5 Ways To Help Out Your Local Business While Social Distancing

It’s been a difficult few weeks with all the news and now the social distancing/quarantine that has started to happen. With looming uncertainty of how long social distancing will last and what impact this will have on the economy, we thought we’d share a few ways we’ve been helping out our local businesses!

Buy gift cards now to use later

Send them lots of love on socials

Order take out from your favourite restaurant

Shop their stores online if you can

Get your grocery staples from your local market

Let us know what else you are doing to support your local businesses!


What’s Happening in Toronto: November Weekend 5

Friday November 29th

Chelsea Handler in Toronto @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Cher in Toronto @ Scotiabank Arena 7:30pm

Union Station Skating Rink @ Union Station 11am – 7pm

Christmas Pop-Up Bar Toronto @ 146 Ossington Avenue 5pm – 2am

Saturday November 30th

Cavalcade of Lights 2019 @ Nathan Phillips Square 6pm – 10pm

Evergreen’s Winter Village 2019 @ Evergreen Brick Works 10am – 5pm

The Come up Market Winter Edition 2019 @ Northern Contemporary Gallery 5pm – 12am

Sunday December 1st

Toronto’s Chanukah Market 2019 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns 10:30am – 4:30pm

Boozy Brunch Babes do BINGO @ Sapori 10:30am – 1:30pm

Seasonal Medley @ Spadina Museum 12pm – 5pm


What’s Happening in Toronto: November Weekend 4

Friday November 22nd

Cinefranco Francophone Interntional Film Festival @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 11am – 11pm

City and Colour in Toronto @ Scotiabank Arena 7pm

WinterFest @ Canada’s Wonderland 5pm – 10pm

Aurora Fest @ Ontario Place 2pm – 10pm

Saturday November 23rd

Bloor – Yorkville Holiday Magic 2019 @ Yorkville Village 5pm – 9pm

FAO Schwarz Holiday Pop-Up @ Hudson’s Bay 10am – 9pm

HoHoHoliday 5K Toronto @ The Hangar 9am – 4pm

Intrigue at the AGO – A Scavenger Hunt Mystery @ Art Gallery of Ontario 1pm – 3:30pm

Sunday November 24th

Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market 2019 @ The Great Hall 11am – 6pm

Veg Holiday Market @ Artscape Wychwood Barns 11am – 8pm

Forever 21 Liquidation Sale 10am – 9pm

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2019 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre 2pm – 10pm

Leslieville Winter Market @ The Redwood Theatre 10am – 2pm

Toronto Christmas Market 2019 @ The Distillery District 12pm – 10pm


What’s Happening in Toronto: November Weekend 3

Friday November 15th

Le 7th Annual Celine Dion Dance Party @ Gladstone Ballroom 10pm – 3am

2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend @ Hockey Hall of Fame 7pm – 11pm

A Night Under the Stars for Make – A – Wish Canada @ Berkeley Church 8pm – 1am

Saturday November 16th

Beer Pong Festival 2019 @ Rebel 12pm – 9pm

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 4pm – 5:40pm

Biohacking Your Immunity @ Bosnar Health 10am – 11am

Christmas Market @ Beach United Church 10am – 2pm

Holly Berry Fair @ Rosedale United Church 10am – 3pm

Sunday Novemeber 17th

Santa Claus Parade Toronto 2019 @ Bloor Street @ 12:30pm

The Trinity Bellwoods Flea – Christmas is Coming Market @ The Great Hall 10am – 5pm

Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic @ Scotiabank Arena 4pm – 6pm

Murder at the Rom – A mystery Scavenger Hunt @ Royal Ontario Museum 1pm – 3:30pm


What’s Happening in Toronto: November Weekend 1

Friday November 1st

Friday Night Live @ The Royal Ontario Museum 7pm – 11:30pm

Pumpkin Parades @ Multiple Venues 5pm – 12pm

Brazil Film Fest @ TIFF Bell Lightbox 6pm- 9:15pm

Royal Winter Fair @ Enercare Centre 9am – 6pm

Saturday November 2nd

Dream Serenade @ Roy Thompson Hall 8pm – 11pm

Day of the Dead March @ Spadina Ave and Fort York Blvd 12pm

Diwali – Festival of Lights @ Nathan Phillips Square 12:15pm – 8pm

Sunday November 3rd

All Ages Family Yoga @ 10:30am – 11:30am

GTA Wedding Expo @ Bellvue Manor 12pm – 6pm


Toronto Events: June Weekend 3

Friday June 21st

From Dusk Till Dawn @ Cinesphere Ontario Place 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Movie Night (Captain Marvel) @ Liberty Village Park 8:30pm – 11pm

