Yeah, Toronto in November can be nippy. But kudos to you for not letting a bit of chill keep you from getting out and around one of the most cosmo cities in the world. And from the Bond, you’re super close to some of our city’s fall favourites.

Leafs!

By November, the hockey season’s in full force and the home squad’s a legit contender. Unless you show up with a suitcase full of cash, you’re not getting tix to a Leafs game. And that’s okay, ’cause watching hockey at a bar is better (and way cheaper), especially if you find the right crowd.

Most people will tell you to head down to Real Sports next to the arena for their 78-story television and killer chicken wings, and it’s about a half-hour walk from our front door. But if you’d prefer to stay closer to home, we’re big fans of Shark Club about two minutes away. The food’s affordable, the beer’s cold and the crowd’s rockin’.

Night at the Museum

You’ll find the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in almost every Toronto guidebook, and they’ll talk about how great it is for kids. But they generally don’t mention the ROM Friday Night Live Series that runs every Friday until November 23rd.

From 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm, the ROM turns into the most interesting night spot in town. They license the place for liquor, bring in some of the yummiest local eats and most talented DJs, and open up all four floors for everyone to explore.

Early Christmas

You’d think we’d know when to break out the boughs of holly, but apparently, we’re all a bit over-excited to get our jingle on.

The Santa Claus Parade goes in November, as do the Distillery District and Yonge and Dundas Square Christmas markets and you can make time for both of those if you want. But you’ll absolutely, positively want to make time for a visit to Inglewood Drive (about a 15-minute cab from our front door). The residents in the street seemingly signed a pact to all put giant Santas on their lawns. It’s a riot to see. And it doesn’t hurt that the homes on Inglewood are gorgeous to look at.

What to pack for Toronto in November

November’s a bit of a funny one around here. Some days are a balmy 15˚C, others are –15˚C. So you’re best to come prepared with mittens, a toque and a warm coat. But do remember to pack some going-out clothes, especially if you’re staying with us. Being right in the heart of the action gives you options.

And if you find yourself without a must-have piece, the Eaton Centre is right across the road.

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