What we're about

An awesome place for fellow Arts and Culture lovers around our city to meet, attend and organize events, share ideas and interests!

Join us as we explore Toronto galleries, museums, fairs, and the best in international films, theatre, opera, food, dance, architecture/design, music and the avant-garde.

We will be active with many of the festivals and fairs that take place throughout the year.

Above all we want to create leading events where people can make new friends while enjoying common interests.

We ask that if you are joining us, you make Toronto Arts & Culture, one of your Top 3 Toronto Meetup groups. Some of our events are quite large, some are intimate. If we can't find you, pls try and find us as best you can. If we are not able to connect up, if you are new to our group..don't give up, try again, as we will do! After 3-5 times coming out, you will have made some new arts & culture friends.

If you need to change/update your RSVP, please do so in a timely and professional manner. When you join, try and get a picture posted and a bit of info about yourself...its helps in identification at events.

Some of our events are ticketed, some have service charges, but the majority are free.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Upcoming events (3)

The Life and Legacy of C.S. Lewis

Online event

Can you make this 60 mins lunchtime chat? Virtual.

Join us for a discussion exploring the different chapters of C.S. Lewis' life, his fraught spiritual experiences and the role of religion in his life and writing. The panel will bring their different areas of expertise to the discussion, providing a three dimensional view of the author as both a man and an author.

Michael LaPointe (author of The Creep) will lead a conversation about the complex life of C.S. Lewis with noted C.S. Lewis scholar David Downing, novelist Patti Callahan (bestselling author of the historical fiction Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis), and divinity scholar Dr. Rebekah Lamb.

You can register (free) at this link--towards bottom of page.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT450803&R=EVT450803

Official C.S. Lewis site

https://www.cslewis.com/us/

MONTREAL: Outside

Place des Arts

Hi All,

We were lucky to get 4 Culture trips in during 2021.

For those interested, a Montreal trip will be organized for Thursday May 19-Sunday May 22 (3 nights). Monday the 23rd is Victoria Day.

Please note, this is the May long weekend. We've never done a May trip to Montreal...April, June, July (yes).

This will be our 15th long weekend trip since 2015.

Very important, PLEASE read all the information over before you RSVP. You must contact me first.

The trip will focus on: OUTSIDE

We will look at about 10-12 people joining us.

In due course, a Montreal Outside schedule will be created. With a combination of some of the following: small gallery tours, large galleries, food markets, outdoor theatre, opera, classical music, other music, Habitat, various gardens, public art, CCA/architecture, jean drapeau park/biosphere, our popular last night group dinner, and other things we don't yet know.

This is a 3-night trip. Thursday/Friday/Saturday

How these trips work:

YOU look after your travel and accommodations (everyone has own personal budgets), I look after everything else. I plan ALL our activities on the ground while we are together. From first night drink (Thursday), to last nights group dinner (Saturday). You leave as you like on Sunday (after 12 noon)--or stay on until holiday Monday.

1) 3 nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

2) VIA train is currently showing $150-$220 round trip ticket. How will you get there, where will you stay? Drive, bus, train, fly?

3) Will you drive your car? Use 'points' for accommodations? Airbnb, B&B, Hotel, other? Do you need any insurance? You should aim to stay within a 20 mins walk of downtown/Place des Arts. We walk everywhere!

4) There is a NON-refundable fee sent to me when you signup/RSVP--due within 3 days. I organize everything on the ground, discounts, tours, reservations etc. If you are coming with us on your first Meetup trip (fee is $150), if you have joined us before (fee is $100).

5) We will start with 10-12 people..until we know more about group sizing.

6) Build into your trip budget: $100 for tickets/tours/entry, and $100 for our famous last night group dinner--we always find someplace special/memorable.

7) And of course, with all our trips there are always special/vip type surprises.

8) Agenda/schedule/Details in due course. You want to be in Montreal by 5pm on Thursday May 19th and ready to meet us.

Please read everything over before signing up. We have 8 people going so far! I keep you in the loop as per our planning, with a final schedule sent to you a few weeks before.

Thank you for your interest.

You can connect with me (Greg) at

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OTTAWA: Culture in the Capital

National Gallery of Canada

Hi All,

We were lucky to get 4 Culture trips in during 2021!

As optimism builds for a better year in 2022 then we had in 2021 and 2020--we will continue to explore the culture scene in some of our favorite Cities.

This will be our 16th 'long weekend' trip since 2015.

Very important, PLEASE read all the information over before you RSVP. You must contact me first.

This Ottawa trip will be built around--The National Gallery's two Spring exhibitions--

the closing weekend of this exhibition--Impressionism in Canada

https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/exhibitions-and-galleries/canada-and-impressionism-new-horizons

and the opening weekend of this exhibition--General Idea (25 year retrospective)

https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/exhibitions-and-galleries/general-idea

What else do we do?

-visit other private/public galleries
-architecture tour/talks/walks
-Indigenous
-public outdoor art
-food/drink
-other things which we don't yet know about

Note: there is so much going on in Ottawa with regards to ART and CULTURE..don't think otherwise!

This is a 3-night trip.

How these trips work:

YOU look after your travel and accommodations (everyone has own personal budgets), I look after everything else. I plan ALL our activities on the ground while we are together. From first night drink (Thursday), to last nights group dinner (Saturday). You leave as you like on Sunday.

1) 3 nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

2) VIA train is currently showing $150-$220 round trip ticket. How will you get there, where will you stay? Drive, bus, train, fly?

3) Will you drive your car? Use 'points' for accommodations? Airbnb, B&B, Hotel, other? Do you need any insurance? You should aim to stay within a 20 mins walk of downtown. We walk everywhere!

4) There is a NON-refundable fee sent to me when you signup/RSVP--due within 3 days. I organize everything on the ground, discounts, tours, reservations etc. If you are coming with us on your first Meetup trip (fee is $150), if you have joined us before (fee is $100).

5) We will start with 10-12 people..until we know more about group sizing.

6) Build into your trip budget: $100 for tickets/tours/entry, and $100 for our famous last night group dinner--we always find someplace special/memorable.

7) And of course, with all our trips there are always special/vip type surprises.

8) Agenda/schedule/Details in due course. You want to be in Ottawa by 5pm on Thursday June 9th.

Please read everything over before signing up. We have 9 people going so far! I keep you in the loop as per our planning, with a final schedule sent to you a few weeks before.

Thank you for your interest.

You can connect with me (Greg) at

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Past events (1,151)

Kennedy Center Honors: Joni Mitchell Tribute 2021

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