Don’t Miss These November Festivals

Toronto is the entertainment capital of Canada, so it’s no surprise that many performers, events, businesses, and more congregate in Toronto to celebrate their accomplishments and industry. These meetings result in unforgettable festivals; whether they be huge festivals with internationally recognized artists or smaller festivals with local businesses and artisans, there are plenty of them that are taking place in the city. Let’s take a look at what festivals are coming to the city this November!


*TOP PICK* Celebrate Canadian Designers with Fashion Art Toronto

Toronto’s annual multi-arts fashion week Fashion Art Toronto is taking over the historic Parkdale Hall for its upcoming four-day Fall 2022 showcase! View contemporary and experiential runway shows curated by 30 creators from Canada’s diverse creative community!

Where: 1605 Queen St W #2, Toronto, ON, M6R 1A9.

When: Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 13th.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Celebrate a Century of History at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Taking place at Exhibition Place, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is celebrating a Century of Champions! Be one of the 300,000 people come to The Fair each year to celebrate the very best food, livestock, and horsemanship that Canada has to offer! 

Where: 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.

When: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 13th.

Price: $$.

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Have the Ultimate Girl’s Day Out at the National Women’s Show

Make your way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the National Women’s Show! Get exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else, get a goodie bag filled with free samples, sample delicious food and wine, and see endless entertainment on the Main Stage! Get ready for three days of fun!

Where: 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 2T6.

When: Friday, November 4th, to Sunday, November 6th.

Price: $$.

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Experience Powerful Cinema at the Syria Film Festival in Toronto

Founded in 2015, the Syria Film Festival in Toronto (SYFF) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring Syrian cinema and culture to Toronto! Their founders looked to film as a universal language to invite more diverse conversations about Syria and its rich history and culture, and are returning for their seventh year!

Where: 608 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4.

When: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th.

Price: $-$$.

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Celebrate Short Films with the Toronto 48-Hour Film Project Festival

What is the 48-Hour Film Project, you might ask? Well, on Sunday, October 16, Toronto teams submitted the results from a weekend of blood, sweat, and tears: a completed film! Teams had just two days to write and create a film entirely from scratch, and their hard work will be shown at the Revue Cinema!

Where: 400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9.

When: Saturday, November 5th to Thursday, November 10th.

Price: $-$$.

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Celebrate Diversity in Literature at the FOLD Kids Book Fest

For the first time in three years, the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) Kids Book Fest will be hosting in person-events at the Bramalea Civic Centre! Over 20 events will be taking place as part of the festival, with three days of virtual events and two days featuring physical events including live readings, workshops, and more!

Where: 150 Central Park Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 1B4

When: Tuesday, November 8th to Saturday, November 12th.

Price: it’s free!

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Experience Foreign Cinema at the Reel Asian International Film Festival

Founded in 1997 by producer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew Sun, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema! Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia, and all over the world!

Where: various venues; click here for the full list!

When: Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 20th.

Price: $$.

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Head to the Sports Card Expo, Canada’s largest Collectibles Show

Get ready for Canada’s largest and longest-running sports collectibles show: The Sports Card Expo! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet guests and get autographs from hockey and other sports legends, including Bobby Hull, Eric Lindros, Mats Sundin, Teemu Selanne, and many more!

Where: 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1E8.

When: Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 13th.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Get Ready for Next Season at the Fall Cottage Life Show

The 18th annual Fall Cottage Life Show is happening in Hall 2 at the International Centre! With qualified exhibitors ready to help you get started on your next cottage project, and great finds down every aisle, there’s something for every cottager at the show!

Where: 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1N2.

When: Friday, November 11th to Sunday, November 13th.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Be Amazed by the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America is back for its 40th anniversary! Come and see why the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is a world-renowned festival, and walk through a magical Winter wonderland!

Where: 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.

When: Saturday, November 12th to Monday, February 20th, 2023.

Price: it’s free!

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Experience European Cinema with the Ekran Polish Film Festival

The Ekran Polish Film Association presents the Ekran Polish Film Festival at the Revue Cinema! This festival was founded by a group of individuals who are passionate about showcasing new media arts and films with both a Polish and multicultural focus, and features more than 25 full-length and short films!

Where: 400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9.

When: Wednesday, November 16th to Sunday, November 20th.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to the Distillery District for their World Famous Winter Village

The World Famous Winter Village of the Distillery District is back for another year of holiday fun! Be there for their Tree Lighting Ceremony to start the festivities, and then come back for the 65+ local merchants, restaurants, and cafés, plus additional seasonal vendors and food cabins!

Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.

When: Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 31st.

Price: it’s free!

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Illuminate a Winter Wonderland at Leslieville Wanderlust

For the 16th year, Leslie Grove Park will come alive for Leslieville Wanderlust! The streets will be alive with a beautiful Christmas tree, various holiday activities, live entertainment, a Winter Village with snacks and treats, and even Santa Claus will be making an appearance!

Where: 1158 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1L2.

When: Friday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m.

Price: it’s free!

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Enjoy Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland

Bring the whole family to Winterfest, the holiday festival hosted by Canada’s Wonderland! The event features skating on Snow Flake Lake, live performances, millions of spectacular lights, and beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park! 

Where: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6.

When: Open Friday to Sunday from November 18th to December 31st.

Price: $$$.

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Discover Gifts of Wonder at the One Of A Kind Show

Taking place at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, the One Of A Kind Show features an extensive selection of gifts that are beautifully made by 600+ artisans from across the country! Support local and independent creators while you have the chance to win great prizes

Where: 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.

When: Thursday, November 24th to Sunday, December 4th.

Price: $$.

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