It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.
We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.
There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!
Everyone knows house parties are the best kind of parties. So how about shaking it up a bit and attending a house party at a stranger’s home? The Toronto Festival of House Culture is seven-day party marathon, where all its events take place in someone else’s house, and anyone can attend. You can peruse an indoor garage sale in fancy Forest Hill, or learn how to pour a glass of whiskey even Don Draper would love in Trinity-Bellwoods. This event is accessible and has something for everyone, but make sure to show up on time. The festival’s organizers take punctuality very seriously according to their website. Tickets are give what you can.
Where: Various Locations
When: November 20 to 27
The biggest event in Canadian football is coming to Toronto, the 104th Grey Cup Festival! The festival features several events for CFL enthusiasts, including a Sheepdogs concert, the CFLAA Legends Luncheon, and of course, the main event itself, the Grey Cup Championship Game. Throw on your favourite football jersey and getting ready to do the wave like a champ! Ticket prices vary depending on the event.
Where: Various locations
When: November 22 to 27
Toronto is a city of film lovers; however, tickets to our city’s film festivals are sadly out of reach for most Torontonians. Since 2003, the Regent Park Film Festival has existed as a completely free event that seeks to expose all Torontonians to great flicks from around the world. The festival places a particular focus on films that challenge stereotypes. In addition to a bevy of short and feature-length movies, this year’s fest even features a panel with the cast of CBC’s hit show Kim’s Convenience!
Where: 585 Dundas Street East
When: November 23 to 26
Can’t wait for the summer to get your WayHome fix? Well, then pull on your favourite pair of Blundstone’s and travel to the Phoenix for WayHome For The Holidays. At this concert, you can treat your eardrums to the siren sounds of The Darcys, Bear Mountain, and The Beaches. Tickets will set you back $20.
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre
When: November 23 at 7 pm
The One of a Kind Show is every Toronto shopaholic’s favourite holiday event. Where else can you find so many handmade handicrafts in one place? Fancy an artisanal backpack, or how about a nightstand made by a local woodworker? This is your chance to get your friends and family some truly unique holiday gifts. Unlike on Etsy, you don’t even need to pay for shipping! Tickets cost $15 each for adults.
Where: Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place
When: November 24 to December 2
It’s the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights! Put on your mittens and venture out to Nathan Phillips Square for a skating party, a concert of holiday favourites, and of course, the lighting of City Hall’s Christmas tree. Oh, and if all those holiday lights aren’t lit enough for you, there will be a fireworks display too. This is basically the perfect event for people who are afraid of the dark!
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: November 26 at 7 pm