Do you like activities? Because it’s activities season: the weather is crummy, and you have hours of the day that were once spent lounging in Trinity Bellwoods that need filling. Thankfully, Toronto’s cultural institutions have really stepped it up this fall, with three amazing exhibits we can’t wait to check out at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the AGO, and the ROM.

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

Coinciding with the release of Skyfall, the latest Bond film, TIFF has a series of 50th anniversary events for 007 fans, but the one we’re most looking forward to celebrates the aesthetics of the series. The idea of the suave, stylish secret agent is so ingrained in our consciousness we sometimes forget the savvy design that goes into creating the world of the films. So, who do you think was the most stylish Bond?

On now at TIFF Bell Lightbox. For tickets, click here.

Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting

Passionate lovers during Mexico’s revolutionary period, this exhibit features works by the married couple as well as photographs capturing their life together. 

On now at the AGO. For tickets, click here.


Beginning Nov. 3rd, the ROM is exhibiting costumes and textiles from their collection that embrace the concept “Go big or go home.” From Egyptian clothing to haute couture, see how BIG things have been happening in textiles throughout the ages. 

On starting Nov. 3rd at the ROM. For tickets, click here.

~ Haley Cullingham