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Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

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Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

Ooops! Being an ignorant American, I booked our Toronto weekend get away for Thanksgiving weekend...which coincides with a total shutdown of the bottom of the U of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line, yay! So my wife doesn't think I'm a complete scheduling idiot, is there anything special going on that weekend, any harvest festivals at Exhibition Place or Dundas? I understand that all government and banking offices will be closed but most 'tourist' areas open and the TTC running on a Holiday schedule.

Any feel for how well the bus substitute for the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line will work?

Any traditional Canadian Thanksgiving traditions we need to be sure to take part? Thank you!

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1. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

The holiday closures apply only on Monday. The rest of the weekend will be on normal weekend schedule for all businesses, banks and offices. As far as I know, nothing special is happening at the CNE or Exhibition Place. Most restaurants will have Thanksgiving themed food. The Canadian Thanksgiving traditions are pretty much similar to the American ones.

About the TTC closure of the U, expect the substitute buses to be crowded on Saturday. However Sunday and Monday should be pretty much normal.

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2. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

More than likely there will be something going on at Harbourfront.

harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/festivals.cfm

I believe the ROM Walks through neighbourhoods are still going on.

Check here to see what's on in the city:

www.toronto.com/events/?date=2013-10-13

All of the markets will be busy on Saturday - St. Lawrence and Kensington. Possibly something happening at Distillery as well.

Toronto Life is also a good resource:

http://www.torontolife.com/

Edited: 18 September 2013, 20:36
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3. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

Great, thank you both for your help! Best wishes.

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4. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

There is a brunch at Casa Loma that might be fun. You can get more details (ie seating times, cost and so forth) at their website.

http://www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk

There is also a food tasting tour at Kensington Market.

savourtoronto.com/food-tours/…

Hope this helps a little. Good luck.

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5. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

a bunch of good events available at Casa Loma!

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6. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

And my favourite Thanksgiving weekend event: The Canada Salsa Congress! Amazing Saturday night show!

www.canadasalsacongress.com for more info.

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7. Re: Thanksgiving weekend - any festivals / events? TTC closure?

>Casa Loma

>The Canada Salsa Congress!

Oooo, fun ideas, thank you!

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