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5 things to do this weekend: Magical forest, Brick Works on ice and making moccasins

CityNews | posted Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014

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Dec. 5-7, 2014

Magical Christmas Forest: Take a walk through the woods north of the city — alive with lights and elves and other Christmas characters. Also check out Santa’s workshop and partake in crafts, carolling and treats by the fire. Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Maple. Adults $25; children/seniors $18; three years and under free. kortright.org

Corktown Holiday Market & Social: A festive night with local artists, designers and bakers peddling everything from handmade cards to skincare. Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar, 354 Queen St. E. Friday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Free; non-perishable food and toys accepted for charity.facebook.com

Skating in Don Valley: The Brick Works’ outdoor skating rink — which encircles winter gardens and strings of lights under an exposed-beam roof — opens this weekend. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. evergreen.ca

Bob Marley and the Railers: A live band pays tribute to the late reggae star and his band, The Wailers, in the Junction neighbourhood. 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. Friday, 9 p.m. No cover. facebook.com

Shoemaking workshops: Learn to make ballet flats, pumps or moccasins from a Toronto-based shoe designer who has heeled the likes of Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna. Ryerson University, 40 Gould St. Friday-Sunday, various times. $245-$475, including materials. artandsoleacademy.com

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