We Know Things To Do in Ontario!

You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline-pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

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Off the Hook Silent Auction

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Off the Hook Silent Auction

Off the Hook returns with more than 150 works of art generously donated by regional, national and international artists offering everyone the opportunity to bid on and take home original artwork.

Also take the time to check out the displays of GREAT FINDS donated by local retailers committed to seeing the arts and culture sector grow in our community.

Tickets are $50 each, and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Barrie’s finest chefs. Cash bar. Tickets are available at the MacLaren and online at www.maclarenart.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Aylan-Parker, Director of Development, at 705-720-1044 ext. 236/ laura@maclarenart.com.

New this year! During the public preview, November 9 to 15, visitors may purchase an artwork in the auction at the full value and receive a complimentary $50 auction ticket with a bid number. Artworks sold during the preview may not be removed from the MacLaren until 9 pm on the night of the auction.


MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ONCanada
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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!