General Sightseeing: Definitely check out the ROM as per Bus's recommendation. If you have time take a scoot around the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) at Dundas & Beverley as well. The Bata Shoe Museum
at Bloor and St George is also inexplicably popular, but the building itself is the most interesting part for me.
There's more stuff on the official city site at http://www.toronto.ca/events/index.htm.
I've been here too long, I don't know the touristy stuff any more...
Events Listings - There are two free papers, both out on a Thursday which list all the gigs, clubs and general merriment for that week. Look for the Eye and Now newspaper boxes on the street. Alternatively you can check out Now online at http://www.nowtoronto.com.
headquaters designed by Philip Johnson is worth a look for the atrium. It's Ã¼bereighties. BCE Place
has a Calatrava mall. The UofT Graduate Residence at Spadina south of Bloor, by Morphosis and Steve Teeple, is a personal favourite but not to everyone's taste. The TD Centre
by Mies is right in the middle of downtown so it's pretty hard to miss. The trick is to go into the parkelet between the buildings and lie down on one of the stone benches for four-sided vertiginous miesian fun. And more travertine than you can shake an extremely large stick at.
We have a few superstar buildings on the way - there's not much to see of Liebeskind's ROM extension or Foster's Pharmacology Building yet, but you should definitely swing by Alsop's OCAD
extension on McCaul north of Queen. Bigass steel box on five storey spindly coloured legs... Has to be seen to be believed (carefully not making any value judgements here).
There's more, of course, but I should *really* get back to work. Have fun over here, but be warned November can be quite chilly...