Want to go on a fun free walking tour in Old Town Toronto this fall? Do you know which beer you could drink this month to support the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies’s charity of choice? Ready to discover a new art installation in a local lobby everyone is talking about? Looking to get a jump on your holiday shopping and need some gift ideas? Read on to find out about all this and more happening in Old Town Toronto this November.

Winter Tours with Toronto Free Walking Tours

Winter will soon be upon us, but showcasing Toronto and it’s history never stops.

We offer both free walking tours of Old Town Toronto, and private tours across the city for schools and larger groups.

Since late summer we have rolled out our new half day Experience Toronto Tour, featuring food from the St. Lawrence Market, Old Town history, skyscrapers, PATH, and ferry for a guided visit to the Toronto Islands. See Torontofreewalkingtours.com for more details.

We are proud members and residents of the community, and have worked with Friends Of Berczy Park on clean up events in the past, and we are now members of the Toronto Attractions Council.

Toronto Free Walking Tours, 323 Richmond Street E., 647-236-6381.

Harris Institute Celebrates 30th Anniversay

Harris Institute will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special event to raise funds for two of Canada’s most important music related charities, UNISON and MusiCounts.

The milestone event features The Harris Alumni Awards, unique raffle items, fine food, a silent auction and performances by THE INVIGILATORS, PAVLO and electronic turntablist Sara Simms.

Thursday, November 28th at The Berkeley Church, 316 Queen St. E. from 5PM to 9PM. More information and free tickets from eventbrite are at www.harrisinstitute.com/30th

Harris Institute, 118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON. 416-367-0178.

Wear your Sports Team Gear and get a FREE Appetizer!

Everytime you visit Hogtown Smoke wearing any Toronto Maple Leaf or Raptors Gear (Hat, Scarf, Jersey, anything) you’ll receive a comp card for a FREE Appetizer on your next visit! So come watch the game at our place where there is always Great BBQ, Beer and good times waiting.

Hogtown Smoke, 55 Colborne Street, 416-691-9009.

Old Town Toronto’s Cavalcade Of Lights

Join us in Berczy Park on Saturday, November 30th to welcome the holiday season into Old Town Toronto.  This FREE event will include carol singing, festive music and you can enjoy a free hot chocolate and farm fresh hot apple cider while basking in the colourful lights of the holiday display.

Special thanks to our sponsor, BMO (Front & Berkeley) and to Tim Hortons (Scott & Wellington) for the delicious hot chocolate.


Award for Energy Efficiency

On October 24, 2019 Commercial real estate industry trailblazers (CREST) were honoured for energy-saving achievements, marking another year of progress in Toronto’s race2reduce. Frontrunners emerged from 650 buildings now pursuing the target to collectively reduce energy consumption by 10 per cent compared to 2017, and were recognized for leadership, innovation and collaboration in devising and delivering on conservation initiatives. Berkeley Castle received the energy management award in the 150,000 to 500,000 sq ft office building category.

Berkeley Castle Investments, 2 Berkeley Street, Suite 100, Toronto, ON. 416-318-5809

November Good Tap: Vanilla Orchid Brown Ale 5%, Henderson Brewing.

The Good Tap is a monthly rotating tap feature at C’est What? curated by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. A perfect cool weather brew, the Ladies and Henderson Brewing bring us Vanilla Orchid Brown Ale, an English brown ale with vanilla rooibos tea. It’s earthy and spicy, with flavours of oatmeal raison cookies, cherry cola, a hint of vanilla and a balanced bitter finish

Donations of $1 for every pint and $0.50 from every half pint will go directly to the society’s charity of choice, the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

C’est What?, 67 Front Street. E., Toronto, ON. 416-867-9499

Re-use Your Old Jewellery to Create a One of a Kind Holiday Gift

Have a hard to buy for person on your holiday list? One of our specialties at flux + form is re-using heirloom jewellery to create new pieces to be worn and cherished. Re-using a sentimental piece is one of the most thoughtful and unique gift ideas. Our workshop is already busy with holiday orders turning these gift ideas into reality. We’d love to talk to you about your idea too! But the countdown is on, the custom order cut off date is November 30th. Come visit us for your complimentary consultation and check that hard to buy for person off the list!

flux + form fine Jewellery, 116 1/2 Sherbourne Street, 416-368-9679.

Insight Vacations

The Art of Travelling in Style.

Transat Travel Church Street, 56 Church Street, Toronto, ON. 416-366-1961.

New To the Neighbourhood – Physio & Massage!

In August 2019 – Oakwood Health opened it’s doors at 6 Church Street, Unit 11. The Oakwood Health Network is a growing, multidisciplinary group of clinics using cutting edge technology and the latest expertise to help move healthcare forward. Our mission is to help patients manage their health with primarily non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive strategies.  We provide: Shockwave Physiotherapy, Massage, Pelvic Health, ED treatments and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.

We are happy to arrange a coffee & muffins session (on us) for your residents or office staff to pick the brain of one of our Physiotherapists on topics such as: Musculoskeletal Health for Runners or Pre/Postpartum Pelvic Health.

