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Notable Now: November 4th, 2011

It's Friday, and that signifies the full detes on what's Notable Now (from our Metro Toronto column, of course). Check out the buzz-worthy bites in today's link-tastic page

The Notable Awards on November 10th|
We are less than a week away from the first-ever Notable Awards driven by Lexus! This unprecedented celebration of Canada’s young professionals, hosted by CP24’s Melissa Grelo, will transform the Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide St. E.) showroom into a chic event space with open bar, hors d’oeuvres from top restaurants, and the announcement of the 13 winners of the inaugural awards. Tickets are almost sold out, get yours now here! This is one event you unquestionably can’t miss.

Movember in Toronto
Yes, mo bros and mo sistas, it’s back and hairier than ever. Movember kicked off on Tuesday, bringing with it lip-hugging accoutrements and ye old wisps. This international month of moustachery has a bevy of city-centric events going on, all to help mo’teams raise funds for Prostate Cancer and men’s health. To find out the most Toronto hotspots during Movember, check out the Notable guide at

Aqua Groove Fundraiser
The aptly-titled Aqua Groove Fundraiser, hosted by the Toronto Twitlight Rotary Club, is raising funds to help build sustainable water infrastructure in the rural community of Kilema in Tanzania. Splashing into Studio 561 (561 Bloor Street West) tonight, dapper YPs will mingle while drinking bevvies from the open bar, bidding in the silent auction, and grooving out to DJ tunes.

One Hour Tea Housepictured above
Delicious tea, cheap (and amazing) soup, a relaxed vibe in a superbly designed space are the tenets of new restaurant/hangout One Hour at 435 Spadina Avenue. A spacious interior with minimal decor is surprisingly cozy and sedating, the perfect spot for those cold days ahead.

25th Teddy Bear Affair
The 25th Teddy Bear Affair in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation waltzes around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre tomorrow night, with Black Tie-clad guys and dolls helping raise funds for one of the most notable of causes. Grab a ticket to this always-a-hit gala, featuring culinary delights by celeb chef Jamie Kennedy and performances by Sass Jordan, Jarvis Church, and Johnny Reid.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
The annual two-week long Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is celebrating its 87th year, and is always one of the best events to help wind into holiday season. Held on the Exhibition Place grounds, the event brings together 4,500 national and international exhibitors, performers and interesting competitions, like butter sculpting. One of Canada’s longest-standing modern day competitions, the fair starts today and runs through the 13th.

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