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 (5+)


Paul Petro Contemporary Art

WEST QUEEN WEST CULTURE + FOOD WALK Sat. May 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, 2019 Sponsored by West Queen West Business Improvement Area http://www.WestQueenWest.CA Led by Betty Ann; LATE? CALL cell[masked] (texts likely missed…) ITINERARY (SHAW to DOVERCOURT) GETTING THERE Queen West 501 bus/streetcar to Shaw St + walk 1 minute west; PARKING side-streets MEET Betty Ann inside the gallery 3:45 – 4:00 PM GATHER @PAUL PETRO CONTEMPORARY 980 Queen St. West 4:00 – 4:20 @PAUL PETRO CONTEMPORARY /VIEW + DISCUSS Stephen Andrews paintings on two floors. MEET gallerist Paul Petro 4:25 – 4:35 @THE CITIZEN ROOM 982/ High-impact, romantic women’s fashion by mostly younger Portuguese + European designers, also accessories; Owned by fashion-forward wife + husband team, Paula + Fernando 4:40 –4:50 @18 WAITS 990/ Toronto-designed, urban-dandy men’s-wear label/boutique 4:55 @MONTGOMERY’S 996/ Local, sustainable tasting-menus, Chef Guy Rawlings; on many “best-meal” lists 5:00 – 5:10 SHINOLA 1000/ Detroit-based luxury goods, watches, leather-goods, bikes 5:15 – 5:25 GRAVITY POPE 1010/ Canadian-owned shoe + unisex clothing boutique with rococo décor salvaged from a decommissioned movie theatre in Buenos Aires. 5: 35 – 5:45 CAMBIE DESIGN 1048/ Peruvian-modern + contemporary Middle-Eastern coverlets, tapestries, throws + objects, curated + imported by Camille Burns, Toronto owner who works directly with weavers 5: 50 – 6:00 SWEET OLENKA’S @1050/ Local, family-owned SAMPLE or BUY artisanal ice cream including vegan; colourful cakes, chocolates 6:00 PM OUTING ENDS 6:00 – 7:30 PM [OPTIONAL] POST-WALK NOSH at your own expense @ [TBC] THE GOOD SON @1096 QSW/ World cuisines, wood-fired dishes. We have RESERVATION for 8 but there may be room for more…. STARTERS ($9 - $23) sea bream ceviche, jerk shrimp; Wood-fired PIZZAS $15-$24 MAINS ($19-$29) Grilled octopus, mushroom pappardelle. SAVE THE DATE: NEXT WQW WALK Sat, June 22, 2018, 4 to 6 PM RSVP via Meetup.com

Sip & Sail: Harborfront Cruise #1

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

We've not done a Harbour Cruise in 5yrs, so its time! As we've recently passed 20,000 members, its time to get out on the water and meet a few of you!! Hopefully, many of you will be interested in this. I think so. There are many events in the calendar right now, so please open up the ALL tab to find them all. I researched this a great deal..which boat at which time in what month, and at what cost. PLEASE read all the info below..very important to follow the steps. We have about 50 spots on each trip (other one is Friday June 7th) Info: This is a 2-hour Harbour tour on a Saturday night, and the only one until September. Cost is about $30-$32 at the link provided. Drinks on board are about $8, and appetizers can also be purchased. see link (restricted to 19yrs +) Doors Open 6:15PM – 6:45PM Cruising: 6:45PM – 8:45PM (DEPARTS AT DOCK BEHIND POWER PLANT GALLERY) (on The Oriole...https://mariposacruises.com/about-us/our-fleet/oriole/ https://mariposacruises.com/public-cruises/toronto-cocktail-cruise/ https://mariposacruises.com/cruise-search/?q=1&endDate=2019-06-30&brand=Mariposa&keyword=cocktail&paxSize=1-19 This event is in 2 months today..a beautiful Spring night. Steps to follow: 1) Sign up on Meetup 2) Purchase your ticket within 48hrs of Meetup signup. If not, you will be removed. We have 50 spots. 3) You must have a photo/first name posted in your profile. Not blank, nor initials 4) You'll need to email directly that you've purchased your ticket at [masked] 5) You will then be included in an email closer to date as to where we will meet in advance of Boarding and/or what we may do..possibly stop into Power Plant Gallery. Ok..over to you Greg

Arts and Culture Social Mixer

Thompson Hotel Lobby Bar

I am hosting a social drinks night for GTA Art lovers, business professionals and entrepreneurs to mingle and connect. When you enter the venue let one of the bar staff know you are there for the event - ask for Frank. Our reservation will at the Lobby Bar. Come out and socialize with other GTA Art lovers, business professionals and entrepreneurs over drinks! We have over 7 meetup groups invited to this event so this won't be a small crowd. Remember to bring your business cards as this is a networking event. This event is FREE to attend, food and drinks are at your own cost. We will have name tags for everyone and encourage people to mingle. *** FREE BUSINESS CARD RAFFLE DRAW - PRIZE $20.00 LCBO GIFT CARD. *** Please follow us: Facebook page @TorontoSocialMixer (http://www.facebook.com/TorontoSocialMixer) Twitter: @TOSocialMixer (https://twitter.com/TOSocialMixer) Instagram: @TOSocialMixer (https://www.instagram.com/tosocialmixer/) LinkedIN https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8470705 * Invite your facebook friends to our events. Photos of our previous events have been uploaded to our Facebook Timeline feel free to tag yourself or leave a comment.

HughsRoom Live: Jane Siberry

Hugh's Room Live

A 200-seat club for famous & emerging folk, jazz, blues & roots acts, plus an eclectic dining menu... Many of you will know Jane Siberry, her music and career. Mimi on the Beach, Calling all Angels.. https://www.janesiberry.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpBzi7CRZbMHg9fjeKeFZJA There are two options for tickets: Dinner service begins at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 8:30 pm 1) Show only $40 2) Dinner and show $40 plus your dinner cost https://hughsroomlive.com/menu/ You can click on the link, check out the floor plan, and choose your own table (for most part), or call the box office [masked])..I think about 25 tickets left.. https://hughsroomlive.com/event/jane-siberry-friday/ https://hughsroomlive.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=368 Note: I am going for concert only, not dinner beforehand. But for you, grab some friends and get a table...It's a small venue...so we will see everyone throughout the night.

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