Give us a call at 416-594-9052 or drop by to meet the team!

Oakwood Health, 6 Church Street, Unit 11, 416-594-9052

Happy Hour At Mangia & Bevi

Half priced apps & drinks – Launches Nov 11th.

Mangia & Bevi, 260 King Street East, 416-613-1236.

Old Town Toronto’s Pumpkin Parade

Four local schools received pumpkins the week of Halloweek, courtesy of Old Town Toronto/St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA. These pumpkins were used for festive carving activities and were later gathered up and brought to Berczy Park for a Pumpkin Parade held the evening of November 1st.

Locals were invited to bring additional pumpkins and enjoy free hot chocolate, apple cider and live music. Despite the early winter chill, neighbours young and old gathered to see the pumpkins lit up one last time and to joy some spooky jams.


Helping Families Resolve Together

You don’t need to go to court to resolve your separation or divorce. In mediation, a balanced and neutral person helps people you work together to develop and implement a solution that is best for your family.

Mediation helps you move forward as a family with respect and improved communication. Parenting plans, support and property division can be difficult to discuss during the emotional upheaval at the the end of your relationship. Mediation gives you a calm and structured way to talk and plan a clear way forward.

Round Table Mediation, 43 Frount St. East, Suite 400, Toronto, ON. 647-882-0357.

Street Meats Supplier Is Open To The Public

This local Toronto hot dog vendor supplier is open to the public 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm. Ask about their ever popular smoked polish sausages.

Soloways Hot Dog Factory Outlet, 79 Richmond Street, Toronto, ON. 416-350-8385.

The Queen’s Holiday Lunch

Relax and re-connect with your colleagues by treating the team to a delectable lunch this season. Served Tuesday through Thursday in Victoria Café , 12 – 2 p.m. December 3-12, 2019. $59 per person, Reservations Required. Visit www.OmniHotels.com/Toronto for more information and to see a whole list of our Festive Events!

The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, Toronto, ON.  416-863-9700.

Candle Workshop  and Card Sale at Toronto’s  First Post Office

In our soy candle making workshop lead by Naturally Sassy, learn the basics of soy candle making and become a candle master! After a brief introduction, you will get to mix, measure, and pour your own candles. Top it off by designing your very own labels to personalize your creations. These make amazing holiday gifts!

All materials are included, including frangrances. All frangrances provided are phthalate free.

Where: Toronto’s First Post Office
When: Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sign up at Toronto’s First Post Office, or at https://tfpocandles.eventbrite.ca. Town of York Historical Society members: $45; non-members: $55.

BONUS: Starting Nov. 12th until to the end of the year, all cards at Toronto’s First Post Office are “Buy 4, Get 1 Free”! Including postcards, greeting cards, boxed cards, and even chocolate postcards… there’s no better time to get your holiday post organized, and stock up on year-round stationery! By shopping @TOs1stPO, you’re supporting Toronto artists and makers, and The Town of York Historical Society too. Remember – members of the Society always get an additional 10% off!

Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide Street. East, 416-865-1833.

Mercatto Gift Card Giveaway

Giving a gift is better when you get something as well! Visit any Mercatto location from November 17th – December 20th for our Gift Card Giveaway. Purchase a $50, $300, $500 or $1,000 Gift Card and receive a $10, $100, $200 or $500 Reward Card, respectively. A perfect gift for family, friends, co-workers or yourself!

Cantina Mercatto, 20 Wellington Street E., 416-304-0781.

Media Wall at Globe and Mail Centre

We are excited to announce that the lobby of 351 King East has been completed with a new 70 foot linear digital media installation designed by Forge Media + Design.

It is created of two custom-crafted interactive art pieces that express the themes in two distinct artistic expressions that revolve around the vision of growth.

Whenever you pass by it, there will be an opportunity to see something different, to be intrigued, inspired or add a spark of joy to your day.

First Gulf Corporation, 351 King Street E., 416.640.3656

Fine Jewellery for the Holidays

ATTIC is a Toronto based, fine jewellery company built on principles of integrity, longevity and simplicity. Unique one of a kind engagement rings, and everyday solid gold jewellery pieces are ready to ship in time for the holidays. Book your appointment to view the collection at ATTIC’s King East studio, or simply shop online. ATTIC sources conflict-free diamonds, and is an authorized retailer of responsibly-mined CanadaMark Diamonds. atticgold.com

ATTIC (Attic Gold Ltd.), 366 Adelaide Street East, 416-371-4708.

Trilogy Physiotherapy Celebrates 6 years in Old Town Toronto

Trilogy Physiotherapy celebrated their 6 year anniversary last month and would like to thank the St Lawrence Market community for all the support over the past 6 years! They are continuing to grow their roster of expert physiotherapists and registered massage therapists to help as many people as possible in our growing community.

This year, Trilogy is nominated for 2 Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards: One for best physiotherapy clinic and clinic director Jason Gallant has been nominated for best physiotherapist. Thanks to all our local patients and friends for making this possible.

Trilogy Physiotherapy, 366 Adelaide St E, suite 101, 416-504-8383.

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