the weekender: november 14 – 16

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Get out your day planner, it’s time to plan your weekend in Toronto!

There are two major events going on in Toronto this weekend that are worth checking out, as well as a tradition you can’t miss and a pop-up that deserves some attention, so while this weekend may seem smaller than usual it’s actually jam-packed…with possibilities! (See what I did there?) Without further ado (and I am the pro at ado), here’s where you should be this weekend:

The Gentleman’s Expo

the gentleman's exp

This may some incongruous (that’s my English major talking) but the Gentleman’s Expo is a super cool event. Last year was their first in Toronto and it was a huge success, featuring some impressive guest speakers, interesting demonstrations, envy-worthy food and bar stations, and some bawdy humour (who doesn’t love that?) and to be honest I was a little jealous. But luckily you don’t have to be a guy to attend, so it’s a pretty great event to pretend your boyfriend dragged you to when in reality your as down for Bar Magic with Smoothini and other amazing sessions as you would be for Makeover 101 at a girl’s day show. Get the full lineup and ticket details at their website here.

Brika Pop-Up

brika pop up

I love pop-ups. There’s something addicting about the exclusivity of shopping in a random place for one day only, and pop-ups are always done by creative people so you can never go wrong. When you add in that this pop-up is none other that handmade crafted goodies from Brika, you have a winner. This event also features a custom footwear company and DesignHer Co., so really you can’t go wrong. It’s running both Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm at the Canary District.

Spark Sessions

spark sessions

I’d call this the ultra-estrogen opposite to The Gentleman’s Expo, and the fashion and beauty bloggers have for the weekend. A blog conference targeted specifically at Canadian bloggers who specialize in beauty and fashion, there are still tickets available for weekend passes AND single day passes both Saturday and Sunday. Featuring amazing sessions on topics like rebranding, working with brands, and the legal details all bloggers should know, if your blog fits the bill you should definitely check it out! Get the full agenda and purchase your tickets here.

Santa Claus Parade

santa clause parade

Of course it isn’t November until you grab the littles and some hot chocolate and watch the annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade. I’m little-less and I’ve dragged Justin to countless parades in the past years (don’t ask him about the time I planned our weekend around hitting five different parades Toronto and the GTA, he’s still cross about that one) because nothing get’s more more in the Christmas spirit than singing Christmas songs and catching flying candy. For more details on the best place to catch your view of santa, hit up the parade website.

That’s all for this weekend! More than enough to keep you out of trouble if we do say so ourselves. What are you up to? If you have something going on you think we should add to our list let us know in the comments below!

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