Your last-minute guide to things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekends in Toronto are always filled with activities, and this one is no exception. If you’re looking for things to do, there are are a few artisan markets, a comedy night, a Toronto holiday tradition and more.

Toronto’s underground art show is back


The Pancake and Booze Art Show is back this Friday, continuing its trend of serving free pancakes while introducing attendees to some of the nation’s leading emerging artists. Over 75 local artists will be in attendance, with over 300 art pieces on display. There will also be live body painting and art, DJ sets and live musical performances.

Laugh off your chair at Comedy & Beer

Rainhard Brewing is set to host a night full of beautiful brews and good laughs on Friday. Each ticket includes a 10 oz beer from Rainhard’s extensive selection! This month includes a terrific lineup of comedians, such as Mark Little and Zabrina Douglas.

Attend the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Philips Square


Come celebrate the annual event which marks the beginning of the holiday season in Toronto! Watch as the square gets lit up by a glittering tree, love is in the air among skaters and admiration for Toronto is in full effect.

Source some artisan finds for the holidays


On Sunday, Queen St. Marketplace is hosting a Holiday Artisan Market to rival all others. Enjoy over 50 local vendors’ creations, from leather work to stained glass to clothing and more. Happening at The Great Hall, the first 30 people to arrive will receive a holiday VIP swag bag!

Pretend you know about Opera Revue at Castro’s Lounge

Castro’s Lounge in the Beaches is hosting an opera revue where attendees can sip cocktails and listen to art songs and operas on Sunday. The event attempts to create a different stereotype surrounding opera. They believe that there is a cliche surrounding the art, which leans on the side of snobby. Come enjoy the opera with no strings attached. Just be sure to leave your monocle at home.

Shop unique and local at the One of a Kind Show


The always-popular One of a Kind Show is back in Toronto starting this Thursday until Dec. 4, and it’s bringing over 600 artisans to the city just in time for the holiday season! Grab your tickets online and shop the winter show at the Enercare Centre.

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