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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May

The King’s Case Note (임금님의 사건수첩)

  • What: King by day, detective by night! A clever King and his brilliant chronicle keeper hunt for the truth behind a crime that threatens the throne and the stability of the country. SHERLOCK meets Joseon Dynasty! [synopsis courtesy of Cineplex]
  • Where: Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens May 5, 2017 **still playing**
  • Why: Korean period films are often fun and the trailer looks good.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page

 

Korea Pavilion

  • What: Experience Korean culture, food, performances and more at the Korea Pavilion at Carassauga.
  • Where: Hershy Centre (5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga)
  • When: Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
  • Why: There’s a lot of explore! Plus, you can explore other cultures at Carassauga as well.
  • How much: FREE
  • For more info: Check out their website for more info

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June

Ensemble Jeng Yi

  • What: The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre (at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts) free concert series presents Ensemble Jeng Yi, a Korean traditional drum and dance troupe. Frequent collaborator, Ms. Joo Hyung Kim will be joining the ensemble on the Gayageum as a special guest.
  • Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • When: June 1, 2017 @ noon – 1:00 pm
  • Why: Experience some traditional Korean music – I’ve seen them perform before and it’s always been a fun show
  • How much: FREE (but space is limited so get there early)

 

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On&Off Club Party

  • What: This club party is a fundraiser for the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF).
  • Where: Koda (794 Bathurst Street)
  • When: Thursday, June 8th @ 10:00 pm
  • Why: Dance the night away to tunes spun by DJs J.KIDO and MSTRTRK
  • How much: Earlybird $20 (sold out), regular $25, at the door $30
  • For more info: Check out their Facebook page for more info

 

K-pop Club Event

  • What: Just Right Events first K-pop dance party where you can dance to K-pop spun by DJ Taekai and drink soju cocktails.
  • Where: Club 120 (120 Church Street)
  • When: Friday, June 9th @ 9:00 pm
  • Why: Dance the night away to K-pop
  • For more info: Check out their Facebook page for more info

 

K-Pop World Festival Toronto

  • What: Do you want to be a K-pop star? Then try out for the K-pop World Festival preliminaries in Toronto! Video submissions due Sunday, May 28 @ 11:59 pm.
  • Where: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue)
  • When: Saturday, June 10th @ 3:00 pm
  • Why: Why not!?
  • How much: FREE

 

Warriors Of The Dawn (대립군)

  • What: To avoid invading Japanese forces, King Seonjo leaves for China and abandons his people in the process. In his place, Prince Gwanghae leads the royal court, while To-Woo leads the “Daerib” forces which consist of those who are paid to serve in the military on behalf of others.
  • 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 June 16, 2017
  • Why: Korean period films are often fun and the trailer looks good.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page

 

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July

Image courtesy of CBM Press

Universe x G2’s Life Tour 2017 w/ Reddy + Camo Starr

  • What: G2 & Reddy are doing a North American tour that includes Toronto. You aren’t going to want to miss this fun show.
  • Where: Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West)
  • When: Thursday, July 6 @ 8 pm
  • Why: Live hip hop is always fun
  • How much: $40-100 – online, on sale May 30 @ 9 am

 

Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF)

  • What: The Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF) is back for it’s 6th year. More details coming soon.
  • Where: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue)
  • When:Wednesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 16
  • Why: Interesting Korean films
  • How much: $12 (single ticket) – $108 (festival pass)

 

G-Dragon 2017 World Tour Act III, MOTTE

  • What: G Dragon is bringing his world tour to the ACC and you’re not going to want to miss it! He was here 2 years ago with the rest of BigBang but this will be the first time he’s performed solo in Toronto.
  • Where: Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street)
  • When: Sunday, July 30 @ 8 pm
  • Why: Um, it’s G Dragon… do you need another reason?!
  • How much: $80-$249 – online

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August

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EXID

  • What: Rescheduled from Toronto Kpop Con – more details coming soon
  • Where: The John Bassett Theatre at the MTCC (222 Bremner Blvd)
  • When: Saturday, August 5th @ 8:00 pm
  • Why: Rescheduled from TKC

 

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 (no time listed yet)
  • Why: It’s K-pop!
  • How much: No info yet

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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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