27 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, November 11

Nov 10 2017, 3:31 am

It’s Remembrance Day, and there are several ceremonies taking place throughout Toronto today.

Besides the ceremonies, here is what else is happening in Toronto this Saturday.

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Designer Shoe Sale

What: A massive designer shoe sale is happening this week at the Markham Fair Grounds. Here you’ll be able to browse through over 30,000 pairs of winter footwear at up to 80 per cent off. You’ll find men and women’s footwear from designers like Cole Haan, Dr. Scholl’s, Franco Sarto, Sam Edelman, Lucky Brand, Naturalizer, Vince Camuto and more.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road

Festival of Arabic Music & Arts 

What: The first ever Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA) presented by the Canadian Arabic Orchestra will be taking over the GTA this fall bringing together over 100 local and international artists to four cities and ten venues.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Various venues throughout the city

Taste of Iceland

What: We don’t have to tell you that Iceland is having a major moment when it comes to travel. Learn more about the culture at the seventh annual celebration of the best of Icelandic cuisine, music, art and literature.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Various venues

Toronto Polish Film Festival

What: The 8th annual Toronto Polish Film Festival returns showcasing new media arts and films with both a Polish and multicultural focus. All the screenings will take place in Revue Cinema.

When: Now until November 12
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

European Union Film Festival

What: The European Union Film Festival will feature 28 films screened for FREE at the Royal Cinema every evening until November 23. This gives Torontonians the opportunity to see great European films often never before seen in Canada.

When: Now until November 23
Where: Royal Cinema, 608 College Street

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA

What: There are only a few weeks left to check out 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

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

Bat Out of Hell 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

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show is now on. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.”

When: Now until December 31
Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street

Chocolate High Tea

What: Weekends in November are sweeter than ever when the OMNI King Edward hosts this special Chocolate Tea Menu featuring chocolate ganache tarts topped with chestnut chantilly, white chocolate pumpkin chai cheesecake, chocolate orange scones and so so much more.  A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater
Toronto and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

When: November 11 to 12
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Legends Classic

What: Head down and take part in daily Induction Weekend events commemorating the Class of 2017! From the Fame Gam to Legends Classic, and the induction ceremony, this is one exciting weekend for hockey fans.

When: November 11 to 13
Where: Most events are at the Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street

The Winter’s Tale by the National Ballet of Canada

What: Shakespeare’s late work The Winter’s Tale fuses tragedy, comedy and romance in a story of jealousy, love, vindictiveness and redemption, all brought to life by the talented dancers of the National Ballet of Canada.

When: November 11 to 19
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West

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: November 10 to January 12
Where: Venues throughout the city

Rendezvous with Madness

What: Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival is Canada’s original film festival devoted to movies about mental health and recovery.The nine-day festival will showcase 16 features and 34 short films from across the globe, including a series of curated short film programs, vital discussions and enlightening exhibitions.

When: November 11
Where: Various venues throughout the city

Jim Jefferies

What: The always crass, yet funny to those who love him, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies will perform two shows in Toronto.

When: November 11
Where: The Sony Centre, 1 Front Street East

Toronto Indie Horror Fest

What: The Toronto Indie Horror Fest will be wrapping up this weekend! But you can expect a jam-packed weekend of feature and short films. Titles include The Candle, Mother’s Krampus, Unhinged, Rewind, and more.

When: November 11, check event website for screening times
Where: D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor West

The Standard Apparel Bankruptcy Sale

What: The Standard Apparel Bankruptcy Sale will be taking place this weekend, where you can shop from world class designers at 70 per cent off. You’ll find men and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories and even stuff for your home. Shop from designers like Fred Perry, Aviator Nation, HBC Heritage, Shinola, Nau, Aigle, Ragdoll LA, Rivieras, Mother Denim and more.

When: November 11 to 12, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 87 Wingold Ave – Unit 1, Toronto

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

What: Bringing a little bit of the country to the city, the longtime-running Royal Winter Agricultural Fair returns to offer farm goods and agriculture, entertainment, horse shows and shopping. One of the Royal’s must-visit attractions is the Prince’s Charities Canada and the Campaign for Wool’s Wool House installation, which is a creative space that raises awareness of wool as a sustainable fibre.

When: November 11 to 12
Canadian National Exhibition grounds, 39 Manitoba Drive

AIR MILES Gift Guide: The Holiday Edition Showroom

What: AIR MILES is hosting an awesome pop-up shop at the Winter Agricultural Fair this weekend where collectors can use their miles to get awesome gifts, which is a great way to save extra money during the holiday season.

When: November 11 to 12
Where: Canadian National Exhibition grounds, 39 Manitoba Drive

Stereo: A Glasses-Less 3D Exhibit

What: Toronto artist Trevor Twells will be opening Stereo an art exhibit that captures Toronto’s essence from a different perspective. The exhibit uses glasses-less 3D images to give a vivid and life-like picture of Toronto in a way it hasn’t been seen before.  

When: November 11 to 12
Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas Street West

National Women’s Show

What: Described as “the best girl’s day ever,” the National Women’s Show is heading to Toronto this weekend and will feature over 500 exhibits featuring everything from fashion and beauty to business and travel.

When: November 11 to 12
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd

Remembrance Day- City Ceremonies

What: On Saturday, 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.

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

Hayden and Sam Roberts

What: Hayden and Sam Roberts will grace the stage at Massey Hall for the fourth annual Dream Serenade show to raise funds for Toronto’s Beverley Street School. The lineup also features Sloan and Hannah Georgas.

When: November 11, 8 pm
Where: Massey Hall

FREE chicken from Hot Star

What: The chain straight out of Taiwan’s Shilin Night Market, is celebrating two years in Toronto this week and for the occasion, the makers of XXL chicken are giving away 50 FREE orders of fried chicken for the first in line at its downtown Yonge Street store!

When: November 11, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: 374 Yonge Street, Toronto


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

When: November 11 to November 26
Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street


What: Factory, in association with b current performing arts, is proud to present the world premiere of trace, a one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by former Factory Artistic Associate Jeff Ho.

When: November 11 to December 3
Where: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

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