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

Nov 10 2017, 3:53 am

Your weekend continues, Toronto. Head outside and check out what’s going on in and around the city this lovely Sunday!

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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: 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: 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: 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 12
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto


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: Now until November 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


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 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 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 12
Where: Canadian National Exhibition grounds, 39 Manitoba Drive


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 12
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd


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 12, 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: Now until 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: Now until December 3
Where: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

Do: Pie

What: Got a killer recipe appetite for apple pie? Prove it. Do: Pie, an Apple Pie Contest is being hosted by the Trinity Bellwoods BIA on Sunday, November 12 to raise funds for the Fort York Food Bank.

When: November 12, 2 pm to 4 pm
Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dundas Street West

The Eco Lifestyle Market – Holiday Edition

What: Giving the gift of green this holiday season is easier than you think. Especially considering you can attend this free eco lifestyle market featuring 45 of Toronto’s finest local, handcrafted, sustainable, eco- friendly and wellness goods vendors.

When: November 12, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Sunday Funday 3.0

What: Toronto’s premiere experience app Jukebox will be hosting its monthly Sunday Funday installation on November 12, with this month’s party focusing on Movember. Grab your bros and perfect your Mos, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

When: November 12, 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Bloke Nightclub, 401 King Street West

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