5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, October 11
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Happy Hump Day, Toronto. It’s already Wednesday, and the short week is almost winding down. To get you there faster, check out what’s happening in the city today.
- Riverdale IRL: Pop’s Diner to pop-up across Canada this week
- The world dodgeball championship coming to Toronto this month
- You can go wading in a sea of floating cranberries near Toronto right now (PHOTOS)
Nathan Phillips Square Farmer’s Market
Ontario Farm Fresh presents Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market, an opportunity to enjoy fresh food in the city. With options of cheeses, breads, honey, fruits and flowers, shopping possibilities are endless. Catch one of the last markets of the year today.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: October 11 from 8 am to 2 pm
Since it began 8 years ago, Freedom Day has expanded into a highly anticipated, multicultural celebration of Canadian values. This year’s speakers include former CFL player & motivational speaker Orlando Bowen, Montreal-er Corey Fleischer who is working to erase hate graffiti, Indigenous activist Tracee Smith, Holocaust survivor & author Max Eisen and ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli returns to MC the program.
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: October 11 at 12 to 1:30 pm
Now in its 17th year, Reelworld Film Festival takes audiences on journeys that deeply explore the world’s most pressing social issues from the perspectives of diverse filmmakers. Through socially relevant films, Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, video games, and conversation, Reelworld uses storytelling as a tool for social change.
Where: Various venues
When: October 11 to 15
One of the most personal films by Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. This screening is presented in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.
Where: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
When: October 11 at 7 pm
Formed in 2008 in El Paso, Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop band scheduled to perform a show in Toronto this evening. Head down and enjoy an evening of their moody and wistful sounds.
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
When: October 11 at 8 pm