Night at the Aqueerium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 8pm – 12am

Outlaw Music Festival @ Budweiser Stage 4:30pm

Pride Festival Weekend @ Church – Wellesley Village 7pm – 2am

Toronto Craft Beer Festival @ Ontario Place 3:30pm – 10pm

Free Ramen @ The Shozan Room 6pm – 8pm

Saturday June 22nd

90’s Nostalgia Wayback Dance Party @ Interchange Park 3pm – 11pm

Arkells in Toronto @ Budweiser Stage 7pm

Electric Island @ Woodbine Park 2pm – 11pm

Flavours of the Philippines @ Nathan Phillips Square 11am – 9pm

Junction Summer Solstice @ The Junction 12pm – 12am

The Deadstock Depot Vintage Streetwear Flea Market @ Ossington Tire 1pm – 7pm

The Queensway Buttertart Festival @ Queensway Park 11am – 8pm

Toronto Flower Market @ CAMH 10am – 3pm

Sunday June 23rd

Pride Parade Toronto 2019 @ Yonge Street 2pm – 6pm

ROM U: Making It In Oil @ The Royal Ontario Museum 10:30am – 3:30pm

Sunset SUP Yoga @ Toronto Island SUP 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Toronto Walk For Muscular Dystrophy @ G Ross Lord Park 10am – 2pm


Toronto Events : May Weekend 1

Friday, May 3rd

Opening Day @ Canada’s Wonderland 10am – 8pm

Enchantment Under the Sea @ Ripley’s Aquarium 8pm – 12am

Inside Out 2019 Launch Party @ Artscape Daniels Launchpad 8:30 – 1am

ROM Friday Night Live @ The ROM 7pm – 10pm

Saturday May 4th

Cinco De Mayo Weekend Fiesta @ Assembly’s Chef Hall 4pm – 12am

Michelle Obama in Toronto @ Scotiabank Arena 8pm

Star Wars Day TO @ The Rec Room 6pm – 2am

The Toronto Coffee and Tea Expo @ The Shops at Don Mills 11am – 5pm

Sunday May 5th

Free Coffee @ Te Aro 8am – 6pm

Toronto Raptors Tailgate Party 3:30pm

Cinco De Mayo $5 Tacos & $5 Margaritas @ The Chase Fish and Oyster 5pm – 9pm

Cinco De Mayo @ The Porch 11am – 7pm

Puppy Love Yoga @ The Redwood Studio 10am – 11am


Toronto Events: April Weekend 4

Friday, April 26th

Luxury Designer Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fair Grounds 10am – 6pm

Food Truck’N Friday @ Bloor St W & Resurrection Road 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Metric w/ July Talk @ Scotiabank Arena 6:45pm

Community Night Market by Mill Street Brewery @ Mill Street Beer Hall 7pm – 10pm

Spring Urn Arrangement Workshop @ Design Department 7pm – 9pm

Saturday, April 27th

Etobicoke Butter Tart Festival @ 519 The Kingsway 10am – 4pm

Active Movement Meditation Workshop @ LucSculpture 10am – 4pm

The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner @ Hart House 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday Showcase @ The Corner 7pm – 12am

Sunday, April 28th

Earth Day @ Downsview Park 11am – 4pm

The World Fashion Show & Night Market @Ricarda’s 5pm – 10pm

The Leslieville Flea @ Distillery District (The Fermenting Cellar) 10am – 5pm

Toronto Cherry Blossom Planting @ High Park 12pm

CF Run/Walk to Support Pediatric Cancer Care and Research 9:30am – 11:30pm

Coffee & Canvas @ Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East) 11am – 1pm

Fuel Your Soul – Yoga in Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto @ The Globe and Mail Centre 1pm – 4pm