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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week are all about showcasing the best of the city's diversity. Several film festivals kick off with stories from around the world, while The Weeknd is here to perform. Art, wellness and a stargazing party are all on as well, and there's lots of free stuff, too.

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    • November 5
      The timeless music of Fleetwood Mac has found new life in nearly every generation, making this one of the few concerts you can take your mom to.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • November 5
      Toronto's tech community is gathering for a night of networking, talks, drinks, showcases and a geekin' good time.
      RBC Waterpark Place
    • November 5-11
      Works by filmmakers from different backgrounds come together to showcase documentaries, feature and short films spanning a wide variety of genres.
      Multiple Venues
    • November 6
      The Weeknd returns home for a big concert featuring some of his pals, including Nav, Bryson Tiller and The Neighbourhood.
    • November 6-11
      Don't sleep on any of the emerging, underground and indie artists arriving from all over to play at venues across the city.
      Multiple Venues
    • November 7
      Director Leilah Weinraub's film provides a glimpse into the Los Angeles’ underground strip club scene that served as a place for queer and Black expression.
      The Royal Cinema
    • November 8
      A live art auction is going down, featuring the work of many local artists, all set to be sold off during this big party featuring drinks, food and dancing.
    • November 8
      St. Lawrence Market is once again hosting its annual night market party with tons of food offerings, drinks and fundraising for Second Harvest.
      St. Lawrence Market
    • November 8-16
      The work of filmmakers from East, South and Southeast Asian artists in Canada and beyond looks to showcase the best of Asian cinema.
      Multiple Venues
    • November 9-11
      The film that catapulted sci-fi into the mainstream is screening on the round screening with all the snarling, gooey creatures you can handle.
    • November 9-11
      A country in transition, stories from Syria are being told through film during this three-day festival with four feature films and one short documentary.
    • November 9-11
      Health and wellness vendors gather to showcase all things natural health, with over 200 vendors and speakers on hand dedicated to green living.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • November 10
      Take a trip through the cosmos at this party inside the Dunlap Observatory featuring a night of stargazing, live music and drinks.
      David Dunlap Observatory
    • November 10
      Butter tarts, a Canadian delicacy, are getting a big festival including a tart-off, craft market, speciality drinks and more.
      Markham Fairgrounds
    • November 11
      Performances, food, storytelling, shopping, workshops and more are all on at this big souq in support of Islamic Relief Canada.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
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Brian Morton

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