17 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, November 26

Nov 22 2017, 10:51 pm

Just because the weekend is coming to a close doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.

From holiday festivals to Movember parties, here are 17 events worth checking out this Sunday.

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Cirque du Soleil VOLTA

What: This is the final weekend to see Cirque du Soleil’s latest performance! Filled with extreme sport, live music and signature acrobatics, VOLTA is about the freedom that comes with blazing your own trail.

When: Now until November 26
Where: Under the Big Top, The Port Lands, 51 Commissioners Street


What: After smashing box offices last season, Mirvish’s “Disgraced” returns to offer a solid (but limited engagement) theatre option. It centres on a New York dinner party that gets interesting when the discussion turns to – you guessed it – politics and religion. 

When: Now until November 26
Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

Free Toronto Museum Admission

What: Get a taste of history this month by taking advantage of the month-long free admission to nine of Toronto’s historic museums courtesy of Mackenzie Investments. Participating museums include Colborne Lodge, Gibson House, Fort York National Historic Site and Mackenzie House to name a few.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations throughout the city

Toronto Chocolate Festival

What: The Toronto Chocolate Festival is one not to miss for the chocolate addicts. Featuring chocolate in all its delicious forms, this very sweet festival highlights chocolate tastings, chocolate making exhibitions, and chocolate eating contests.

When: Now until November 30
Where: Various locations

One of a Kind Christmas Show

What: If you’re in the market for a unique holiday gift, you’ll find a talking point-filled one at the One of a Kind Show & Sale and meet the creators behind the works of art at the same time. You’ll find 800 local and international artists, makers, designers and craftspeople

When: Now until December 3
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition grounds, 100 Princes’ Blvd

Polar Express

What: This holiday season, you’re invited to embark on a magical holiday journey as you take a ride on the Polar Express.  Operated by the Waterloo Central Railway, passengers will be whisked away to the sounds of the beloved film’s motion soundtrack, enjoy freshly prepared hot cocoa and holiday treats and they will also receive a very special visit from Santa, and each child will be given their first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell.

When: Now until December 23. Select times available, check the website for details.
Waterloo Central Railway Train Museum Platform, 50 Isabella Street

Toronto Christmas Market

What: Rediscover the magic of Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. Here you’ll find an assortment of artisan vendors, an Instagram-worthy Christmas tree, live music, incredible Christmas decorations and so much more. Admission is free during the week.

When: Now until December 23
Where: The Distillery District

Bat Out of Hell the Musical

What: Bat Out of Hell is a rock musical that tells the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock n’ roll. This incredible performance will feature an award-winning cast that will definitely bring the audience to their feet.

When: Now until December 24
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street

Music from People City

What: This fall, Toronto’s most iconic musical assets will be on display, as Myseum of Toronto(a nonprofit museum dedicated to all things Toronto) presents Music from People City – a professionally curated event series that invites locals, visitors and travellers to experience the city’s world-class music scenes, sounds and stories firsthand.

When: Now until January 12
Where: Venues throughout the city

Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

What: Come explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s latest exhibit Christian Dior which officially begins this Saturday.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

Jukebox Presents: Mustachio

What: Men with mustaches, what more could you need? In support of Movember, Toronto’s premiere experience app Jukebox is hosting a pop-up at the Addison. Guests can enjoy libations from the Redbull cocktail lab, check out the Redbull ESPORTS section as well as shop at the Brimz pop-up.

When: November 26, 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Addison’s Residence, 456 Wellington Street West

Toronto Comic Book Show

What: Comic book lovers are invited to buy, sell and trade at the Toronto Comic Book Show. There will also be the very best in modern, silver age, golden age comics, trade paperbacks, graphic novels as well as related toys and TV show/movie memorabilia.

When: November 26, 10 am to 4 am
Where: Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson

Food in Film

What: Watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs while mowing down on delicious eats from Alimentari at this edition of the food-themed film screening series.

When: November 26
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

Mo Trivia 5.0

What: If you’re a fan of trivia, you might want to check out Mo Trivia 5.0 this month. Test your knowledge and show your support. The organizer has suggested a $20 donation, which will be donated to the Movember Foundation.

When: November 26, 1 pm
Where: Louis Cypher Brew Works, 417 Danforth Avenue

Christmas and Chocolate Pastry Fair

What: Toronto’s newest Christmas market is all about chocolate EVERYTHING. Presented in part of the month-long Toronto Chocolate Festival, the Christmas Chocolate + Pastry Fair promises a marketplace stocked with chocolate seasonal confections and baked goods, plus an afternoon of family-friendly programming that includes a chocolate-eating contests, chocolate-making demo stage and classes, and a free Wonka Wheel Golden Ticket draw to win a secret tour of a Chocolate Factory.

When: November 26, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto


What: The ultimate chocolate chowdown is on in Toronto this weekend. The ChocOlympics presented in part of the Toronto’s first ever Christmas Chocolate + Pastry Fair takes place following the afternoon event at Wychwood Barns on Sunday, November 26 and will see four teams of 10 runners compete to win cash donations to the charity of their choice.

When: November 26, 6 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

All-You-Can-Eat Pierogi at Tennessee Tavern

What: Kicking off the last weekend in November, Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern is introducing a weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face.

When: Sunday nights starting November 26
Where: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto

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