Here are the film festivals, holiday markets, special events and other Toronto happenings to make note of this week:

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Fleurs de Villes

More than 30 stunning floral installations will line the streets of Bloor-Yorkville this week. Created by talented Toronto florists, these festive creations range from sleighs to skating scenes to a Porsche adorned with flowers. Feeling inspired to make your own festive bouquet? Shop for fresh blooms from the featured florists on Dec 9. More info.

When: December 6-10

Where: Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood


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Human Rights Film Festival

This week, learn about important human rights issues at JAYU Canada’s 12th Annual Human Rights Film Festival. See the films A Bullet Pulling Thread, Coming Around, The Space Race, and Hong Kong Mixtape, as well as accompanying Q&As, 4 short films, a slam poetry competition, and  We Grow Together, an Indigenous youth art exhibition. More info.

When: December 7-10

Where: Hot Docs Cinema & The Ace Hotel

A Sort Of Goodbye

Say goodbye to the beloved CBC comedy Sort Of at this screening event and celebration with the cast and creative team. Watch the final two episodes of the series and stick around for a Q&A with creators Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, and co-stars Amanda Cordner (7ven) and Ellora Patnaik (Raffo)—(who chatted with us about the final season here). More info.

When: December 8

Where: CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio

Hypothetical Baby

Rachel Cairns, creator of the award-winning Aborsh podcast, takes to the stage to tell the story of her unintended pregnancy and a Christmas Eve abortion. The show explores the personal and societal factors that shape our reproductive lives, mixing data and drama to talk about abortion honestly and vulnerably. More info.

When: December 8-17

Where: Tarragon Theatre


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CineFAM Film Festival

The CineFAM Film Festival celebrates women and non-binary people of colour in the film industry. With the themes of “connect, create and thrive”,  embrace acceptance, belonging, and bold identities at this networking event and film festival, screening 20 films over 3 days. More info.

When: December 8-10

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox


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Indigenous Artisan Market 

Shop for a handmade treasure from a local Indigenous artist this weekend. Discover traditional and contemporary jewelry, moccasins, paintings, beadwork, dream catchers, clothing, paintings, prints and more. More info.

When: December 8-10

Where: Native Canadian Centre for Toronto


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The Cans Film Festival

Watch some classic holiday films while supporting a good cause! The Cans Film Festival invites moviegoers to bring donations of canned goods or non-perishable food items to any Imagine Cinemas location, in support of 9 food banks across Ontario. Anyone who donates can enjoy a free screening of either Polar Express or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. More info.

When: December  9-10

Where: All Imagine Cinemas locations

One & Only Artist Market

Support emerging local QTBIPOC artists and creators at the SKETCH One & Only Artist Market. Shop for unique and handmade pieces, including jewelry, ceramics, upcycled apparel, zines, stickers and much more. More info.

When: December 9-10

Where: SKETCH Studios


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Mary Berg and Anna Olson Celebrate Holiday Cooking

Are you getting excited for a season full of festive food? Chefs Mary Berg and Anna Olson are bringing you their best advice for holiday feasts and warm winter meals, straight from their latest cookbooks. Food writer Tara O’Brady will moderate this cozy chat, complete with holiday-themed treats for you to enjoy while you listen. More info.

When: December 10

Where: Hot Docs Cinema


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TSO Holiday Pops

Experience a magical symphony of sounds at these special holiday concerts from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Legendary Canadian jazz vocalist Molly Johnson and the Etobicoke School of the Arts Holiday Chorus will join the TSO for a joyful concert with timeless classics and festive favourites that are sure to lift your spirits. More info.

When: December 11-13

Where: Roy Thomson Hall