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5 indicates queer-friendly events How to place a listing All listings are free. Use the event submission form at nowtoronto.com. Listings will be edited for length and style. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm. To submit a correction to an existing listing, email: email@example.com. Thursday, October 18 Benefits LIGHT THE NIGHT TORONTO Walk to honour cancer survivors, support those facing a loss and give hope to those still fighting. 5 pm. Free/donations, benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. lightthenight.ca. SHOW ME HOW YOU BURLESQUE Stage show, raffle & more, benefits the Canadian Cancer Society. 7:30 pm. $25. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. gogoevents-burlesque.weebly.com. WORDS AND MUSIC: LEONARD COHEN Mike Daley talks about and performs some of Cohen’s poems and songs. Proceeds support the Stephen Lewis Fdn Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. 7 pm. $30. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. eventbrite. ca/e/46741858156. Events
ARCHITECTURE ANCIENT AND MODERN: THE VISION OF I.M PEI Brian Carter talks about the designer. 7 pm. Free. Pre-register. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-3955639. BUILDING THE 7 ATTITUDINAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDITATION Group discussion & meditation. 6:30 pm. By donation. Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles. awakenintoronto. org. THE CONDITION OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA: RELIGION AND CANADA 1940-1950 Lecture. 6:30 pm. Free (RSVP on eventbrite.ca). Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington. 416-3955440. COUNTERING “HATE SPEECH” Talk by professor and former ACLU president Nadine Strossen. 7 pm. Free. Rm 103. Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson, 80 Gould. 416-979-5000. FORUM: EVAN CALDER WILLIAMS The artist talks about his exhibition. 7 pm. Free. Mercer Union, 1286 Bloor W. mercerunion.org. GUIDED MINDFULNESS MEDITATION For relaxation and spiritual growth. Tue & Thu 6 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647-348-7755, zen.centreplace.ca. MEDITATION CLASSES 6:30 pm. By donation. The Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles. awakenintoronto.org. HTHE ORIGINAL HAUNTED WALK OF TORONTO Tour featuring ghost stories from the city’s earliest days. To Nov 3, see website for times. $23.75. Starts at 30 Yonge. 416-2381473, hauntedwalk.com/toronto-tours. PICTURE PERFECT: PORTRAITURE PHOTOGRAPHY Toronto Camera Club workshop with Olivia Goldstein. 7-10 pm. $15. Pre-register. Toronto Camera Club, 587 Mt Pleasant. 416480-0720, eventbrite.ca. RALLY AGAINST FORD’S ANTI-PROTEST LAW Speak out against Doug Ford’s attack on the rights of students and universities. 1-3 pm. Free. Ryerson University, corner of Gould & Victoria. 416-461-0304, marxist.ca. HTIFF SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP WORKSHOP 6 pm. Free. Pre-register. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. 416-393-7657. TREE FOR ME Pre-register, attend a workshop in your area, and get a tree or shrub for your outdoor space. To Oct 27, see website for details. treeforme.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org. TRINITY COLLEGE BOOK SALE More than 60,000 books in over 70 categories plus CDs & DVDs. Oct 18-22. Thu $5, other days free. Trinity College, 6 Hoskin. trinity.utoronto.ca/ booksale. Friday, October 19 Benefits HGHOST WALKS Spooky tours with some stairs and rough terrain. Not suitable for children under 10. 7 pm. $10. Proceeds to United Way Toronto & York Region. Preregister. Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’. 416263-3676. UNLEASH THE NOISE FOR JACK.ORG Performance by the Roadogs and the Lynn Moffat Band. 8 pm. $20. Mod Club, 722 College. jack.org/unleashthenoise. Events BUDDHIST LECTURE SERIES PART 1: BUDDHISM IN DAILY LIFE Lecture. 8 pm. $15. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 750 Yonge. 647-4471211, diamondway.org/toronto. CANADIAN WOMEN IN THE SKY: 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT Author/historian Elizabeth Muir discusses her book. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416396-3975. CONNECTING HUMANITY: BEST PRACTICES IN HUMANITARIAN COMMUNICATIONS Humanitarian communicators gather to share experiences, explore best practices and answer questions about this career path. 8 am-2 pm. Free. Pre-register. Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould. eventbrite.ca/e/50131455533. FALL COTTAGE LIFE SHOW Vendors and exhibitors, tips from experts, demonstrations, the Dock Party and more. Oct 19-21. $15, youth $8, child under 13 free. International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. shows.cottagelife.com. HOGTOWN HOEDOWN Bill Russell calling and Zelma’s Dream playing the tunes. Beginner instruction 8 pm, dance 8:15 pm. $7-$15. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. email@example.com. MALVERN FARMERS’ MARKET 3-8 pm. Malvern Emmanuel United Church, 25 Sewells. facebook.com/events/1676346222487410.
