9 distanced things to do in Toronto this week: November 10 to 15

Nov 10 2020, 2:15 pm

With the surprisingly warm weather, now is the best time to safely explore the city of Toronto and find things to do, before the cold makes its way back into our lives.

Here’s a list of ideas that might catch your eye as you head into the week.

And don’t forget your masks.

Remastered – Aga Khan Museum

From November 7, 2020 to March 21, 2021, Aga Khan Museum’s Remastered exhibit opens to the public with 11 world-class collections of Persian, Turkish, and Mughal Indian manuscript paintings. There will also be digital interactives that have been developed in collaboration with Ryerson University Library which allows visitors to explore 40 additional pieces from the collection. “The Museum is remaining open to the visitors, with new measures and guidelines implemented to keep everyone safe,” according to the Aga Khan.

When: November 7, 2020 to March 21, 2021
Where: 77 Wynford Drive

PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Days Details

If you’ve ever wanted to be a pet owner, now’s your chance. According to PetSmart Charities of Canada, animal shelters across the country remain overwhelmed “with lost, abandoned and surrendered pets.” To help address the issue, PetSmart will be hosting its quarterly National Adoption Days event from November 2 to 22.

When: November 2 to 22, 2020
Where: Nearly every one of the 140 PetSmart stores across Canada Visit www.petsmart.ca to find a store near you.


For only 10 days, a new modern Caribbean pop-up restaurant is taking over Mahjong Bar’s kitchen in Toronto, starting this week. Working as a pick-up only service, for now, YAWD will be Welcoming hungry customers starting November 4 to 14. You can now pre-order your meals by checking out their website and depending on popularity, pick up times may be extended for an hour later.

When: November 4 to 14 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Mahjong Bar – 1276 Dundas Street West

Tune in to an all-Day Christmas radio station

It’s already November, which means holiday tunes are making a comeback for the Christmas season. And you’ll hear them play on Toronto’s radio stations too. The time has come where you can blast Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit “All I Want For Christmas” and not feel at all wrong for doing so!

Where: Online or on your radio
When: Whenever you’re in the spirit!

Take an outdoor fitness class

As the province continues its shutdown of indoor gyms, fitness studios around Toronto are offering opportunities to enjoy outdoor workouts. While it may be brisk, it’s a great way to burn off some calories and get some fresh air.

Where: Several locations
When: Varies

Venture through Hamilton’s Dundas Peak

Hamilton’s Dundas Peak is cutting back on large crowds and has now implemented two-hour time slots for visitors to reserve. Due to the pandemic, and the look out spot’s popularity, the Hamilton Conservation Authority will be continuing the use of reserved time slots until November 15 for Dundas Peak & Tew Falls and Webster Falls.

Sky Skate

Grab a pair of skates and soar through the clouds at Sky Skate, a new rooftop patio turning into a skating rink, opening in Toronto this season. The Porch, one of Toronto’s most popular summer rooftop patios, is now embracing the winter months and turning into an absolute winter wonderland with Sky Skate.

When: Starting November 8
Where: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Price: $14.95 for adults

Explore Toronto’s heated patios

With indoor dining out of the picture for a bit, Toronto restaurants are keeping their patios open with the help of heaters to keep everyone warm as the cold season approaches. As the province re-enacted certain Stage 2 restrictions, such as the closure of indoor dining, a few restaurants have had to get creative in order to keep business booming.

When: Restaurants vary
Where: 20 restaurants to uncover

Go on a day trip

Fall is well underway in Ontario, and that means that the leaves are starting to change colour. Luckily, the province is home to so many places where you can go and check out the magnificent fall foliage. So grab your camera and your pumpkin spice latte, and get out for a safe and distanced walk to check out these breathtaking autumn views. Be sure to have your face mask, and physically distance while out and about in the city.

Where: Several locations
When: Whenever you want

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