Bundle up against the cold and explore a variety of events in Toronto ranging from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to a church Christmas market.

40 Homes for Dinner

Break bread with a group of strangers at a stranger's house in this unique event that promises a "night full of entertainment." Participants begin the night with cocktails at Toronto's William Ashley store, where they will be handed envelopes with details inside about where and who they will be dining with. This year, 40 hosts will be opening their doors for the event.

When: Friday, Nov. 7

Cost: Details online

Location: William Ashley, 55 Bloor St. W.


Fashion Show: The Spoke Club

Calling all fashionistas: This event brings together some of the city's most well-dressed people under one roof for an evening of networking. Guests will also have an opportunity to see designs from Toronto's up-and-coming fashion designers.

When: Friday, Nov. 7

Cost: $35 advance tickets, $40 at the door

Location: The Spoke Club, 600 King St. W.


Hitchcock 9

Watch stunning restorations of some of Alfred Hithcock's silent films, including "Champagne," "The Farmer's Wife," and "The Ring."

When: Friday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 16

Cost: Details online

Location: Various venues


2014 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Billed as the only international antiquarian and collectible book fair in Canada, this three-day event features exhibitors from across Europe and North America. Participants can peruse a wide selection of books, maps, manuscripts and prints.

When: Friday, Nov. 7 - Sunday, Nov. 9

Cost: $19.50, free for AGO members

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.


Free massages at the National Women's Show

Unwind after a busy work week with a free, 10-minute massage from a registered massage therapist.

When: Friday, Nov. 7 - Saturday, Nov. 9

Cost: Free

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Round up the little ones and head down to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for a weekend of family fun.

When: Friday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 16

Location: Exhibition Place

Cost: Details online



Learn how to make professional-looking cookies at this two-hour demonstration. (Note: There will be free cookies!)

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Location: Degrees Kitchen, 2588 Yonge St.


Sing-Along Messiah Workshop

Warm up your vocal chords and join fellow choral keeners for an afternoon of singing. Conductor Ivars Taurins will guide participants as they sing from a selection of songs from Handel's "Messiah."

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Cost: $10

Location: Trinity- St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W.


St. Barnabas Church Christmas Market

Get some of your Christmas shopping done extra early this year at the St. Barnabas Church Christmas Market.

When: Saturday, Nov. 8

Location: St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave.


Gluten Free Garage

Billed as the original pop-up market for all things gluten free, this one-day event will feature delicious goodies everyone can enjoy.

When: Sunday, Nov. 9

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

Cost: $10 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free


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