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This Toronto festival invites you into people's homes – literally

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Nov 07, 2016 5:49 am 77

Toronto’s social scene really has something for everyone.

Whether it’s sports, clubs, or concerts, the city fulfills all three regularly. And for those looking to stay indoors, on a couch perhaps, there are events for you too — on other people’s couches.

The Toronto Festival of House Culture returns for its third year, and with it come a slew of awesome events at different homes throughout the city. If you’re looking to check out a house concert in someone’s living room, you’ve got it. Or perhaps a vegetarian pot luck? There’s an event for that. Maybe you just want to draw with others, and there’s an art party for that too.

The festival is all about diversity, community, dialogue, sharing, intimacy, and fun. Throughout the week of November 20, strangers (not for long) will be opening up their homes to different events throughout Toronto, and everyone is invited.

“Our vision is that through opening our homes and hearts to friends, neighbours, and strangers, how ever different they may seem, we will create a better city, and world for all of us,” reads the Festival of House Culture website.

This year’s festival includes a HOTCHA! Neighbourhood Potluck in a home in Roncesvalles Village, an Indoor Garage Sale in Forrest Hill, an event called “How to Pour Whiskey For Strangers” in Trinity-Bellwoods, and a secret Sofar Sounds show.

So put away the phone for an evening, or seven, and check out some of these community events in strangers houses. Because, let’s be honest, Tinder is so much more fun in real life.

Toronto Festival of House Culture

Where: Various locations
When: November 20 to 27

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Senior Staff Writer, music aficionado, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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