9 thing to do in Toronto today: Sunday, November 17

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There will be a day to take it easy, a day to stay in, and not venture out into the greatness that is Toronto — but that day is not today.

There’s so much going on in the city this Sunday, get out and enjoy some of the seasonal fun before it becomes too cold to go outside.

Santa Claus Parade

What: You know it’s the holiday season what Toronto’s Original Santa Claus Parade makes its way through the streets of Toronto. Starting a Christie and Bloor, the massive display of floats, marching bands, costumed well-wishers, and Santa himself, heads down Bloor to College, until it ends at St Lawrence Market.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: Starts 12:30 pm
Where: Begins at Christie and Bloor St. W
Admission: Free

Murder at the ROM

What: A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, all connected to secrets in the collections. Work in teams of two to six people and follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery. After solving the crime, you’re free to explore the museum!

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 1 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
Admission: $44.99, available online

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Christmas Is Coming Market

What: Forget the big box stores this holiday season, try finding the perfect handmade, artisan gift from over 100 vendors. Head inside the renovated Great Hall Toronto through the side Entrance, for a day of local goods, sweet treats, delicious local eats and plenty of good vibes. Kids and four-legged friends welcome.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W
Admission: Free


What: See the best worst movies, on the second Sunday of every month at Handlebar in Kensington Market. November’s feature is Bloodsport, the movie that proves before we had CGI, we had JCVD. See a movie that’s kind of like Fight Club, except everybody knows.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue
Admission: Free

In the Realm of Oshima: The Best of Japanese Master Nagisa Oshima

What: Running 11 films created by Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, this run of movies hosted by TIFF is a serious piece of reference material for anyone looking to tell stories through moving pictures. See Oshima’s classics, from Boy to the deeply satirical Pleasures of the Flesh.

When: On until December 7
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: 350 King St W
Admission: Prices vary, check 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

Xiaojing Yan – where two rivers meet

What: See where two rivers meet, a two-floor solo exhibition by artist Xiaojing Yan. From intricate sculptures and installations that are monumental in scale to intimate sized works on paper, this exhibition explores the confluence between the natural world and modes of cultural exchange. Yan’s creative practice blends traditional Chinese materials and techniques with contemporary aesthetics and presentation.

When: Now until December 20
Time: Opening reception, Saturday, November 16, 2 – 5 pm
Where: Lonsdale Gallery, 410 Spadina Road

Toronto Christmas Market 2019

What: Fight it as much as you want, Christmas is coming. Get into the spirit of things at the Toronto Christmas Market. The market will feature entertainment, beer gardens, vendors, and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. Get cozied up, and head down to the Distillery District to experience its magic.

When: On until December 22
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, 12 pm to 9 pm; Friday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Distillery District
Admission: Free on weekdays, ticketed on weekends

Back to the Future Part 2

What: Did you get to the end of the first Back to the Future and think to yourself, ‘on man, I want that exact same movie, but in the future.’ Well you’re about to get your wish, join Doc Brown, Marty, and various forms of Biff in the most iconic time travel movie of all time.

When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Admission: $15, available online