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5 things to do this weekend: Thanksgiving feast, Diwali festival & Ontario Craft Show

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Oct. 10-13, 2014

Casa Loma Thanksgiving Feast: Don’t want to cook this long weekend but still want to have a Thanksgiving feast? There will be a number of city restaurants offering turkey dinners but none with as grand a setting as Casa Loma. 1 Austin Terrace. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $45-55. casaloma.org

Diwali Festival of Lights: South Asians will be celebrating Diwali, the most important holiday festival of the year that is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. One major Diwali event open to everyone will be held at the Great Punjab Plaza in Mississauga which features food, concerts and fireworks. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2980 Drew Rd., Free. DiwaliFestivalOfLights.com

Ontario Craft Show: This inaugural event at the Artscape Wychwood Barns showcases over 50 craft artisans who are members of Craft Ontario (formerly Ontario Crafts Council). They’re renowned for their contemporary, high-end handmade jewelry, ceramics and textiles. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 601 Christie St. Admission: by donation. craftontario.com

Torontoberfest: This is Hogtown’s take on Oktoberfest. Sample delicious beers from Beau’s All-Natural Brewing, Black Oak Brewery and Junction Craft Brewery as well as chomp on some sausages from WVRST. Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Evergreen Brick Works. 550 Bayview Ave. Admission: free. brewersbackyard.com

Fall colours: This is the weekend parks people in the GTA are saying to see the leaves in their glorious shades of red, yellow, purple and brown. Some best viewing locations include: Rouge Valley, High Park and Evergreen Brick Works. Various dates and locations. Free. rougepark.comhighparktoronto.com and evergreen.ca

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