Harbourfront has the International Festival of Authors from Oct. 20 to 30. Those who want to sit in on the "big draw talent" like Annie Dillard, Carol Shields and Anne Michaels need to order passes as early as possible. Harbourfront also offers a HarvestFest on Oct. 10 and 11 in honor of the Canadian Thanksgiving. Call (416) 973-3000.
Also celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving is the 1851 Gibson House in North York, Oct. 9 to 11. Seasonal foods are in the offing, cooked in the traditional open hearth of the Gibson House kitchen. Call (416) 395-7432.