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November 01, 2014

Upcoming Events/Consumer Shows 2014

Updated: Oct 27 The following are just some of the many Events & Consumer Shows being held in Toronto, but are well worth going to see. Please remember to always check their website or call ahead as details may have changed since published here.



Oct 23-Nov 2, 2014

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Glorious Tibet: An Ensemble of Incredible Sights and Sounds

Nov 4-7, 2014

Be a part of the 2014 Canada China Tibetan Culture Week celebrating Tibetan sights and sounds. This exclusive two part engagement will be showcased in Toronto for the first time.

Audiences will be taken on a revolutionary film exploration of never before seen rare and fascinating stories. Multiple camera teams travelled to over 60 locations in Tibet over this incredible 500 day shoot to complete the world's most comprehensive record of Tibet so far!

The week concludes with a breathtaking song and dance performance by the 60 plus member Tibetan Lhoka Art Troupe. The troupe has been well received not just in Tibet but overseas in Japan, Switzerland, and France. This is their first performance in Toronto and their performance of traditional Tibetan music, dance and opera will leave you captivated.


Film Screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox:
Tuesday, Nov 4 and Wednesday, Nov 5 at 7 pm ($15)

Song and Dance Performance at the Bluma Appel Theatre:
Thursday, Nov 6 and Friday, Nov 7 at 7:30 pm ($28)

Reach for the Rainbow's* 28th Annual Crystal Ball

Nov 8, 2014: 5:30pm

The Crystal Ball is winner of the 2011, 2012 STAR AWARDS for BEST EVENT produced by a high profile charity in Canada!

Crystal Ball poster

As always, the Live and Silent Auctions at the Crystal Ball will be one-of-a-kind, combining the best in technology with an array of unique merchandise. Items include exotic travel destinations, exquisite home furnishings, appliances, the latest techno-toys, and sporting equipment. There is also the Balloon Bust, purchase a balloon to win one of thousands of fantastic prizes, a new 50/50! Corporate benefits include:

  • Preview of the Live and Silent Auctions at the Pre-Gala Champagne Reception
  • Preferred seating (10 people per table) for optimum viewing of the evening’s entertainment and table top signage
  • Gourmet meal with wine and liqueurs, complimentary bar and coat check

*Reach for the Rainbow is a non-profit organization in support of pioneering the integration of children and youth with disabilities into the mainstream of society through summer camp programs throughout Ontario.

Under the Big Top for Autism

Nov 20, 2014: 6:00pm

A fun night to benefit ASC*, featuring Cirque du Soleil-like performances by Zero Gravity, The Fire Guy and Higher Ground. Dinner/Show: 6-11:00pm. Special guests: TBA. 500+ people are expected to attend this event.

Under the Big Top for Autism poster

*ASC is a charity that is dedicated to autism science and advocacy, funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Aster Awards

Nov 20, 2014: 6:30-9pm

The Toronto Botanical Garden’s Aster Awards celebrates three extraordinary individuals whose work has inspired us to connect with nature and to appreciate both its immense power and surprising vulnerability. This year’s recipients are Dr. Paul Hebert, Margaret Atwood and a Rising Star honouree.

Artisan Tasting Fair

Nov 30, 2014: 11am-4pm

The Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair offers you the opportunity to sample, purchase, and discover the best in artisanal foods from more than 40 selected national vendors.

Along with showcasing recent award-winning cheeses from across Canada, featured artisans will include local Bakers, Charcuterie butchers, Craft breweries plus, local restaurants specializing in regional fare will serve interpretive plates of cheese, charcuterie and freshly baked goods.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until November 14 ($35). Admission includes: Complimentary sampling galore; a chance to meet the artisans, brewmasters, and chefs; $10 in food coupons; eco-friendly cotton shopping bag with a bamboo plate and fork


Dec 11, 2014: 7pm-late

#HoHoTO is “the party that Twitter built”. Expect to enjoy "awesome DJs, a cash bar, a raffle with fabulous prizes and lots of twitterluvvin’".

This party is for geeks, phreaks, webheads, twitterfiends, techies, media, marketing/PR types and ANYONE who owns a pair of dancing shoes! There will be boatloads of holiday cheer, plenty of beer and all for a great cause – The Daily Bread Food Bank - You party for one night – they eat for one week.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until November 1 ($35) and then will increase to $40.

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

Dec 19-28, 2014

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove skates into your town! Get tangled up with Rapunzel & Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Mulan and the one who started it all, Snow White.

Disney promo poster

Set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Don't be late to a date with Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts - Army Of Cards. You don't want to miss this treasured show to remember.

Consumer/Trade Shows

Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo

Nov 9, 2014

Immigrant Women's Small Business logoThe Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo is the only event of its kind that will give you access to network with leading small business exhibitors and learn from experts in the industry!

Where: Metro Hall, Toronto, 55 John Street
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is catered specifically to women and especially immigrant women who are in various stages of business development. You will meet and network with entrepreneurs from all industries, of various ages and walks of life.

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

Nov 20-23, 2014

Sample over 1,800 wines, beers and spirits alongside gourmet cuisine. The Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with unprecedented educational opportunities and compelling feature areas. Sample tickets are additional and available onsite.

Seasons Christmas Show

Nov 21-23, 2014

Seasons Christmas show logoWith over 200 unique and astounding vendors it is a shopping adventure made in Heaven.

Merchants will be selling everything from food to fashion to home decor to unexpected gifts to satisfy everyone on your list.

Times: Friday (10am-8pm); Saturday (10am-6pm); Sunday (10am-5pm).
Admission: $15 (adults), $13 (youth & seniors), 12 and under FREE.
Special: 2 for 1 adult admission after 5:00pm on Friday

Free Parking - Free Re-admission - Free Parcel Check - Free Carry-Out Service

One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale

Nov 27-Dec 7, 2014

Held at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, the One of a Kind Christmas Show features handmade designs by over 800 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople, while the Spring event showcases over 450 artisans working in various mediums like glass, ceramics, textile, and wood

Website  ||  Ticket

The Christmas Show

Nov 30, 2014: 10am-5pm

This show offers the perfect time for family and friends to take in all the festive sights and sounds that the holiday season has to offer! Looking for the perfect gift? From Christmas decor and accents to one of a kind items you are sure to find something for everyone!


Toronto International Bicycle Show

Mar 6-8, 2015

The largest bicycle consumer show in the world continues to be popular.

This year’s show includes a line-up of thrilling, world-class competitions and hands-on activities. Plus, the most up-to-date displays of new bicycles, accessories and apparel from over 150 of the top cycling manufacturers, distributors, retailers, touring companies and cycling clubs.

Disney on Ice: Frozen

March 18-22, 2015

Thumbnail of poster of Disney's FrozenThe heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into Toronto. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go."

Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Toronto ComiCon

Mar 20-22, 2015

Fan Expo Canada presents Toronto ComiCon. This is a 3-day event where you line-up to meet your favourite artists, writers & illustrators, attend workshops and Q&As and lots more. This show is very popular so expect long queues and go prepared for such.


  • Wear comfortable footwear
  • CASH wins - ATMs always have huge line-ups
  • If allowed - take Water
  • Pack food if you can
  • Plan who you want to see and where they are
  • If you can, take something to sit on when in line
  • And... most of all, take lots of patience.

With Google searches, you can get a lot more tips from those who have braved the crowds and enjoy going to this kind of show. If you go... good luck and enjoy!