by Rachel Robinson
It’s hard to believe that Fall Reading Week is almost here (but not that hard, it has been a busy month!). In between reading, grading and catching up on some well-deserved sleep, take some time to explore Toronto. Here are just a few of the fun things to do around the city:
Monday, Oct. 14
- Go to Torontoberfest, an Oktoberfest-themed event from 12pm – 4pm in the Koerner Gardens and Holcim Gallery area of the Evergreen Brick Works. Admission is free, and you can buy food and beer there. http://ebw.evergreen.ca/cal/event/brewers-backyard-torontoberfest
Tuesday, Oct. 15
- The Royal Ontario Museum’s general admission is free for post-secondary students with a valid student card. http://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/tickets-hours
- Buy local at Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market, from 3pm – 7pm.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
- The last day for the Farmer’s Market at Nathan Phillips Square, from 8am – 2:30pm.
- Free Lecture: “Does Cancer Prevention in an Aging Population Raise Unique Ethical Issues?” from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Presented by the University of Toronto. http://hellopodium.com/toronto/talks/550
- From 6 – 8:30pm, the Art Gallery of Ontario offers discount ticket prices on special features and free general admission. http://www.ago.net/admission/
Thursday, Oct. 17
- Scary movies at Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Student tickets with valid ID cost $12. http://torontoafterdark.com/2013/
- Free Lecture: “Two Pictures of Justice” from 6pm – 9pm. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n6cqsnlab&oeidk=a07e84xz8d7ca347c1d&oseq&podium=1
Friday, Oct. 18
- Go for some reasonably priced Japanese food at Kenzo Ramen. I have been to the Dundas location and it is delicious. With Toronto restaurants at Dundas right close to Ryerson, Bloor, Wellesly, Sheppard this is a great deal for yummy food. (open all week) http://www.kenzoramen.ca/bbs.php?table=board_10&category=BASIC%20RAMEN
Saturday, Oct. 19
- Kensington Market is great for vintage shopping and interesting restaurants. Prices vary. (open all week) http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=home&l=1
Sunday, Oct. 20
- See the gothic architecture at St. Michael’s Cathedral, located at 200 Church St. It’s one of the oldest churches in Toronto.
- If Korean food is your thing, try Kimchi Korea House for reasonably priced food. I have been here, and their bibimbap is super tasty and filling. Located near Ryerson at 149 Dundas St. West.
- Check out WorldPress Photo 13 exhibit at Brookfield Place for photojournalism from around the world. Free admission. http://www.worldpressphotobrookfieldplace.com/
- Play some board games at Castle Board Games, at 454 Spadina Ave. Costs $2.50/hour per person. http://castleboardgames.com
- Explore and picnic at High Park, located at 1873 Bloor St. West. Admission is free. Be sure to see the zoo!
- Play Ping Pong at Spin Toronto, at 461 King St. West. 12pm – 5pm: $20 per hour/ table. 5pm – 1am: $30 per hour/ table. https://toronto.spingalactic.com/
- Visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, located at 952 Queen St. West. Admission is pay what you can. http://www.mocca.ca/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/