5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, November 8

Nov 7 2018, 10:42 pm

We are officially one day closer to the weekend, Toronto.

This means you have plenty of reasons to celebrate. So, enjoy your Thursday by checking out some of these great events happening in the city.

Make sure to bundle up, it’s going to get cold out there.

Indie Week 2018

What: Indie Week is celebrating its 15th year, bringing together Canada’s top artists at over 25 venues in just six days. Along with artist showcases, Indie Week hosts the Indie101 Music + Tech Conference with industry leaders and over 80 speakers and much more.

When: Now until November 11
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Super passes start at $120

Lunchtime Yoga at Sony Centre

What: Come and work up a sweat while you spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting, breathing at a free yoga class at the Sony Centre this month. Classes run Tuesday and Thursday.

When: November 8
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: The Sony Centre for  the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Price: Free to join. Register here


What: Artattack is an auction in support of Buddies in Bad Time Theatre. This live auction features work from dozens of Canada’s foremost contemporary artists, while the Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop offers an astounding collection of artist multiples and limited edition prints. There’s also a silent auction full of products and cultural experiences from a variety of local business.

When: November 8
Time: 7 pm
Where: Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander Street
Price: $40

Evening at the Market

What: A trip to Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market is an adventure that’s usually only an option during daylight hours. But for one night only this November, all 64 Market merchants will be open after hours and serving up an ambulatory feast,  special drinks, fun and a few special surprises in support of Second Harvest food rescue programs.

When: November 8
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market, 93-95 Front Street East
Price: $80

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

What: The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and works by East, South and Southeast Asian artists in Canada, the US, Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

When: November 8 to 16
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Screenings start at $15

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