the Bisha flagship property will be situated in the heart of the Entertainment District on Blue Jays Way.

LIFE’S A BISHA: The new boutique hotel coming to the Entertainment District


Under Gardiner “Bentway”, Opening 2017
The 1.75 urban trail located under the Gardiner highway, will soon become an evolving space home to a variety of activities from farmer’s markets, children’s gardens and community gatherings to performances and exhibition halls.

GET BENT: The urban trail is bringing new life to Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway

Museum of Contemporary Arts, May 2017
MOCA will move to its new home in Toronto’s Lower Junction Area in May 2017.


Pride Toronto, June 2017,


PRIDE & JOY: Colours fly this June at Pride Toronto

Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology
Design Exchange, July 15-25, 2017,

Toronto International Film Festival, September 7-17, 2017,

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters Art Gallery of Ontario, September 2017,

TORO! TORO! TORO!: The horror master comes to the AGO


Canada on Screen, 2017
A free year-long program that showcases the best in Canadian cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

 Cavalcade of Lights, November 25, 2017
A special edition of the Cavalcade of Lights will kick off at Nathan Philips Square.

GET LIT: Toronto lights up to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

Canadian Opera Company, April 20-May 13, 2017
Louis Riel is returning to the COC stage in 2016/2017 in a new production to help mark the 150th anniversary.

Urban Expedition Tours, 2017
Urban Expedition Tours is planning three ‘Unlock the City’ games for Canada’s 150th. Open to 150 teams, the games will promote culture, heritage and an active urban lifestyle.,


Rugby, March 2017
The Toronto Wolfpack, Toronto’s Rugby team, is set to play in the third tier of English rugby leagues. The new franchise will play a 22-game regular season.

Invictus Games, September 24 to 30, 2017

Toronto will host more than 600 competitors from 17 nations for 7 days of fierce competition.  Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games are the only sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members.
GAME ON: Prince Harry brings to Invictus Games back to Toronto

IIHF World Junior Championships, December 30, 2016-January 2, 2017,

 NHL Centennial Classic, Sunday January 1, 2017,

 The North American Indigenous Games, July 16-23, 2017,