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Festivals, Holidays, Trade Shows and Other Special Events


November in Toronto

Cenotaph at Old City Hall - Remebrance Day Ceremony Site

Marilyn Campbell

Remembrance Day, the Santa Claus Parade, the Royal Winter Fair, and the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale are just a few of the special events on in Toronto during November 2012.

Thursday November 1 - Thursday November 8, 2012
Holocaust Education Week
The Holocaust Centre of Toronto provides listings of the many events going on during the week, including speakers, film screenings, art exhibits, plus special programming for students and educators.

Friday November 2 - Sunday November 11, 2012
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Visit the Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place to take in the agricultural displays, family activities, wine and apple competition and of course the equestrian show.

Saturday November 3 - Sunday November 4, 2012
Harboufront Centre's Day of the Dead Festival
"The Day of the Dead Festival celebrates the traditional Mexican acts of witnessing tradition, history, memory and the spiritual with music and dance, community ofrendas, films and above all the spirit of the Mexican peoples."

Monday November 5 - Sunday November 11, 2012
Veterans' Week
Special events and campaigns lead up to Remembrance Day.

Tuesday November 6 - Sunday November 11, 2012
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Enjoy numerous features and short films from "contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora" - and don't forget to check out the parties!

Wednesday November 7 - Saturday November 10, 2012
Regent Park Film Festival
A community film festival "dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to residents of Regent Park".

Friday November 9 - Saturday November 17, 2012
The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films and panels explore mental illness and addiction at the Workman Theatre, 1001 Queen Street West, and other venues.

Sunday November 11, 2012
Remembrance Day Ceremonies
Honour all those served, including the many who gave their lives.

Friday November 9 - Sunday November 11, 2012
The BabyTime Show
Parents of babies and toddlers or prenatal parents can check out products and services, listen to speakers, and even take their little ones to enjoy kid-friendly entertainment and activities at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Friday November 9 - Sunday November 11, 2012
Whole Life Expo
At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre exhibitors and speakers will be focusing on "natural health & green living". In the past zones have included organic foods, healthy pet resources, health services, personal growth, gifts and more.

Monday November 12 - Friday November 16, 2012
Credit Education Week Canada
Register in advance for Tuesday's free kick-off event, buy tickets to Wednesday's gala dinner or just use the online tools to educate yourself on money matters.

Thursday November 15 to Sunday November 18, 2012
The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
Visit the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to taste, buy and learn about wine, cheese and other gourmet foods.

Saturday November 17, 2012
Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square
Enjoy the official tree-lighting, musical entertainment and a fireworks display.

Saturday November 17 - Sunday November 28, 2012
Winter Woofstock
Visit the Direct Energy Centre for an indoor installment of Woofstock, Toronto's celebration of all things dog.

Sunday November 18, 2012
The Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus returns to the streets of Toronto, bringing a bit of early Christmas cheer with him.

Sunday November 25, 2012
Toronto ComiCON
Visit the Royal York Hotel to check out the many exhibitors and guests.

Thursday November 22 - Sunday December 2, 2012
One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale
Visit the Direct Energy Centre to browse a huge selection of unique gift and decorating ideas created by Canadian artists and craftspeople.
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