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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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September

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 Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens Friday, July 22nd **Still playing**
  • Why: Gong Yoo! Also it played at Cannes…
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

Courtesy of TIFF

Courtesy of TIFF

The Age Of Shadows (밀정)

  • What: Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause. [synopsis from Cineplex]
  • Where: Not listed yet but probably Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and/or Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens September 23rd
  • Why: It played at TIFF (or will), has a fabulous cast (including Gong Yu) and a great director!
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

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October

Courtesy of TIFF

Courtesy of TIFF

Asura (아수라)

  • What: Detective Han Do-Kyung’s (Jung Woo-Sung) wife has terminal cancer. For his wife, Han Do-Kyung does something he would not otherwise do, but he is caught. Han Do-Kyung tries to arrest Park Sung-Bae (Hwang Jung-Min) while under the pressure of prosecution.[synopsis from Cineplex]
  • Where: Not listed yet but probably Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and/or Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens October 14th
  • Why: It premiered at TIFF (or will on Tuesday, September 13th). Plus it has a fabulous cast!
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

 

Courtesy of TIFF

Courtesy of TIFF

The Handmaiden (아가씨)

  • What: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions. [synopsis from Cineplex]
  • Where: Not listed yet but probably Cineplex Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas Street East) and/or Cineplex Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street)
  • When: Opens October 28th
  • Why: It played at Cannes and TIFF.
  • How much: $7-14 (depending on the day)

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November

Courtesy of CHL Entertainment

Courtesy of CHL Entertainment

The DOUBLE M TOUR 2016

  • What: CJAMM recently came 2nd on “Show Me The Money” and he’s coming to Toronto as a part of his DOUBLE M TOUR 2016. You don’t want to miss it!
  • Where: No info yet
  • When: Friday, November 4th @ (no time listed yet)
  • Why: I’m sure it’s going to be a good show…
  • How much: No info yet for the Canadian shows but the New York show’s tickets are listed at $30-$85

 

Poster courtesy of KpopMe

Poster courtesy of KpopMe

GOT7 Fan Meet

  • What: GOT7 are coming back to Toronto for not one but two fan meets (in one day!).
  • Where: Massey Hall (178 Victoria Street)
  • When: Sunday, November 13th @ 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm (tentative times)
  • Why: Because you get to see GOT7 of course!
  • How much: $95-180 regular tickets, $255 VIP tickets, $300 VVIP tickets

 

Courtesy of SIVA Group

Courtesy of SIVA Group

CL’s North American Tour – Toronto

  • What: SIVA Group is proud to present CL North America Tour 2016, coming to Sound Academy in Toronto LIVE on November 14th! Come and get #Lifted with Korea’s “baddest female” as she makes history.
  • Where: Sound Academy (11 Polson Street)
  • When: Monday, November 14th @  8:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Why: It’s her debut solo tour, you don’t want to miss it.
  • How much: $95-350

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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! ^^

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