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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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July/August

Poster courtesy of Cineplex

Poster courtesy of Cineplex

Train to Busan (부산행)

  • What: TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes. [synopsis courtesy of Cineplex]
  • Where: Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) & Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens Friday, 22nd **Still playing**
  • Why: Gong Yoo! Also it played at Cannes…
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

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August

Operation Cromite (부산행)

  • What: General Douglas MacArthur and 8 South Korean troop members carry out the covert operation during the Korean War. (More details to come)
  • Where: Not listed yet but probably Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) & Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens Friday, August 12
  • Why: It stars Liam Neeson, Lee Jung-Jae (이정재) and Lee Beom-Soo (이범수).
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

 

Kim Bum Soo (김범수)

  • What: Kim Bum Soo is coming to Canada for two concerts – one in Toronto and one in Vancouver. Don’t miss your chance to see him live.
  • Where: Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street)
  • When: Saturday, August 13th @ 7:30 pm
    • There’s also a Vancouver show on Saturday, August 20th
  • Why: He has a beautiful voice!

 

Under The Sun

  • What: While making an official documentary for North Korea about North Korea, Russian filmmaker, Vitaly Mansky was able to film an interesting glimpse into the country’s propaganda machine.
  • Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
  • When:
    • Sunday, August 21 @ 1:30 pm
    • Monday, August 29 @ 8:45 pm
  • Why: The documentary screened earlier at both South by Southwest and Hot Docs film festivals
  • How much: $9.73 (you can buy online via the link below)

 

Kpop Pokéstop Picnic

  • What: A community event co-hosted by Pop! Goes The World with TKMG, U of T Korea Club, and York U Hallyu Dongari.
  • Where: High Park – Picnic Area #5 (1873 Bloor Street West)
  • When: Saturday, August 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
  • Why: There will be a variety of Kpop + Pokémon GO games, prizes and entertainment… sounds fun, right?!
  • How much: $1

 

September

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

  • What: TIFF is one of the premiere film festivals and every year they bring some amazing, innovative and intriging Korean films to the festival. Often, these are films viewers wouldn’t have the chance to see otherwise.
  • Where: Various venues and theatres in Toronto
  • When: September 8-18, 2016 – various times
  • Why: There are some great Korean films (and just great films in general). We’ll update this as more Korean films are announced.
    • THE HANDMAIDEN (Park Chan-wook)
    • THE AGE OF SHADOWS (Kim Jee-woon)
    • ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS (Kim Sung-soo)
    • Plus the opening film is THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, whose cast includes Lee Byung Hun!
  • How much:
    • Festival packages range from $85 – $1,510, on sale now
    • Individual tickets range from $20 – $56, on sale September 4 @ 9:00 am

 

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! ^^

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