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There’s nothing better than visiting a city, sampling a selection of the local bars and restaurants, and then heading to a concert. Toronto is a city filled with music lovers, and throughout the year you’ll find some of the world’s biggest and best acts taking to the stage at venues across the city. It’ll be no different in the near future, when there’ll be a trio of fantastic concerts taking place. Get all the essential details below.

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Post-rock gods

Music doesn’t get more beautiful than Sigur Ros. The Icelandic band have been wowing fans and critics alike their stirring, ethereal sound for nearly two decades, and they’re only getting better with age. They’ll be bringing their talents to Toronto’s Echo Beach on Sunday 28 May. Get down there and enjoy the band’s uplifting, emotional songs with fellow concert goers!

A man and his guitar

Talents don’t come much bigger than Gary Clark Jr, who has been described as one of the most talented musicians out there. If you’ve never seen him perform live before, you’ll be in for a treat: his guitar work is exceptional, his voice smooth as silk. He’ll be at the Danforth Music Hall on June 12 and 13.

Two talents, two guitars

And if you like guitar players, make sure you stick around for Rodrigo y Gabriela’s performance at the Danforth Music Hall on June 14. The Mexican guitar duo put their own spin on a wide range of genres, from rock and heavy metal to traditional Mexican guitar music.

The Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel is located in Toronto’s Garden District, one of the city’s cultural hubs. Book your stay here and you’ll be right in the thick of the action, as well as receiving accommodations that come jam packed with amenities, including an LCD TV, terry robes, and extra comfortable beds.

Well, well, April in Toronto is shaping up to be a lot of fun, especially if you’re young and/or a lover of this great land! We have three events taking place that’ll put smiles on the faces of plenty of people. There’s a film festival curated just for children, a new production of a Canadian classic, and the chance to really get into the spirit of easter. Book your stay at the Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel and you’ll be supremely located to enjoy the best of spring in Toronto as you stay in a room that is high in comfort and extensive in amenities.

Films for kids

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is going to be a special festival. How could it not be? This is a festival that’s dedicated to delivering the best movies for kids to enjoy, from all time classics to the latest and best films. They’ll make the kids laugh, cry, and think as they’re transported around the world (they’ll be films from more than forty counties) right in Toronto. The festival takes place from April 7 - 23 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Easter fun

Head down to Centreville Amusement Park for a weekend of EGGstravaganza fun from April 14 - 16. This is Toronto’s largest easter egg hunt that’ll have your children reeling with delight. And when they’re not searching for eggs, they’ll be able to take part in other farm fun, such as feeding animals!

A Canadian classic

What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by reliving the tale of Louis Riel? Join the all Canadian cast of the Canadian Opera Company from April 20 - May 13 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and enjoy an opera that captures the spirit of Canada.


 Wilco concert, Toronto concerts

Toronto is a hub for excitement of all shapes and sizes, from sporting events, to comedy shows, to culinary events, to art shows, to craft markets, and of course, concerts! Each month, our beautiful Ontario city hosts a long list of big name performers representing a range of genres and sounds, and this March is no exception to that rule!  

Over the course of this month, Toronto will host a number of awesome concerts, with a particular focus on the indie genre. Without further ado, here a handful of indie shows we recommend checking out in Toronto this March!  

Mother Mother | March 11

On March 11, Canada’s own indie rock stars Mother Mother will be making their way through town. The band will be taking the stage at historic Massey Hall with songs like Bit By Bit, Monkey Tree and Hay Loft. Tickets to this show, which start at $71, can be purchased here. Enjoy!  

The Flaming Lips | March 13

Two days after Mother Mother rocks the roof off Massey Hall, indie rock legends The Flaming Lips will be taking the stage at Rebel (Formerly Known as Sound Academy). The band behind songs like Do You Realise, She Don’t Use Jelly and the fantastically titled Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1, The Flaming Lips will be taking the stage at 7:00. Get your tickets here.

Wilco | March 16

On March 16, another staple of the indie rock genre will be stopping in Toronto—Wilco! The band behind songs like Impossible Germany, California Stars, and I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Wilco will be taking the stage at Massey Hall. Get your tickets, which start at as little $39, by clicking here!  

This March, Toronto is an indie music lover’s dream! To enjoy any of the concerts listed above, simply book a room at our centrally located Toronto hotel today! We look forward to the city making your visit a special one. 

As one of the World’s great cities, Toronto has more than your average number of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. Whatever your joint passions are, there’s sure to be something in the city that can help you both feel happy and in love on the most romantic day of the year. Take a look at some our recommendations below, or go your one way! This city is romantic whatever you do. And it’ll be even more romantic when you’re staying at Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel, which is perfectly located and has everything you need for a relaxing and romantic stay.

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Back with Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen’s death was one of many low moments in 2016, but his words live on, and boy are they beautiful. You can enjoy a romantic and celebrate the recently departed singer songwriter at Bampot Bohemian House on February 14. Split into two parts, one a video installation and the other - the highlight - performances of his music and poetry, it promises to be a really special night for fans of his the great man.

Toronto Zoo Romance

You might think of the zoo as being romantic, but then you’ve never been to Toronto Zoo around Valentine’s Day, have you? This year, the zoo will be hosting two ‘Love at the Zoo’ events, on February 11 and February 14. During the event you’ll learn about the funny and awkward courting misadventures of the animals in the zoo, as well as enjoying a romantic meal and an encounter with a special animal.

A Night at the Theatre

There’s also the opportunity an all fun night in Toronto on February 14. If that sounds appealing, how about the smash hit musical The Bodyguard? It’s opening on February 11, so just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Christmas is nearly upon us, and there are few things more fun to do at this time of the year than heading the theatre. Toronto’s top class arts scene provides plenty of opportunities for families and culture vultures to get their fill this festive season, with three great shows taking place this December. Some are classic, some are thoughtful, and some are all out fun. Which will you choose? Book your stay at the Ramada Plaza Toronto Hotel and you’ll be right in the mix of cultural Toronto.

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Sleeping Beauty

Join a star studded cast for a night of musical hilarity at the Elgin Theatre, where Sleeping Beauty will be playing until January 7. Family shows are a tradition at the Elgin and this, the 21st annual show, promises to be as much fun as ever before! This is billed as being suitable for kids from 9 to 93, so pack all the family together and head down for a night of musical, festive goodness.

A Christmas Carol

Soulpepper’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a Toronto tradition. Taking place from now until December 24 at the Young Centre For The Performing Arts, the classic tale follows evil old Ebeneezer Scrooge as - with the help of a few spirits - he learns the true meaning of the Christmas period. Funny, traditional, and heartwarming, it’s everything that a Christmas story should be.  

Come From Away

Come From Away is a new musical from Canadian playwrights Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The show, which is making its Canadian debut, follows the lives of those stranded following the cancellation of flights on September 11, 2011 - and the Newfoundland locals who take them in. A story of hope and human kindness, it’s perfect material for a festive outing.