Things To Do in Toronto this Week (October 17th - October 21st)

We’re halfway through the month of October, and Halloween is only two weeks away! While you may be busy planning your costume, figuring out which party you want to go to, or seeing what spooky baked goods you’re gonna make to commemorate the occasion, you can’t forget about the abundance of activities and events going on for the rest of the month! Let’s take a look at what’s going this week!

*TOP PICK:* Hit Three of the City’s Best Spots at the Todotoronto Bar Crawl

Spend your Saturday night with us as part of the Todotoronto Bar Crawl! With Rock N’ Horse Saloon, Par-Tee Putt, and Adelaide Hall on the Crawl map, this Halloween themed Crawl (bring your costume!) will be a can’t miss event this weekend and the best way to celebrate spooky season!

Where: Rock N’ Horse Saloon, Par-Tee Putt, and Adelaide Hall.

When: Saturday, October 22nd.

Price: $$.

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Laugh Out Loud at the Nurse Blake PTO Comedy Tour!


With nearly a million followers on Instagram and TikTok respectively, Nurse Blake has garnered a reputation as one of the funniest comedians on social media, and brings his energetic comedy show to the Danforth Music Hall! He’s got two shows, both of which are nearly sold out, so act now!

Where: 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2.

When: Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Learn Something at the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival 

Check our the International Environmental Film Festival, presented by Planet in Focus! An environmental media arts organization, Planet in Focus uses film as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and engagement on a broad range of environmental issues, aiming to enlighten, engage, and entertain audiences.

Where: stackt market, Paradise Theatre, and the Centre for Social Innovation.

When: Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Enjoy Michellin-Starred Ramen with Chef Yamamoto

Earning a Michellin Star in their Tokyo home, Konjiki Ramen has taken Canada by storm over the past four years. Now, founder Chef Atsushi Yamamoto is making a special appearance in Toronto and will offer a three-course tasting menu at Yorkdale Mall!

Where: 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON, M6A 2T9.

When: Tuesday, October 18th to Thursday, October 20th from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Price: $$$.

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Attend Opening Night at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is a cinema festival promoting Indigenous-made media, and it returns to Toronto this week! The festival aims to develop platforms for artists to assert their voices, express their perspectives, and share their cultures!

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3X5 and the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3.

When: Tuesday, October 18th to Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $-$$.

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Toronto After Dark Film Fest

Taking place at the Scotiabank Theatre, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival returns for their 16th annual event! The festival will showcase the best new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action cinema from around the world! 

Where: Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3M6.

When: Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $-$$.

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Experience the Circumpolar Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity Exhibition


Hosted by the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Arctic/Amazon explores the ways in which Indigenous contemporary artists take on issues in and about the Arctic and the Amazon during a time of crisis. The featured artists have their origins or are connected to these places, and their works embody a relationship to the lands that are the source of their knowledge and creativity!

Where: 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

When: Saturday, October 1st to Saturday, December 31st.

Price: it’s free!

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Witness the North American Debut of Ladies Day


Showing at the Pink Light Stage, Ladies Day is a story penned by Australian playwright Alana Valentine about reclaiming one’s agency and narrative in the wake of a debilitating trauma. Catch this emotionally gripping and captivating tale while it’s in the city!
Where: 202 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, M6K 1Y1.

When: Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $$.

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Chuckle for a Cause at Ma'am, You're Making a Scream!


Head up to the second floor of the SoCap Comedy (The Social Capital) for Ma'am, You're Making a Scream! All proceeds from this hilarious all-women identifying improv show will be donated to the Scarborough Women's Centre!

Where: 154 Danforth Ave 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1

When: Thursday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: pay what you can!

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Watch Scrap: A Love Letter to Junk

Directed and produced by Stacey Tenenbaum, Scrap explores deeply personal and surprisingly moving stories to convey a deeper environmental message about the tragic rise of overconsumption, disposables and planned obsolescence. A story that is as informative as it is emotional, Scrap has a matinee showing this Thursday

Where: 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3.

When: Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $.

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Get Ready to Groove at the JUMP Dance Convention

The largest dance convention in the world, JUMP is retuning to Toronto! The convention tours to 28 US cities and 4 international cities, and includes a top-rate workshop in numerous styles of dance and a first-class competition to showcase your skills!

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6.

When: October 21st to October 23rd.

Price: $-$$.

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Celebrate Two of the Game’s Greats with 9 & 99: The Gretzky - Howe Exhibition

When you think of the greatest hockey players of all times: there are at least 2 names that should pop into your mind: Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Celebrate The Great One and Mr. Hockey with the 9 & 99: The Gretzky - Howe Exhibition at the Hockey Hall of Fame!

Where: 30 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5E 1X8.

When: Ongoing until Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $$.

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Check Out an Amazing Light Show at illumi Mississauga

With 14 wonderful multiverses to explore, the fun never ends at illumi Mississauga! As darkness falls, illumi ignites the night with more than 20 million brilliant lights in 13 on a 600,000 square foot site!

Where: 7174 Derrycrest Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4.

When: Ongoing: open this week from Wednesday, October 19th to Sunday, October 23rd.

Price: $$.

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