10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Nov. 8-10)

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BRRR! It’s starting to get rather cold outside but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun, cheap things to do. Hope you’re ready to enjoy a weekend full of events. Plus, if you’re ready to start shopping for Christmas, there are plenty of markets to check out too.

Read on to find out more about exciting events happening it the city.

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1. One More Time: Daft Punk Dance Party

Where: Sneaky Dee’s — 431 College St.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to Sunday at 2 a.m.
Price: $10

Celebrate the electronic legends at this one night only dance party! Head on over to Sneaky Dee’s and get ready to groove to the beat.

2. 2SQTBIPoC Arts & Zine Fair!

Where: Toronto Media Arts Centre — 32 Lisgar St.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free

This weekend, the Non-Binary Colour Collective is organizing their second arts and zine fair that welcomes two-spirit, queer and trans artists that are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour! Stop by and show your support. Allies welcome and donations encouraged.

3. Wavelength Monthly

Where: Brothers Dressler — 225 Sterling Rd., Unit 16
When: Saturday from 8 p.m. to Sunday at 12 a.m.
Price: $10

Support internationally renowned artist Munya, acclaimed MC DijahSB and Juno-nominated artist Tara Kannangara for this all-ages event that takes over a woodworking studio to celebrate Canadian talent.

4. Xpace x Akin: Tenants’ Rights Workshop

Where: Xpace Cultural Centre — 303 Lansdowne Ave., Unit 2
When: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: Free

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about tenant rights and affordable housing in Toronto, facilitated by lawyer Ryan Martin.

5. Wonder Holiday Märkit

Where: The Gladstone Hotel — 1214 Queen St. W
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Admission to this market is FREE. Plus, the first 50 guests get a FREE swag bag! Shop locally made holiday must haves and essentials from this carefully curated selection of Toronto artisans

6. Grooves to Draw to

Where: Antikka – Cafe & Records — 960 Queen St W
When: Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $5

Spend this Sunday creating whether you’re drawing, painting, sculpting or writing. Enjoy funky beats from DJ Groove Merchant who will be spinning vinyl as you enjoy the artistic process.

7. MAGFest presents: Game Over Toronto!

Where: Junction City Music Hall — 2907 Dundas St. W
When: Friday from 8 p.m. to Saturday at 1 a.m.
Price: $9

Would you like to enjoy an evening celebrating nerd music? Well folks, this is the event for you. Featuring live performances from Danimal Cannon, Villainest, More Or Les and Epic Game Music, get ready for this geektastic night of fun.

8. Day of the Dead Ofrenda for Bees-Toronto

Where: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queens Quay W
When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: Free

Join artist Jade Leyva for an unveiling of a wonderful ofrenda installation. The piece brings magical realism and pollinator activism to the forefront in celebration of the species that the Earthwatch Institute recently declared “the most important living beings on this planet.”

9. Eco Lifestyle Market

Where: The Great Hall — 1087 Queen St. W
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Free

Enjoy a Sunday shopping local, handcrafted, sustainable and eco-friendly goods from 60 vendors. Find your loved ones spectacular holiday gifts.

10. Toy Sample & Clearance Sale

Where: Pop Events Group — 146 St. Regis Cres S
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free

Check out 1000 square feet of quality, brand name toys that are upwards of 90 per cent off! Expect a selection of toys and gifts from brands like Mattel, TY, Hasbro, vtech Fisher Price, Crayola, Nerf, Spin Masters, Mega Bloks, Play-Doh and more.

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