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!



The Barberettes in Toronto 2016

Canadian Music Week (CMW)

  • What: Canadian Music Week (CMW) is back for its 35th year and this year the sole Korean artist is The Barberettes.
  • Where: The festival happens at over 30 venues in downtown Toronto.
    • The Barberettes showcase is at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West)
  • When: The festival happens from April 18 – 23
    • The Barberettes – Wednesday, April 19th – doors open at 8:00 pm
  • Why: Lots of live music! And The Barberettes are amazing live.
  • How much: From $10.00 to $75.00
    • The Barberettes – $12,50
Poster courtesy of BCUBE Entertainment

Heize Toronto Concert

  • What: BCUBE Entertainment are bring Heize to Toronto (and Vancouver) for an all ages concert.
  • Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street)
  • When: Saturday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm
  • Why: Live music is always good


Poster courtesy of Live Nation

Live Nation Presents – Asia On Tour feat. Miyavi

  • What: Miyavi, Slot Machine, and Kiha & The Faces in one concert.
  • Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street)
  • When: Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:30 pm
  • Why: Three great acts at one show – do you need another reason?!


The Mayor (특별시민)

  • What: In the world of politics, everyone’s hands get dirty, and it’s no different for the beloved two-time Mayor of Seoul, Byeon Jong-gu (Choi Min-sik, OLDBOY). Seeking a third term that will set him up for a run at the presidency, Byeon will stop at nothing to keep his darkest secrets hidden from his adoring public Wiretapping, corruption, murder… everything is on the table and no one is safe in this hard-charging thriller whose twists will keep you guessing long after the credits roll. [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 April 28, 2017
  • Why: It sounds interesting.
  • How much: $7-14 depending on the day
  • For more info: Check out the Cineplex film page


Image courtesy of Korean Tradtion Music Association of Canada’s Facebook event page

Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada

  • What: Sharing Korean culture through traditional music, KTMAC brings the richness of Korean traditional music to diverse audiences, connecting with other cultural music forms and enriching the Canadian music landscape. With some of the finest performers in the country on a variety of string, wind and percussion instruments, the ensemble transports ancient sounds into a modern context. [Description from the Small World Music Centre]
  • Where: Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw Street)
  • When: Saturday, April 29 @ 8:00 pm
  • Why: It’s always fun to explore music from other cultures.


Hot Docs

  • What: There will be three documentaries either from Korea or the Korean diaspora at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
    • Tiger Spirit, by Min Sook Lee, a journalistic doc that offers a unique look at contemporary Korea.
    • Becoming Who I Was (North American premiere), by directors Chang-Yong Moon and Jin Jeon, was filmed over eight years about an impoverished young boy discovers he is the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk.
    • My Enemy, My Brother (World premiere), by Ann Shin, looks at two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who meet 25 years later.
  • Where: various venues
  • When: April 27 – May 7
  • Why: Documentaries are a fun way to learn new things.
  • For more info: Check out their website



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: 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 May 5, 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


Image courtesy of Toronto Kpop Con

Toronto Kpop Con

  • What: Back for its third year, Toronto Kpop Con will bring you K-pop performances, meet & greets, panels, the Canadian Dream stage, a marketplace and more. The first group in the lineup this year is K.A.R.D, the second is BtoB, and the final group is EXID.
  • Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Front Street West)
  • When: May 12-14, 2017
  • Why: The music, the fun, the shopping! More details coming soon!
  • How much:
    • $80-170 – Tickets on sale for K.A.R.D
    • $190-330Tickets on sale for BtoB
    • $150-$270 – Tickets on sale Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm for EXID


Poster courtesy of CBM Press

2017 The One Canada Tour – Toronto

  • What: The One ranked #1 on the music reality show “I am Singer” in South Korea, and in China. Come see his live concert in Toronto
  • Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street)
  • When: Friday, May 19 @ 8:00 pm
  • Why: He has a lovely voice.


Want your event listed? Please let us know!! Send an email to the editor at 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

    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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