Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns for an eighth year and will once again transform the city into an open-air art gallery. Audiences can experience more than 110 art pieces. This year Nathan Phillips Square features “Forever Bicycles” a sculpture by artist Ai Weiwei as well as projects along the city’s streets, in corporate lobbies, store fronts and alleyways for a single night. This is a great event for a first date or your long-term girl. It is an easy way to show that you are cultured and that you know how to have fun.
Time: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am | Location: Various locations throughout the city Price: Free | Link: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/
What to Wear: Jeans with a gingham shirt and tweed jacket.
Take your special lady out for a romantic night out to the opera. The Canadian Opera Company presents Peter Grimes, his gripping opera about an alienated fisherman and the seaside village he struggles to inhabit. World-renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner sings the title role, less than a year after making his triumphant return to the COC in the sold-out hit Tristan und Isolde. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts his first Peter Grimes, arguably the greatest opera of the 20th century, leading the COC Orchestra and Chorus through its evocative score.
Time: 7:30pm | Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts -145 Queen St. W
Price: $45.00 + | Link: Learn More
What to Wear: Black velvet jacket with crisp white French-cuff shirt
If you’re looking for something a little different to do for your date night, check out Go Lounge for a fantastic night of board game trivia! There will be questions about classic games, party games and modern games so it will be challenging and fun for everyone!
Time: 8:00pm | Location: Go Lounge 1718 Queen Street West
Price: Free | Link: http://golounge.ca/
What to Wear: dark jeans with a chambray shirt
Scotia bank Nuit Blanche returns for an eighth year and will once again transform the city into an open-air art gallery. Audiences can experience more than 110 art pieces. This year Nathan Phillips Square features “Forever Bicycles” a sculpture by artist Ai Weiwei as well as projects along the city’s streets, in corporate lobbies, store fronts and alleyways for a single night. Round up the gents, the beers, and hit the streets.
Time: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am | Location: Various locations throughout the city
Price: Free | Link: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/
What to Wear: Cords with a dress shirt and tweed jacket.
We know; we had you at the title. You little ones will love this ultimate backstage museum pass at the ROM. Start the night off right with a special movie screening. Uncover the ancient secrets of the Mesopotamia while having exclusive after-hours access to the ROM’s blockbuster exhibit, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World. Speak to expert staff, get up close to ancient artifacts, decipher cuneiform, and make your own Mesopotamia inspired crowns before bunking down for a giant sleepover (after PJ karaoke and a late night snack of course) and get ready for midnight dreams of Mesopotamia.
Time: Friday at 5 pm and end Saturday at 10 am | Location: Royal Ontario Museum Galleries
What to Wear: Jeans with white shirt and knit sweater
Have your little ones been bugging you about getting a pet? This might be the weekend the finally cave. Toronto Cat Rescue is having a *huge* adopt-a-thon. They have lots of kittens and cats waiting for their forever families to adopt them!
Location: Pet Valu Galleria 1245 Dupont Street (Dupont/Dufferin)
Pet Valu Liberty Village 1176 King Street W. (King/Dufferin)
Price: Adoption fee at the event is $175 for kittens, $100 for cats over the age of 6 months, and $250 if adopting two kittens, payable by cash only
What to Wear: Jeans with t-shirt and jacket
Designed for young people ages 5 to 15, Music & Truffles is also a great for starting to explore the mysteries and ecstasies of great music – It’s entertaining, it’s interactive, and a wonderful opportunity to expose yourself and your children to classical music!
Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm | Location: Walter Hall U of T Faculty of Music -80 Queen’s Park
Price: $13.00 | Link: http://www.mooredaleconcerts.com/Music-and-Truffles.html
What to Wear: Flannel trousers and blue jacket
Getting bored of all the corporate art and blockbuster movies? Why not check out the Eastern Breeze International Film Festival. It is an annual film festival which previews short and mid-length films of all genres, including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental, from around the world which contain an eastern taste or philosophy. Eastern Breeze International Film Festival aims to give new talent an opportunity to have their work screened for cinema fans that would be unable to find these films in their local movie theaters.
Time: 7:00pm or 9:00pm | Location: Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St
Price: $10.00 | Link: http://easternbreeze.ca/
What to Wear: Dress pants with Statement jacket
Did you know that the 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world? This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometers (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. Hop on the 501 Streetcar Food Tour and you will go through countless distinct Toronto neighborhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. The tour will visit 6 neighborhoods & 6 stops!
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm | Location: 1730 Queen Street West
Price: $65.00-$76.00 | Link: http://foodiesonfoot.ca/501-streetcar-culinary-toronto-food-tour/
What to Wear: Dark jeans with check shirt dark coloured dinner jacket
If you and your girl aren’t in a mood to cook this Thanksgiving, jump aboard the Mariposa’s Captain Matthew Flinders boat for their Thanksgiving buffet. The menu will be full of traditional Thanksgiving feast options like roasted turkey, honey baked ham, herb bread stuffing and apple crumble, and guests will enjoy the view of Toronto’s beautiful skyline during dinner.
Time: 6:30 pm | Location: 207 Queens Quay W Toronto
Price: $86.27 | Link: https://tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=717
What to Wear: Jeans with Statement jacket
If you are not going to be able to make it home for Thanksgiving this year; round up the gents and hop aboard the Mariposa’s Captain Matthew Flinders boat for their Thanksgiving cruises. The menu will be full of traditional Thanksgiving feast options like roasted turkey, honey baked ham, herb bread stuffing and apple crumble, and guests will enjoy the view of Toronto’s beautiful skyline during dinner.
Time: 6:30 pm | Location: 207 Queens Quay W Toronto
Price: $86.27 | Link: https://tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=703
What to Wear: Jeans and cord jacket
It is time to make your childhood dream of being an archer a reality! Casa Loma is pleased to offer an Archery Workshop catering to adults only. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills. Even if it isn’t your dream it still sounds pretty cool right?
Casa Loma Archery classes are very popular! Class size is small and limited to 10 people/session. Sign up early!
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Location: Casa Loma -1 Austin Terrace
Price: $42.50 | Link: http://www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk
What to Wear: Jeans with jean shirt
Bring the family out for a special session with cake decorators from Le Dolci where your child will learn from top pastry chefs how to properly use a piping bag and create a magical autumn themed cupcake. Children will be taught a leaf making technique using piping tips and soft, freshly whipped butter cream icing in luscious fall colours. Children will also learn the basics of working with fondant to make an enchanted autumn leaf design and learn to use the grass tip to make a perfectly sweet edible work of art.
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 2:30pm | Location: Casa Loma -1 Austin Terrace
Price: $20.00 Children 13 and under $23.00 Youth 14 – 17/Seniors $29.00 Adults
What to Wear: Flannel trousers and jacket
Celebrate Thanksgiving and the harvest season in Kensington Market! On this festive food experience, you will be guided through the market to enjoy several delicious tastings, including local and seasonal specialties. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to shop for the big meal if you wish, learn about the history and heritage of the neighborhood, meet and greet shopkeepers, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the market. This is a great way to spend the holiday with family!
Time: 11:00 am | Location: Kensington Market -5 Bellevue Avenue
Price: $50.00 | Link: http://savourtoronto.com/food-tours/thanksgiving-tour/
What to Wear: Cords with turtleneck