Calendar of Korean Events in Toronto

Want to know what’s happening? Then you’ve come to the right place. We list all the Korean and Korean-Canadian events in Toronto we hear about here – whether it’s a festival, concert, film, party, book launch, or sports event. If it’s got a Korean connection, then we want you to know about it! Plus we’ll give you all the necessary info we can so you can attend the fun Korean events, including how much it costs (if it’s not free) and where to buy tickets. Check back regularly to stay in the know on Korean events in Toronto. You know we have you covered!

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August

Courtesy of CJ Entertainment

The Battleship Island (군함도)

  • What: 1944, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, conscripted civilians head out to the Hashima island. Nicknamed ‘The Battleship Island’ after its resemblance to a war vessel, some are lured by false promises of high wages. But upon arrival, they found that the island turns out to be an isolated hell where the workers are forced into slave labor. As the U.S. launches massive counterattack on Japan, the Japanese decided to blow up the island in order to bury the truth about their awful treatment of the Korean slave labors. Those on the island attempt a mass escape of all 400 Koreans. [abbreviated from the synopsis courtesy of Cineplex]
  • Where: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens August 4, 2017 **still playing**
  • Why: There’s a lot of buzz about this film.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page

 

A Taxi Driver (택시 운전사)

  • What: It’s based on a true story about a taxi driver that helps a German journalist report on the Gwangju Democratization Movement.
  • Where: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens August 11, 2017
  • Why: It’s based on a true story.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page

 

Image courtesy of Pledis Entertainment

SEVENTEEN 1st World Tour 

  • What: SEVENTEEN, a 13-member group is expected to visit 13 cities during their first world tour, with four of the stops being in North America including Toronto.
  • Where: Massey Hall (178 Victoria St)
  • When: Friday, August 25th @ 7:00 pm
  • Why: It’s K-pop!
  • How much: $85-$290 – tickets are sold out!

 

Image courtesy of the Korean Harvest Festival’s Facebook page

Korean Harvest Festival 2017 

  • What: The Korean Harvest Festival is back again with a variety of fun things to do including over 25 food and snack booths, a “meet & greet” with Umma and Appa from hit show Kim’s Convenience and a performance by KPOP Star Season 6 finalist Yoo Jini, plus so much more fun.
  • Where: Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street, North York)
  • When: Friday, August 25th – Sunday – August 28th
  • Why: Korean food, music and so much more…
  • How much: FREE (but bring money to buy food & shop, lol)

 

The Villainess (악녀)

  • What: Bloody revenge is at the heart of this stylish, kinetic action-thriller that gives a welcome shot of adrenaline to the classic femme fatale story. Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service – and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge. [synopsis courtesy of Cineplex]
  • Where: No info yet but probably either/both of Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens August 25, 2017
  • Why: It played at Cannes. Plus we enjoyed director Jung Byung-Gil’s (정병길) previous film, Confession of Murder (내가 살인범이다) and interviewed him in 2013.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page

 

Courtesy of KpopMe’s Facebook

Taeyang 2017 World Tour – White Night

  • What: Taeyang is bringing his world tour to Toronto, and seven other North American stops (New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Vancouver). More details coming soon.
  • Where: International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga)
  • When: Wednesday, August 30th @ 7:30 pm
  • Why: Hello, it’s Taeyang… from BigBang!
  • How much: $139, $199, $349 – tickets on sale July 25 @ 12 noon
  • For more info: Check out KpopMe’s website

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September

Image courtesy of Modern Sky USA

Hyukoh in Toronto

  • What: The Korean indie band, Hyukoh is coming to Toronto, and seven other cities in North America, and you’re not going to want to miss them.
  • Where: Opera House (735 Queen St E)
  • When: Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 pm (doors open @ 7:00 pm)
  • Why: Their album is amazing
  • How much: $45-115, online – some sections sold out!
  • For more info: Check out the Facebook event page

 

Image courtesy of BCUBE Entertainment

YB in Toronto

  • What: BCUBE Entertainment is bringing the Korean rock band, YB to Toronto for their first concert in Toronto. You’re not going to want to miss this show!
  • Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front Street East)
  • When: Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm
  • Why: They’re amazing! I’ve seen them live and they always put on a great show. Check out our pictorial to get an idea of how much fun their shows are.
  • How much: $160-$380 – online

 

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October

**No info yet**

 

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November

Image courtesy of HagiEn

Yiruma

  • What: Yiruma is a Korean contemporary classical musician whose music is simply beautiful.
  • Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front Street East)
  • When: Friday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
  • Why: Have you heard his music? That’s why!
  • How much: $59.50 – $250 – online
  • For more info: Check out their Facebook page

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Want your event listed? Please let us know!! Send an email to the editor at cindy@ATKmagazine.com about any Korean-related event, concert, film, performance or festival and we’ll add it to the calendar. Invite us to cover your event and we’ll help promote it too! ^^

2 thoughts on “Calendar of Korean Events in Toronto

  • January 20, 2017 at 2:06 am
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    I want to meet Hyuna for the first time Also am a Fan of Kpop and I never been to a Kpop Concerts before but I wish I can 🙁

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