Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

Bingo for beers, the Santa Claus Parade, a 90's bar crawl, and more!

The snow has arrived, Toronto, but that’s no reason to stop you from checking out some of the outstanding events taking place across the city this weekend.

From awesome concerts like Andy Shauf or City and Colour at Dream Serenade to a little bit of Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic, there are tons of great ways to have fun this weekend that don’t involve lying in bed and watching Netflix. Check out these five events you want want to skip out on this weekend.


People’s Pint Brewing Company | November 16, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Free

People’s Pint Brewing Co. began as a brewing collective, and they expanded to continue collaborating with other brewers. Now, the Pelham Park brewery is hosting Friday night’s Bingo for Beer, which is free to play, and if you win you get free beer! It’s that easy!

Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic

Village of Yorkville Park | November 17, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Free

Bloor-Yorkville will be shining bright this Saturday for Holiday Magic, the annual community concert event that is hosted in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR). From 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm you can enjoy the Official Tree Lighting along with an excellent performance by pop star Shawn Hook.

Catch a Concert

Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf will be bringing his quiet, cinematic tunes to Trinity St. Paul’s on November 16th and 17th. He’s out touring his album The Party, which explores the youth, heartbreak, and small secrets that take place over one night out.

The 5th Annual Dream Serenade in support of children with exceptionalities and their caregivers is coming to the Roy Thompson Hall on Saturday, November 17th. It will feature performances from huge names like City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, and The Rural Alberta Advantage, and you can check out the rest of the lineup below.


90s Bar Crawl

Multiple Venues | November 17, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Tickets

Head back to the 90s at this bar crawl where you can relive the era of AIM, Ninja Turtles, and slap on bracelets. You’ll be able to belt along to the songs on the first ten NOW That’s What I Call Music! albums. Tickets include a signature bar crawl cup, a souvenir 90’s Bar Crawl koozie & slap bracelet, and drink specials at various Toronto bars like Fynn’s of Temple Bar, The Friar: A Firkin Pub, and more!

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2018

Beginning at Christie Pits, travelling along Bloor St. | November 18, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Free

This weekend marks Toronto’s 114th Annual Original Santa Claus Parade in Toronto! The route will begin at Christie Pits and travel along Bloor St. on November 18th. You can also purchase Red Noses from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets to “light the way for Santa!”