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The top Movember events in Toronto for 2014

Movember is here again in Toronto: You can smell it in the air, feel it in the chilly autumn breeze, and see it in the patchy proto-'staches on everyone's lips. But give it a week or so, and Toronto's gentlemen will soon be sporting their finest facial hair in support of research for men's cancers. As usual, a handful of fundraisers, parties, promotions and team-building exercises have sprung up around the month-long event, for there is no "I" in moustache.

Here are the top Movember 2014 events in Toronto, perfect for trading moustache-waxing tips with your best Mo Bros.

Made in Movember Launch Party (October 30)
Tonight marks the big launch bash for the Movember season in Toronto - staff say it's the biggest global Movember launch party to date. From 7 until 10pm, Tattoo will be supplying be-moustached revellers and their friends with food, drinks and tunes. The guest list is tight, but you can still try to RSVP; get the details here.

Rickard's Beerber Shop (Until October 31)
Rickard's took over Tattoo this week for a series of Movember promos. Today (October 30) they'll be giving away tickets for Movember's launch and gala events from 11am to 5pm, and on Halloween, they'll be doing some pumpkin carving (and doling out free shaves) between 11am and 8pm. Show your Mo Space page, and you get free beer between 4 and 8pm.

Close Shave3: Q Meets Who (November 1)
No Doctor nor Enterprise captain has ever sported a moustache, and yet, the organizers of this Doctor Who and Star Trek crossover comedy night have opted to donate the proceeds to Movember. The triple-header at the Imperial Pub comes in three parts (at 7pm, 9pm and 11pm, all with different lineups). In addition to comedy by Zabrina Chevannes and the ladies of the Sketchersons, there'll be musical support from More or Les and the raunchtastic High Heels Lo Fi.

Guys Giving Face Shave-A-Thon (November 2)
Woody's and Sailor in the Village is throwing a signup event for their Movember team, Guys Giving Face, from 2 to 5pm on November 2. (The duo of Village clubs makes the obligatory 'mos with 'mos jokes, and it does not go unappreciated.) To wrap up a month of moustache-having, they'll be throwng a "Mo'Off" at Screen Lounge on November 29 to judge who has the best 'stache in Toronto.

Suits & Staches Charity Gala (November 21)
Arguably the best moustache-themed party the month has to offer is the annual Movember gala, held this year at Steam Whistle Brewery. In addition to an open bar, light catering, live music and a DJ, you'll find an on-site barber doing moustache trims and a caricature artist to immortalize that 'mo forever. Cocktail attire is requested, and moustaches are optional. Lamentably, it looks like tickets have sold out - but if you can snag one, this is the party to be at.

Mo Decks For Movember (November 26)
As the month winds down, the Gladstone will host a bash revolving around the unveiling of 10 artist-designed Movember skateboard decks. While you're checking out their pieces, you can avail yourself of a Kiehl's grooming bar and, since they're a sponsor, probably some Glory Hole donuts, too. Tickets are $10.

Movember Cask Night at Cameron's Brewing (November 27)
Hopheads will want to make the trek out to Oakville, where Cameron's is hosting a Movember edition of its monthly cask night, featuring a fundraising raffle draw. If you show up with a 'stache, you get an extra drink ticket...and if you are wearing an ugly sweater, you also get an extra drink ticket. (Because it's also ugly sweater night. Duh!) Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

Did I miss any? Leave your Movember events down in the comments.

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