Things to Do In Toronto During the Most Boring Month of the Year

November is kind of a lull. The refreshing breezes of fall have blown away and the bone chilling cold has settled in. It’s a month between holidays, between seasons, and between midterms and exams. It’s pretty dreary. Luckily for you, I have compiled a list of events that might make your November a little more fun.

Holiday Events

Eaton Center Christmas Tree Lighting  - Thursday November 16th @ The Eaton Center

Toronto Christmas Market - Thursday November 16th - Sunday December 23rd @ Distillery District

Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic - Saturday November 18th @ Village of Yorkville Park

Illuminate - Saturday November 18th @ Yonge-Dundas Square

Santa Claus Parade - Sunday November 19th @ Downtown Toronto

Cavalcade of Lights- Saturday November 25th @ Nathan Phillips Square    

CP Holiday Train - Tuesday November 28th @ Various Locations

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Shopping

Christmas is Coming Flea Market - Sunday November 19th @ The Trinity Bellwoods Flea

Black Friday - Friday November 24th @ Literally Every Store and Shopping Center

Bad Girls Market - Saturday November 25th @ 165 Greary Ave

Cyber Monday - Monday November 27th @ Online Shopping sites

Gladstone Flea Holiday Market - Sunday November 26th to Sunday December 10th @ The Gladstone Hotel

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Food

Toronto Chocolate Festival - November 1st-30th @ Various Locations

St Lawrence Market: Evening at the Market - Thursday November 9th @ St. Lawrence Market

The Vegetarian Association Holiday Market - Sunday November 19th @ Artscape Wychwood Barns

The Cheesecake Factory Grand Opening - Tuesday November 21st @ 3401 Dufferin St.

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Parties

Friday Night Live at the ROM (Tribute/Mic Drop/Chic): Friday November 10th/17th/24th @ the ROM

Girl Power! a 90s Video Dance Party Benefit - Friday November 10th @ The Gladstone Hotel 

Good Enough Live Karaoke - Saturday November 11th @ The Gladstone Hotel 

Queer as Folk 2000s Dance Party - Saturday November 11th @ Sneaky Dee’s

PINK Fridays - Thursday November 16th @ Glad Day Bookshop

The Wedding Singer 80s Dance Party - Saturday November 18th @ Sneaky Dee’s 

 

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Shows

Grease the Musical - Wednesday November 1st to Sunday December 10th @ Winter Garden Theatre

Ladies of Hip Hop Festival - Friday November 10th to Saturday November 11th @ The Harbourfront Center

The Winter’s Tale - Friday November 10th to Sunday November 19th @ Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts

Chris Rock - Saturday November 11th - Air Canada Center 

Elf the Musical - Tuesday November 21st to Sunday November 26th @ The Princess of Wales Theatre

Jay-Z 4:44 Tour - Wednesday November 22nd & Thursday November 23rd

A Christmas Carol - Friday November 24th to Sunday December 31st @ Elgin Theatre

Inspiration is a Monster: R. L. Stine - Wednesday November 29th @ The AGO

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Exhibits

Anishinaabeg: Art & Power - Saturday June 17th to Sunday November 19th @ the ROM

Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood - Thursday June 29th to Sunday December 10th, @ the AGO

Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters - Saturday September 30th to Sunday January 7th @ the AGO

2017 AIMIA: AGO Photography Prize - Saturday September 30th to Sunday January 7th @ the AGO

Free Admission to Toronto History Museums - Tuesday October 24th to Thursday November 30th @ Various Locations

Vikings - Saturday November 4th to Monday April 2nd @ the ROM

Christian Dior - Saturday, November 24th 2017 to Sunday, March 18th 2018 @ The ROM

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Films

A Bad Moms Christmas - Wednesday November 1st @ Various Locations

Lady Bird - Friday November 3rd @ Various Locations

Thor: Ragnarok - Friday November 3rd @ Various Locations

The Killing of a Sacred Dear - Friday November 3rd @ Various Locations

TIFF Black Star - Friday November 3rd to Friday December 22nd @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Toronto Indie Horror Fest - Wednesday November 8th to Saturday November 11th @ D-Beastro

European Union Film Festival - Thursday November 9th to Thursday November 23rd @ The Royal Cinema

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Friday November 10th @ Various Locations

Murder on the Orient Express - Friday November 10th @ Various Locations

Regent Park Film Festival - Wednesday November 15th to Saturday November 18th @ Regent Park

Justice League - Thursday November 16th @ Various Locations

Toronto African Film and Music Festival - Thursday November 16th to Saturday November 18th @ Kingsway Community Life Center

The Exorcist - Friday November 17th @ the AGO

Wayne’s World - Friday November 17th @ The Carlton Cinema

The Shining - Friday November 24th @ the AGO

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Friday November 24th @ The Carlton Cinema

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Hopefully, you’ll be able to muster up the strength in this drab month to go out and have some good times. Remember: November is what you make it.