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The Performing Arts pilot has ended. You can continue to borrow Sun Life Financial MAP passes at your local branch.


The Sun Life Financial MAP Performing Arts program gives you access to Toronto's best dance, music, film, theatre and more — for free! All you need is a valid adult library card.

How to get a pass

  1. Visit a participating branch. Sign out a pass with your library card at participating branches on the last Saturday of each month. The pass is good for two people and valid for three months from the day you sign it out. Each participating branch will have three passes on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Choose your performance. Check out the performance schedule for the venues. We'll update the schedule on the 1st of each month.
  3. Book your tickets. Call the venue box office to check availability and reserve your tickets. Please note ticket quantities are limited.
  4. Pick up your tickets. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the box office at least 30 minutes before the performance unless otherwise specified. Remember to bring your Performing Arts Pass, the library receipt, your library card and your photo ID.

Participating branches

Performance venues


Canadian Stage produces and presents contemporary performances with a multidisciplinary focus, integrating theatre, dance, film, music, multimedia and more. Celebrate their 30th season with gravity-defying live performances from across the globe.

Berkeley Street Theatre
26 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON
(416) 368-3110

*Performances are held in different venues. Please check the performance schedule.

Factory Theatre

Factory Theatre showcases stories from artists from across Canada in a historic Toronto theatre. For over four decades, Factory has presented more than 300 productions by some of Canada's most gifted playwrights and helped launch the careers of countless theatre professionals.

125 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
(416) 504-9971

Harbourfront Centre

Since 1976, Harbourfront Centre has played a leading role in revitalizing Toronto's waterfront. Offering year-round programming to Toronto, Harbourfront Centre showcases the best music, visual arts, crafts, literature, dance and theatre on a multi-venue, multi-gallery facilities.

235 Queens Quay W, Toronto ON
(416) 973-4342

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is a year-round home for new documentaries, filmmaker retrospectives, and special events including live presentations of popular podcasts, post-screening conversations with filmmakers, and curated series such as the esteemed Doc Soup.

506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
(416) 637-3123

The Royal Conservatory of Music

Enjoy performances by international classical, jazz, pop, and world music stars, as well as The Conservatory's world-renowned students and faculty.

Telus Centre for Performance and Learning
237 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
(416) 408-0208

*Performances are held in different venues. Please check the performance schedule.


Steeped in the historical traditions of the baroque and classical eras, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is one of the world's leading period ensembles.

427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
(416) 964-6337

*Performances are held in different venues. Please check the performance schedule.

Note: The Performing Arts Pass is a pilot program running at select branches until the end of 2017. Our goal is to make it a permanent part of the regular MAP program in 2018. Thank you for participating. Since this is a pilot, your feedback is important to us. Please talk to library staff or contact us.