19 things to do in Toronto this weekend: November 11 - 13

Oct 31 2016, 8:43 pm

It’s already the second weekend in November!

Start off your Friday with the Remembrance Day ceremonies (across the city), and check out what is happening in and around the city all weekend long.

Have a great weekend, Toronto!

Remembrance Day- City Ceremonies

On Friday, November 11, City of Toronto ceremonies will be taking place at Old City Hall and each of the Civic Centres across Toronto, as well as at Fort York.

Where: Various civic centres as well as Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West
When: November 11 at 10:45 am

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Legends Classic

Head down and take part in daily Induction Weekend events commemorating the Class of 2016! From the Fame Game, to Legends Classic, and the induction ceremony, this is one exciting weekend for hockey fans.

Where: Most events are at the Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
When: November 11 to 14

Tango 8 Fest

It’s Tango weekend in the 6ix!  Tango 8 Fest returns for its third year featuring workshops, DJ’s, live music, sales, and more!

Where: Polish Hall, 206 Beverley Street
When: November 11 to 13

European Union Film Festival

Toronto’s European Union Film Festival is screening 34 films as part of this year’s 12th edition. Nine features will be seen in Toronto for the first time at the 2016 EUFF, and general admission to the festival is free!

Where:  Royal Cinema, 608 College St
When: November 11 to 24

The Babytime Show

Toronto’s original baby show returns this weekend, offering the best brands, unique artisans, innovative products, and toddler entertainment all under one roof.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
When: November 11 to 13

The Write Stuff: Why Iceland Inspires Us to Put Pen to Paper

This literary event celebrates Iceland’s robust storytelling culture with a discussion led by Eliza Reid, a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for creative minds, and Reid will focus her talk on what makes Iceland so inspirational for lovers of the written word.

Where: Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay Street
When: November 11 at 6 pm

Friday Night Live at the ROM

Get your party on tonight at the ROM for their Friday Night Live event. Tonight’s theme is “tribute.”

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
When: November 11 at 7 pm


You’ve probably had their song stuck in your head at some point this summer. Snakehips’ “All My Friends” is only one of the tracks that put this duo on the map! Check out their show this weekend for a sensual take on old school R & B and hip hop.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.
When: November 11 at 7 pm

The 7th annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day celebration

Bring the whole family to the seventh annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day celebration, featuring a fun mix of games, crafts and the acclaimed adaptation of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Before the screening, an all-star panel will present the three winning short stories from a competition for writers aged 8–12.

Where: Hot Docs, 506 Bathurst Street
When: November 12 at 12 pm

Flashback – Electric Circus Gala

It’s a 90’s Flashback at this year’s Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA) Gala. Get ready to dance and get down in your favourite ‘90s getup for a chance to win $300 in the best-dressed contest.

Where: Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street
When: November 12 at 6 pm


Something new, something bold, something OH SO T.O.  This weekend, celebrate Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery’s annual gala and art auction at Katzman contemporary. Bid on some of the best Canadian art, while raising funds to support one of Toronto’s newest artists.

Where: Katzman Contemporary, 86 Miller Street
When: November 12 at 6:30 pm

ClickCHANGE Men’s Health

A Night In Support of Movember Foundation. Entertainment, music, open bar, billiards, raffle giveaways, snacks, and a ‘mo-bro runway show’ with moustaches galore! All proceeds of ticket sales for the event will support the Movember Foundation’s Testicular Cancer Initiative!

Where: Movember Headquarters, 588 Richmond Street West
When: November 12 at 7 pm

Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks

Because we love to cheer our boys at home. Check out the Raps who are taking on the New York Knicks this weekend!

Where: Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay Street
When: November 12 at 7:30 pm

#TasteofIceland in Toronto: Reykjavik Calling Concert

This year, the free Reykjavik Calling  concert will be held at The Horseshoe Tavern! Enjoy the free Icelandic-Canadian collaborative concert featuring Icelandic musicians Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone, alongside the dynamic Canadian duo LAL.

Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West
When: November 12 at 9 pm

take it to the mat

take it to the mat, The Great Yoga & Wellness Revolution is the only pledge-driven fundraising event of its kind in Canada. This event incorporates the benefits of yoga, meditation and living a happier and healthy lifestyle. Funds raised from take it to the mat goes to Lymphoma Canada.

Where: Glenn Gould Studio & Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front Street
When: November 12 at 9 am


There is something about Jewish food that brings people together. NoshFest’s mission is to celebrate Jewish food and culture by showcasing delicacies unique to Jewish tradition and heritage and bringing together members of Toronto’s diverse community.

Where: Arstcape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
When: November 13 at 11 am

Bartender Atlas Tour

Over the next three days, Bartender Atlas are hosting their first Bartender Atlas Tour. The Tour will include a variety of events to take place over the three days and they will be flying in some top secret bartenders to participate in the festivities. It is going to be a lot of fun!

Where: Various locations
When: November 13 to 15

An Evening in Iceland

Experience an immersive evening showcasing the best of Icelandic music, cuisine, and drinks. Mix and mingle with your fellow diners over a four-course dinner with wine pairings, highlighting traditional Icelandic flavours.

Where: Jump, 18 Wellington Street West
When: November 13 at 5 pm

Porter Robinson

After his 2014 debut album, Worlds, Porter Robinson toured the world with his well-known live performances. This year, Robinson released “Shelter” which is a collab with friend and producer Madeon, and they are now on tour together. There’s also an afterparty at the Hoxton.

Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave.
When: November 13 at 6 pm