Brewer’s Backyard’s Group of Seven

  • Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue)
  • 11 a.m.

Visitors to this event should expect taps, not Thomson, when they arrive at the Evergreen Brick Works to sample a selection of Canadian brews and food. The Brewer’s Backyard event brings together seven participants, including Great Lakes, Nickel Brook, Kanga Meat Pies, and cider from Spirit Tree. The event is all-ages and admission is free, with various prices for food and drink.

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Citizenship Ceremony at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Photo by Alfred Ng from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Photo by Alfred Ng from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

  • Black Creek Pioneer Village (1000 Murray Ross Parkway)
  • 1 p.m.

See Canada’s past intertwine with its future as 40 people become Canadian citizens at Toronto’s immersive historical learning centre. The day will include traditional folk music by Chris Dube, horse-drawn wagon rides, and special tours. You can even offer to treat a new Canadian to a celebratory patriotic pint: starting today, the Village’s brewery will be serving their new maple porter.

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Momo Madness

  • Tibet Kitchen (1544 Queen Street West)
  • 5 p.m.

If your belly is of the bottomless sort, you might consider entering Tibet Kitchen’s third annual momo (traditional Tibetan dumpling)-eating competition. The contest, a fundraiser for Students for a Free Tibet Canada, will see contestants in three categories (men, women, and children) going for the glory of being crowned dumpling-eating champion. Not quite that hungry? Spectators can also purchase momos in less intimidating quantities while they root for their favourite contestant.

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Terrific Women

  • The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue)
  • 9 p.m.

Funny women Sara Hennessey and Steph Kaliner take the stage at The Ossington for Terrific Women, a live comedy show in the style of a 1970s cable-access show. The duo has an impressive set of credits: Hennessey recently won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Standup, and Kaliner’s writing credits include Mr. D and Working the Engels. Trade in those skinnies for some bell-bottoms and join them for an evening of retro-inspired laughs.

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A Journey Into the Forbidden City

  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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