16 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, November 3

Nov 3 2018, 1:33 am

Happy Saturday, Toronto.

It’s a beautiful fall day, and there’s no excuse to be indoors. Check out what’s going on all over the city today.

HomeFest Presented by Booking.com


What: HomeFest is Toronto’s newest festival-style event set to inspire you to see the full potential of your home. From tiny homes and maximizing your space to customizable kitchens and even an interactive culinary masterclass series, you’ll learn how to adapt your space to your lifestyle all while celebrating your home. 

When: Now until November 4
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
 International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Price: Entry is free. Reserve your complimentary tickets here

Everything To Do With Sex Show

What: If you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom this fall, make sure to check out the Everything To Do With Sex Show. Now in its 19th year, the weekend show features panels, classes, vendors, fashion shows, and technique seminars. Tickets start at $20 for a day pass or $25 for a weekend pass.

When: Now until November 4
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 12 am; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd
Price: From $20

Toronto Queer Film Festival

What: The Toronto Queer Film Festival returns to Toronto this weekend, creating a space for queer and trans filmmakers and audiences to come together in the spirit of art and activism.

When: Now until November 4
Time:  7 pm to 8 pm
Where: Various venues in the city
Price: Varies by screening/event

Hot Docs Podcast Festival

What: Now in its third year, Hot Docs Podcast Festival will host the world’s favourite podcast hosts as they bring the top audio stories to life. This year will feature an expanded four-day lineup of 10 live podcasts, creators forum, and more.

When: Now until November 5
Time: Varies by day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: From $19

Taste of Iceland

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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 eighth annual celebration of the best of Icelandic cuisine, music, art and literature.

When: Now until November 5
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating venues in Toronto
Price: Varies by location

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

What: The ten-day festival will feature 5,000 animals, 120 agricultural competitions, artisan goods and exhibits, food sampling, giant vegetables, local wines and beers, live performances, restaurants, pubs, and North America’s premier indoor equestrian event, The Royal Horse Show.

When: Now until November 11
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Price: General admission adult tickets are $27.50, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth and free admission for children three and younger

Cinesphere Fall Film Series

What: Toronto’s Cinesphere theatre at Ontario Place will be screening several iconic films over the next few months as part of its fall and winter programming. The Cinesphere will screen a number of iconic films including Ghostbusters, Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Blade Runner 2049 in IMAX, The Fifth Element and Die Hard. 

When: Screenings running till December 23
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Where: Cinesphere at Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Price: $15 for adults

Spiders: Fear & Fascination

What: This summer, the ROM welcomed a new exhibit, Spiders: Fear & Fascination and trust us, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The exhibit explores the hunting, burrowing, and weaving world of these eight-legged creatures and will feature more than 400 live and preserved spiders, cutting-edge interactive experiences, and new scientific discoveries.

When: Now until January 2019
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: $32 for adults

Really Really Free Market

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What: This month’s edition of the Really Really Free Market is taking place this Saturday. Taking place at Campbell Park, everything you see at the market is absolutely free. Seriously, no money is required, and there’s no swapping involved. Just remember, if you bring items to share, you must bring them before 3 pm and make sure they are in clean and working condition.

When: November 3
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Avenue
Price: Free


What: Toronto’s premier event for fans of all things horror returns to its roots this Halloween season. Intimate and accessible, this year’s HORROR-RAMA will focus on bringing you what you have come to expect: the highest calibre of guests working in horror film and culture, the most amazing and unique exhibitors and artisans, insightful panel discussions and a full line-up of film screenings.

When: November 3 and 4
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 918 Bathurst Street
Price: From $25

Day of the Dead

What: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a festival of reverence for those who have left the world of the living. Explore Mexico’s most popular cultural celebration through a contemporary lens, with live music, art installations, family activities and more.

When: November 3 and 4
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 7 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Free

The Bigger Picture tour

What: Memphis-based rapper-singer Daz Rinko is performing in Toronto this Saturday evening as part of his ‘The Bigger Picture’ tour. He’ll be performing alongside CMajor, Desiire, and She’Chinah.

When: November 3
Time: 9 pm to 12 am
Where: Handlebar, 159 Agusta Avenue

The Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Dead/Drunken Cinema

What: To coincide with Horror-Rama, Drunken Cinema is screening the iconic film Return of the Living Dead, with Ms. Linnea Quigley herself in attendance. She will be signing autographs, handing out prizes, doing photo ops and giving an exclusive Q&A after the screening.

When: November 3
Time: 9:30 pm to 12 am
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Price: $12 to $15

Guilty Pleasures Dance Party at Sneaky Dee’s

What: If you’re in the mood to dance the night away to your favourite tracks, Sneaky Dee’s is the place to be this Saturday evening. There will be plenty of Beyoncé, Nicki, Cardi, and throwbacks like Backstreet Boys and Britney.

When: November 3
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street
Price: $5

Missing U: Robyn Dance Party

What: Call your girlfriend, because Robyn just dropped a new album. To celebrate this great news, Mod Club Theatre is hosting an epic Robyn dance party to tribute the one true queen by playing all her old hits plus her brand new soon-to-be classics.

When: November 3
10 pm to 2 am
Where: Mod Club Theatre, 722 College Street West
Price: $8

After Hours Stand Up Comedy

What: If you’re in the mood to get your laugh onEmpire Comedy Live is hosting a fun late night stand up ensemble show with a group of awesome Toronto comedians this Saturday evening.

When: November 3
Time: 11:30 pm to 1 am
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street
Price: $8

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