Looking for things to do in Toronto this November? We’ve got you covered. As we ramp up towards the holidays and the fall air turns a little colder, Toronto’s art and culture scene is still putting on exciting events. From the biggest internatial Asian film festival to enchanting candlelight concerts, tons of indoor immersive exhibitions and the kickstart of holiday events, there’s no shortage of cozy fun to be had for the whole family. Here’s 31 of our favorite cozy and fun activities to do in Toronto this November.
Come November, these beautiful venues in Toronto will be bathed with flickering candlelight and the sounds of a talented string quartet. Get cozy this November by staying indoors and enjoying concerts dedicated to some of the most iconic artists in the world, from Taylor Swift to ABBA.
The holidays are just around the corner and many of Toronto’s holiday festivals and events are starting in late November. We cannot wait, and consider the start of these holiday markets as one of the most festive and fun things to do this November in Toronto.
- Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market – Nov 4th
- TD Union Ice Skating – Nov 28
- WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland – Nov 17
Halloween might be over once November comes around, but this immersive experience is here to stay. Explore the inner world of the popular Jurassic World franchise by interacting with life-sized dinos in the Isle of Nubar. Jurassic World: The Exhibition and we think this is the perfect activity to do in November with kids. You can check out the website for tickets, which start at $26.99 for kids and $31.00 for adults.
Cuffing season is in full swing come November, sowhy don’t you try one of these romantic date night ideas perfectly suited for fall?
- Try outdoor yoga at Kavanaugh Farms
- Take a candle making class at Kandl
- Try a cider tasting at Thornburry Cider
If you want to see the end of leaf season, here’s a fun activity you can do in Toronto this November. Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower is 30 metres high and offers gorgeous 360 views of the surrounding changing fall leaves. Hours are dependant on the weather so check their website prior to visiting.
24. Go to this holiday-themed pop up bar
This festive pop-up bar, The Thirsty Elf, is the perfect November activity to add to your radar in Toronto. Returning for another magical year, The Thirsty Elf has extravagant holiday decorations, Christmas sweaters galore, holiday music, and themed-cocktails. Opening night is November 22nd and the pop-up closes December 22nd. The bar is on the MM Level of the Fairmont Royal York.
25. See Mariah Carey at Scotiabank Arena
A wonderful holiday tradition is back with Mariah Carey’s ‘Merry Christmas One and All’ performance at Scotiabank Arena. Tickets start at $134 CAD and the concert is on November 27th.
26. Attend ROM After Dark: On the Wildside
ROM After Dark is returning with a new edition, On the Wildside. A 19+ event that features food, drinks, curated music, visual arts and performances. The theme is inspired by their Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and attendees get a sneak peak of the exhibit before it opens to the public and access to all their other exhibits as well.
27. MOCA is celebrating their fifth birthday
Something fun to do this November in Toronto has to do with a birthday, but not just any birthday. MOCA is celebrating their fifth anniversary with a weekend full of events from Thursday November 9th to Sunday November 12th. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is free for the museum.
28. Reel Asian Film Festival
The biggest film festival celebrating Canada’s Asian films is coming to Toronto. Reel Asian’s 27th edition is the perfect weekend thing to do in Toronto this November for film buffs. This international film festival lasts from Nov 8th to Nov 19th and costs $15+ per ticket.
29. North York Diwali Fest
Head to North York’s Mel Lastman Square this November for Diwali Fest. Admission is free for this Hindu Festival of Lights and is going on November 11th from 11am-9pm.
For art lovers, museums and exhibits are one of the best things to do during November in Toronto since the drop in the weather encourages us to stay indoors. Temporary exhibits are one of our favorite things to do, and the abandoned Nordstrom in Eaton Centre has recently gotten an artsy makeover, ‘Canadian Chroma,’ which has a few installations that are beautiful renditions of Canada’s nature like the aurora borealis.