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Eighth Annual Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Ontario celebrated the winners of the 2014 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts at a gala event at Roy Thomson Hall on Septembre 16, 2014. The annual awards program honours Ontario's outstanding artists and arts organizations.

Lee Maracle, a critically acclaimed poet, novelist, performance storyteller and scriptwriter, is the winner of the Individual Artist Award. Maracle is currently a Traditional Teacher at the University of Toronto's First Nations House and an instructor at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.

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Doors Open Ontario-Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre in Haliburton

Doors Open Ontario 2014

Discover the story behind every door.  Communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. 

This weekend, September 20th Perth, Port Stanley-Sparta and Waterloo Region open their Doors and on September 21st Haldimand County invites you to step through their doors.


Celebrate Ontario 2015 – Now Open for Applications!

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps new and existing festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. The program also supports bid and event hosting costs of major one-time events and festivals attracting out-of-province visitors through the Blockbuster category.

Learn more about Celebrate Ontario 2015 and how to apply.

View more upcoming events across Ontario.

Agricultural fair

Are You Visiting a Fair this Fall?

From agriculture and antiques to crafts and carnival games, more than 50 Fall Fairs are taking place in communities across the province this fall. Ontario's vast array of fall fairs offer fun, educational and affordable activities for residents and visitors to discover.



Finalists Announced for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
July 29, 2014

Ontario is celebrating the twelve finalists for the 2014 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

Winners will be announced on September 16, 2014.