Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 22–24

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 22–24

For Veggielicious, Grasslands is serving a $30 prix-fixe that includes a soup or kale caesar salad, a chef’s special pasta and a wine pairing (Image: Veggielicious)

In this edition of The Weekender, a consumer show aimed at dudes, a block party in Leslieville and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Gentlemen’s Expo
The inaugural expo celebrates the modern man’s interests (which organizers define as style, food, booze, sports, cars, tech and pop culture). The festivities include poker tournaments, complimentary straight shaves, cigar appreciation lessons, whiskey talks and even candid sex tips. Nov. 22–Nov. 24. $30 for a day pass, $60 for a weekend pass. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.,


A Room of One’s Own
Buy a glass of wine, nibble on 1920s-era hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the period decor at Campbell House before listening to Virginia Woolf (played by Naomi Wright) deliver the speech that inspired her feminist essay A Room of One’s Own. Wright’s thespian credits include starring roles in Vancouver performances of Othello, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. Nov. 13–Nov. 24. $20. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W.,


Leslieville Wanderlust (FREE!)
A slew of popular Leslieville shops and restaurants are hosting a weekend-long event that includes a raucous block party tonight, a street hockey tournament on Saturday and a gnome-themed brunch on Sunday. Participating restaurants will feature special Wanderlust menus. Nov. 21–Nov. 24. Free. Queen St. E. from Logan Ave. to Greenwood Ave., Facebook


The two-week-long vegetarian food fest features gourmet prix-fixe meals and other deals at eateries across Toronto. The 40-plus bakeries, cafés and restaurants taking part include Glas Wine Bar (four courses for $38), Grasslands (two courses with a wine pairing for $30) and Tabülè (three courses for $25). Nov. 15–30. Various Locations,


Swedish Christmas Festival (FREE!)
An annual yuletide fair boasting traditional Swedish arts and crafts, folk dancing and tons of food. Live performances include children’s carolling and a magic show. Nov. 23–Nov. 24. Free admission. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.,