12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, November 10

Nov 8 2019, 11:23 am

How much sun this Sunday comes with remains to be seen, but rain or shine, sleet or snow, there’s no reason not to enjoy yourself this November 10. Throw on a jacket and get out there, Toronto.

Day of the Dead Celebrations

What: Toronto’s biggest Day of the Dead celebration returns for its 16th year. Head to the Harbourfront Centre to see music by Mexican folk band “Los Pachamama,” along with traditional and contemporary ofrendas, films, food, and activities for the whole family.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: Saturday 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
Admission: Free

Hot Docs Podcast Festival

What: The biggest names in audio storytelling are coming to Hot Docs this fall. Canada’s premier podcast festival returns with six days of live shows, plus a Creators Forum for industry pros and emerging audio makers.

When: Now until November 11
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Festival passes start at $164, available online

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

What: See the directors cut of the iconic original science fiction movie on the big, big, big screen at the Cinesphere. The gorgeous special effects pale against the gorgeous face of a young Harrison Ford. Watch as he attempts to deal with a group of rebellious robots in one of the genre’s most important films.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 7:30 pm November 8 and 9; 4:30 November 10
Where: Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Admission: $15, available online

The Irishman

What: Martin Scorsese has teamed up with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel for a crime epic based on Charles Brandt’s 2003 book, I Heard You Paint Houses. This movie tells the story of James Hoffa through the lens of Frank Sheeran, an alleged hitman from the Bufalino crime family.

When: Now until November 19
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street W
Admission: $14

EstDocs 15th Annual Film Festival 2019

What: Celebrate 15 years of the EstDocs film festival as they look at human relationships through the prism of music, dance, and even the aftermath of conflict in other lands. This year’s films delve into a discussion about the challenges of ageing and a retrospective of a generation of master Baltic filmmakers.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: Times Vary
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Check online

Synth Expo

What: Do you like to make some noise? This is the event for you. See 2,500 sq. ft. of wall to wall synths in the heart of one of Toronto’s most lively and creative neighbourhoods. You’ll be able to get your hands dirty at interactive displays on some of the best producers around the world.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: Saturday, 12 to 7:00 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Fifth’s Basement, 225 Richmond Street W
Admission: Free, register online

Old Book and Paper Show

What: The Old Book and Paper Show sets up in the bright, easy to access and historical facility at Wychwood Barns to offer the cities only old paper and antiquarian book show. Check out numerous dealers in vintage rare and antiquarian books, while combing through the stock offered.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Admission: $10

Do Pie 2019

What: Trinity Bellwoods BIA is hosting its third annual Do Pie event. And while the Apple Pie contest itself focuses on the best baking, someone needs to eat all the goodies after they’ve been judged. Organized to raise funds for the Women’s Own Withdrawl Centre, everyone is invited to bake an Apple Pie for the event, and the top three winners will be eligible to win a special prize from local, neighbourhood businesses.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: A-Game Cafe, 797 Dundas Street W
Admission: Free, pie $5 a slice

Leslieville Farmers’ Market

What: Every Saturday you can shop for fresh veggies, baked goods, ethically-raised meat and a huge selection of prepared food at the Leslieville Farmers’ Market. But if that isn’t enough to entice you to the city’s east end, there’s also live entertainment, a kids program, and more.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Jonathan Ashbridges Park, 20 Woodward Avenue
Admission: Free

Nordic Fest

What: Celebrate all things Nordic and be Scandinavian for the day. There will be a Smørrebrød from the Drake Commissary and some Scandinavian-inspired hot dogs by Kungfu Dawg, Free Axe Throwing by Axed Throwing, KUBB and other Nordic games, crafts, a winter artisan market, and fresh Nordic beers.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Henderson Brewing Co, 128A Sterling Rd
Admission: Free, all ages

Boxing & Beer

What: Get ready to box it out! Whether you’re new to boxing or already know how amazing it makes you feel – you’re in for a great morning. You’ll learn how to throw a proper punch, meet some awesome new people, and leave feeling proud of yourself — plus the class comes with one beer.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Dr
Admission: $25 to $35, available online

Sunday Scene

What: At Sunday Scene, speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. This week features photo, film, and installation artist Michèle Pearson Clarke.

When: Sunday, November 10
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W
Admission: Free