5 QUEER GAYMERS NIGHT Come meet other queers and play some games. 7 pm. $7. Away Kitchen + Cafe, 536 Queen W. 416-843-7344, firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, October 20 Benefits DONWAY COVENANT FALL SALE Furniture, DVDs, small appliances, bikes, knickknacks and more plus a bake sale & tea room. Cash only, BYO bags. 8:30 am-2 pm. Free admission. Donway Covenant United Church, 230 the Donway West. 416-444-8444. HUSH HUSH 2018: DEWEY DECIMAL TO DIGITAL Party in the stacks with interactive installations and unique food experiences to benefit the Toronto Public Library Foundation. 9 pm. $130. Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor W. tplfoundation.ca/hush-hush. STOKE THE FIRE Charity fitness class in support of CAMH. 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $45. Preregister. Allan Lamport Stadium, 1155 King W. eventbrite.com/e/50856985613. Events
BUDDHIST LECTURE SERIES PART 2: LOVE AND
PARTNERSHIP Lecture. 7 pm $15. Diamond Way Buddhist Center, 750 Yonge. 647-4471211, diamondway.org/toronto. HrHALLOWEEN MASK-MAKING Family workshop. 1-3 pm. $10, child $5. Pre-register. Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery. 416-396-2819. JUNCTION FARMERS MARKET Local farmers & food vendors. 9 am-1 pm. Free. Junction Train Platform, 2960 Dundas W. junctionmarket.ca. RECOLLECTIV Folks with memory challenges can socialize & find joy through music-making at this weekly event. 12:30-2:30 pm. Free w/ RSVP. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. recollectiv. ca. ROYAL FAIR – CELEBRATE FALL Shop for jams, pickles, baking, crafts, books and more at the flea market plus a silent auction. 9:30 am-1 pm. Free admission. Royal York Rd United Church, 851 Royal York. ryru.ca. SPEAKING OF FISH: PROTECTING AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS WITH LANGUAGE Presentation by biologist/educator Mary Kate Whibbs. 2:30 pm. Free. Room 204. Deer Park Library, 40 St Clair E. 416-393-7657. HTALES FROM MOUNT PLEASANT II Walk through the cemetery and hear stories about T.O. residents of the past. 3 pm. Free. Meet at Yonge entrance of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1651 Yonge. fb.com/TorontoCemeteryTours. TORONTO FLOWER MARKET Check out local growers, florists, craftspeople and gardeners. 10 am-3 pm. Free. Entrance off Shaw. CAMH, 1001 Queen W. torontoflowermarket.ca.
5 THE YOUTH/ELDERS PODCAST Personal stories, lived histories & candid conversations from queer elders and youth. All welcome to participate or just listen. Weekly, 11 am. Free. Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood. buddiesinbadtimes.com. Sunday, October 21 Benefits LOVE IS IN THE AIR – DINE FOR DIGNITY Gala in support of ESS Support Services featuring former Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth and singer Michael Vanhevel. 4:30 pm. $85. Pre-register. Panemonte Banquet & Convention Centre, 220 Humberline. 416-243-0127, bit.ly/D4Dtickets2018. OPEN MO NIGHT – VOL 5 Open-mic night with local musical talent, benefits Movember Toronto. Doors 5:30 pm. $10. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. eventbrite.ca.
