Well, Toronto, we’ve been off to a messy start with November. The weather hasn’t been that kind to us and it’s a little gloomy out there. But at least it’s not expected to rain this weekend, so that means we have to make the most of it – before we’re covered in snow, that is. Nonetheless, there are a lot of things to do in Toronto this weekend that will keep your spirits up and out of that slump.

From ongoing events to weekend-only adventures, Toronto is jam-packed with the best things to do, so saying you’re bored is out of the question.

So, let’s get right to it, friends! We’ve got so many things to do in Toronto this weekend, and so little time.

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

One of Toronto’s most prestigious winter traditions is back!

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been bringing world-class equestrian entertainment to the city since 1922 and this year promises to be as incredible as ever.

Whether you’re a fan of equestrian sports or simply love the history and tradition of it all, you’ll have no shortage of entertainment and attractions to enjoy at this year’s fair.

When: Until November 12th, 2022
Where: Exhibition Place, Toronto
Cost: $30 per adult

Happy Anniversary MOCA: Celebrating Five Years of Contemporary Art

Happy fifth birthday, MOCA!

The Museum of Contemporary Art is celebrating its anniversary with a weekend full of events and free admission.

The fun kicked off with a glamorous birthday party and fundraiser, followed by workshops, tours, and of course, contemporary art galore.

When: Until November 12th, 2023
Where: MOCA, 158 Sterling Road #100, Toronto
Cost: FREE

Sponsored Pick: Sushi Yūgen: A Premium Omakase Experience in the Financial District

Exciting News! Sushi Yūgen, a premium Japanese Omakase restaurant, is now open in the Financial District. Experience an extraordinary culinary journey with Chef Kyohei Igarashi who led the omakase counter of a Michelin-starred restaurant overseas. Join him at 150 York St, starting Nov 1st at the Chef’s Counter with 15-17 courses for a $260 Dinner and on Nov 21st at the Main Counter for Lunch at $79 (45 mins) or Dinner at $98 (1 hour). Stay tuned to @MyTOFD for Financial District updates and happenings.

Reel Asian Film Festival

Canada’s largest Asian film festival is coming to Toronto this week.

The 27th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a “unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora,” according to the description.

Festival-goers will get to see films and videos made by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world.

When: Until November 19th, 2023
Where: See all venues
Cost: $15+ per ticket

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Hockey fans, this is for you!

The 2023 inductees of Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame will be unveiled today, and they’re some of the newest legends known to the sport.

Induction Weekend will be jam-packed with events to attend, so if you’re a die-hard hockey fan, you don’t want to miss it.

When: November 10th to 13th, 2023
Where: Hockey Hall of Fame
Cost: Get tickets

National Women’s Show

The ultimate girl’s day out is returning to the city this Friday.

Experience the very best food, fashion, and fun all under one roof at this iconic annual event.

Get free hair and beauty mini makeovers, snag a goodie bag filled with free samples, attend workshops, enjoy entertainment, and most importantly, shop!

When: November 10th to 12th, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Cost: $15.75 per person

North York Diwali Fest

Another Diwali festival is coming our way in November, and this time, it’ll be in North York’s Mel Lastman Square.

Celebrate the festival of lights with live music, dance, a rangoli competition, live performances, food, and entertainment of all kinds.

The best part? Admission is free!

When: November 11th, 2023, 11 AM to 9 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square
Cost: FREE

Old Book and Paper Show

The only old paper and vintage book show in the GTA is back again this month!

This year, the event will have new dealers and lots of great stock, plus great dealers in vintage rare and antiquarian books.

Plus, it’s in the beautiful venue of Wychwood Barns. You can’t go wrong, bookworms.

When: November 12th, 2023, 10 AM to 4 PM
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Cost: $12 per adult

Buffer Festival

The most popular digital content creators on the Internet are descending on our city this month for the 10th annual Buffer Fest.

Learn from industry experts as well as your favourite creators as they participate in panel talks and Q&As, enjoy screenings, and even meet up with some of today’s top stars.

When: November 9th to 12th, 2023
Where: Paradise on Bloor and The Drake Hotel
Cost: $25+ per ticket

Catch Pete Davidson live

Alright, Toronto comedy fans. The one & only Pete Davidson is coming to the city this weekend!

Davidson, who was scheduled to come to Toronto in August of 2022 but cancelled, will be doing two shows at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Saturday, November 11th.

Where: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
When: Saturday, November 11 at 7pm and 9:30 pm
Cost: $134+