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Toronto: Cirque du Soleil extends “Kurios” in Toronto to July 17, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

The iconic Cirque du Soleil Big Top can now be seen along Lake Shore Blvd standing nearly 65 feet tall at Ontario Place as KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities presented by Sun Life Global Investments, gets ready to welcome audiences once again, beginning April 14. Completing its six-day set up, a team of almost 100 people came together to unfurl the canvas and raise the roof on the intimate setting that will house the critically acclaimed show, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities.

“Our iconic Big Top taking its place in the Toronto skyline is a special moment” said Mike Newquist, President of Touring Show Division at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “It’s the first to be raised in Canada since the relaunch of our shows and we're excited to say 'take your seats!'"

“I am delighted to welcome the return of Cirque du Soleil to Ontario Place this spring, and I’m looking forward to seeing their exciting new show KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “The raising of the Big Top is an exciting milestone for our province – marking the return of an incredible performance that will bring joy to people of all ages, and a much-needed boost to Ontario’s tourism sector.”

Due to the phenomenal response since announcing its return to Toronto with KURIOS, Cirque du Soleil is pleased to add seven more weeks of performances to its original engagement, which will now run from April 14 to July 17, 2022.

The extension also comes on the heels of the province lifting all COVID-19 capacity limits, along with the Government of Canada easing travel and border restrictions, as excitement builds for the summer tourism season and return to live entertainment events.


In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world - a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams await. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. As the visible becomes invisible and perspectives transform, KURIOS bursts into a celebration of the power of the imagination.

Tickets for additional dates and show times for KURIOS are now available for purchase at