PEACE OF MINDS WALK Help raise awareness for mental illness and support programs & services of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. 10 am. Pledges. Pre-register. David Pecaut Square, 215 King W. schizophrenia.on. ca. 5PSYCHIC BRUNCH Two insightful 15-minute readings plus a $5 Brunch Voucher, net proceeds to RACA. 11 am. $42. Cranberries, 601 Parliament. psychicbrunch.ca. TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON Marathon, half-marathon & 5K in support of various charities. 8 am. $52.50-$150. Pre-register. torontowaterfrontmarathon.com. Events
THE ACCEPTABLE MUSLIM AND BOUNDARIES OF RACIALIZED INCLUSION IN CANADA Lecture by Dr. Shelina Kassam. 2 pm. $5. Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford. noorculturalcentre.ca. THE COUNTRY WITHOUT A POST OFFICE: A META-PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF KASHMIR Talk by scholar/photographer Nathaniel Brunt. 1:30 pm. Free. LIB 072. Ryerson Library Bldg, 350 Victoria. 416-979-5000. DAVENPORTAGE Portage across the city form Humber to Don River following ancient First Nations trail (16 km). Meet at 11:30 am. Free (registration mandatory). Etienne Brûlé Park, 13 Crosby. 416-962-7000, davenportage.ca. THE ECO LIFESTYLE MARKET Local + handmade, fashion, art, food, vintage vendors. 10 am-5 pm. Free. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. email@example.com. ENCHANTED EVENING Chanting of sacred mantras to live music & vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free, donation for meal. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. meditationtoronto.com. GARRISON FALL FLEA Music, food, and plenty of local vintage and handmade goods. Noon-6 pm. No cover. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. facebook.com/ events/1887039748057016. HrHALLOWEEN LANTERNS Paper lantern workshop. 1-3 pm. $10, child $5. Pre-register. Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery. 416-396-2819. rROM FAMILY FUNDAY: DIGGING HISTORY International Archaeology Day celebration looks at the oldest tools used by hominids to technology available to archaeologists. 11 am-4 pm. Free w/ ROM admission. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. SHUK MACHANE YEHUDA Israeli marketplace
to raise awareness and funds for Ezer Mizion’s Jewish Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Oct 2122, 11 am-6 pm. $10 & up. Promenade Shopping Centre, 1 Promenade Circle. 647-7991475, eventbrite.ca/e/46586752230. volunTeer ToronTo YouTh exPo Event for high school students to connect with nonprofits looking for volunteers. 1-4 pm. Free. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416-9616888, info.volunteertoronto.ca/youth-expo-2018. wellness markeT Vendors, info on products and therapies, panel talks, demos, meditation station and more. 11 am-5 pm. $5, kids free (workouts extra). Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. thewellnessmarket.ca. Monday, October 22 Benefits a conversaTion wiTh sTeve Paikin Discussing his experiences in journalism and with Ontario premiers. 7:30 pm. $35 (benefits Stephen Lewis Foundation African Grandmothers Campaign). Pre-register. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor W. eventbrite.ca/e/48210153868. share The walk Development and Peace walk in solidarity with forced migrants to support community development programs. 5 pm. Free/pwyc. Bloor & Parkside entrance of High Park, 1873 Bloor W. 416-922-1592, devp.org. Events
