Toronto Events for November (Virtual and IRL!)
October 30, 2020
South African Film Festival (November 1-12)
Now in its 7th year, TSAFF is a non-profit event held in support of the important educational development work done by Education without Borders (EwB) — in South Africa and Canada — since 2002. In November 2020, TSAFF will go online for the first time with a new moniker — as the cross-Canadian South African Film Festival — to reach our audience and loyal supporters from the comfort and safety of your own homes.
Organized by a committee of volunteers, SAFF will draw on the best of South African films, reflecting the outstanding cinema coming out of the country’s diverse population, rich tradition of struggle for democracy and equity, and complex political and economic reality.
South Africa has produced outstanding cinema. The films you will see at the SAFF are among the best. You’ll also know that you are directly supporting the many students who attend and benefit from EwB’s growing programs.
Buy Good Feel Good Festival (November 7-8)
Shop North America’s largest collection of ethically sourced products and support businesses that put people and planet ahead of profit.
Over 100 exhibitors. 200,000+ Lives impacted. 50+ Countries represented.
Fair trade apparel, accessories, organic foods, artisanal home decor and much more!
Indie Week Canada (November 10-14)
The 18th edition of Indie Week Canada is switching gears by offering a 5-day online conference. 2020 has brought many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response, what would normally be an in person event taking place across multiple venues in Toronto, will now be online. This will allow for more international attendees and connections than ever before.
“Indie Week Canada is committed to using this online platform to be a leader moving forward in a positive direction. Connecting artists, industry and fans from around the world is more important now than ever before as the music industry adapts and evolves. Now is the time to log on, connect, and move forward together.” Darryl Hurs (Indie Week founder).
The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience (November 10-14)
The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience is a unique opportunity to experience the very best in Canadian agriculture and food from your laptop, tablet, smart phone or desktop. The Royal Pavilion Presented by the Ontario Toyota Dealers Association features content representing all four pillars of The Royal including Equestrian, Agriculture, Culinary and Education. Explore exciting careers in agriculture and food within A Place to Grow Presented by University of Guelph or build your personal brand through Grow Your Skills Presented by RBC Future Launch. Learn all about the future of agriculture and food in the Agriculture Zone Presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario and if you love discovering local food and want to see the best of what’s coming from across Ontario than check out Spotlight on Local Presented by Metro.
Window Wonderland (November 14-January 31)
Taking place through the winter season, November 14, 2020 –January 31, 2021, The Junction 1st Annual Window Wonderland, presented by MEDS Junction Pharmacy, will transform our neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery that is interactive, engaging, and magical. The exhibition will use local artists and Augmented Reality (AR) to create an impressive display of public art.
In partnership with Calgary-based organization, Buds Collective, The Junction BIA will be showcasing our local businesses and artists featuring ten interactive painted windows accessed through the AR app, Augle. Window Wonderland will be Toronto’s first large-scale display of AR and will provide an accessible, expressive and immersive artistic experience for locals and visitors. Join us in this unique creative experience to show Toronto how amazing our local artists and businesses are!
Journey Into Enchantment (November 20-January 4)
Experience the magic of more than a million lights. You’ll encounter dazzling animated displays, static displays, music shows, simulated starburst fireworks lights, and a spectacular tunnel as you drive through in the comfort of your own vehicle. The 1.6 km route will impress and amaze you!
Holiday Night of Lights (November 20-January 1)
After a sold out Halloween Nights of Lights, we are bringing the socially distanced, fully contactless drive thru experience to the Holiday season! An immersive experience like none other, featuring more than 1,000,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Holiday tunes. Nights of Lights is the must-see drive-through event of the Fall season for all ages. Turn up the volume and roll down the windows because this dazzling light display only happens once a year.
Art Tour Collective (November 21)
Members of THE ART TOUR COLLECTIVE, like creative people everywhere, continue to make art during the COVID-19 pandemic while looking for new and better ways to share it with the world.
We want our friends, neighbours, art lovers, and collectors to know that we are still here, and we have lots of amazing new work to share.
As autumn turns to winter and our community moves increasingly indoors with public health restrictions in place, our living spaces become more important to us than ever.
Why not brighten the gloom with a beautiful art piece that inspires you and your loved ones?
Please pay a visit and explore the diverse and exciting work of our members.
Inquiries regarding purchasing or viewing works can be made by contacting the artists directly through the links provided on the exhibition site.
Uncharted TedX Toronto (November 26)
Uncharted spans four thoughtfully curated evenings where you’ll encounter critical new ideas and perspectives, be inspired to think differently, and engage in meaningful dialogue with fellow curious souls.
This won’t be a Zoom event. Expect professionally produced TEDxToronto talks, a cutting-edge live event platform, and a host who represents the best of Toronto guiding you through a thought-provoking experience.
So take the evening off and join us to be inspired by the most fascinating changemakers the GTHA has to offer.
Cavalcade of Lights (November 28)
Cavalcade of Lights is an annual event that marks the official start to the holiday season in Toronto. It features the lighting of Toronto’s 50-foot (15-metre) Christmas tree, live musical performances, a skating party, and a spectacular fireworks display.
The 54th annual celebration is planned to take place place at Nathan Phillips Square on November 28, 2020.