elecTion FrighT nighT The wards have been slashed, so why not watch the carnage of the municipal election results on a big screen with others? 7 pm. Free. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. revuecinema.ca. korea week sPeaker series Dr. Jaiwon Shin of NASA discusses innovation. 6 pm. Free. RSVP. OISE, 252 Bloor W. eventbrite.ca. 5queers and more queers game nighT This event welcomes trans, non-binary, femmes, women and any queer identified folk. 7-10 pm. $6/pwyc. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church. firstname.lastname@example.org. social JusTice week aT rYerson universiTY: The Power we have Lectures, panel talks, walking tours and more to highlight the efforts of activist grassroots orgs and community members. Oct 22-26, see website for details. Free. Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould, and other venues. ryerson.ca/socialjustice. Tuesday, October 23 Bringing Back The Birds Bridget Stutchbury discusses songbird declines. 6 pm. Free. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College. 416-393-7746. emPowering women aT work Part two of 3-part lecture series Equality Of Power by lawyer/activist Linda Silver Dranoff. 7 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. tpl.ca. Fake nerd girl Wild Talk Theatre presents a solo show by Chloe Payne followed by a panel on cyber-bullying, doxxing & public shaming. 8 pm. Free. Hart House East Common Room, 7 Hart House. facebook.com/ fakenerdgirl. HForT York aFTer dark: lanTern Tours Tour the grounds at night and hear stories of the haunted lighthouse and the bloody Battle of York, plus visit two military cemeteries nearby. Oct 23-27 at 7:30 pm. $13.27. Pre-register. Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-392-7484, fortyork.streamintickets.com. is uBer helPing or hurTing PuBlic TransPorTaTion? Talk by professor Jonathan Hall. 6:30 pm. Free. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. kew Beach & BalmY Beach PuBlic schools: hisTorY and Founders Talk by author and historian Jean Cochrane. 7 pm. Free. Beaches Library, 2161 Queen E. 416393-7703. make Your own sauerkrauT! Learn the basics of fermentation. 7 pm. $5-$10. Preregister. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416-534-1470, email@example.com. The real dirT on BeauTY ProducTs Lecture. 6:30 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395-5639. The sPanish inquisiTion Examination of the origins, activities, tragedies, myths, and legacies of this infamous institution. 7:30 pm. Free. Centre Place, 320 Richmond E #101. 647348-7755, theinquisition.eventbrite.ca. Wednesday, October 24 aZure Talks: The inclusive ciTY Panel on creating inclusive urban environments with architects Gregory Henriquez & Meg Graham, urban designer Ken Greenberg and architect/urbanist Antonio Gomez-Palacio. 7 pm. $20. Pre-register. OCAD U, 100 McCaul. 416-203-9674, azm.ag/2zvx4sC. eFFecTive Tax sTraTegies Workshop. 6:30 pm. Free. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College. 416-393-7746. migraTorY crisis Screening and panel discussion about the political turmoil in Nicaragua, which is forcing many to flee to Costa Rica. 6 pm. $10/pwyc. Unit 2, 163 Sterling. facebook.com/events/335237167259433. Police surveillance and civil liBerTies Panel on the growing number of police technologies and the questions they raise about civil liberties and privacy. 7 pm. Free. Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson, 80 Gould. 416-979-5000, cfe.ryerson.ca. scoTT caPle: losT ark To elasTigirl Talk by the artist. 7 pm. $15. Meltdown ESports Bar, 686 College. facebook.com/AnimaticTO. sourdough workshoP Make a wholewheat sourdough loaf. 7 pm. $10-$15. Pre-register. Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416-534-1470, manager@karmacoop. org. ToronTo career Fair Network with employers and gain career advice. 11 am-3 pm. Free w/ pre-registration. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. torontojobs.ca. Toward 21sT cenTurY Black liBeraTion ECI Mandela Lecture by author Robyn Maynard, followed by discussion with Maynard, Hawa Mire and Syrus Marcus Ware, moderated by Yusra Khogali. 6:30-9 pm. Free. Ryerson Universtiy, Eaton Lecture Theatre, 80 Gould. ryerson.ca/socialjustice. upcoming Thursday, October 25 Benefits HBoomBox Spooky entertainment, performances and more at this costume party in support of TIFF. 9 pm. $125-$175. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net. 3